Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Building’s Maintenance

Window cleaning crews, image courtesy of Gold Standard
October 4, 2016 11:00 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Many of your competitors, clients, and business partners have outsourced their building’s maintenance. Are you considering following in their footsteps? Outsourcing has become a popular solution ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pedestrian challenges Tory to cross Queen and University without breaking the law; Four major changes to Canada’s housing rules; A Brief History of SmartTrack, so Far; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aqualina at Bayside

Aqualina at Bayside, image by Forum contributor kotsy
October 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new condominium project taking shape on Toronto's waterfront. Designed by Miami-based ... read more

U of T Celebrates Official Opening of the Jackman Law Building

Ribbon Cutting, Jackman Law Building, Grand Opening, University of Toronto
October 3, 2016 5:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Despite a rainy September 29, spirits at the University of Toronto were high, as the Faculty of Law celebrated the official grand opening of the Jackman Law Building. read more

Regent Park Phase Three Progressing with Mid-Rise Proposal

Regent Park, Block 17N, Wallman Architects, TCHC, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Phase Three of the highly touted Regent Park Revitalization Project is well underway, with ongoing demolition for the phase nearing to a close and proposals starting to pour in for the now-vacant ... read more

11th Annual Nuit Blanche Illuminates Toronto Streets

Nuit Blanche 2016, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The streets of Downtown Toronto came alive this past Saturday night and on into Sunday morning, with hordes of people calling an all-nighter to take in the sights and sounds of the 11th annual ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News From the UT Forum

October 3, 2016 1:07 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Autumn has finally settled into Toronto, and with this, comes many seasonal changes, along with various events and developments around the city. From new restaurants opening up, to condo ... read more

Touring LJM's Appleby Gardens Condos in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, image by Jack Landau
October 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On a rapidly-intensifying stretch of Appleby Line between Upper Middle Road and the QEW in Burlington, construction is now in the late-stages for LJM Developments' Appleby Gardens ... read more

Topping Off September 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Looking southeast at the redeveloped space, image courtesy of Manulife Real Esta
October 3, 2016 10:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up September 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC workers get ready to come out of the booth; Inside Deloitte’s 19-floor office; Toronto sign vandalized during Nuit Blanche; and more news: Why do public art ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sundown at The Spit

Sunset from the Leslie Street Spit, image by Forum contributor Razz
October 3, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Outer Harbour East Headland, more commonly referred to as the Leslie Street Spit, was originally constructed to increase commercial shipping capacity of the harbour. Started in 1950 ... read more

Demolition of Former Eglinton Station Bus Terminal Underway

Former Eglinton bus terminal, image by Jack Landau
September 30, 2016 5:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A relic from Eglinton Station's past days as the Yonge subway's original northern terminus, the station's earlier bus terminal has been slowly deteriorating since its replacement entered service ... read more

Seneca College Newnham Expanding with Perkins+Will Design

Centre for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Toronto, by Seneca
September 30, 2016 4:34 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
As one of Canada's largest college campuses, Seneca College's Newnham campus, located on Finch Avenue East at Highway 404, plays host to a student population that now numbers 29,500 (with 12,500 ... read more

Colourful New Albion District Library Taking Shape in Etobicoke

Cladding being installed at the Albion District Library
September 30, 2016 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of the Kipling and Albion intersection in north Etobicoke, a longstanding community institution is getting a much-needed remake. Immediately adjacent to the 1973-built Albion District ... read more

Etobicoke's Backyard Condos Advances with Site Plan Submission

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Toronto, by Vandyk Group of Companies, Kohn
September 30, 2016 2:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Replacing a former suburban retail plaza near the mouth of Toronto's Humber River, Vandyk's Backyard Neighbourhood Condos is adding modestly scaled mixed-use density to the Etobicoke corner of ... read more

New Dixon Hall Youth Centre Proposed in Regent Park

Dixon Hall Youth Centre, LGA, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto, Regent Park
September 30, 2016 11:45 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In an area of Toronto which was once starved for modern community facilities, Regent Park's ongoing renaissance has brought along with all the new homes some of the city's very best places for ... read more

Core Modern Homes Add Distinctive Presence on Eglinton East

View of the project captured from Walder Avenue, image by Jack Landau
September 30, 2016 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The optimism of mid-20th century Toronto is evident along Eglinton Avenue East between Yonge and Bayview, where Modernist apartment towers are juxtaposed against older, traditional single-family ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plan to develop Toronto’s Galleria mall raises ire of city councillors, residents; Builder in downtown development deal to sue city of Brampton; Housing providers, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cinesphere

Cinesphere at Ontario Place, image by @ThetaState via Flickr
September 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed in 1971 as part of the original Ontario Place, the Cinesphere is an important part of the closed park's architectural legacy. Built as the world's first permanent IMAX theatre, the ... read more

CityAge: Daniel Libeskind Preaches Density, Design, and Desire

Daniel Libeskind, image by Stefan Ruiz
September 29, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I really love Toronto," Daniel Libeskind tells me. "It's a beautiful city, and it's growing so quickly, and really becoming a global cultural centre. And the diversity is incredible," the ... read more