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Photo of the Day: Festive Berczy Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Claude Cormier + Associés
December 8, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since reopening this year following a revitalization project, Toronto's Berczy Park has re-established itself as one of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood's most popular attractions. In today's Photo ... read more

Proposal Submitted for Staples Property at Front & Parliament

250 Front Street East, Greenpark Homes, Graziani+Corazza Architects, Toronto
December 7, 2017 5:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
With the shiny new Globe and Mail Centre having redefined Toronto's King East skyline when it opened earlier this year, a new proposal situated directly across the street is looking to add to the ... read more

Briton House Retirement Centre Expansion Proposed in Midtown

Briton House, Mt Pleasant, Toronto, Gordon Wells, Julian Jacobs
December 7, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's baby boomers move into their senior years, demand is growing for new retirement housing, leading to a handful of new proposals in 2017. Among the latest is an application filed with ... read more

Restored 'Sam The Record Man' Sign Disappoints

Sam The Record Man, Toronto, Ryerson, Yonge, Dundas
December 7, 2017 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When Ryerson University announced plans to redevelop Toronto's iconic Sam The Record Man on Yonge Street at Gould for their new Student Learning Centre, a heritage preservation deal ... read more

Programs Target Industry Shortage of Construction Workers

22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition at Roundhouse Park, image courte
December 7, 2017 12:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As development in the GTA is reaching a fever pitch, those who are on the ground building the city of tomorrow may be facing a coming crisis that could spell trouble for the booming construction ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Don River and West Don Lands

Throwback Thursday, Don River, West Don Lands, River City, Toronto
December 7, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back to early 2013 for a south facing view over the Don River, as seen from the Queen Street viaduct. Just shy of five years ago, this view of bridges was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough subway plan should be reconsidered if costs go above $3.56-billion; Toronto declines call to open armouries to shelter homeless; TTC’s removal of old streetcar ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fog Over the East Bayfront

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fog, East Bayfront
December 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another shot of the recent early morning fog over Toronto is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the Monde Forum thread by contributor Razz, this view faces southwest over a fog ... read more

Tower Plan at Davenport Village to be Augmented by Townhomes

December 6, 2017 5:04 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The final phases of the Davenport Village revitalization have been revised in plans recently submitted to the City of Toronto. Prepared by M. Behar Planning & Design on behalf of Neudorfer ... read more

Finishing Materials Emerging at Copeland Transformer Station

Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
December 6, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Originally anticipated to be operational in 2014, Toronto Hydro's upgrade to Downtown power infrastructure is finally approaching completion on Bremner Boulevard. Though behind schedule, ... read more

Rekai & Options for Homes Site in West Don Lands Progresses

Rekai Centres, Options for Homes, Montgomery Sisam, West Don Lands, Elevations
December 6, 2017 2:05 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
While the number of people in need of long-term care in Toronto is set to grow drastically over the next decade, long-term care facility owners and operators in the city are dwindling as Downtown ... read more

Graywood's Peter and Adelaide Almost Completely Sold Out

Peter and Adelaide, Graywood Developments, BBB Architects, Toronto
December 6, 2017 10:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District remains one of the city's most in-demand neighbourhoods as evidenced by the recent success of Graywood Developments' Peter and Adelaide. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Half of Torontonians support King St. pilot, poll finds; Cycling rates spike in downtown neighbourhoods; Plans to buy Danforth Road plaza for subway up for debate at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sherbourne Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Sherbourne Common, East Bayfront
December 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view captured from Sherbourne Common in Toronto's East Bayfront area. Submitted to our Forum by contributor skycandy, this view faces ... read more

Hydrogen Powered Trains Attracting Attention World-Wide

Alstom's pilot hydrail train on a test track in Germany
December 5, 2017 5:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Canada, especially Ontario, should be a leader, not a follower, in using hydrogen fuel cells to operate trains. That was a key message during the recent Metrolinx symposium, "Hydrail in ... read more

Transfer Slab Supporting First Tower Level at 488 University

488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
December 5, 2017 4:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Complex engineering, and a prominent location at University and Dundas in Downtown Toronto are keeping interest high for Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University ... read more

Concrete Ontario Hands Out 2017 Concrete Awards

2017 Concrete Awards, Ontario
December 5, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week at The Buildings Show in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre—an industry event that brings together a number of design, architecture, and construction expos under one roof—at ... read more

Home Sales Stabilize in November as Prices, New Listings Surge

TREB, market report, Toronto, real estate
December 5, 2017 12:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest monthly report from the Toronto Real Estate Board President (TREB) is showing that a steady demand remains for homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During the month of ... read more

Ryerson's City Building Institute Supports Rail Deck Park

Street View of Proposed Rail Deck Park, 20 acre park. Rendering by PUBLIC WORK.
December 5, 2017 10:10 am | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Well-maintained and accessible green space is necessary for the health of a city’s downtown core, but this essential component is more often than not given second thought as a city densifies. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s on the agenda for December’s Toronto City Council meeting?; Province to give Toronto $25.6 million for bicycle infrastructure; Great Streets project could create a ... read more