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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

New 43-Storey Rental Tower Rising in St. James Town

Medallion Corp, 561-591 Sherbourne, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 11, 2016 11:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first major undertaking in the urban renewal of Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood is well underway on Sherbourne Street, a short distance south of Bloor. The project, occupying the block ... read more

Sponsored Post: Luxury-Chic Toronto Condos Priced Under $350K

Luxury-Chic Toronto Condos Priced Under $350K
April 11, 2016 11:00 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With the average price for a condo in Toronto surpassing $400K and set to continue to rise, one needs to research the market thoroughly in order to find a really good apartment below this price, ... read more

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

April 11, 2016 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A peek inside Leslie Barns, the TTC’s new high-tech garage; Toronto zoo eyes monorail after Edmonton firm’s proposal; The half-built relics of nixed Toronto skyscrapers; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hearn Generating Station

Hearn Generating Station, Toronto, Port Lands, architecture
April 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, we are shown the exterior of the abandoned Hearn Generating Station in Toronto's Port Lands ... read more

UrbanToronto's Development Guide: Growth to Watch For 2016

INDX Condos and the EY Tower are entering the latter stages of construction in t
April 8, 2016 7:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A roundup of our 16-part series providing a comprehensive overview of Toronto's ongoing and upcoming development. read more

City Announces Public Meetings for Community Housing Strategy

Looking northeast across Regent Park, Toronto, image by Jack Landau
April 8, 2016 5:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Drawing on input from the Mayor's Task Force on Community Housing, the City of Toronto will be holding a series of public consultations to inform the future of the Toronto Community Housing ... read more

Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Launching This Spring

Eighty One Wellesley, Toronto, by Aragon, Core Architects
April 8, 2016 4:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
New condominiums are coming to Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, with Aragon's 28-storey Eighty One Wellesley development expected to launch this Spring. The historic neighbourhood, ... read more

Three Levels of Government Unveil Presto Gates at Main Street

MP Adam Vaughan celebrates the new Presto fare gate, image by Stefan Novakovic
April 8, 2016 1:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Representatives of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments converged this morning for an announcement about Toronto's transit future. Gathering at the Bloor-Danforth Line's Main Street ... read more

CityPlace School and Community Centre Revealed at DRP

CityPlace: Block 31, Toronto, by City of Toronto, TDSB, TDCSB, ZAS Architects
April 8, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's growing CityPlace neighbourhood is set to become a more complete community in coming years, as plans for a new community and education hub at Block 31 move forward. On April 5th, ZAS ... read more

Community Forum to Look at Yonge & Eglinton Development

Planning Department to Host North Toronto Community Planning Forum
April 8, 2016 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
To foster greater community involvement in one of the most rapidly intensifying areas of Toronto, the City's Planning Division along with neighbourhood organization the Federation of North Toronto ... read more