Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario rent control bill would hurt supply, critic says; Time is of the essence in Eglinton Crosstown LRT fight; Kristyn Wong-Tam Questions Mayor Tory’s Integrity After Cheat ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deloitte's Bistro 1858

Photo of the Day, Deloitte, Bistro 1858, cafe, Toronto, Financial District
March 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the intersection of Yonge and Adelaide, where a private cafe serves employees of the Deloitte offices in the Bay Adelaide Centre's recently-completed east ... read more

Minor Variance Could Spell Major Changes for the Atrium on Bay

Atrium on Bay Expansion, Toronto, by H&R Developments, Page + Steele
March 20, 2017 5:59 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A second fiddle to Cadillac Fairview's neighbouring Eaton Centre as a Downtown Toronto retail destination, the Atrium on Bay could soon be transformed into a flashier presence on Dundas Street ... read more

Plans Evolve for Urban Capital and Rosewater's Queensway Park

Queensway Park, Urban Capital, Rosewater, RAW Design, Toronto
March 20, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after developers Urban Capital Property Group and Rosewater Capital Group applied for Site Plan Approval (SPA) for the 784 The Queensway site in ... read more

U of T: Perkins + Will Design Expanding Mississauga Campus

North Building Reconstruction, Mississauga, University of Toronto, Perkins+Will
March 20, 2017 3:01 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Some 33 kilometres west of Downtown's Saint George campus, the expansion of the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus is continuing, with Phase Two of the new North ... read more

Mansouri's The Perry Condos Rising from Pears Avenue

The Perry Condos, Toronto, IBI Group, Mansouri Living
March 20, 2017 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of Avenue Road on the tree-lined Pears Avenue, construction is progressing for Mansouri Living's The Perry, which replaces a former Toronto parking lot. Designed by IBI ... read more

Toronto's Housing Crisis: Impacts on Transportation & Transit

The now-suspended GTA West Corridor
March 20, 2017 10:53 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Late last week, my colleague wrote an article on the land use planning impacts of Toronto's housing crisis, examining both the supply and the demand factors that could be influencing the record ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five housing items Councillor Ana Bailao wants in the federal budget; Transit advocates plan panel on future of Scarborough transit; Toronto high school students pitch ... read more

Photo of the Day: EY from Street Level

Photo of the Day, EY Tower, Toronto, Financial District
March 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a street level view of Oxford Properties' EY Tower, located in Toronto's Financial District. Captured by Marcus Mitanis, this view presents the ... read more

Toronto's Housing Crisis: A Problem of Supply or Demand?

The Downtown Toronto skyline, image by UT Forum contributor Razz
March 17, 2017 6:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The headlines are hard to avoid, and by now, the words "Toronto housing crisis" come across as a mere statement of fact, rather than any sort of prognostication. And rightly so. In 2017, our ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
March 17, 2017 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A whole lot can be accomplished in just a few short weeks, as evidenced in the latest photos of recent construction progress on Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville. When we last ... read more

Catching Up With Construction at Daniels' The Bartholomew

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Regent Park, Toronto
March 17, 2017 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New buildings continue to add new life to Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood as the multi-phased redevelopment reshapes the community. The latest Regent Park project to begin taking its first ... read more

Crane Installed at Site of Streetcar's Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Toronto, Streetcar, RAW, Giannone Petricone Associates
March 17, 2017 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a little over ten months since we last checked in on construction progress at Streetcar Developments and Dream's Riverside Square, a mixed-use complex soon to rise ... read more

Daniels Faculty of Architecture Hosting Multiple Events March 24

University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture
March 17, 2017 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has a big day planned later this month, with four different events planned for Friday, March 24th. ... read more

Multifaceted Massing Materializing at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini, Toronto
March 17, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Passersby on Yonge Street north of Queen have been craning their necks as of late, as the striking geometry of MOD Developments Inc's Massey Tower Condos pushes above adjacent ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What has gone wrong since the ‘golden age’ of Toronto transit; Metrolinx study finds Tory’s Smart Track could spur auto commuting; Why Yonge-Dundas Square Struggles as ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen Street Viaduct

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queen Street Viaduct, TTC, streetcar
March 17, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a well-known piece of Toronto infrastructure. Built in 1911 by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company of Darlington, England, the Queen Street Viaduct carries ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2017: Corktown-Regent Park-Cabbagetown

245 Queen East, ONE Properties, Arquitectonica, Sweeny &Co, S9, Toronto
March 16, 2017 4:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series heads to the busy neighbourhoods east of Downtown and west of the Don Valley, exploring a diverse range of developments spanning across some ... read more

Public Mostly Enthusiastic for Laneway Housing in Toronto

March 16, 2017 4:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto home prices continue to soar, the impetus to find housing solutions has never been greater. Whether the red-hot market is driven by inflated demand or diminished supply, or some ... read more

U31 Design Shapes Interiors at Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 16, 2017 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Replacing the Beer Store on Avenue Road north of Lawrence, the seven-storey Avenue & Park is adding 36 luxury condominium suites to what is gradually becoming a mid-rise corridor. Designed by ... read more