Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to raise cash fares, freeze cost of monthly Metropass; Fort York bridge will help Toronto progress into a more walkable future; The changing face of George Street; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Honest Ed's, Bathurst and Bloor
November 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The vibrant exterior of Honest Ed's is a well known landmark on the southwest corner of Bathurst and Bloor Streets. The iconic illuminated signage will surely be missed once Honest Ed's is ... read more

DiamondCorp, Metropia to Intensify Underutilized Midtown Site

250 Davenport Road, Diamond Corp, Metropia, TACT, Toronto
November 23, 2015 3:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tower-in-the-park style housing was built in abundance across the Toronto landscape during the mid-20th century, moving people into efficient high-rise suites while surrounding the towers with ... read more

EY Tower Progress Reveals Heritage Details Amidst Modern Design

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, Toronto
November 23, 2015 2:56 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the two months since UrbanToronto's last update, progress at Oxford Properties' EY Tower has been continuing to move quickly. Recent images of the build site taken Friday morning reveal ... read more

Shoring Under Way at Enigma on the Park in the West End

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects
November 23, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is under way on a bold new development that will add dozens of new homes to Toronto's Bloor and Lansdowne area, as shoring work continues at the St. Helens Avenue site of Aragon ... read more

Toronto Financial District Views Impress from INDX Condos

INDX Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt, Lifetime, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 23, 2015 11:48 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On November 20, UrbanToronto toured the Lifetime and CentreCourt's 54-storey INDX Condos, a residential development which is bringing a new residential presence to Toronto's Financial ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Starchitects' flocking to Toronto as condo developers look for big name cachet; Original 1950s TTC tile unearthed at College Station; TTC chair looks to boost parking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Regent Park at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Regent Park
November 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto Regent Park community is now in its third phase, and demolition work is well under way at Block 17, one of the original walkup apartment building built during the ... read more

Going Behind the Scenes at Backstage on The Esplanade

Looking west from the roof of Backstage, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 20, 2015 4:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade is in the process of being redefined by two major condominium projects courtesy of Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook ... read more

Diam Introduces 'Easy Own Program' for On The Danforth Condos

On the Danforth, Diam Developments, Toronto
November 20, 2015 3:40 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Diam Developments of On the Danforth Condos have made it easier to break into Toronto's condo market thanks to their Easy Own Program designed for first-time buyers. Those who qualify can ... read more

Sponsored Post: Quick Guide to Rent Increases for Rental Condos

Del Rentals, Toronto
November 20, 2015 3:35 pm | by Editor | Comments
So you've been in your Toronto rental condo for a year, and everything's going well: well enough to sign next year's lease and settle in for the long haul, or at least the medium haul. But before ... read more

W Towns Approaches Sell-Out as Construction Gets Set to Start

W Towns, Toronto, by First Avenue Properties, pml.A
November 20, 2015 12:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With construction work on First Avenue Properties' W Towns expected to begin by early next week, the 48 unit townhouse project in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood is now nearly sold out, with only ... read more

Yonge Love: Glimpsing Yonge Street's Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Looking north along Downtown Yonge, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor cruz
November 20, 2015 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Torontonians are one step closer to seeing the future of their most iconic street take shape, with the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area's (DYBIA) recently published "Yonge Love" report ... read more

Three Toronto Initiatives Featured in New Green Cities Report

cities100, toronto, sustainia, Realdania, C40, green standard, port lands
November 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto has experienced its fair share of growing pains over the past decade, but every once in a while, between the exasperated sighs over transit and the heated debates about rampant ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 9:16 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Warm weather could put the thaw on Toronto's ice skating season; Kensington Market BIA asks media not to say 'Kensington Market' when covering crime stories; Toronto groups ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fiery Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunset
November 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's growing skyline is captured beautifully in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Phil Marion. Shot from Balmy Beach, moments ... read more

Condo-Hotel-Art Gallery-Theatre to Heal Downtown Ottawa Site

Concept plan, Ottawa Arts Court Redevelopment, by KPMB Architects
November 19, 2015 6:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Through the surface parking lot, there are few downtowns across North America that do not bear witness to the legacy of the flight to the suburbs that occurred during the last half of the 20th ... read more

Tory Announces 'Open Door' Affordable Housing Program

Open Door program, City of Toronto
November 19, 2015 3:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Mayor John Tory and Councillor Ana Bailão—the City's housing advocate—announced the City of Toronto's new Open Door program, a new initiative to fast track the development of ... read more

Insider Q&A: Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker of UrbanStrategies

Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker, UrbanStrategies
November 19, 2015 2:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our recurring Insider Q&A series is a great tool for getting to know the names and faces of those contributing to Toronto's historic development boom. For this edition of Insider Q&A, we ... read more

Pointed Podium Levels Taking Shape at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Street Condos, Toronto, Tridel, Wallman Architects
November 19, 2015 1:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since reaching grade earlier this year, the complex wedge-shaped podium levels of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos are now taking shape on a narrow, triangular block hemmed in by the ... read more