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Inverted Valleys: Artists Re-Imagine the Urban Landscape

The artists, image courtesy of Mark Francis and Natalia Bakaeva
July 19, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Winding through the city like arteries, Toronto's ravines run beneath the urban landscape of streets and towers as a subtle yet defining topographical feature. However, despite the natural beauty ... read more

Casey House Rebuild and Expansion In Full Swing

Casey House, Hariri Pontarini, Bird Construction, Toronto
July 19, 2016 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hidden among the high-rise developments and master-planned communities that make up the most visible components in this city's urban renewal, historically-sensitive adaptive reuse projects play an ... read more

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

July 19, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ferry traffic to Toronto Island is way up this summer; Exploring Toronto’s Hidden Waterfronts; LRT will completely transform Mississauga; and more news Ferry traffic ... read more

Photo of the Day: Take-Off

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, airplane, Porter
July 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bombardier Dash-8 Q 400 turboprop airplanes of Porter Airlines are a familiar sight flying low above Toronto's waterfront. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Visualizing Great Gulf's Completed One Bloor East

July 18, 2016 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the installation of balcony glass brings the exterior of Great Gulf's One Bloor East closer to completion, commenters in the UrbanToronto Forum are getting more excited about the ... read more

Council Vote Brings Kipling Mobility Hub a Step Closer to Reality

The current plan (click for a closer view), image via the City of Toronto
July 18, 2016 4:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, Toronto City Council approved the sale of lands adjoining Kipling Station to Metrolinx, paving the way for a long-awaited GO/MiWay transit hub at Line 2's western terminus. Following ... read more

Foundations Progressing at Kingston&Co Condominiums Site

Kingston&Co. Condominiums, TAS, Main and Main, Teeple, Toronto
July 18, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a late-2015 ground breaking celebration and a swift excavation, below grade levels are now taking shape at the Scarborough site of Kingston&Co. Condominiums. Developed ... read more

Berczy Park Rebuild Progresses in the Field and in the Workshop

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés, Robinson Iron
July 18, 2016 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In what has recently become a monthly series of updates on the rebuilding of Toronto's Berczy Park, new elements in the Downtown park's playful Claude Cormier + Associés design ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Local Conversations From the UT Forum

Looking west at the Gooderham Building in St. Lawrence Market, image by Matthew
July 18, 2016 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long before UrbanToronto's front page started running news in 2010, our Forum was well established as a go-to source for Toronto's most up-to-date and in-depth development industry discussions. ... read more

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

July 18, 2016 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto opening doors to more affordable housing; Why transit has become Toronto’s moral hazard; How public transit affects home values in Toronto; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow Over Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, storm
July 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week brought some turbulent weather to Toronto, creating some dramatic views for photographers around the city. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Lower JCT: Museum FLTS Joins A Changing Neighbourhood

Museum FLTS., Toronto, by Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook, architectsAlliance
July 15, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looming over the railroad tracks, the Tower Automotive Building remains an empty husk on Toronto's Sterling Road. To its south, the street still smells of chocolate, with the Nestle Canada factory ... read more

Heritage Restoration Progresses in North St. James Town

North St. James Town, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 15, 2016 4:45 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
Our last progress update on Lanterra Developments' North St. James Town proposal to the southeast of Sherbourne subway station in Toronto documented a number of details and revisions to the ... read more

Suites Selling Out at Adi's Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
July 15, 2016 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With sales well underway for Adi's Nautique Lakefront Residences on Burlington's waterfront, most of the project's 27 floorplans—ranging in size from 452 ft² to 1,859 ft²—have been ... read more

Construction Progressing On Two Ryerson University Buildings

Ryerson, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences, Jarvis Street Residence, Toronto
July 15, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of the ongoing expansion of Ryerson University, the institution is currently involved in the construction of two major new structures to the east side of Downtown Toronto; the Daphne ... read more

The Davies Offers Limited Supply of Luxury Custom Suites

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
July 15, 2016 11:18 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located just north of Dupont, The Davies is in some ways a rarity among Toronto's new-build condominiums. While many of the city's recent point towers abound in investor-friendly one-bedroom ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ride-sharing legal Friday, but the Uber-taxi war rages on; Wider sidewalks coming to Yonge; Cash shift might revive Sheppard subway extension; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Centre Island View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
July 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Centre Island offers some of the most famous views of the Toronto skyline, a view that changes a little more each year. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Toronto City Council Plays 'Fantasy Transit Network' Once Again

Mayor John Tory
July 14, 2016 4:28 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Councillors voted for a transit network plan that would have much to recommend it—if there were any likelihood that it would be built. The Mayor and City Staff did not ask ... read more

Major Residential Development Proposed for 350 Adelaide West

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood Developments
July 14, 2016 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPDATE: A new rendering has been supplied by the developer and architect to reflect the latest plans for the development. Several months after the first look at renderings for a major development ... read more