Category Archives: Architecture

BUSINESS: The ripple effects of closed office buildings – Toronto featured here – BBC

By Hilary George-Parkin7th September 2020 – BBC News

With workers doing their jobs at home, the business ecosystems around office towers are taking a hit – maybe even a fatal blow.
PHOTO: The underground network of shops along Toronto’s PATH are suffering as foot traffic from the office buildings above has all but disappeared (Credit: Hilary George-Parkin)

13:00 is usually the peak of the lunch rush in the passageways beneath Brookfield Place in downtown Toronto. On a Thursday in August, though, the food court sat mostly empty, save for a smattering of workers, a lone security guard who ambled past the still-shuttered Starbucks and signs telling visitors to maintain physical distancing (though from whom it wasn’t clear).  Continue reading

HISTORY: Who Really Built The Pyramids Of Egypt? – By Graham Bruce Hancock – video

Watch this exciting video to know the first hand experience from the legendary Graham Hancock of how the great pyramids were built.

TORONTO: Here are the new stations in the Eglinton Crosstown LRT – blogTO

This is what all the new stations will look like when the Eglinton Crosstown is built

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is still a long way from completion, but when it’s done, the city will have a new integrated light rail transit system that stretches 19 kilometres across the city from east to west. 

The $5.3 billion project, which began construction in 2011, will bring 25 new stations and stops along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis through to Scarborough in Toronto.

A number of the stations have been renamed since their initial announcement, and designs are subject to change in the future. But, as of right now, here’s what all the new stations will look like when the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is built. 


Guyana: Georgetown: Stabroek Redevelopment Project Proposal – Video

City Council unveils five-year Stabroek redevelopment proposal

THE STABROEK MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT – was launched today, 18 August 2020. The Mayor and Councillors of Georgetown gave the green light for the project.

The execution of this project will result in the beautification of the Stabroek Market area and will boost local tourism in the surrounding environs, being that the market is a National Landmark and an integral part of Guyana’s history.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Attempt Made to Burn Down Umana Yana – HGP Nightly News

Umana Yana


Just around 2am Sunday, a female police constable on duty at the Umana Yana observed a man as he scaled the Northeastern fence of the compound with a black tyre in his right hand, a bottle in his left hand and ran to the Western side of the building.

The constable reported that she ” ran in the direction of the man and observed that he was setting fire to the lower branches affixed to the roof of the building.”            Continue reading

COVID-19: Stranded Guyanese under financial strain while awaiting flight home from NY

– three repatriation flights cancelled


As she awaits an opportunity to return home, one Guyanse woman has been sleeping at a train station in the United States because she has no money to pay for proper accommodations. She is among the many Guyanese who are feeling the financial strain of being stranded in New York as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and are desperate to return home. “So the Guyanese are really suffering,” Bibi Hussain, who is also seeking to return home, told Sunday Stabroek yesterday and related the predicament of the woman sleeping at the train station.            Continue reading

Panoramic Views and Information on cities and locations around the world

Enjoy Panoramic Views    

From your computer you can now view almost any event or location around the world. 

This entry allows you to get a panoramic view of some cities as well as important locations like popular cities in the USA, Europe and Asia as well as ancient wonders like The Pyramids of Egypt.   Countries with popular natural tourist attractions, like the Victoria Falls in Zambia, are also featured.

….. Click on any one place and enjoy.. …. what a wonderful way to tour the world from your computer chair! This is especially so now with all the restrictions on travel due to COVID-19.      Continue reading

New York: Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty – commentary

New York Luxury Skyscrapers

Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold.

In Manhattan, the homeless shelters are full, and the luxury skyscrapers are vacant.

Such is the tale of two cities within America’s largest metro. Even as 80,000 people sleep in New York City’s shelters or on its streets, Manhattan residents have watched skinny condominium skyscrapers rise across the island. These colossal stalagmites initially transformed not only the city’s skyline but also the real-estate market for new homes. From 2011 to 2019, the average price of a newly listed condo in New York soared from $1.15 million to $3.77 million.            Continue reading

Guyana Tourism Authority Feature – Mapari Wilderness Camp


This short, custom-built 6-day trip is perfect for those with limited amount of time wishing to get into the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area. You will enjoy all the pleasures of the remote, pristine Mapari Wilderness Camp, a hammock camp overlooking a small waterfall. Includes a final night at the Caiman House.


Mapari Wilderness Camp is not your typical lodge. It is a remote and rarely visited place where wildlife presents themselves at every turn. Mapari is a hammock camp overlooking a small waterfall within the Kanuku Mountain Range. The mountains are in the southern half of Guyana and divide the Rupununi into northern and southern savannahs. In other words, it’s out there.            Continue reading

Is Toronto’s Housing Market Too Big To Fail? – By Natalka Falcomer | REM + Video

By Natalka Falcomer | REM – Real Estate Magazine

Stories about Toronto’s booming real estate market dominated the headlines of 2019.

Here is hoping that stories about investing in Toronto’s infrastructure dominate the headlines of 2020.

If not, we may end up in the unenviable position of New York City where crumbling infrastructure has led to an increase in taxes, which has led to a flight of jobs, followed by a flight of talent and followed by both a real estate market decline and higher rent rates.

The Greater Toronto Area came second to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington as the metropolitan area with North America’s fastest-growing populations.              Continue reading