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Is the Distillery about to get another soaring condo?

Posted by Derek Flack / July 22, 2014

distillery district condoPlans are afoot to bring another soaring condo to the Distillery District. Already home to a number of recent developments, including the smart-looking Pure Spirit condos, the south end of the former industrial area could soon feature a 57-storey KPMB-designed tower. Urban Toronto has the early info on this one, which would be built on a portion of the Distillery that's currently home to a parking lot and effectively enclose the space by blocking off the view and sound of the nearby Gardiner Expressway and rail corridor.

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Fashion & Style

Bad Boy to open store in Honest Ed's

Posted by Derek Flack / July 21, 2014

Honest Eds Bad BoyBad Boy is coming to Bathurst and Bloor in November -- specifically to the kingdom of kitsch known as Honest's Ed's. While there's not much time left for discount retailer (the store is set to close at the end of 2016), with Sonic Boom set to vacate come the fall, there's a lot of space left to fill as the store rides out its run before Westbank Corp. starts to redevelop the site.

Sold back in October 2013, Honest Ed's has been operating mostly business as usual since then, save for the nostalgic outpouring on display at a sign sale in the spring.

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Tower times two

Posted by Derek Flack / July 21, 2014

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National Hot Dog Day brings free franks to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 18, 2014

Hot Dog Day TorontoNational Hot Dog Day in Toronto is a relatively new invention, though similar celebrations have taken place since as early as the 1970s south of the border. Our homegrown version was started by Fancy Franks, who will once again carry the torch in support of SickKids charities on July 23rd. The promotion runs at Fancy Franks College St. location between 12-7pm on the patio, where guests will be entitled to one free dog.

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New in Toronto real estate: YC Condos

Posted by Derek Flack / July 17, 2014

yc condos torontoYC Condos at (surprise, surprise) Yonge and College is a dramatic development that while shorter than nearby Aura to the south, is far nicer looking. The two-toned rectangular sections nicely split up the 66-storey tower and the seven story podium retains a good relationship with the neighbouring Odd Fellows Hall (you know, where the Starbucks is on the northwest corner), which is the same height. Let's be clear, this is not on par with, say, Frank Gehry's designs for the Mirvish project on King West, but it's well above average for Toronto condo developments.

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Toronto filmmakers make doc about Brawl on Bay St.

Posted by Derek Flack / July 16, 2014

Brawl on Bay StreetThe Brawl on Bay Street is an bi-annual boxing match featuring high-powered financial executives that's now entering its 14th year. Designed as a sort of Freudian displacement for all the testosterone and combativeness that defines life on Bay St., the concept is pretty straightforward: executives with little to no boxing experience are given a few months to train before engaging in a slugfest in front of all their colleagues at Arcadian Court. While a novel concept, unless you know one of the fighters, it's tough to get too excited about a couple of traders bashing each other's brains out.

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