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Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, drone, Yonge, Dundas
January 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above the Yonge and Dundas intersection. read more

Vision Zero: City Launches Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Pedestrians and cars on Yonge Street, image by UT Flick contributor Greg's South
January 11, 2017 5:18 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
Increasingly at the centre of recent debates regarding Toronto's public transit, congestion and bike lanes, have been concerns by City officials and Toronto activists regarding the safety of the ... read more

Site Plan Filed for Tribute's 'Max Condos' on Mutual Street

Max Condos, Toronto, by Tribute Communities, Graziani + Corazza
January 11, 2017 5:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following a successful OMB rezoning appeal in October of 2016, Tribute Communities and Greybrook Realty Partners' proposal for 'Max Condos' at 81 Mutual Street is back before the City of Toronto's ... read more

Tridel's Evolving Mid-Rise Proposal for 420 Dupont Street

420 Dupont Street, Tridel, Teeple Architects, Toronto
January 11, 2017 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment plans have emerged for a prominent vacant warehouse on a stretch of Dupont Street in Midtown Toronto which is transitioning away from its industrial past. Plans to replace the vacant ... read more

Occupancy Well Underway as The Code Gears Up for Registration

The Code Condos, Toronto, Lifetime, BLVD, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 11, 2017 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction now practically complete at the St. Clair West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, residents continue to replace Skygrid ... read more

OCAD Announces Designers for 'Creative City Campus' Expansion

OCAD University, Toronto
January 11, 2017 12:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of the school's 'Creative City Campus' vision, OCAD University has announced new details of a plan to make the McCaul Street campus into a more vital centre of creative learning, and a ... read more

Explainer: Rooftopping

Rooftoppers in Toronto, image by Flickr user Freaktography via Creative Commons
January 11, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the controversial and daring phenomenon dubbed 'Rooftopping'. With the increase of urban development and access to social media, the photography community has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eight art installations to make a splash at Toronto waterfront; Scarborough subway report delayed . . . again; Utopia? Time to get real Mr. Byford; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: EY Tower and INDX Condos

Photo of the Day, EY Tower, INDX Condos, Toronto
January 11, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The two newest towers in Toronto's Financial District are the 40-storey EY Tower and the 54-storey INDX Condos. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the EY Tower Forum thread by ... read more

New Phase Proposed at Lash's ME Living Condos in Scarborough

1021-1035 Markham Road, Lash Group, Turner Fleischer, Toronto
January 10, 2017 6:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction now underway on the first elements of Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos—named for its position at the intersection of (M)arkham and (E)llesmere—a new phase has been ... read more

Desjardins Bridge: One Piece of Hamilton GO Rail Expansion

Desjardins Canal Bridge CN GO Transit
January 10, 2017 4:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Down in the "H" part of the "GTHA", a series of rail infrastructure improvements are being made that will enable more frequent GO Train service to Hamilton, and eventually to Niagara Region. One ... read more

Regent Park: New Plans Reveal Mix of Uses at Dundas & Sumach

Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Daniels Corp, TCHC
January 10, 2017 4:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Parliament, the reinvention of Regent Park has seen the area become a temporary palimpsest of Toronto history. read more

Tridel's Via Bloor: Condos and Retail at Bloor and Parliament

Via Bloor, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, St. James Town
January 10, 2017 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was late November when we last took a look at preparatory work going on in area of Toronto's long-awaited North St. James Town redevelopment. The plan includes a number of ... read more

Great Gulf and Hullmark's "home: Power and Adelaide" Remakes an Intersection

home: Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf Homes, Hullmark, Toronto
January 10, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we got our first glimpse of the interiors at home: Power and Adelaide, a 21-storey Core Architects-designed mixed-use condominium and retail development by Great ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC blames service cuts on streetcar delays; John Tory Wants to Change Rules so He Can Meet With His Executive in Secret; Kids ‘ecstatic’ boat-shaped treehouse in Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Concourse Building Details

Photo of the Day, Toronto, EY Tower, Concourse Building, Financial District
January 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Toronto's Financial District, where the historic details of the reconstructed Concourse Building now grace the entrance of the new EY ... read more

Quirky Exterior Details Appear as Casey House Nears Completion

Casey House, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
January 9, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1875-built William R. Johnston House—formerly known as the Grey Lady of Jarvis Street—is now awash with colour, as exterior details appear at the Jarvis and Isabella construction site. The ... read more

Yonge Northbound: A Look Back at Canada's First Streetcar Line

"Yonge Street, looking North from King, Toronto, Canada," postcard c. 1910, publ
January 9, 2017 4:42 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Public transit has always been a hot topic among Torontonians, and continues to attract constant attention with concerns of service improvements, new vehicles, and—of course—new routes. While the ... read more

8-Storey Queensway Condo Proposal on Beer Store Site

784 The Queensway, Toronto, by Urban Capital, Raw Design
January 9, 2017 4:15 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
A recently proposed 8-storey mid-rise, mixed-use development at 784 The Queensway could contribute 172 condominium units to the ongoing intensification in the Queensway neighbourhood in Etobicoke. ... read more

Previewing the Luxury Floorplans at Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
January 9, 2017 3:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding mid-rise density to Toronto's Avenue Road, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is slated to begin construction this year. Designed by SMV Architects, the 9-storey luxury development will overlook ... read more