Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor Ford reignites streetcar debate at city hall; 10-acre development could transform north Roncesvalles; Robert Bundy: Powerful bureaucrat helped shape Toronto; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Wellesley Street

Photo of the Day, Wellesley Street, Toronto
June 9, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from the Britt Condos Forum thread, where contributor Rascacielo shared his west-facing view of Wellesley Street. Captured from a high-rise apartment ... read more

North American Development Group Reimagines Agincourt Mall

The 'Rambla' at Agincourt Mall Redevelopment, Giannone Petricone, North American
June 8, 2017 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The North American Development Group is not a household name on UrbanToronto yet, but with its impeding plans to revolutionize the site of Agincourt Mall, the Markham-based international real ... read more

Garrison Crossing Progressing with Completed Foundations

Garrison Crossing, Pedelta, DTAH, AECOM, Dufferin Construction, Toronto
June 8, 2017 4:30 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
In the Fall of 2015, a team headed by Dufferin Construction was announced as the winner of the much-anticipated Fort York Bridge competition, and the project's somewhat turbulent history ... read more

TTC Pushing for Major Expansion of Express Bus Services

June 8, 2017 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At its upcoming June 15th meeting, the TTC Board will consider a proposed expansion of express bus service throughout the City of Toronto. The recommended plan calls for a multi-phase service ... read more

Checking in on Progress at Toronto's Bayside Neighbourhood

Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Aqualina, Aquavista, Aquabella, 3XN, Arquitectonica
June 8, 2017 1:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the south side of Queens Quay between Sherbourne and Parliament streets, a new neighbourhood is starting to take shape beside Toronto Harbour. Named Bayside when Waterfront Toronto began to ... read more

Two-Way All-Day GO Train Service Coming to the Stouffville Line

Stouffville RER Frequencies
June 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday, Metrolinx officially announced that two-way all-day (commonly abbreviated as 2WAD) GO Train service will be coming to the Stouffville GO line, commencing on Monday, June 26th. The train ... read more

Throwback Thursday: St. James Cathedral Parish House

Throwback Thursday, St James Cathedral Parish House, architectsAlliance, Toronto
June 8, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers a modern addition to an important cultural and architectural landmark at Toronto's King and Church intersection. Back on December 4th, 2010, construction was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Parkdale tenants disrupt hearing in protest over proposed rent hike; Toronto and Vancouver housing markets threaten Canada’s rapid economic growth; High-speed Rail For ... read more

Photo of the Day: Scotia Plaza

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, Scotia Plaza
June 8, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a detail view of Scotia Plaza, Toronto's second tallest building when measured by roof height. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this view highlights ... read more

Denmark's COBE Architects Rethink Toronto's Scrivener Square

Scrivener Court, Toronto, by Diamond Corp. Tricon, COBE Architects
June 7, 2017 5:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of the former North Toronto railway station—and current Summerhill LCBO—Scrivener Square is the site of what could become a new Toronto landmark. Designed by Copenhagen's COBE Architects, an ... read more

Topped-Off Arthaus Residences Joins Downtown Ottawa Skyline

Arthaus Residences, Ottawa, DevMcGill, Régis Côté, KPMB, Barry Padolsky
June 7, 2017 2:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now standing at its full height of 23 storeys, DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court is entering the latter stages of construction in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market neighbourhood. ... read more

Toronto Revising Rules and Fees for Sidewalk Cafés

Aerial view of sidewalk patio at Against the Grain restaurant, image by UT Flick
June 7, 2017 1:45 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
The City of Toronto is currently reviewing a report which recommends updates to its bylaw covering sidewalk patios. Revised guidelines include the goal of improving walking space in areas ... read more

Lower JCT: Mixed-Use Draft Building Coming to Sterling Road

Draft Building, SvN Architects + Planners, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
June 7, 2017 11:35 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
A Site Plan Approval (SPA) has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Castlepoint Numa and Greybrook Capital for the latest element of Toronto's burgeoning Lower Junction. Known as ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Vita Two On The Lake

Vita Two On The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
June 7, 2017 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its introduction earlier this Spring, Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group have continued to release more detail about their Vita Two on The Lake development, as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The friendly yet familiar design of Toronto’s new Albion library; How Did the Province Do on Land-Use Plan Amendments?; Union Summer market stops for station ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sharp Centre for Design

Photo of the Day, Toronto, OCAD U, Sharp Centre for Design, Will Alsop
June 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a unique view of a well-known Toronto landmark. This view takes us to OCAD U's Sharp Centre for Design, which features a playful design by British ... read more

Toronto City Council Approve College Street Study

College Street Study, City of Toronto
June 6, 2017 5:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Five years ago in February 2012, Toronto & East York Community Council (TEYCC) requested that City staff review the existing policy context for College Street, focusing on the stretch west of ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

IO and Metrolinx Announce Hurontario LRT Design-Build Shortlist

June 6, 2017 4:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced a shortlist of three consortiums "to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project," ... read more