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ELAD's Dror Duchovny Talks Community-Building at Emerald City

August 1, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southeast corner of Don Mills and Sheppard in North York, Douglas Coupland's row of tall, brightly coloured "Four Seasons" sculptures announces the Emerald City community. Now becoming a ... read more

Tridel's Alter Growing Tall on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, Deltera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 1, 2017 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new pocket of density is emerging near the Toronto intersection of Church and Gerrard. As work wraps up on Menkes' 365 Church Condos at the northeast corner of Church and McGill, activity ... read more

Major Redevelopment Plans in the Works for Bayview Village

Bayview Village, bcIMC, Quadreal, Hariri Pontarini, DIALOG, Toronto
August 1, 2017 1:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application for Zoning Bylaw amendments and an Official Plan Amendment was submitted to the City of Toronto yesterday, to redevelop a significant portion of the parking lots at North York's ... read more

West Toronto Railpath Extension Inching Closer to Reality

West Toronto Railpath Extension, City of Toronto, Metrolinx, Toronto
August 1, 2017 1:11 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The West Toronto Railpath southeast extension is inching closer to reality, as a recent update on the City of Toronto's website details the progress that has been made, and the work to come. read more

Topping Off July 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 1, 2017 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up July 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto looking at how to make downtown living more pet-friendly; Who is the mystery artist building makeshift shrines at Leslie Spit?; Inside the new Broadview ... read more

Photo of the Day: 10 Minutes

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, long expsure, Port Lands
August 1, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Toronto skyline, captured from the Port Lands area. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Dustin William, this photo was exposed for a full 10 minutes, ... read more

Allied Restoring 1894-Built Office Building at 642 King West

642 King West, Allied Properties REIT, Sweeny &Co Architects, Toronto
July 31, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Allied Properties REIT's inventory of heritage structures in Toronto continues to expand. Acquired by Allied in 2016, a four-storey brick and beam office building at 642 King Street West, ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
July 31, 2017 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the three years and four months since Concert Properties celebrated ground breaking on their 88 Scott Street development, the 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI ... read more

Range of Cladding Coming to Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, Berkley, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Vaughan
July 31, 2017 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension now just a few months away, development activity is heating up around the line's new terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. One of ... read more

First Glimpse at Building Interiors for Vita Two On The Lake

Vita Two On The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
July 31, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As marketing for Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita Two on The Lake continues, new information continues to roll out regarding the Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Island Park opens its shores and doors after flooding; ‘I can see the cow!’ Now tourists want photos with stainless steel statue on stilts; Toronto craftsmen bring ... read more

Photo of the Day: Brick Grid

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Selby, MOD, Tricon, OP, bKL Architecture
July 31, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of MOD Developments, OP Trust, and Tricon Capital's The Selby, a new 50-storey, bKL Architecture-designed rental tower rising on ... read more

Richardsonian Romanesque Icon Reborn as Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Toronto, by Streetcar, Dream, ERA Architects, DesignAgency
July 28, 2017 4:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Easily outmuscling the recently shuttered Dangerous Dan's as a Queen and Broadview landmark, Toronto's former Jilly's strip club has been reintroduced to the urban fold as the new Broadview Hotel. ... read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 3:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

George Brown Planning Tall Wood Building on the Waterfront

George Brown College Waterfront Campus, The Arbour, Toronto
July 28, 2017 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
George Brown College (GBC) officially opened their 380,000 ft² Waterfront Campus' first phase—now known as the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences—just shy of five years ... read more

Daniels Celebrates 20 Years Working with Habitat for Humanity

The Hassan family with Daniels's Vice President, Don Pugh and Executive Vice Pre
July 28, 2017 2:12 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity GTA and The Daniels Corporation celebrated 20 years of working together to provide affordable homeownership for those in need. Private developer ... read more

Smart House Blushing a bit Red as it nears its Final Height

Smart House, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 28, 2017 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly four months since we last covered the construction of Urban Capital and Malibu Investments' Smart House, a 25-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Manulife Centre's Concrete Making Way for Glassy Addition

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon
July 28, 2017 10:20 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
At the southeast corner of Bay and Bloor, and across much of the block, work has been progressing over the past few weeks on the Manulife Centre's Podium and Streetscape Revitalization. Since ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say; After massive effort, Toronto Island ready to re-open; How tall buildings in the burbs are killing our ... read more