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Toronto Tower on the Rise

There's nothing too exciting about Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection even though it's known as the busiest crossing in the city, connecting our east-west Bloor corridor with Yonge, the longest street in the world. That could soon change.

Developers, who have long considered building up the southeast corner, are finally pushing forward with their plans for a 60-story tower. The landmark tower, based on a proposal approved by city council in 2002, would include retail and residential space as well as a multiplex cinema.

Though it's popular to bash ill-fitting condo projects in this city, here's one that seems to makes sense. It could go a long way toward revitalizing the lackluster corner and it'll make use of existing amenities such as subway access. Increasing density along subway lines in the core is a smart move, especially where it fits into the flow of buildings already towering above the bustling streets below.

photo: nate archer


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