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Excavation Readies Heritage Loblaws Site for Mixed-Use Density

West Block Est. 1928, The LakeShore, The LakeFront, Concord, Loblaws
February 10, 2017 1:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the full year since we checked in on the disassembly and cataloguing of historic details at the former 1928-built Loblaw Warehouse at Bathurst and Lake Shore, much work has been done for ... read more

Site Plan Submitted for Seaton House Redevelopment

Seaton House, Toronto, Montgomery Sisam, Hilditch Architect
February 10, 2017 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following its approval in principle back in 2013, plans will soon be put in motion for the redevelopment of Seaton House, Toronto's largest men's emergency shelter. An aging and overburdened ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why The Financial District is Toronto’s Best Public Art Gallery; John Tory’s opponents bring out the melodrama in fight to ‘save’ swimming pools; How local parks can transform ... read more

Photo of the Day: Construction in Concord CityPlace

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Concord CityPlace
February 10, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the western edge of Toronto's Concord CityPlace, where three new buildings will soon be adding even more density to the mater-planned community. Facing ... read more

Podium Levels in Place for Tridel's Alter on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, Church Street
February 9, 2017 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on construction progress at Tridel's Alter back in November when the project began to sprout from the east side of Church Street, just north of Gerrard. In ... read more

Work Begins on York U's Schulich Business School Expansion

Research and Graduate Study Buidling, Toronto, by York University
February 9, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction on the new York University Subway Station approaches completion near Toronto's northern boundary, York's post-secondary campus is growing in anticipation of its ... read more

Construction at 561 Sherbourne Includes New Grocery Store

561 Sherbourne Street, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Medallion Corp
February 9, 2017 2:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out at a height of 43 storeys late last year in Toronto's St. James Town community, Medallion Corp's 561 Sherbourne is continuing to develop a unique presence amongst ... read more

The Missing Link: Shaping the Future of the GTHA Rail Network

GO, CN, and CP rail configuration with the Missing Link in place
February 9, 2017 12:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While major transit expansion projects like the Relief Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, and Crosstown LRT get most of the attention in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA), there's one ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Rosedale Valley Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rosedale Valley Bridge, subway tunnel, Castle Frank
February 9, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers an important piece of transit infrastructure serving Line 2 of the TTC subway. Designed by architect John B. Parkin and built in 1966, (the slots in the roof ... read more

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

February 9, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner ramp replacement will bring more green space to waterfront, city says; Population falling in areas near planned Scarborough subway stop; Preservation of Honest ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence Hall
February 9, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a Toronto landmark on King Street East. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Bruce Reeve, this view highlights the copper-clad cupola of the 1850-built St. Lawrence ... read more

UT's Growth to Watch For Takes Stock of Toronto's West End

The evolving skyline, image by UT Flickr contributor Oscar Flores
February 8, 2017 6:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Released today, the first details of Canada's 2016 Census map out the City of Toronto's changing population. Unsurprisingly, development continues to intensify much of the city, with Greenbelt ... read more

The 2016 Census: Mapping Toronto's Population Growth

Population change between 2011 and 2016 by percentage by census tract, Toronto
February 8, 2017 5:22 pm | by Sean Marshall | Comments
Data geeks across Canada were eagerly awaiting this day—February 8, 2017—the first release of the 2016 Canadian Census of the Population. Today’s release only covers population and dwelling ... read more

Revised Plan for Garrison Point Towers Now in Motion

Rendering of the towers at Garrison Point, Toronto, Cityzen Development Group
February 8, 2017 4:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Big changes are happening at the 1.6 acre site of Garrison Point in Toronto's Ordnance Triangle. The original five-tower plan from Cityzen Development Group, Diamond Corp, Fernbrook ... read more

Wide Range of Suites on Offer at 'Heartwood the Beach'

Heartwood The Beach, Fieldgate, Hullmark, Quadrangle, Toronto
February 8, 2017 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are learning more about Heartwood the Beach as marketing material continues to roll out for Fieldgate Homes and Hullmark condominium development in popular Beach ... read more

Site Plan Advances Front Street's St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, aA
February 8, 2017 1:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of George Brown College's St. James campus, the former Greyhound bus depot site on Front Street East is one step closer to being redeveloped as a two-tower condominium. A revised site plan ... read more

Explainer: Diagrid Structural Framework

30 St Mary Axe in London, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Ever run into the word 'diagrid' and wonder what it means? This week's 'Explainer' delves into this specialized structural framework, in use since the late 19th century. Although the design was ... read more

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

February 8, 2017 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Executive committee signs off on 2017 budget paving way for council’s approval; What will happen to Honest Ed’s sign?; Toronto’s New Budget is Bad for Affordable Housing; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Light Fest

Toronto Light Fest, Distillery District, Photo of the Day
February 8, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to Toronto's Distillery District for a view from 2017's Toronto Light Fest. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Kevin Cabral, this shot highlights one of the light ... read more

GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson

GTAA, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Finch West LRT,
February 7, 2017 6:27 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
It's only a fantasy for now, but one day—maybe, not so long from now—passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport will have multiple transit options to reach destinations in ... read more