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Photo of the Day: Gardiner from CityPlace

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, CityPlace
June 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from a condominium unit in Toronto's CityPlace community. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, this ... read more

Construction Peeks Above Grade at Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne, Toronto, by Freed, Carterra Private Equities, architectsAlliance
June 13, 2016 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over a year and a half into construction, Freed and Carttera's Sixty Colborne Condos is now emerging above grade at the Downtown Toronto intersection of Church and King Streets. With the 25-storey ... read more

Great Gulf Celebrates World's First Certified Active House

The world's first certified Active House, Great Gulf, superkül, Marcus Mitanis
June 13, 2016 4:11 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A concept that originated in Denmark—the Active House—has been unveiled in Etobicoke by Great Gulf, in this case the world's first to be certified as such. Active Houses focus on ... read more

East End of Mississauga's Bus Transitway Progressing

Etobicoke Creek Transitway station
June 13, 2016 3:15 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway, a $259m dedicated 18km bus-only roadway through the city west of Toronto continues to build towards its completion in Spring 2017. Twelve kilometers of the ... read more

47-Storey Charles Street Condo Recommended For Approval

The Manhattan, Toronto, by Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Architects
June 13, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2014, a 52-storey condo tower was proposed for Toronto's 68 Charles Street East, rising above a cluster of heritage buildings that sit on the northwest corner of Church and Charles. While ... read more

Ten Year Bike Lane Plan Passed but Corridor Studies on Hold

Downtown ten year cycle plan
June 13, 2016 11:00 am | by David Brake | Comments
Both the city council and the province announced improved funding for Toronto cyclists last week read more

Mid-Rise Proposal Tabled for 4569 Kingston Road in Scarborough

4569 Kingston Road, Toronto, Scarborough, Onespace Unlimited
June 13, 2016 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal to redevelop a two-storey house-turned-commercial structure and surrounding parking lot at 4569 Kingston Road, a short distance east of Morningside Avenue in Scarborough, has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx wrestles with what fare is fair; Luminato Festival's Ultimate Fun Factory; Toronto takes a hard look at how people are using its public spaces; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban and Rural

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Burlington
June 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a dramatic contrast between rural land uses and the big city. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, this telephoto-aided view ... read more

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