Could the Toronto Zoo Really Get a Levitating Train?

April 13, 2016 4:55 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The Toronto Zoo's management board has unanimously opened the door to a magnetic levitation (maglev) train proposal that would run around the park along the 5km route a monorail once ... read more

Dramatic Transformation of 488 University Avenue Progressing

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
April 13, 2016 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over three months since our last update on the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core ... read more

Denmark's 3XN Designs Next Phase of Tridel's Bayside Community

3XN at Bayside, Toronto, by Tridel, Hines, 3XN
April 13, 2016 4:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The next phase of Tridel and Hines' nascent Bayside Toronto community was revealed today. Just east of the Aqualina and Aquavista construction sites—where cranes are beginning to lift the ... read more

New Rendering Highlights Evolved Design of 75 on The Esplanade

75 on The Esplanade, Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 13, 2016 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five months after a public consultation provided new details about Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' redevelopment of the southwest corner of Church Street and ... read more

More Public Consultations Coming For GO Viaduct in Ward 18

Metrolinx public square Davenport
April 13, 2016 10:30 am | by David Brake | Comments
Following a presentation by Metrolinx of its latest designs for a $570m bridge through Toronto's Davenport neighbourhood to the city's Design Review Panel on Tuesday, April 5, (they ... read more

Toronto's Low-Carbon Future Focus of TransformTO Discussion

TransformTO, TalkTransformation!, Toronto
April 13, 2016 9:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's TransformTO initiative is set to continue this spring with a series of community discussions focusing on Toronto's future as a low-carbon city, to be held later ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's curb enthusiasm: The city's big battle for its smallest spaces; Ontario announces $27-million for rebuild of Toronto’s OCAD University; Councillors want a touring ... read more

Photo of the Day: Teardown

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 48 Power Street, demolition
April 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans are evolving for Great Gulf and Hullmark's redevelopment of 48 Power Street, with the latest iteration of the project having appeared at the City of ... read more

OCAD University to Expand and Renovate on McCaul Street

Sara Diamond announces expansion plans to a crowd at OCAD University, Toronto
April 12, 2016 5:06 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), is embarking upon an expansion and renovation of some of their main buildings on McCaul Street south of Dundas in Downtown Toronto. The ... read more

University Studios Sells Out Quickly in Oshawa

Podium Developments, Building Capital, University Studios, Oshawa, Wallman
April 12, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As a testament to the pressing demand for student housing in proximity to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College in Oshawa, units have completely sold out ... read more

Faith-Based Seniors Community to Launch in Scarborough

Trinity Ravine Towers, Reinders + Rieder Ltd., Toronto
April 12, 2016 3:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
60 years since Reverend Roy E. Upton began hosting drive-in Sunday church services to crowds of about 100 cars in a Dominion Store parking lot, his legacy has grown into the current Global Kingdom ... read more

Civic Thought Leaders Come Together to Launch TOcore Phase 2

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, image by Craig White
April 12, 2016 12:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Wednesday, April 6th, a series of small presentations introduced the big ideas that could shape Downtown Toronto in years to come. Hosted by CBC Radio One's Mary Wiems, phase 2 of the City of ... read more

Two-Building Condo Development Proposed at Bay and Edward

Bay and Edward Condos, Conservatory Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
April 12, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal has been submitted to the City by developer Conservatory Group seeking the redevelopment of one of the last surface parking lots in Downtown Toronto. The development, ... read more

MEC Store and Townhomes Rising at Bessarion Station

Mountain Equipment Coop, Park Towns, SMV Architects, Broccolini, Toronto
April 12, 2016 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Sheppard subway line in North York has been noted as the primary catalyst for the increasing number of redevelopment projects built along its path. While high-rise and mid-rise developments ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Bike-Sharing Network Set to Double; New Union Station bus terminal still a long way off; Millennials struggle to save home ownership dream; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Photo of the Day, Lassonde School of Engineering at York University
April 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
York University continues to expand with the recent addition of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, which opened its doors last year. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted ... read more

Design Guidelines Evolve to Shape New Toronto Courthouse

New Toronto Courthouse, Infrastructure Ontario, AECOM, Toronto
April 11, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At last week's Design Review Panel, the design and planning guidelines being applied to the new Toronto provincial courthouse were run by the panelists for a second time. Located in the highly ... read more

Introducing Harhay's '875 Queen East' in Leslieville

875 Queen East, OFFICEArchitecture, Harhay Developments
April 11, 2016 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Harhay Developments has a new condominium in the works for Toronto's engaging Leslieville neighbourhood. 875 Queen East will occupy a full block on the south side of Queen Street ... read more

King Portland Centre Going Ahead with Shopify Anchoring

King Portland Centre, Allied, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
April 11, 2016 1:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new office, residential, and retail development has begun construction on a bustling stretch of Toronto's King Street West. read more

Kip District Model Suite Features U31 Contemporary Design

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects
April 11, 2016 12:50 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Concert Properties'  The Kip District in Etobicoke has recently opened its presentation centre, complete with an impressive model suite designed by Kelly Cray, Principal for U31. read more