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North York City Centre - Willowdale

Once a sleepy small-town residential enclave deep in the borough of North York, the area around Willowdale has evolved into a true "downtown" style core with a crowded skyline and large-scale shopping developments along Yonge Street. Mel Lastman Square - named after the former mayor of both North York and Toronto - is the public heart of this former borough and the centre of its business area. A few blocks west or east of Yonge returns to North York's traditional bungalow landscape that with the opening of Sheppard subway in 2002 has seen much growth.


George Brown Food Research

Hospital food goes fresh and local

Toronto's burgeoning foodie scene is trickling its way into hospital cafeterias, where tasty recipes made from locally sourced ingredients are setting a new bar for healing. 

Kelli Korducki

Letter from the editor

Letter from Yonge Street's new Managing Editor. 

Guild Inn Park and Gardens.

The top five public spaces that bring us together

The abundance of private development projects in the core has captured our imagination. But it’s the public spaces—where the big buildings aren't—that create the urban fabric that makes a city great. Yonge Street's Development Editor Bert Archer picks his five favourite public spaces.
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