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Winners Announced for 2016 OAA Awards

Winners Announced for 2016 OAA Awards
April 4, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From a pool of almost 200 submissions, 10 projects have been selected as winners for the Ontario Association of Architects' (OAA) 2016 Awards' prestigious Design Excellence category. The awards ... read more

Sawtooth Pattern Revealed as Aqualina at Bayside Rises

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Toronto
April 4, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Spring 2015 ground breaking of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside, the project's below-grade parking structure has been excavated and the foundations poured. ... read more

First Public Meeting Announced for 'Project: Under Gardiner'

Under Gardiner, Waterfront Toronto, Public Work, Greenberg Consultants
April 4, 2016 2:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost five months since the announcement of plans to create 10 acres of new public space underneath a 1.75 kilometre stretch of Toronto's Gardiner ... read more

Streamlined Gardiner Off-Ramp to Begin Construction in July

April 4, 2016 12:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's York/Bay/Yonge off-ramps are set to be replaced by a more streamlined structure, with construction expected to begin in July this year. The current off-ramps—which ... read more

Royal and Sun Alliance Building Facade Re-Emerging at 88 Scott

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 4, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been precisely one month since we last checked in on the construction progress of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed 58-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga moves to make transit competitive with the car; Developer donations influence local election outcomes; Sign of the times gone by for Honest Ed’s customers; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Double Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto, X Condos, Double Vision, Shayne Dark
April 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In addition to their skyline contributions, most Toronto condominium developments contribute art to the public realm. One such example is Great Gulf Homes' X The Condominium, a 44-storey ... read more

Proposed Micro Retail Could Enliven High Park Station Bus Bay

12 High Park Avenue, Toronto, by Orest Kelebay, TACT Architecture
April 1, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's High Park Subway Station could be the site of a bold experiment in micro-retail. As part of a proposal to build a new daycare at 12 High Park Avenue, an existing parking garage bordering ... read more

City to Launch Phase 2 of TOcore Downtown Planning Study with Public Event

City of Toronto, Planning Department, TOcore Downtown Planning Study
April 1, 2016 2:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto is launching the second phase of the ‘TOcore: Planning Downtown” study this coming Wednesday, April 6th, with a free public discussion led by Toronto’s Chief Planner Jennifer ... read more

Kirkor-Designed The Madison Nears Completion in Midtown

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
April 1, 2016 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Toronto's bustling Yonge and Eglinton intersection, The Madison is now in the closing stages of construction on Eglinton Avenue East. At 36 and 33 storeys, the two-tower development ... read more

RioCan Proposes Four Buildings at Queensway and Islington

1001 The Queensway, Toronto, by RioCan, Core Architects
April 1, 2016 12:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Three Cara-owned chain restaurants face the proverbial 'chopping block' at the intersection of Islington and The Queensway in Etobicoke. Along with a Scotiabank branch, the eateries could give way ... read more

John Tory's SmartTrack Rebranded as Bike Racks on GO Trains

SmartTrack, Toronto, SmartRack
April 1, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Following a lively debate over Toronto's Transit Network Plan at yesterday's City Council meeting, John Tory's ever-changing SmartTrack vision has undergone yet another evolution. From its ... read more

Topping Off March 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off March 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
April 1, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
SmartTrack has its merits, but TIFs were never the means; GO bus terminal opens at Mississauga’s Square One; Toronto City council enjoys ‘seminal’ transit moment, OK’s hybrid ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Windows

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Four Seasons, architectsAlliance
April 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2012, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences features 52- and 26-storey towers designed by architectsAlliance. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Toronto's Central Waterfront

Maple Leaf Quay, Retirement Concepts, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 31, 2016 5:54 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Our final installment of this year's Growth to Watch For series takes us along Toronto's central waterfront, an area that has perhaps seen the most drastic change in character over the past ... read more

City Planning Department to Host 'Midtown in Focus' Open House

Midtown in Focus, City of Toronto Planning Department
March 31, 2016 3:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Department is raising awareness of their 'Midtown in Focus' planning initiative with a series of pop-up information sessions and open house events. Responding to the ... read more

Views of Toronto Skylines from The Madison at Yonge and Eglinton

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
March 31, 2016 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We had the opportunity to tour Madison Homes' The Madison yesterday, a large mixed-use development under construction on Eglinton Avenue a short distance east of Yonge Street and ... read more

Introducing Devron's 'The Vanguard' Condominiums in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Devron Developments, Kirkor Architects, Markham
March 31, 2016 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans are in motion to replace the two-storey Grandview Plaza at 7089 Yonge Street in Thornhill with a new high-rise condominium by Devron Developments. Occupying the east side of Yonge on ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Berczy

Throwback Thursday, Church, Front, The Berczy, Concert, Toronto
March 31, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday focuses in on an intensification project that has added new density to Toronto's St. Lawrence District. Shot on May 1, 2006, three three-storey structures run along ... read more