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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto announces new Uber licence, background checks for drivers; GTA's 'transit renaissance' plan underfunded by as much as $30 billion; A Love Letter to Light-Rail ... read more

Photo of the Day: 1 Spadina Crescent

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
August 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues to transform 1 Spadina Crescent as work progresses on U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Designed by Nader Tehrani of ... read more

Construction Winds Down as Yorkdale Expansion Opening Nears

East entrance, Yorkdale Shopping Centre expansion
August 16, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a year since we checked in on the construction progress of AIMco and Oxford Properties' expansion of Yorkdale Mall, and plenty of changes have taken place ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at St. Michael's Hospital Addition

Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower rising at St. Mike's, image by Jack Landau
August 16, 2016 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first panels of cladding have been installed on the exterior of a new 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital, known as the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower. Rising at the corner of ... read more

Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion Embraces Mixed-Use Diversity

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
August 16, 2016 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once a county courthouse, the building at 2 Daly Avenue has now housed the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) for over a quarter century. While the centrally located building gives the public gallery a ... read more

City Seeks Input on Licensing of Rental Apartment Buildings

An apartment-rich skyline, image by Jack Landau
August 16, 2016 10:37 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of an effort to standardize and regulate rental apartment buildings, the City of Toronto is calling for public input to guide the creation of a new licensing framework for multi-unit ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rail-deck park dream depends on securing air rights; Why do condo towers in Toronto all look the same?; Urbancorp buyers watch as their new-home dreams get sold ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leaside Towers

Leaside Towers on Thorncliffe Park Drive, image by Lori Whelan via Flickr
August 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood in the former Borough of East York. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this shot ... read more

Mid-Rise Rental Proposed on Yonge Street in Lawrence Park

2851 Yonge Street, Muir Park Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
August 15, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A resurgence of the purpose-built rental market is bringing forward a number of new proposals across Toronto. Although the sought-after Lawrence Park neighbourhood isn't a neighbourhood associated ... read more

Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts Coming to Riverdale

Sunday School Lofts, Toronto, by Grid Developments, George Popper Architects
August 15, 2016 2:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located slightly north of Danforth and Jones, Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts is one of the relatively few developments in Toronto's Riverdale neighbourhood. With Donlands Station a block ... read more

Demolition Underway for Yonge Sheppard Centre Expansion

Yonge Sheppard Centre Renovations and Expansion, Kingsett, RioCan, Quadrangle
August 15, 2016 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-awaited renovation and expansion of RioCan and Kingsett Capital's Yonge Sheppard Centre is now well under way at the intersection of Yonge and Sheppard in North ... read more

488 University: Transformation Continues as Glazing Installed

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
August 15, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent months, we've closely followed the re-skinning and structural reinforcement of the 1968-built Global House office building, which will be a major element of Amexon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto businesses reserving judgement on Bloor bike lanes… for now; Toronto restaurant faces backlash for public space patio; Federal cash for infrastructure funding deals stalled; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York Street

Aerial view of Ten York, image by Forum contributor UrbanOptic
August 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our last Photo of the Day featured a view of balconies, while today's Photo of the Day features a view from a balcony. read more

Province Moving Ahead with Dufferin Street Bridge Widening

The Dufferin Street Bridge, viewed from the south, image via Google Maps
August 12, 2016 5:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following this morning's official launch for the 2.6-kilometre Bloor Street bike lane pilot project, the Province of Ontario is commencing an expansion of Toronto's Dufferin Street Bridge, ... read more

Quality Materials Mark Exterior of North Drive's The High Park

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, Quadrangle
August 12, 2016 4:59 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since our last construction update on North Drive Investments' The High Park, the condominium development on Bloor across from Toronto's most famous park has come a long way. ... read more

Marlin Spring's Canvas Condominium Coming to The Danforth

Canvas Condominium, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
August 12, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We first learned of plans to redevelop a stretch of Danforth Avenue east of Woodbine back in late-2015 via a rezoning application filed with the City of Toronto's Planning Department. In the ... read more

Morning on Bloor Street: Optimism Launches Bike Lane Pilot

The crowd gathers for the announcement, image by Stefan Novakovic
August 12, 2016 11:41 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It wasn't yet 8:30 AM, but the crowd already spread across both sides of Toronto's Lippincott Street. Donning helmets and safety gear, the gathering spilled out onto Bloor Street as cycling ... read more

Modern Townhomes to Complement Teeple-Designed SQ2

SQ2 and adjacent townhome block, image courtesy of Tridel
August 12, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction progresses on SQ Condos—the first condominium development in Tridel's master-planned redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park community—sales are well under way for the ... read more

Penthouses at Whitehaus Make For Spacious Homes in the Sky

Whitehaus, Lifetime Developments, Knightstone Capital, Diamond Schmitt
August 12, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a number of developments already under construction in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area, several more in various stages of planning and approvals, and a new transit line under construction, ... read more