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

December 7, 2015 9:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
From pedestrian areas to libraries, four Toronto chiefs ponder the future; Brampton residents worry downtown development threatens lush trees; Transportation minister to announce ... read more

Photo of the Day: Alone at the Top

Photo of the Day, INDX Condos, Toronto, skyline, city
December 7, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now topped-off in Toronto's Financial District, Lifetime and CentreCourt's INDX Condos offers some spectacular views of the surrounding cityscape. ... read more

Crosstown LRT Station Names to be Finalized in the New Year

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
December 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When the original Eglinton West Subway was filled in by the Mike Harris-lead Provincial Tories back in 1995, many wondered how long it might be until rapid transit would once again be a reality ... read more

Completed River City 2 Joins Growing Corktown Community

River City 2, Toronto, by Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects
December 4, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A decade ago, it was hard to imagine the rapid transformation of Toronto's West Don Lands into the architecturally adventurous neighbourhood now rising above the Don River. River City, ... read more

New Photos Reveal Rapid Progress at 88 Scott and 20 Wellington

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
December 4, 2015 1:05 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Progress at Concert Properties' 88 Scott, the 58-storey, mixed-use condo tower designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, has been humming along at a considerable pace, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015 10:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing board approves $543M operating budget; Bike Lanes on Bloor Street’s Horizon; GO fare hike on track for February; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fort York Library

Photo of the Day, Fort York Public Library, Toronto
December 4, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new KPMB Architects-designed Fort York Library is an impressive new neighbourhood amenity in the burgeoning Bathurst-Fort York community. The 16,000 square-foot, two-storey library ... read more

Quadrangle Design Six-Storey Timber-Frame Condo in The Beach

Heartwood The Beach, Toronto, by Fieldgate Homes, Hullmark, Quadrangle
December 3, 2015 5:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since regulations to allow the construction of six-storey wood-frame buildings in Ontario took effect at the beginning of this year, anticipation for Toronto's first wooden mid-rise buildings has ... read more

AECOM Selected to Lead Team for New Provincial Courthouse

New courthouse, 11 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ministry of the Attorney General
December 3, 2015 4:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Details are emerging of a new provincial courthouse proposed on the site of a former surface parking lot to the northwest of Toronto City Hall. The rezoning application submitted to the City ... read more

Colourful Towns Brighten Time Developments' Danforth Square

Danforth Square, Toronto, by Time Development Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
December 3, 2015 2:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While the nine-storey condominium block has so far been the focus of our coverage of Time Development Group's Danforth Square in Toronto's east end, the Scarborough project's colourful collection ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Harbour Street

Throwback Thursday, South Core, Toronto
December 3, 2015 12:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past two weeks, our Throwback Thursday features have covered the changing views from the upper deck of the Harbourfront parking garage on the south side of Harbour Street. Today, we ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 3, 2015

December 3, 2015 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
$50-million donation to Toronto hospital enshrines memorial for son; Shaping Toronto: Public Space Philanthropy; Pearson airport halves its greenhouse gas emissions; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Offset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Thompson Residences, King Street
December 3, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is wrapping up and the first residents are moving in to Freed Developments' Thompson Residences, a new condominium development on King Street West, just east of Bathurst. ... read more

$50 Million Donation to Transform Toronto East General Hospital

Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto Health Network, Cannon Design
December 2, 2015 4:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A $50 million donation will see Toronto East General Hospital renamed the Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) following the large-scale renovation project ongoing at the site. As the largest donation to ... read more

University Studios: Residence Brings Urban Character to Oshawa

University Studios, Oshawa, by Podium Developments, Wallman Architects
December 2, 2015 3:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Though Oshawa doesn't exactly have a long-standing reputation as a university town, things are changing quickly in the city east of Toronto. Since its inception in 2002, the University of Ontario ... read more

Contextually Cohesive: Hullmark (Re)Develops Toronto

Hullmark Centre, Toronto, by Tridel, Hallmark, Kirkor Architects
December 2, 2015 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As a longtime presence on Toronto's development scene, Hullmark has played a notable part in bringing a wealth of projects to the market over its decades-long history. Often partnering with larger ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aging TTC streetcars rattle into winter; New home for Scarborough men’s shelter gets OK from executive committee; You can "POP" onto all TTC streetcars, starting December ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Street Vertigo

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Street, downtown
December 2, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the densest stretches of Bay Street are found south of Queen Street, several new condominium towers have added tremendous density to the northern stretches of Bay. In today's Photo ... read more

A First Look at Sonic Condos at Eglinton and Don Mills

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 1, 2015 4:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto-based Lindvest Properties has recently announced a new high-rise project at Eglinton and Don Mills, called Sonic Condos. The developements' two towers—rising to 28 and 30 storeys— are set ... read more

Picasso Condos Gifts Panoramic Downtown Views

Financial District, Picasso Condos, Monarch, Mattamy, Goldman, Teeple
December 1, 2015 12:54 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our recent tour of Picasso Condos by Mattamy/Monarch Group and the Goldman Group began last week with a look inside the varied amenity spaces and several of the 409 ... read more