Today, the NBA revealed its NBA All-Star 2016 Toronto Logos as they’ll bring the annual midseason 3-day events to Canada next February.
The hip hop connection is clearly through Drake’s ambassador affiliation with the Raptors and it’s cool to see his OVO gold keep popping up in Toronto basketball. Most recently in the clothing release with Mitchell & Ness and now in these logos here. Diggin’ the style as well as these secondary logos too below.
There’s a lot of time between now and then, but I can already envision a Views From the 6 medley to introduce the All-Stars come February, 2016.
Toronto emcee Kaydee is an upstart is an artists you should have on your radar. His latest inferring is his first official single “I Am Legend” off his forthcoming project The Transition, in which he illustrates why he is a part of a booming generation of talented new artists.
Alex Wiley keeps the Village Party going as he releases the latest visual from that project with “Splash Game”. The video itself is a real dope blend of animation with footage that was shot while Alex was in Toronto performing. Make sure you listen to Village Party if you haven’t already. More on “Splash Game” below.
“The song is about when you’re just doubting yourself and breaking out of it,” he tells Billboard’s The Juice. “For me, it’s this one phrase: ‘Damn, I’m doing this wrong. I should be doing this…’ And [then] I’ll be like, ‘Wait, I’m that ni–a.’ That just helps me snap back into the right train of thought.”
Here is our first look at three 60 story towers planned to change the Toronto skyline. Wilkinson Eyre has won a competition to revitalize the immediate area around The 6’s Union Station (I’m trying the nickname, Drake). A chief theme that I’m particularly resonating with is connectivity. The plan calls for a connection on both sides of the railway, complete with a new pedestrian bridge and retail area. There even appears to be a fourth building from the roof of the Dominion Public Building, a registered neoclassical building from 1935 on Canada’s Historic Places. City of Toronto zoning also indicates a major new bus terminal to be added to Union Station too.
Aside from this one caveat below, it looks like we have some amazing, glass-heavy skyscrapers impacting Toronto in years to come. Future Views from the 6?
It is possible that the renderings represent an earlier and more ambitious plan for the redevelopment without a park, or a final build-out where the park is hidden behind the second and third towers and associated podiums in these views. Another City of Toronto zoning review notice mentions a four-storey building to be built north of the park… All of this is very preliminary. Whether the renderings are up-to-date or not has not yet been determined by UrbanToronto.