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VHL's Haven on the Bluffs Rises Near Namesake Landmark

Haven on the Bluffs, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc., Toronto
August 29, 2017 10:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A low-rise stretch of Kingston Road in Scarborough's Cliffside neighbourhood will soon be getting a big density boost, as construction progresses on VHL Developments' Haven on the Bluffs. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx should make decisions based on facts, not the whim of a minister; Margaret Atwood joins fellow Annex residents to fight condo project; Scarborough Transit Riders ... read more

Photo of the Day: North York's Spine of Density

Photo of the Day, Toronto, North York, skyline, drone, Finch, Yonge
August 29, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The densest parts of North York are concentrated around Yonge Street and the TTC's Line 1 subway. This narrow spine of density drops off sharply in the blocks to the east and west of Yonge Street, ... read more

Plans Revised for Graywood's Weston Bakery Redevelopment

462 Eastern Avenue, Graywood, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2017 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans continue to evolve for the redevelopment of the Weston Bakery site on Eastern Avenue between Broadview and Carlaw in Toronto's East End. Originally proposed at 7 storeys by developers ... read more

Jennifer Keesmaat Announces Departure From Toronto Planning

Jennifer Keesmaat at the Toronto Urban Design Awards, Sept 2015, Craig White
August 28, 2017 4:39 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has announced her departure from the top job in Toronto's Planning Department effective September 29, 2017. Chief Planner and Executive Director of the City Planning division ... read more

Two More Towers Proposed in Booming Yonge-Eglinton Area

110 Broadway, Reserve Properties, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
August 28, 2017 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A perfect storm of housing demand and soon-to-increase transit accessibility have accelerated the rate of high-rise redevelopment demand in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. The area's ... read more

Stafford's Avenue & Park To Begin Construction This Fall

Avenue & Park, Stafford, Greybrook, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
August 28, 2017 1:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans to redevelop anther Toronto Beer Store location on Avenue Road north or Lawrence Avenue West came to light in 2016, with details later in the year about Stafford ... read more

Cranes Raised at Site of Cadillac Fairview's 16 York Office Tower

16 York, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto, architectsAlliance, B+H Architects
August 28, 2017 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is a little over three months since Cadillac Fairview (CF) officially broke ground for a new 32-storey office tower at 16 York in Toronto's South Core area, though a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Safety rules could force Billy Bishop runway extension; Protesters begin fight against destruction of green space and affordable housing in The Junction; The first Modern ... read more

Photo of the Day: FIVE Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, FIVE Condos, Hariri Pontarini, MOD, Graywood
August 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of MOD, Graywood, and Five St. Joseph Developments' FIVE Condos, a 48-storey condominium tower just northwest of Toronto's Yonge and ... read more

Sherway Gardens South Expansion Starts to Open Next Week

Sherway Gardens South Expansion, Cadillac Fairview, Etobicoke, Toronto
August 25, 2017 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the last few years, Cadillac Fairview has pumped $550 million into renovations and expansion of Sherway Gardens, one of Toronto's largest malls, located where the QEW, the Gardiner, and the ... read more

Ontario Announces Funds for Social Housing Repairs, Retrofits

Ontario pledges roughly $300 million in repairs for TCHC (200 Wellesley Street E
August 25, 2017 3:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The Provincial government announced yesterday that it will be investing up to $657 million in repairs and retrofits for social housing apartments across Ontario over the next five years. With ... read more

Open House Highlights Design, Progress at Fairbank LRT Station

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Fairbank Station, Metrolinx, Toronto
August 25, 2017 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the completion of the 9 kilometres of tunnels for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT under Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto, the first tracks have been laid, construction has begun on the ... read more

Shoring Activity Prepping Site of Blue Diamond Condos

Blue Diamond Condos, Toronto, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, ERA
August 25, 2017 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
To passersby on St. Clair Avenue, just east of Avenue Road, the only noticeable change to the 1911-built Deer Park United Church at 129 St. Clair Avenue West is the construction hoarding that ... read more

Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
August 25, 2017 10:07 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Scarborough transit observers received both good and bad news this week. Determining which is good and which is bad, however, depends on your point of view and whether you're a member of Team ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx appoints former head of Scottish rail firm as new CEO; John Tory warns no guarantees on the future of social housing units despite funding; Pace of GTA new home ... read more

Photo of the Day: View Over Varsity

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor Yorkville, Varsity Stadium
August 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor torontoboy, who captured this east-facing view from the University of Toronto's Woodsworth College Residence at Bloor and St. ... read more

Eaton Centre Bridge Work Continues Over Queen Street

Eaton Centre Bridge, Cadillac Fairview, WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler, PCL, Toronto
August 24, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of a new pedestrian bridge spanning Queen Street at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre took a dramatic turn last month, when the WilkinsonEyre ... read more

Evergreen Brick Works' Kiln Building to be Urban Innovation Hub

Evergreen Brick Works, Future Cities Centre, LGA, ERA, EllisDon, Toronto
August 24, 2017 4:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Changes are currently in progress on one of Evergreen Brick Works' most notable structures, as Building 16 (better known as the Tunnel Kiln and Dryer Building) is being retrofitted to house the ... read more

TTC Fare Gates Coming to Eight Downtown Stations this Fall

Fare gates at Bay Station, image via screenshot of TTC news release video
August 24, 2017 3:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The TTC has released details on the first part of their final push to place new paddle-style presto-enabled fare gates into the remaining 25 station entrances which still have traditional ... read more