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The final post in a series from urban designer Gloria Venczel (principal of Cityscape Design), who asked “Is Vancouver the Urban Design-City-Building leader in North America?”

Today a contrast with an older Toronto.

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Comparing Toronto – Old but Revitalized

The older Toronto neighbourhoods and the tourist/heritage oriented neighbourhoods seem to be the exception, embracing the public realm notion of “public living room”.

The revitalized tourist / mixed-use Distillery District with mid-highrise residential and strong“Public Living Room”

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The revitalized tourist / mixed-use Distillery District with highrise residential
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Public living room close to St. Lawrence Market, a tourist/tocal destination
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Should only tourist areas benefit from good streetscape design and public spaces?