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Growth To Watch For 2017: North York Centre and Willowdale

SIX25BV Condos, Teeple Architects, Haven Developments, Toronto
February 15, 2017 4:48 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Now over a third of the way through our annual Growth To Watch For series, 2017 edition, this instalment picks up from where we ended our Downsview and York University story. Starting right ... read more

Durham BRT: New Transit Infrastructure East of Toronto

Typical Cross-Section of Phase 1 of the Durham BRT
February 15, 2017 4:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in the western half of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are still in the planning and design phases, their equivalents in York Region to the ... read more

Beefed-up Structure Preparing 488 University for 37 New Floors

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
February 15, 2017 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction at Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue has come a long way since site activity commenced in the Summer of 2015. The Core ... read more

Tower at Pier 27's Lakefront Shoring Closes in on Completion

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
February 15, 2017 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the (almost) one month since we checked in on the state of construction at Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, shoring work on the ... read more

New Site Plan Application Expected for 5468796's Lake & East

Lake & East Condos, Oakville, by Fortress, Engine, Symmetry
February 15, 2017 11:25 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Ahead of a June OMB review, planning for Oakville's Lake & East is continuing. The team of Engine Developments, Fortress Real Developments, and Symmetry Developments is moving forward ... read more

Explainer: Brise Soleils

Ministry of Education and Health Building's brise soleil, Brazil, image via Wiki
February 15, 2017 10:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' looks at Brise Soleils, an architectural design element that has increasingly gained momentum thanks to its functionality. A method of making the interior of buildings ... read more

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

February 15, 2017 9:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Metrolinx rejects Bombardier's claims of laxity in wake of court filing; Competing budget narratives expected as 2017 numbers finalized this week; Crews clear Yonge and St. Clair for morning ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Aerial

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville, drone
February 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a drone-captured view over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this shot faces southeast over the area, ... read more

TOcore: DRP Reviews City's Plan for Downtown Evolution

Between two towers, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 14, 2017 5:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 2041, the population of Downtown Toronto is expected to practically double, swelling from 250,000 to 475,000 residents. As the core's residential density increases, the clustering of employment ... read more

Shoring Underway at the Site of Brookdale on Avenue Road

Brookdale on Avenue Road, Toronto, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Fortress RDI, RAW
February 14, 2017 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now underway at the site of Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, and Fortress Real Developments' Brookdale on Avenue Road, a 7-storey mid-rise ... read more

Downtown Office Market Records All-Time Record Low Vacancy

CBRE, Q4 2016 commercial market, Toronto
February 14, 2017 3:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new report from CBRE is underlining major demand for new office space in Downtown Toronto. The new 2016 Q4 commercial market report signals a growing disparity between the demand for ... read more

City Presents Options for King Street 'Transit-First' Corridor

February 14, 2017 12:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As hundreds of Torontonians made their way through the line and squeezed through the doors, the seats filled up, and the standing room quickly followed suit. Some people were turned away at the ... read more

UofT Lecture featuring Andrew Holder on Sufficient Density

February 14, 2017 10:45 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture by Andrew Holder of The LADG. Held at the Koffler house on March 3rd, ... read more

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

February 14, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. overhaul talk draws hundreds; Is the Exhibition Place's Hotel X back on track?; TTC says CEO Andy Byford not leaving Toronto for Australia; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ryerson Student Learning Centre
February 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to our Flickr Pool by matthewsmithphoto, today's Photo of the Day features a new institutional landmark on Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto. This worm's-eye view of the Ryerson ... read more

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog Unveiled at Menkes' One York

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog behind glass in the PATH at One York, Toronto
February 13, 2017 5:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A Banksy artwork that once graced the exterior of the then-shuttered Workmens Compensation Board (WCB) Building in Downtown Toronto has returned to the same site, but it's now inside the new ... read more

Plaza Midtown Remakes Yonge & Eglinton Tower-in-the-Park Site

Plaza Midtown, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle
February 13, 2017 3:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to the recent tower-in-the-park infill projects sprouting across Toronto, Plaza is moving forward with a large-scale intensification project southeast of Yonge & Eglinton. Compared to ... read more

More Lake Ontario Views in New Phase at Waterview Condos

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
February 13, 2017 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of the first phase at LJM Developments' Waterview Condominiums in Grismby, providing in-depth coverage of the Icon ... read more

Introducing Marlin Spring's WestBeach Condominiums

WestBeach Condominiums, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2017 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of the Queen and Coxwell intersection, Marlin Spring Developments are introducing a new mid-rise condominium development that would bring residential density and retail to ... read more

Revised Artists' Alley Presented at Design Review Panel

Artists' Alley, Lanterra Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2017 10:24 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It's hard to believe that one year has already passed since Lanterra Developments made a splash at Toronto's Design Review Panel with their proposal for Artists' Alley, a mixed-use three-tower ... read more