Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to allow all-door boarding on King streetcars; Toronto house prices’ heady gains expected to continue into 2015; Five ways to look at Mayor John Tory's first week; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old City Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Old City Hall
December 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall has been an internationally recognized symbol of our city since the mid 1960s, but for decades before, its predecessor to the east was the centre of Toronto municipal politics. ... read more

Work Officially Starts on Canderel's YC Condos at Yonge and College

Canderel Executives and YC Condos Team Members attend ceremonial ground breaking
December 5, 2014 5:48 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Less than a year after sales were launched for YC Condos, work on the 66-storey condominium tower is officially under way on Yonge Street just north of College. Canderel executives, employees, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC’s Upcoming Vaughan Centre Station

Vaughan Centre Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
December 5, 2014 3:55 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
For the past five weeks, UrbanToronto has been updating you on the largest construction project currently ongoing by the Toronto Transit Commission, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Our ... read more

Daniel Libeskind Discusses Architecture at IIDEXCanada

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
On the final day of IIDEXCanada, designers, real estate professionals and all those involved with the built environment were treated to a special keynote by world-renowned architect Daniel ... read more

TREB Releases November Market Report

TREB, Toronto Real Estate Board, monthly figures, report
December 5, 2014 12:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their commercial and housing figures for the month of November, showing continued strength in both markets. 6,519 residential ... read more

Insider Q&A: Scott McLellan of Plaza

Insider Q&A: Scott McLellan, Senior Vice-President at Plaza
December 5, 2014 12:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development industry has become one of Toronto's largest employment sectors in recent years, owing to the countless new residential and commercial projects being built around the city. Our ... read more

TAS to Host Two Holiday Markets This Weekend

Kingston&Co. Condominiums, TAS, DUKE Condos, Toronto
December 5, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Holiday season draws nearer, a number of Holiday Markets are popping up around the city, adding some much needed warmth to counterbalance the growing cold of Winter. A couple of weeks ago, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Urgency and impatience may be more useful tools for John Tory’s success than co-operation and collegiality; Tory unveils six-point plan for easing Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cultural Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aga Khan Museum + Ismaili Centre
December 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, located on Wynford Drive in the Don Mills and Eglinton area, are Toronto's newest cultural landmarks. The recently-opened facilities were designed by ... read more

Concord Adex Releases Renderings for Spadina and Bremner Site

Block 22, Concord CityPlace, Toronto, Page + Steele Architects, Concord Adex
December 4, 2014 11:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The first renderings of the tallest towers at Concord CityPlace in Downtown Toronto have been released. Proposed at 64 and 75 storeys, the residential towers rise from a shared 10-storey mixed-use ... read more

Concert's The Kip District Master-Planned with Convenience in Mind

The Kip District, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Concert Properties
December 4, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
According to a recent report from PWC on emerging trends in the real estate market, day-to-day convenience is an increasingly important factor for new home buyers when deciding where to purchase. ... read more

Four Year Collaboration on Humbertown Results in a Win-Win

Humbertown Master Plan, First Capital Realty, Urban Strategies
December 4, 2014 3:22 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
The Humbertown Master Plan brings mixed-use, contextually sensitive development to an aging shopping centre at Dundas Street West and Royal York Road in Etobicoke. Led by Urban Strategies, the ... read more

David Rockwell Speaks as Design Featured at IIDEXCanada

Ilana Weitzman engages David Rockwell in conversation, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 4, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Presented by Informa Canada, the three-day Buildings Show has taken over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The exhibition invites professionals involved with the built environment−including the ... read more

The Best Buildings of 2014: Your Vote Counts!

The Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto
December 4, 2014 12:41 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2014 is rolling to a close, and with it, another year of frenetic development activity across the region. Many new buildings have been completed over the last twelve months, altering the built ... read more

Cesta and Krüger's Fountaingrove Signposts Garrison Creek

Fountaingrove by Nestor Krüger and Carlos Cesta, York Harbour Club, Toronto
December 4, 2014 11:18 am | by Craig White | Comments
York Harbour Club is the last of the three phases at Plaza's West Harbour City development in Toronto's Fort York Neighbourhood, and the Art Deco influenced complex designed by Quadrangle ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre East and West

Throwback Thursday, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
December 4, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District's newest office complex, the Bay Adelaide Centre, has what could be described as a tumultuous history. Plans for the site were first put into effect in 1990 but an economic ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 4, 2014

December 4, 2014 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mammoliti won’t move from his council seat beside Toronto mayor unless Tory freezes property taxes; New TTC chair Colle pledges quick boosts to bus service; Buffalo Bills ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downsview Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Downsview Station, TTC, subway
December 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1996, Downsview Station is the current terminus of the western leg of the TTC's Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina). Designed by Adamson Associates Architects and Stevens Group ... read more

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto Gets an Update at IIDEX

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Gehry Partners LLP, Projectcore
December 3, 2014 7:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, the 82 and 92-storey tower project planned for King Street West in Downtown Toronto has been updated a bit in time for a keynote address at IIDEX Canada today, the national ... read more