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Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills Becoming More Pedestrian Friendly

Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, by Cadillac Fairview
May 4, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Belying its location at the car-happy corner of Don Mills and Lawrence Avenue East, Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills is one of Toronto's more walkable retail plazas. In contrast to the strip ... read more

Inside the Model Suites at Harhay's oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
May 4, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is winding down at the Bathurst and Adelaide site of Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, with work crews now being replaced by the ... read more

Presto Card Use Expands to First Buses on TTC, More Stations

presto reader
May 4, 2016 9:42 am | by David Brake | Comments
Toronto's days of using an antiquated fare medium—the token—on its public transit system are coming closer to an end, as the first nineteen of the TTC's 1900 buses to be Presto-enabled began to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC rolls out buses with Presto card readers; Uber still alive in Toronto as council approves compromise deal to regulate ridesharing services; Suburban Etobicoke ... read more

Photo of the Day: Into the Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, 88 Scott Street
May 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower is rising into the Toronto skyline, as construction progresses on Concert Properties' 88 Scott. The Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed 58-storey ... read more

Cities Breathe Life into Hot Docs 2016 Offerings

A police helicopter tries to pacify a favela in In The Shadow Of The Hill
May 3, 2016 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto’s 2016 Hot Docs Festival is approaching its halfway point, and a number of films have played—and will play again—that in one way or another cover urban issues, and will transport the urban ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard West, GWL, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While condominium towers remain the major player in Toronto's continuing housing boom, an increasing number of rental towers are being pushed forward around the city. One such tower—GWL Realty ... read more

U of T: Jackman Law Faculty Takes Shape on Queens Park Crescent

May 3, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Embracing the curve of Queens Park Crescent as it rounds the corner northwest of Ontario's parliament, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is taking on a more prominent presence as the $37.5 ... read more

U of T: Jackman Institute of Child Study Undergoing Redevelopment

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
May 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Thanks in large part to generous donations from Dr. Eric Jackman and Margaret and Wallace McCain, the Jackman Institute of Child Study—part of the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for ... read more

33 Avenue Road's 'Vertical Forest' Evolves Again

33 Avenue Road, Toronto, by Empire Communities, Greybrook Capital, Zeidler
May 3, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing its long-running design saga, the proposal for Toronto's 33 Avenue Road development has changed once again. With documentation for a site plan approval submitted to the City of Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fate of Uber in Toronto hangs in the balance; Toronto art exhibit shines a spotlight on safer streets; Should Busking Be Banned at Yonge and Dundas?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Sunrise

Photo of the Day, sunrise, Toronto, Etobicoke, Gardiner Expressway
May 3, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by contributor ...Iwonttell, takes us to Etobicoke for an early morning city view. Captured from Islington ... read more

Winners Announced for the 36th Annual BILD Awards

May 2, 2016 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since 1980, the annual BILD Awards have honoured the best of the best in new home construction in the GTA. The awards recently returned for their 36th year, awarding recipients in a number of ... read more

Long-Awaited Crane Removal Underway at L Tower

May 2, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out a final height of 58 storeys back in 2013, the curving profile of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed L-Tower has been marked by the presence of a tower crane ... read more

Arc Condominiums to be the Crown Jewel of Daniels Erin Mills

Arc, Daniels Erin Mills, Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects Planners, HOK
May 2, 2016 2:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Soon to become what the Daniels Corporation refers to as the crown jewel of Daniels Erin Mills—a master-planned mixed-use community sprouting up at the southwest corner of ... read more

Cladding Seals Off LJM's Appleby Gardens in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
May 2, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Strong residential demand continues to support the construction of new condominium developments in the Hamilton-Burlington area, many of which are shedding the established suburban built form and ... read more

Topping Off April 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off April 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 2, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Erosion could cause Gibraltar Point to split in two; Will TREB ruling lead to Uberization of real estate industry?; Concept of 'Night Mayor' promotes peace between night ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide East Signage

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
May 2, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, a major detail was added to the minimalist exterior of the Bay Adelaide Centre's new east tower, as roofline signage for anchor tenant Deloitte was put in place on the building's east ... read more

Edilcan Proposal Adds More Residential Density Along 427 Corridor

Edilcan, 2 Gibbs Road, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
April 29, 2016 4:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Details of a new major residential development along Highway 427 at Bloor Street West have been revealed through a rezoning application recently submitted by Edilcan for a 2.6-hectare lot at 2 ... read more