news

Photo of the Day: View from Leslie Street Spit

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
January 7, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Toronto skyline captured from the Leslie Street Spit on New Year's Day. Submitted by Forum contributor Razz, the view shows the contrast between the ... read more

Ryerson Submits Rezoning Application for 41-Storey Tower

Ryerson University, 202 Jarvis, Henning Larsen, Zeidler
January 4, 2019 4:12 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
In the last few years, Ryerson University has made a number of architecturally significant additions to their campus in Toronto’s Downtown Core. The Snøhetta-designed Student Learning ... read more

2018 Greater Toronto Area Home Sales, Listings, Prices Decline

TREB, market report, Toronto, real estate
January 4, 2019 3:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a strong year for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) real estate in 2017, 2018 saw declines across the board for home sales, listings, and average selling price. A new report from the Toronto Real ... read more

Renderings Surface for New Project at Giraffe Condos Site

1540 Bloor West, Toronto, Trinity Group
January 4, 2019 1:42 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Over a decade ago, a proposal was made to redevelop 1540 Bloor Street West—an aging two-storey commercial building at Dundas—as ‘Giraffe Condos’. Although that proposal was rejected at every ... read more

Expansive Living Wall Revealed at Bathurst College Centre

January 4, 2019 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is wrapping up for RioCan REIT's Bathurst College Centre, under construction just south of the Downtown Toronto intersection for which it is named. The first retail units are now ... read more

35-Storey Residential Tower Proposed on Queen at Mutual

90 Queen St E, Toronto, designed by IBI Group, ERA Architects for Parallax
January 4, 2019 9:28 am | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
At the close of 2018, Parallax investment Corporation submitted a rezoning application to allow for a 35-Storey mixed-use tower at the corner of Queen and Mutual Streets in Downtown Toronto. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019 8:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto home sales, prices take hit in 2018; On New Year’s Eve, this man visited all 75 TTC subway stations in less than 10 hours; Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019 will turn ... read more

Photo of the Day: East Bayfront Sunrise

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunrise
January 4, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a sunrise view over Toronto's East Bayfront area, captured by Forum contributor mburrrrr. Captured from the northwest, this view faces towards a sunrise over ... read more

Revised M2M Condos Plans Submitted as Demolition Begins

M2M Condos, Newtonbrook, Aoyuan Property Holdings, Wallman, Toronto
January 3, 2019 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of the Yonge Street corridor in North York continues, as plans advance for Aoyuan Property Holdings' redevelopment of Newtonbrook Plaza at Cummer Avenue. Known as M2M ... read more

Schulich Graduate Study & Research Building Progressing at York

York University, Schulich Building, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Toronto
January 3, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one year since the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension connected York University to the city's rapid transit network, another building close to York University Station continues to ... read more

Throwback Thursday: East Bayfront

Throwback Thursday, East Bayfront, Toronto
January 3, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday brings us back almost six years for a comparison between Toronto's East Bayfront in 2013 and at the end of 2018. In early 2013, Corus Quay and George Brown College's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 3, 2019

January 3, 2019 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like it or not, we’re living in a Presto world now; No HQ2? No problem. Tech is booming in the GTA; Mayor Tory faces multiple challenges going into the 1st year of his 2nd ... read more

Photo of the Day: Erin Mills Sunrise

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Arc at Erin Mills, Kirkor
January 3, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunrise view from Mississauga's Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway intersection. Captured by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this view shows a silhouette of the ... read more

UrbanToronto Readers Select Best Buildings of 2018

UrbanToronto Readers Select Best Buildings of 2018
January 2, 2019 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes are in! For our fifth annual Year-End Readers' Poll, we invited you to select your favourite projects completed in 2018 in five categories, from a combined total of 35 mid- and high-rise ... read more

Topping Off 2018: UrbanToronto's Hottest Stories

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Stories of 2018
January 2, 2019 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
To close out 2018, we are taking a look at the 10 most popular Database files, Forum Threads, and News Stories from UrbanToronto across the entire year. This is the last instalment in ... read more

Topping Off 2018: UrbanToronto's Hottest Forum Threads

UrbanToronto, Hottest Forum Threads of 2018
January 2, 2019 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
To close out our Topping Off series for 2018, we are taking a look at the 10 most popular Database files, Forum Threads, and News Stories from UrbanToronto across the entire ... read more

Topping Off 2018: UrbanToronto's Hottest Project Database Files

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Database Files of 2018
January 2, 2019 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
To close out our Topping Off series for 2018, we are taking a look at the 10 most popular Database files, Forum Threads, and News Stories from UrbanToronto across the ... read more

Topping Off December 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off December 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
January 2, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk is now behind us, so we are rounding up the hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions of December 2018.  Our Top ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 2, 2019

January 2, 2019 8:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why Doug Ford's subway 'upload' could be Toronto's most contentious city hall story of 2019; TTC will not complete subway signal-system upgrade by 2019 deadline; Goodbye to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Absolute World
January 2, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day rings in the New Year with an aerial view of Mississauga. Captured with a drone by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this view shows our western suburb's increasingly dense ... read more