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Design Review Panel Sees Updated Pinnacle One Yonge Plans

October 13, 2017 5:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The design for phases 2 and 3 of Pinnacle One Yonge appeared before a joint meeting of the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel and Waterfront Toronto's Design Review Panel yesterday at Toronto ... read more

Glazing Installation Begins Over Union Station Front Street Moat

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Front Street moat
October 13, 2017 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the few weeks since we last checked in on construction for Union Station's massive multi-year revitalization, progress has been made on what will be among the project's most visible elements to ... read more

Toronto Receives Over $30 Million in PTIF Funding

Rendering of the proposed land bridge over Lake Shore Blvd
October 13, 2017 2:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today the Federal Government announced that it has approved $30,549,000 in PTIF funding (Public Transit Infrastructure Fund) for projects within the City of Toronto. PTIF was created by the ... read more

Tridel Seeks Site Plan Approval for Third Tower at West Village

10 Eva Road, West Village, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
October 13, 2017 12:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 27- and 30-storey first phase towers of Tridel's West Village Etobicoke development on Eva Road in Etobicoke have been finished for a couple of years, and now plans are advancing for the ... read more

The Well: Diamond Corp Sells Interest as Construction Heats Up

The Well, Allied, RioCan, Tridel, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
October 13, 2017 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity is heating up for one of the most transformative mixed-use redevelopments in recent Downtown Toronto history. Since we last covered work on the Front and Spadina site of The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province’s waterfront Hearn site subject of sales talks; Momentum building for 'Union Station West', a new transit hub at Pearson; Bombardier will miss target this year ... read more

Photo of the Day: Division

Photo of the Day, Toronto, University and College, Ontario Power Generation
October 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view from the Ontario Power Generation building at Toronto's University and College intersection. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, this view ... read more

Two North Drive Projects Under Construction on Bloor West

Picnic, The High Park II, North Drive, Quadrangle, Toronto
October 12, 2017 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The site of North Drive Investments Inc's Picnic, The High Park II is abuzz with activity in Toronto's Bloor West Village area, just west of High Park. The ... read more

Theatre District Hotel & Condos Seeking Site Plan Approval

Theatre District Hotel & Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
October 12, 2017 3:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a few years of evolution, Plaza's plans for the Theatre District Hotel & Condos project at 30 Widmer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District is now seeking Site Plan ... read more

Ryerson Architecture: Jacques Ferrier on Non-Oppressive Design

October 12, 2017 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson Architecture's 2017-2018 lecture series is set to continue this month with a talk by French architect and urban planner Jacques Ferrier, principal at Jacques Ferrier Architecture of ... read more

Range of Amenity Spaces Planned for Daniels' Wesley Tower

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, The Daniels Corporation, Rafael + Bigauskas
October 12, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the last few months, we've taken a look at a few of the amenity spaces coming to Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, a 43-storey Rafael + Bigauskas Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Throwback Thursday: L Tower From Berczy Park

Throwback Thursday, Berczy Park, L Tower, Ten York, Toronto
October 12, 2017 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week's Throwback Thursday took us back to only 2 years to 2015, when construction was in full swing for the Claude Cormier + Associés-designed revitalization of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In search of the elusive Lawren Harris “Toronto House”; Bloor Street bike lanes and the business of road safety; Housing starts slide as Toronto real-estate market ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East's Curves

Photo of the Day, One Bloor East, Hariri Pontarini, Great Gulf, Toronto
October 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As finishing touches are added to Great Gulf's 76-storey One Bloor East, the project's design statement is nearing its final form. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted by Forum ... read more

Harbour Street Rebuild Progressing in Toronto's South Core

Lower Simcoe Ramp and New Park, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 11, 2017 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sound of jackhammers and squeaky construction vehicle treads cut through the relative nighttime silence in Toronto's South Core area over the Thanksgiving long weekend, as crews worked on a ... read more

Nobu Residences Revised as Site Plan Application Submitted

Nobu Toronto, Madison Group, Westdale Properties, Teeple Architects
October 11, 2017 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction approval is one step closer for the hotly anticipated Nobu Toronto project following an August application for Site Plan Approval (SPA) to City Planning. read more

City, Metrolinx Reveal Early Plans for 6 SmartTrack Stations

Mayor John Tory, SmartTrack, GO regional express rail, Construction
October 11, 2017 1:37 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Remember SmartTrack, the key transit plank in candidate John Tory's platform during his campaign to become mayor? Tory proposed a rapid transit line with frequent service two ways, all day, every ... read more

New Design for Multi-Use Dufferin + Queen Redevelopment

440 Dufferin, CentreCourt, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
October 11, 2017 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There have been plans in the works to replace a single-storey workshop and studio building on the west side of Dufferin Street north of Queen since late 2011. Following the failure of the City of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s Smarttrack plan heads off for public input; Should Toronto Islands get ready for another flood?; Councillor pitches help for Eglinton businesses during LRT ... read more

Photo of the Day: Richmond Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Richmond Street
October 11, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view looking west from the Don Valley Parkway's Richmond Street exit. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Dustin William, this long exposure view shows traffic in ... read more