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Exploring Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
November 28, 2013 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Density has been steadily increasing in the Yonge and Eglinton area for generations now. Recently ranked by Toronto Life as 4th in their "Best Places to Live in the City", Yonge and Eglinton ... read more

Bloor-Yonge Bay Store to become Saks' Canadian Flagship

Hudson's Bay Centre from the air, Toronto, 2012, image from Apple Maps
November 28, 2013 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A story in the Globe and Mail yesterday confirms rumours that the Hudson's Bay store at Bloor and Yonge streets in Toronto's Yorkville area will be remade as the Canadian flagship location of Saks ... read more

Streetcar set to launch The Taylor in Leslieville this Spring

The Taylor in Leslieville, Toronto, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture
November 28, 2013 1:00 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Like the Junction in the west end, Leslieville in the east is yet another one of those Toronto neighbourhoods that has transitioned from drab and industrial into hip and desirable in a relatively ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 28, 2013

November 28, 2013 11:30 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
More Rob Ford information to be released soon; Doug Ford doesn't have any respect for deputy mayor; Porter's jet proposal stalls; TTC CEO Andy Byford stands up to Doug Ford; and more news. More ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Chilly Toronto at Twilight

Toronto Skyline, Polson Pier
November 28, 2013 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Today's photo of the day, featuring the Toronto skyline (cranes and all), was posted by Ben Roffelsen on the UrbanToronto Flickr page. This photo captures a moment at this time of the year when ... read more

Mount Sinai Wellness Centre Links Art and Space with Health

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, BBB Architects
November 27, 2013 4:50 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
In 2011, Mount Sinai Hospital launched a multi year, half billion dollar redevelopment campaign, the largest in the Hospital's history. Known as The Campaign to Renew Sinai, the project ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Androiduk

Photographer of the Week, androiduk, Andrew Fare
November 27, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For Torontophiles who like to keep with the city but who can't always walk the sidewalks, the scope of change in the region during the past 5 years can be measured through anecdotal and ... read more

Shape of Things to Come on Charles: New Angles on CHAZ Yorkville

CHAZ Yorkville, Edenshaw, Page + Steele, 45 Charles Ltd.,Toronto, Yorkville
November 27, 2013 3:10 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Despite the colder weather rolling in, construction crews are still hard at work on scads of developments throughout the city. One of these, CHAZ Yorkville Condos, located on Charles Street East, ... read more

Metrolinx Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Project

electric vehicle charging pilot project, GO Transit, Metrolinx, Chargepoint
November 27, 2013 2:15 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Metrolinx has partnered with Aparc Systems and Chargepoint on an environmentally friendly pilot project that will see spaces set aside at select GO stations for electric vehicle charging. The ... read more

Construction Continues on The Berwick's Final Floors

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
November 27, 2013 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly one month since we last checked in on The Berwick and CityTowns, a mid-rise condominium and townhome development by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013 11:38 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Home ownership increasingly out of reach; Rob Ford bus tour by performance artists includes alleged site of crack usage; Ontario transportation minister introduces legislation to build intelligent ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Tale of Two Cities

Toronto skyline, Mississauga, Absolute, Absolute Towers, Ontario
November 27, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
From UrbanToronto Forum member Jack Landau we get this fantastic shot from a high-rise from the downtown core looking westward. In the distance Mississauga's relatively infant skyline rises ... read more

Three Approaches to Suburban Transit: Washington, San Francisco Bay, and Toronto

El Cerrito del Norte, a BART station, image: Google Maps
November 26, 2013 7:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues an earlier series by Jonathan English that examined transit issues in the GTA, including the Cityrail proposal, which sought to promote the idea of using the GO corridors to ... read more

ME Condos Collaborates with Community in Scarborough

ME Condos, Toronto, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleisher Architects
November 26, 2013 5:45 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Development in Scarborough has been something of a hot topic of late with what seemed like an endless tug-of-war over the future of public transit in the northeastern corner of the former city. By ... read more

Debate Over Mirvish+Gehry Redevelopment Proposal Heats Up

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Projectcore, Gehry Achitects, Toronto, Ontarios
November 26, 2013 5:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The proposal for the Mirvish+Gehry development has been polarizing ever since it was first presented. Proponents of the Projectcore development argue that Toronto needs to get over its timidity, ... read more

Planning Roundtable Looks for Solutions to Suburban Issues

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner Roundtable, Toronto, Jane Farrow, Swerhun
November 26, 2013 4:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
On November 25, as budget talks progressed—and sometimes raged—across the hall, Toronto's Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, led her sixth Chief Planner Roundtable of the year, closing out a ... read more

Returning to Waterlink at Pier 27: Part 2 - Cladding and Surfaces

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
November 26, 2013 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This is the second installment in our recent tour of Cityzen and Fernbrook’s Waterlink at Pier 27.  If you haven’t checked out part one yet, we recommend that you follow this link before ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 26, 2013

November 26, 2013 11:02 am | by Editor | Comments
SNL mocks Rob Ford for second consecutive week; Mayor Ford walks out of budget meeting; jubilant Liberals celebrate byelection victories; and more news. Sidelined at Toronto budget debate, Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Refraction

Toronto skyline at night
November 26, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The Toronto skyline is stunning in this nighttime shot, captured by Empty Quarter. Shining brilliantly in the night sky, the city's towers and lights sparkle like brightly coloured jewels. Toronto ... read more

1 Yorkville Condo Appears at the Design Review Panel

1 Yorkville condos concept: Looking southeast across Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
November 25, 2013 8:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When a new condominium first comes to market, it's usually a design that is still somewhat in flux. While the first marketing rendering may be crisply detailed and beautiful, what the public ... read more