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Exploring Wood-Frame with Quadrangle's Marco VanderMaas

January 12, 2016 11:47 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2014, the province announced significant changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC), including allowing for new wood frame buildings to reach a height of up to six storeys. Since the updated ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx unveils downsized Davenport rail bridge designs; Toronto Community Housing needs $200 million from city; Canadian housing starts fall in December as condo ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, buildings, architecture
January 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tenants are now in the process of moving in to the new 44-storey east tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto's Financial District. The east tower and 50-storey west tower are both ... read more

North Addition Rising at U of T's Daniels Faculty of Architecture

U of T, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, NADAAA
January 11, 2016 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After years of neglect, the former home of Knox College at 1 Spadina Crescent is being transformed into the new home of U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and ... read more

Structural Upgrades Progressing for Residences of 488 University

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core, Toronto
January 11, 2016 3:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the September installation of a tower crane atop the 1968-built Global House office building at 480 University Avenue, facade removal and structural reinforcement work have ... read more

Winning Entries Revealed for 2016 Winter Stations Competition

Aurora Borealis by Laurentian University. Sudbury, Ontario.
January 11, 2016 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on a successful inaugural year, RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio's Winter Stations Design Competition is back for another year to transform lifeguard ... read more

Freed and CD Capital's 155 Redpath Reaches Grade

155 Redpath Condos, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Freed Developments
January 11, 2016 11:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost one year since the demolition of 3 detached and 8 semi-detached houses marked the start of work at Freed Developments and CD Capital's 155 Redpath, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 11, 2016

January 11, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mount Dennis residents want greener tech for Eglinton LRT; New Toronto homeless shelter could open in Leslieville; TTC 2016 Budget Update; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Muted City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, buildings, architecture
January 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Andrew Young, gives Toronto a cinematic feel with muted hues, facing north across the city from the L ... read more

Southwest Toronto: Growth to Watch For in 2016

King HighLine, Toronto, TACT Architecture
January 8, 2016 5:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Tuesday, we kicked off the 2016 vintage of our annual Growth to Watch For series with an overview of development in Toronto's Entertainment District. Continuing this year's series, we move ... read more

Lotus Condos to Rise Near Transit and Shopping in North York

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill, Fortress RDI, Toronto
January 8, 2016 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales continue for Lotus Condos by Chestnut Hill Developments and Fortress Real Developments, a 12-storey, Kirkor Architects Planners-designed development coming to ... read more

Amenities Abound at Streetcar and Dream's Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, Toronto
January 8, 2016 1:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As more and more greenfield redevelopments and intensification projects fill up prime developable land in Toronto, a number of developers are now looking to reimagine some of the many current and ... read more

Ontario Government Selling Seaton Lands to Fund Infrastructure

Seaton, Pickering, Ontario government, Trillium Trust
January 8, 2016 11:33 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Some long-awaited news was delivered by the Ontario government on January 7 when the sale of the Seaton lands in central Pickering was announced. The expansive swath of land encompassing nearly ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Details of Toronto’s mysterious rooftop rink revealed; Toronto's Bike Share program to get new equipment this spring; New York Times tells us what's so great about Toronto; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pink Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
January 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our city's changing skyline continues to attract the attention of professional and amateur photographers alike. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Rising EY Tower Adds Angles to Downtown Toronto Skyline

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pederson Fox, WZMH Architects, Toronto
January 7, 2016 5:11 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
An exciting new addition to the Financial District is nearing its full height as Oxford Properties' 40-storey EY Tower is quickly taking shape. The dramatic angular tower, designed by Kohn ... read more

Site for Streetcar's The Southwood Cleared on Kingston Road

The Southwood, Streetcar Developments, TACT, Toronto
January 7, 2016 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While many areas of the Greater Toronto Area are being intensified with increasingly lofty condominium towers, arterial roads in lower-density neighbourhoods such as the East End's Upper Beach are ... read more

2016 Budget: Public Consultations Inviting Residents' Input

Toronto City Hall in December 2015, image by Jack Landau
January 7, 2016 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the presentation of the City of Toronto's Preliminary Operating Budget on December 15th, the City has now announced a series of public consultations to allow residents an opportunity to ... read more

Spatially Efficient Living Coming to Oshawa's University Studios

University Studios, Oshawa, by Podium Developments, Wallman Architects
January 7, 2016 1:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When approached to design University Studios, a student residence directly adjoining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College, Wallman Architects principal Rudy ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Sherbourne and Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, Duke Street, Adelaide, Sherbourne, Toronto
January 7, 2016 10:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our Throwback Thursday series usually doesn't need to delve too far into the past to uncover major changes to Toronto's streetscapes. While most of these articles highlight recent additions to the ... read more