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Dundas West Art Celebrates Chilean and Indigenous Culture

Graffiti, mural, Dundas, Dufferin, StreetArt Toronto, art, chile, indigenous
June 14, 2017 4:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
As we near July 1, the apex of the Canada 150 celebrations, what exactly we are celebrating comes with increasing scrutiny. Canada's sesquicentennial marks the anniversary of ... read more

Stafford Introducing Residential Density to Downsview Park

Downsview Park, Luxury Townhome Collection, Toronto, by Stafford Developments
June 14, 2017 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of Toronto's Downsview Park—and close to where the TTC's new Downsview Park subway station will open—a series of new developments is adding new homes to the edge of Canada's first urban ... read more

30-Storey 'Bauhaus Condos' Proposed for 284 King Street East

Bauhaus Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Lamb Development Corp
June 14, 2017 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-storey residential tower at 284 King Street East, between ... read more

Exploring the Luxury Terrace Suites at Tridel's Bianca

Bianca Condos, Toronto, Teeple Architects, Tridel
June 14, 2017 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this Spring, new renderings of Tridel's Bianca—a new condominium development coming to 420 Dupont Street—gave us a good look at the project's Teeple ... read more

Emerald City's 'The Point' to Punctuate Growing Community

Emerald City: The Point, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 14, 2017 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's Emerald City community, at Don Mills and Sheppard in North York, has grown increasingly lively since the first block of three WZMH Architects-designed condominium towers was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto want to wreck an ‘extraordinary’ building? It's time for an answer; Giant dog fountain a big hit for people and puppies alike; The Fords’ Fascination With ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville skyline, rainbow
June 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Forum contributor Benito during a recent rainstorm at the end of May. Overlooking Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood from the Uptown Residences, this ... read more

College Street Welcoming Long-Awaited Streetscape Upgrades

Conceptual Renderings of College Street, image courtesy of PMA Landscape Archite
June 13, 2017 5:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Just west of Toronto's Little Italy, the stretch of College street between Shaw Street and Havelock Street is poised to welcome a long-awaited streetscape transformation over the Summer and into ... read more

37-Storey Rental Tower Could Replace Merton Street Garage

June 13, 2017 4:08 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
An Official Plan and zoning by-law amendment application has been submitted to the City, proposing a 37-storey residential tower designed by Sweeny &Co to replace a surface parking garage in ... read more

A Closer Look at Amenities in "home: Power and Adelaide"

home: Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects, Toronto
June 13, 2017 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now a few months into marketing, the countdown to construction for Great Gulf and Hullmark's home: Power and Adelaide is ticking down as buyers secure the remaining units ... read more

Metrolinx Issues RFQ for Barrie GO Corridor Expansion

Phase 1 of the Barrie Line double tracking in October 2016
June 13, 2017 1:08 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's been a busy few weeks for GO and Metrolinx. Last week, they announced that all-day two-way GO Train service is coming to the Stouffville Line. Yesterday, they announced a Request for ... read more

58-Storey 1 Yorkville Hits Grade West of Yonge Street

1 Yorkville, Toronto, by Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli
June 13, 2017 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past a row of fine-grained heritage storefronts, Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville has hit grade. Under construction since late 2015, the laborious below-grade work—which carved out a deep ... read more

Sponsored Post: Arceffect Brings Projects to Life with 3D Imagery

Sponsored Post, Arceffect Visuals
June 13, 2017 11:48 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With so many companies vying for the attention of homebuyers, it’s become far more important for land developers to stand out from the crowd. At a time when consumers are bombarded with thousands ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto proposes crackdown on Airbnb-style rentals; In housing crunch, 15,000 to 28,000 Toronto homes sit empty; Rash of crane-climbers prompts York Region police ... read more

Photo of the Day: Torque

Photo of the Day, Torque, pedestrian bridge, Southcore, Marman and Borins
June 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a relatively new piece of pedestrian infrastructure in Toronto's South Core area, submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great Capture. This ... read more

RAW Design for 333 College Scaled Down in Resubmission

333 College St by RAW Design for BRL Realty, Toronto
June 12, 2017 5:07 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Over two years since a proposal for the site at 333 College Street was submitted to the City of Toronto, the BRL Realty project has undergone a redesign. In the past week, the ... read more

Video Chronicles 'Recycling' of Office Complex at 880 Bay Street

880 Bay Street, Toronto, Province of Ontario, Infrastructure Ontario
June 12, 2017 3:40 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Now a vacant lot, the former Ontario Government office complex was methodically disassembled in the early months of this year, leaving the site at 880 Bay Street vacant by late March. Located at ... read more

OMB Approves Scaled Back Proposal at 543-553 Richmond West

June 12, 2017 1:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new residential development has been approved at 543-553 Richmond Street West, just east of Bathurst, between Toronto's King West and Alexandra Park neighbourhoods. Initially submitted on behalf ... read more

Balcony Panel Installation Marks Start of Massey Tower Cladding

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 12, 2017 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Activity at the site of MOD Developments Inc's Massey Tower Condos has been progressing on Yonge Street north of Queen four roughly three years now. Work began with the June 2014 ... read more

LJM's Tower Residences at Waterview Accepting Reservations

Waterview Condominiums, Tower Residences, LJM, Icon Architects, Grimsby
June 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction wraps up on the first phase of LJM Developments' Waterview Condominiums in Grimsby, details of the development's follow-up phases are being revealed. The second and ... read more