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Photo of the Day: 504 King

Photo of the Day, TTC, 504, streetcar, transit, Toronto
March 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's streetcars are heavily featured in photographs of our city, including the image in today’s Photo of the Day. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by REI LAVRADOR, this ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Downtown Toronto North

55 Charles St W, Azuria
March 24, 2016 6:32 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In this edition of our Growth to Watch For series, we will take a tour of Downtown North, a relatively small, yet rapidly intensifying area of Toronto defined by the University, Bay, and ... read more

1-7 Yonge Redevelopment to Include Toronto's Tallest Tower

Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects, 1-7 Yonge, Toronto
March 24, 2016 4:33 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
More details have emerged of the landmark 1-7 Yonge Redevelopment on the Toronto Star Lands with a recent resubmission by Pinnacle International to the City for zoning amendments. ... read more

Between Nature and Architecture: Sou Fujimoto at the U of T

Sou Fujimoto, image via the Daniels Faculty of Architecture
March 24, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture's bulthaup lecture series continues with Sou Fujimoto announced as the latest guest at the University of Toronto. The acclaimed Japanese designer will present a ... read more

29-Storey Residential Tower Proposed for Yonge North of Finch

5840-5870 Yonge Street, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new proposal has surfaced for a stretch of Yonge Street immediately opposite Newtonbrook Plaza at Yonge and Cummer—itself slated for a massive redevelopment—a short distance north of Finch ... read more

Lecture: Richard White on Planning Postwar Toronto

The cover of Planning Toronto, image courtesy of UBC Press
March 24, 2016 12:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of its 'Thought Exchange' lecture series, The Toronto Reference Library will be hosting historian Richard White, who will discuss his recently published book Planning Postwar Toronto: the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Street North of Queen

Throwback Thursday, Bay Street, Queen Street, Toronto
March 24, 2016 10:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most Canadians living outside of Toronto are familiar with Bay Street, through its use as a metonym for the country's economy. North of Queen Street, Bay has recently taken on a different ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Main station gets TTC's first new Presto fare gate; TTC to add streetcar route to congested King Street; Why Declining TTC Ridership Growth is a Problem; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Concourse Building Glory

Art Deco Concourse Building facade at EY Tower, Toronto
March 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
We've run several front page stories covering the construction of Oxford Properties' EY Tower in Downtown Toronto. We are paying a lot of attention to this office tower as it is not only a major ... read more

Dupont Street Prepares for a Wave of Redevelopment

420 Dupont Street, 275 Albany Avenue, dupont, toronto, Teeple Architects, tridel
March 23, 2016 6:18 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
An engine for population growth in Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area is expected to reach a population of 9.4 million by 2041, compared to 6.5 million in 2013. In Toronto alone, the population is ... read more

Re-Imagined Berczy Park Begins to Take Shape Downtown

Breezy Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Claude Cormier
March 23, 2016 4:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since our update in October of last year, the revitalization of Downtown Toronto's Berczy Park has continued as construction work has cleared away the fountain and paving that had long defined the ... read more

Toronto and GTHA Transit Get a Boost in the Federal Budget

Morneau budget
March 23, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As was anticipated in the 2016 federal budget, one of its major features unveiled on Tuesday was a boost to transit spending, and Toronto and the surrounding region look set to be among the ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Park and Public Piazza at Daniels' Arc

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Mississauga
March 23, 2016 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we introduced the latest phase in the Daniels Erin Mills master-planned community in Mississauga, dubbed 'Arc'. Designed by Kirkor Architects Planners, Arc is the third ... read more

Seaton House Redevelopment Continues to Move Forward

Seaton House Redevelopment, City of Toronto, Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.
March 23, 2016 1:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I've heard it described as hostile," Ward 27's Kristyn Wong-Tam told us late last year, characterizing the City of Toronto's troubled Seaton House as a facility structurally ill-equipped to meet ... read more

Sonic Condos Riding Regenerating Wave near the Science Centre

Sonic Condos, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Lindvest Properties
March 23, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area of Don Mills and Eglinton Avenue East is in flux. A modern suburb created in the 1960s and 70s, new life has been breathed into the area with the recently built Aga Khan Museum and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public Works: Improving Public Consultation on City Projects; Toronto getting much needed millions for transit in 2016 budget; TTC board to address declining ridership ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk in Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, skyline
March 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While subdivisions have historically made up the bulk of housing stock in Mississauga, our neighbour to the west has seen a surge in high-rise construction in recent years, creating a growing ... read more

Etobicoke General Set to Construct New Patient Care Tower

The new patient care tower, image courtesy of williamoslerhs.ca
March 22, 2016 4:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Redevelopment plans for the Etobicoke General Hospital are continuing to move forward, with the selection of a preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain a new 250,000 ft² Patient ... read more

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos Adding Urban Feel to Davenport Village

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, Barrett Architect, Burka Architects, Neudorfer Corporation
March 22, 2016 4:10 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Work continues on Neudorfer Corporation's multi-phase redevelopment scheme transforming Davenport Village, as Fuse & Fuse2 Condos take shape at the intersection of Dupont Street ... read more

University Studios Introduces New Student Housing Model to GTA

University Studios, Oshawa, by Podium Developments, Building Capital, Wallman
March 22, 2016 3:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a rapidly growing student population and a vacancy rate of only 1.8% for student housing, Oshawa is enjoying an emerging identity as an education hub. Located near the University of ... read more