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BILD Hosting Panel at The GTA Home + Reno Show February 14th

BILD, Toronto, GTA Home + Reno Show
February 6, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From February 13th through February 16th, Mississauga's International Centre will be transformed into a home-improvement mecca for the GTA Home + Reno Show. The show will bring together some ... read more

360 Degree Video Reveals Every Angle of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Projectcore, Gehry Partners
February 6, 2015 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The word "iconic" gets a lot of mileage in architecture discussions, being used to describe special buildings all over the world, large and small. Few buildings in a city, if any, should have this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 10:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada’s top mayors band together to push for better federal funding; During a pivotal year, Waterfront Toronto readies for change at the top; The hunt is on to fill ... read more

Photo of the Day: Offramp

Photo of the Day, York-Bay-Yonge offramp, Toronto
February 6, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The looping York-Bay-Yonge offramp from the Gardiner Expressway will be torn down and replaced by a shorter ramp to meet ground level at Simcoe Street in the next few years, greatly ... read more

The Finishing Touches: Touring the Canary District

The west face of Canary Park, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 5, 2015 8:36 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's newest neighbourhood is almost ready for its closeup as finishing touches are completed on the Canary District and Pan Am Village just east of Downtown. The West Don Lands neighbourhood ... read more

ULI Holds Urban Ideas Competition for Downtown Revitalization

brampton, downtown, urban land institute
February 5, 2015 6:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Urban Land Institute is holding its second annual Urban Ideas Competition, this time in cooperation with the Downtown Brampton Development Corporation. The competition this year focuses on ... read more

Previewing The Craftsman Condos' Sales Centre in Clarkson Village

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK group of companies, Mississauga
February 5, 2015 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer VANDYK group of companies is bringing a new condominium community to the quiet Clarkson Village area in Mississauga. The Craftsman Condominium Residences will feature ... read more

Major Redevelopment at 400 Front West by State Building Group

400 Front Street, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Public Work, State Building Group
February 5, 2015 1:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The State Building Group and Stanford Homes have proposed an extensive redevelopment of what are currently surface parking lots at Front and Spadina in Downtown Toronto. The property at 400 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 100 Yorkville at Bellair

Throwback Thursday, 100 Yorkville at Bellair, Toronto
February 5, 2015 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development continues to add density to Toronto's trendy Yorkville area, home to some of Canada's most posh retailers and exclusive restaurants. Back in 2007, excavation was progressing at the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC’s generation-old streetcar fleet shows its age in winter; Toronto board recommends selling four schools, reviewing 31 more; Karen Stintz is back with morning radio ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snow Day

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sony Centre, Front Street, Snow
February 5, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Winter storm on Sunday night and Monday morning left Toronto's streets and sidewalks inundated with snow. The storm caused quite the headache for commuters at the start of the work week, as ... read more

Madison Homes Proposes 67-storey 0-shaped Tower on Mercer

15-35 Mercer, Toronto, preliminary design by Teeple Architects for Madison Homes
February 4, 2015 4:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Madison Homes is preparing an application to build 67-storey building shaped like a squared-off 0 in Toronto's Entertainment District. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building is proposed at ... read more

Ryerson Image Centre Glowing to Raise Homelessness Awareness

Patricio Davila, Dave Colangelo, Ryerson Image centre, toronto
February 4, 2015 2:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For the second year running, media artists Patricio Davila and Dave Colangelo present In The Air, Tonight, a month-long reactive architecture installation that transforms the ... read more

Insider Q&A: Herb Lewington of EllisDon

Insider Q&A: Herb Lewington of EllisDon
February 4, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction industry is essential to Toronto's economy, carrying out the plans of developers and architects, supplying the physical efforts it takes to reshape a city. UrbanToronto has spoken ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 4, 2015

February 4, 2015 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough residents weigh in on subway plan; Wrigley to close 53-year-old Toronto gum factory, cut 383 jobs; Canada's big city mayors ready to push urban agenda; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Teardown

Photo of the Day, Regent Park, 605 Whiteside Place, Demolition, Toronto
February 4, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demolition of 605 Whiteside Place in Regent Park has attracted several photographers over the past several days, and photos continue to appear in our Forum threads and on the UrbanToronto ... read more

A Look at Progress on the TTC's Leslie Barns

Leslie barns, AECOM, pomerleau, Brown + Storey, TTC, Toronto, streetcar
February 3, 2015 7:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Toronto's aging streetcars will be replaced over the next several years by a brand new fleet. More accessible, they will also be longer and thus require additional space to be maintained and ... read more

Work Progressing on Union Subway Station University Platform

Work continues on Union Subway Station, Toronto
February 3, 2015 5:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amongst all of the construction going on at Union Station is work to complete the expansion of the subway station. On August 18th last year a new platform opened, allowing the old, narrow centre ... read more

The Carnaby Has Reached its Final Height on West Queen West

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, Tact Architecture, Queen West, Toronto
February 3, 2015 4:45 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
West Queen West has seen some dramatic changes over the past few years. The transformation of the Queen and Dufferin intersection appears to be one the most important as The ... read more

Multi-Tower Development Proposed at Inn on the Park Site

Inn on the Park, 1095 Leslie Street, Toronto
February 3, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of the Inn on the Park, designed by WZMH Architects, means that the hexagonal modernist hotel at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East will soon be another ... read more