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Inside the Hearn: Previewing Luminato's Massive Makeover

The turbine hall, Hearn, Luminato, Marcus Mitanis
June 10, 2016 5:23 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It's a symbol of the disappearing industrial presence on Toronto's waterfront. It's a relic of the past and a building of behemoth scale that's sat idle on a piece of land that's similarly been ... read more

Freed Proposes Massive Multi-Tower Development in Mimico

Grand Park Village, Freed, architectsAlliance, Toronto, Mimico
June 10, 2016 4:19 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this week, a major proposal from Freed Developments was submitted to the City of Toronto for a multi-property site at 10 Audley Street near Mimico GO Station in the Toronto suburb of ... read more

Sail Condos Hosting "Meet the Expert" with Architect Keith Loffler

Sail Condos, Toronto, by Opearl Developments, Loffler McAlpine Architects
June 10, 2016 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, June 18th's "Meet the Expert" event has been postponed until further notice.  *** Launched late last year, Opearl Developments' Sail Condos is ... read more

New Low-Rise Retail Buildings Proposed on Yorkville Avenue

First Capital Holdings, 106-108 Yorkville, Audax Architecture, Toronto
June 10, 2016 1:44 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In the midst of a high-rise boom in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area, a more modestly scaled proposal has been put forward by First Capital Realty to construct two low-rise commercial buildings ... read more

University Towns Brings Townhouse Student Housing to Oshawa

University Towns, Oshawa, by Podium Developments, Building Capital
June 10, 2016 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Despite its comparatively low urban densities, the City of Oshawa is introducing new models of compact student housing to the GTA. Sold out after just two weeks of sales, Podium Developments and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council passes scaled back bike plan; How co-housing designs community into developments; Feds beef up ecological protection for Toronto’s Rouge park with farm ... read more

Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Quay

Photo of the Day, Maple Leaf Quay, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a detail shot of the revitalization of the Maple Leaf Quay apartment complex in Toronto's Harbourfront area. Submitted to the project's Forum ... read more

Design Evolving for 40-storey Rental at Dundas and Aukland

Dundas & Aukland, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Main and Main, Toronto
June 9, 2016 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans for a large-scale rental and retail development in Toronto's Six Points area are evolving, as developer Main and Main apply for Site Plan Control. Now known under the working title of Dundas ... read more

Cladding Installation Progressing at Bartholomew Condos

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 9, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the weeks since we last checked in on The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew, substantial progress has been made on the Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium and townhome ... read more

Videos Highlight Interiors at Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
June 9, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Dupont, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is bringing 9 storeys of luxury living to Toronto's Avenue Road. Over the last few months, we've explored the project's design and customizable ... read more

Cement Plant Site Part of The Junction's Transformation

43 Junction Road, Cusimano Architect, Toronto
June 9, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Named for the local convergence of railway lines, "The Junction" was historically a working class neighbourhood of Toronto fuelled by the industries that located next to the rails. Discovery by ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto City Hall Observation Deck

Throwback Thursday, City Hall Observation Deck, Toronto
June 9, 2016 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has had a long history of opening and closing publicly accessible observation decks. Among the many viewing decks that declined in popularity after the CN Tower's 1976 opening, the City ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Audit shows Pan Am Games cost Ontario $304-million more than planned; Mississauga’s ‘once in a century’ plan to remake itself; CMHC says the annual pace of housing starts ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Over Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, storm, Humber Bay Park
June 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Humber Bay Park on Etobicoke's waterfront. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ~EvidencE~, this dramatic shot captures a ... read more

City of Toronto Moves to Build New Street in Liberty Village

The preliminary urban design concept (east side) included in the City Staff Repo
June 8, 2016 5:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Thirty years ago, the post-industrial Liberty Village area hardly seemed poised to become a high-rise residential community. Throughout the 1970s and 80s, "commercial and industrial tenants left ... read more

Previewing the Floorplans for Tridel's BLOORVISTA Condos

BLOORVISTA at Islington Terrace, Toronto, by Tridel, Kirkor
June 8, 2016 4:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent years, Toronto's central Etobicoke area has become a hub of high-rise construction. All within walking distance of either Kipling or Islington subway stations, the Bloor corridor is ... read more

Canary Park Condos Offer Residents Enticing Amenity Spaces

Canary Park Condominiums, Toronto, DundeeKilmer, West Don Lands
June 8, 2016 1:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents continue to replace construction workers as retail units begin to open their doors in and athletes' housing is converted into condominium suites in Toronto's West Don Lands community. ... read more

Touring Regent Park's Remarkable New Community Centre

Regent Park Community Centre, Toronto, by City of Toronto, CS&P
June 8, 2016 12:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Moving from the Regent Park Community Centre's north entrance, the spine of the new facility runs through the building "like an indoor street." That's how architect Susan Spencer Lewin describes ... read more

Scale Model Highlights Inviting Public Realm at Central Park Ajax

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects, Myles Burke
June 8, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rising Toronto home prices continue to foster new investment potential in surrounding municipalities such as Ajax, where increased GO Transit service is improving connectivity with the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towering condo complex a step closer to reality along Bloor Street in Toronto; Bombardier delays put a dent in TTC finances; Flawed Scarborough subway numbers could cost ... read more