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Chinatown, U of T, The Annex: Growth to Watch for in 2016

Chinatown, U of T, The Annex: Growth to Watch for in 2016
January 27, 2016 6:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This week, UrbanToronto's annual Growth To Watch For series continues with another overview of the new and ongoing development expected to impact Toronto's nieghbourhoods this year. Picking ... read more

New Development Proposed Across From Gladstone Hotel

1181 Queen Street West, Toronto, by Skale Developments, Quadrangle Architects
January 27, 2016 6:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2013, when a 26-storey tower tower was proposed across the street from the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto's West Queen West, the local community—and voices across the city—strongly opposed the ... read more

56-Storey Entertainment District Tower Proposed on Widmer

8-20 Widmer Street, Toronto, Scott Shields Architects, Claireville Holdings
January 27, 2016 3:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Another high-rise tower could be coming to Toronto's Entertainment District. Although the project is still in the pre-submission phase, yesterday's Ward 20 community consultation brought to light ... read more

Allied Properties REIT Adding New Storeys to 1916-Built 180 John

180 John Street, Allied Properties REIT, Gensler, DTAH, ERA, Toronto
January 27, 2016 1:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nearly a year after the March 2015 announcement of Allied Properties REIT’s purchase of 180 John Street for $8.25 million, we are learning about a plan to add more storeys to the building through ... read more

TREB Releases Housing Figures for Fourth Quarter of 2015

The Financial District skyline in early 2016, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 27, 2016 11:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) recently released Q4 housing report shows 2015 was closed out with strong year-over-year growth in sales. Compared to the same period in 2014, the volume of ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Reaches Grade on Queen

St. Michael's Hospital, Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, Toronto
January 27, 2016 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost one year after Bondfield Construction was awarded the contract to construct a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital on the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Solutions for Toronto Community Housing residents come at a cost; Catch Up With Toronto’s Changing Transit Plans; Time capsule from 1952 uncovered at Scarborough YMCA site; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: 299 Queen West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 299 Queen Street West
January 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic property at 299 Queen Street West has been an important part of Toronto's media landscape for decades. Constructed in 1913 as the headquarters of the Methodist Church of Canada, the ... read more

Mayor's Task Force on Housing Recommends TCHC Reform

Looking northeast across Regent Park, image by Jack Landau
January 26, 2016 3:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation faces an overhaul that could transform the structure and delivery of affordable housing throughout the city. Today, the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto ... read more

re:practice Symposium to Discuss the Future of Architecture

re:practice 2016, Toronto, architecture
January 26, 2016 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like any art form, architecture is constantly evolving and changing. While earlier generations of architects came of age during movements like Art Deco, International Style, and Postmodernism, the ... read more

Port Lands Form Centrepiece of Potential Expo 2025 Bid

Looking southeast across Toronto's Port Lands, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 26, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's Port Lands could be set for a dramatic transformation. With representatives of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in town to build support for the City's prospective bid for ... read more

Excavation Ongoing at Site of Rockport's Montgomery Square

Montgomery Square, Toronto, RAW Design, The Rockport Group
January 26, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after we last covered the demolition of the rear portion of the historic Postal Station K, excavation is well underway for Rockport Group's Montgomery Square, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016 8:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mapping TCHC’s Aging Buildings; What hosting the 2025 world's fair could mean for Toronto; TTC launches five new express bus routes; and more news... Mapping TCHC’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hudson's Bay Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Hudson's Bay Centre, Yonge, Bloor
January 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Standing at a height of 135 metres above the intersection of Yonge and Bloor, the 35-storey Hudson's Bay Centre has been an imposing landmark since construction was completed back in 1974. In ... read more

Developers Open Dialogue On Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria mall, Urban Strategies, Public Work, BA, Freed, Elad, hariri pontarini
January 25, 2016 4:17 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Situated at the southwest corner of Dufferin and Dupont Streets, the Galleria Shopping Centre was recently purchased by Freed Developments and ELAD Canada at a price tag of $80 million. Last ... read more

Urban Land Institute to Host 'Startup City' Event This Week

Urban Land Institute, Startup City, ULI, Toronto
January 25, 2016 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto remains the country's economic heart, increasing real estate prices are edging entrepreneurs and business start-ups out of the city centre, which makes us ask ourselves; is Toronto’s ... read more

Below-Grade Levels Progressing for E Condos' South Tower

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
January 25, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly three months after the October, 2015, 3,300 cubic metre concrete pour formed the foundation raft slab for the south tower of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E ... read more

Above Grade Progress Apparent at Daniels' The Bartholomew

The Bartholomew, Quadrangle Architects, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
January 25, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew reached a major milestone when work hit grade back at the end of October, and since then work has been progressing on the initial above-ground ... read more

Enigma on the Park Renewing West End Toronto Neighbourhood

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
January 25, 2016 12:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
From the leafy enclave of MacGregor Park, adjacent to a school field, and nestled between Bloordale, Brockton Village, and the Barrie GO Rail tracks, the future site of Aragon's Enigma on the ... read more

Sponsored Post: The New Industrial Building

The New Industrial Building: How (and Why) Functional Spaces Are Going Chic
January 25, 2016 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
The New Industrial Building: How (and Why) Functional Spaces Are Going Chic To prove that art is useful, one need only point to architecture. There is no denying that Toronto’s Old City Hall (or ... read more