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5 miniature versions of Toronto that'll blow your mind

Posted by Derek Flack / February 4, 2016

miniature torontoMiniature versions of Toronto have an allure that's difficult to explain. The act of recreating the city to scale is certainly a geeky pursuit, and yet few would argue against the idea that these models are remarkably "cool." There's just something about being able to hover over Toronto like a god that gives a sense of excitement.

Here are five mini versions of Toronto that'll blow your mind.

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The top 35 buildings in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / February 4, 2016

top buildings torontoThe top buildings in Toronto must be divided into two groups: those which came before the construction of New City Hall in 1965 and those which came after. Comparing churches to condos is a mug's game, so this list concerns itself with the latter period.

Besides, everything changed in Toronto when Viljo Revell brought the future to Queen and Bay streets. This spaceship-like civic hub put Toronto on the global architecture map, and we've made good on the promise of this spectacular building by continuing to add to the urban fabric with bold and often beautiful structures that we should all take pride in.

These are my picks for the top buildings in Toronto.
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Condo of the week: 3 McAlpine Street

Posted by Alana Charles / February 4, 2016

3 McAlpine Street TorontoA ninth-floor suite at 3 McAlpine Street offers two bedrooms, three bathrooms and an unobstructed view of the city skyline for $910,000. Located in the Domus Condominiums at Bay and Davenport, the two-level penthouse spans 1,400 square feet with a curved white staircase in the middle.

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Toronto hit a record high temperature today

Posted by Amy Grief / February 3, 2016

toronto weatherIf you feel like heading to a patio today in Toronto you're not alone. That's because at 15.5 C (at 2 p.m.), it's the hottest February day on record.

We set the previous February 3 record in 1991 when the thermometer hit 9.3 C. And, until now, February 23, 1984 was the warmest February day ever at 14.9 C.

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New Toronto condo designed to be a forest in the sky

Posted by Derek Flack / February 3, 2016

33 Avenue Road condoIf there's one thing that Toronto condos tend to lack, it's obvious signs of greenery. Even as the city slowly outgrows the glass-box phase that defined the construction of these buildings through much of the 2000s, it's rare to see an architecture firm dream up what some refer to as a vertical forest.

Perhaps the reasons for this are obvious. Toronto experiences cold winters, weather that's unkind to a facade that's meant to be a living and breathing entity. That's what makes the new designs for 33 Avenue Road exciting. As Urban Toronto reports, the city might get a mini version of Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale.

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Raccoon takes a ride on the TTC

Posted by Jeanie Tran / February 2, 2016

raccoon ttcToronto's unofficial mascot was spotted on the TTC earlier today, to the surprise, amusement and chagrin of morning commuters. The raccoon was seen lurking around the subway platform sniffing at people's feet before boarding the train at Spadina station.

As reported by CP24, trains were briefly delayed before our furry bandit-eyed friend disappeared into the subway tunnel. It's unclear how the raccoon got into the station.

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