In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard of the United States, all the way from Florida to Maine. Many major cities were affected by the storm, including New York City. The destruction caused millions of dollars in damages and the cities affected have been looking for ways to repair the damage and get back on their feet. In New York, they’ve established an initiative to not only help the city recover, but also make the city better than it was before.
We live in a city that’s constantly changing, but as we go on with our daily routine, the transformation that’s happening right before our eyes can sometimes go unnoticed. Over the past few decades, we've seen a number of buildings rise that have helped shape our city's now iconic skyline. Let's take a trip down memory lane and see what Toronto looked like before all of the changes.
As you already know, we’re big fans of Toronto’s waterfront. After all, it’s where we’re building our Pier 27 project, and it’s going through a major revitalization thanks to Waterfront Toronto and its 25-year, $30 billion revitalization efforts.
Waterfront Toronto has been working hard on many initiatives to make not only our lakefront area better, but also improve our whole city. We’ve told you about some of their ongoing projects, like helping Toronto become an Intelligent Community, and the development of George Brown’s brand new waterfront campus. Last September, Waterfront Toronto announced a partnership with IBM to continue making Toronto a smarter city.
As you know, Toronto is the condo capital of the world. New projects are going up daily and we see the results of that at street level. Wood hoarding is meant to block the sidewalk traffic from the massive holes and digging equipment used on our building sites. The reality is that the hoarding is a better view than what’s behind it, but it’s still not a great look for our city.