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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Toronto’ sign will shine on in square until at least fall; Toronto Bike Share outage drags on as staff feels the heat; Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Mimico

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Mimico
June 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, takes us to the GO Transit Willowbrook Yard in Mimico. Captured on a cloudy Sunday afternoon in ... read more

Four New SmartTrack Stations Announced for Toronto's East End

The new Toronto-area stations are highlighted in blue, image courtesy of Metroli
June 22, 2016 6:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Today, it's the east end's turn. Following Yesterday's introduction of four new GO stations in Toronto's west end, new transit was announced for the city's east end earlier today. Joined by Mayor ... read more

City-Builders Break Ground on Weston Village Artscape Hub

22 John Street, Toronto, by the City of Toronto, Rockport Group, Artscape
June 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Squinting in the June sun, a diverse group of politicians, artists, developers, and students gathered in a Weston Village parking lot. Gathered next to Mayor Tory, Councillors Frances Nunziata and ... read more

Claude Cormier + Associés' Berczy Park Rebuild Progressing

Berczy Park Revitalization, Claude Cormier + Associés, Toronto
June 22, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing rebuilding of Toronto's Berczy Park has made a fair amount of progress since our most recent update in May. Designed by landscape architects Claude Cormier + ... read more

Explainer: Architect of Record

Shanghai Tower rendering, image via Gensler
June 22, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, UrbanToronto is introducing a new feature cross-posted from our sister site, SkyriseCities. The weekly "Explainer" series provides an overview of the terms used in the architecture, ... read more

Union Station Revitalization Continues at Bay and Front

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO, Osmington Inc.
June 22, 2016 12:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly six years since the start of Toronto's Union Station revitalization, work continues on several remaining elements of the highly complex project. Since our last update ... read more

Undulating Glazing Grabs Eyeballs at 7 St. Thomas Development

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments
June 22, 2016 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we last checked in on the construction progress of St. Thomas Commercial Developments' 7 St. Thomas, though we can barely keep away from the striking ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
$1 billion funding gap for Scarborough transit a question of ‘priorities’; Why cities are cracking down on Airbnb; Sales of new high-rise homes boom while low-rise inventory ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and Dundas
June 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Bryan Bonnici, takes us to the busy Yonge and Dundas intersection in Downtown Toronto. A 1.6-second exposure ... read more

The Foot of Yonge: Pier 27 Tower Joins Downtown Waterfront

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
June 21, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For visitors to Toronto, the foot of Yonge Street is a surprisingly inauspicious place. While the nexus of our main street and the waterfront is a locus of activity in many cities, Toronto's ... read more

Focus Shifts to King Street Redesign as Visioning Study Kicks Off

King Street Visioning Study, TOcore, Pembina Institute, Toronto
June 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
"This is our moment, this is our opportunity to envision King Street as something fundamentally different!": these were the impassioned words of Toronto's chief city planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, at ... read more

East Bayfront Community Abuzz with Construction Activity

East Bayfront, Toronto, construction, development
June 21, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront of today is a far cry from the once heavily industrialized south edge of the city. Following the successful redevelopment of the central waterfront in the last quarter of ... read more

Province Announces Four New GO Stations in West Toronto

John Tory addresses reporters in Liberty Village earlier today, image by Craig W
June 21, 2016 1:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This morning, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto announced intentions to build four new GO stations in west Toronto. As part of the SmartTrack and GO RER initiatives, Metrolinx's ... read more

The Met Offers a Range of Suites in Vaughan's Developing Core

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
June 21, 2016 10:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction progresses on the 8.6 kilometre extension of the TTC's University Line to Vaughan, a number of developments promise to form a new downtown around the new terminus. The blocks ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ferries to carry 200 more passengers per ride; Architects ordered to add their names to Toronto buildings; 407 East to give drivers a free ride — for now; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Fisheye

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core
June 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new condominium and office towers have transformed Toronto's South Core area into a lively mixed-use district. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto ... read more

Touring CentreCourt's About-To-Top-Off Core Condos

Core Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 20, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2013, CentreCourt Developments purchased property at the northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie in Downtown Toronto and by January of 2014, sales for Core Condos were underway. By early ... read more

Ottawa: Mixed-Use Arthaus Complex Making its Mark Downtown

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
June 20, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now starting to rise well above grade, DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court is bringing a unique mixed-use presence to Ottawa's Downtown. Housing an art gallery, a black box theatre, a ... read more

GO Lakeshore East Line to Extend from Oshawa to Bowmanville

GO Lakeshore East expansion, Bowmanville
June 20, 2016 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, Premier Kathleen Wynne appeared in Bowmanville to announce the expansion of GO Tranit's Lakeshore East corridor from the line's current terminus in Oshawa, 20 kilometres to the ... read more