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Waterfront Toronto to Present City Building Talks at in/future

Cinesphere at Ontario Place, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 15, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In covering a wide breadth of topics ranging from high-rise development to public art, UrbanToronto's editorial scope covers the varied components that fall under the rubric of city building. This ... read more

Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Launches to the Public Sept 24

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
September 15, 2016 2:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a period of registration and advance sales events, developer Aragon is gearing up for the upcoming public launch of their Eighty One Wellesley project in Toronto's ... read more

Daniels Reveals Amenity Spaces at 'The Wyatt' in Regent Park

Southwest view of The Wyatt, image courtesy of The Daniels Corporation
September 15, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Marketing is now gearing up for the latest market condominium development planned for Toronto's re-imagined Regent Park Community, promising new residential density and retail opportunities in the ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFQs for Two Transit Expansion Projects

September 15, 2016 12:21 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Metrolinx, in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, has released two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) relating to the construction of new projects that form part of the ongoing electrification ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide East

View of the Bay Adelaide Centre's east tower from Frederick and Adelaide, 2014,
September 15, 2016 10:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto's ongoing development boom has seen more condos go up than anything else, it has included a fair share of office developments. The new office space growth is being fuelled in part by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental bidding wars heating up in Toronto's hot market; Put parking lot money toward transit, Toronto’s business lobby says; TTC still has 'big ticket items' to address ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening Skyline

Evening view of the Toronto skyline, image by Lori Whelan via Flickr
September 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows the growing impact of a major condominium development under construction in Downtown Toronto. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, ... read more

Funding Announced for Port Lands Flood Protection and 40 Other Water-Related Projects

Tory, Chiarelli, Sohi, and Fleissig, image by Jack Landau
September 14, 2016 4:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of a $1.1 billion bilateral agreement, the Federal and Ontario Provincial governments have announced $99 million funding for 41 projects that will improve clean water and wastewater ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Shine Light on Midtown in Focus

Aerial view of the Yonge-Eglinton area, image by Jack Landau
September 14, 2016 3:30 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
As Toronto's population continues to burgeon and diverse neighbourhoods undergo rapid urban development, City Planning has recognized the importance of participatory studies, public process, and ... read more

Nuit Blanche Art Installation Calls for Participants

nuit blanche 2016, asalto toronto 2016, daniel canogar
September 14, 2016 1:35 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto's contemporary art spectacle Nuit Blanche is just around the corner, and artists and residents alike are gearing up for the much-anticipated weekend. With 90 projects united under four ... read more

20th Kilbourn Lecture to Explore Toronto's Industrial Roots

Professor Steven High
September 14, 2016 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As large tracts of brownfields and post-industrial landscapes are being re-imagined, cleaned up, and transformed into new communities, Heritage Toronto aims to open up a dialogue on our city's ... read more

LJM's Waterview Condominiums Progressing in Grimsby

East-facing view of Waterview Condominiums, image by Amanda Alkhani
September 14, 2016 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over 50 kilometres southwest of Toronto's bustling central waterfront as the crow flies, competitive pricing and picturesque views are drawing condominium buyers to Grimsby, where a number of ... read more

Explainer: Greywater

Greywater before treatment (left) compared to purified greywater (right), image
September 14, 2016 9:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' tackles the topic of greywater, or sullage, which refers to most of the wastewater generated by all of us over the course of a normal day. While the generation of greywater ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC plan to remove bus stops on Sheppard Avenue leaves riders stranded; Unofficial count shows bike lanes on Bloor are boosting ridership; Toronto sees spike in house ... read more

Photo of the Day: Changing View

88 Scott Street rising into the Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor Razz
September 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor Razz, who frequently shares views from a condominium unit in Toronto's Distillery District. Over the past few years we have witnessed ... read more

Three-Tower Mixed-Use Development Tabled for 3450 Dufferin

3450 Dufferin Street, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto
September 13, 2016 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major intensification has been proposed for a large site at 3450 Dufferin Street, located opposite Dufferin Street from Yorkdale Shopping Centre, just south of Highway 401. Currently occupied by ... read more

Inclusionary Zoning Debate Continues as City Opposes Bill 204

September 13, 2016 4:50 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto’s affordable housing crisis is no secret. The number of families on waiting lists for subsidized housing increased by 1.6 per cent this year, the average home price increased by 18 per ... read more

SMV Design Brings Mid-Rise Luxury to Avenue Road

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
September 13, 2016 3:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Overlooking Robertson Davies Park, the site of Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is part of a typologically varied stretch of Toronto's Avenue Road. With the breakaway 'Republic of Rathnelly' to its ... read more

Vita on the Lake to Offer Wide Range of Unit Layouts

Southeast view of Vita on the Lake, image courtesy of Mattamy/Biddington
September 13, 2016 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid urban renewal of South Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores community is showing no signs of stopping, with marketing now well underway for Mattamy Homes and Biddington ... read more

SMASHED: Charity Table Tennis Tournament Returns Sept. 30

SMASHED, by Lifetime Developments, Zancor Homes
September 13, 2016 11:10 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
On Friday, September 30th, Lifetime Developments and Zancor Homes' annual Smashed Ping Pong event returns for its 5th year. This year, UrbanToronto joins the event as a sponsor, partnering with a ... read more