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Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor, Yonge, Yorkville
January 9, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood has experienced a major wave of intensification over the past decade, with a number of new condominium towers now marking the neighbourhood skyline. ... read more

Proposed 'Hooker Harvey's' Redevelopment Sparks Civic Elegies

280 Jarvis, Toronto, by Giannone Petricone
January 6, 2017 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By now, the dust has settled enough to show Toronto's infamous 'Hooker Harvey's' still standing. This week saw the long infamous—and lately famous—burger restaurant come under the spotlight as ... read more

Tracking One Year of Activity at DevMcGill's ArtHaus in Ottawa

DevMcGill, ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa
January 6, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly one year ago today marked our first visit to the site of DevMcGill's ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court—a precedent-setting mixed-use high-rise development taking shape in ... read more

Toronto Transit Planning: Council Rejects Requiring Data to Determine Priority

Toronto Ward Map reflecting Council vote on Transit Planning Prioritization
January 6, 2017 2:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the last month of 2016, while many people in the GTA were focused on debating the merits of tolling the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, there was another motion presented at ... read more

Public Space Design: Marc Ryan of Public Work to Lecture at Ryerson University

Artistic rendering of The Bentway project by Public Works, image by Public Work
January 6, 2017 11:58 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University will launch its Winter semester with the 2017 Margery Winkler ‘Toronto Specific’ lecture. This year's ... read more

New Proposal Adds Residential Density Near Wilson Station

470 Wilson, gh3, 470-530 Wilson, Toronto
January 6, 2017 10:34 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A consortium of North York landowners is looking to densify three adjacent properties along Wilson Avenue near the Allen with a mix of condos, rental units, and townhouses at 470 Wilson. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 6, 2017

January 6, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA real-estate market conditions presage further rise in home prices; TTC gift store a hit over the holidays; A timeline of Bombardier’s excuses for not building ... read more

Photo of the Day: Exhibit Residences

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Exhibit Residences, Roy Varacalli
January 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the base of Bazis, Metropia, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences, for a worm's-eye view of the striking new condominium tower on Bloor Street West. read more

Scarborough's Golden Mile Joins Wave of Mall Redevelopment

Golden Mile Shopping Centre, Toronto, by Choice Properties REIT
January 5, 2017 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Galleria Mall, Honest Ed's, Eglinton Square, and now Scarborough's Golden Mile. Toronto's older malls and shopping destinations are becoming subject to development plans as urban space becomes ... read more

TREB Releases Updated Housing and Commercial Market Figures

TREB, housing report, Toronto
January 5, 2017 4:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A report released earlier today by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) points to continued strength in Toronto's housing market, and a slight decline in the commercial real estate market. ... read more

Previewing Spacious Suites at Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
January 5, 2017 3:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the meeting point of Toronto's Bedford Park and Ledbury Park neighbourhoods, single-family homes remain the dominant building typology. While the area's tree-canopied side streets support ... read more

The Wyatt: A Look at Floorplans, Features, and Finishes

The Wyatt, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, KPMB Architects
January 5, 2017 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Set to begin construction on Dundas at Sumach in Toronto's Regent Park, the 27-storey condominium marketed as 'The Wyatt' will contribute an additional 342 residential units to the reimagined ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 383 Sorauren Avenue

Throwback Thursday, 383 Sorauren, Toronto
January 5, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features a before and after of a new mid-rise condominium development in Toronto' Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood. Back in March 2013 a single-storey warehouse on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home sales set record high in 2016, average prices soar; Toronto seen to be green in tree-canopy mapping of cities around the world; A Development Proposal ... read more

Photo of the Day: 407 and 400

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Highway 407, 401
January 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us north of the city limits, for an aerial view of the Highway 407/400 interchange in Vaughan. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, this drone-captured view ... read more

59-Storey Proposal Adds Another Tower to Packed Toronto Block

150 Pearl Street, Toronto, by The Conservatory Group, Richmond Architects
January 4, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The slender block between Adelaide and Pearl from Duncan to Simcoe remains one of Downtown Toronto's less conspicuous urban spaces. Flanked by the Entertainment District's glass and steel towers, ... read more

Geography of Energy: Pierre Bélanger and Jessica Green at UofT

The city in a forest? image by Marcus Mitanis
January 4, 2017 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, January 19th, the 2017 lecture series at the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, kicks off with "What is the Geography of Energy?" ... read more

New Rendering Offers Preview of Interiors at Ivy Condos

Ivy Condos, Toronto, Sher Corporation, Dream, RAW Design
January 4, 2017 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As marketing kicks into gear for The Sher Corporation and Dream's Ivy Condos, we are learning more about the 32-storey condominium tower planned for Toronto's Garden District. Tying ... read more

Preliminary Site Prep Activity Begins for The Met in Vaughan

January 4, 2017 12:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A short distance northeast of the mid-construction Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, the first signs of site activity can be seen ... read more

Explainer: Sneckdowns

A sneckdown in Manhattan, image by Liz Patek via Wikimedia Commons
January 4, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Winter has officially arrived in Toronto, and accompanying it is the inconvenience of snow and ice. Fittingly, this week's 'Explainer' takes a look at sneckdowns, and how snow can be a useful ... read more