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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s pitch on tolls isn’t an ideal solution, but it’s the best on offer; TTC no longer threatening to annex 11 homes for Scarborough subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cavalcade of Lights

Photo of the Day, Cavalcade of Lights, Toronto
November 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's annual Cavalcade of Lights festival at Nathan Phillips Square has marked the official start of the holiday season since 1967. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

House of Gathering: Holy Blossom Temple Begins its Renewal

Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, by Diamond Schmitt Architects
November 28, 2016 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"The three main pillars of a Synagogue are the House of Prayer (Beit Tefillah), House of Study (Beit Midrash), and the House of Gathering (Beit Knesset)," Diamond Schmitt Architects' Wen-ying Lu ... read more

Urban Street Wall Rising at ZIGG Condos on St. Clair West

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
November 28, 2016 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following another productive month of activity at Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos, an update on the construction of the 11-storey Kirkor ... read more

Urban Leadership Awards Recognize Contributions That Improve Life in the GTA

Canadian Urban Institute, Urban Leadership Award, Toronto, Urbanism,
November 28, 2016 3:25 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
It takes all sorts to make a good city. In the case of Toronto and a great many other cities, some of the contributors are obvious: architects, builders, planners, officials, and committed ... read more

Touring Finished Suites at LJM's Appleby Gardens Condos

Appleby Gardens Condos, Burlington, LJM, Icon Architects
November 28, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction winding down and pre-delivery inspections (PDIs) now well under way, it won't be long before LJM Developments' Appleby Gardens Condominiums is officially complete ... read more

Fuse Condos Nears Completion as Cladding Shapes Fuse2

Fuse Condos, Fuse2, Barrett, Burka, Neudorfer, Toronto
November 28, 2016 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since our previous construction update for Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos, another month of construction activity has brought the Barrett ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate outlook could be bright spot as Canadian banks roll out year-end earnings; Mayor's proposed tax on short-term rentals would be first in Canada; Toronto divided ... read more

Photo of the Day: Passing Trains

Photo of the Day, GO Transit, UP Express, Toronto
November 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since entering service in mid-2015, the UP Express has carried countless commuters between Toronto's Union Station and Mississauga's Pearson International Airport. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

4-Storey Rosedale Development Presented to Community

The Dale, Toronto, by Platinum Vista, Hariri Pontarini
November 25, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, a 4-storey development in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale neighbourhood was presented at a community consultation on Tuesday, November 22nd. By 7 PM, Bloor ... read more

St. James Town Heritage Home Re-Located for New Density

North St. James Town, Toronto, Lanterra, architectsAlliance
November 25, 2016 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another of the early elements in Toronto's long-anticipated North St. James Town redevelopment plan has begun on Howard Street near Bloor and Sherbourne. 76 Howard Street—a two and a half ... read more

Infill Proposed for Tower-in-the-Park Site at Bathurst and Steeles

6040 Bathurst Street, Pinedale Properties, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
November 25, 2016 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The increasing value of Toronto land is convincing owners of many Tower-in-the-Park style residential developments to propose intensification of their properties. Many of these sparsely built-out ... read more

Columbus Centre on Lawrence at Dufferin to be Redeveloped

901 Lawrence Avenue West, Villa Charities, CS&P Architects, Toronto
November 25, 2016 2:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Columbus Centre, Toronto's Italian community centre located at the southwest corner of Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin Street, is proposed to be rebuilt. Earlier this month, CS&P ... read more

Bloor West Village Mid-Rise Appears at Design Review Panel

2452 Bloor Street West, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
November 25, 2016 12:54 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Bloor West Village in Toronto's West End is turning into a hotbed of development activity, as the historic stretch of Bloor sandwiched between High Park and the Humber River is being densified ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto tolls could ease gridlock, but only if done right, experts say; What Landlord Licensing Could Mean for Toronto Tenants; Have your say on the future of Old City ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor Street Canyon

Photo of the Day, Bloor Street, Toronto
November 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the One Bloor East Forum thread by contributor steveve, today's Photo of the Day offers a view over Bloor Street's urban canyon. Facing east from several storeys above Bloor, just ... read more

Ontario, Metrolinx Expanding Rail Yard for Regional Express Rail

Ontario, Metrolinx, Transit, GO Transit, Union Station, Regional express rail
November 24, 2016 4:56 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario and Metrolinx are taking yet another step toward implementing regional express rail service along GO Transit rail corridors. read more

CUI's 19th Annual Chief Planner Meeting Coming Up

November 24, 2016 4:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Members of the public will have the chance to join in a discussion with Toronto's Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat at the upcoming 19th instalment of the Canadian Urban Institutute's annual Chief ... read more

Richmond Hill GO Line Getting Longer: Gormley Station to Open

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Richmond Hill, York Region, Transit
November 24, 2016 3:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The new Gormley GO Station, image, Metrolinx GO Transit trains start picking up and dropping off passengers at a new GO station—Gormley—on Monday, December 5. Local MPPs, Dr. Helena Jaczek (Oak ... read more

Transit: Tory Pitches $2 Road Toll & More as $200m Solution

The Gardiner Expressway, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 24, 2016 2:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following a decade of deliberation, uncertainty, and stalled progress regarding the City of Toronto's introduction of wide-ranging new revenue tools, Mayor John Tory has announced a plan to ... read more