Preparatory Work Progressing for Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, ERA Architects, Toronto
July 14, 2015 2:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preparatory work is proceeding in advance of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a new 58-storey Rosario Varacalli-designed condominium tower that will add 577 new homes to the ... read more

Pan Am Path Tour Showcases Public Art and Urban Greenspace

Pan Am Path, City of Toronto, Public Art
July 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
When discussing public art in Toronto a few pieces come to mind: Sorel Etrog's minimalist airplane sculpture, Sun Life, at University and King; David Cooper's thimble and colourful ... read more

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

July 14, 2015 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New plans to naturalize the Don River and protect against flooding; Uber launches car-pooling service in Toronto; Pan Am Games gaining traction against the cynics and ... read more

Photo of the Day: AGO Details

Photo of the Day, Toronto, AGO, Gehry, Architecture
July 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Led by Toronto-born starchitect Frank Gehry, the 2004-2008 transformation of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) gave the facility a bold new look while uniting the various areas of the museum with ... read more

The Pan Am Games Hit CIBC Pan Am Park AKA Exhibition Place

Pan Am Games, Exhibition Place, Pan Am Park, Toronto
July 13, 2015 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Pan Am Games are pumping new life into several locations in and around the city, including Nathan Phillips Square, where an illuminated 3D 'TORONTO' sign has become an instant hit among ... read more

Aitken Place Park Design Evolves Following Public Feedback

Aitken Place Park, Waterfront Toronto, Scott Torrance, Thomas Balsley
July 13, 2015 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Sherbourne Common and Canada's Sugar Beach are two of Waterfront Toronto's recent success stories. They have both transformed former industrial lands in the East Bayfront into public ... read more

Food Retailer Announced for Bay Adelaide East Heritage Podium

Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto by Brookfield Office Properties, KPMB
July 13, 2015 1:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on construction progress at the Bay Adelaide Centre East, the tower's complex, self-climbing cranes were in the process of being dismantled, while the 44 storey building's ... read more

Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Community Approved for Scarborough

675 Progress Avenue, Selkirk Investments, regionalArchitects
July 13, 2015 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first phase of a major new mixed-use development has been granted zoning approval by City Council for the McCowan and 401 area, just east of Scarborough City Centre. Planned for Progress ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Integrated GO-TTC sales flop; Should Toronto’s Pan Am HOV lanes be here to stay?; UP Express not included in free Pan Am transit; and more news... Integrated GO-TTC ... read more

Photo of the Day: BMO Field

Photo of the Day, Toronto, BMO Field, soccer stadium
July 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The home of the Toronto FC of Major Leage Soccer (MLS), known locally as BMO Field, is currently being referred to as 'Exhibition Stadium' during the 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games. The stadium ... read more

Yonge Relief Line: A Long-Term Solution to Increasing Congestion

Relief Line Subway Corridor, Toronto, cartography by Craig White
July 10, 2015 6:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's official: the Yonge Subway Line is now operating at significantly above capacity, handling substantially more passengers than it can comfortably accommodate. According to Metrolinx’s recently ... read more

Slate of New Mid-Rise Developments Transforming Kingston Road

The Southwood, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
July 10, 2015 5:38 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Over the next few years, the once sleepy stretch of Kingston Road of the Upper Beaches neighbourhood in east Toronto will breathe new life as a host of new condo development projects are set to ... read more

PANAMANIA transforms Nathan Phillips Square and Other Venues

Pan Am Games, Toronto City Hall
July 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
While the presence of the Pan Am Games have already been felt across the GTA over the last several weeks, the Games have at long last begun. On July 9, visitors to Nathan Phillips Square were ... read more

City Council Approves Diva Condo west of Bathurst on Sheppard

Diva Condos, Torbel, KFA Architects, Toronto
July 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A City Council on July 7, approval was given for zoning amendments needed for a new mid-rise condominium development from developer Torbel at 741-747 Sheppard Avenue West, located on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton city council delays historic LRT vote; “It’s a necessary evil”: Scarborough commuters on the real cost of the subway extension; Union Pearson Express branding ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kensington Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, night, city, urban, skyline
July 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Kensington Market is major draw for tourists and locals alike, offering food, shopping, and plenty of culture. The rooftops of Chinatown and Kensington also offer amazing views of the city ... read more

Introducing North Star Homes' ConneXion near Bloor and Islington

ConneXion, designed by TACT Architecture and developed by North Star Homes
July 9, 2015 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New renderings are giving us our first taste of developer North Star Homes' planned townhouse development in the Bloor and Islington area. Dubbed ConneXion, the four-storey, TACT ... read more

Finishing Touches Finalizing Aesthetic of Allied's QRC West

Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC, Allied, Sweeny &Co, Stephenson
July 9, 2015 3:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Allied Properties REIT's Queen Richmond Centre West, or QRC West, is adding 17 floors of new office space to Toronto's Entertainment District, an area that has experienced a massive influx of ... read more

Union Station's Newly Completed Public Plaza Comes Alive

Union Station, Front Street Foods, Pan Am Games, Toronto, Union Summer
July 9, 2015 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Years of restoration work have rejuvenated Union Station's Beaux-Arts exterior, meticulously cleaning away generations of city grime and restoring the grand railway station's Front Street facade ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Abbey Lane Lofts on King Street East

Throwback Thursday, King Street East, Abbey Lane, East Lofts, Toronto
July 9, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New developments under construction are a common sight on the King Street East of today, though one doesn't have to look too far back in time to remember the days prior to the development boom. ... read more