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Winning Entry Announced for Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

April 10, 2015 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A design competition was launched by WaterfrontToronto in November 2014 to find a team to redesign both the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and the adjacent Harbour Square Park. The ... read more

Toronto's Ten Tallest Buildings Now Under Construction

10 tallest, toronto, skyscraper
April 10, 2015 12:10 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Toronto is currently in the middle of a record building boom. In the last decade or so, the skyline has expanded rapidly as large numbers of condominium and office buildings have been constructed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Stage set for divisive debate on lower speed limit on Toronto streets; Canada’s mortgage wars hit new low as fixed rate dips to 1.49%; Stop-sign cameras proposed for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk Cityscape

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, aerial
April 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been seeing a growing number of aerial shots submitted over the past few years, some shot from drones and aircraft, and others captured from the rooftops of Toronto's countless high-rise ... read more

Streetcar's The Taylor Rises Above Grade as The Carlaw Progresses

The Carlaw, The Taylor, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture
April 9, 2015 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood, construction is progressing at the site of Streetcar Developments' adjacent The Carlaw and The Taylor condominium ... read more

Amexon Proposes Redevelopment of Grand Hotel on Jarvis

Amexon, Grand Hotel, Dundas, Jarvis, Hotel, Condo, Downtown East
April 9, 2015 4:23 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Amexon has brought forward a proposal to redevelop the current site of the Grand Hotel at 225 Jarvis Street on the east side of Downtown Toronto. The proposed building would see the Grand Hotel ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Dundas and Elizabeth

Throwback Thursday, One City Hall, Toronto, Dundas, Elizabeth
April 9, 2015 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area surrounding the Bay and Dundas intersection 'behind" Toronto City Hall has been the site of much development over the past decade, with new commercial and residential projects adding ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO riders warned of Union Station platform changes; Artists to take over Chester station newsstand; Stuart Reid aims to redefine commuting with his large-scale art installation ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spring Snow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, snow, streetcar, TTC
April 9, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Winter may be over, but a light snowfall this past weekend brought Torontonians back to reality, reminding us that Winter weather never leaves without a fight in our city. In today's Photo of ... read more

Tango at Concord Park Place Celebrates the Arrival of Spring

Close-up on Spring's panels, south side, in Tango at Concord Park Place
April 8, 2015 6:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On or about March 21 every year, news anchors tell us that Spring has arrived. We never really quite believe it though as Spring's most vital element has never appeared by then; that would be the ... read more

Virtual Tour Offers Preview of the Ossington Luxury Townhomes

Ossington Luxury Townhomes, Dunpar Homes, Toronto
April 8, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium developments make up a large percentage of the new-build homes being built in Toronto, but many home buyers prefer the privacy offered by single-family homes over the high-density, ... read more

Toronto 2030 District Aims To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Toronto 2030 District
April 8, 2015 1:23 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Over the past several years there have been growing efforts to manage the climate change crisis that is impacting our world. One effort, established first in Seattle in 2010, is the implementation ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 9:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario awards $1.2-billion contract to build provincially-owned stretch of Highway 407; Toronto home prices surge 10% as sales activity heats up; Toronto to use big data ... read more

Photo of the Day: Helicopter Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, helicopter, aerial
April 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aerial views of the city captured from airplane, helicopter or drone are always sure to impress, and we have seen an increasing number of these angles submitted to our Flickr pool. In today's ... read more

Stanton Renaissance Proposes Creative Hub for Keele and St. Clair

Stanton Renaissance President Louie Santaguida at 6 Lloyd, image by Marc Mitanis
April 7, 2015 4:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It's a bit hidden from main streets, but residents of The Junction neighbourhood in Toronto's west end are likely familiar with a large plot of land 6 Lloyd Avenue that has been sitting vacant for ... read more

Retailers Announced for Canary District in the West Don Lands

Retail space lining Front Street, DundeeKilmer, Toronto
April 7, 2015 3:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development of the Canary District in the West Don Lands has transformed a long-disused tract of land on the western bank of the Don River into an innovative new community that will soon be ... read more

Touring the Model Suite at Ghods' 5959 Yonge Presentation Centre

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
April 7, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, we took you inside the presentation centre for Ghods Builders' new 5959 Yonge Street Condos development, which will rise on the east side of Yonge Street north of Cummer Avenue in ... read more

Toronto East General Hospital To Begin Renovation Project

Toronto East General Hospital, Patient Care Tower, redevelopment
April 7, 2015 12:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Early Spring brings with it certain pleasant clues that warmer, sleeveless weather is just around the corner; birds chirping, the delicious sight of snow melting and, of course the clanging and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto to consider lowering speed limits on residential streets; Doug Ford wants to fill his brother’s council seat, whether he’s allowed to or not; Smoke in tunnel shuts ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ontario Place Pods

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ontario Place
April 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The futuristic architecture of Eberhard Zeidler's Ontario Place is just as captivating today as it was at the time of the park's opening in 1971. Five aluminum and steel "pods", suspended from ... read more