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Photo of the Day: Concourse Building Glory

Art Deco Concourse Building facade at EY Tower, Toronto
March 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
We've run several front page stories covering the construction of Oxford Properties' EY Tower in Downtown Toronto. We are paying a lot of attention to this office tower as it is not only a major ... read more

Dupont Street Prepares for a Wave of Redevelopment

420 Dupont Street, 275 Albany Avenue, dupont, toronto, Teeple Architects, tridel
March 23, 2016 6:18 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
An engine for population growth in Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area is expected to reach a population of 9.4 million by 2041, compared to 6.5 million in 2013. In Toronto alone, the population is ... read more

Re-Imagined Berczy Park Begins to Take Shape Downtown

Breezy Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Claude Cormier
March 23, 2016 4:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since our update in October of last year, the revitalization of Downtown Toronto's Berczy Park has continued as construction work has cleared away the fountain and paving that had long defined the ... read more

Toronto and GTHA Transit Get a Boost in the Federal Budget

Morneau budget
March 23, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As was anticipated in the 2016 federal budget, one of its major features unveiled on Tuesday was a boost to transit spending, and Toronto and the surrounding region look set to be among the ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Park and Public Piazza at Daniels' Arc

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Mississauga
March 23, 2016 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we introduced the latest phase in the Daniels Erin Mills master-planned community in Mississauga, dubbed 'Arc'. Designed by Kirkor Architects Planners, Arc is the third ... read more

Seaton House Redevelopment Continues to Move Forward

Seaton House Redevelopment, City of Toronto, Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.
March 23, 2016 1:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I've heard it described as hostile," Ward 27's Kristyn Wong-Tam told us late last year, characterizing the City of Toronto's troubled Seaton House as a facility structurally ill-equipped to meet ... read more

Sonic Condos Riding Regenerating Wave near the Science Centre

Sonic Condos, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Lindvest Properties
March 23, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area of Don Mills and Eglinton Avenue East is in flux. A modern suburb created in the 1960s and 70s, new life has been breathed into the area with the recently built Aga Khan Museum and ... read more

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

March 23, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public Works: Improving Public Consultation on City Projects; Toronto getting much needed millions for transit in 2016 budget; TTC board to address declining ridership ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk in Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, skyline
March 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While subdivisions have historically made up the bulk of housing stock in Mississauga, our neighbour to the west has seen a surge in high-rise construction in recent years, creating a growing ... read more

Etobicoke General Set to Construct New Patient Care Tower

The new patient care tower, image courtesy of williamoslerhs.ca
March 22, 2016 4:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Redevelopment plans for the Etobicoke General Hospital are continuing to move forward, with the selection of a preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain a new 250,000 ft² Patient ... read more

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos Adding Urban Feel to Davenport Village

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, Barrett Architect, Burka Architects, Neudorfer Corporation
March 22, 2016 4:10 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Work continues on Neudorfer Corporation's multi-phase redevelopment scheme transforming Davenport Village, as Fuse & Fuse2 Condos take shape at the intersection of Dupont Street ... read more

University Studios Introduces New Student Housing Model to GTA

University Studios, Oshawa, by Podium Developments, Building Capital, Wallman
March 22, 2016 3:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a rapidly growing student population and a vacancy rate of only 1.8% for student housing, Oshawa is enjoying an emerging identity as an education hub. Located near the University of ... read more

A First Look at the Suite Layouts at 158 Front Condos

158 Front Condominium, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
March 22, 2016 12:14 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Replacing a parking lot that currently occupies a site east of the St. Lawrence Market, the distinct volumes of the architectsAlliance-designed 158 Front will add 26 storeys of new ... read more

How Might the Federal Budget Help Toronto's Transit?

March 22, 2016 9:32 am | by David Brake | Comments
Increased infrastructure spending was a cornerstone of the Liberals' election platform - but how soon might help come for Toronto's transit and and how much might the city expect? What will Justin ... read more

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

March 22, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New map shows walking times between Toronto subway stations; Winter stations dismantled in the Beach as spring arrives; Five great things happening in Toronto’s east end; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Traffic Trails

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, Gardiner Expressway
March 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Long exposure photographs of traffic create long streaks of white and red light while illuminating the surrounding road surfaces in a dramatic fashion. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Bloor-Yorkville

Exhibit Residences, Bazis Group, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli
March 21, 2016 7:24 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Once a refuge of hippies, artists, and folk singers, Yorkvillle has transformed over the last forty years to become one of the city's toniest neighbourhoods, home to the country's most expensive ... read more

12-Storey Residential Proposal at Scarborough's Bridlewood Mall

3268 Finch Street East, Toronto, by SRN Architects
March 21, 2016 4:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the corner of Finch and Warden, Scarborough's Bridlewood Mall could be joined by a 12-storey residential building. Proposed at the southwest corner of the mall property at 3268 Finch ... read more

Hariri Pontarini-Designed 7 St. Thomas Revealing its Curves

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments
March 21, 2016 3:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few blocks to the west of Great Gulf's curvaceous One Bloor East, a much smaller Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed has begun to show similar curves in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville ... read more

Light-Hearted Film Captures Life Inside Bjarke Ingels' 8-House

The Infinite Happiness, Bjarke Ingels Group, Beka & Partners, Toronto, 8-House
March 21, 2016 11:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Much has been said about the transformative powers that architecture and our built environment has on our everyday lives, particularly the social impacts of what we build and how it is designed. ... read more