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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and aA to Design U of T's Redevelopment of McLaughlin Planetarium Site

U of T Centre Civilizations Cultures, architectsAlliance, Diller Scofidio+Renfro
January 20, 2016 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
16 months after the University of Toronto announced their intention to construct a new academic and cultural complex at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent—the site of the long-shuttered McLaughlin ... read more

A Contentious Meeting: Metrolinx's Davenport Diamond Bridge

The greenway at night (public art is planned for the columns), image courtesy of
January 20, 2016 1:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 6:30 PM on the evening of January 18, 2016, the main hall at the Davenport Perth Community Centre was mostly a standing room, and, soon after, an overflow of attendees had to be accommodated in ... read more

Foundation Levels Underway at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard West, GWL Realty Advisors, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
January 20, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after excavation began last summer at the site of GWL Realty Advisors' 43 Gerrard West, the first work to head back up to the surface is now under way on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rooftop hockey rink now open for bookings; City staff likely to recommend $1-billion Gardiner replacement; Next steps on SmartTrack are crucial; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One King West Hotel & Residence
January 20, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2005, One King West Hotel & Residence stands 51 storeys over King Street, just west of Yonge. The condominium and hotel development is featured in today's Photo of the ... read more

City Releases SmartTrack Ridership Projections

SmartTrack and Regional Express Rail, image by the City of Toronto
January 19, 2016 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ridership projections released today by the City and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute suggest one of Mayor John Tory's key platform planks, SmartTrack, could have a ... read more

Shoring Under Way for Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
January 19, 2016 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, crews from TMG Builders were in the process of preparing a block of heritage building frontages at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a 58-storey ... read more

Trinity Ravine Towers Puts Seniors in Heart of the Community

Trinity Ravine Towers, Toronto, by Trinity Ravine Towers, Reinders + Rieder
January 19, 2016 1:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"For the first time in its history, Statscan has reported that Canada's over-65 population outnumbers our under-15 population," Kern Kalideen, Executive Pastor of Scarborough's Global Kingdom ... read more

BMO Field Renovations Progressing at Exhibition Place

BMO Field, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, Gensler, Toronto
January 19, 2016 12:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing renovation and expansion of BMO Field continues to progress in Exhibition Place. Led by Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, builder PCL Constructors, and ... read more

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

January 19, 2016 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two studies produce different SmartTrack projections on ridership; Real estate board predicts ‘policy ceiling’ will curb Toronto homes prices; Tory's budget plan asks for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rink in the Sky

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, hockey rink
January 19, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photos of a hockey rink atop 120 Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Financial District generated buzz earlier this month, eventually revealed as part of Molson Canadian’s 2016 #anythingforhockey ... read more

Tridel's Wedge-Shaped Ten York Podium Rising Beside Gardiner

Ten York Street Condos, Toronto, Tridel, Wallman Architects
January 18, 2016 6:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rising from a narrow wedge-shaped footprint in Toronto's burgeoning South Core, the wedge-shaped podium of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos is now catching the eyes of passing ... read more

Gardiner East Hybrid Design Concepts to be Presented

Gardiner Expressway East, hybrid option, Waterfront Toronto
January 18, 2016 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after a June 2015 City Council session voted in favour of recommending the controversial ‘Hybrid' option for the east Gardiner Expressway, co-proponents the City of Toronto and ... read more

Tridel's Avani2 Joining Metrogate Community at 401/Kennedy

Avani and Avani 2, Toronto, by Tridel, Graziani + Corazza
January 18, 2016 3:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Tridel's 35-storey Avani condominium begins to near completion in Scarborough, its sister Avani2 tower has launched into sales. The upcoming project is set to add further residential density to ... read more

UPDATE: Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Vertical Village

Ryerson Architecture, MVRDV, Toronto
January 18, 2016 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPDATE: Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science has announced that a lecture and panel discussion planned for later this week has been moved to a larger location in anticipation of a high ... read more

Grand Opening Announced for Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Development Group, Burlington
January 18, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over three quarters of the building now sold out, the Adi Development Group has announced a February Grand Opening for their Nautique Lakefront Residences project in ... read more

Toronto Planning Hosts Pop-Up Info Stations for Midtown in Focus

Midtown in Focus, City of Toronto Planning Department
January 18, 2016 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's ongoing series of City Planning pop-ups, meant to increase local awareness of the City's Midtown in Focus initiative, will continue this month with three new pop-ups ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory's 2016 Toronto budget plan to be revealed; Plan in the works to redesign King Street; Spadina subway extension a classic Toronto transit screwup; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pillars

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
January 18, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District's newest office building, the east tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre, is now completed and taking in its first tenants. The new east tower and earlier west tower are both ... read more

Bloor West: Growth to Watch For in 2016

Tower Automotive Building ready for transformation, Toronto
January 15, 2016 7:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Moving north from our Etobicoke South coverage, UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series continues with an overview of development along Toronto's Bloor West corridor. Beginning at Highway 427 in ... read more