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Maps show Toronto's building and population boom

Posted by Derek Flack / August 29, 2016

toronto population mapThose who live in Toronto know that the city's population is growing rapidly. Whether it be the cranes that dot the sky or the traffic on the roads, you don't need statistics to feel the effect of the increased number of people who call this place home. But beyond this lived experience, what does Toronto's population boom look like?

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Inside the secret attic at Queen's Park in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / August 28, 2016

queens park atticSome of Toronto's most recognizable buildings are made all the more alluring based on the forbidden areas they boast. Think of the observation deck at Commerce Court North, for instance. Once the most popular of its kind and host to tens of thousands of visitors a year, it's been closed to the public for decades due to safety concerns.

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How Toronto saved the North American streetcar

Posted by Derek Flack / August 28, 2016

Toronto streetcarAt the turn of the 20th century almost every major North American city relied on the streetcar as its primary mode of public transportation. New York would open the first portion of its subway system in 1904, but the demise of trolly-based transportation took place at the hands of the bus more than anything else.

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The top 10 markets and pop-ups in Toronto for September

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 28, 2016

toronto flower marketMarkets and pop-ups in Toronto this September are ready to say farewell to summer. It's like they're eager to push this hot, steamy season out the door and usher in a time of chilly breezes, autumn leaveses and shirts with sleeveses. I'm horrified, but I get it. It's time to move on.

Here are my picks for the top markets and pop-up shops happening in Toronto this September.

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Nightmare road construction comes to College Street

Posted by Amy Grief / August 27, 2016

construction torontoThe construction on College Street certainly looks daunting. While I was on a westbound bus (instead of the streetcar) a few days ago, one woman gasped when the metal fences, barriers and construction equipment leapt into view as we approached Ossington.

The stretch of College between Havelock and Shaw is getting a makeover in the form a beautification project spearheaded by the College Promenade BIA. Though, as per usual, this massive construction project is taking longer than it was supposed to. Crews are currently working on the north side of the street and will switch to the south side, likely some time next month.

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The 10 most stunning condos in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / August 27, 2016

River City TorontoToronto condos get a bad rap for bland and homogenous design, but there are plenty of exceptions spread across the city. From mid-rise buildings to soaring towers, there are a few that push the envelope architecturally and aim to enrich Toronto's built legacy in a meaningful way. These condos should be held up as examples for architects to follow as the vertical boom continues in this city.

Here are my picks for the most stunning condos in Toronto.

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