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What the new Harbour St. pedestrian bridge looks like

Posted by Derek Flack / September 25, 2014

harbour street pedestrian bridgeThe Harbour St. pedestrian bridge is almost ready to open, extending the PATH system from the Air Canada Centre to Waterpark Place at Queens Quay. Last weekend the final segment was installed in an elaborate procedure that lifted the the bridge over the Gardiner Expressway. Now that it's in place, the public can expect to start using the elevated corridor in early October. A formal opening is scheduled for December.

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How crowded will Toronto be in 2025?

Posted by Derek Flack / September 25, 2014

crowded toronto 2015Here's a scary scenario. According to a new ranking from Bloomberg, Toronto's population will increase to 6,682,061 by the year 2025, which represents a generational spike of 59.2 per cent, or 1,098,997 in the span of 14 years (the last census data dates back to 2011). That keeps our population per square mile (it's an American report) at greater density than New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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Maple Leaf Square to be named after car manufacturer

Posted by Derek Flack / September 25, 2014

Maple Leaf Square FordMaple Leaf Square, that space between the Air Canada Centre and the eponymous condo tower directly across from the arena, is set to be renamed Ford Square as part of a major sponsorship deal with the car manufacturer (you can breathe a sigh of relief if you thought it had anything to do with our mayor). The move is classic Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, a company that's brilliant when it comes to capitalizing on branding opportunities when it comes to its prized hockey team.

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Photo of the Day

Nathan Phillips Square pavilion rooftop

Posted by Derek Flack / September 25, 2014

Sports & Play

What the new BMO Field will look like in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2014

BMO Field expansionBMO Field is getting a whole lot bigger, as Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment formally kicked off construction on a $105 million renovation that will add 8,400 seats, bring capacity up to roughly 30,000. That should help address the issue of sell-outs that faced fans looking for tickets this season, but might also open up the possibility for an NHL Winter Classic to be held in Toronto (I tend to think the capacity isn't quite high enough for this).

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Eat & Drink

Loblaws to try drive-through grocery sales in the GTA

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2014

loblaws drive throughLoblaws is looking to get into the drive-through business, and it's starting in the GTA. Beginning at its location in Richmond Hill (301 High Tech Rd.), the grocer will roll out what it calls a click-and-collect program, which allows shoppers to select their food online before swinging by to pick it up. While home delivery is the more popular alternative to in-store shopping in North America, the click-and-collect program is more common in Europe.

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