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Toronto drivers hit more than 1,000 people this summer

Posted by Amy Grief / September 25, 2016

bike accidents torontoToronto isn't one of the most bike-friendly cities out there, despite recent efforts to improve. But apparently things are now particularly bad for cyclists and pedestrians, considering cars hit 1,083 people travelling by foot or bike since June, reports CBC News.

Urban Planner Kyle Miller even told CBC we're facing a "public health epidemic." He says these unfortunate stats indicate we need to focus on building better infrastructure for those choosing alternate modes of transportation.

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10 cozy cabins to rent near Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 25, 2016

cabin rentals ontarioCabin rentals near Toronto are at their peak of desirability in the fall. Is there anything better than hanging around by a fire in a secluded log building? These places typically offer great scenery and wilderness by day, and plenty of opportunities to cozy up at night. They're the ultimate autumn getaway.

Here are 10 cozy cabins to rent near Toronto.

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Huge waterfront park being built right beside Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 25, 2016

Lakeview waterfront connectionMississauga is set to begin work on a massive waterfront park development that it hopes will be the envy of Toronto. Located immediately west of Marie Curtis Park, the 300 acre development will completely transform an area that's mostly former industrial grounds right now.

"We are intending to do something much better than Toronto. We want the people of Ontario, the people of Mississauga, the people of Toronto to come to south Mississauga and enjoy the waterfront," Finance Minister and local MPP Charles Sousa said at a press conference yesterday.

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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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Why do condo elevators in Toronto suck so much?

Posted by Amy Grief / September 24, 2016

Aura Condo Toronto elevatorThere's nothing quite like walking up 20 flights of stairs after a long day of work. But taking the stairs is a common activity for many of Toronto's condo dwellers.

In July, The Canadian Press revealed Canada's elevator crisis. In Toronto alone, 9-1-1 received 2,862 elevator rescue-related calls. More elevators mean more problems, writes the Canadian Press, noting that there's been a 10 per cent increase in the number of elevators in Ontario over the past five years.

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