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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen's Park mulls reforms to powerful land-use tribunal; Speculation distorting Toronto housing market, says Tory ahead of meeting with finance ministers; John Street ... read more

Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Square

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Maple Leaf Square, ACC, Rogers Centre
April 18, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
April has been a busy month for Toronto sports fans. With both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors taking part in playoff action this year, the public square on the west side of the Air ... read more

Capital Dev's and Metropia Engage Public at Bloor & Dufferin

Bloor & Dufferin, Hariri Pontarini for Capital Developments and Metropia
April 17, 2017 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week, Capital Developments and Metropia unveiled their initial ideas for 'Bloor & Dufferin', a redevelopment of two school sites located at a major crossroads in Toronto's West End. ... read more

The Davies' Ground Floor to Offer Range of Amenities

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
April 17, 2017 4:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the building's 36 luxury units nearly sold out and construction just around the corner, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies will soon rise above Avenue Road, just north of Dupont in ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Rising into South Core Skyline Views

Ten York Street, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
April 17, 2017 3:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sine the early-2014 start of construction for Tridel's Ten York Street Condos, the 65-storey Wallman Architects-designed condominium development has progressed significantly in ... read more

New Renderings Shed Light on Bay Adelaide Centre North Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre North, Toronto, by Brookfield Properties Partners, KPMB
April 17, 2017 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following completion of the 44-storey Bay Adelaide East tower, new marketing material for the third and final element of Brookfield Properties Partners' Downtown Toronto office hub reveals a ... read more

GO Station Parking Lots: Missed Opportunities To Urbanize

Massing example of Appleby GO's north parking lot, showing retail & residential
April 17, 2017 11:40 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca held a press conference at Oakville GO Station to announce that Tim Hortons kiosks will be introduced at four GO stations (Oakville, ... read more

Gallery, Condo, Hotel: DevMcGill's ArtHaus Progressing in Ottawa

ArtHaus Residences at Ottawa Arts Court, DevMcGill, Ottawa
April 17, 2017 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly 350 kilometres northeast of Toronto, Ottawa remains the second most populous urban area in the province, and similar to Toronto, the downtown area is experiencing increased reinvestment. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ramp off eastbound Gardiner Expressway to York-Bay-Yonge now closed; The curious case of the Scarborough chain of office; Subway relief the entire city can get behind; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Open Dome

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rogers Centre
April 17, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the Rogers Centre, captured from the upper SkyPod level of the CN Tower. Submitted to the Rogers Centre Renovations thread by contributor ... read more

Pair of Distillery District Developments Gains City's Approval

Cityscape, Dream, Saucier + Perrotte, Gansevoort Hotel, 60 Mill Street, Toronto
April 13, 2017 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A pair of towers proposed for Toronto's popular Distillery District have been given a green light by City Council after rounds of mediation and negotiations at the OMB, albeit with significant ... read more

"Citizen Jane" Documentary Premieres with Toronto Jane's Walk

Citizen Jane poster, image courtesy of Altimeter Films
April 13, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing the legendary urban theorist's life and work to the big screen, Matt Tyrnauer's Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is an engaging look at the mid-century civic activism that shaped Jacobs' ... read more

Centennial College's New Aerospace Campus Progressing

Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, Centennial College, MJMA, Toronto
April 13, 2017 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The former RCAF Station Downsview/CFB Toronto long served as a place of innovation for Canada's aerospace industry. Prior to Downsview Airport becoming a military installation in the post-WW2 era, ... read more

City Seeking Public Input on Long-Term Financial Plan

City Seeking Public Input on Long-Term Financial Plan
April 13, 2017 1:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto is in the midst of creating a new Long-Term Financial Plan, and the upcoming second phase of public consultations will give members of the public the opportunity to share ... read more

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos' Shops Rising Above Grade

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, VANDYK, Kohn Partnership Architects
April 13, 2017 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The past three months of construction have been busy ones at the Etobicoke site of VANDYK Group of Companies' Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, as forming activity progresses for the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Wharf

Throwback Thursday, Market Wharf, Toronto, Context, architectsAlliance
April 13, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the northeast corner of Front and Jarvis Streets in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood for a view of construction at Context ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction on purpose-built rentals stalls, says new report; The ethical case for taxing foreign home buyers; Airbnb is Making Toronto’s Terrible Rental Market Even ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Photo of the Day, Toronto, York University, Bergeron Centre for Engineering
April 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day features a view of York University's new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. The 2015-opened educational facility boasts an eye-catching design ... read more

"Transit City": Plans Revealed for York Region's Tallest Building

Transit City Condos, Vaughan, by SmartREIT, CentreCourt, Diamond Schmitt
April 12, 2017 6:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Toronto, York Region's tallest building could reach a height of 55 storeys. Announced today, the SmartREIT and CentreCourt Developments project dubbed 'Transit City Condos' will be ... read more

GM Submits Plans for New "Mobility Campus" on Eastern Avenue

GM Mobility Campus at 271 Eastern Avenue, Quadrangle Architects Limited, Toronto
April 12, 2017 4:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
When General Motors Canada (GM) purchased the site of the former Cinespace film and television studio at 721 Eastern Avenue, their initial plans were to construct a new Canadian headquarters for ... read more