The basketball centre would be built on a parcel of land at the west end of the Exhibition Place grounds, next to the Medieval Times arena, which is currently a baseball diamond.
If you recall, Brookfield Properties, the owner of the Hudson's Bay Centre at Yonge and Bloor, removed a bike that was legally chained to a street fixture on public property and placed it in storage--no note of explanation. The incident was, of course, a PR disaster.
Late last month, the Inglis sign, famous for its strange messages to passing motorists such as "The greatest remedy for anger is delay" and "Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice," was taken down, the company that built it having vanished from Liberty Village years ago.
Although they often mark businesses, Toronto seems to have a certain amount of affection for some of its more prominent (and eccentric) signs, especially when one is threatened with destruction.
Here are 5 famous Toronto signs in danger of disappearing.
In the early 1970s, the TTC, like transit providers in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Montreal, Vancouver, and numerous other cities, was preparing to do away with its streetcar network. With each new underground extension, the TTC planned to shut down its surface rail in favour of buses. After opening the Yonge, University, Spadina, and Bloor-Danforth subways, streetcar routes on Dupont, Bay, and Coxwell were taken out of service. By 1980--the planned opening year of the Queen St. subway--the last Toronto streetcars were supposed to have vanished.
Here are 5 useful ideas Toronto could use right now.