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Big Boost for Kitchener-Waterloo & Brampton GO Transit Service

Wynne Kitchener Waterloo announcement
June 14, 2016 5:06 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Starting this fall, GO Transit commuters between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto will have more trains and buses to choose from, a promised agreement with CN should bring two way, all-day GO train ... read more

Fuse2 Condos Now Topped Off on Davenport Village Skyline

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
June 14, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity has recently attained another milestone at the Davenport Village site of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos. Following the topping off the Barrett ... read more

City Seeking Input on Future of Toronto's Ravines

City Seeking Input on Future of Toronto's Ravines
June 14, 2016 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's extensive network of ravines are an important element in our city's ecology, carving through all parts of the city and shaping the surrounding built form. In response to the growing ... read more

Colourful Cladding Appears at LJM's Appleby Gardens in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
June 14, 2016 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
More often than not, suburban development in the Greater Toronto Area comes in the form of subdivision housing, a model which is gradually being supplanted by projects with more urban inspiration. ... read more

875 Queen East Brings Mid-Rise Density to Leslieville

875 Queen Street East, Toronto, by Harhay Developments, OFFICEArchitecture
June 14, 2016 11:18 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past the Don Valley and the rail tracks beyond, Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood remains a mostly low-rise community. Eschewing much of the high-rise construction boom concentrated to its west, ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing at The Craftsman in Mississauga

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
June 14, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A full year since the project's June 2015 ground breaking ceremony, the massive 4.4 acre site of The Craftsman Condominium Residences by the VANDYK group of companies is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto needs to plan around pedestrians, not drivers; Readers explain why ridership is slowing at the TTC; How Bike Lanes Get Installed in Toronto; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner from CityPlace

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, CityPlace
June 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from a condominium unit in Toronto's CityPlace community. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, this ... read more

Construction Peeks Above Grade at Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne, Toronto, by Freed, Carterra Private Equities, architectsAlliance
June 13, 2016 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over a year and a half into construction, Freed and Carttera's Sixty Colborne Condos is now emerging above grade at the Downtown Toronto intersection of Church and King Streets. With the 25-storey ... read more

Great Gulf Celebrates World's First Certified Active House

The world's first certified Active House, Great Gulf, superkül, Marcus Mitanis
June 13, 2016 4:11 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A concept that originated in Denmark—the Active House—has been unveiled in Etobicoke by Great Gulf, in this case the world's first to be certified as such. Active Houses focus on ... read more

East End of Mississauga's Bus Transitway Progressing

Etobicoke Creek Transitway station
June 13, 2016 3:15 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway, a $259m dedicated 18km bus-only roadway through the city west of Toronto continues to build towards its completion in Spring 2017. Twelve kilometers of the ... read more

47-Storey Charles Street Condo Recommended For Approval

The Manhattan, Toronto, by Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Architects
June 13, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2014, a 52-storey condo tower was proposed for Toronto's 68 Charles Street East, rising above a cluster of heritage buildings that sit on the northwest corner of Church and Charles. While ... read more

Ten Year Bike Lane Plan Passed but Corridor Studies on Hold

Downtown ten year cycle plan
June 13, 2016 11:00 am | by David Brake | Comments
Both the city council and the province announced improved funding for Toronto cyclists last week read more

Mid-Rise Proposal Tabled for 4569 Kingston Road in Scarborough

4569 Kingston Road, Toronto, Scarborough, Onespace Unlimited
June 13, 2016 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal to redevelop a two-storey house-turned-commercial structure and surrounding parking lot at 4569 Kingston Road, a short distance east of Morningside Avenue in Scarborough, has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx wrestles with what fare is fair; Luminato Festival's Ultimate Fun Factory; Toronto takes a hard look at how people are using its public spaces; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban and Rural

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Burlington
June 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a dramatic contrast between rural land uses and the big city. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, this telephoto-aided view ... read more

Inside the Hearn: Previewing Luminato's Massive Makeover

The turbine hall, Hearn, Luminato, Marcus Mitanis
June 10, 2016 5:23 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It's a symbol of the disappearing industrial presence on Toronto's waterfront. It's a relic of the past and a building of behemoth scale that's sat idle on a piece of land that's similarly been ... read more

Freed Proposes Massive Multi-Tower Development in Mimico

Grand Park Village, Freed, architectsAlliance, Toronto, Mimico
June 10, 2016 4:19 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this week, a major proposal from Freed Developments was submitted to the City of Toronto for a multi-property site at 10 Audley Street near Mimico GO Station in the Toronto suburb of ... read more

Sail Condos Hosting "Meet the Expert" with Architect Keith Loffler

Sail Condos, Toronto, by Opearl Developments, Loffler McAlpine Architects
June 10, 2016 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, June 18th's "Meet the Expert" event has been postponed until further notice.  *** Launched late last year, Opearl Developments' Sail Condos is ... read more

New Low-Rise Retail Buildings Proposed on Yorkville Avenue

First Capital Holdings, 106-108 Yorkville, Audax Architecture, Toronto
June 10, 2016 1:44 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In the midst of a high-rise boom in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area, a more modestly scaled proposal has been put forward by First Capital Realty to construct two low-rise commercial buildings ... read more