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New TTC Streetcars Roll Out on 510 Spadina this Sunday

TTC, streetcar, Spadina, Toronto, Transit
August 29, 2014 4:17 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This Sunday, two of the TTC's new streetcars will roll out on the 510 Spadina route at 10:10 a.m. The cars, with an increased capacity of up to 250 people, feature a plethora of new ... read more

Sorbara Group's Beacon Condos Coming to North York

Beacon Condos, Toronto, Sorbara Group, Wallman Architects
August 29, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's stretch through North York has been the site of some impressive growth over the past several years, a revitalization which shows little sign of slowing down any time soon. Sorbara ... read more

Coming Soon: New Projects To Watch For In September 2014

August 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new condominiums projects are set to emerge on the Toronto scene in the next month, and while details on some are still sketchy, here's what we have on a few of them: On Dufferin Street ... read more

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Making it Real Rapid Transit

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Route Map (source: Metrolinx)
August 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT has long been a subject of debate—in Rob Ford's mind, it still is—but construction has begun and the somewhat peculiar hybrid of underground rapid transit and road ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 9:56 am | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto bureaucrats bypass politicians to make waterfront transit pitch (The Globe and Mail) City council term ends with broken voting machines, Rob Ford lone votes (The Star) Manhattanization ... read more

Photo of the Day: Midway Madness

Photo of the Day, CNE
August 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Summer is drawing to a close, and part of the transition process is the CNE - a Torontonian tradition that dates back generations. With Labour Day just around the corner, this weekend is the ... read more

Canderel's Aura Condos at College Park Tests its Lighting Feature

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Canderel's Aura at College Park now in its late stages, we now have a much clearer picture of how the 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Morguard's The Heathview Closing in on Completion

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
August 28, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Morguard's The Heathview, and in the time since our last visit one month ago, much more work has been done on the twin ... read more

Winners Announced for 2014 Carpenters Apprentice Competition

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition
August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past weekend, Roundhouse Park in Downtown Toronto played host to the 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC), held by United Brotherhood of ... read more

Continued Growth at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele, Toronto
August 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crews are working away at the site of Backstage On The Esplanade, a 36-storey condominium by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Gerrard

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many changes that new development has brought to Toronto in the last few years, few projects have had as great an impact as Aura at College Park, a 78-storey condominium tower on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 8:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downtown development growing at ‘mind blowing’ rate; Rob Ford only a few points behind Tory in new mayoral poll; Will new $1.2b streetcars mean less public transit agony in ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Four-Oh-One

Photo of the Day, 401
August 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though some may argue on its exact ranking, Highway 401's stretch running through the north end of the city is considered by many to be the busiest stretch of highway in North America. In today's ... read more

Cityfest Returns to Concord CityPlace for Second Year

Concord CityPlace, Cityfest, Toronto, Canoe Landing Park
August 27, 2014 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Concord CityPlace, a master-planned high-rise community by developer Concord Adex, continues to see new growth, new residents and most importantly, new levels of community spirit and ... read more

Dunpar's Ossington Luxury Townhomes Close to City Fun

The Ossington Luxury Townhomes, Dunpar Homes, Toronto
August 27, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the establishment of the greenbelt around Toronto's neighbouring suburban cities and towns, established neighbourhoods and shopping streets all across the old city are revitalizing as ... read more

Kingston&Co Condos Supported by Four Pillars of Sustainability

Kingston&Co Condominiums, Toronto, TAS, Main & Main, Teeple Architects, Toronto
August 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are popping up all along Toronto's arterial thoroughfares, or Avenues, as the City presses for additional density in areas well served by transit. On Kingston Road in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City council votes to target ‘excessive motorcycle noise’ after years of complaints from citizens; Power restored in East York; Slower speeds a quick fix for Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint

Photo of the Day, Bridgepoint
August 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of the Don River, Bridgepoint Hospital provides a major landmark for commuters travelling on the Don Valley Parkway as well as the Bayview Extension. In today's Photo of the ... read more

Checking Out the Podium at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East

Bay Adelaide East tower, Brookfield Properties, KPMB, Adamson Associates
August 26, 2014 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently attended a tour of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre, held by the Council on Tall Buildings an Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In the first ... read more

Public Art To Improve Westin Conference Centre Bay Street Wall

StART photographic mural, 11 Bay Street, Westin Harbour Castle
August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto (StART) program has announced that it has been selected by volunteer-based not-for-profit group of contemporary art supporters named 'Partners In Art' to ... read more