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Two More Towers Ascending into Toronto's Regent Park Skyline

Regent Park: Block 27, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, RAW
March 16, 2017 11:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of Toronto's five-phase revitalization of Regent Park is now in full swing. With phase three components like the Regent Park Athletic Grounds now complete and in use by area ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 10 Dundas East

Throwback Thursday, 10 Dundas East, Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
March 16, 2017 9:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back in time over a decade for a view of construction at 10 Dundas East, a building known for its Times Square-inspired illuminated signs and its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's unique shops and concert halls are vanishing, but we can fix that; Survey shows Toronto residents love planning their downtown; New CEO to lead transformation of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk City View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
March 16, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a dramatic view of Toronto captured at dusk. Shot from a south-facing office in the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning and submitted to our Flickr Pool ... read more

Regent Park: Daniels Plan 28-Storey Rental at River and Shuter

Regent Park: Block 30, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, Page + Steele / IBIR
March 15, 2017 4:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immdiately east of the newly completed Regent Park Athletic Grounds, Toronto's re-born Downtown neighbourhood is continuing to take shape, with an updated Site Plan Application (SPA) recently ... read more

Tower-in-the-Park Infill Proposal for River and Gerrard Evolves

Oak Heights, Toronto, Sweeny &Co Architects, Linwood Management Corp
March 15, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A revised proposal has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Linwood Management Corporation for a tower-in-the-park intensification project at the rental company's Oak ... read more

Podium Levels Take Shape at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard East, GWL, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 15, 2017 1:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the mid-2015 start of construction, work has come a long way at the site of GWL Realty Advisors' 43 Gerrard West, a new rental tower at the southeast corner of Bay and Gerrard in ... read more

Highway 427 Expansion: $616 M Design-Build Contract Signed

Highway 427 extension design
March 15, 2017 11:02 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the LINK 427 consortium has signed an approximately $616 million, fixed-price contract to design, ... read more

Explainer: Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing types, image via Opticos Design
March 15, 2017 10:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' goes over the so-called 'missing middle', a housing density term that has caught the attention of city planners and residents of Toronto, as well as other cities around the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough Gets Screwed by Subway Promises; Zanzibar fights city hall over sign bylaw; TTC riders are irate about chronically malfunctioning Presto readers; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core skyline
March 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Roundhouse Park for a view of Toronto's South Core skyline, submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Dustin William. Facing east from the park during the ... read more

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