Luxury Car Dealership Rising Next to the DVP on Dundas East

October 14, 2016 10:42 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It seems as though the Don Valley is the new hotspot for car dealerships in Toronto, as Grand Touring Automobiles' brand new showroom is currently under construction alongside the DVP at 777 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rail deck park can happen, because it happened in Weston; A Brief History of the Proposed Scarborough Subway Extension; With home ownership out of reach, many young ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Ritz-Carlton

Photo of the Day, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
October 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The Ritz-Carlton has been a landmark on Toronto's skyline for five years now. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, we are shown an east-facing ... read more

72-Storey Twin Towers Proposed for Yonge and Carlton

October 13, 2016 5:30 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
The northeast corner of Yonge Street and Carlton Street is slated for major redevelopment, as property owner Northam Realty is looking to rezone the Downtown Toronto site to allow two ... read more

Public Art Installation Unveiled at Morguard's 'The Heathview'

October 13, 2016 4:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Touted as the first purpose-built high-rise rental project constructed in the Forest Hill South/Casa Loma area in over four decades, Morguard Corporation's The Heathview has come a ... read more

City Age: Transportation's Impact on City-Building

Crowds now ride the Union Pearson Express, Union Station, Toronto
October 13, 2016 1:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The transportation industry is facing its most profound shift in a century, with planners forecasting that as many as 1.5 million more cars will clog the Greater Toronto Area's roads in the next ... read more

Runnymede Fire Station Reopens with New Purpose

A crowd gathers in front of Fire Station 424, Toronto, Runnymede
October 13, 2016 10:48 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In 2013, budget cuts silenced the blaring sirens originating from Fire Station 424 on Runnymede Road just south of Annette in Toronto's West End. While the community worried about the possible ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core Skyline

Throwback Thursday, South Core skyline, Toronto
October 13, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot can change in just a couple of years in Toronto. One area where high-rise growth is particularly evident is in the burgeoning South Core district, which has grown in a short period from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto youth want more of a say in transit with new platform; Scuttled Crosstown deal sparks debate about Toronto transit and development; East York logo mistakenly left ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Morning

Sunrise captured from Uptown Residences, image by Forum contributor Benito
October 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a foggy sunrise view facing southeast over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted to the Casa II Condos Forum thread by contributor Benito, this ... read more

Two 32-Storey Towers Proposed for 254 King Street East

Pemberton Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group, 254 King Street East
October 12, 2016 5:53 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A few blocks east of Toronto's Financial District, a proposal has been submitted that would bring significant density to the King-Parliament area. With a growing reputation for its redevelopment ... read more

SkyriseCities Launches Local Calgary Site

Calgary, Alberta, skyline, image by Kevin Cappis
October 12, 2016 4:58 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
We’ve got some news! Just under a year ago we introduced our sister site SkyriseCities, and now we’re pleased to share SkyriseCalgary, the first new local site in the Skyrise network read more

City Age: City-Building Amid Rapid Population Growth

CityAge conference, Toronto
October 12, 2016 3:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Governments are planning for an steady influx of people into the Greater Golden Horseshoe over the next 25 years. They expect the region's population to jump from 9 million today to 13.5 million ... read more

Plaza & Berkeley's The Met to Join Vaughan's Emerging Core

The Met, Berkley, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Vaughan
October 12, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In tandem with the coming opening of the new TTC Line 1 northwest terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a wave of proposed developments would populate what will eventually become Vaughan's ... read more

Pierre Poussin Brick Obelisk Wins Carlaw Dundas Art Commission

October 12, 2016 12:16 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's impressive urban development, typically characterised by the rapidly morphing silhouette of the downtown skyline, is not limited to sky-high office buildings and luxury condos. In older ... read more

Generous Penthouses the Standard at Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
October 12, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Set to rise 9 storeys beside Avenue Road north of Dupont, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is offering a limited collection of just 36 luxury condominium units. Occupying the upper ... read more

Explainer: Brusselization

October 12, 2016 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's 'Explainer' goes over an urbanization term similar to 'Manhattanization', which we looked at last week. 'Brusselization' describes a controversial redevelopment phenomenon that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North York Councillor Shelley Carroll seeking provincial Liberal nomination; Transit’s “last mile” solution may be mobility-as-a-service companies; Brampton facing fourth ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Sunset

Toronto's skyline at sunset, image by forum contributor Jasonzed
October 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day provides an overview of Toronto's rapidly-changing skyline. Submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed in his Drone Activity thread, this west-facing aerial ... read more

Mixed-Use Redevelopment Planned for Eglinton Square

Kingsett Capital, Quadrangle, Eglinton Square
October 11, 2016 5:28 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Some of Toronto's aging suburban shopping centres are seeing proposals for an urban transformation. While some malls have seen an end to their lifespan, others are finding a new life through ... read more