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A Sneak Peek at the 17th Annual CANstruction Competition

CANstruction 2016, Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto
May 17, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Late into the evening yesterday, teams of designers, architects and engineers were applying their creativity and ingenuity to combat hunger in an unconventional way. The lobbies of the TD ... read more

Lindvest's Sonic Condos Capitalizes on Crosstown LRT

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAK
May 17, 2016 11:16 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located near Eglinton and Don Mills, the site of Lindvest Properties' two-tower Sonic Condos is located within walking distance of some of Toronto's cultural jewels, including the Ontario Science ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto report looks at building better parks; City committee backs off on bike-lane studies; Toronto’s landlord licensing plan faces its first test as tenants rally ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York's Wedge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ten York, Tridel
May 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the forming of the podium levels now complete, the tower floors are fast rising at the site of Tridel's Ten York Street, a 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Hill and Dale Residences Brings Mixed-Use Luxury to Yonge St.

Hill and Dale Residences, Toronto, by Old Stonehenge, Clifton Blake, Studio JCI
May 16, 2016 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tucked between the Rosedale and Summerhill neighbourhood's, Hill and Dale Residences is adding a fine-grained urban presence to Toronto's Yonge Street. Just north of the Downtown corridor that's ... read more

Commercial Adaptive Reuse Project Coming to Liberty Village

99 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, Liberty Village, WZMH Architects
May 16, 2016 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid redevelopment of Toronto's Liberty Village area has injected thousands of residents into an area once designated primarily for industrial and factory uses due to its proximity to ... read more

Ward Boundary Review: 47 Constituencies Recommended

The 47 proposed wards, image courtesy of 'Draw the Lines'
May 16, 2016 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto's Ward Boundary Review has culminated in a report recommending the creation of three new municipal wards, bringing the amalgamated City's number of constituencies up to 47. Of ... read more

Final Levels Taking Shape at Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Entertainment District
May 16, 2016 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower is close to topping off amidst Toronto's growing Entertainment District, as concrete forming has begun on the uppermost levels of Lifetime Developments' The Bond. ... read more

Introducing University Towns in Oshawa

University Towns, Oshawa, Podium Developments, Building Capital Inc.
May 16, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The success of Podium Developments and Building Capital's University Studios—which sold out in just two weeks of sales—has underlined the continuing demand for student housing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto considers adding Kensington Market to list of heritage districts; New city ward map would add three councillors; Where shall we build new GO stations?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Podium

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Great Gulf
May 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the One Bloor East Forum thread by contributor Benito, we are shown an aerial view of the podium at Great Gulf's One Bloor East. This ... read more

Architecture is Culture: Ontario's Half-baked Culture Strategy

May 13, 2016 5:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last year, the Province moved forward in drafting the first official Culture Strategy in Ontario's history. Envisioning "[a]n Ontario where every person has the opportunity for creative expression ... read more

29-Storey Proposal at College and Beverley Appealed to OMB

203 College Street, Toronto, by Parallax Investment Corporation, Page + Steele
May 13, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
First submitted to the City of Toronto last August, the Parallax Investment Corporation's proposal for a 33-storey tower at 203 College Street drew criticism from adjacent Ward 20 residents and ... read more

Previewing the Floorplans at Midtown's J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
May 13, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Between the high-rise clusters at Eglinton and St. Clair, Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House joins a more intimate stretch of Yonge Street in Davisville. Designed by Graziani + Corazza, the ... read more

13-Storey Rental Tower Proposed at 2525 Bathurst Street

2525 Bathurst Street, Toronto, 2525 Bathurst Holdings, Page + Steele / IBI Group
May 13, 2016 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood is best known for its posh single-family housing and luxury lifestyle, the neighbourhood's northern reaches offer an abundance of rental towers containing ... read more

Playful Paving Pattern Materializing at Berczy Park

Berczy Park Revitalization, Claude Cormier + Associés, Toronto
May 13, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several weeks after the completion of grading work for the re-built Berczy Park, the first design elements are now apparent at the public space bounded by Front, Scott, and Wellington Streets ... read more

Restoration and Rooftop Addition Proposed for 2 Queen West

2 Queen West, Toronto, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Cadillac Fairview
May 13, 2016 10:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cadillac Fairview's plans for a 65-storey 580-unit rental tower at 2 Queen West drew much attention when originally proposed a few years ago. Since then, the sky scraping ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fare bargain triples ridership on UPX; Provincial changes could help 'retrofit' the suburbs for coming population booms; Eighteenth new street car in service; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: MaRS Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, MaRS Centre, Discovery District
May 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Empty Quarter, we are shown an aerial view of Toronto's MaRS Centre at College and University. The first phase ... read more

Menkes Applying for Significant Intensification of LCBO Lands

LCBO Lands, Toronto, by Menkes
May 12, 2016 6:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, the Province of Ontario announced the $260 million sale of the LCBO lands, located just east of the foot of Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto. Accompanying the announcement, ... read more