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A First Look at the Suite Layouts at 158 Front Condos

158 Front Condominium, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
March 22, 2016 12:14 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Replacing a parking lot that currently occupies a site east of the St. Lawrence Market, the distinct volumes of the architectsAlliance-designed 158 Front will add 26 storeys of new ... read more

How Might the Federal Budget Help Toronto's Transit?

March 22, 2016 9:32 am | by David Brake | Comments
Increased infrastructure spending was a cornerstone of the Liberals' election platform - but how soon might help come for Toronto's transit and and how much might the city expect? What will Justin ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New map shows walking times between Toronto subway stations; Winter stations dismantled in the Beach as spring arrives; Five great things happening in Toronto’s east end; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Traffic Trails

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, Gardiner Expressway
March 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Long exposure photographs of traffic create long streaks of white and red light while illuminating the surrounding road surfaces in a dramatic fashion. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Bloor-Yorkville

Exhibit Residences, Bazis Group, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli
March 21, 2016 7:24 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Once a refuge of hippies, artists, and folk singers, Yorkvillle has transformed over the last forty years to become one of the city's toniest neighbourhoods, home to the country's most expensive ... read more

12-Storey Residential Proposal at Scarborough's Bridlewood Mall

3268 Finch Street East, Toronto, by SRN Architects
March 21, 2016 4:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the corner of Finch and Warden, Scarborough's Bridlewood Mall could be joined by a 12-storey residential building. Proposed at the southwest corner of the mall property at 3268 Finch ... read more

Hariri Pontarini-Designed 7 St. Thomas Revealing its Curves

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments
March 21, 2016 3:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few blocks to the west of Great Gulf's curvaceous One Bloor East, a much smaller Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed has begun to show similar curves in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville ... read more

Light-Hearted Film Captures Life Inside Bjarke Ingels' 8-House

The Infinite Happiness, Bjarke Ingels Group, Beka & Partners, Toronto, 8-House
March 21, 2016 11:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Much has been said about the transformative powers that architecture and our built environment has on our everyday lives, particularly the social impacts of what we build and how it is designed. ... read more

Tower Cranes Dismantled at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects
March 21, 2016 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since celebrating its official topping off ceremony back in December, construction of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre has continued to make progress. The 17-storey Diamond ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Archiving SkyDome legacy difficult because of thin budgets; TTC installing more PRESTO fare gates in subway stations; Toronto councillor asks TTC to take a closer look at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Clouds over the City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, storm clouds
March 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Ben Roffelsen, we are shown a view of storm clouds captured from a high-rise condo tower at Spadina and Bremner ... read more

The Canary District: Toronto Gains a New Neighbourhood in April

Pan Am Village, West Don Lands, Canary District, DundeeKilmer, Toronto
March 18, 2016 6:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's almost here. Toronto's Canary District will be welcoming its first residents and retailers in April, with the Cherry Street gates set to open to the public late this month. Ahead of the big ... read more

Plaza's Musée Condos Moves Closer to Completion on Adelaide

Musée condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
March 18, 2016 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the time of our most recent article covering Plaza's Musée Condos, the 17-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development in Toronto's King West neighbourhood was ... read more

Work Continues to Enlarge Excavation at Zigg Condos Site

Zigg Condos, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes, Kirkor Architects
March 18, 2016 5:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Once a row of stately century homes along St. Clair West, the future site of the 11-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed, ZIGG Condos by Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes has been ... read more

Queen East Properties added to City of Toronto Heritage Register

Joseph White Building, 682-6 Queen St East
March 18, 2016 2:40 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
On March 10, 2016, City Council added a large collection of turn-of-the-century commercial properties along Queen Street East between the DVP and Broadview Ave to the City of Toronto Heritage ... read more

Downtown Stretch of Yonge Street Designated as Heritage District

Looking north on Yonge Street, image by UT Forum contributor G.L.17
March 18, 2016 11:20 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At Toronto City Council's March 10th meeting, the Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District was approved. The decision makes a 1-kilometre Downtown stretch—spanning from College to Bloor—a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express ridership spikes after fare reduction; Cherry streetcar a ‘creative and ingenious solution’ to King St. crowding; Building public art collections in ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Steam Canoe

The Steam Canoe, Winter Stations 2016, Toronto
March 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are now just a couple days remaining to view the winning entries of Winter Stations 2016. For those who haven't had the chance to visit Balmy, Kew, and Ashbridges Bay Beaches since ... read more

Previewing the Interiors of Midtown's J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
March 17, 2016 5:39 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following our recent tour of the on-site presentation centre for Mattamy and Biddignton's J. Davis House, we take a closer look at the Midtown Toronto's project's interiors. A first glimpse of new ... read more

Local Appeal Body Approved at Executive Committee

Construction cranes at work, image by Jack Landau
March 17, 2016 3:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto's Executive Committee has recommended approval of the creation of a Local Appeal Body (LAB) to adjudicate appeals of minor variances—and consent applications—from the Committee ... read more