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Geo2018 Conference Tackles Development on Challenging Sites

Geo2018 Conference: Developing Challenging Sites
February 15, 2018 12:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Contractors, developers, property owners, and engineers will congregate next month at Brampton's Pearson Convention Centre for a conference, hosted by GeoSolv Design/Build Inc. and Geopier. On ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Eglinton Station

Throwback Thursday, Eglinton Station, Crosstown LRT
February 15, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Midtown Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton intersection, where the site of a former bus terminal serving Eglinton subway station has been transformed with ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC errors, fighting contributed to nightmarish January commute; This artist paints Chinatown and Etobicoke in the style of the Old Masters; One year later, staff and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini
February 15, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor steveve, who captured a shot of the Massey Tower rising into the skyline of Downtown Toronto. Captured from an elevated vantage point to ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2018: Downsview & York University

Growth to Watch For 2018: Downsview & York University
February 14, 2018 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series picks up where we left off in our last instalment, meandering north through North York with an overview of all of the activity ... read more

Aoyuan Property Groups Enters Toronto Market at Newtonbrook

Looking southeast towards the Newtonbrook Plaza site, North York
February 14, 2018 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The redevelopment of Newtonbrook Plaza, on Yonge Street at Cummer Avenue in North York, has been on UrbanToronto's radar for several years now. The 8.6-acre property currently represents a gap in ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Seeking Input on Port Lands Public Spaces

Lower Don Lands, Port Lands, Toronto
February 14, 2018 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, the start of lakefilling operations at Essroc Quay marked the first steps in transforming Toronto's Port Lands to support future urbanization. A seven-year, $1.25 billion ... read more

Digging Begins at Cityzen and Fernbrook's St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Toronto, architectsAllliance
February 14, 2018 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just shy of three months since shoring activity began at the site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, excavators have made the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Advocates call on province to close loopholes that allow landlords to hike rent; Learn more about the future of Toronto's port lands at upcoming meeting; John Tory will ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay Shores, Etobicoke
February 14, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Humber Bay Park in South Etobicoke. Captured by drone and submitted to our Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this view faces north over the mouth of Mimico Creek ... read more

Tower Floors Rising for Ryerson's Daphne Cockwell Complex

Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell Complex, Perkins + Will, Toronto
February 13, 2018 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was mid-November when we last checked in on the construction of Ryerson University's Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex in Downtown Toronto. At the time of our last update, ... read more

Chestnut Hill's Lotus Condos Tops Off on Sheppard at Bayview

Lotus Condos, Chestnut Hill, Fortress RDI, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2018 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A corridor of mid-rise density is growing along Toronto's Sheppard Avenue East, in the blocks east of Bayview Avenue. A handful of projects are under construction along this stretch of Sheppard in ... read more

Artscape Daniels Launchpad Opening at 130 QQE This Year

130 QQE, Daniels Waterfront, Toronto, RAW, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
February 13, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts—an office condominium known by its Queens Quay address of 130 QQE—is now structurally complete and soon to add 280,000 ft² of new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory's 10-point plan to alleviate TTC crowding; The TTC’s budget is rising, but will service improve?; Maven moves into Toronto’s crowded car sharing market; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Square

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Massey Tower
February 13, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a snowy scene from Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. Submitted to our Massey Tower Forum thread by Marcus Mitanis, this view faces east across the square's ... read more

Plaza's Theatre District Residence: Two Towers Going Up

Theatre District Residence, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
February 12, 2018 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two adjacent projects proposed for Toronto's Entertainment District have been consolidated. A Scott Shields Architects-proposed plan for 8 through 20 Widmer Street has been acquired ... read more

Condo Levels Rising Above Re-Skinned Tower at 488 University

Residences of 488 University, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
February 12, 2018 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's an exciting time for structural engineering in Toronto. Earlier today, we talked about the hybrid exoskeleton structural system that will be used at The One, and now we look at another ... read more

The One's Hybrid Exoskeleton to be a First for Toronto

The One, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
February 12, 2018 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Under construction at Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection, Mizrahi Developments' The One promises to break more new ground with a series of firsts for the city. The project ... read more

Previewing Suites at CTN's ONE28 King St. N. in Waterloo

ONE28 King St. N., CTN Developments, Hatem Nassif Architects, Waterloo
February 12, 2018 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's red-hot housing market is spilling over into the university towns of Southern Ontario, making them more attractive to investors, and helping fuel new condominium developments in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After timid rollout, Toronto’s King Street project enters pivotal phase; Province puts brakes on GTA West highway; Relief line subway riders’ priority, poll shows; ... read more