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

January 13, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Foreign Homebuyer Tax is Just One Option for Tackling Toronto’s Rising Home Prices; Yonge-Sheppard station entrance remains closed more than two years later as delays ... read more

Photo of the Day: Drone View From Palmerston–Little Italy

Photo of the Day, Toronto, drone, Palmerston–Little Italy
January 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Drone views of Toronto have grown increasingly common in our Forum threads and Flickr Pool, including the aerial view from the Palmerston–Little Italy neighbourhood featured in today's Photo ... read more

Flood of Developments Puts Spotlight on City Planning Workload

Downtown development, image by UT Forum contributor yonderbean
January 12, 2017 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Intimidatingly overloaded at the leanest of recent times, the City of Toronto was awash with a deluge of development proposals at the close of last year. In a city already close to leading North ... read more

6-Storey Condo Proposed for Gerrard Street in South Riverdale

794 Gerrard Street, Toronto, by George Popper Architect
January 12, 2017 5:22 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
With a rezoning and site plan application recently submitted to the City, a 6-storey mixed-use development at 794 Gerrard Street East could contribute greater density to Toronto's Riverdale ... read more

Lindvest's SuperSonic Condos Launching at Don Mills & Eglinton

SuperSonic Condos, Lindvest, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
January 12, 2017 1:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development is being spurred across Toronto along Eglinton Avenue by the Crosstown LRT, now under construction and planned to open in 2021. One of the nodes attracting attention is where ... read more

Bus Terminal at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Gets Underway

Smart Centres Place Bus Terminal, York Region Transit, Vaughan, Diamond Schmitt
January 12, 2017 11:04 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"Gosh, it's cold out, isn't it?" exclaimed York Region Chair Wayne Emmerson as he struggled to turn the pages of his speaking notes with frozen fingers and a steady gust of winter wind blowing his ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Karma Condos on Grenville Street

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Grenville Street site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' Karma Condos, a 50-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
LRT construction leaves Eglinton businesses worried about future; Troubled Trump Toronto hotel put on the block; Transit advocates lodge complaint over controversial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, drone, Yonge, Dundas
January 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above the Yonge and Dundas intersection. read more

Vision Zero: City Launches Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Pedestrians and cars on Yonge Street, image by UT Flick contributor Greg's South
January 11, 2017 5:18 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
Increasingly at the centre of recent debates regarding Toronto's public transit, congestion and bike lanes, have been concerns by City officials and Toronto activists regarding the safety of the ... read more

Site Plan Filed for Tribute's 'Max Condos' on Mutual Street

Max Condos, Toronto, by Tribute Communities, Graziani + Corazza
January 11, 2017 5:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following a successful OMB rezoning appeal in October of 2016, Tribute Communities and Greybrook Realty Partners' proposal for 'Max Condos' at 81 Mutual Street is back before the City of Toronto's ... read more

Tridel's Evolving Mid-Rise Proposal for 420 Dupont Street

420 Dupont Street, Tridel, Teeple Architects, Toronto
January 11, 2017 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment plans have emerged for a prominent vacant warehouse on a stretch of Dupont Street in Midtown Toronto which is transitioning away from its industrial past. Plans to replace the vacant ... read more

Occupancy Well Underway as The Code Gears Up for Registration

The Code Condos, Toronto, Lifetime, BLVD, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 11, 2017 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction now practically complete at the St. Clair West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, residents continue to replace Skygrid ... read more

OCAD Announces Designers for 'Creative City Campus' Expansion

OCAD University, Toronto
January 11, 2017 12:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of the school's 'Creative City Campus' vision, OCAD University has announced new details of a plan to make the McCaul Street campus into a more vital centre of creative learning, and a ... read more

Explainer: Rooftopping

Rooftoppers in Toronto, image by Flickr user Freaktography via Creative Commons
January 11, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the controversial and daring phenomenon dubbed 'Rooftopping'. With the increase of urban development and access to social media, the photography community has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eight art installations to make a splash at Toronto waterfront; Scarborough subway report delayed . . . again; Utopia? Time to get real Mr. Byford; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: EY Tower and INDX Condos

Photo of the Day, EY Tower, INDX Condos, Toronto
January 11, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The two newest towers in Toronto's Financial District are the 40-storey EY Tower and the 54-storey INDX Condos. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the EY Tower Forum thread by ... read more

New Phase Proposed at Lash's ME Living Condos in Scarborough

1021-1035 Markham Road, Lash Group, Turner Fleischer, Toronto
January 10, 2017 6:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction now underway on the first elements of Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos—named for its position at the intersection of (M)arkham and (E)llesmere—a new phase has been ... read more

Desjardins Bridge: One Piece of Hamilton GO Rail Expansion

Desjardins Canal Bridge CN GO Transit
January 10, 2017 4:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Down in the "H" part of the "GTHA", a series of rail infrastructure improvements are being made that will enable more frequent GO Train service to Hamilton, and eventually to Niagara Region. One ... read more

Regent Park: New Plans Reveal Mix of Uses at Dundas & Sumach

Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Daniels Corp, TCHC
January 10, 2017 4:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Parliament, the reinvention of Regent Park has seen the area become a temporary palimpsest of Toronto history. read more