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Reimagining Toronto's Roads With Complete Streets Guidelines

complete streets guidelines, toronto
March 15, 2016 1:37 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
What makes a good street? It's a question that's often overlooked when we discuss the numerous high-rise condo towers plugging into the city's vast network. Not to be ignored, Toronto's streets ... read more

Registration Underway for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
March 15, 2016 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly three months since we last reported on plans for a 28-storey residential tower in Toronto's Church-Wellesley neighbourhood, and in the time since developer Aragon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory digs in on Scarborough subway despite consultant concerns; TTC to receive four streetcars a month starting in April; New Ontario affordable housing laws could mean ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rubble

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Loblaws Warehouse, Lake Shore Blvd., demolition
March 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of a historic Loblaws warehouse at Bathurst and Lake Shore is turning the heads of passersby and motorists. Before the structure can be rebuilt and incorporated into a major ... read more

Quadrangle to Design Artscape Launchpad at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation
March 14, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts complex, the Artscape Launchpad will add a 30,000 ft² creative hub to Toronto's waterfront. Designed to help nurture ... read more

First Tower Floor Taking Shape at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2016 3:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid ascent of Toronto's South Core skyline is primed to continue, as Tridel's Ten York Street Condos prepares to begin its climb to an eventual height of 65 storeys in ... read more

Queen's Park to Introduce Inclusionary Zoning Legislation

Ted McMeekin announces the updated Affordable Housing Strategy, image by Stefan
March 14, 2016 1:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking at the Fred Victor Mission in Toronto's Moss Park neighbourhood this morning, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ted McMeekin announced a Provincial framework allowing ... read more

Video Provides Insight into Transformation of BMO Field

BMO Field, MLSE, Gensler, PCL, Toronto
March 14, 2016 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The second phase of renovation and expansion continues at BMO Field, the current home of the MLS' Toronto FC and future home of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. The expansion project is ... read more

Design Review Panel Questions Davpart's 1 Eglinton East Plan

1 Eglinton East, Davpart, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2016 10:40 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a busy roster at Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) on March 10, as no less than four towers were presented to panel members for feedback. Making its case to be one of the city's next ... read more

Introducing The Bennett on Bayview by First Avenue and Latch Developments

The Bennett on Bayview, Latch Developments, RAW Design, Toronto
March 14, 2016 9:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are getting our first glimpse of renderings for First Avenue Properties and Latch Developments' The Bennett on Bayview, a condominium development featuring architecture ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario poised to require builders to include affordable housing in new projects; City moving forward on Relief Line linking Pape Station with City Hall; Wi-Fi now ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Over the Lake

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Lake Ontario, Islands, storm
March 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing transition from winter to spring has brought us some interesting weather in the past couple of weeks. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Rezoning Application Submitted to Allow 65 Storeys at 475 Yonge

475 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Quadrangle Architects
March 11, 2016 6:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On March 9th, a rezoning application for the site of the Marriott hotel at the northeast corner of Yonge and Wood was submitted to the City of Toronto. The pair of high-rise towers—65 and 45 ... read more

ArtHaus Brings Innovative Technologies to the Ottawa Market

March 11, 2016 5:47 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
After several decades of suburban growth, many North American cities are experiencing a strong demographic growth within their downtown cores, as a large swath of the population is rediscovering ... read more

Report Gives Hope for VIA Rail Connections to Montreal, Ottawa

viarail train
March 11, 2016 4:48 pm | by David Brake | Comments
VIA Rail President and CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano hopes to have major improvements funded to the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal "Corridor" in the federal budget due the 22nd, after the recent tabling ... read more

Foster + Partners' Bay + Scollard Assessed at Design Review Panel

Bay + Scollard, Toronto, by BRL Realty, Urbacon, Foster + Partners, RAW
March 11, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Two Foster + Partners-designed towers were seen by the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) on Thursday, March 10th. read more

Mizrahi Shows Refined 'The One' at Design Review Panel

The One, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
March 11, 2016 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Appearing for its second pass through Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) on March 10, Mizrahi Developments' highly-anticipated and widely-publicized proposal for The One showcased further ... read more

Concourse Building Details Re-Emerging as EY Tower Progresses

EY Tower, Richmond-Adelaide, Oxford, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
March 11, 2016 12:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1928-built Concourse Building at 120 Adelaide West existed in its original form until 2013, when work began on the disassembly of its Art Deco exterior and demolition of the rest of its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A look at one man’s Lego tribute to TTC streetcars; What Is The TTC Policy on Fares?; Toronto’s nastiest NIMBY fights; and more news Toronto’s nastiest NIMBY fights ... read more

Photo of the Day: The ROM

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, ROM
March 11, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its 2007 completion, the Daniel Libeskind-designed "crystal" at the Royal Ontario Museum has become one of the city's most photographed landmarks. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted ... read more