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Entertainment District

By the mid-1990s the neighbourhood just west of the financial district was a quiet post-industrial zone of old warehouse buildings that were once home to a number of industries, including fashion. As those jobs left the country nightclubs moved in and were followed by creative industries in the late 1990s after Toronto rezoned the area allowing for live-work spaces and adaptive reuse conversions. Though it still sees tens of thousands of nightclubbers fill it every weekend, the Entertainment District has seen tremendous growth in not just the creative and new economy industries it's home to, but also in residential growth. In the past ten years dozens of new condominium towers have sprouted up, marking what is likely the most intensive development zone in Canada.


YongeTalks Nov 19

Forever Yonge: A Street for the People

How can we keep Yonge Street wacky, weird, and a place for gathering? Our latest #YongeTalks session tackled this very important question. 


Exploring the musical past and future of Yonge Street

Crowd of music fans in Yonge-Dundas Square.

Yonge Street as Music Mecca

Yonge Street has always been a destination for live music. Now, plans are under way to kick the strip up to a tuneful new level. 

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