The Dirt: Province Moves to Regulate Excavated—and Toxic—Soils

The launch shaft for the Crosstown LRT at Brentcliffe and Eglinton in 2015, imag
May 25, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's skyline of cranes and concrete, it's almost impossible not to notice the impact of development. With a decade-long boom showing little sign of slowing down, ours is a city under ... read more

Diam's On The Danforth Design Caters To Residents' Needs

On The Danforth, DIAM Developments, Onespace, Toronto
May 25, 2016 4:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While often overshadowed by the cultural offerings found on the Greektown stretch of Toronto's Danforth Avenue—more often just "The Danforth"—the more affordable eastern stretches of the arterial ... read more

Tower at Pier 27: A First Look at the Amenities

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
May 25, 2016 2:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Alongside the four completed buildings of Cityzen and Fernbrook's Waterlink at Pier 27, the foot of Yonge Street will see another architectsAlliance-designed project join Toronto's waterfront. ... read more

Shoring Work Prepares 1 Yorkville Site for Excavation

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
May 25, 2016 1:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compared with its appearance a decade ago, the Bloor-Yorkville skyline of today is almost completely unrecognizable, with glittering glass towers popping up all over the neighbourhood. One of the ... read more

Exec Committee Clears Expo 2025 Feasibility Study to Proceed

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam speaks at press event, Expo 2025, Marcus Mitanis
May 25, 2016 11:42 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A movement led by notable city builders and leaders to bid for the 2025 World Expo prompted the Executive Committee on Tuesday to move forward on pre-bid work. Hosted every five years, the Expo ... read more

Crane Raised and Below Grade Levels Underway at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
May 25, 2016 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In just one month, the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos has been dramatically transformed. At the time of our last update, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s lost architecture; Debate over new Toronto ward boundaries delayed until October; Ontario's affordable housing wait list grows; and more news Toronto’s lost ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sun Life Financial Tower, Harbour Plaza Residences
May 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor UrbanOptic, who captured this fantastic view of a rainbow over Toronto's South Core area. Captured from the east tower of Ïce ... read more

The Esplanade: Touring the Changed—and Changing—Street

Backstage on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Page + Steele
May 24, 2016 6:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looking toward the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade, it can be hard to imagine the Downtown Toronto site just 10 years ago, when the 58-storey L Tower and the 36-storey Backstage had ... read more

2,000,000 Users: Presto Card Adoption Up 25% In A Year

presto network map
May 24, 2016 5:48 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Metrolinx has announced its two millionth Presto card holder, a figure that is up by around 500,000 in the last year. In Toronto, the rollout of Presto readers to buses has begun, all streetcars ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Fuse Condos as Fuse2 Nears Final Height

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
May 24, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since we last checked in on the progress of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos about a month ago, much progress has been made on the two-tower development in Toronto's ... read more

Two Townhomes Remain at Madison's Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
May 24, 2016 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since launching last year, Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns, a Kirkor Architects-designed stacked townhome development in Toronto's Fairbank neighbourhood, has proven to be very ... read more

Toronto Event Showcases Shortlisted Projects for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

New Power Station, Erginoglu & Calislar, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Baku
May 24, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been recognizing excellence in design for nearly 40 years, and this year's line-up of shortlisted projects is no exception. At a special event this past ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Justin Trudeau to look into 'next steps' if Toronto bids for World Expo 2025; Amid development boom, Queens Quay East LRT running late; Does Toronto hate marathons?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flatiron and 88 Scott

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, Gooderham Building, Flatiron
May 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1892-built Gooderham Building—commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building—is one of Toronto's most photographed landmarks. The building's Romanesque Revival architecture stands out against a ... read more

Toronto City Builders Debate Bid for Expo 2025

Toronto sign, Pan Am Games, Expo 2025, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2016 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The legacy of the Pan Am Games and its contribution to city building and civic pride are just now being realized in full, but influential politicians and development professionals are already ... read more

Diamond Condos on Yonge: First Look at the Project's Floorplans

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
May 20, 2016 3:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Ahead of Diamante's launch of Diamond Condominiums on Yonge this year, we've previewed the Toronto project's interiors and amenities, alongside a brief overview of the previous development ... read more

Re-Skinning of 488 University Continues at Dundas & University

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
May 20, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core Architects-designed condominium development ... read more

Sponsored Post: Five Toronto Condos Under $200K

Sponsored Post: New on the Market - 5 Toronto Condos Under $200K
May 20, 2016 2:44 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The Toronto real estate market is certainly booming right now. There is pressure on Canada’s most populous city to house more and more residents, and this pushes prices up.   As with any city ... read more

17th Annual Doors Open Toronto Focuses on Adaptive Reuse

May 20, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Re-used, Re-visited, and Revised." In a quickly changing architectural—and cultural—milieu, preserving and adapting built form of the past is a complex and contentious issue. As new development ... read more