Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Four Seasons is apparently up for sale; Lagging ridership a problem for the TTC — and a mystery; Toronto's Filmores Hotel flirts with historic designation; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flexity Outlook Streetcar

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Leslie Barns, TTC, streetcar, transit
June 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last weekend, a number of Toronto buildings opened their doors to the public for the 17th annual Doors Open Toronto. Among these buildings is the TTC's new Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance ... read more

Striking Angles Mark U of T's Daniels Faculty New Building

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Toronto
June 6, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being announced in 2013 and starting construction the following year, work on the U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design continues to make ... read more

Rails Complete for the TTC Subway Extension to Vaughan

Ceremony to celebrate completion of track for TTC subway to Vaughan.
June 6, 2016 3:33 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A last tap of the hammer from Premier Kathleen Wynne and other dignitaries earlier today marked the completion of the rails for the long-awaited northwest extension of the Toronto Transit ... read more

George Condos and Towns Brings 'Urban Yards' to Leslieville

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW Design
June 6, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Leslie Street, Rockport's George Condos and Towns is bringing a new mid-rise presence to Toronto's popular Leslieville neighbourhood. Contributing modest density to the area, the ... read more

Resilient Planning Takes Centre Stage at CityVision Event

Entuitive, Southern Harbour, 100 Resilient Cities, Alec Hay, Toronto
June 6, 2016 11:40 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
With Toronto's real estate market booming and unprecedented growth happening across the city, the future is looking bright for the GTA. But with a growing city, there inevitably comes growing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City, province nudge relief line closer to reality; Globetrotting with chief Toronto planner Jennifer Keesmaat; Toronto home buyers caught between Urbancorp and bank ... read more

Photo of the Day: Xpression Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Condos, Xpression, Zancor
June 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from the suburb of Richmond Hill, where construction is just wrapping up at Zancor Homes' Xpression Condos. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by ... read more

Mies' Masterpiece: Exploring the Renewal of the TD Centre

The TD Centre, Renewal, Cadillac Fairview, B+H Architects, Marcus Mitanis
June 3, 2016 5:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
By 2017, the Toronto-Dominion Centre will have stood in the heart of the Financial District for 50 years. The matte-black painted steel I-beams and floor-to-ceiling windows are signature ... read more

#SitTO: Sitting Down to Stand Up for the Public Realm

The #SitTO organizers at Yonge and Bloor, image courtesy of Fabienne Chen / #Sit
June 3, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I get tired a lot," an UrbanToronto colleague tells me, "and Downtown doesn't have enough seating." For many of us, being able to sit down in a public space means finding respite from the bustle ... read more

SmartTrack / GO RER: New Station Profiles Advance Planning

GO Train and the Toronto skyline, image by Sean Marshall via Flickr
June 3, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of this week's transit planning updates, the eventual scope of SmartTrack / GO RER (regional express rail) service is coming under closer inspection through a series of station studies. ... read more

Exploring Eighty One Wellesley's Two Model Suites

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
June 3, 2016 11:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we were given an advanced preview of the presentation centre for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley, a 28-storey, Core Architects-designed condominium tower coming ... read more

Plans Continue to Evolve for Westbank's Mirvish Village

Mirvish Village, Westbank Corp., Henriquez Partners Architects, ERA Architects
June 3, 2016 10:25 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Westbank Corp's extensive plans for the redevelopment of the massive Mirvish Village site in Toronto, which includes an area bounded by Bloor, Bathurst, Lennox, and Markham Streets, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lost and found in the PATH: the case for new wayfinding; How NIMBYism ‘killed a field of dreams’ for Ryerson soccer; #SitTO advocates call for more outdoor seating in ... read more

Photo of the Day: QRC West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, QRC West, Queen Richmond Centre
June 3, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the many sites that offered public access last weekend during the 17th annual Doors Open Toronto, one of the most popular was Allied Properties REIT's Queen Richmond Centre West, ... read more

A Sneak Peek at The Kennedys' Interior Design and Sales Centre

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
June 2, 2016 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another major development is preparing to add to the growing cluster of condominium towers near Kennedy Road and Highway 401 in Scarborough. Back in April, we discussed SAMM ... read more

Tory Backs Scarborough Subway Despite Low Ridership Numbers

June 2, 2016 4:05 pm | by David Brake | Comments
New ridership projections unveiled this week  for the Scarborough subway extension are about half of previous estimates, though both Mayor John Tory and Chief Planner Jennifer ... read more

Concert's 88 Scott Ascending into Toronto Skyline

88 Scott, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
June 2, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Seven months since the first tower floor was poured above the five-storey podium of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Province Pledges $55 Million for Yonge Subway Extension Planning

TTC Subway train interior, image by Peter Crock via Flickr
June 2, 2016 11:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Ontario government's announcement of over $150 million in funding for planning work on Toronto's Relief Line, the Province has just announced that another $55 million will go towards ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Concourse Building

Throwback Thursday, EY Tower, Concourse Building, Toronto
June 2, 2016 10:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday reveals some major changes on Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Financial District. Back in May 2006, demolition prep work was underway at the Tushingham Factory. ... read more