If any the numerous high-rise plans announced in the last few come to fruition, the same fate awaits First Canadian Place, a tower that has been the tallest in Toronto (and Canada) for a generation. In fact, in 10 years, the white marble headquarters of the Bank of Montreal might even struggle to make the list of the top five tallest buildings in the city.
Here's a look at what the ranking of tallest buildings might look like come 2025.
UberX allows any Canadian citizen or permanent resident over 21 years of age with a recent four-door vehicle, valid driving license and insurance policy to begin accepting fares. The controversial concept has come under fire from cities and taxi industry groups around the world. The City of Toronto launched legal action last November, citing "serious concerns" about the safety of UberX.
If last year's event is any guide, there will be massive demand for the cards, which advertise sales on everything from silk underwear to table salt. Thousands of people lined up around the block in March 2014 for a chance to snag one of several thousand signs, surprising staff. General Manager Russell Lazar said he was taking signs off the shop floor to meet demand.
Founded by friends Jack Levinson, a gym teacher, and Earl Linzon, an accounting clerk, with $1,600 start-up cash, the first restaurant was located on the ground floor of a converted Victorian home row house. In the front bay window, workers in crisp white shirts worked over trays of ingredients. Long-haired, shoeless young men lounged on the steps outside, despite a sign telling them not to.
"Giant submarine sandwiches," read a sign in the window.
Everyone knows Toronto has been undergoing profound transformation the last thirty years, but these photos help underscore that fact. Here's a look back at Toronto looked like in the mid to late 1980s, give or take a few years.
It started with Metro Centre, a joint proposal by Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways to redevelop the sprawling tangle of surplus downtown sidings, marshalling yards, and roundhouses owned by both companies into a massive "city-within-a-city." At the time, it was the largest single improvement scheme ever conceived in North America, possibly the world.