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Bill 73 Bringing Extensive Change to Ontario Planning Legislation

Toronto, Bill 73, Ontario, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, Planning Act
March 3, 2016 6:17 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Last year, the Province of Ontario introduced the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015, known as Bill 73, which brings amendments to the Planning Act and Development Charges Act, ... read more

Cladding Making Impact at Lifetime and BLVD's Code Condos

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
March 3, 2016 5:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since celebrating its official topping off ceremony earlier this year, the continued installation of cladding for BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code ... read more

Hill and Dale Launch Introduces New Luxury on Yonge Street

Hill and Dale Residences, Toronto, by Old Stonehenge, Clifton Blake Group
March 3, 2016 4:31 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by Toronto-based Studio JCI, Hill and Dale Residences is set to add new vibrancy—and flair—to the highly sought-after intersection of Yonge and Roxborough. Straddling the border of ... read more

Amenities at Nautique Lakefront Residences Maximize the Views

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design
March 3, 2016 2:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month's official launch marked a major step forward in the marketing of Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, a 26-storey tower by architects RAW ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 2 Queen Street East

2 Queen Street East, WZMH Architects, Toronto
March 3, 2016 11:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Queen and Yonge in the year 2000, where an urban intensification project was adding a 19-storey office tower atop a heritage 1912 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 10:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Bike Share looking to expand beyond city limits; GO Transit to Take Over UP Express; Subways we already have are doomed by built-in flaws; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: White Out

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Dundas, snow
March 3, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
An evening storm dumped plenty of snow on Toronto this past Tuesday, causing mayhem on the roads and sidewalks. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

33 Gerrard: Proposed Revisions Add Parkland to Redevelopment

33 Gerrard West, Toronto, by Great Eagle Holdings, architectsAlliance
March 2, 2016 7:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A March 2nd public consultation introduced a revised plan for Great Eagle Holdings' transformative redevelopment of Toronto's Eaton Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard West. In October, our last update of ... read more

Brown Group Proposes Mid-Rise Condo Development on Bayview

Bayview & Hillsdale, Brown Group of Companies, Kohn Partnership Architects
March 2, 2016 4:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction continues on the Crosstown LRT, many of the communities along the transit line are seeing new investment from developers seeking to capitalize on the major improvement coming from ... read more

A Tour Through Ivory on Adelaide's Luxury Penthouse Suite

Ivory on Adelaide, Toronto, by Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects
March 2, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As one of the most popular new buildings among UrbanToronto's readers in recent years, Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide—voted one of 2014's best projects in our year-end poll—has brought a new urban ... read more

Exterior Finishes Taking Shape as 88 Scott Grows Taller

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 2, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last provided an update on the construction of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Power outage sounds alarm bells over Toronto’s failing transit infrastructure; When Is a GO Train not a GO Train? When It’s UPX!; Ryerson light installation a beacon for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto in Blue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
March 2, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Empty Quarter, we are shown a view of Toronto captured from a plane on approach to Billy Bishop ... read more

Toronto East of the Don: Growth to Watch for in 2016

Don River, Toronto
March 1, 2016 7:13 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
East of the Don River, to Leslieville, The Beach, and beyond—to neighbourhoods that until recently were among the last stalwart holdouts of Toronto's early 1900s mix of single-family residential ... read more

Menkes Proposes 49-Storey Tower at 771 Yonge Street

771 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
March 1, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent years, the intersection of Yonge and Bloor has been the site of some of Toronto's tallest proposals and construction projects, with the 76-storey 1 Bloor East—now topped off—potentially ... read more

Reclaim the Name: Giving the 'Under Gardiner' Plan a Moniker

Under Gardiner, PUBLIC Work, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto
March 1, 2016 4:01 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The late-2015 unveiling of a massive plan to improve the underside of the aging Gardiner Expressway, made possible through a generous philanthropic donation from Judy and Wil Matthews, has ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects Reveals 2016 Awards Finalists

Richard Ivey Building at Western University, OAA 2016 Awards Finalists
March 1, 2016 1:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over 200 submissions from some of Ontario's brightest young minds and established architectural firms alike have been narrowed down to just 20 finalists for the 2016 Ontario Association of ... read more

Making the Case for a Multi-Modal Hub at Pearson Airport

March 1, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a working population of nearly half a million, Toronto's burgeoning Downtown is the premier economic region in Canada, with the greatest output of prosperity generated in the heart of the ... read more

Topping Off February 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off February 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
March 1, 2016 11:45 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 March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wood construction still lagging in Toronto, despite rule change; Torontonians on board with lowered airport train fare; What transit needs now is an evangelist at city ... read more