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Sports & Play

15 photos of the stunning new BMX park in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 26, 2014

Sunnyside bmxSunnyside is now home to a world class BMX park, tucked between Lake Shore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway. Designed by the much-lauded Jay Hoots, the park is an off-road rider's dream with ramps and jumps galore. Beyond the thrill factor for riders, what might be the coolest feature of the park is that it was built with fill from Toronto condo developments and the wood elements are (mostly) fabricated out of downed trees from the ice storm last winter. How's that for re-use? Free to use (first come first to ride), it's a little gem for those who take their rides with a dose of air.

Check out all the jumps and trick opportunities in this photo gallery.
City

New in Toronto real estate: 1000 Bay Condos

Posted by Derek Flack / July 24, 2014

1000 Bay condos1000 Bay Condos (or 1Thousand if you're into the developer's branding) are one of a series of new condos in the works on this particularly stretch of the street, the most notable of which is the Britt at the former Sutton Place Hotel site. Not as soaring as some of the other developments nearby, the development will nevertheless contribute to the further densification of Bay St., something that makes sense given its amenities and the width of the road (it's rarely snarled with traffic south of Bloor).

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City

Latest poll shows Tory, Ford and Chow in dead heat

Posted by Derek Flack / July 23, 2014

rob ford pollThree months from the Toronto mayoral election, the latest poll puts the race at a dead heat between frontrunner candidates John Tory, Rob Ford and Olivia Chow. These new numbers suggest a boost for the incumbent relative to Chow, who's numbers have sharply declined since the company's last poll. According to Forum Research, the current breakdown of the vote is as follows: Chow (29 per cent), Tory (28 per cent) and Ford (27 per cent). Karen Stintz and David Soknacki trail well behind at six and five per cent respectively.





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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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Photo of the Day

Tower times two

Posted by Derek Flack / July 21, 2014

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