Development Fees Account for Over 20% of New Home Prices

BILD, Altus Group, development charges, Toronto, real estate
April 30, 2018 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A detailed report prepared by Altus Group for the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) sheds light on rising development charges in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). According ... read more

Tower Cladding Adding Texture as 1 Yorkville Rises Taller

1 Yorkville, Toronto, designed by Roy Varacalli for Bazis and Plaza
April 30, 2018 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There's something new to look at since we last checked in on construction for Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a 58-storey condominium development rising at Yonge and Yorkville ... read more

Five Developers to Build Over 2,000 New Mixed-Income Rentals

Affordable Housing, Toronto, West Don Lands, Cherry, Mill, Grenville, Grosvenor
April 30, 2018 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In September 2017, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Minister of Housing Peter Milczyn were joined by other municipal and provincial representatives to announce the start of a process to ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo at 183 Avenue Road Resubmitted for Rezoning

183 Avenue Road, K P Isberg Construction, BBB Architects, Toronto
April 30, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A December 2016 proposal from K P Isberg Construction Inc. sought rezoning to allow an 11-storey boutique condo development at 183 Avenue Road, just north of Davenport. After review by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Underground Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations take shape with unique mining technique; Relief Line South Station and Alignment Plans; Government levies push up cost of new homes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge-Eglinton Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Eglinton, skyline, E Condos, Montgomery Square
April 30, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area skyline, captured from Yonge and Castlefield. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this south-facing view shows ... read more

Estonian Cultural Centre Proposed at Bloor & Spadina

Estonian Cultural Centre, Kongats Architects, Estonian Credit Union, Toronto
April 27, 2018 5:08 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As Toronto's downtown core continues its rapid densification, occasionally a project pops up to remind us that not all downtown development is in the form of high-rises, and that cultural ... read more

25 York Street First in Canada to Achieve Fitwel Certification

Telus House 25 York Street achieves Canadas first Fitwel Certification, Toronto
April 27, 2018 4:55 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
If you have never considered that the design and management of buildings have a direct impact on our health and well-being, there is now a program that provides proof. Menkes Developments has ... read more

First Glimpse of Interior Spaces at Greenland's Lakeside Residences

Lakeside Residences, Greenland Group, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, Cecconi Simone
April 27, 2018 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last year, we were given our first glimpse at the amenity layouts for the first phase of Greenland Group's Lakeside Residences, a new multi-tower, Hariri Pontarini ... read more

11-Storey Development Proposed on Kingston Road in Birch Cliff

Lifestyle Developments, KLM Planning Partnerships, Kingston Road, Birch Cliff
April 27, 2018 12:26 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
The Birch Cliff community in Toronto’s east end along Kingston Road sees proposal for an 11-storey mid-rise building with 182 residential units, underground parking, and retail at ground level. read more

Cladding Underway at First Phase of Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Streetcar, Dream, RAW, Toronto
April 27, 2018 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment of the area west of the lower stretch of Don River has created a new neighbourhood for Toronto over the last several years, now it's the east side of the river that's beginning to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cities being redesigned to protect pedestrians from vehicles; Toronto gives green light to Woodbine casino plan; Metrolinx planning to allow smartphone fare payments as ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from Massey Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Massey Tower, Nathan Phillips Square
April 27, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the 57th floor of MOD Developments Inc's Massey Tower for a view over Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor thecharioteer, this ... read more

Exterior Finishes Coming Together for River City 3

River City 3, RC3, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, ZAS, Toronto
April 26, 2018 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third—and most architecturally ambitious—phase of Urban Capital Property Group's River City community is closing in on completion in Toronto's West Don Lands. Since topping out at 29 ... read more

Work on Public Realm Starts as Daniels Waterfront Progresses

Daniels Waterfront, Lighthouse Tower East and West, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
April 26, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Finishing touches are being put in place for the first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, where a new 280,000 ft² office condominium development is gearing up for a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Livmore at Bay and Gerrard

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Livmore, Bay, Gerrard
April 26, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks on a high-rise rental tower at Toronto's Bay and Gerrard intersection. Back in October 2016, construction had recently risen above grade ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Council approves $1.46-billion SmartTrack plan; Big grey barriers are a point of contention after the Toronto van attack; Sidewalk Labs proposal stirs fears, raises hopes; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skylines

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, St. James Town, Midtown, North York
April 26, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of multiple Toronto skylines. Captured from a high-rise in Regent Park by Forum contributor skycandy, this north-facing view shows (from left to ... read more

Construction Begins on Expansion at Michael Garron Hospital

Michael Garron Hospital Expansion by EllisDon, B+H and Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
April 25, 2018 4:23 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Construction has begun on a new and modern patient tower expansion at Michael Garron Hospital in East York. With a $436.2 million investment from the Ontario government, the hospital will see ... read more

Excavated Pit Grows Larger for Vita on the Lake in Etobicoke

Vita on the Lake, Vita Two, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
April 25, 2018 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's fastest-changing skylines can be found in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area, where a new tower seems to rise from the horizon every few months. The area's skyline is currently ... read more