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UofT Lecture featuring Andrew Holder on Sufficient Density

February 14, 2017 10:45 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture by Andrew Holder of The LADG. Held at the Koffler house on March 3rd, ... read more

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

February 14, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. overhaul talk draws hundreds; Is the Exhibition Place's Hotel X back on track?; TTC says CEO Andy Byford not leaving Toronto for Australia; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ryerson Student Learning Centre
February 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to our Flickr Pool by matthewsmithphoto, today's Photo of the Day features a new institutional landmark on Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto. This worm's-eye view of the Ryerson ... read more

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog Unveiled at Menkes' One York

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog behind glass in the PATH at One York, Toronto
February 13, 2017 5:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A Banksy artwork that once graced the exterior of the then-shuttered Workmens Compensation Board (WCB) Building in Downtown Toronto has returned to the same site, but it's now inside the new ... read more

Plaza Midtown Remakes Yonge & Eglinton Tower-in-the-Park Site

Plaza Midtown, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle
February 13, 2017 3:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to the recent tower-in-the-park infill projects sprouting across Toronto, Plaza is moving forward with a large-scale intensification project southeast of Yonge & Eglinton. Compared to ... read more

More Lake Ontario Views in New Phase at Waterview Condos

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
February 13, 2017 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of the first phase at LJM Developments' Waterview Condominiums in Grismby, providing in-depth coverage of the Icon ... read more

Introducing Marlin Spring's WestBeach Condominiums

WestBeach Condominiums, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2017 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of the Queen and Coxwell intersection, Marlin Spring Developments are introducing a new mid-rise condominium development that would bring residential density and retail to ... read more

Revised Artists' Alley Presented at Design Review Panel

Artists' Alley, Lanterra Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2017 10:24 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It's hard to believe that one year has already passed since Lanterra Developments made a splash at Toronto's Design Review Panel with their proposal for Artists' Alley, a mixed-use three-tower ... read more

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

February 13, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto developer who salvaged Banksy graffiti installs it in pedestrian pathway; "See you in court": Bombardier, Metrolinx and the light rail transit cars; Why a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Shores Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay Shores skyline
February 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a night view of the Humber Bay Shores skyline in southern Etobicoke. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, this shot shows the cluster of waterfront ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2017: Downsview & York University

470 Wilson, gh3, Toronto
February 10, 2017 5:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series picks up where we left off last time in Wilson Heights, zig-zagging northward through North York with an overview of all of the activity ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramps Going, New Ramp and Park Coming

Gardiner Expressway York-Bay-Yonge, Lower Simcoe Off-Ramp Replacement
February 10, 2017 5:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major change is coming to the Gardiner Expressway through Toronto's burgeoning South Core area, as plans are moving forward for the replacement of the highway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramps. Built ... read more

More Luxury Retail Planned for Yorkville Avenue

102-108 Yorkville, Toronto, by First Capital Realty, Kearns Mancini Architects
February 10, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the decades since its Bohemian heyday, Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood has gradually evolved into a luxe shopping destination and a 'see and be seen' kind of place. On Yorkville Avenue ... read more

Honest Ed's Sign Joining Revamped Yonge-Dundas Square

The Honest Ed's sign above Ed Mirvish Theatre's back doors, image via Mirvish Pr
February 10, 2017 12:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The corner of Bathurst and Bloor will never be the same, but a piece of the Honest Ed's sign—and of Toronto history—could live on around the corner from Yonge-Dundas Square, if it receives ... read more

Excavation Readies Heritage Loblaws Site for Mixed-Use Density

West Block Est. 1928, The LakeShore, The LakeFront, Concord, Loblaws
February 10, 2017 12:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the full year since we checked in on the disassembly and cataloguing of historic details at the former 1928-built Loblaw Warehouse at Bathurst and Lake Shore, much work has been done for ... read more

Site Plan Submitted for Seaton House Redevelopment

Seaton House, Toronto, Montgomery Sisam, Hilditch Architect
February 10, 2017 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following its approval in principle back in 2013, plans will soon be put in motion for the redevelopment of Seaton House, Toronto's largest men's emergency shelter. An aging and overburdened ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why The Financial District is Toronto’s Best Public Art Gallery; John Tory’s opponents bring out the melodrama in fight to ‘save’ swimming pools; How local parks can transform ... read more

Photo of the Day: Construction in Concord CityPlace

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Concord CityPlace
February 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the western edge of Toronto's Concord CityPlace, where three new buildings will soon be adding even more density to the mater-planned community. Facing ... read more

Podium Levels in Place for Tridel's Alter on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, Church Street
February 9, 2017 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on construction progress at Tridel's Alter back in November when the project began to sprout from the east side of Church Street, just north of Gerrard. In ... read more

Work Begins on York U's Schulich Business School Expansion

Research and Graduate Study Buidling, Toronto, by York University
February 9, 2017 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction on the new York University Subway Station approaches completion near Toronto's northern boundary, York's post-secondary campus is growing in anticipation of its ... read more