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A Year of Impressive Growth in Toronto's New Southcore

Ice Condos, Southcore Financial Centre, Delta, Ripley's Aquarium, Infinity
December 18, 2013 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is a city on a lake, but one that we pushed away from the downtown over the years with new land for railways and shipping. When Great Lakes shipping declined we began to reclaim the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013 12:09 pm | by Editor | Comments
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford puts on one-man show at City Hall; Toronto board seeks a legal opinion on Charter-friendly street checks; report offers revealing look at just who owns Toronto's condos; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower Rising

L Tower, Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier
December 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
This image of the unique L Tower piercing the sky was taken by Forum member JPbombales. The 58-storey tower is already proving to be very popular amongst this city's photographers, as it stands ... read more

New Rendering for 1 Yorkville Expands Perception of Plan

1 Yorkville as seen looking west across Yonge Street, Toronto, by Bazis
December 17, 2013 6:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A new rendering of 1 Yorkville, a proposed 58-storey condominium by Bazis and Plaza planned for the corner of Yonge Street and Yorkville Avenue in the heart of Toronto, expands our understanding ... read more

Home Maintenance is Key to Protecting Your New Home Warranty

December 17, 2013 4:30 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Buying a new home or condo can be a complex process. But once you've completed your Pre-Delivery Inspection, been handed the keys and moved in, it's important to make sure you protect your big ... read more

Plans Evolving for Oxford's Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment

Cumberland Terrace, 2 Bloor West, Oxford, architectsAlliance, Humphreys
December 17, 2013 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Oxford Properties’ proposed redevelopment of Cumberland Terrace in Yorkville has taken a new turn. In July of this year we reported on a concept design by architectsAlliance (aA) featuring ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford is Google Canada's top search term for 2013; TTC hits snag with contractor at new Spadina station; Karen Stintz doesn't have much of a legacy after three years at the helm of Toronto's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Square

Maple Leaf Square, Air Canada Centre, ACC, downtown, MLSE, hockey, Toronto
December 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
While this photo of Maple Leaf Square captures an idle night, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better party in town when the square fills up for the Toronto Maple Leafs' playoff games with hordes ... read more

Regent Park's Central Park Development Progresses

Regent park central park, regent park, daniel's corp, TCHC, Toronto, Ontario
December 16, 2013 5:40 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Redevelopment of the Regent Park area marches on with its Central Park, designed by The Planning Partnership, moving ever closer to completion. The park is the common node that connects and ... read more

Crane is Up at Copeland Transformer Station in the Core

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
December 16, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The formerly barren landscape south of the downtown core has seen profound growth since the 1970s, and with abandoned railway lands now replaced with high-rise condominiums and office complexes, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 11:45 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Rob Ford dances; Karen Stintz will resign as TTC Chair; downtown relief line a priority says panel; flooding at Lawrence subway station; and more news Torontonians keep the natural ice rink alive ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Umbrella

Urban Umbrella Yonge Bloor Great Gulf One Bloor East
December 16, 2013 1:00 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Construction shed technology sure has gotten advanced. UrbanToronto Forum member Lenser captured this shot of the shed and emerging podium of Great Gulf's One Bloor East at Yonge and Bloor. ... read more

Precast Cladding Puts the Ivory on Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, image by Craig White
December 13, 2013 5:30 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Today seems to have developed a theme on UrbanToronto, namely developments along Adelaide, which continues here with a construction update on Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, a 22-storey L-shaped ... read more

Pinnacle on Adelaide Closes In on Final Height

Pinnacle on Adelaide Condo Entertainment District Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 13, 2013 3:45 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
The Pinnacle on Adelaide, at the southwest corner of John Street and Adelaide Street, has almost completed its 46-storey vertical stretch. The development by Vancouver-based developer ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 10:02 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Toronto Star reporter serves libel notice to Rob Ford; TTC requests greater subsidy from city; Deputy Mayor Kelly returns calm to City Hall; and more news. Toronto Star reporter serves libel ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Barnacle

The Barnicle Art Gallery of Ontario AGO, Toronto
December 13, 2013 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
The south wing addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) was a major part of the 2008 Frank Gehry redesign of the historic Toronto landmark. Dubbed the “barnacle” by the architect, a signature ... read more

Square One Expands with Holt Renfrew and More Walkable Surroundings

New Holt Renfrew at Square One (ongoing design work), image from Janson Goldstei
December 12, 2013 6:30 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Since the $84 million first phase of Oxford Properties’ revitalization and expansion of Square One commenced in January 2013, a revamped food court, elevators, and new common area ... read more

Progress Accelerating at Bayside by Hines and Tridel

December 12, 2013 5:40 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Progress on Hines’ and Tridel’s 13 acre mixed use waterfront development called Bayside is ramping up as strong pre-sales encourage the developers to accelerate commencement of certain components. ... read more

Reacting to the Neptis Big Move Transit Review (Updated with response)

Vancouver's Canada Line, image by Michael Berry from Wikipedia
December 12, 2013 3:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Updated: Michael Schabas responded to this review of his report here. Jonathan English's response to his comments is here. This article is shared with the blog Transit Futures. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013 12:54 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Panel wants higher gas tax; Humbertown development gets green light; Metrolinx defends The Big Move; Councillor Josh Matlow wants Scarborough subway scrapped; and more news. Panel calls for higher ... read more