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Mississauga Set to Welcome Another Iconic High-Rise
Mississauga Set to Welcome Another Iconic High-Rise

The urbanization of Mississauga is continuing with the emergence of another stylish, modern high-rise condominium.

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Why Daniels Waterfront Will Truly Be a Place to Live, Work and Play
Why Daniels Waterfront Will Truly Be a Place to Live, Work and Play

A second tower crane is up at Daniels Waterfront, and VP Don Pugh tells us delivery of the 1.32M SF mixed-use community’s commercial space is slated for spring 2018, on schedule thanks to a cooperative winter.

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Daniels Waterfront to Contribute $3 Million towards Public Art
Daniels Waterfront to Contribute $3 Million towards Public Art

With excavation of the first phase office component progressing swiftly, we continue to learn more details about the mixed-use Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, a new development that will enrich Toronto's waterfront with new residential, commercial, and public spaces.

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Coyotes in the courtyard: Public art program aims to engage wider audience than just condo owners
Coyotes in the courtyard: Public art program aims to engage wider audience than just condo owners

In a city so busy with condo developments, it’s good to see streetside artwork mandated into the mix of private amenities and podium sizes. That’s the case with Daniels’ unveiling of a public art installation in front of its HighPark Condominiums, which sit directly across from the park.

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Daniels Launches The Waterfront's First Office-Condo
Daniels Launches The Waterfront's First Office-Condo

Excavation is underway for Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, a master planned community with 1.3M SF of retail, office, residential and cultural space. First up, the commercial component, including the waterfront’s only office-condo. 

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Green roofs and 'agritecture' have potential to transform food supply in cities
Green roofs and 'agritecture' have potential to transform food supply in cities

Rooftop gardens have become an increasingly common feature in North American cities, as urban planners extol the benefits of more greenery in the concrete jungle. The Daniels Corporation, which builds condos, houses and commercial spaces in the Greater Toronto Area, is behind, among other things, the Erin Mills Backyard Farm & Market in north Toronto, which has been operating for several years on the site of a planned housing community.

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The World's Most Livable Cities: Toronto Ranks #1
The World's Most Livable Cities: Toronto Ranks #1

Toronto is in the midst of a transformation that will make one of the most livable cities on earth even more attractive.

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Make Sure You Don’t Miss this Amazing Second Encore!
Make Sure You Don’t Miss this Amazing Second Encore!

How often do you get a second encore? On stage, it’s probably a faux pas, but when it comes to new housing developments, it’s always exciting! Especially when the developer is The Daniels Corporation and that encore happens to be the very last opportunity to own in this highly anticipated Mississauga community.

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Developer gets lyrical about Regent Park: Porter
Developer gets lyrical about Regent Park: Porter

The surprising origins of the musical The Journey: A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization.

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Mayor Tory breaks ground on $700 Million Waterfront Development
Mayor Tory breaks ground on $700 Million Waterfront Development

On 1.32 million square feet, the Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts development aims to revitalize the Queens Quay Waterfront area by creating a multi-purpose, arts-focused centre where people can live, work and play.

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Setting the stage for City of the Arts
Setting the stage for City of the Arts

The Daniels Corp. unveils new creative centre of gravity with 1.3M-sq.-ft. community for Toronto’s waterfront.

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Urban Agriculture for Sale
Urban Agriculture for Sale

Urban gardens a sought-after amenity in new home and condo communities. 

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Regent Park Cultural Centre wins Civic Trust Award
Regent Park Cultural Centre wins Civic Trust Award

Daniels Spectrum, the transformative cultural centre at the heart of a regenerated Regent Park community in downtown Toronto, received a Civic Trust Award at a ceremony at The Globe Theatre in London, England.

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Growing up: The future of lowrise housing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Growing up: The future of lowrise housing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Toronto Star housing industry roundtable assesses how Ontario’s Places to Grow plan’s push to grow up, not out, has changed how they do business across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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The next hot neighbourhood in Toronto?
The next hot neighbourhood in Toronto?

But where’s the best area to get the biggest bang for your buck? Look no further than Regent Park.

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Incentives offered to early registrants for The Bartholomew in Regent Park
Incentives offered to early registrants for The Bartholomew in Regent Park

In the urban housing market, one size doesn’t fit all. Recognizing the need for diversified, master-planned communities, The Daniels Corporation has introduced The Bartholomew — its newest collection of condominium suites and condominium townhomes

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Cladding Installation Progressing at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums
Cladding Installation Progressing at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

We have been keeping a close eye on The Daniels Corporation's new condo development on Bloor Street West, across from High Park. The 14-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed HighPark Condominiums topped off late last year, and since then, the installation of the building's exterior cladding has made significant progress.

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Hockey Canada Foundation: A Lasting Legacy in Toronto
Hockey Canada Foundation: A Lasting Legacy in Toronto

Old Rink, New Hope - The Regent Park South Rink is the first of three sport spaces at the MLSE Foundation Regent Park Athletic Grounds.

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A Homecoming with Erin Mills Project
A Homecoming with Erin Mills Project

The Daniels Corp. has deep roots in Erin Mills, the master-planned Mississauga community its founder and CEO John Daniels helped to create in the late 1970s

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Condo amenities get centre court focus
Condo amenities get centre court focus

Condo amenities get centre court focus for The Daniels Corporation! Amenities have a huge influence on the purchasing decision of new condo buyers. With a focus on health and wellness, Daniels includes a widespread variety across our condominiums including basketball courts, squash courts, rock climbing walls, gardening plots and much more.

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A perfect storm for action on affordable housing
A perfect storm for action on affordable housing

The political stars are aligned, so it’s time for every one of us to become a champion for affordable housing.

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Daniels Pay-It-Forward Day
Daniels Pay-It-Forward Day

This holiday season Daniels celebrated our very first 'Pay-It-Forward' Day! The Daniels Team took to the streets of our communities giving away free coffees, donuts and muffins to our friends and neighbours across the GTA. It's that's time of year, so what better way to spread holiday cheer than with free treats, smiles, hugs and high fives!

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New Regent Park enlivened with local art
New Regent Park enlivened with local art

Artists reflecting the community’s diverse talents get exposure and encouragement in Daniels Corp. buildings.

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Spectrum of Hope
Spectrum of Hope

Co-directed with 7 young artists from Regent Park, Spectrum of Hope is a powerful expression of pride in this East-side Toronto neighbourhood currently undergoing a massive revitalization.

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A homecoming with Erin Mills project
A homecoming with Erin Mills project

The Daniels Corp. returns to master-planned community that company founder helped shape.

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Rooms With A View
Rooms With A View

There's so much happening at Daniels! Check out this exciting feature from The Toronto Star about our exciting upcoming communities and iniatives. 

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Sowing the seeds of community
Sowing the seeds of community

Communal gardens, urban mews and a cultural centre will foster a neighbourly lifestyle in the revitalized Regent Park.

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A healthy community is good for everyone’s bottom line
A healthy community is good for everyone’s bottom line

As business leaders we have a lot of responsibility. We are, of course, responsible to our partners, shareholders and team members for achieving a bottom line that not only allows us to stay in business, but to grow and prosper.

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Toronto developer’s challenge: Build a quiet condo atop a noisy subway line
Toronto developer’s challenge: Build a quiet condo atop a noisy subway line

Rubber insulators, used in Toronto's Four Seasons Centre to keep noise and vibration out of the opera hall, are now being engineered for condos.

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Regent Park's new park destined for success: Hume
Regent Park's new park destined for success: Hume

Opening of new multi-use facility reveals it to be a practical, flexible space for daily use by complex urban community.

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Family gets new condo thanks for Habitat for Humanity and The Daniels Corporation
Family gets new condo thanks for Habitat for Humanity and The Daniels Corporation

One local family’s life-changing moment as they got the key to their new downtown condo.

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News Release: Toronto Community Housing unveils visionary next phase of Regent Park revitalization
News Release: Toronto Community Housing unveils visionary next phase of Regent Park revitalization

The proposed third phase of the Regent Park revitalization will bring new replacement social housing, market condominiums and state-of-the-art sports facilities to the mixed-income downtown neighbourhood, Toronto Community Housing announced today.

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Regent Park is making new waves
Regent Park is making new waves

Daniels Corp.’s transformation of a struggling, social housing community is winning awards, setting precedents.

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Daniels Urban Agriculture Commitment Continues to Grow
Daniels Urban Agriculture Commitment Continues to Grow

Within the Canadian building industry, The Daniels Corporation is leading the urban food revolution through trailblazing initiatives that incorporate urban agriculture opportunities such as gardening plots, greenhouses, edible landscaping and gardening programs into their new home communities across the Greater Toronto Area.

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Beyond Development – Regent Park builds its community with song
Beyond Development – Regent Park builds its community with song

The audience sat rapt. It’s rare to have a story of real estate development told with an R&B accompaniment and the swagger of jazz poetry.

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Media Advisory – The Journey: A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization
Media Advisory – The Journey: A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization

An 80-minute stage show, ‘The Journey (original script and music by Mitchell  Cohen and members of the Regent Park Community), tells stories of the Regent Park revitalization through spoken word narrative, song, film, images and dance. Creative Director, Anne-Marie Woods; Musical Director, Henry Heillig.

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Cultivating the culture at High Park Condos: High Park project offers unique programs
Cultivating the culture at High Park Condos: High Park project offers unique programs

To some, High Park in west Toronto is simply an urban oasis of greenery. To others, it’s a village tightly bound by common values. To those who live there, however, it’s a way of life.

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Mitchell Cohen receives honorary doctorate from Ryerson University
Mitchell Cohen receives honorary doctorate from Ryerson University

At Ryerson University’s Fall 2013 Convocation, Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corp., was honoured with a Doctorate of Laws Degree. He was one of three distinguished individuals recognized for making outstanding contributions to their fields.

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The Park of the Future
The Park of the Future

The new park in Regent Park is an ambitious gathering place that covers a sprawling city block. It’s the urban dream come to life.

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The developer who wants to make Canadian housing affordable
The developer who wants to make Canadian housing affordable

Maimoona Mehmood and her husband, Syed Ali, have finally bought their first home, and you have to be happy for them and their three children. The Pakistani-born couple moved into their new two-bedroom unit in a Mississauga, Ontario, townhouse development in June, paying $279,000.

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Mitchell Cohen Awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal
Mitchell Cohen Awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal

Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal at a recent ceremony hosted by the Hon. Bob Rae at the new Daniels Spectrum in Toronto’s Regent Park.

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The New Regent Park: A university community helps a neighbourhood transform
The New Regent Park: A university community helps a neighbourhood transform

Rosita Bilas arrived in Canada from the Philippines in 1990, and a few years later took up residence in a three-storey public housing apartment in Toronto’s Regent Park, east of the city’s downtown.

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Regent Park: a story of collective impact
Regent Park: a story of collective impact

How a handful of individuals with a strong vision drove a process of massive transformation that changed an entire Toronto neighbourhood.

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Environment Not Forgotten at Daniels’ HighPark Condominiums
Environment Not Forgotten at Daniels’ HighPark Condominiums

Bloor Street across from High Park would seem an obvious place to build a condo: the location offers residents easy access to the subway, good shopping streets nearby, and great views. That's enough motivation to begin land assembly, and in fact that assembly was going on for years as WJ Properties bought homes in the block fronting Bloor between Pacific Avenue and Oakmount Road.

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The New Normal
The New Normal

Known for crime, poverty and racial unrest, Toronto’s Regent Park has undergone a major overhaul that integrates all strata of cultural and economic diversity. The plan? To make Canada’s largest social housing project a place where everyone can live.

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New rent-to-own program helps first time buyers
New rent-to-own program helps first time buyers

CityNews reporter Melanie Ng has more on the program that’s making it easier than ever to purchase your own piece of real estate.

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Toronto Life’s Reasons to Love Toronto
Toronto Life’s Reasons to Love Toronto

Toronto Life’s Reasons to Love Toronto now features everything from popular Toronto personalities to events to places & spaces to social movements.  This issue features a letter from the editor about Regent Park and some of its amazing new amenities.

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An upbeat move for Regent Park music school
An upbeat move for Regent Park music school

Developer Mitchell Cohen discovered the Regent Park School of Music quite by accident a few years ago while driving to work along Queen East. The president of Daniels Corp. was in the early stages of planning the ambitious revitalization of the crumbling social housing project – his firm is the builder – when he noticed the school’s sign on a cramped row house near Sackville Avenue.

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The Paintbox Bistro bring light to Regent Park in Toronto
The Paintbox Bistro bring light to Regent Park in Toronto

But if you want to see what the astonishing, ongoing revitalization of one of Toronto’s most diverse neighbourhoods looks like you might want to drop in at the Paintbox one of these nights. Like I said, it’s in Regent Park. I can recommend the cod fritters, the burger and the Ontario Merlot.

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Daniels builds with a social heart
Daniels builds with a social heart

Whether they are affluent empty-nesters or a family of modest means, the folks at the Daniels Corp. want all its buyers to “love where they live.”

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The centrepiece of Regent Park’s arts scene
The centrepiece of Regent Park’s arts scene

The Regent Park community took the wraps off its new $38-million arts centre at a public opening last week, attended by some of Toronto’s well known luminaries of the arts and development industries.

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Regent Park Readies for Phase 3: ‘Astounding Accomplishment’
Regent Park Readies for Phase 3: ‘Astounding Accomplishment’

The excited voices of kids playing filled an outdoor hockey rink in Regent Park Wednesday – the noise is an indication of what’s to come.

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Hume Paintbox condo bring colour to Regent Park
Hume Paintbox condo bring colour to Regent Park

Even before the Paintbox condo is fully finished, it has brought new life to the corner of Dundas and Sackville.

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News Release: The Daniels Corporation responds to the results of the independent review of Regent Park condominium purchases conducted by the Honourable Patrick J. LeSage, C.M., O. ONT., Q.C.
News Release: The Daniels Corporation responds to the results of the independent review of Regent Park condominium purchases conducted by the Honourable Patrick J. LeSage, C.M., O. ONT., Q.C.

A statement from Martin Blake, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation.

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Report on Regent Park Condominium Purchases by individuals involved with Regent Park Development Corporation
Report on Regent Park Condominium Purchases by individuals involved with Regent Park Development Corporation

Independent review finds no conflict of interest or favouritism in Regent Park condominium purchases.

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The Community That Has a Vision
The Community That Has a Vision

What’s happening in Regent Park? Read about the latest events taking place in Regent Park including the unveiling of ‘Regent Park: A Love Poem’, a celebration of local artists, Daniels’ unique work with Dixon Hall Mill Centre, the growing interest in urban agriculture and of course One Park Place.

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Hockey Canada Foundation, MLSE Team Up Foundation step up to support Regent Park community
Hockey Canada Foundation, MLSE Team Up Foundation step up to support Regent Park community

Toronto Community Housing and The Daniels Corporation are pleased to recognize a significant donation from the Hockey Canada Foundation and the MLSE Team Up Foundation, which will ensure residents of Regent Park have access to the game of hockey for years to come.

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Winners announced for 2012 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards
Winners announced for 2012 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards

The Daniels Corporation has been announced as the winner of the Toronto Arts and Business Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation.

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News Release: Birth of a Cottage Industry in Regent Park Revitalization
News Release: Birth of a Cottage Industry in Regent Park Revitalization

Daniels-commissioned quilt showcases the diverse fabric of the Regent Park community.

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Downtown Mississauga is the most exciting place in the GTA: Shawn Micallef
Downtown Mississauga is the most exciting place in the GTA: Shawn Micallef

Mississauga lacks the patina of age, but if you want art, culture, transit and, yes, space, this is the place to be, Shawn Micallef writes.

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2012 Tarion Awards of Excellence Recipients
2012 Tarion Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Daniels Corporation is thrilled to announce that we are the recipient of the 2012 Tarion Award of Excellence in the High-Rise Builder of the Year Category!

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Artscape announces new space in Toronto`s Entertainment District
Artscape announces new space in Toronto`s Entertainment District

Artscape is excited to announce a partnership with The Daniels Corporation the City of Toronto on a new 6,000 sq. ft. ground floor performance programming space at the base of the 43-storey condominium development, in the Entertainment District.

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George Pimentel Exhibit at Festival Tower
George Pimentel Exhibit at Festival Tower

Presented by The Daniels Corporation, the exhibit is being held at the penthouse unit on the 45th floor of the Festival Tower. The exhibit, Famous Faces in Exquisite Spaces, features over 90 of Pimentel’s most famous photographs of Hollywood royalty.

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Hume: Revitalizing Regent Park
Hume: Revitalizing Regent Park

We’ve heard a lot of criticism about the Regent Park revitalization in recent weeks. Is it really as troubled as opponents claim? The Star’s Christopher Hume has a look. April 12, 2012.

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Whither Welfare: City plays matchmaker for jobs and job seekers
Whither Welfare: City plays matchmaker for jobs and job seekers

It is barely 9 o’clock on a damp spring morning and the six computer work stations at Toronto’s tiny Regent Park employment centre are humming with eager job-seekers.

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Regent Park purchases intended to demonstrate confidence, developer says
Regent Park purchases intended to demonstrate confidence, developer says

The company charged with redeveloping the inner-city Regent Park neighbourhood is defending its executives' purchases of condominiums in the project, saying they were made to “demonstrate confidence” in the area.

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John Tory discusses the Regent Park revitalization
John Tory discusses the Regent Park revitalization

John Tory discusses the work Daniels is doing with the revitalization. Listen to his interview with Daniels’ Vice President Martin Blake and Regent Park resident Sureya Ibrahim on NewsTalk1010.

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A Builder with a Heart
A Builder with a Heart

The Toronto Star “New in Homes” section features a series of articles that highlight The Daniels Corporation as ‘A Builder with a Heart’.

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