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Previewing the Interiors of Midtown's J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
March 17, 2016 5:39 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following our recent tour of the on-site presentation centre for Mattamy and Biddignton's J. Davis House, we take a closer look at the Midtown Toronto's project's interiors. A first glimpse of new ... read more

Local Appeal Body Approved at Executive Committee

Construction cranes at work, image by Jack Landau
March 17, 2016 3:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto's Executive Committee has recommended approval of the creation of a Local Appeal Body (LAB) to adjudicate appeals of minor variances—and consent applications—from the Committee ... read more

Crane Raised for 5-Storey Commercial Development in Rosedale

1128 Yonge Street, Urbacon, Lemay, Toronto
March 17, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the western edge of Toronto's tony Rosedale, a former Yonge Street car wash location is in the process of being replaced with a new commercial building. Developer Urbacon's 1128 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Simcoe Street North of Front

Throwback Thursday, Simcoe, Front, Toronto
March 17, 2016 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Numerous high-rise developments have added new life to Toronto's Entertainment District in the form of residential and commercial density, as well as new public and institutional spaces. Back in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillors pushing for GO stop at Etobicoke Lakeshore area; TTC on track for $30 million deficit as ridership sags; New Service for the Waterfront and King Street; and more news 'Traffic ... read more

Photo of the Day: Uno Prii's Americana

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Uno Prii, Erskine Avenue, Americana
March 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of the best examples of mid 20th-century rental housing in Toronto were designed by the Estonian-born Canadian architect Uno Prii in the Mid century expressionist style. While many of Uno ... read more

Teeple-Designed SIX25BV Condo Announced at Bayview Village

SIX25BV, Toronto, by Haven Developments, Teeple Architects
March 16, 2016 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More new density is on the way for Toronto's Bayview Village neighbourhood, where Haven Developments are poised to announce a new mid-rise condo project called SIX25BV. Designed by Teeple ... read more

Tribute's 37-Storey Stanley Condos to Rise at Church and Carlton

Stanley Condominiums, Toronto, by Tribute Communities, Core Architects
March 16, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For the first time since 1967, Stanley is returning to the storied Church and Carlton intersection, but this time around, it'll be Tribute Communities—not the Toronto Maple Leafs—raising him up. ... read more

Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies Coming to 281 Avenue Road

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
March 16, 2016 3:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Near the foot of Avenue Road north of Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood, Brandy Lane Homes' 9-storey The Davies has now launched, with a sales centre open on site ahead of construction. Designed ... read more

Sierra Building Group Proposes Mid-Rise for 492 Eglinton East

492 Eglinton East, RAW Design, Sierra Building Group, Toronto
March 16, 2016 11:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this month, planning firm Hunter & Associates submitted a rezoning application on behalf of Sierra Building Group that would see a series of single and semi-detatched homes ... read more

Building a New Burlington: An Interview with LJM's Liaquat Mian

Liaquat J. Mian in his office, image by Stefan Novakovic
March 16, 2016 11:32 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Driving north on Burlington's Appleby Line, plots of undeveloped land dotted with low-rise structures meet the eye north of the QEW. Continuing north, however, a more urban landscape becomes ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto studying road toll technology for Gardiner, DVP; Secret subway sketcher captures TTC riders’ candid moments; A History of Toronto’s Subway; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner in Long Exposure

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
March 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long exposure view of the Gardiner Expressway, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Andrew Young, is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Captured at night from ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: The Jarvis and Church Corridors

Duration Investments, 308-314 Jarvis, 225 Mutual, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 15, 2016 5:20 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of our Growth to Watch For series explores development at the eastern edge of Downtown Toronto along the Church and Jarvis Street corridors between Bloor Street and The ... read more

Great Gulf and Hullmark's 48 Power Street Evaluated at DRP

48 Power Street, Toronto, by Great Gulf Homes, Hullmark, Core Architects
March 15, 2016 4:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Great Gulf and Hullmark's proposed condominium development at 48 Power Street was seen for the first time by the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) on March 10th, 2016. While ... read more

Lago at the Waterfront & Riva del Lago Both Close to Topping Off

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva del Lago, Toronto, Mattamy Homes, Biddington Group
March 15, 2016 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The side-by-side construction sites of Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago are now both approaching their final heights in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. Developed ... read more

Reimagining Toronto's Roads With Complete Streets Guidelines

complete streets guidelines, toronto
March 15, 2016 1:37 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
What makes a good street? It's a question that's often overlooked when we discuss the numerous high-rise condo towers plugging into the city's vast network. Not to be ignored, Toronto's streets ... read more

Registration Underway for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
March 15, 2016 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly three months since we last reported on plans for a 28-storey residential tower in Toronto's Church-Wellesley neighbourhood, and in the time since developer Aragon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory digs in on Scarborough subway despite consultant concerns; TTC to receive four streetcars a month starting in April; New Ontario affordable housing laws could mean ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rubble

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Loblaws Warehouse, Lake Shore Blvd., demolition
March 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of a historic Loblaws warehouse at Bathurst and Lake Shore is turning the heads of passersby and motorists. Before the structure can be rebuilt and incorporated into a major ... read more