Yonge and Gerrard is already home to the tallest residential building in Canada. Aura, the gorgeous-at-night-but-bland-by-day condo on the northwest corner, cuts an imposing presence on the intersection as towers 80 storeys above three other corners of low rise buildings.
Have Toronto condo developments gone completely berserk? Well, how about this for a test. Someone put up a development application sign at Old City Hall on Friday proposing that a 90 storey tower be built on top of the historical building, which itself would be stripped to its facade and converted into a parking structure.
The Danforth is surely one of Toronto's most important streets. Part of this can be chalked up to the arrival of the subway line here in 1966, but it goes much deeper than this, and includes the profound density of restaurants along this stretch, the way the neighbourhood has fought off high rise development, and the rich history of east side Toronto.
Here are 10 quirky things you might not know about the Danforth.
One of Toronto's oldest restaurants and best steakhouses is closing its doors after nearly 70 years in business near Avenue Road and Lawrence. The Steak Pit had long fallen into the retro category of eateries, but the quality of the steak and ribs remained of the highest order even as the decor became more kitsch than elegant over the years.
If you have $1.75 million to spend on a home in Toronto, you can look sympathetically at those who cant, because your real estate search is going to be a lot different. While the market is still wildly competitive at this price range, some modest luxury is on offer, and there's certainly enough space for those raising growing families.
Here's what a $1.75 million house looks like in Toronto.
The Gardiner Expressway will be closed this weekend for fall maintenance, which will make downtown driving a bit an adventure from 11 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Monday morning. The scheduled shutdown stretches between Carlaw Ave. and Highway 427.