Stroll: Yorkville / Is This a Tall Building Site?

Why is Yonge and Bloor the tallest node in the city? Yonge and Queen’s Quay will have 1 Yonge at 307 m (with 95 storeys), but Bloor and Yonge will surpass that with 1 Bloor at 309 m (and 85 storeys), and the concentration of tall buildings at Bloor and Yonge is much more dramatic. […]

Stroll: Gerrard Street East & YMCA

We chose the stroll on Gerrard Street (east of the Don Valley) as the second stroll in this series. Mostly, it was because of our desire to explore Little India and our craving and never-ending love to Indian food. We married this stroll to the stroll at the YMCA at Yonge and Grosvenor, which is […]

Stroll: Dupont

One of my recent book purchases was Stroll by Shawn Micallef, from 2010, which offers many walks across the city. Following the walks in the book isn’t only a great opportunity to get to know Toronto on foot, but it’s also an opportunity to revisit the city a decade later and realize how much some […]

Stroll: Master Plans on Spadina Ave

In the last decade Toronto has seen only a few master planned projects. Having no green-field development sites left within the city, opportunities for master planned communities are relatively rare and only occur when large sites can be redeveloped. Among these few sites, three are located along a three-kilometer stretch of Spadina Avenue. In the tour we […]