Liberty to Life

By: Sage Bankasingh

As of October 2020, Toronto had 124 active cranes, making it the city with the most cranes in North America. As a move towards a smarter city, a common trend seen in Toronto is the complete demolition and redevelopment of these neighbourhoods – which results in little to no preservation of historical spaces.   Some neighbourhoods are starting to defy this trend, and Liberty Village is one of them. Once home to a number of institutions and manufacturing companies, Liberty Village is now one of the trendiest neighbourhoods to live, work and play. In this video we take a look at the transformation of this heritage site into one of Toronto’s inaugural mixed-use communities.