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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 8:00 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Urban tree canopy makes Toronto liable; highway 427 extension north to Major Mack to be built by 2020; website Gawker claims to have seen video of Rob Ford using crack cocaine pipe; and more ... read more

Photo of the day: Spring Skyline

Downtown Core, Toronto
May 17, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of the most amazing things about living in our climate is that each season, with its distinctive textures and colours, changes the way we view our city. Today's photo, by Forum member ... read more

Excavation Underway at Monarch and Goldman's Picasso Condos

Picasso Condos, Monarch Corporation, Goldman Group, Teeple Architects, Toronto
May 16, 2013 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has long been joked that Toronto has two seasons; winter and construction. Though the saying has historically applied to our never ending road “upgrades”, its applications have broadened in ... read more

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka offers Affordable Luxury Cottages Through Online Auction Bid

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka
May 16, 2013 2:55 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
One of Ontario's most luxurious five-star, four season resorts has put up its remaining vacation residences for sale through an online auction where interested buyers may bid for their desired ... read more

Peter Street Condos Bringing Contemporary Living to Adelaide West

May 16, 2013 1:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Nestled a block shy of Queen Street West will be the Peter Street Condominiums, a 40-storey tower from CentreCourt Developments. This contemporary glass tower is designed by architectsAlliance and ... read more

Then and Now: 14 Adelaide Street East

14 Adelaide Street East, Toronto Electric Light Company, Toronto, 1903
May 16, 2013 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 14 Adelaide Street East. Toronto Electric Light Company Office Building, circa 1903. Picture sourced by wwwebster. Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 9:18 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford accused of violating city code; LCBO stike looms; Humbertown developer launches appeal to OMB; Police cracking down on scooters parked on sidewalks; anti-casino support grows; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Street Reflections

Trump Tower and Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
May 16, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Unlike some of our North American counterparts, our skyline is mainly dominated by glass towers. For better or worse, our skyline has a unique ability to continually change and reflect different ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects Honours Best New Buildings and Jack Diamond

House on the Bluffs, image courtesy of Taylor Smyth Architects
May 15, 2013 5:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
In March the Ontario Association of Architects announced the winners of their annual awards celebrating excellence in design. The winners were chosen by a panel of experts from the design ... read more

City Issues Refusal Report for Greenpark's 324 Richmond West

324-332 Richmond Street West Greenpark Homes Toronto
May 15, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto readers know that contrary to the popular belief that the process of building a high-rise begins when shovels break the soil, developing a property in Toronto is actually a much more ... read more

Yonge Eglinton Centre Receiving A $100 Million Facelift

Yonge Eglinton Centre Midtown Toronto RioCan
May 15, 2013 2:50 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Sitting in the heart of Midtown Toronto lies the Yonge Eglinton Centre, a popular mixed-use office complex and destination for shopping & dining. Currently, the 750,000 square foot space ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013 8:56 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Byford looks for consensus on tansit funding; Fords vow to fight Humbertown redevelopment; poll shows residents support city takeover of BIXI; electoral reform on city radar, and More!; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Migration

Toronto skyline from the Leslie Street Spit
May 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has always embraced its connection with both nature and urbanity. The vast network of rivers and ravines that meander through the city stand as a vestige of the wilderness that once ... read more

Suite Spot: Bright, Modern Living at Streetcar's Sync Lofts

Streetcar Developments, Sync Lofts, Tact, Seven Haus, Dundee Realty, Toronto
May 14, 2013 7:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Always a trend setter in the residential real estate market, loft style living has become synonymous with downtown housing. Whether a converted warehouse, church, or a newly built loft-style ... read more

Teachers' New Home: Beautiful and Environmentally Friendly

ETFO building rendered in its neighbourhood context, by KPMB Architects Toronto
May 14, 2013 1:25 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Toronto's Upper Jarvis neighbourhood is welcoming an addition to the community this June. In development since May 2011, the brand new ETFO (Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario) building is ... read more

Examining Urban Sprawl Through Satellite Timelapse Imagery

Google, Time, Satellite, Timelapse, GTA, Toronto
May 14, 2013 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The explosive growth of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) over the last 30 years has captivated a generation of Torontonians. Decades of suburban expansion, manifested in cookie-cutter subdivisions ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013 9:50 am | by Editor | Comments
Nix tolls for high-occupancy lanes, Horwath demands; electoral reform on city 'radar'; Ontario chamber of commerce backs taxes for transit; and more news. Nix tolls for high-occupancy lanes, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cloud Banking

Downtown Toronto, Financial District,  L Tower, Brookfield Place, Scotia Plaza
May 14, 2013 12:00 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes courtesy of Rob MacFarlane from his perch above the L Tower. With spring's wet weather, the financial district was engulfed by a mass of fog producing this ... read more

Improvements to Tommy Thompson Park Open For Bird Watching Season

Tommy Thompson Park Improvements Leslie Spit Montgomery Sisam Waterfront Toronto
May 13, 2013 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring migratory season is now in full swing, with nesting cormorants and patient photographers flocking to the Leslie Street Spit for what has recently become an annual tradition. I say recently ... read more

Details Looking Stellar at Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Hotel

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
May 13, 2013 4:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In recent years of hyper construction, the area south of the rail corridor and financial district, colloquially known as "Southcore," has seen some of the most intense growth and densification. ... read more