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

August 22, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For new condo buildings, forget about height – focus on design; Celebrating 60 years of Highway 401 in Toronto; The Terrible John Tory-Backed Zoning Change That Undermines ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ride on The Gardiner

Driving eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway, image by Forum contributor steveve
August 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving through Toronto on the Gardiner Expressway has been a constantly changing experience over the past several years, as high-rise developments continue to spring up on either side of the ... read more

Inside the TTC's Will Alsop-Designed Pioneer Village Station

Pioneer Village Station, Toronto, by TTC, aLL Design, IBI Group
August 19, 2016 3:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We're standing outside in the blistering full-sun heat, touring what's now called Pioneer Village Station, and squinting up at the weathered steel that embraces the main entrance in a rusty ... read more

Paired Mid-Rise Volumes Proposed at 2915 Bloor West

2915 Bloor Street West, Toronto, by Fieldgate, Dorsay, TACT
August 19, 2016 2:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Prince Edward Drive, Toronto's Fieldgate Homes and Dorsay Development have proposed an 8-storey, 90-unit condominium at 2915 Bloor Street West. Replacing a low-rise commercial ... read more

609 Avenue Road Boasts Spacious Three-Bedroom Suites

609 Avenue Road, Richmond Architects, Madison Homes, State Building Group
August 19, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the start of construction anticipated for Fall, Madison Homes and State Building Group's 609 Avenue Road will soon enough rise 19 storeys above Avenue Road, just ... read more

North York: 11-Storey Proposal Tabled at 245 Sheppard West

245 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, by PineLake Group, WZMH
August 19, 2016 12:57 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since the turn of the millennium, Yonge and Sheppard has consistently been one of Toronto's most relentlessly active development hubs. Yet, while the sites straddling the Yonge Corridor—and to ... read more

Lake & East Brings Bold Design to Oakville's Bronte Village

Lake & East, Oakville, Symmetry, Fortress, Engine, 5467896
August 19, 2016 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since an updated design was revealed for Symmetry, Fortress RDI and Engine Developments' Lake & East Condos, a 20-storey condominium tower ... read more

Model Suite Reveals Interior Details for Tower at Pier 27

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen
August 19, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction slated to begin next month, Cityzen and Fernbrook's Tower at Pier 27 will soon bring a new architectural landmark to Toronto's waterfront. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ranked fourth most livable city in the world; Embrace new transit technology or else, U of T study says; Toronto challenges Queen's Park over affordable housing; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Karma Condos

Karma Condos, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Froggy
August 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a new condominium tower near Toronto's Yonge and College intersection. Now topped off at a height of 50 storeys and almost fully ... read more

35-Storey Condo-Hotel Proposed at Jarvis and Shuter

203 Jarvis Street, Toronto, by Manga Hotels, Page + Steele / IBI Group
August 18, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Shuter Street is quickly becoming one of Toronto's most active development nodes. While CentreCourt's Core Condos is already nearing completion at Dalhousie, the ... read more

J Davis House: A Look at Suite Features and Finishes

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
August 18, 2016 3:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of Yonge and Eglinton's high-rise cranes, Mattamy and Biddington's 9-storey J. Davis House condominium is bringing a mid-rise condominium to a more intimately scaled part of Toronto's Yonge ... read more

Construction of Avenue Station Progressing for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Avenue Road Station, IBI Group
August 18, 2016 1:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's news of the completion of tunnelling for Toronto's Crosstown LRT marked the end of a lengthy and complex stage for the major public transit infrastructure project. With the tunnelling ... read more

36-Storey Tower to Complete Daniels' Waterfront Community

August 18, 2016 11:04 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction of the mixed-use commercial portion of The Daniels Corporation's City of the Arts reaches above grade on Queens Quay, more information is quickly becoming available about the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core Skyline

East-facing view of the South Core area, April 30, 2013, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 18, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers one of Toronto's fastest-changing areas. The last few years have brought several new buildings to the area south of the Downtown Core, and new projects ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Only 7 per cent of Torontonians call city ‘The Six'; Protesting taxi drivers call Toronto's Uber licence ‘political stunt’; Why Bike Safety is Still an Issue for Women in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Misty Morning Skyline

View of the Toronto skyline on a foggy morning, image by skycandy
August 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Heavy rain swept across Toronto earlier this week, creating some interesting conditions for urban photographers. UrbanToronto Forum contributor 'skycandy' capitalized on the foggy conditions, ... read more

Ali Akman Brings Global Experience to "The Kennedys"

The Kennedys, Toronto, by Samm Developments, Page + Steele / IBI
August 17, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's crowded and expanding development landscape, Ali Akman and SAMM Developments aren't exactly household names. Indeed, with the developer only recently making its Toronto debut at ... read more

Components of Shayne Dark's 'Nova' Arrive at Tableau Condos

August 17, 2016 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With occupancy now underway, construction is winding down at Tableau Condos, a 36-storey Wallman Architects-designed condominium development in Toronto's Entertainment District. The ... read more

Tunnelling Completed on Crosstown LRT at Yonge & Eglinton

Tunnel boring machines 'Humber' and 'Don' at their September 2015 launch, image
August 17, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yet another major construction milestone has been met for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT, a 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre stretch under Eglinton Avenue ... read more