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Neighbourhood Node: Local Conversations From the UT Forum

Looking west at the Gooderham Building in St. Lawrence Market, image by Matthew
July 18, 2016 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long before UrbanToronto's front page started running news in 2010, our Forum was well established as a go-to source for Toronto's most up-to-date and in-depth development industry discussions. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto opening doors to more affordable housing; Why transit has become Toronto’s moral hazard; How public transit affects home values in Toronto; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow Over Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, storm
July 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week brought some turbulent weather to Toronto, creating some dramatic views for photographers around the city. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Lower JCT: Museum FLTS Joins A Changing Neighbourhood

Museum FLTS., Toronto, by Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook, architectsAlliance
July 15, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looming over the railroad tracks, the Tower Automotive Building remains an empty husk on Toronto's Sterling Road. To its south, the street still smells of chocolate, with the Nestle Canada factory ... read more

Heritage Restoration Progresses in North St. James Town

North St. James Town, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 15, 2016 4:45 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
Our last progress update on Lanterra Developments' North St. James Town proposal to the southeast of Sherbourne subway station in Toronto documented a number of details and revisions to the ... read more

Suites Selling Out at Adi's Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
July 15, 2016 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With sales well underway for Adi's Nautique Lakefront Residences on Burlington's waterfront, most of the project's 27 floorplans—ranging in size from 452 ft² to 1,859 ft²—have been ... read more

Construction Progressing On Two Ryerson University Buildings

Ryerson, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences, Jarvis Street Residence, Toronto
July 15, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of the ongoing expansion of Ryerson University, the institution is currently involved in the construction of two major new structures to the east side of Downtown Toronto; the Daphne ... read more

The Davies Offers Limited Supply of Luxury Custom Suites

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
July 15, 2016 11:18 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located just north of Dupont, The Davies is in some ways a rarity among Toronto's new-build condominiums. While many of the city's recent point towers abound in investor-friendly one-bedroom ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ride-sharing legal Friday, but the Uber-taxi war rages on; Wider sidewalks coming to Yonge; Cash shift might revive Sheppard subway extension; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Centre Island View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
July 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Centre Island offers some of the most famous views of the Toronto skyline, a view that changes a little more each year. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Toronto City Council Plays 'Fantasy Transit Network' Once Again

Mayor John Tory
July 14, 2016 4:28 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Councillors voted for a transit network plan that would have much to recommend it—if there were any likelihood that it would be built. The Mayor and City Staff did not ask ... read more

Major Residential Development Proposed for 350 Adelaide West

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood Developments
July 14, 2016 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPDATE: A new rendering has been supplied by the developer and architect to reflect the latest plans for the development. Several months after the first look at renderings for a major development ... read more

Further Details Emerge For 80-Storey Proposal at 8 Elm Street

July 14, 2016 11:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following yesterday's first glimpse at the 80-storey tower proposed for 8 Elm Street, official submission documents have now come online, giving us a more complete overview of the project. Planned ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas, Toronto
July 14, 2016 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sometimes called the "Times Square of Canada" for better or for worse, the Yonge-Dundas intersection and the adjacent public square are marked by a constantly evolving tapestry of glittering ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates at two more stations; City council votes down motion to build Scarborough LRT network; Digital billboard plan has Leaside opponents ... read more

Photo of the Day: 425 Avenue Road

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Uno Prii, Avenue Road
July 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Estonian born architect Uno Prii designed some of the most well known residential buildings in Toronto. Known for his bold interpretation of Modernism, Prii's designs still capture the attention ... read more

Toronto Council Backs Key Aspects of City's 15 Year Transit Plan

Scarborough funding map
July 13, 2016 11:09 pm | by David Brake | Comments
After an at-times rancorous day-long debate dominated by debate over the Scarborough subway, Toronto's Council voted by sizeable majorities for several of the key planks of the City's transit plan ... read more

80-Storey Residential Tower Proposed at 8 Elm Street

A worm's eye view of the tower, image via David Oikawa
July 13, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: A more detailed report is now available here. As reported by City of Toronto planner David Oikawa via Twitter, a rezoning application has been tabled to allow an 80-storey ... read more

49-Storey Tower Proposed for the Distillery District

31 Parliament Street, Arquitectonica, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 13, 2016 4:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the first addition of residential density in the late 1990s and the subsequent early-2000s revitalization of Toronto's Distillery District, the National Historic Site has been populated ... read more

Alexandra Park: SQ Takes Shape with Sales Underway for SQ2

SQ at Alexandra Square, by the City of Toronto, TCHC, Tridel, Teeple
July 13, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Regent Park's high-profile transformation continues to the east of Downtown Toronto, the rebuild of Alexandra Park is quickly progressing to the west of Downtown. Just northwest of the Queen ... read more