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Below-Grade Floors Progressing at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
February 10, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Below-grade construction is progressing at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, with concrete and steel quickly working its way up to street level. The 58-storey Page + Steele ... read more

Initial Glimpse into The Future of Two Yonge Street Proposals

St. Charles Tavern, Fire Hall, Toronto, Yonge Street, Toronto Archives,
February 10, 2015 12:33 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In a city undergoing massive transformation like Toronto, old landmarks which have found a place in our civic minds are always subject to the winds of change. Yonge Street and its eclectic mix of ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Nanne de Ru of Powerhouse Company

Ryerson, Architecture, Nanne de Ru, Powerhouse Company
February 10, 2015 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson's 2014-2015 Architecture Lecture Series continues this week with a lecture titled The Good Life, led by Nanne de Ru, co-founder of Rotterdam-based architecture firm Powerhouse Company ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 8:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada’s big-city mayors lack leverage in pitch for more federal funding; What should TDSB do with underused properties?; Metrolinx starts shopping for electric trains; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Game Time

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Air Canada Centre, Raptors
February 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The banners hanging from the rafter in the Air Canada Centre give insight into Toronto's long-standing love affair with the sport of hockey. The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs remain one of the ... read more

A First Look at Plans for the 47-Storey 55 Eglinton East

55 Eglinton Avenue East, Kirkor Architects, State Building Group, Toronto
February 9, 2015 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment plans for 55 Eglinton Avenue East have been posted on the City of Toronto website coinciding with the release of the City's preliminary report on the rezoning application, and ... read more

Daniels Faculty of Architecture Fora Series: Architecture Inside Out

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Architecture Inside Out
February 9, 2015 3:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture is set to continue its ongoing 'Fora' series with an upcoming lecture on Thursday, February 12th at the Isabel Bader Theatre, titled @home: Architecture ... read more

Mississauga Transitway and GO Transit Terminal Progressing

GO transit, Mississauga, Square One, bus, transitway
February 9, 2015 1:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The City of Mississauga and Metrolinx are making progress on two bus-related transit projects in the city to the west of Toronto. The City of Mississauga is progressing work on the second phase of ... read more

Plaza's 30 Widmer to Feature Design by Quadrangle Architects

30 Widmer Street, 313 Adelaide, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
February 9, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's booming Entertainment District remains a hotbed of condominium construction activity, and new development proposals are filling in the last of the once plentiful gaps in the local urban ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Big-city mayors glad Tory, Toronto are back to lobby for federal funds; Waterfront Toronto’s ‘innovation centre’ plans unveiled; Majority of schools on TDSB hit list in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Warden Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Warden Station, subway
February 9, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Warden Station opened back in May of 1968, and served as the eastern terminus of the Bloor Danforth Line until Kennedy Station opened to the east in 1980. Located at the southeast corner ... read more

Design Revealed for Menkes' Waterfront Innovation Centre

Looking east at the proposed Waterfront Innovation Centre, image by Menkes
February 6, 2015 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Change is once again coming to the East Bayfront after Waterfront Toronto and Menkes Developments officially announced today the addition of a 350,000 square foot office complex. Located just ... read more

New Urbanist Town of Queensville Prepares for Construction

Queensville, new urbanism, east gwillimbury, toronto, sprawl
February 6, 2015 3:33 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The long planned, expanded town of Queensville is finally set for ground breaking. The new community that is to eventually house 30,000 people to the north of Newmarket is advancing to ... read more

The Bond's 'Connect and Capture' Photo Contest A Big Success

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto, Connect and Capture
February 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction continues on The Bond, developer Lifetime Developments has been celebrating the vibrancy and culture of Toronto's Entertainment District with a social media ... read more

Our First Glimpse at Hariri Pontarini's Design for 1 Eglinton East

1 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Davpart, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 6, 2015 2:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was only six weeks ago when we broke the news of a 68-storey proposal for the southeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton. The initial rezoning application was light on details, but the proposed ... read more

BILD Hosting Panel at The GTA Home + Reno Show February 14th

BILD, Toronto, GTA Home + Reno Show
February 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From February 13th through February 16th, Mississauga's International Centre will be transformed into a home-improvement mecca for the GTA Home + Reno Show. The show will bring together some ... read more

360 Degree Video Reveals Every Angle of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Projectcore, Gehry Partners
February 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The word "iconic" gets a lot of mileage in architecture discussions, being used to describe special buildings all over the world, large and small. Few buildings in a city, if any, should have this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada’s top mayors band together to push for better federal funding; During a pivotal year, Waterfront Toronto readies for change at the top; The hunt is on to fill ... read more

Photo of the Day: Offramp

Photo of the Day, York-Bay-Yonge offramp, Toronto
February 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The looping York-Bay-Yonge offramp from the Gardiner Expressway will be torn down and replaced by a shorter ramp to meet ground level at Simcoe Street in the next few years, greatly ... read more

The Finishing Touches: Touring the Canary District

The west face of Canary Park, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 5, 2015 7:36 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's newest neighbourhood is almost ready for its closeup as finishing touches are completed on the Canary District and Pan Am Village just east of Downtown. The West Don Lands neighbourhood ... read more