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Editorial: Ford Subverting Democratic Process in Toronto

Toronto 2014-2018 wards, populations compared to average, image by Sean Marshall
July 30, 2018 5:11 pm | by Alex Mather | Comments
July 27, 2018 was a dark day for democracy in Toronto. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s stunning decision to slash the size of Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 councillors with the Fall 2018 ... read more

Construction Progressing for Lash Group's ME Living Condos

ME Living Condos, Lash Group, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
July 30, 2018 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The initial phases of Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos are progressing at the Markham (M) and Ellesmere (E) intersection in Scarborough for which it is named. ... read more

First Bridge Span Installed at Garrison Crossing

Garrison Crossing, Fort York Pedestrian Cycle Bridge, Toronto
July 30, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone passing by Toronto's Fort York area in recent weeks may have noticed a 600-tonne crawler crane looming over the wedge of land north of the fort. This massive machine was a key player this ... read more

Construction Reaches Grade for Canary Block Condos

July 30, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over eight months since we reported on the start of construction for DundeeKilmer's Canary Block Condos, a 12-storey, KPMB Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC official raised red flags about Bombardier streetcar quality control; Toronto should take province to court over Ford’s plan to slash city council, David Miller ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York and Ice Condos

Ten York, Ice Condominiums, Toronto, Photo of the Day
July 30, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us via Forum contributor skycandy, showing a view of new towers in Toronto's South Core. Captured from Canoe restaurant in the TD Centre, this view focuses ... read more

TOcore: The Transformative Vision for the Future of Downtown

TOcore, Downtown, Toronto
July 27, 2018 5:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Late in the evening of May 23, 2018, Toronto City Council voted and approved by a wide majority a rather hefty planning document, officially setting into motion what could be one of the most ... read more

Innovation Brings Sustainability to Hamilton's Mohawk College

The Joyce Centre For Partnership & Innovation, B+H, McCallum Sathers
July 27, 2018 3:52 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
The city of Hamilton, Ontario has been a hotbed of transformation over the past few years. The city’s historical legacy as an industrial centre persists to this day, yet it's adapting for the ... read more

Menkes Signs Anchor Tenant for Waterfront Innovation Centre

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Menkes, Sweeny &Co, Toronto
July 27, 2018 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Menkes Developments’ Waterfront Innovation Centre is one step closer to the start of construction in Toronto’s East Bayfront following an announcement that the new commercial development has ... read more

Guest Column: How Is Commercial Real Estate Priced Today?

Guest Column: How Is Real Estate Priced Today?
July 27, 2018 1:28 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

One Front: Rental Towers, Retail, Hotel, Proposed For Toronto's Dominion Public Building

One Front, Toronto, designed by architectsAlliance for Larco Investments
July 27, 2018 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A skyline-altering proposal has been tabled for the heritage Dominion Public Building at 1 Front Street West in Downtown Toronto. Applications for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford to slash Toronto council by almost half ahead of fall election; TTC installing gates to block drivers from entering the Queens Quay tunnel; Toronto has lots of room to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Marina Views

Toronto, Photo of the Day, Bluffer's Park, Scaroborough
July 27, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor skycandy, showing a drone-captured view of the Toronto skyline and the Bluffer’s Park Marina. This view faces west over the marina and ... read more

Resubmitted Plans Reveal Redesign for The Waverley

The Waverley, 484 Spadina, Fitzrovia, Kirkor Architects
July 26, 2018 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new application for Site Plan Approval submitted earlier this week brings design changes for The Waverley, a new 15-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed rental tower set to replace ... read more

Plans Resubmitted for CentreCourt's 859 Eglinton West

859 Eglinton West, Quadrangle, CentreCourt
July 26, 2018 4:09 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
In August of 2016, a Quadrangle designed proposal was submitted to the City of Toronto seeking to redevelop a split-level suburban style plaza at the southwest corner of Bathurst and Eglinton. The ... read more

Scale Model Offers Preview of Vita Two On The Lake

Vita Two on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects
July 26, 2018 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is already well underway at the site of Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group’s Vita On The Lake in Toronto’s Humber Bay Shores community, and a second phase is just ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bremner Boulevard

Throwback Thursday, Bremner Boulevard, South Core, Toronto
July 26, 2018 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a few short years, the area of Toronto south of Union Station has witnessed substantial growth. Now known as the South Core in recognition of the area's southward extension of the Financial ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Warnings over Tory’s push for more mayoral power; Blayne Lastman, Mel’s son, decides he won’t run for mayor of Toronto; Eglinton-Lawrence Coun. Josh Colle won't seek ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monde Condos

Monde Condominiums, Toronto, Photo of the Day
July 26, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us via Forum contributor skycandy. The northeast facing image looks over Toronto Harbour towards the East Bayfront neighbourhood and the recently topped-out ... read more

Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station Condos Tops Out at 37 Storeys

50 at Wellesley Station, Toronto, Quadrangle, Plaza
July 25, 2018 4:49 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was late 2017 when we last checked in on the construction of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station, a 37-storey Quadrangle designed condominium tower on Wellesley Street East, ... read more