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Massive condo sparks concerns about Toronto density

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2016

8 Elm StreetToronto's burgeoning density is mostly a very good thing. Tall buildings in the core of the city make for a more prosperous and animated place, and it diminish the infrastructure strains related to urban sprawl. But for all the positives to found in a rapidly intensifying city, not every proposed development will make sense.

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That time the CN Tower had the highest nightclub ever

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2016

Sparkles CN TowerOne of the richest if stereotypical tidbits of 1970s and '80s Toronto history involves what was billed as the "highest nightclub in the world." Located, as it was, in "the city that works" you know already that the tagline is a literal rather than figurative observation, the latter title likely held by Studio 54 in New York.

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Film

How Toronto got the most thrilling cinema in the world

Posted by Derek Flack / September 23, 2016

cinesphereOne of the strange things about living in Toronto is that despite the fierce pride the city takes in some of its landmarks, other extremely important buildings tend to get overlooked. Perhaps it's a 1970s thing. It was a period of rapid expansion in Toronto, but the architectural style of the day has fallen out of favour.

Such is the case with the Cinesphere. Prior to its temporary rebirth via the in/future festival, it's sat as a lonely relic of a different era on the waterfront. While early talk of its demise as part of redevelopment plans for Ontario Place was quickly silenced, the very thought of demolishing such an icon is ludicrous.

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City

What kind of house does $750K get you in Toronto?

Posted by Derek Flack / September 23, 2016

750K house toronto$750K won't buy you a brag-worthy house in Toronto, but this price point is a radical improvement on the $500K starter-home. If you're willing to buy a semi-detach home in an area that's more up and coming than it is established, it's possible to find some quite nice properties, even if space is always at a premium.

Here's what a $750K house looks like in Toronto.

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City

Jays playoff push brings more road closures to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 23, 2016

road closures torontoJust when you though the worst of road closure season was behind us in Toronto, it continues. But, hey, that's a good thing because it means there's exciting stuff going on. Topping that list is the Jays push for the playoffs.

As the team starts its final home stand of the season tonight, police have put in place a number of road closures to help keep traffic moving around the Rogers Centre, which is expected to host roughly 50,000 fans.

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City

The Dufferin Jog is back and as annoying as ever

Posted by Derek Flack / September 22, 2016

Dufferin Jog TorontoRemember when you had to detour over to Gladstone Avenue when traveling along Dufferin through Queen St? It was a century old traffic headache known as the Dufferin Jog. The city finally eliminated the jog back in 2010 when it revamped the railway overpass to allow traffic to pass underneath it, but now it's back -- at least temporarily.

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