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Union Station: Big Changes Are Coming

December 13, 2018 4:56 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Big changes are coming to Union Station. In a short interview after Metrolinx’s December 7 board meeting, Phil Verster said that the station’s platforms will need to be substantially rebuilt to ... read more

50 Broadway Design Tweaked Following City Feedback

Frastell Property Management, Martin Simmons Architects
December 13, 2018 4:24 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Following feedback from various City departments, Frastell Property Management has resubmitted their plans to develop an infill rental tower near Yonge and Eglinton in Midtown Toronto. Originally ... read more

7-Storey Infill Condo Proposed Near Yonge and Sheppard

Nahid on Sheppard, Options Development, Toronto
December 13, 2018 12:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application has been submitted to the City of Toronto to seek rezoning, an Official Plan amendment, and Site Plan Approval for a 7-storey condominium building at 110 Sheppard Avenue West. Known ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Eau du Soleil Condos

Throwback Thursday, Eau du Soleil Condos, Toronto
December 13, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back just 15 months for a view of the Eau du Soleil condo development in Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community. Back in August of 2017, podium levels were ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018 8:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Rock star’ Brad Ross leaves the TTC proud, personable; The Bloor Street Viaduct; How many Torontonians does it take to open a daycare?; and more news: ‘Rock star’ Brad ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
December 13, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto captured from above Corktown Common in the West Don Lands. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this drone-captured view shows the city ... read more

Skål! The Great Danish Invasion of Toronto's Architecture

3XN Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2018 4:52 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto, by many standards, has burst onto the world stage as a global city. Often cited as one of the most livable cities on the globe, Toronto's success is evident in its economic prosperity, ... read more

Ambitious Chelsea Green Project Resubmitted for Rezoning

Chelsea Green, Great Eagle, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 12, 2018 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The site of Canada's largest hotel, the Eaton Chelsea at Yonge and Gerrard in Downtown Toronto, is primed to be redeveloped into one of Canada's tallest buildings. Hotel owner Great Eagle ... read more

Construction Coming Soon at Plaza's Theatre District

Theatre District Residence, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
December 12, 2018 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District will soon get another pair of towers, Plaza's Theatre District Residence. After brisk sales of suites in both Quadrangle-designed towers—the 49-storey south tower ... read more

Daniels' The Wyatt Tops Out at 27 Storeys in Regent Park

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB, IBI Group, Toronto
December 12, 2018 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's been roughly seven weeks since we last checked in on The Daniels Corporation’s The Wyatt, a new 27-storey market condominium development in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
10 things you don’t know about the Bloor St. Viaduct as it turns 100; Council powerless to stop provincial takeover of TTC subway system, confidential city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Riverside Square

Photo of the Day, Riverside Square, Toronto, Streetcar, RAW
December 12, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Riverside Square project under construction on the east bank of Toronto's Don River. The first phase of the mixed-use development ... read more

Ontario Government Considers Uploading TTC Subways

December 11, 2018 4:22 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Toronto’s ever twisting transit saga has seen numerous shocks, but few are larger than the ever-growing possibility that the TTC will be partially or entirely taken over by the provincial ... read more

Guest Column: Sobering Thoughts for the Holidays

Guest Column: Sobering Thoughts for the Holidays
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

GTAA, Metrolinx Working Together on Pearson Transit Plan

Toronto Pearson International Airport Transit Terminal
December 11, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Here's a pop quiz for regular UrbanToronto readers: What is Canada's second-largest employment zone? If you guessed downtown Montreal or Vancouver, you haven't been paying enough careful attention. read more

Massive Pit Forms at Sugar Wharf Condos Site

Sugar Wharf Condos, 100 Queens Quay, Menkes, Toronto
December 11, 2018 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The leading edge of a high-rise development tidal wave is already breaking on the eastern shores of Toronto Harbour. Massive pits carved into the post-industrial landscape mark the locations where ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province kicks in $30 million for Massey Hall ‘revitalization’ project; Council should strike new transit funding agreement as part of upload talks, city manager says; Real ... read more

Photo of the Day: Etobicoke to Downtown

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Gardiner Expressway
December 11, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Gardiner Expressway, looking east from Etobicoke to Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this skyline view is framed by ... read more

Docs Hint at Massive Scarborough Town Centre Redevelopment

Scarborough Town Centre, Oxford, Quadrangle, ABBARCH, Urban Strategies, Toronto
December 10, 2018 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
There is a growing list of developments across the city that can be directly attributed to the provision of higher-order transit, but if all goes according to plan, one project in the heart of ... read more

Metrolinx Plans to Partner with Developers for TOD Projects

December 10, 2018 3:26 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx announced a new plan to cooperate with private developers to help finance construction of new transit infrastructure with profits from adjacent commercial and residential ... read more