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Building a better waterfront.
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Help us celebrate the iconic places on our waterfront! We're calling on artists, designers and illustrators to submit their t-shirt designs for a chance to win a cash prize of $750 and have their t-shirt design produced and sold in the +Spacing Store... Check out all the details and pass it along!

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Torontonians love to compare themselves to other cities around the world – and when it comes to waterfronts, Chicago is THE favourite comparison. But, is it really helpful? In this blog post, we offer four reasons why you might want to think again before comparing Toronto's waterfront to Chicago's. 

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Meet the five design teams from around the world that will spend the next six weeks coming up with bold and innovative ideas for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Innovative Design Competition.

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A breathtaking underground park, building bike lanes faster, ideas for megacities, "jellyfish barges" that produce food and clean water, and the rise of the pocket park – all these and more in this week's Required Reading.

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Last month, we awarded the third and final public art commission for the new Front Street Promenade in the West Don Lands. The artists, Canadian duo Hadley+Maxwell, will be remixing Toronto’s monuments to create a series of sculptures that will animate the generous, pedestrian-friendly sidewalk at Front Street East at Bayview Avenue. Learn more about the artists and their work in this blog post.

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In case you missed it this weekend, there was a great piece in the Toronto Star on Saturday. Our CEO, John Campbell, discusses our vision for the waterfront, the progress we've made, and what lies ahead. 

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The 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina streetcars have returned to Queens Quay, marking a major milestone in the revitalization of Toronto's waterfront boulevard. A new the state-of-the-art signal system is coming in 2015, but in the interim find out how the streetcars are operating during construction.

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In our new blog post, we explore the benefits of linear parks and greenways. Here's a hint: They're more than just green spaces.

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Toronto's Corktown Common gets some love from +WIRED. Great to see this wonderful park, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, featured for it's dual-purpose design.  

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Park furniture that solar-charges your gadgets, walkable cities and your health, and the world's the best urban beaches. This is your required reading for August 22nd, 2014:
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