Vaughan Centre: A New Downtown for the Suburbs

Vaughan Centre, KPMG Tower, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
November 18, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction pushes forward for the new Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), a handful of new office and condominium buildings are contributing to a new mixed-use district ... read more

Virtual Tour Previews Suite Interiors at Spice Urban Towns

Spice Urban Towns, Spice Danforth Inc., the Hi-Rise Group, Kohn Architects
November 18, 2015 10:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Leading up to last month's Grand Opening of Spice Urban Towns by  Spice Danforth Inc. and the Hi-Rise Group, we brought you previews of the scale model and presentation centre for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After Gardiner donation, Toronto looks to capitalize on philanthropy; Preserving Regent Park’s history amid revitalization; Taller wood-frame condos coming to Toronto; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: High-Rise City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, night
November 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growth of Toronto's South Core continues with the addition of a major mixed-use development under construction south of the Gardiner, and east of York Street. The Sun Life Financial Tower is ... read more

Under Gardiner: $25 Million Gift to Unlock Space for the Public

Under Gardiner, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, by Greenberg Consultants
November 17, 2015 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the ambitious plan to create 10 acres of new public space underneath Toronto's Gardiner Expressway was officially announced, with a 1.75 kilometre stretch of empty land from ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: Jamie Fobert "Working in Architecture"

Jamie Fobert, U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture
November 17, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of the ongoing George Baird Lecture series, which was established in 2009 in honour of former Daniels Faculty of Architecture Dean and Professor Emeritus George Baird, ... read more

Articulated Exterior Coming Together at Streetcar's The Taylor

The Taylor, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
November 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several weeks since we last looked in at the construction progress of Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development now topped off on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How cities have transformed spaces under elevated expressways; Ontario government wants railways to make room for GO transit; Toronto needs to look to private sector for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Scarborough Bluffs

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Scarborough, bluffs, skyline
November 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Scarborough Bluffs are among one of the Greater Toronto Area's most impressive geological features. The chalky bluffs gave Scarborough its name, a nod to the large bluffs found in the coastal ... read more

Robert J. Sawyer Talks Cities of the Future at UWPAT Event

Robert J. Sawyer speaks about the future of cities, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 16, 2015 6:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Created in 1989, The University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto (UWPAT) has been providing crucial support ever since to the university's cherished School of Planning. Its ... read more

FirstOntario Centre Kickstarts Cultural Rebirth of St. Catharines

Diamond Schmitt, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Brock
November 16, 2015 5:25 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a packed house this past Saturday as the public got its first look at the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, a state-of-the-art cultural complex that forms the ... read more

Construction Progresses on Six New GTA Subway Stations

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, TTC, transit
November 16, 2015 3:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The west leg of the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 1 is set to grow with the addition of six new subway stations in northwestern Toronto and southern Vaughan, as work continues on the ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Tridel's Avani at Metrogate

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, Tridel
November 16, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been approximately two months since Tridel's Avani topped off near Highway 401 and Kennedy Road in Scarborough. The 35-storey Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed ... read more

Whitehaus Condos to Add to Yonge and Eglinton's Vibrancy

Whitehaus, Lifetime Developments, Knightstone Capital, Diamond Schmitt
November 16, 2015 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The skyline of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is dotted by the presence of tower cranes as a handful of new condo towers add to the landscape. A new development from Lifetime ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What attracts riders? For TTC, the answer is in the data; Skip the Scarborough subway and modernize the SRT, says transit expert; Large donation expected to spark Gardiner ... read more

Photo of the Day: Approaching Eglinton

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, subway, Eglinton, train
November 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The outdoor section of track between Eglinton and St. Clair stations provides riders of the TTC's Line 1 Yonge branch with a few minutes of natural light during their daily commutes. In ... read more

City Seeks Public Input on Affordable Housing Strategy

November 13, 2015 4:35 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
As temperatures drop throughout November and December, the City of Toronto's Affordable Housing Office will host a series of public consultations as a part of a five-year review of ... read more

CBRE Releases Q3 2015 Office Market Report

CBRE Q3 2015 Office Market Report
November 13, 2015 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their Toronto Office MarketView report for Q3 2015, showing relatively consistent market conditions in the GTA. During this period, the GTA market saw negligible net absorption, ... read more

At the Top of Aura: Inside Canada's Highest Penthouses

Living and dining areas of suite 7907, image courtesy of Canderel
November 13, 2015 2:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Now that Canderel's Aura at College Park is completed, residents have moved in and an eye-catching night lighting system has illuminated the top of Canada's tallest condominium. When ... read more

Waterfront Toronto to Hold Final Port Lands Public Consultations

Villiers Island Precinct Plan, Port Lands, Waterfront Toronto
November 13, 2015 1:10 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since our last update on Waterfront Toronto's upcoming public meetings regarding the future of the Port Lands, new details concerning this final round of public consultations have become ... read more