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Hot Docs 2017: Wrapped for Another Year, Awards Announced

May 8, 2017 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Hot Docs has come and gone for another year. The 2017 edition of the event featured 228 films from across the planet, and we hope you had a chance to see at least some of the ones that interested ... read more

Pumps Keep Excavation Pit Dry for Lakeside Tower at Pier 27

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
May 8, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the roughly three months since our last visit to Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, crews from TMG Builders and Progreen Demolition ... read more

Final Release of Suites Announced for The Winthorpe Modern

Winthorpe Modern, Toronto, by Kingston Beach Inc., George Popper Architect
May 8, 2017 2:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On either side of the scenic Glen Stewart Park, Toronto's established Upper Beaches neighbourhood is gradually taking on greater density, as a wave of mid-rise projects bring new multi-unit ... read more

CanAlfa Advancing New Liberty Village Residential Projects

Liberty Central, 39 East Liberty, CanAlfa, IBI Group, Toronto
May 8, 2017 1:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The once heavily-industrialized Liberty Village area of Toronto has come a long way since being re-established as a creative industries and residential enclave at the start of the 2000s. With a ... read more

Toronto Issues RFP for Smart Traffic Signals

May 8, 2017 11:07 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On April 27th the City of Toronto issued an RFP for an Adaptive Traffic Signal Solution, commonly referred to as Smart Signals. The RFP is intended to provide a 30-intersection pilot project in ... read more

Previewing Amenities at Ottawa's Mixed-Use Arthaus Residences

Fitness Center at Arthaus, image courtesy of DevMcGill
May 8, 2017 10:15 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
For a while, we have been keeping up with DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court located northeast of Toronto, in the downtown area of Ottawa. Designed by Toronto-based KPMB ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will a ‘city within a city’ at Woodbine ever happen?; Thousands of sites for homes sit shovel-ready in Toronto area; How condo flippers are making a killing in Toronto's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunset, Lake Ontario
May 8, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a drone-captured view of the Toronto skyline at sunset. Shot from above Ashbridges Bay Park and submitted to our Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this view is ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 1: The Planning Framework Evolves

Port Lands Planning Framework, Waterfront Toronto, Toronto, Port Lands
May 5, 2017 6:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It's the next great frontier of development, yet instead of cowboys and tumbleweed, you will likely only find brownfield sites and industrial complexes in Toronto's sprawling Port Lands. As ... read more

Trio of Wellington Street Proposals Face Vocal Public Scrutiny

Aerial view of the three sites, showing 504 (orange), 488 (teal), and 474 (red),
May 5, 2017 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bookended by a pair of parks, the stretch of Wellington Street between Spadina and Portland has suddenly become one of Downtown Toronto's most frenetically active development hubs. Still ... read more

UofT: Engineering and Entrepreneurship Hub Rises on St. George

U of T, Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Toronto
May 5, 2017 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the University of Toronto's Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship has yielded much progress in the early months of 2017, with the complex now a ... read more

Excavation Progressing for Brookdale on Avenue Road

Brookdale on Avenue, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Fortress, RAW, Toronto
May 5, 2017 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was the dead of Winter when we last checked in on the construction progress of Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, and Fortress Real Developments' Brookdale on ... read more

Tower Residences at Waterview Launching This Summer

Waterview Condominiums, Tower Residences, LJM, Icon Architects, Grimsby
May 5, 2017 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Touted as Grimsby's tallest condominium development, the first phase of LJM Developments' Waterview Condominiums will soon be joined by an even taller second building of ... read more

Toronto City Council Advances Wave of Downtown Developments

Mirvish Village, Toronto, Westbank Corp, ERA and Henriquez Partners Architects
May 5, 2017 10:10 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
In last week's Toronto City Council meeting, the City moved to advance a number of high-profie projects acorss the Downtown core. The approved projects include prominent high-rise developments ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Let's all get along: How to repair strained Wynne-Tory relationship; Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions will create more walkable and transit-focused ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and John

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Entertainment District, King, John
May 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the King and John intersection in Toronto's Entertainment District. Captured from the upper levels of the under-construction Bisha Hotel and ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Shadowman, Integral Man

Richard Hambleton's shadowmen became ubiquitous in New York in the 1980s
May 4, 2017 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following on White Walls Say Nothing, which opens up the extraordinary graffiti scene in Buenos Aires (you'll want to plan a visit to the Argentine capital after seeing it), Hot Docs has another ... read more

Henning Larsen Team Wins Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke, Toronto, Adamson Associates/Henning Larsen/PM
May 4, 2017 4:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Today, Build Toronto announced that the team of Henning Larsen, Adamson Associates, and PMA Landscape Architects has won the competition to design the new Etobicoke Civic Centre. read more

Major New Project Marks Greenland Canada's 3rd Anniversary

The "hero rendering" of the design concept for Greenland's next project, origina
May 4, 2017 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Greenland Group Canada celebrated its third anniversary last night in the cavernous space of the former FedEx warehouse at Sherbourne and Lake Shore in Toronto's transforming East Bayfront ... read more

Queens Quay Office Complex Taking Shape at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, RAW, Rafael + Bigauskas, Toronto
May 4, 2017 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two years after the demolition of the Guvernment nightclub at Queens Quay and Jarvis, the former footprint of the waterfront entertainment facility is abuzz with construction activity as work ... read more