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The Vanguard Promises Family-Friendly Living in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Thornhill, by Devron Development, Kirkor Architects Planners
April 19, 2016 5:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Toronto's Steeles Avenue, Devron Developments' The Vanguard is set to replace Thornhill's Grandview Plaza with a mixed-use 25-storey tower. Designed by Kirkor Architects, the Yonge ... read more

Q & A: Luxury Real Estate with Engel & Völkers' Ron Amendola

Ron Amendola, image courtesy of Engels & Völkers Toronto
April 19, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When luxury real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers opened their first Toronto office last October as part of the German company's ambitious Canadian expansion, the move signalled the growing ... read more

Redevelopment Coming To Wilson Station Employment Lands

Tippet Road, Malibu Developments, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects
April 19, 2016 3:35 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The area around Wilson Subway Station has long been a mish-mash of commuter parking lots, aging office and warehouse commercial space, and some light industrial buildings. While industry and ... read more

City-Builders Celebrate the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

The Royal Conservatory's Heather Kelly introduces the panel, image by Craig Whit
April 19, 2016 2:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What makes Bloor Street special? Over the course of an evening's discussion, panelists offered differing views on what the prominent Toronto artery is all about. The speakers included the Toronto ... read more

Lago and Riva del Lago Making Mark on Humber Bay Skyline

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva Del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza
April 19, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With work underway on the final levels of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's 49-storey Lago at the Waterfront and 16-storey Riva del Lago, the ... read more

299 Queen West Receives Landmark Designation from OAA

299 Queen West, Quadrangle Architects, OAA landmark designation
April 19, 2016 10:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The iconic 299 Queen West at the corner of John Street, currently known as the Bell Media Building, has recently been awarded landmark designation by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GM buys Toronto property for new Cadillac head office; Canadian confidence in housing soars to highest since 2014; UP Express could cost Toronto taxpayers millions in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lamppost

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Canary District, Lamppost, Tadashi Kawabata
April 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, takes us to Toronto's newly-opened Canary District neighbourhood for a view ... read more

Heritage Toronto Announces Launch of 22nd Year of Tours

Heritage Toronto 2016 Walking Tours
April 18, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For over two decades, Heritage Toronto has drawn communities together with a series of tours and walks celebrating some of the many culturally and historically significant locations and ... read more

Terrace and Street-Level POPS a Centrepiece of Sonic Condos

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAK
April 18, 2016 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With two towers rising to heights of 30 and 28 storeys, Lindvest's Sonic Condos will bring a new urban presence to the Eglinton and Don Mills area. Anticipating the improved transit connections ... read more

Mississauga Looking for Public Input on Dundas Corridor Plan

Dundas and Hurontario, Dundas Connects, Mississauga, Google Street View
April 18, 2016 3:48 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The City of Mississauga is seeking input on the Dundas Connects project, an upcoming Master Plan that will shape Dundas Street's land use, transit and public realm. read more

The Hearn: Luminato Turns On Toronto's Sleeping Giant

The Hearn Generating Station, image by Jack Landau
April 18, 2016 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Outside, it felt like Toronto's first real day of Spring, but stepping into the Hearn Generating Station meant stepping out of the warm April afternoon. Inside, it felt like another world. Such is ... read more

Contra-flow: Waterfront Trail in Etobicoke Could be Improved

Waterfront Trail, Etobicoke
April 18, 2016 11:15 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Dating back to 2012, plans have been in the works to improve cycling conditions along the Waterfront Trail which spans the Toronto waterfront from Etobicoke to Scarborough. While the central, ... read more

A First Look at the Floorplans for 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
April 18, 2016 10:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Toronto's Upper Canada College, State and Madison's 609 Avenue Road is set to add a new residential presence to the corridor. Since the project was introduced in October last year, ... read more

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

April 18, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express can’t break even at lower fare, report finds; A $1-million home is not the luxury it used to be in Toronto; Mississauga wants out, but saving Peel is ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Skyline

Photo of the Day, One Bloor East, Casa II, Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto
April 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Forum by contributor G.L.17, features two major new condominium towers, now at their final heights in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Great Gulf ... read more

Could the Toronto Port Lands Become Host to Expo 2025?

Expo 67, Montreal
April 15, 2016 4:44 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Thirty years after the last monorail and geodesic dome fell silent in Vancouver, and a full half-century since the legendary Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada could once again be awarded the privilege ... read more

Ryerson City Building Institute Students Retrofit the Suburbs

Ryerson City Building Institute, urban planning, toronto
April 15, 2016 4:24 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
With a population expected to reach 10 million in the early 2040s compared to 6.6 million in 2011, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is experiencing a tremendous demographic growth. While ... read more

8-Storey Mixed-Use Proposed for Dundas and Prince Edward

4195 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Dunpar Homes, Turner Fleischer Architects
April 15, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Etobicoke's intersection of Dundas and Prince Edward could be the site of new mid-rise development, with an 8-storey building proposed for the southwest corner at 4195 Dundas Street West. Last ... read more

Explore the History of Transit at Two Toronto Exhibitions

transit history
April 15, 2016 3:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
George Santayana said, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", and those interested in current Toronto transit debates should head to the Toronto Archives and the ... read more