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Follow Construction of the Crosstown LRT with TBM Tracker

TBM tracker, Eglinton-Crosstown LRT
March 24, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT is an exciting development for transit users in this city, and thanks to a cool new tool on Google Maps, we can now keep tabs on the location of ... read more

Demolition Site becomes Excavation Pit for EY Tower on Adelaide

EY Tower, Richmond Adelaide III, Oxford, WZMH, Kohn Pedersen Fox
March 24, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District is seeing a profound transformation thanks to a continuing trend of large scale commercial developments. The most recent project to get underway is Oxford ... read more

Construction at INDX Condos Reaches Grade Downtown

INDX Condos, Lifetime, CentreCourt, Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 24, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we last checked in on Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' INDX Condos, a 54-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Melting snow creates problems on the road; Mayor Ford under fire yet again; Shedding some light on a misunderstood affordable housing alternative, and more news... Toronto's melting snow ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dupont

Photo of the Day, TTC
March 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compared to the rest of the world's major cities, Toronto's rapid transit network is very young. Cities like Paris, New York and London have systems dating back to the late 19th century, but here ... read more

Ontario Moves Forward with Six-Storey Wood-Frame Construction

Ontario Building Code, BILD, wood
March 21, 2014 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Government of Ontario announced yesterday that it will follow through on plans to amend the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to allow the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up ... read more

Construction Progressing on York University Subway Station

York University Subway Station, TTC Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension
March 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling work now complete on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension, focus has shifted to the construction of the line's six new subway stations. One of the busiest of the line's six ... read more

Triumph Developments Launches Howard Park Condos Phase Two

Howard Park Condos, Triumph Developments, Raw Design, Roncesvalles Village
March 21, 2014 2:42 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
We were first introduced to Howard Park Condos in late 2011 and saw demolition activity begin at its Roncesvalles Village site at the end of last summer. Since then Triumph Developments has ... read more

Heritage facade makes a move at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB Architects, Adamson Associates, ERA
March 21, 2014 12:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has been growing at a frenetic pace in recent years, and the growth continues with multiple office towers currently under construction in the area. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 8:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
BMO Field expansion sees support at City Hall; Mayor Ford comments on threatening rant video; a farewell to winter and more news... BMO Field upgrade endorsed by City council's executive ... read more

Photo of the Day: Alley Life

Photo of the Day, Aura
March 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some call it street art, others call it graffiti.  It is a polarizing topic and chances are that many reading this will have a formed opinion about its presence and prevalence downtown. ... read more

King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Plans Progress

Toronto Councillor Adam Vaughan answers questions. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
March 20, 2014 5:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Community members, planning staff and other interested stakeholders came together on March 18 at Metro Hall to discuss the draft recommendations of the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District ... read more

Target Location Announced for Harbour Plaza Development

Target Canada, Sun Life Financial Tower, Harbour Plaza Residences, One York
March 20, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rumours have been swirling for months now in the commercial real-estate world of a downtown location for big-box retailer Target. In an interview with the Toronto Star today, Tony ... read more

Update Unveiled for Park and Trail Plans at Ontario Place

Urban Park Waterfront Trail, Ontario Place, LANDinc, West 8, Waterfront Toronto
March 20, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On March 19 the Provincial Government, Waterfront Toronto and designers LANDinc and West 8 revealed updated design plans for a new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place at the project's ... read more

Alterra's Westwood Condominiums Seeing its Finishing Touches

Westwood Condominiums, Alterra Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
March 20, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have kept a very close eye on the growth of Alterra Group of Companies' Westwood Condominiums, a 6-storey Richmond Architects-designed boutique condominium development located in ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Growing View From The Eaton Centre

Throwback Thursday: The Growing View From The Eaton Centre
March 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Financial District has seen quite the transformation in the last few years, and in today's Throwback Thursday we can see some major changes have gone down in Canada's financial capital in only ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014 10:48 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Sarah Thompson enters the mayoral race; Hot Docs Turns 21; New developments in the Rob Ford drug scandal; and more news...  Target Canada to open downtown anchor store in 2016 at One York ... read more

Photo of the Day: Goodbye Winter

Photo of the Day, Aura
March 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have all noticed the mercury rising over the past week or two, and now we can finally say goodbye to winter (and hopefully the accompanying winter weather) as today marks 2014's Spring equinox ... read more

Preliminary Renderings Released for Revamped Plaza at the ROM

Welcome Project plaza and public realm
March 19, 2014 5:45 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This year the Royal Ontario Museum is celebrating its centennial. As part of the celebration, the ROM held an event this morning announcing several legacy projects to carry the museum into its ... read more

Advancing Green Building Innovation Through Design Charrettes

Sustainable Buildings Canada, Enbridge Gas Distribution
March 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There’s a wealth of resources available for anyone minded to go the route of sustainable building, including plenty of information, best practices, assessment tools, and precedents. Builders are ... read more