Throwback Thursday: South Core Skyline

Throwback Thursday, South Core skyline, Toronto
October 13, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot can change in just a couple of years in Toronto. One area where high-rise growth is particularly evident is in the burgeoning South Core district, which has grown in a short period from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto youth want more of a say in transit with new platform; Scuttled Crosstown deal sparks debate about Toronto transit and development; East York logo mistakenly left ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Morning

Sunrise captured from Uptown Residences, image by Forum contributor Benito
October 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a foggy sunrise view facing southeast over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted to the Casa II Condos Forum thread by contributor Benito, this ... read more

Two 32-Storey Towers Proposed for 254 King Street East

Pemberton Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group, 254 King Street East
October 12, 2016 5:53 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A few blocks east of Toronto's Financial District, a proposal has been submitted that would bring significant density to the King-Parliament area. With a growing reputation for its redevelopment ... read more

SkyriseCities Launches Local Calgary Site

Calgary, Alberta, skyline, image by Kevin Cappis
October 12, 2016 4:58 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
We’ve got some news! Just under a year ago we introduced our sister site SkyriseCities, and now we’re pleased to share SkyriseCalgary, the first new local site in the Skyrise network read more

City Age: City-Building Amid Rapid Population Growth

CityAge conference, Toronto
October 12, 2016 3:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Governments are planning for an steady influx of people into the Greater Golden Horseshoe over the next 25 years. They expect the region's population to jump from 9 million today to 13.5 million ... read more

Plaza & Berkeley's The Met to Join Vaughan's Emerging Core

The Met, Berkley, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Vaughan
October 12, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In tandem with the coming opening of the new TTC Line 1 northwest terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a wave of proposed developments would populate what will eventually become Vaughan's ... read more

Pierre Poussin Brick Obelisk Wins Carlaw Dundas Art Commission

October 12, 2016 12:16 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's impressive urban development, typically characterised by the rapidly morphing silhouette of the downtown skyline, is not limited to sky-high office buildings and luxury condos. In older ... read more

Generous Penthouses the Standard at Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
October 12, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Set to rise 9 storeys beside Avenue Road north of Dupont, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is offering a limited collection of just 36 luxury condominium units. Occupying the upper ... read more

Explainer: Brusselization

October 12, 2016 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's 'Explainer' goes over an urbanization term similar to 'Manhattanization', which we looked at last week. 'Brusselization' describes a controversial redevelopment phenomenon that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North York Councillor Shelley Carroll seeking provincial Liberal nomination; Transit’s “last mile” solution may be mobility-as-a-service companies; Brampton facing fourth ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Sunset

Toronto's skyline at sunset, image by forum contributor Jasonzed
October 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day provides an overview of Toronto's rapidly-changing skyline. Submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed in his Drone Activity thread, this west-facing aerial ... read more

Mixed-Use Redevelopment Planned for Eglinton Square

Kingsett Capital, Quadrangle, Eglinton Square
October 11, 2016 5:28 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Some of Toronto's aging suburban shopping centres are seeing proposals for an urban transformation. While some malls have seen an end to their lifespan, others are finding a new life through ... read more

CityAge: Is it Time to Change Toronto's Development Process?

CityAge, Adam Vaughan, Derek Goring, Gail Lord, Harold Madi, Toronto
October 11, 2016 4:26 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At last week's CityAge conference, a diverse panel of experts and decision-makers had some critical words for Toronto's city planning department during a lively discussion focusing on recent ... read more

Application Officially Submitted for Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria Mall redevelopment, Hariri Pontarini, Freed
October 11, 2016 4:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Dubbed Reimagine Galleria, an extensive redevelopment of the Galleria Shopping Centre, proposed by Freed Developments and ELAD Canada and designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, would see the ... read more

Checking Out the Amenities at The Kennedys Condominiums

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
October 11, 2016 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Marketing is now in full swing for SAMM Developments' new condominium project in Scarborough, The Kennedys. The project will intensify the existing Delta Toronto East Hotel site at ... read more

CityAge: Public Spaces Key to Daniel Libeskind's Master Plans

Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind, CityAge, Toronto
October 11, 2016 10:50 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
"Design is everything" began Daniel Libeskind, addressing the crowd at last week's CityAge conference for his lecture on master planning, entitled "Design, Density, Desire". The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto enforces the pedestrian countdown law, New York scraps it; Does Toronto need a neon sign museum?; As TTC’s new streetcars lag behind, Detroit and L.A. stay on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Passage

Passage, Labspace Studio, Don Mills Bridge, art, Photo of the Day, Toronto
October 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a relatively new public art installation below the Don Mills Road Bridge spanning the Don River. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Exhibit Residences: New Landmark on Bloor West?

Exhibit Residences, Bazis, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli
October 7, 2016 4:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With its glazing near fully installed, a new landmark is fast-approaching completion on Toronto's Bloor Street West. Exhibit Residences topped out at 32 storeys in 2015, and now the ... read more