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Development Permit System: Transformative Change for Planning

A more comprehensive range of factors would be taken into account using the DPS,
February 19, 2016 2:57 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2007, the Province of Ontario amended the Planning Act to allow municipalities the ability to implement a streamlined development approval framework. The new Development Permit By-Law System ... read more

Scope of Development Revealed for Queen East Parking Lot

88 Queen East, St. Thomas Developments, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Toronto
February 19, 2016 1:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
During the decades leading up to Toronto's recent condo boom, much of the city's downtown was dotted by surface parking lots, leftover spaces from the legacy of widespread urban renewal in the ... read more

First Glimpse at Scale Model for The Rosedale on Bloor

The Rosedale on Bloor, Gupta Group, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
February 19, 2016 12:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales are now in motion for The Rosedale on Bloor, a 52-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium and hotel development from developer Gupta Group. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Don Valley gondola could lift Toronto tourism; Ryerson student's green roof farming company looking up; Mortgage rules and winter weather can’t chill home buyers; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: In The Belly of the Bear

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Winter Stations
February 19, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The annual Winter Stations returned to much fanfare this weekend, transforming a series of lifeguard stations on Toronto's beaches into works of art and warming stations. In today's ... read more

Retailer Announced as One Bloor East Construction Progresses

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 18, 2016 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at a height of 257 metres last year, work on exterior and interior details continues at the Yonge and Bloor site of Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Since our last update ... read more

Shoring Work Progressing at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville condos, Toronto, Rosario Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza
February 18, 2016 3:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several weeks since the first signs of shoring activity were spotted at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, the process of stabilizing the site in advance of excavation ... read more

Toronto's 'Fifth Avenue': Saks Opens in Eaton Centre

Saks Fifth Avenue, Toronto, by Hudson's Bay Company, Cadillac Fairview
February 18, 2016 2:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's first Saks Fifth Avenue store celebrated its grand opening this morning. A fashionable crowd gathered in front of the Eaton Centre bridge to the Hudson's Bay building to catch a first ... read more

Work Progressing at Newton and Forward in Concord CityPlace

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, Toronto
February 18, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Below-grade levels are now taking shape at the site of Concord Adex's Forward and Newton, two adjacent condominium developments at the southeast corner of Bathurst Street and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Yorkville, Four Seasons, Toronto
February 18, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yorkville has been in a state of transformation since the mid-20th century. The village was transformed into a bohemian cultural centre a generation ago, before shedding its gritty ambiance in a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 18, 2016

February 18, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bizarre and beautiful art installations taking over Toronto’s beaches this winter; City leaders hopeful for what Ontario budget holds for Toronto; Toronto homeowners ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and King

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, King
February 18, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Andrew Young, we are shown a view overlooking the Yonge and King intersection. This photo was captured ... read more

Winter Stations Creates a Forum to Appreciate the Cold

Winter Stations 2016, Kew Beach, Public Art, Toronto, Installation
February 17, 2016 6:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Canada in the winter conjures up a multitude of feelings and thoughts. Beauty, although certainly on that list, is usually directed toward the bottom of that after all the practical emotions ... read more

Under Gardiner: A Look at What Is Now and What Could Be

Claude Cormier, under gardiner, waterfront toronto, public work, Ken Greenberg
February 17, 2016 4:33 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In November 2015, the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto announced the creation of a new public space underneath the Gardiner Expressway, thanks to a donation of $25 million from Judy and Wil ... read more

Demolition Progressing at Heritage Loblaws Warehouse

West Block, Loblaws, architectsAlliance, Page + Steele, ERA Architects, Toronto
February 17, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The disassembly and demolition of a well-known heritage warehouse continues at the northeast corner of Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard in Downtown Toronto, part of the preliminary site ... read more

First Glimpse at Suite Interiors at Whitehaus Condos

Whitehaus Condos, Lifetime Developments, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
February 17, 2016 11:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are learning more about Lifetime Developments and Knightstone's Whitehaus Condos as more information emerges about the 29-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 17, 2016

February 17, 2016 9:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Interactive art brings the wintry Toronto beaches to life; Concert hall first step in major Woodbine revitalization; Toronto needs SmartTrack, relief line to avoid ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cold Morning

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 17, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy long weekend of events in Toronto, though frigid winter temperatures kept many Torontonians indoors. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Our 'BIG' Contest: See Bjarke Ingels Live in Toronto!

February 16, 2016 8:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Together with our sister site, SkyriseCities, we're giving our community the chance to see globally renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in Toronto! Along with our friends at Westbank and ... read more

Toronto Unveils 6 and 15 Year TTC and GO RER/SmartTrack Plans

ttc transit LRT TYSSE 2022 crosstown finch
February 16, 2016 8:17 pm | by David Brake | Comments
This story has been UPDATED and clarified following a public consultation held on February 21, 2016. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... read more