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Friday, May 29, 2015

Places You Won't Even Recognize Today [Photoblog]

Photoblog - Before and After


Take a look at the aerial mages from First Base Solutions below and guess what they've become, then find out the full story below and see the latest Toronto imagery from Spring 2014. 

Oh how things change.  The last few years have seen a lot of construction in Toronto.  There are many contributing factors; urban revitalization, getting ready for the the Pan Am Games, planning directives to intensify land use, and of course, we always need homes for the constant influx of newcomers.  If you are a newcomer, you might not even recognize these places.

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And now, find out what these places are today:


1. Regent Park
A community housing neighbourhood with its share of problems was redeveloped according to a new social strategy of mixed income.

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2014

2. Corktown Common
Not just a pretty park.  This space also serves a vital flood control function to the new communities developing around it in the West Donlands.

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2014

3. Sugar Beach
Controversial because of it price tag, Sugar beach, near the Redpath Sugar refinery is more of a big sandbox than place to swim, but the pink umbrellas are pretty, um, sweet.

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2014

4. Sherbourne Common
Form and function combine in one design to incorporate water treatment and relaxation.  All part of the grand plan to beautify the waterfront, still in progress, of course.

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5. Pearson International Airport
The region is growing and with that, comes infrastructure.  Here Pearson Airport gets a major facelift.

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What kind of construction projects do you do?  Tell us about it and we may feature your handy work in a future photoblog.

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