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Throwback Thursday: Backstage On The Esplanade

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Backstage On The Esplanade condos
August 9, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back over seven years for a comparison of the intersection of Yonge and The Esplanade in Downtown Toronto. Back in April 2011, hoarding was in place and a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx asks court to block lawsuit over Eglinton Crosstown LRT line; A little slice of art deco paradise restored on Bloor; Toronto infrastructure ... read more

Photo of the Day: Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Pier 27, Alice Aycock, Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres
August 9, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new public art installation along Toronto's waterfront. Alice Aycock's A Series of Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres for Pier 27 recently ... read more

Promenade Mall Redevelopment Plan Submitted to Vaughan

Promenade Mall revitalization, Liberty Development, WZMH Architects, Vaughan
August 8, 2018 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the 32 years since Promenade Mall opened on Bathurst Street in Vaughan, north of Toronto’s city limit, both the retail landscape and demand for suburban land has changed. The 2017 departure of ... read more

Demolition Marks Start of Park Hyatt Conversion Project

Park Hyatt Hotel, Oxford Properties, KPMB, ERA, Toronto
August 8, 2018 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after the November 2017 closing of the Park Hyatt Hotel at Avenue Road and Bloor in the heart of Toronto, a redevelopment of the venerable building by the Oxford Properties ... read more

George Brown College's "The Arbour" Appears at Waterfront DRP

The Arbour, George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto
August 8, 2018 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on our earlier story today, more timber construction is destined for Toronto. In the Fall of 2017, George Brown College launched an international design competition for the ... read more

New Timber Construction Appears in Pair of Toronto Projects

80 Atlantic, Hullmark, Quadrangle, 728 Yonge, ERA, Brook McIlroy, Toronto
August 8, 2018 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s current building boom has been realized largely with reinforced concrete as the building medium of choice. Some architects, developers, and academics, however, have been pushing for more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto mayoral rival Keesmaat pledges 100,000 new affordable housing units over next decade; Regent Park Aquatic Centre to be named for Pam McConnell; Vaughan residents say ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Shores

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Humber Bay Shores
August 8, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community. Captured by architectural rendering studio Norm Li during a recent flyover of the city, this ... read more

Planning Docs Reveal Further Details of Sugar Wharf Phase One

Sugar Wharf Condominiums Phase One, architectsAlliance, Menkes, Toronto
August 7, 2018 4:56 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto's eastern waterfront is going to be a very different place 10 years from now. Several master-planned communities and skyline-defining towers are now under construction east of Bay Street, ... read more

Excavation Growing for “The One” at Yonge and Bloor

The One, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
August 7, 2018 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Interest continues to build as the early stages of construction move along for what will soon be Canada’s tallest building at the Toronto intersection of Yonge and Bloor. We have been keeping a ... read more

SmartTrack Advances to the Next Stage, But...

A map of the original SmartTrack plan for rapid-transit on GO rail corridors
August 7, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
In a public announcement on May 27, 2014, Toronto mayoralty candidate John Tory unveiled his "SmartTrack" plan for a “surface subway” to run on GO Transit rail corridors. The future mayor claimed ... read more

Modernist Office Replicated at Base of Totem Condos

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
August 7, 2018 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past several months, three new condominium towers have topped out on the block above Wellesley subway station. Of the three, the taller two are on Wellesley, while a more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘It turned out to be a complete bust.’ Toronto’s pre-megacity mayors on the last time Queen’s Park messed with city politics; John Tory’s SmartTrack plan ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville, Toronto, Photo of the Day
August 7, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day features a view of a new condominium tower in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured by Forum contributor MafaldaBoy, this west-facing shot shows Cumberland at ... read more

Alice Aycock's Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres Celebrated at Pier 27

August 3, 2018 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Major new buildings in Toronto come with major new artworks, and the grander the development, the more of a splash comes our way thanks to the City's One Percent for Public Art program. Rarely a ... read more

Renderings Reveal Details for CIBC Square’s Elevated Park

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre, Toronto
August 3, 2018 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction presses on for the first phase office tower at Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines’ CIBC Square, we are learning new details about the elevated park that will bridge ... read more

Vaughan Centre PwC Tower Topped Out and Enclosed

Vaughan Centre PwC Tower/YMCA/Library, Diamond Schmitt, SmartCentres, SmartREIT
August 3, 2018 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The fledgling Vaughan Metropolitan Centre has been growing with new mixed-use development over the past few years construction of the TTC subway extension kicked off construction several ... read more

Crosstown LRT Station Construction Progressing Below Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Line 5, Toronto
August 3, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With 10 kilometres of tunnels in place below Toronto's Eglinton Avenue, construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT is progressing, with work now advancing for the underground section's stations. ... read more

TREB Reports July Growth in Home Sales and Prices

TREB, market report, Toronto, real estate
August 3, 2018 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new monthly resale housing report from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is showing a bounce-back in the turbulent Greater Toronto Area housing market. The July 2018 figures point to a ... read more