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79-85 Shuter Resubmission Cuts Density, Preserves Heritage

81 Shuter, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Hyde Park Homes, The Sher Corporation
July 4, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on a July 2016 development application seeking a 32-storey condominium tower at 79 through 85 Shuter Street, a revised submission landed on the City of Toronto's development applications ... read more

Construction Begins at Shim-Sutcliffe Designed 51 Camden Hotel

51 Camden Street, Shim Sutcliffe, Carbon Hospitality, Zinc Developments, Toronto
July 4, 2017 3:18 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
A series of updated documents submitted to the City of Toronto have revealed more details about the long anticipated 51 Camden Street, finally giving us a better picture of what is to come. The ... read more

Topping Off June 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off June 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
July 4, 2017 11:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up June 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 4, 2017

July 4, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Giant rubber duck arrives in Toronto for Canada 150 after controversy; TransformTO Could Make the City Look Very Different in 2050; Businesses on flooded Toronto Islands ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from a Water Taxi

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, waterfront
July 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features the changing perspective of the city skyline from Toronto Harbour. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Sean Marshall, this view was captured from a water taxi, and ... read more

An Enduring Wilderness: Finding Nature in the Heart of the City

ET Seaton Park (2012), image by Robert Burley
June 30, 2017 5:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The urban vignette that opens Robert Burley's An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands captures much of what is unique about our city's landscape: I look through my camera down into the ... read more

Allied Looks to Build Over Spadina-Adelaide Heritage Offices

Sweeny &Co's concept for a new building to hover over heritage office buildings,
June 30, 2017 3:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Allied Properties REIT is looking to bring new office space to a trio of properties they own at the southwest corner of Spadina and Adelaide in Toronto's Fashion District. Two of the ... read more

The Beer Stores Saga Continues with Bloor & Islington High-Rise

3429 Bloor Street West, Toronto, by Verve Senior Living, Giannone Petricone
June 30, 2017 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
That makes it a six-pack. Across Toronto, half a dozen Beer Store sites now face the prospect of redevelopment, with the low-slung retailers—all fronted by generous surface parking—set to be ... read more

Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre: Addition Coming to Sunnybrook

Rendering of Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre, image by Sunnybrook Health Sciences
June 30, 2017 1:30 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is proposing a new addition to its complex. The new wing will be named the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre. The proposed development includes a two storey storey ... read more

34-Storey Great Gulf Residential Tower Approved at 1421 Yonge

1421 Yonge, by Hariri Pontarini Architects for, Terracap/Great Gulf, Toronto
June 30, 2017 12:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
First proposed in December 2014, Terracap's bold proposal 42-storey residential tower at 1421 Yonge St met with pushback from neighbours and the City. With concerns over height and ... read more

Trio of Residential Towers Rising at Dundas and Jarvis

Grid Condos, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, CentreCourt, Toronto
June 30, 2017 10:10 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
A trio of towers have been transforming the corner of Dundas and Jarvis over the past few months, with Grid Condos, Dundas Square Condos, and Ryerson University's Jarvis Residence bringing an ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto council to debate climate change action plan amid rising flood costs; Controversial Etobicoke concrete plant may be moving to the east end; Toronto's Trump Tower will be rebranded as 'The ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset, South Core skyline
June 30, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of Toronto's South Core skyline. Submitted to our Flickr Pool via contributor kotsy, this shot faces southwest from the east end of Union Station's ... read more

Berczy Park: Toronto Welcomes a New Kind of Public Space

Berczy Park, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Claude Cormier
June 29, 2017 5:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"This doesn't seem like Toronto." By yesterday, I had lost count of how many times those words were uttered on the little triangular stretch of green space and plaza between Front and Wellington. ... read more

Vaughan Urban Design Awards Return for 2017

Vaughan City Hall interior, KPMB Architects, 2012 Vaughan Urban Design Award of
June 29, 2017 4:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The Vaughan Urban Design Awards are back for the 2017 edition, recognizing and celebrating a diversity of urban design and cultural heritage projects throughout Vaughan. Entries will be judged for ... read more

U of T Robarts Common Breaking Ground this Summer

Robarts Common, Diamond Schmitt Architects, University of Toronto, Toronto
June 29, 2017 2:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The University of Toronto has announced that the Robarts Library addition (to be known as Robarts Common) will begin construction this summer after reaching their fundraising goal. Following ... read more

Another Beer Store Set to Bite the Dust on Dundas West

1200 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Fieldgate Homes, TACT Architecture
June 29, 2017 1:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Ossington, yet another of Toronto's many Beer Store and parking lot sites could make way for redevelopment on Dundas West. This month, the Beer Store at northeast corner of Dundas and ... read more

Bathurst and Glencairn Mid-Rise Evolves with New Submission

Looking northwest across Glencairn to 2795 Bathurst, Toronto, Page + Steele/IBI
June 29, 2017 11:55 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
A revised rezoning application has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Riverking Developments LP for a Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed 9-storey mixed-use residential project at the corner ... read more

Throwback Thursday: WaterClub, Riviera, and More

Throwback Thursday, Riviera Condos, Roundhouse Park, Steam Whistle, Toronto
June 29, 2017 10:00 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back to the summer of 2002, north of the entrance to the Steam Whistle Brewery at Roundhouse Park. The landscape of the park is sparse and dry, while in the ... read more

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

June 29, 2017 7:39 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Presto’s TTC installation to cost $385 million; Toronto Fire Services to share more fire safety information with tenants; Metrolinx is reviewing its privacy policy, and you'll have a chance to ... read more