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Introducing Bloor Promenade at Tridel's Islington Terrace

Bloor Promenade, Islington Terrace, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
April 4, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the recent news that excavation has wrapped up for the first phase of Tridel's Islington Terrace, the marketing of the project's third and final tower—'Bloor Promenade'—is ... read more

New Subdivision by Times Group to Rise in Markham

Pavilia Park Towns, Markham, Times Group, Icke Brochu Architects
April 4, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few kilometres from Markham's emerging Downtown and its growing cluster of mid- and high-rises, traditional low-rise developments still make up the majority of housing stock in neighbourhoods ... read more

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

April 4, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor Tory Pushes Province to Fund Downtown Relief Line; Exemption provides little relief, say tenants of Toronto's 401 Richmond; Tenants at two west-end condos see rent ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and St. Clair Mural

Photo of the Day, Phlegm, Yonge, St. Clair, Toronto
April 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features one of Toronto's newest art installations, located just west of the Yonge and St. Clair intersection. Submitted using the #urban_toronto hashtag on Instagram by ... read more

Province, Cities To Proceed With Kipling Regional Bus Terminal

Province moves ahead with Kipling Regional Bus Terminal
April 3, 2017 6:52 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is partnering with the Cities of Toronto and Mississauga to build a new regional bus terminal at the Toronto Transit Commission's Kipling Station. Ontario Minister of ... read more

Big Plans in Store for the Transformation of Don Mills & Eglinton

Don Mills Crossing, City of Toronto, Wynford Green, Toronto
April 3, 2017 4:25 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The construction of Toronto's Crosstown LRT is bringing sweeping transformation to Eglinton Avenue, as the imminent arrival of new rapid transit is spurring development and densification from ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Public Realm at Via Bloor Condos

Via Bloor, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, St. James Town
April 3, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Marketing continues to reveal new details about Tridel's Via Bloor and Via Bloor 2, a pair of architectsAlliance-designed condominium towers coming to Toronto's Bloor and ... read more

Quadrangle-Designed Samsung Store to Open at Eaton Centre

Samsung Experience Store, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Quadrangle Architects
April 3, 2017 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new retailer set to open this Summer at Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre will have a major impact on the shopping centre's exterior facing Yonge-Dundas Square. Earlier ... read more

Skale's 'The Bluffs' Bringing Street-Fronting Retail to Kingston Rd

The Bluffs, Toronto, by Skale Developments, RAW Design
April 3, 2017 12:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Toronto's iconic Scarborough Bluffs, Kingston Road is slowly but consistently developing into a more urban corridor, as mid-rise projects gradually add residential density and new ... read more

Topping Off March 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off March 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
April 3, 2017 11:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up March 2017's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

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

April 3, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke’s ‘spaghetti junction’ to be transformed to make room for all road users; Departing CEO Bruce McCuaig optimistic about future of Metrolinx; Federal Liberals ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King West

Photo of the Day, One King West, Toronto
April 3, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a landmark in Toronto's Financial District. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this photo of One King West highlights the slim ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: Toronto's Central Waterfront

Bay Park Centre, Wilkinson Eyre, AAA, Hines, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Toronto
March 31, 2017 6:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This is it! After three months worth of our Growth To Watch For 2017 stories, we have arrived at the twenty-first and final instalment in the series. Having finished up in the Downtown Core at the ... read more

Angular Form Emerging at Urban Capital's Smart House

Smart House, Urban Capital, Malibu, architectsAlliance, Toronto
March 31, 2017 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new eastern bookend to Toronto's popular Queen West shopping district is now rising above its neighbours on the south side of the street, just west of Osgoode Station. Construction of Urban ... read more

Construction Start Approaches for Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
March 31, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mid-rise will soon rise above Robertson Davies Park, in between Toronto's Summerhill and Yorkville neighbourhoods. Over 70% of the 36 luxury condominium units offered at Brandy Lane ... read more

TTC: Accessibility Upgrades Coming to St Patrick Station

St Patrick Station, TTC, Accessibility, Toronto
March 31, 2017 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of its efforts to meet the Province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2005, the TTC's Easier Access Plan is in the process of improving accessibility across ... read more

Trudeau Announces $1.8 Billion of Funding for GO RER

The Prime Minister and Premier arrive, image via pm.gc.ca
March 31, 2017 11:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Arriving at Etobicoke's Williwbrook GO yard by train, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne chose a purposeful location to announce funding for transit in the Greater ... read more

Ground Level Forming Underway for King Portland Centre

King Portland Centre, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, Allied REIT, RioCan
March 31, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the two months since our last update on the construction of Allied Properties REIT and RioCan's King Portland Centre, the mixed-use Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed ... read more

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

March 31, 2017 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental bikes rolling into Toronto's Beaches; Canadian court approves bid for Trump tower in Toronto; Toronto City Council approves next steps for "Scarborough Subway"; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Plaza Details

Photo of the Day, Harbour Plaza Residences, Toronto
March 31, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of two new condominium towers under construction in Toronto's South Core area. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this view of Menkes ... read more