Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015 7:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GARDINER EAST: Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle; Metrolinx Fare Integration Study: Heading to a Foregone Conclusion?; Investing in Cycling in ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Dome

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rogers Centre, SkyDome
September 20, 2015 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost 26 years since opening, the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre still manages to impress. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

Development Proposed on Sheppard in North York City Centre

53-63 Sheppard West, Pellow + Associates Architects, Toronto
September 18, 2015 5:26 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
A recently submitted Zoning By-Law Amendment Application for the proposed redevelopment of a site at 53-63 Sheppard Avenue West and 62-68 Bogert Avenue contains new details on a site just steps ... read more

A Look Inside of Trump Toronto's Ruby Collection Suites

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto by Talon International
September 18, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Upon opening its doors back in 2012, The Trump International Hotel and Tower added hundreds of new homes in the sky in the heart of Toronto's fast-paced Financial District. Now, a number of suites ... read more

Pinnacle on Adelaide's Public Realm Surges To Life

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Arhictects
September 18, 2015 10:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the span of the last month, the southeast corner of Adelaide and John Streets has transformed from a construction zone into a lively public piazza, as new food retailing, landscaping, and ... read more

Winners Announced for the 2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards

Toronto Urban Design Awards, 2015, Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat
September 18, 2015 9:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
There was an air of pride and optimism in the room at this year's Toronto Urban Design Awards gala, as the winners of the biennial award were announced and proudly took to the stage to accept ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Revisiting the Past Lives of St. Lawrence Market; Waterfront Toronto’s city-building CEO steps down; Restored townhouses keep Corktown quirky despite gentrification; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Down University

Photo of the Day, Toronto, University Avenue
September 17, 2015 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The views from University Avenue are growing more impressive every year as new structures add to the surrounding urban fabric. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Touring the Archaeological Finds at St. Lawrence Market North

Dr. Peter Popkin leads the tour as we look at trench 3, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 17, 2015 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Last week, it was announced that the remains of previous structures built at the St. Lawrence Market North site had been discovered in advance of construction to replace the aging building. With ... read more

Exploring the Untapped Potential of Toronto's Port Lands

The Port Lands superimposed over Downtown Toronto, image courtesy of Waterfront
September 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Port Lands, which have long inhabited the far peripheries of our civic imagination—existing as some place many Torontonians vaguely knew about, or even "went to that one time...maybe"—are now ... read more

SQ Condos Approaches Grade in Alexandra Park

SQ Condos, Tridel, Teeple Architects
September 17, 2015 12:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long considered one of Toronto's hippest and most desirable neighborhoods, Queen West maintains a different type of cachet than many of our city's other development hot spots. Eclectic rather than ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Phoebe Street

Throwback Thursday, Phoebe Street, Soho, Toronto
September 17, 2015 9:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Large-scale high-rise developments receive a fair amount of attention for their contributions to our growing skyline, as well as the associated intensification of downtown land. While much ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Next generation' of city builders competing to shape a future Toronto; New Gardiner Expressway 'hybrid' options free land, cost more; Toronto’s public libraries featured in new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rogers Centre at Dusk

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rogers Centre
September 16, 2015 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Rogers Centre has been getting plenty of airplay in the media lately. With the Blue Jays among the top contenders in Major League Baseball right now and talks of major stadium renovations in ... read more

Construction of Paradigm Condos in Full Swing at Burlington GO

Paradigm Condos, Molinaro Group, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Burlington
September 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades of subdivision development has swallowed up much of the City of Burlington's former farmland, and though the well has yet to run completely dry, Burlington's central areas are seeing more ... read more

City Considering Revised Options for Gardiner's 'Hybrid' Future

Gardiner East, City of Toronto
September 16, 2015 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the much-publicized and highly controversial City Council vote to retain the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway through a 'hybrid-option' reconfiguration, City of Toronto staff ... read more

Previewing Sail Condominiums with Opearl's Ray Mao

Sail Condominiums, Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, Opearl Developments
September 16, 2015 1:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last month, we introduced Opearl Developments' Sail Condominiums, a distinctively designed 18-storey project that is soon to bring further density to the quickly growing Sheppard Avenue East ... read more

Site of W Towns Cleared in Advance of Construction

W Towns, pml.A, First Avenue Properties, Toronto
September 16, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The start of shoring and excavation is imminent at the Weston and Lawrence site of First Avenue Properties’ W Towns. Now 75% sold, the pml.A-designed project will be adding 48 ... read more

Construction of ZIGG Condos to Commence this Fall

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
September 16, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With approximately 70% of the 166 units spoken for at Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes' ZIGG Condos, construction of the 11-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 7:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Gardiner proposals would nearly double upgrade costs; Another Shiny Streetcar Arrives; Even without the Games, Toronto needs Olympic-sized ambitions; and more ... read more