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CAMH Breaks Ground on Two New Facilities on Queen West

CAMH Phase 1C, Infrastructure Ontario, Toronto, Stantec
October 3, 2017 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early this year it was announced that the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Infrastructure Ontario had selected a consortium to build "CAMH Phase 1C" as part of the 27-acre ... read more

New Residence Proposed on Ellesmere at U of T Scarborough

3300 Ellesmere Road, UTSC Student Residence, Kearns Mancini Architects, Toronto
October 3, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is responding to a growing demand for on-site student housing with a proposal submitted with the City late last month. The application seeks ... read more

Previewing Suites at Angil's One Wellington in Brantford

One Wellington, Angil Development Group, IBI Group, Brantford
October 3, 2017 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Growing enrolment at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford Campus is driving the need for new housing options in the Golden Horseshoe area city's Downtown. One project catering to this demand ... read more

Agincourt Strip Plazas Proposed for Towering Redevelopments

23 and 25 Glen Watford Drive, Shiu Pong, Kirkor, CXT, Toronto
October 3, 2017 1:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Just north of Sheppard Avenue in the Scarborough neighbourhood of Agincourt, a pair of adjacent single-storey strip plazas are proposed to be replaced by more intensive developments. The Dragon ... read more

Two 50-Storey Towers Reshaping Jarvis and Dundas Intersection

Grid Condos, CentreCourt, Page + Steele / IBI, Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta
October 3, 2017 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on the heels of the recent 42-storey Pace Condos at the southwest corner of Dundas and Jarvis, two new towers have begun their ascent above the transforming intersection. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 3, 2017

October 3, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto residents do not make enough money to thrive, report says; Downtown skating trail to open this winter; U of T app will capture transit-use data down to fine ... read more

Photo of the Day: Early Autumn Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, East York, Downtown, drone
October 3, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above Toronto's East York area for a southwest-facing view towards the Downtown skyline. Submitted to our Toronto Skyline thread by contributor Koolgreen, ... read more

Neighbouring Condos Ascending into Church-Wellesley Skyline

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Vox Condominiums, Cresford, Toronto
October 2, 2017 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village will soon be getting a large boost in residential density, as two new neighbouring condominium towers ascend over Wellesley between Yonge and Church. 50 at ... read more

Great Gulf to Develop the Mirvish + Gehry Project

October 2, 2017 1:24 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Great Gulf has announced that they will be the developers of the Mirvish+Gehry project planned for King Street just west of Toronto's Downtown core. read more

Auto Dealership Nearing Completion at Dundas and DVP

October 2, 2017 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new auto dealership is gearing up to open late this fall, soon to add to the growing presence of international auto brands along the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). Just south of Dundas on the east ... read more

Topping Off September 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off September 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
October 2, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up September 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Woodbine bike lanes here to stay despite controversy, councillor says; New stations of long-awaited TTC subway expansion integrate art ... read more

Photo of the Day: High-Rise Sunrise

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Bloor-Yorkville, sunrise
October 2, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunrise view over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Benito, this view was captured from an east-facing balcony on ... read more

Streetcars Make Their Return to Detroit After a 61 Year Absence

The QLine in Downtown Detroit
September 29, 2017 3:33 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
April 8, 1956 was the last day a streetcar ran on Woodward Ave in Detroit, Michigan. The city had a population of 1.8 million in 1950, and at one point had the second largest streetcar system in ... read more

Former Target to be Redeveloped in Cloverdale Mall Expansion

Cloverdale Mall Expansion, Target, Toronto, Etobicoke, East Mall
September 29, 2017 2:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke's Cloverdale Mall has been part of the Dundas and The East Mall area for over 6 decades, part of Canada's first wave of shopping centres. Originally built as an open-air plaza before ... read more

New Park Emerging Behind Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Toronto, Quadrangle, park, public realm
September 29, 2017 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is in full swing for a new public space in Toronto's King and Bathurst neighbourhood. With residents now moved in to Plaza's Musée, work has shifted to the construction of a ... read more

New Retirement Residence Taking Shape in Regent Park

The Sumach Chartwell, Daniels, Welltower, SvN Architects, Toronto, Regent Park
September 29, 2017 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Regent Park Revitalization has breathed new life into the area. Along with better affordable housing it has market housing, new recreational and cultural facilities, and new retail. Now, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory tweets in favour of Little Free Libraries; City on hook for $1.6 billion to fix crumbling public housing; Rob Ford Stadium?; and more news: John Tory tweets in favour ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, skyline
September 29, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day offers a view of Toronto's South Core skyline. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Waldo, this view shows Ten York Street adding to a view that already includes recent ... read more

Details Emerge For Major Redevelopment at Bloor & Dufferin

Bloor Dufferin, Capital, Metropia, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, Giannone Petricone
September 28, 2017 5:11 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Capital Developments and Metropia have submitted an application to the City of Toronto for their proposal to redevelop the lands on the southwest corner of Bloor and Dufferin Streets in the city's ... read more