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The Heart of Downtown: Yonge Street as Gateway

In 2008, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy referred to the newly-acquired Student Learning Site as a Ryerson’s “gateway onto Yonge Street.”  What did he mean by this gateway? Can a building really be a gateway? A gate can be a physical … Continue reading

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Scrutinizing Gateways and Monitoring Circulation?

So, where the Jewish people desired a society where they could participate in various aspects of civil society (such as voting, benefiting from education and being able to practice their faith), the Greeks idealized a society where they could achieve … Continue reading

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A Greektown on Yonge?

The Site of Bazo’s Restaurant on the SLC Site (349 Yonge Street) Businesses can also form gateways onto Yonge, as they encourage economic participation with mainstream society.  Through businesses, new immigrants were able to contribute to the plethora of services … Continue reading

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A Slum Off Yonge?

The Jewish Ward Neighbourhoods can also be considered gateways.  During the 1860/70s, relatively small waves of Jewish immigrants arrived to Toronto as a result of the harsh conditions experienced in their homeland in the Russian Empire and settled in the … Continue reading

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The Heart of Downtown

Bum-Bump. A heartbeat. It’s the sound of your ventricles pushing oxygenated blood through your body.  Every drop of blood in your body flows through the heart and out of the Aorta.  It is the mantle of your circulatory system; the … Continue reading

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