Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx's love for the business traveller goes unrequited; Toronto flirts with participatory budgeting; A love story starring Toronto in 5 illustrations; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Days Ahead

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, fog, sunrise, rooftopping
September 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
News spread late last week about charges being dropped against the well-known daredevil/photographer Tom Ryaboi, bringing the often polarizing practice of rooftopping back into the local ... read more

CTBUH/OPPI Tour Explores Skyscrapers and the Public Realm

Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, City of Toronto
September 25, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, September 17th, UrbanToronto joined the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) on a tour of Downtown Toronto, ... read more

Bergeron Centre Open for Classes as Construction Nears Completion

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, York University, ZAS Architects
September 25, 2015 1:22 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When we last checked in on York University's new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence back in the Spring, progress on the latest addition to the Lassonde School of Engineering had ... read more

ConneXion Condos Bringing Modestly Scaled Density to Etobicoke

ConneXion, Etibicoke by North Star Homes, TACT Architecture
September 25, 2015 12:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As cranes and gleaming towers increasingly come to dominate Toronto's landscape, new residential density is changing the face of the city, with increasingly urban lifestyles replacing the ... read more

'Toronto on Film' Series Coming to Bloor Cinema

Toronto on Film, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
September 25, 2015 10:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema has recently announced the Curious Minds Speaker Series, with two extensive courses aimed at providing an in-depth exploration of specifically focused cultural topics. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A close-up look at a ridiculously detailed scale model of Toronto; Eglinton Crosstown to open a year later than expected; Canada’s big city mayors put heads together to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leslie Spit Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Leslie Street Spit
September 25, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the days get shorter, more and more photographers are taking advantage of earlier sunsets, and plenty of these beautifully lit shots are appearing on the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool. In today's ... read more

Kingston&Co. Condominiums Prepare for Ground Breaking

Kingston&Co. Condominiums, TAS, Main and Main, Teeple Architects, Toronto
September 24, 2015 7:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A long anticipated addition to the up-and-coming Kingston Road Village by TAS, in partnership with Main and Main Developments, is set for ground breaking next weekend as Kingston&Co. ... read more

Globe and Mail Centre Rising High Above King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
September 24, 2015 4:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was the end of July when we last covered the construction progress at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre, a new 17-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed office ... read more

Westward Tunnel Boring Commences for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, tunnel boring machine, Toronto
September 24, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning marked an important milestone for the Crosstown LRT, as westward tunnelling ceremonially commenced for what is being touted as the single largest transportation infrastructure project ... read more

Sponsored Post: Spacious Condos in Old Toronto under $1 Million

151 Robert Street, Toronto
September 24, 2015 12:45 pm | by Editor | Comments
Growing demand and high absorption rates for condominium apartment inventory, and several condominium projects under way in downtown Toronto have left many to wonder how high the ... read more

Berczy Park Going to the Dogs as Construction Begins

Berczy Park, City of Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
September 24, 2015 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As hoarding and construction fences engulf a small, irregularly shaped parcel of Downtown land, a historic Toronto park stands on the precipice of a bold and playful transformation. Berczy Park, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Phoebe Lofts on Soho Street

Throwback Thursday, Entertainment District, Soho, Toronto
September 24, 2015 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cranes dotting the downtown skyline are an expected sight in Toronto these days, but in the early 2000s, new construction was nowhere near as common as it has become. While some high-rises were ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 7:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Housing sales in Toronto strong in all market segments; TTC improvements registering with riders; The Hullmark Centre in Toronto’s North York a solid architectural ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hockey Season

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Air Canada Centre, Maple Leafs, Hockey, ACC
September 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Love them or hate them, the Toronto Maple Leafs are back in preseason action. While many Toronto sports fans are fixated on the red hot Blue Jays, die-hard hockey fans are gearing up for another ... read more

Sherway Gardens Northwest Expansion Opens

Sherway Gardens, Northwest Expansion new hall, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto
September 23, 2015 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The first phase of Sherway Gardens multi-year $550 Million makeover has opened in Etobicoke on Toronto's western edge. The Cadillac Fairview-owned mall, which first opened as a figure S ... read more

LCBO and Longo's Urban Market Now Open at Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza, Camrost Felcorp, Longo's, LCBO, Toronto
September 23, 2015 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New residents continue to populate Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza, the newly completed condominium conversion of the 23-storey office building at 111 St. Clair Avenue West. The ... read more

Ottawa's Capital Hall Addresses Gap in Student Housing

The second tower, Capital Hall Condominiums, image courtesy of Ashcroft Homes
September 23, 2015 3:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In many fields, a university education is a prerequisite to a successful career. In Ontario, university enrolment has grown 69% since 2000, indicating a strong demand for higher education despite ... read more

Graffiti Mural Adds Life to U of T Construction Hoarding

Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto
September 23, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A necessity for safely partitioning a construction site from the surrounding public realm, wooden hoarding is a familiar sight for pedestrians traversing our downtown streets. Owing to their ... read more