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3-Storey Office Expansion Planned for 35 McCaul Street

35 McCaul Street, Toronto, by Commercial Realty Group, Giancarlo Garofalo
February 23, 2016 3:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Plans for a 3-storey addition to the 4-storey converted office buildings at 35 McCaul Street were announced at a pre-application consultation in Toronto's Ward 20 yesterday. The development would ... read more

Feb 26: Standard of Dwelling Symposium at U of T Architecture

Ibelings, Clewes, Graham, Haggart, Battiston, Petricone, Wex, Maltzan
February 23, 2016 2:14 pm | by Editor | Comments
Standard of Dwelling will bring together three Toronto-based architects and the developers they work with to discuss housing in Toronto — from the condo tower to the townhouse. Over the course of ... read more

A First Look at the Interiors of Diamond Condos on Yonge

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
February 23, 2016 11:58 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following a somewhat lengthy gestation, Diamante's The Diamond Condominiums on Yonge is now set to launch, eight years after a 25-storey tower was approved for the site. Located just west of Yonge ... read more

Sponsored Post: Relocating to Toronto - Steps You Need to Take to Settle In

Sponsored Post, DelSuites
February 23, 2016 11:52 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto is a vibrant and fun city to live in and moving there can open the door to a lot of opportunities and great experiences. However, the process of moving can be a little bit stressful. There ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Finch LRT contract to be awarded next year; Struggling UP Express to cut fare by more than half; Demand Projections for Relief Lines; and more news... Finch LRT ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old Don Jail

Old Don Jail, Bridgepoint Health, Toronto
February 23, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa, highlights the Old Don Jail, a historic prison-turned healthcare facility on Toronto's east side. ... read more

Beside the Gardiner: Tracking Construction from the Highway

Harbour Plaza Residences, Toronto, Menkes, architectsAlliance
February 22, 2016 6:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Although the ambitious urban reclamation project that's planned Under the Gardiner is capturing many headlines lately, a drive along Toronto's waterfront expressway provides good vantage points of ... read more

Evolving Green Building Tech: An Interview with B+H's Lisa Bate

February 22, 2016 5:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When B+H Architects' Lisa Bate arrived in Shanghai in 2012, the Toronto architect set out to help improve the green standards of the Chinese development industry. Bringing a wealth of ... read more

Previewing North Star Homes' New Etobicoke ConneXion

ConneXion, Toronto, by North Star Homes, TACT Architecture
February 22, 2016 3:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by TACT Architecture, the upcoming ConneXion townhome community is set to add new urban density to Etobicoke's growing Six Points area. Now close to sold out, North Star Homes' ... read more

South Roof Raised Over BMO Field in Complex Operation

BMO Field, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, PCL, Gensler, Toronto
February 22, 2016 2:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The current home of the MLS' Toronto FC and future home of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, BMO Field, is in the midst of a major renovation that is upgrading the stadium for Canadian football ... read more

Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago Approach Final Heights

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva Del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza
February 22, 2016 12:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been five weeks since we last visited the side-by-side construction sites for Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Don Valley Gondola? Don't build just one; TTC wants to integrate Wheel-Trans into rest of transit; There’s A New Subway On The Way; and more news... Don Valley ... read more

Photo of the Day: University and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, University, Dundas
February 22, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights the changing face of University Avenue. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this shot features the barcode-like north facade of ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Scarborough

Joy Condos, Gemterra, Turner Fleischer, Scarborough
February 19, 2016 6:27 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of UrbanToronto's annual Growth to Watch For series heads east into Scarborough to take a look at development that is happening across the expansive borough. There is a lot more ... read more

A First Look at Bjarke Ingel's Design For 489-539 King West

489 King Street West, Toronto, designed by BIG for Allied REIT and Westbank
February 19, 2016 5:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The first renderings for the Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) much-anticipated project at 489-539 King West have now come to light, peeling back the curtain on a transformative intervention on the ... read more

A Toronto Gondola: Cable Car Proposed Over Don Valley

A 'postcard' for the project, image courtesy of donvalleycablecar.com
February 19, 2016 4:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With plans for a cable car system announced today, Toronto's Don Valley could be the site of the city's next major tourist attraction. The privately funded $20-25 million gondola would run from ... read more

Development Permit System: Transformative Change for Planning

A more comprehensive range of factors would be taken into account using the DPS,
February 19, 2016 2:57 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2007, the Province of Ontario amended the Planning Act to allow municipalities the ability to implement a streamlined development approval framework. The new Development Permit By-Law System ... read more

Scope of Development Revealed for Queen East Parking Lot

88 Queen East, St. Thomas Developments, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Toronto
February 19, 2016 1:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
During the decades leading up to Toronto's recent condo boom, much of the city's downtown was dotted by surface parking lots, leftover spaces from the legacy of widespread urban renewal in the ... read more

First Glimpse at Scale Model for The Rosedale on Bloor

The Rosedale on Bloor, Gupta Group, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
February 19, 2016 12:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales are now in motion for The Rosedale on Bloor, a 52-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium and hotel development from developer Gupta Group. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Don Valley gondola could lift Toronto tourism; Ryerson student's green roof farming company looking up; Mortgage rules and winter weather can’t chill home buyers; and more ... read more