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After Construction Issues, Union Lofts Relaunches as Arch Lofts

Arch Lofts, by Caricari Lee Architects, for Windmill Developments, Toronto
December 9, 2016 12:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Nestled in the centre of Toronto's Junction Triangle neighbourhood, at the unassuming intersection of Wallace and Perth Avenues sits the shell of a building that started off as Perth Avenue ... read more

Luxurious Amenites On Offer at Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
December 9, 2016 11:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following last month's launch of Stafford Homes' Avenue & Park, we are learning more about the 7-storey project set to rise a short distance north of the Avenue Road and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New transportation boss says car is no longer king; Toronto Community Housing moves funding to address budget gap; TTC to complete Presto switch by 2018; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Avenue and Bloor

Photo of the Day, drone, Avenue Road, Bloor Street, Toronto, ROM, Exhibit
December 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above the treetops of Queen's Park for a drone-captured sunset view over Toronto's Avenue and Bloor intersection. Submitted to the "Post your pictures of ... read more

North York Central Library Undergoing Extensive Renovations

North York Central Library, Diamond Schmitt Architect, Moriyama Teshima, Toronto
December 8, 2016 4:27 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of North York's most significant buildings is undergoing major renovations over the winter months, as the 30-year-old North York Central Library is being upgraded to the 21st century. The ... read more

Redesigned Proposal Emerges for Lanterra's Artists' Alley

December 8, 2016 4:00 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Earlier this year, Lanterra Developments unveiled the design of Artists' Alley, a proposal for a three-building mixed-use project at 234 Simcoe Street. Located on a longer-than-average city block ... read more

Hariri Pontarini Design to Reshape 7.3 Acre Bloor-Dufferin Site

Bloor-Dufferin School Site, Toronto, by City of Toronto, TDSB, Metropia
December 8, 2016 3:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Community" and "legacy" were the words of the day at Bloor and Dufferin this morning. Speaking at Kent Senior Public School, Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter was joined by MPP Cristina ... read more

Avenue Road Mid-Rise Proposal to Offer Very Large Condo Units

183 Avenue Road, BBB Architects, Toronto
December 8, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Countering the trend of shrinking condominium sizes, a new mid-rise condominium proposal for Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood aims to build a collection of homes as large as 7,700 square feet. ... read more

Citywide Consultation Considers Planning for Laneway Suites

laneway suites, Toronto, development, infill housing, architecture
December 8, 2016 12:34 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto has a large supply of laneways behind many of our city streets, and an even larger demand for affordable housing. Simple math would suggest that this is an easy match and solution. Urban ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Roy's Square and One Bloor East

Throwback Thursday, Roy's Square, One Bloor East, Toronto
December 8, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at a height of 257 metres in 2015, cladding installation and interior fit-outs are bringing Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East closer to completion. Before this glass ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's house prices predicted to rise more than Vancouver; Toronto tenants one step closer to safer, cleaner rental housing; Kathleen Wynne gives John Tory's road toll ... read more

Photo of the Day: Growth in the East Bayfront

Photo of the Day, Toronto, East Bayfront, Monde, Daniels Waterfront
December 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The build out of Toronto's East Bayfront district continues to add new structures to the once-barren area. In today's Photo of the Day, captured from a condo unit in the Distillery District and ... read more

CentreCourt's INDX, Karma Chart Evolving Approach to Amenities

INDX Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt, Lifetime, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 7, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"By this point, your mind is usually on the next project," CentreCourt Developments President Shamez Virani explains. We're at INDX Condos, where the residents are now moving in as the finishing ... read more

29-Storey 'Rosehill Tower' Could Intensify Midtown Site

Rosehill Tower (44 Jackes Avenue), bcIMC, Bentall Kennedy, Hariri Pontarini
December 7, 2016 4:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest proposal for densification of a Tower-in-the-Park style apartment site in Toronto is seeking to add a modern rental tower adjacent to an existing pair of apartment towers on a site near ... read more

TREB Posts November 2016 Toronto Real Estate Market Stats

TREB Releases Monthly Resale Housing and Commercial Market Stats
December 7, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New figures released by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) for November show continued strength in Toronto's resale housing market, accompanied by a dip in the commercial market compared with ... read more

32-Storey Mutual Street Tower Hits Market as Ivy Condos

Ivy Condos, Toronto, Sher Corporation, Dream, RAW Design
December 7, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Evolved from a late-2015 proposal to replace a row of Mutual Street homes with a high-rise tower, marketing has kicked off for the 32-storey project by The Sher ... read more

Explainer: Introduction to Shoring

The Massey Tower excavation image by Jack Landau
December 7, 2016 11:38 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, guest contributor and geotechnical engineer, Michael Diez de Aux, will be taking over our 'Explainer'. This is the first part of a series that will look at shoring, or the supporting of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What You Need to Know about Toronto’s Budget; Toronto construction company Aecon under fire in Bermuda; Replacement cost insurance no carte blanche for new building, court ... read more

Photo of the Day: Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

Photo of the Day, Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Toronto
December 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents an aerial view of an important Toronto landmark. Submitted to the "Post your pictures of Toronto" Forum thread by contributor steveve, this view of the Royal ... read more

7 St. Thomas: Hariri Pontarini Design Delivers Unique Presence

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, by St. Thomas Commercial Developments, Hariri Pontarini
December 6, 2016 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I haven't noticed it." That's the response Patrick J. Quigley typically gets when discussing the development at Toronto's 7 St. Thomas. "Are you sure it's at Bay and Bloor?" is a typical ... read more