Kensington Market Mural Inaugurates City's Street Art Pilot

August 29, 2016 11:51 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new street mural has been installed in Kensington Market by local community members as the first instalment in the City of Toronto's StART Road Mural Pilot Project. Despite prohibiting the ... read more

The Guildwood: Mid-Rise Coming to Kingston Road at Eglinton

The Guildwood, Scollard Development, Gabriel Bodor Architect, Toronto
August 29, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following an October 2015 application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law revision to permit redevelopment of the site for an 8-storey mid-rise apartment building at 3655 Kingston ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 8:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Trudeau's federal transit funding is a big shift — so please Toronto, don't screw it up; After fight at City Hall, artists get their first road mural at Kensington Market; Senator Nicole Eaton ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk Skyline

Dusk view of the Toronto skyline from a Distillery District condo tower
August 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's constantly evolvng skyline creates plenty of fresh opportunities for photographers to document the change. UrbanToronto Forum contributor Razz has been sharing views of ... read more

PATH Around the Rain: CTBUH and OPPI Tour Toronto

Toronto seems a little out of sorts with all the rain, image by Craig White
August 26, 2016 5:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Can anyone tell what's wrong with this picture? That's right, it's raining buckets in Toronto on a day that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) picked for its semi-annual tour ... read more

Plan Evolves for Beach Area Mid-Rise at 1316 Kingston Road

1316 Kingston Road, Sunrise Gate Homes, RAW Design, Scarborough
August 26, 2016 2:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent application for Site Plan Approval is revealing new details about a mid-rise condominium development proposed at 1316-1320 Kingston Road in Scarborough. Opposite the Toronto ... read more

Densification of Tower-in-the-Park Site Proposed in Etobicoke

70 Dixfield, H&R Developments, CGL Architects, Gary Stein Architect, Toronto
August 26, 2016 11:44 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A tower-in-the-park property at 70 Dixfield Drive near The West Mall and Rathburn Road is slated for some low-rise densification, as H&R Developments is looking to add four new buildings to ... read more

How Will Toronto Find Nearly $500m For Better Transit, Cycling?

TTC bus
August 26, 2016 10:10 am | by David Brake | Comments
We learned on Tuesday 23rd that no fewer than 89 projects in Toronto will receive part funding from the first $474m phase of the federal government's Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. But as we ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ghost hotels taking over Toronto Waterfront, Fairbnb coalition warns; Residents fight to save schoolyard sunshine in condo battle; The West Toronto Railpath Finally Gets ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Sheraton Centre

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, image by Lori Whelan via Flickr
August 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Originally opened in 1972 as the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel before becoming The Sheraton Centre four years later, the John B. Parkin-designed tower rises 43 storeys above Queen Street West ... read more

Bay + Scollard Design Evolves with Updated Facade

Bay + Scollard, Urbacon, BRL Realty, Foster + Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
August 25, 2016 4:15 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A new rendering has surfaced showing an altered facade design for Urbacon and BRL Realty's Bay + Scollard development. The project is moving toward a site plan approval submission after ... read more

Metrolinx Makes Big Move with Kodak Building at Mount Dennis

Metrolinx, Mount Dennis Station, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Crosslinx, Toronto
August 25, 2016 3:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When Metrolinx staff generally talk about "The Big Move", they're referring to their regional transportation plan for Toronto. Today, they could use the term specifically to describe a key part of ... read more

Retirement Community Proposed on Build Toronto Eglinton Site

Parkland Eglinton, Shannex, Page + Steele / IBI, Toronto
August 25, 2016 2:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent re-submission to Toronto's City Planning Department is revealing details about a retirement community proposed last year at 4650 Eglinton Avenue West. The site is one of the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King + Condos

The base of King + Condos, September 2014, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 25, 2016 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent completion of King Plus Development's King + Condos has added added a new presence to the King and Sherbourne intersection. Anchored by the restored three-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 9:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
How to get it right with Rail Deck Park, Bike lanes around the world: Where mere paint won't do it, Toronto's downtown core being completely rebuilt — in Minecraft, Toronto condo owners barking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Residential Density

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. James Town, Church-Wellesley Village
August 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village and St. James Town neighbourhoods are both home to several rental apartment towers, and today's Photo of the Day shows yet another rental tower rising in the ... read more

4-Storey Office and Retail Building Proposed at 336 Queen West

336 Queen Street West, Toronto, by Ashlar Urban Realty Inc., Turner Fleischer
August 24, 2016 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Urban Planet may not be long for its current location in Queen West (its lease expiry sale is underway), but a more urban structure could replace it in the next while. Located at 336 Queen Street ... read more

Artwork in Brick Proposed for Mid-Rise at 763 Queen East

763 Queen East, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto
August 24, 2016 3:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just under two years ago, a rezoning application was tabled by WHW Property Development Corp. seeking the redevelopment of a two-storey commercial property at 759-763 Queen Street East. In ... read more

SteelesTech Campus Set to Grow with Several New Buildings

Aerial view of subject site, image retrieved from Apple Maps
August 24, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Toronto's northern edge, the commercial business park known as SteelesTech Campus Master is preparing for a major expansion. A master plan for the site has been evolving since 1998, when Urban ... read more

Explainer: Privately Owned Public Space

The Iceboat Terrace POPS in CityPlace, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 24, 2016 11:17 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's Explainer touches on an issue that's recently been at the forefront of Toronto's civic discourse. More commonly referred to by the acronym 'POPS,' the inclusion of Privately Owned ... read more