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In-Context Video Asks How Architecture Improves Quality of Life

Surrey Library by Bing Thom Architects, image courtesy of In-Context Videos
January 16, 2015 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A screening on Monday evening at 6:45 PM at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will try to answer the question 'How does Architecture affect the quality of our lives?' As another component of the Toronto ... read more

Come Up To My Room Design Event Takes Over Gladstone Hotel

'Orange Crush' by DTAH, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Now in its 12th year, the annual alternative design event 'Come Up To My Room' has provided Toronto artists with a platform to experiment and show off brand new site-specific installations. ... read more

TREB Releases Fourth Quarter 2014 Market Report

TREB, market report
January 16, 2015 1:33 pm | by Editor | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released its condominium resale and apartment rental market report covering the fourth quarter of 2014, and the figures point to continued strength in both ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Joint Fare Pilot Project at 2 Toronto GO Stations

A GO Train passes work to expand services on the Georgetown South corridor
January 16, 2015 12:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx has announced a year-long pilot project to make the cost of commuting to Union Station cheaper for TTC Metropass users from two GO stations in Toronto. Starting January 26, Metropass ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto will rent motel rooms for the homeless, Mayor John Tory says; LRT in Mississauga could derail if Ontario doesn’t fully commit; Tenants seek rent rebate for losing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Tracks

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
January 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bathurst Street bridge is a favourite angle of photographers looking to capture the Toronto skyline from an unobstructed position. With views of the main downtown core and neighbouring ... read more

Groundbreaking Kicks off Work on Tridel and Beaux's 101 Erskine

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
January 15, 2015 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many active development projects in the Yonge and Eglinton area of Midtown Toronto, the most recent to start construction is Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine. ... read more

Gupta Group Acquires 3.2 Acres of Land at Yonge and York Mills

4050 Yonge Street, Gupta Group, Easton's Group, Toronto
January 15, 2015 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For decades the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue has been home to a large surface parking lot, serving York Mills subway station on the TTC's Line 1. Spanning 3.2 acres, this ... read more

Target Announces Decision to Close Retail Operations in Canada

Stockyards, Toronto, Target, St. Clair, streetcar, retail, mall
January 15, 2015 12:45 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Target Canada made a big entrance into the Canadian retail market in 2011 when it purchased Zellers leases in many locations and converted their stores. After posting large quarterly losses ... read more

Throwback Thursday: First Canadian Place

Throwback Thursday, First Canadian Place, Toronto
January 15, 2015 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For almost 40 years, First Canadian Place has held a commanding position on the Toronto skyline, standing as not just the tallest building in the city, but in all of Canada. From the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Target to close all stores in Canada; Suburban homelessness is a problem often neglected in Toronto; Mississauga has no money to pay for planned $1.6-billion LRT; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower Vertigo

Photo of the Day, L Tower, Toronto
January 15, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is wrapping up and residents are moving in to one of Toronto's newest landmarks. Standing 58 storeys above the Yonge and Front intersection, the L Tower is one of the city's most ... read more

Bloor-Yorkville and Surroundings: Growth to Watch For in 2015

Bloor-Yorkville, Growth to Watch For in 2015
January 14, 2015 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week we started off our preview of 2015 with articles covering two of midtown Toronto's primary growth nodes, Yonge and Eglinton and St. Clair Avenue West. Today we continue our Growth to ... read more

Video Highlights PATH Bridge Installation Tech in the Southcore

PATH, WZMH Architects, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
January 14, 2015 3:48 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
UrbanToronto has extensively followed the extension of the PATH system south from the Air Canada Centre, when a series of three bridges where installed, consequently running from the ACC to the ... read more

Demolition Complete on the Site of North Drive's The High Park

The High Park, Quadrangle Architects, North Drive Investments, Bloor West
January 14, 2015 1:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
It's been more than three years since we first heard about North Drive Investments' The High Park, a condominium development at 1990 Bloor Street West. Designed by Quadrangle ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture Series: Alissa North

Ryerson university, architecture, toronto, lecture
January 14, 2015 12:40 pm | by Editor | Comments
Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science 2014 - 2015 Lecture Series continues tomorrow with a lecture from the University of Toronto's Director of the Master ... read more

Urban Capital and ALIT's The Ravine Coming to York Mills

The Ravine, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Rafael + Bigauskas, Toronto
January 14, 2015 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Urban Capital and ALIT Developments are bringing a new master-planned community to the York Mills and Don Valley Parkway area to be called The Ravine. Designed by Rafael + Bigauskas ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another batch of old Toronto streetcars taken out of commission by cold weather; The biggest threat to the Canadian housing market? Declining oil prices; Silver Dollar ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cold Feet

Photo of the Day, Centre Island, Toronto, ice, pier
January 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Islands are a popular destination during warmer times of the year, but not too many people are making the trek out across the harbour this time of year. Surrounded by water, it is ... read more

Time-Lapse Video Shows Aura at College Park Rise into Skyline

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
January 13, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction crews are being replaced by residents at Canderel's Aura at College Park, a 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium tower at the corner of Yonge ... read more