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Topping Off November 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
December 1, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up November 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Sponsored Post: International UAV (Drone) Show Takes Real Estate Industry to New Heights!

International UAV (Drone) Show Takes Real Estate Industry to New Heights!
December 1, 2016 10:55 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With the real estate market constantly evolving, aerial photography, through the use of drones, is the latest trend helping realtors set their listings apart. With relatively low costs, and quick ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores
December 1, 2016 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Offering commanding views of the Toronto skyline and a wealth of outdoor activities catering to active lifestyles, Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shore's area has attracted scores of homebuyers over the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto councillors stick with Gardiner plan despite jump in price; Streetcar noise issues at King East and Sumach; New TTC bus paint jobs unveiled, twitter responds; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Front Street

Photo of the Day: Front Street
December 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a snapshot of Front Street showing some recent changes in the area surrounding Union Station. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Richard ... read more

Underground Levels Taking Shape at Lotus Condos in North York

Lotus Condos, Chestnut Hill, Fortress RDI, Kirkor, Toronto
November 30, 2016 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a litte over one month since we last checked in on Chestnut Hill Developments and Fortress Real Developments' Lotus Condos, a new mid-rise at the ... read more

Crane Base Installed at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, by Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
November 30, 2016 4:26 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Wellesley Street East has been subject to new growth and intensification, given its immediately proximity to the subway station. One project under construction in particular, steps from the subway ... read more

GO, TTC to Expand Bus-Bypass Lanes on Don Valley Parkway

Metrolinx, GO Transit, TTC, Toronto, Public transit, Buses, Highways
November 30, 2016 4:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto, Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission are expanding dedicated transit lanes along parts of the Don Valley Parkway. Since 2010, GO Transit buses have traveled along the ... read more

West Don Lands: Lots to See as River City 3 Condo Rises

River City 3, RC3, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
November 30, 2016 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the east edge of Toronto's nascent West Don Lands, construction is well underway for the third phase of Urban Capital's River City Condominiums development. read more

First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage on The Esplanade, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa
November 30, 2016 11:42 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-storey tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade and Yonge Street is now ... read more

Explainer: Urban Acupuncture

'Little Free Library' movement , image by Flickr user Matthew Matheson
November 30, 2016 10:12 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the term 'urban acupuncture'. Chinese acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine involving needles being inserted into the body to relieve stress. In a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarbexit? Scarborough resident calls for de-amalgamation; The Ontario Municipal Board is Long Overdue for Repairs; Summer hot car hangover leads to drop in TTC customer ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Skyline from Above Liberty Village

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Above Liberty Village
November 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us above Toronto's Liberty Village area, for an east-facing view of the Toronto skyline. Submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured shot ... read more

Menkes' LCBO Site Concept Presented to the Public

LCBO site, architectsAlliance, B+H Architects, Menkes Developments, Toronto
November 29, 2016 5:05 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Less than a week after the project was first presented to the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP), Menkes' LCBO Site had its first public consultation at the Novotel on the evening of ... read more

Tower at Pier 27: Activity Paves Way for 2017 Construction

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
November 29, 2016 4:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the sales centre relocated immediately to the east in September, and the site partially cleared in October, the architectsAlliance-designed Tower at Pier 27 is set to begin making an impact ... read more

36-Storey Tower at 57 Spadina Now Planned as Rental Project

57 Spadina, Diamond Schmitt, Tricon Capital, MOD Developments, Toronto
November 29, 2016 2:31 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Following a 2013 submission, Diamond Corp and Allied Properties REIT's rezoning application for a residential tower at 57 Spadina was approved by Toronto City Council in August 2014. ... read more

UPDATE: Canary District: Block 16 Hits Waterfront Design Review Panel

Site plan for the Canary District, Toronto, West Don Lands, DundeeKilmer
November 29, 2016 11:55 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The Canary District in Downtown Toronto's eastern end became a new neighbourhood virtually overnight when the area's buildings, originally built as housing for the 2015 Pan Am Games ... read more

Construction Start Imminent at 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
November 29, 2016 11:18 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With fencing surrounding the lot and the sales centre now closed, the site of State Building Group and Madison Homes' 609 Avenue Road is soon to be a hub of construction. With preparatory work now ... read more

Rear of Deer Park Church Coming Down for Blue Diamond Condo

Blue Diamond Condos, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
November 29, 2016 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after hoarding was installed around the 1911-built Norman-Gothic-style Deer Park United Church at 129 St. Clair Avenue West, demolition has begun on the south end of the structure. A ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s pitch on tolls isn’t an ideal solution, but it’s the best on offer; TTC no longer threatening to annex 11 homes for Scarborough subway ... read more