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Derelict Wellington Destructor to Be Transformed into Community Hub

A vacant heritage building that once housed an incinerator for the city’s garbage will soon have a second chance at life. Known as the Wellington Destructor, the roughly 40,000 square foot brick building — located on the west side of downtown Toronto — was built in 1925 before it stopped operating in the mid-1970s.

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2 California-based companies will develop new film, TV and digital media hub in Port Lands

Two California-based companies have been selected by the city to develop and operate a new $250 million film, television and digital media hub along Toronto’s waterfront.

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The Destructor: inside Downtown Toronto’s new cultural hub

The door rolled up, and the grey light of day spilled across a floor of pockmarked wooden blocks. City Councillor Joe Cressy held up the door with his umbrella, and we took in the vast space in which we were standing: brick-walled, high-roofed, waiting for a new purpose.

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Over 2000 Desperately-Needed Affordable and Market Rental Housing Units Coming to Toronto

While the lack of affordable homes in Toronto has been prevalent for years, COVID-19 has shone a light on how dire the situation is, including for front-line workers who have struggled to access safe housing throughout the pandemic.

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Toronto plans to turn ‘glorious’ garbage incinerator heritage site into downtown community hub

The Wellington Destructor, the old garbage incinerator in downtown Toronto, is set to undergo a full blown trash-to-treasure transformation.

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Huge development one step closer to replacing abandoned Toronto incinerator

The Wellington Destructor site at 677 Wellington St. W. is centred around its namesake 3,700 square metre vacant heritage building: a 1925-built garbage incinerator that has sat idle since solid waste burning was banned in the mid-1970s.

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Streaming Wars Kick Off Studio Space Race in Ontario

Production was already increasing in the Canadian province prior to the pandemic, but unprecedented demand during the recovery from major streaming platforms has ignited a soundstage boom: “We’re busier than ever.”

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How Toronto found a pot of value buried in some poorly utilized downtown real estate

Let’s make a deal. The city of Toronto is doing that, in the best way, in the downtown King-Spadina neighbourhood.

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City announces plans for park in downtown Toronto as part of new development

The City of Toronto announced plans for a park in the downtown core that will be part of a new development on City-owned property which also includes more affordable housing units.

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‘It’s a very surreal landscape and we don’t want to hide it’: What’s planned for the new park on Toronto’s waterfront

A white sand beach, an elevated viewing platform and nature trails that hide the city’s noise are all part of the proposed plans for a new waterfront park in Toronto.

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