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Just Another D(el)ay: Updating Toronto's New Streetcar Saga

LFLRV #4446 makes its way down from Thunder Bay
September 28, 2017 4:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The saga of Toronto's new streetcars keeps moving along (slowly, albeit). When the TTC placed the order in 2009, it specified that Bombardier Inc would deliver 204 Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles ... read more

Rental Infill Proposed for Rexdale Tower-in-the-Park Site

41 Garfella Drive, Toronto, Ibrans Investments, Mataj Architects
September 28, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite still being a few more years before the planned Finch West LRT brings improved transit to northwestern Toronto, the first signs of anticipatory intensification are springing up in ... read more

Crane in Place, Below Grade Work Begins on 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, Madison, State Building Group, Richmond Architects
September 28, 2017 12:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is heating up at the site of 609 Avenue Road by the State Building Group and Madison Homes, where a new 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed condo ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Regent Park

Throwback Thursday, Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto
September 28, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over a decade into the Regent Park revitalization, the Toronto neighbourhood is swapping its hostile-to-the-street feel for newly street-friendly developments, replacing the maze-like network of ... read more

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

September 28, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford Memorial Stadium? Doug Ford wants it, John Tory backs it; What people think about the city’s proposal to build Rail Deck Park; TTC Budget Woes Deepen; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, office towers, TD, CIBC
September 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Financial District at night. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, this view faces down towards the King and Bay intersection ... read more

Avenue Road's North End Home to Growing Mid-Rise Density

Avenue & Park, Stafford, 1717 Avenue, Brookdale, mid-rise condos, Toronto
September 27, 2017 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The stretch of Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Wilson Avenue serves as the main commercial street for Toronto’s Bedford Park, Ledbury Park, Nortown, and Cricket Club neighbourhoods. ... read more

Distinctive Curves Apparent as Aquavista at Bayside Takes Shape

Aquavista at Bayside, Toronto, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Kirkor
September 27, 2017 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel and Hines' 5.3 hectare (13 acre) Bayside community is well underway on Toronto's waterfront, with first phase Aqualina now wrapping up, second phase Aquavista deep ... read more

Teeple-Designed Condo Proposed on Queensway East of Islington

859 The Queensway, Toronto, First Avenue, Latch, Teeple Architects
September 27, 2017 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queensway in Etobicoke has been undergoing a slow but steady renewal in recent years, with recent additions like Hive Lofts and Qube Condos setting the stage for upcoming and future ... read more

Crane Removed and Cladding Progressing at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Toronto, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Urban, Kirkor, St. Clair
September 27, 2017 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The newest mid-rise development along Toronto's St. Clair Avenue just west of Avenue Road is now topped out and partially clad, as construction brings Madison Homes and Fieldgate ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Arts and culture hub 401 Richmond getting property tax relief; City, developer lay out competing visions for downtown’s largest undeveloped space; Toronto real estate ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
September 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's 2006-built Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, located at the southeast corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue. ... read more

Ryerson Architecture: Heather Dubbeldam on Sustainability

Heather Dubbeldam, image courtesy of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
September 26, 2017 5:18 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Ryerson Architecture's 2017-2018 lecture series kicks off this Thursday with Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam speaking on 'The Next Green: Innovation in Sustainability Through Design'. The ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Reserve Properties' Rise Condos

Rise Condos, Reserve Properties, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
September 26, 2017 3:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The last several months of construction activity have brought about plenty of progress at the site of Reserve Properties' Rise Condos, a 23-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Projecting Amenity Deck Emerging above Yonge and Eglinton

E Condos, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan
September 26, 2017 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos, a new Rosario Varacalli-designed mixed-use complex taking shape at Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton ... read more

Exterior Expression Coming Together at 101 Erskine

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P, Toronto
September 26, 2017 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the recent topping out of Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos, the new 32-storey CS&P Architects-designed condominium tower continues to make its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
More than $2 billion in capital projects unfunded; Ontario pledges $1M investment in bike parking at province's tourist attractions; Markham's cow statue on stilts to get ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Kip District

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Kip District, Concert Properties, Etobicoke
September 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Dundas Street West in Etobicoke, near Kipling subway station, for a view of a new development under construction. Captured via drone by Forum contributor ... read more

Lotus Condos Rises Above Bayview Station on Sheppard

Lotus Condos, Chestnut Hill, Fortress RDI, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
September 25, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the just over 9 months since we last visited the North York site of Chestnut Hill Developments and Fortress Real Developments' Lotus Condos, plenty of work has been ... read more

Hot-Button Midtown Proposal Scaled Back with Resubmission

71 Redpath, Toronto, Benvenuto, Malen, NEUF, SMV, DTAH
September 25, 2017 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge-Eglinton area is bursting at the seams with new development as the neighbourhood gears up for the 2021 opening of the Crosstown LRT. Among the many projects currently working their ... read more