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Regent Park: Daniels Plan 28-Storey Rental at River and Shuter

Regent Park: Block 30, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, Page + Steele / IBIR
March 15, 2017 4:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immdiately east of the newly completed Regent Park Athletic Grounds, Toronto's re-born Downtown neighbourhood is continuing to take shape, with an updated Site Plan Application (SPA) recently ... read more

Tower-in-the-Park Infill Proposal for River and Gerrard Evolves

Oak Heights, Toronto, Sweeny &Co Architects, Linwood Management Corp
March 15, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A revised proposal has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Linwood Management Corporation for a tower-in-the-park intensification project at the rental company's Oak ... read more

Podium Levels Take Shape at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard East, GWL, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 15, 2017 1:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the mid-2015 start of construction, work has come a long way at the site of GWL Realty Advisors' 43 Gerrard West, a new rental tower at the southeast corner of Bay and Gerrard in ... read more

Highway 427 Expansion: $616 M Design-Build Contract Signed

Highway 427 extension design
March 15, 2017 11:02 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the LINK 427 consortium has signed an approximately $616 million, fixed-price contract to design, ... read more

Explainer: Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing types, image via Opticos Design
March 15, 2017 10:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' goes over the so-called 'missing middle', a housing density term that has caught the attention of city planners and residents of Toronto, as well as other cities around the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough Gets Screwed by Subway Promises; Zanzibar fights city hall over sign bylaw; TTC riders are irate about chronically malfunctioning Presto readers; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core skyline
March 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Roundhouse Park for a view of Toronto's South Core skyline, submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Dustin William. Facing east from the park during the ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available

Toronto at night, image by UT Forum contributor ileetoa
March 14, 2017 4:44 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, strong familiarity with social ... read more

Toronto Centre for the Arts: A Re-Imagined Lyric Theatre

Toronto Centre for the Arts Revitalization, Toronto, by Diamond Schmitt
March 14, 2017 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A surprise awaits inside the Lyric Theatre at North York's Toronto Centre for the Arts. West of Yonge Street, the Eberhard Zeidler-designed complex still greets North York Boulevard with the ... read more

Autonomous Vehicles: Changing the Ownership Paradigm

The interior of the Mercedes Concept F 015
March 14, 2017 4:23 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today, the discussion around Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) is centred mainly around the technology itself. With prototype vehicles only recently being allowed on public roads in Ontario, a fully ... read more

WestBeach Condominiums Puts Emphasis on Public Realm

WestBeach Condominiums, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2017 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's neighbourhood of The Beach is one of the city's most walkable, with a variety of shops and restaurants creating a pedestrian friendly environment on Queen Street. A collection of new ... read more

20-Storey Office Tower Proposed at Clarence Square

49 Spadina Avenue by Sweeny &Co Architects Inc. for The Portland Property Group
March 14, 2017 11:48 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Following last week's news of Cadillac Fairview's 16 York preparing for construction, a proposal for a Toronto office tower has been submitted to the City for a property on the south side of ... read more

CUI Seeking Youth Ambassadors for TimelapseTO Initiative

CUI Seeking 'YU Ambassadors' for TimelapseTO Initiative
March 14, 2017 10:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) ongoing YU Ambassadors program continues to provide opportunities for local youth through civic leadership and skill-building. The program is now seeking a new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development appears to be central to John Tory’s transit plans; Mayor Tory to consult experts, data to advise him on soaring housing prices; Scarborough transit riders, on why ... read more

Photo of the Day: Musée Condos

Photo of the Day, Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of cladding details on the lower levels of Plaza's Musée Condos, the latest condominium development to reach occupancy in Toronto's King West ... read more

Hard Rock No Longer Prescribed at Yonge-Dundas Square

Hard Rock's Yonge Street frontage, image by UT Flickr pool contributor Jim Cagne
March 13, 2017 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Will they at least keep the giant plastic guitar? As Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes the Sam the Record Man sign, an enhanced new advertising and broadcasting program, and—around the ... read more

Less Boring News: Metrolinx Removing Crosstown Tunnel Borers

Extraction of east tunnel boring machines for Crosstown LRT project.
March 13, 2017 4:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Crosstown light rail transit line got a lot less boring today. Metrolinx and its contractors celebrated the end of tunnel-boring for the project as they lifted the cutting head of ... read more

Excavation Progresses at Cityzen and Fernbrook's Garrison Point

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini, Cityzen Development Group, Toronto
March 13, 2017 4:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
While much work is still to come on future phases in the triangular-shaped master-planned community Garrison Point, construction for Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, ... read more

Second Tower Follows Tridel's Phase One Via Bloor Launch

Via Bloor, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, St. James Town
March 13, 2017 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A successful launch for Tridel's Via Bloor is advancing plans for the second phase of this architectsAlliance-designed condominium development planned for Toronto's Bloor and ... read more

A First Look at the Floorplans at home: Power and Adelaide

home: Power and Adelaide, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core, TACT
March 13, 2017 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Toronto's Downtown core, developers Great Gulf and Hullmark are re-making the corner of Power and Adelaide streets with a full-block development fronting Orphan's Green. Designed by Core ... read more