All posts tagged “distillery district

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Rendering of block 8

I really like what has been put forward for Block 8 in the newly developing West Don Lands neighborhood of Toronto. Here is a rendering looking east from the Distillery District toward the proposed westernmost tower: It feels like an extension of the Distillery District,… Read More

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Merry Christmas

I took the above photo on Christmas Eve in Toronto’s Distillery District (one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city). It was before the snow had really started falling. We got a white Christmas this year – the best. This is one of the first… Read More

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Preserving place

I was recently asked: How do you go into a neighborhood, build new, and not erase and/or sterilize what makes that neighborhood interesting in the first place?  Gentrification is a controversial topic in city building. Too often I think we ignore what happens when we… Read More

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It’s too cold for that

This past Sunday I spent part of the afternoon in Kensington Market (Toronto) for Pedestrian Sundays.  If you’ve never been to a Pedestrian Sunday, you’re missing out. The entire neighborhood – which happens to be a National Historic Site of Canada – gets closed to… Read More

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Our fixation with height

Last summer a development application was submitted for a 57 storey mixed-use tower on the south end of Toronto’s historic Distillery District.  It’s the tower on the right hand side of the picture above. The 2 towers on the left are existing, although they’re quite… Read More

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Looking east

There’s a fairly real divide between east and west here in Toronto. When people talk about real estate or describe the kind of person they are, they often say things like: “I’m an east end kind of person” or “I only want to buy on… Read More