New Urbanism Film Festival Coming to Toronto This Spring

New Urbanism Film Festival, Toronto
April 14, 2016 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would have been the 100th birthday of urban activist Jane Jacobs is approaching, and the Toronto of today is a far cry from the city she moved to in 1968. To celebrate Jacobs' legacy and the ... read more

Westinghouse Building Facades Cut from Surrounding Structure

King Blue Condos, Greenland Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 14, 2016 1:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost three months since the first signs of structural bracing were spotted on the north and west facades of the Canadian Westinghouse Building, a 6-storey, 1927-built warehouse ... read more

5468796 Meets Oakville: Lake & East Like No Other Condo

Lake & East Condominium Residences, Oakville, by Symmetry, Fortress RDI, Engine
April 14, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article ran briefly at the end of March 2016 with unofficial renderings. It has now been republished with modifications and official renderings. read more

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company to Run Your Rental Condo

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company
April 14, 2016 10:57 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
You've rented your condo unit for a few years, and so far, so good: the rent's coming in, you've kept on top of repairs, and you're pretty sure you're doing this right. So why bring a property ... read more

Throwback Thursday: John Street and Renfrew Place

Throwback Thursday, John Street, OneSixNine Lofts, Toronto, Lamb, Core
April 14, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Street south of Adelaide has taken on a predominantly high-rise built form over the past decade, while the stretch north of it has maintained a much more intimate scale. This week's Throwback ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s proposed Uber rules to face hurdle at committee meeting; Two-thirds of millennials expect to afford a Toronto-area home; Air pollution poses a risk to Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbord Towns

Photo of the Day, Harbord Towns, Oben Flats, superkül, Toronto
April 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, we are looking at the striking exterior of developer Oben Flats' newly built Harbord ... read more

Could the Toronto Zoo Really Get a Levitating Train?

April 13, 2016 4:55 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The Toronto Zoo's management board has unanimously opened the door to a magnetic levitation (maglev) train proposal that would run around the park along the 5km route a monorail once ... read more

Dramatic Transformation of 488 University Avenue Progressing

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
April 13, 2016 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over three months since our last update on the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core ... read more

Denmark's 3XN Designs Next Phase of Tridel's Bayside Community

3XN at Bayside, Toronto, by Tridel, Hines, 3XN
April 13, 2016 4:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The next phase of Tridel and Hines' nascent Bayside Toronto community was revealed today. Just east of the Aqualina and Aquavista construction sites—where cranes are beginning to lift the ... read more

New Rendering Highlights Evolved Design of 75 on The Esplanade

75 on The Esplanade, Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 13, 2016 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five months after a public consultation provided new details about Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' redevelopment of the southwest corner of Church Street and ... read more

More Public Consultations Coming For GO Viaduct in Ward 18

Metrolinx public square Davenport
April 13, 2016 10:30 am | by David Brake | Comments
Following a presentation by Metrolinx of its latest designs for a $570m bridge through Toronto's Davenport neighbourhood to the city's Design Review Panel on Tuesday, April 5, (they ... read more

Toronto's Low-Carbon Future Focus of TransformTO Discussion

TransformTO, TalkTransformation!, Toronto
April 13, 2016 9:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's TransformTO initiative is set to continue this spring with a series of community discussions focusing on Toronto's future as a low-carbon city, to be held later ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's curb enthusiasm: The city's big battle for its smallest spaces; Ontario announces $27-million for rebuild of Toronto’s OCAD University; Councillors want a touring ... read more

Photo of the Day: Teardown

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 48 Power Street, demolition
April 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans are evolving for Great Gulf and Hullmark's redevelopment of 48 Power Street, with the latest iteration of the project having appeared at the City of ... read more

OCAD University to Expand and Renovate on McCaul Street

Sara Diamond announces expansion plans to a crowd at OCAD University, Toronto
April 12, 2016 5:06 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), is embarking upon an expansion and renovation of some of their main buildings on McCaul Street south of Dundas in Downtown Toronto. The ... read more

University Studios Sells Out Quickly in Oshawa

Podium Developments, Building Capital, University Studios, Oshawa, Wallman
April 12, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As a testament to the pressing demand for student housing in proximity to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College in Oshawa, units have completely sold out ... read more

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