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North York Townhouse Complex Set to Replace Industrial Plaza

May 4, 2017 12:08 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Housing is a hot topic in Toronto and the GTHA, and the difference between supply and demand is a topic of great debate. While new suburban developments are increasing in density, taking up the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Gould Street

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Gould Street, 10 Dundas East, Empress Hotel
May 4, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our weekly Throwback Thursday feature generally presents changes to Toronto's cityscapes under a more positive lens, though this week's edition shows that not every change to our built form is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto real estate report says foreign buyers are not a problem — so why are we taxing them?; First look at plans for massive redevelopment near Dufferin ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monde on the Rise

Photo of the Day, Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since forming of the podium levels wrapped up earlier this year, Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums has been steadily rising towards a 44-storey final height in Toronto's ... read more

More High-Rise Infill Proposed for Midtown's Broadway Avenue

75 Broadway Avenue by WZMH Architects for Timbercreek Communities, Toronto
May 3, 2017 4:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Adding to the steady pace of development plans proposed within Toronto's infill capital, Yonge and Eglinton, another application brought forth by Timbercreek Communities has been submitted to the ... read more

First Signs of Housing Market Cooldown as Inventory Plummets

TREB market report, Urbanation, housing market, GTA, Toronto
May 3, 2017 3:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Shortly after the Provincial government's introduction of the Fair Housing Plan for Ontario, a new report from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is showing the first signs of a ... read more

Demolition Underway for Tridel's Form Condos on McCaul Street

May 3, 2017 1:50 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
In recent weeks, preparatory demolition work has begun on the site of Tridel's Form Condos. The 14-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium will replace a pair of low-rise ... read more

A Fly-Through Look at home: Power and Adelaide Suite Interiors

home: Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects, Toronto
May 3, 2017 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing marketing of Great Gulf's and Hullmark's home: Power and Adelaide continues to reveal new details about the Core Architects-designed development at ... read more

Explainer: Le Corbusier's Use of Pilotis

May 3, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' takes a look at Le Corbusier's implementation of pilotis, which the 20th century architect used as a prominent design element, pioneering some of the aesthetics and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home price index rises 31.7 per cent in April; City of Toronto looks to acquire Dawes Road townhomes above library, owners don’t want to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and College

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and College, YC Condos
May 3, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A view of a major Downtown Toronto intersection is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the YC Condos Forum thread by Greg Lipinski, this shot faces north on Yonge Street towards the ... read more

Crosstown LRT Progress Highlighted in Aerial Flyover Video

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 2, 2017 3:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the August 2016 completion of tunnelling and the March 2017 removal of tunnel boring machines from below street level, work continues on Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT, ... read more

Cladding Installation Shapes Concert's Topped-Off 88 Scott

May 2, 2017 2:05 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
As its tentative late-2017 completion date nears, cladding installation has continued to progress at Downtown Toronto's 58-storey 88 Scott Street condominium. Since our last update—which ... read more

Rockport's Montgomery Square Rental Tower Rises Above Grade

Montgomery Square, Rockport Group, RAW Design
May 2, 2017 12:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
In the months since we last reported on Rockport Group's Montgomery Square—located just north of Yonge and Eglinton—construction has moved above grade, with the building's skeleton a ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: White Walls Say Nothing, A Moon of Nickel and Ice, This Cold Life, Vancouver: No Fixed Address

Street art in Buenos Aires, image via White Walls Say Nothing
May 2, 2017 11:18 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Between democracy and dictatorship, economic prosperity and financial ruin, Argentina's tumultuous recent history is a blur to many foreigners, and a profoundly complex—and controversial—narrative ... read more

New Images Reveal Public Realm Details for Queensway Park

Queensway Park, Urban Capital, Rosewater, RAW Design, Toronto
May 2, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Registration is well underway for Urban Capital Property Group and Rosewater Capital Group's Queensway Park, and the project's ongoing marketing continues to reveal new details ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
205 Yonge Street fails to find buyer despite 'record-breaking' offer; How Toronto's condo boom gives chain stores the upper hand; Toronto Mayor Tory ‘over the line’ by ... read more

Photo of the Day: North York

Photo of the Day, Toronto, North York, drone, aerial
May 2, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us above North York's Hendon Park for a view of the former suburb's mix of low and high densities. Captured by drone and submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, ... read more

Port Credit: 72-Acre Imperial Oil Site Slated for Development

West Village Port Credit, Mississauga, by Dream, Fieldgate, DiamondCorp, Fram
May 1, 2017 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of the Credit River, the marina, and the historic Port Credit village, the Mississauga street grid is broken up by an expanse of vacant land. From above, the former Imperial Oil Lands ... read more

Toronto's Local Appeals Body Coming Into Effect May 3

Sunrise over the Toronto skyline, image by y5wong via Flickr
May 1, 2017 4:02 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over a month ago, Toronto City Council passed Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 142, allowing for the creation of the Toronto Local Appeals Body (TLAB), effective starting on Wednesday May 3rd. ... read more