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Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available

Toronto at night, image by UT Forum contributor ileetoa
March 14, 2017 4:44 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, strong familiarity with social ... read more

Toronto Centre for the Arts: A Re-Imagined Lyric Theatre

Toronto Centre for the Arts Revitalization, Toronto, by Diamond Schmitt
March 14, 2017 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A surprise awaits inside the Lyric Theatre at North York's Toronto Centre for the Arts. West of Yonge Street, the Eberhard Zeidler-designed complex still greets North York Boulevard with the ... read more

Autonomous Vehicles: Changing the Ownership Paradigm

The interior of the Mercedes Concept F 015
March 14, 2017 4:23 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today, the discussion around Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) is centred mainly around the technology itself. With prototype vehicles only recently being allowed on public roads in Ontario, a fully ... read more

WestBeach Condominiums Puts Emphasis on Public Realm

WestBeach Condominiums, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2017 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's neighbourhood of The Beach is one of the city's most walkable, with a variety of shops and restaurants creating a pedestrian friendly environment on Queen Street. A collection of new ... read more

20-Storey Office Tower Proposed at Clarence Square

49 Spadina Avenue by Sweeny &Co Architects Inc. for The Portland Property Group
March 14, 2017 11:48 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Following last week's news of Cadillac Fairview's 16 York preparing for construction, a proposal for a Toronto office tower has been submitted to the City for a property on the south side of ... read more

CUI Seeking Youth Ambassadors for TimelapseTO Initiative

CUI Seeking 'YU Ambassadors' for TimelapseTO Initiative
March 14, 2017 10:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) ongoing YU Ambassadors program continues to provide opportunities for local youth through civic leadership and skill-building. The program is now seeking a new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development appears to be central to John Tory’s transit plans; Mayor Tory to consult experts, data to advise him on soaring housing prices; Scarborough transit riders, on why ... read more

Photo of the Day: Musée Condos

Photo of the Day, Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of cladding details on the lower levels of Plaza's Musée Condos, the latest condominium development to reach occupancy in Toronto's King West ... read more

Hard Rock No Longer Prescribed at Yonge-Dundas Square

Hard Rock's Yonge Street frontage, image by UT Flickr pool contributor Jim Cagne
March 13, 2017 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Will they at least keep the giant plastic guitar? As Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes the Sam the Record Man sign, an enhanced new advertising and broadcasting program, and—around the ... read more

Less Boring News: Metrolinx Removing Crosstown Tunnel Borers

Extraction of east tunnel boring machines for Crosstown LRT project.
March 13, 2017 4:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Crosstown light rail transit line got a lot less boring today. Metrolinx and its contractors celebrated the end of tunnel-boring for the project as they lifted the cutting head of ... read more

Excavation Progresses at Cityzen and Fernbrook's Garrison Point

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini, Cityzen Development Group, Toronto
March 13, 2017 4:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
While much work is still to come on future phases in the triangular-shaped master-planned community Garrison Point, construction for Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, ... read more

Second Tower Follows Tridel's Phase One Via Bloor Launch

Via Bloor, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, St. James Town
March 13, 2017 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A successful launch for Tridel's Via Bloor is advancing plans for the second phase of this architectsAlliance-designed condominium development planned for Toronto's Bloor and ... read more

A First Look at the Floorplans at home: Power and Adelaide

home: Power and Adelaide, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core, TACT
March 13, 2017 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Toronto's Downtown core, developers Great Gulf and Hullmark are re-making the corner of Power and Adelaide streets with a full-block development fronting Orphan's Green. Designed by Core ... read more

New Data Centre Adds Aesthetic Variety to Parliament and Front

Downtown Data Centre, Toronto, by Urbacon, BRL Realty, WZMH
March 13, 2017 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2014, when the vibrant cladding that now adorns the Parliament Street Data Centre was first installed, the Downtown colocation centre brought a visually engaging new presence just north of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How Toronto's rental market is squeezing Millennials; Artificially Low Property Taxes Are Bad for the Health of Toronto Citizens; Toronto condo developments threaten ... read more

Photo of the Day: Trump Tower & Scotia Plaza

March 13, 2017 1:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights two skyscrapers in the financial district, the Trump Tower and Scotia Plaza. The 57-storey Trump Tower, completed in 2012, was designed by Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Growth To Watch for 2017: Bloor-Yorkville and Rosedale

771 Yonge, Wallman Architects, Menkes Developments, Toronto
March 10, 2017 6:23 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
After fourteen instalments of the Growth To Watch For series so far this year, we are finally getting back to Downtown Toronto, as the tour from Eglinton brings us down Yonge Street into ... read more

Cladding Test Panels Visible at Richmond Adelaide Centre

Richmond Adelaide Centre, WZMH Architects, Oxford Properties, Toronto
March 10, 2017 5:06 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over two weeks ago, we reported to you that an application has been brought forward to the City by Oxford Properties to reclad two of their buildings at the Richmond Adelaide Centre in ... read more

Chicago's Studio Gang to Design Yonge & St. Clair Rental Tower

March 10, 2017 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of St. Clair, a new rental apartment tower is being proposed on the corner of Yonge Street and Delisle Avenue in Midtown Toronto. Designed by Chicago-based Studio Gang for Slate Asset ... read more

Pair of Office Redevelopments Proposed on Richmond West

860-862 Richmond Street West, TAS, Suulin Architects, Toronto
March 10, 2017 12:57 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Sometimes overlooked for the fervour of West Queen West, the area south of Trinity Bellwoods Park is notable for its eclectic mix of uses accumulated over its 150-year history. Given its unique ... read more