Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013 10:33 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Mirvish + Gehry's uphill fight; Smitherman endorses Chow; Rob Ford will take drug test; pedestrian fatalities are up in the city; and more news. Frank Gehry and David Mirvish’s tall order in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Holiday in the Square

holiday, Nathan Philips Sqaure, City Hall, Toronto, Ontario
December 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
With the Calvalcade of Lights, Toronto's City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square are now wonderfully lit for the Christmas season. UrbanToronto forum member Jack Landau captures a dramatic shot ... read more

Ceremonial Topping Off For Pan Am Village in West Don Lands

The last beams are hoisted skywards Canary Park condominiums, Toronto
December 6, 2013 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Infrastucture Ontario were the hosts today at a topping off ceremony for the Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands. The event marked the completion of concrete pours on the buildings that have been ... read more

Construction Continues on Tridel's One and Two Old Mill

One Old Mill, Two Old Mill, Kirkor Architects, Tridel, Toronto
December 6, 2013 7:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominiums tend to be the big newsmakers in the world of Toronto development, but many – if not most developable tracts of land along our arterial roads are better suited to mid-rise ... read more

Panel Discussion Tackles Designing for Diversity

December 6, 2013 4:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The term ‘diversity’ in its cultural sense is frequently referred to in Toronto but it encompasses a much broader range with respect to language, gender and age, including people with disabilities ... read more

Harmony Village Offers Baby-Boomer Urbanity in Scarborough

Harmony Village Scarborough Toronto City Core Developments
December 6, 2013 4:25 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Scarborough is about to get injected with a shot of urbanity, baby-boomer style. Designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Harmony Village at the intersection of Sheppard and Warden ... read more

$15 Million Gift to Reshape Emergency Care at Mt. Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital, Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre, Toronto
December 6, 2013 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sitting in amongst the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Rehab, Toronto General, and Sick Kids, Mount Sinai Hospital is an integral element of University Avenue’s famous 'Hospital Row'. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013 11:12 am | by Editor | Comments
Nelson Mandela remembered by Regent Park school that bears his name; Ford calls video blackmail claim a lie as Toronto Police defend investigation; controversial debate about Porter ... read more

Photo of the Day: Roof With A View

Ice condos roof, Toronto, Lanterra Developments, arachitectsAlliance
December 6, 2013 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
A pair of new landmarks are under construction in Downtown Toronto right now, called Ice 1 and Ice 2. This is the view from the top of one to the top of the other back on November 28 before the ... read more

The Transit Panel Gets it Right on Moving the GTHA

Miway, Missisauga, Transitway, BRT Metrolinx, Big move
December 5, 2013 6:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Sitting on a bus stuck in traffic on your way to the subway station, you think "there has to be a better way to get around town..." If that sounds familiar, you're not alone. The GTHA is ... read more

Ownership of Emerald City Condo Suites Made Easy

Emerald City's first three towers are closing in on completion, Toronto
December 5, 2013 5:08 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
As construction approaches completion on Emerald City first buildings, the formerly suburban landscape at Don Mills and Sheppard Avenue is being transformed into a denser, walkable and ... read more

Metrolinx and Hydro One Announce EA for Union Pearson Express

December 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
A major component of Metrolinx’s The Big Move transit infrastructure project is the Union Pearson Express (UP Express). The UP Express will run between Union Station in Toronto and terminate at ... read more

Fastwurms Reintroduces Nature Amongst Liberty Village Towers

December 5, 2013 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A new artwork called Monoceros sits in front of Plaza's The Tower at King West, created by art collective Fastwurms to imbue Liberty Village with health and wealth. read more

First Rendering of River City's Third Phase Released

December 5, 2013 1:00 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
UrbanCapital has tweeted its first rendering of the third and tallest phase of River City, the exciting residential development emerging in the formerly industrial lands along the Don River beside ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 5, 2013

December 5, 2013 9:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
New Rob Ford documents are released; suburban envy; deputy mayor wants to hold off on Porter proposal; Bixi program to get a new name, ownership; and more news. Toronto to take over struggling ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fire Sky

Downtown Toronto skyline at Sunset
December 5, 2013 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
We've seen some amazing city sunset photos in the UrbanToronto Forum and today's photo of the day is right up there with the best of them. Captured by Forum member lxmoss, this image captures a ... read more

Temporary Flying Buttresses Coming Down at FIVE Condos

FIVE St Joseph MOD Development Graywood Hariri Pontarini Toronto
December 4, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments’ FIVE Condos ever since construction started on the project. Standing 17 metres high and three metres deep on St. ... read more

Hotel X Crane Now Towers over Exhibition Place

Shovels finish the excavation for Hotel X at Exhibition Place, Toronto
December 4, 2013 12:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A crane is now in place at the construction site for Exhibition Place's first hotel, Hotel X. To be operated by the Library Hotel Collection of New York City, the hotel will be sited directly ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013 10:45 am | by Editor | Comments
Deputy mayor, council at odds over Porter jets; Conrad Black to interview Rob Ford on weekly TV show; Kathleen Wynne makes clear she has little desire to work with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cavalcade of Lights

Calvacade of Lights, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
December 4, 2013 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
The 47th annual Cavalcade of Lights officially kicked off the holiday season this weekend at Nathan Phillips Square. The annual holiday tradition featured the lighting of Toronto's official ... read more