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Public Works: Come See Toronto’s Not-So Famous Sights

Amsterdam's marketing pros want more tourists to visit the outer reaches the city's greater metropolitan area.

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them.

People like to visit Amsterdam’s world-famous tourist attractions, but the urbanist-friendly city wants us to know there are sights less famous and central to see there, too.

Since 2009, Amsterdam Metropolitan Area’s marketing has been trying to promote not just the city centre but the surrounding region as a tourist destination. The campaign, called “Visit Amsterdam, See Holland,” has resulted in a 40 per cent increase in tourism revenue for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area so far.

Keep reading: Public Works: Come See Toronto’s Not-So Famous Sights

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Historicist: Sticky Business

The Peter R. Lamb and Co. glue factory generates a big stink.

The Peter R. Lamb and Co. glue factory after a fire on May 20, 1888. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1246, Item 10.

“The offensive odours which are wafted into the Necropolis from Lamb’s glue factory are so powerful that they drive people out of the graveyard.” So claimed an item that ran in the Globe on June 21, 1880, typical of the increasing public complaints about the factory. The factory in question was the Peter R. Lamb and Co. glue and blacking manufactory, which for 40 years stood at the eastern end of Amelia Street, directly north of the Toronto Necropolis cemetery, near the Don River. While it provided employment and various necessary industrial products to the city, Lamb’s glue factory was one of the city’s most fragrant, and thus unpopular, industries.

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Daniels Unveils $700 Million East Bayfront Development

Daniels Corporation reveals their plans for a massive mixed-use waterfront development.

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Another mega-project is about to make a splash on Toronto’s waterfront.

In a press conference on Thursday, Daniels Corporation unveiled its plans for a $700-million mixed-use development at the site that used to house the massive nightclub the Guvernment. The extensive proposal includes four towers, hundreds of thousands of square feet for residential, office, and educational uses, and an extension of Waterfront Toronto’s acclaimed Sugar Beach.

Keep reading: Daniels Unveils $700 Million East Bayfront Development