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Emily Baillie

This week we profile Untapped city correspondent Emily Baillie, who has showed us 10 Tombs to Visit in Buenos Aires’s Recoleta Cemetery, given us a tour of Toronty’s Distillery District, and helped us explore Havana’s Historical ‘Hoods.

What’s your “day job”?

I work in Marketing and Communications. I develop multi-platform marketing and communications campaigns for various initiatives.  For the past few years, I’ve been working for a law and social justice organization. I’ve just accepted a new position with a luxury travel company. I’m really excited about it.

What’s your favorite Untapped spot in your city?

 The Dakota Tavern is a live country music venue located just a few blocks from where I live. It’s a small, friendly place where the walls are littered with old guns, boomerangs, band posters and snowy Canadian hunting scenes. Almost every night there are performances by some of the best country and western, bluegrass and folk bands around. On Sundays the Dakota Tavern has an awesome Bluegrass Brunch for all ages. Platters of sausages, eggs, pancakes and bacon are served up at communal tables while kids and their parents dance it up in front of the stage. The community atmosphere there makes me feel like I’m back in the rural Ontario town that I grew up in.  (more…)

Toronto Distillery District Gooderham & Worts Untapped Cities

In Toronto’s pedestrian-only Distillery District the continent’s best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture has been brilliantly restored. The district offers visitors a glimpse into the 19th century amongst modern-day boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Like Chelsea Market in New York City, Toronto’s Distillery District is a great example of adaptive reuse.


The High Line in New York City is one of the most well-known elevated parks, but around the world there are many similar urban reclamation projects underway. The success of the High Line inspired many other cities around the world to reuse and rethink space around old rail lines. Here are 10 plans from Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, the United States and Mexico.


These are our picks for this week’s Best of Untapped Cites Photo Pool. Remember to hashtag your pictures with #untappedcitie to have your photos featured! Keep an eye on what everyone is snapping by viewing our live feed.

Art from food cans at the 2013 “Canstruction” in Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center) by @akwidget. See more of the amazing sculptures here.

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Here are our favorite photos in the Untapped Cities Photo Pool this week. To have one of your photo’s featured, simply tag your Instagram shots with #untappedcities.

Chelsea Piers “panopticon” by rznagle:

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This week, we wanted to highlight all the urban exploration and city finds our readers have been photographing on Instagram and Twitter all around the world. Hashtag #untappedcities and follow Untapped Cities on Instagram to get your photos featured in this weekly roundup.

Instagrammer @laraelmayan shows us this Art Deco facade in the Manhattan’s Financial District with a surprisingly warm glow:

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