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Waterfront Transit Reset Team Reviews Link to Union Station

Rendering of APM at the future Union Station loop
March 12, 2019 5:38 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
A light rail transit (LRT) line to Toronto's eastern waterfront is very much in the news these days. The proposed line has become key to a proposal by Google sister-company Sidewalk ... read more

Sculptural Arches Emerge as 51 Camden Hotel Takes Shape

51 Camden Street, Alterra, Zinc, Prowinko, Shim Sutcliffe, Toronto
March 12, 2019 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tucked away on quiet streets a block from Spadina and Adelaide in Downtown Toronto, an exciting new boutique hotel is taking shape at 51 Camden Street. While rumours continue to swirl about ... read more

Plans Advance for Beanfield Centre-Hotel X Pedestrian Bridge

Hotel X, Beanfield Centre, pedestrian bridge, Toronto, Exhibition Place, NORR
March 12, 2019 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Exhibition Place has seen plenty of change in recent years. Several improvements over the last decade to the site's sports and convention facilities have included the recent construction ... read more

Demolition Underway for Final Regent Park Phase 3 Buildings

Regent Park revitalization, TCHC, Toronto
March 12, 2019 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now over thirteen years into work on the five-phase revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, only about 25% remains of what was a 1940s public housing experiment deemed to have ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC officers used cards police had scrapped over public accountability concerns; Portion of Kipling Avenue reopens ahead of schedule after bridge removal; New Scarborough ... read more

Photo of the Day: New Skyline Additions

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
March 12, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Polson Pier in Toronto's Port Lands for a view of the changing city skyline. Captured by Forum contributor skycandy, this shot shows the Lighthouse Towers ... read more

Samarbejde/Partnership: ULI Event Offers Danish Design Lessons

ULI, Denmark, Canada, architecture, Toronto
March 11, 2019 5:05 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
With the relentless flood of fast-paced development in Toronto over the past decade, local politicians, design professionals, and developers have admittedly been struggling to stay afloat with the ... read more

39-Storey 'Chateau' at Auberge On The Park Gearing for Launch

Auberge on the Park, Chateau, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
March 11, 2019 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Overlooking the beautiful ravines of the Don Valley and the Downtown Toronto skyline on the horizon, sales of condo suites in the initial two towers at Auberge On The Park were quite ... read more

Commercial Opportunity: 155 Lesmill Road Offers Significant Redevelopment Potential at Leslie and York Mills

155 Lesmill Road, Toronto, Cushman & Wakefield
March 11, 2019 11:48 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A two-storey office building located in a booming North York neighbourhood offers investors an as-of-right redevelopment opportunity to add significant density to the site. Now for sale, the ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Racing Towards Final 50-Storey Height

Dundas Square Gardens, Toronto, Gupta Group, IBI Group
March 11, 2019 10:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Dundas and Jarvis intersection is a far cry from what it looked like 10 years ago, when its four corners were occupied by a mix of hotel, low-rise retail, and surface parking lot uses. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The beginning of Mississ-exit? Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie says it’s time the city separates from Peel Region; Demolition begins for Etobicoke’s Six-Points-Interchange ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monde Balconies

Photo of the Day, Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
March 11, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a worm's eye view of Monde, a new condominium tower now taking in its first residents in Toronto's East Bayfront area. This shot looks up towards the upper levels ... read more

Where's the Progressive Coalition for Zoning Reform?

Is gentrification — and displacement — an inevitable byproduct of new urban dens
March 8, 2019 5:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The appetite for change is here. Emphatically manifested in U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed Green New Deal, a new American progressive movement calls for a bold reinvention ... read more

Hariri Pontarini-Designed Proposal on Ossington Revised

12 Ossington, Hullmark Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
March 8, 2019 4:12 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
A small but unique proposal on Ossington just north of Queen has been resubmitted to the City of Toronto following a review with planning staff and additional community consultation. Hullmark's 12 ... read more

Sculpted Avenue 151 Nearing Final Height South of Davenport

Avenue 151, Dash Developments, Teeple Architects, Giovanni A. Tassone, Toronto
March 8, 2019 1:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yorkville area is growing denser, not just with tall towers, but also with mid-rise developments. At the neighbourhood's north end, one such project from Dash Developments is ... read more

1001 The Queensway Advances with Settlement Approval

1001 The Queensway, Core Architects, RioCan REIT, Toronto
March 8, 2019 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
More three years after RioCan REIT first proposed a multi-building redevelopment of retail and restaurant pads beside the Cineplex Queensway location at Islington in Etobicoke, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Housing industry wants province to force cities to build density near transit hub; Richmond Hill mayor shares his vision for the future; Toronto property owners ... read more

Photo of the Day: Impending Impact

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
March 8, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto as seen from a high-rise in the Regent Park neighbourhood, showing a new addition soon to add to skyline views. Captured by Forum contributor ... read more

Capital Developments Kicks Off Marketing of Azura Condos

Azura Condos, Capital Developments, IBI Group, Toronto
March 7, 2019 6:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ten months after Capital Developments submitted plans to the City of Toronto for a 29-storey condominium tower at 15 Holmes Avenue in North York, the IBI ... read more

BOMA Announces 2019 Net Zero Challenge

BOMA, Net Zero Challenge
March 7, 2019 4:53 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) has announced the latest edition of their Net Zero Challenge Awards. The initiative, launched in 2017, aims to recognize the efforts ... read more