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The Guild Inn Reopens by the Scarborough Bluffs

John Tory speaks at the opening ceremony of the restored Guild Inn, Scarborough
June 16, 2017 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's historic Guild Inn has reopened in its rarefied setting in a forest clearing, perched high above Lake Ontario along the Scarborough Bluffs. The Inn, a former 1914-built mansion turned ... read more

Open House Highlights Dupont Street's Mid-Rise Evolution

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto
June 16, 2017 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series covered the hundreds of planned and in-progress developments around the city, including an instalment that included a number of ... read more

Global Architects Converging for Toronto of the Future Showcase

Is a new Rail Deck Park in the city's future? Image by Marcus Mitanis
June 16, 2017 3:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From June 26th to June 30th, the Rotunda at Metro Hall will host the second edition of Toronto of the Future. Focusing on the evolution of the city's built form, the five-day showcase will bring ... read more

A Glimpse Inside the New—and Historic—Home for Casey House

Casey House, Casey House, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 16, 2017 1:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Now nearing completion, the highly anticipated new home for Casey House, a restoration and expansion project led by Hariri Pontarini Architects, is gradually being revealed to the public, ... read more

Ontario Considering Fuel Cells to Electrify GO trains

Ontario Government announces electrification transit assessment process
June 16, 2017 11:53 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, delivered some electrifying news at a media event yesterday. The minster told a gathering of reporters at GO Transit's Willowbrook ... read more

Long Term Care & Affordable Condos Coming to West Don Lands

June 16, 2017 11:30 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
The Province of Ontario recently announced that it will be supporting Cherry Place, a mixed long term care centre and affordable housing project in a joint development by The Rekai Centres ... read more

16 Storeys Proposed for Church and Wellesley Beer Store Site

572 Church Street, Toronto, TACT, ERA, Fieldgate Urban
June 16, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal was recently submitted to the City of Toronto seeking an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and rezoning to allow for the construction of a 16-storey residential building on the site of a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Accessible condos in Toronto don’t exist; Making places for Toronto’s Queer history; Brace for a possible tax on speculative home purchases; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Berczy Park Fountain

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Claude Cormier + Associés
June 16, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the newly-revitalized Berczy Park for a night view of the Claude Cormier + Associés-designed public space's new fountain. Submitted to our ... read more

Redevelopment of 10-Acre Bloor & Dundas Site on the Horizon

2280 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Choice Properties REIT
June 15, 2017 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Few Toronto settings whet the appetite for urban revitalization quite like the shuttered Zellers near the southeast corner of Bloor and Dundas. Engulfed by surface parking, the defunct retailer is ... read more

MoveOntario 2020 Transit Plan Turns 10: How Has It Fared?

MoveOntario 2020, introduced in 2007
June 15, 2017 4:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Ten years ago today—June 15, 2007—Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced MoveOntario 2020, a package of 52 rapid transit projects across the GTHA ... read more

ORCA or Rail Deck Park: One Site with Two Competing Proposals

ORCA Project, Sweeny &CO Architects, CRAFT/P.I.T.S Development, Toronto
June 15, 2017 2:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
About three weeks have passed since P.I.T.S. Development Inc. filed an Official Plan Amendment application (OPA) to the City of Toronto to develop an 8-tower mixed-use development with a 12.8-acre ... read more

Diam's On The Danforth Celebrates Ground Breaking

Diam, On The Danforth, OneSpace, Toronto
June 15, 2017 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a successful run of sales for Diam Developments' On the Danforth Condos, the now-sold-out 10-storey Onespace Unlimited-designed condominium development has officially ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community Dialogues in the UT Forum

A streetcar in Riverdale, image by UT Flickr contributor Adrian Badarco
June 15, 2017 11:13 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
While discussions about Buildings and Transportation & Infrastructure typically take the spotlight in the UT Forum, our 'Neighbourhood Node' threads give UT members the opportunity ... read more

Throwback Thursday: River Street Changes

Throwback Thursday, River City Condos, Urban Capital, West Don Lands, Toronto
June 15, 2017 10:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clock to the early stages of construction for Urban Capital Property Group's River City Condos, back in October 2011. Two tower cranes ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Cost of Running the Queen Car; TTC's new streetcars may miss reliability target as 'failures' add up; GO upgrading more ticket-vending machines with PRESTO functions; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, West Don Lands, River City 3, Corktown Common
June 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor Jasonzed, featuring a drone-captured aerial from Toronto's West Don Lands area. This view overlooks the neighbourhood's 7.3 hectare (18 ... read more

Dundas West Art Celebrates Chilean and Indigenous Culture

Graffiti, mural, Dundas, Dufferin, StreetArt Toronto, art, chile, indigenous
June 14, 2017 4:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
As we near July 1, the apex of the Canada 150 celebrations, what exactly we are celebrating comes with increasing scrutiny. Canada's sesquicentennial marks the anniversary of ... read more

Stafford Introducing Residential Density to Downsview Park

Downsview Park, Luxury Townhome Collection, Toronto, by Stafford Developments
June 14, 2017 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of Toronto's Downsview Park—and close to where the TTC's new Downsview Park subway station will open—a series of new developments is adding new homes to the edge of Canada's first urban ... read more

30-Storey 'Bauhaus Condos' Proposed for 284 King Street East

Bauhaus Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Lamb Development Corp
June 14, 2017 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-storey residential tower at 284 King Street East, between ... read more