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First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage on The Esplanade, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa
November 30, 2016 11:42 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-storey tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade and Yonge Street is now ... read more

Explainer: Urban Acupuncture

'Little Free Library' movement , image by Flickr user Matthew Matheson
November 30, 2016 10:12 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the term 'urban acupuncture'. Chinese acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine involving needles being inserted into the body to relieve stress. In a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarbexit? Scarborough resident calls for de-amalgamation; The Ontario Municipal Board is Long Overdue for Repairs; Summer hot car hangover leads to drop in TTC customer ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Skyline from Above Liberty Village

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Above Liberty Village
November 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us above Toronto's Liberty Village area, for an east-facing view of the Toronto skyline. Submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured shot ... read more

Menkes' LCBO Site Concept Presented to the Public

LCBO site, architectsAlliance, B+H Architects, Menkes Developments, Toronto
November 29, 2016 5:05 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Less than a week after the project was first presented to the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP), Menkes' LCBO Site had its first public consultation at the Novotel on the evening of ... read more

Tower at Pier 27: Activity Paves Way for 2017 Construction

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
November 29, 2016 4:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the sales centre relocated immediately to the east in September, and the site partially cleared in October, the architectsAlliance-designed Tower at Pier 27 is set to begin making an impact ... read more

36-Storey Tower at 57 Spadina Now Planned as Rental Project

57 Spadina, Diamond Schmitt, Tricon Capital, MOD Developments, Toronto
November 29, 2016 2:31 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Following a 2013 submission, Diamond Corp and Allied Properties REIT's rezoning application for a residential tower at 57 Spadina was approved by Toronto City Council in August 2014. ... read more

UPDATE: Canary District: Block 16 Hits Waterfront Design Review Panel

Site plan for the Canary District, Toronto, West Don Lands, DundeeKilmer
November 29, 2016 11:55 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The Canary District in Downtown Toronto's eastern end became a new neighbourhood virtually overnight when the area's buildings, originally built as housing for the 2015 Pan Am Games ... read more

Construction Start Imminent at 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
November 29, 2016 11:18 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With fencing surrounding the lot and the sales centre now closed, the site of State Building Group and Madison Homes' 609 Avenue Road is soon to be a hub of construction. With preparatory work now ... read more

Rear of Deer Park Church Coming Down for Blue Diamond Condo

Blue Diamond Condos, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
November 29, 2016 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after hoarding was installed around the 1911-built Norman-Gothic-style Deer Park United Church at 129 St. Clair Avenue West, demolition has begun on the south end of the structure. A ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s pitch on tolls isn’t an ideal solution, but it’s the best on offer; TTC no longer threatening to annex 11 homes for Scarborough subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cavalcade of Lights

Photo of the Day, Cavalcade of Lights, Toronto
November 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's annual Cavalcade of Lights festival at Nathan Phillips Square has marked the official start of the holiday season since 1967. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

House of Gathering: Holy Blossom Temple Begins its Renewal

Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, by Diamond Schmitt Architects
November 28, 2016 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"The three main pillars of a Synagogue are the House of Prayer (Beit Tefillah), House of Study (Beit Midrash), and the House of Gathering (Beit Knesset)," Diamond Schmitt Architects' Wen-ying Lu ... read more

Urban Street Wall Rising at ZIGG Condos on St. Clair West

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
November 28, 2016 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following another productive month of activity at Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos, an update on the construction of the 11-storey Kirkor ... read more

Urban Leadership Awards Recognize Contributions That Improve Life in the GTA

Canadian Urban Institute, Urban Leadership Award, Toronto, Urbanism,
November 28, 2016 3:25 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
It takes all sorts to make a good city. In the case of Toronto and a great many other cities, some of the contributors are obvious: architects, builders, planners, officials, and committed ... read more

Touring Finished Suites at LJM's Appleby Gardens Condos

Appleby Gardens Condos, Burlington, LJM, Icon Architects
November 28, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction winding down and pre-delivery inspections (PDIs) now well under way, it won't be long before LJM Developments' Appleby Gardens Condominiums is officially complete ... read more

Fuse Condos Nears Completion as Cladding Shapes Fuse2

Fuse Condos, Fuse2, Barrett, Burka, Neudorfer, Toronto
November 28, 2016 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since our previous construction update for Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos, another month of construction activity has brought the Barrett ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate outlook could be bright spot as Canadian banks roll out year-end earnings; Mayor's proposed tax on short-term rentals would be first in Canada; Toronto divided ... read more

Photo of the Day: Passing Trains

Photo of the Day, GO Transit, UP Express, Toronto
November 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since entering service in mid-2015, the UP Express has carried countless commuters between Toronto's Union Station and Mississauga's Pearson International Airport. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

4-Storey Rosedale Development Presented to Community

The Dale, Toronto, by Platinum Vista, Hariri Pontarini
November 25, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, a 4-storey development in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale neighbourhood was presented at a community consultation on Tuesday, November 22nd. By 7 PM, Bloor ... read more