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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The friendly yet familiar design of Toronto’s new Albion library; How Did the Province Do on Land-Use Plan Amendments?; Union Summer market stops for station ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sharp Centre for Design

Photo of the Day, Toronto, OCAD U, Sharp Centre for Design, Will Alsop
June 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a unique view of a well-known Toronto landmark. This view takes us to OCAD U's Sharp Centre for Design, which features a playful design by British ... read more

Toronto City Council Approve College Street Study

College Street Study, City of Toronto
June 6, 2017 5:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Five years ago in February 2012, Toronto & East York Community Council (TEYCC) requested that City staff review the existing policy context for College Street, focusing on the stretch west of ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

IO and Metrolinx Announce Hurontario LRT Design-Build Shortlist

June 6, 2017 4:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced a shortlist of three consortiums "to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project," ... read more

$100 Million Manulife Centre Revitalization Kicks Off on Bloor

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon, B+H
June 6, 2017 2:21 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
With hoarding now surrounding Toronto's Manulife Centre, the complex's $100 million podium and streetscape renewal is getting underway at Bloor and Bay. Set to be anchored by a 50,000 ft² Giannone ... read more

First Look at Plaza's 33-Storey Mississauga Square

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Mississauga
June 6, 2017 2:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A growing corridor of high-rise residential developments along Mississauga's Hurontario Street is about to get denser. The latest project to enter marketing in this area is Plaza's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands flooding should prompt real discussion on climate change; Toronto’s housing market feels chill from provincial measures; Toronto’s ambitious bike plan, one ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hall to Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Old City Hall, Downtown
June 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New photos from 2017's Doors Open Toronto continue to appear on our Flickr Pool, including the view from the shuttered City Hall observation deck featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted by ... read more

Toronto Home Sales Decline as New Listings Surge

TREB market report, GTA housing, home prices, Toronto condos
June 5, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A large drop in the rate of GTA home sales in May—20.3% behind the same period in 2016—is being weighed against the positives of a substantial increase in new listings. Market reports in recent ... read more

Henry Moore's Large Two Forms Find New Home at Grange Park

Grange Park, Henry Moore Large Two Forms, Toronto
June 5, 2017 3:13 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Bookended by OCAD University to the east and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) immediately to the north, Grange Park is just over a month away from the official re-opening. In our last ... read more

City Implements Safety Improvements to Martin Goodman Trail

West of Exhibition Place, the trail runs adjacent to traffic, image via Google M
June 5, 2017 2:10 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Following a cycling fatality on May 24, the City has installed 366 meters of temporary barrier fencing on Toronto's Martin Goodman Trail, providing additional separation from trail users and ... read more

Striking Shape of New Eaton Centre Bridge Becoming Apparent

Eaton Centre bridge, Cadillac Fairview, Zeidler, Wilkinson Eyre, Toronto
June 5, 2017 1:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just under two weeks ago we last checked in on the construction of the new pedestrian bridge soon to re-connect the main section Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre with the ... read more

New Design Submitted for 53-63 Sheppard West Development

53-63 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, by Grmada, WZHM, Pellow + Associates
June 5, 2017 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A block and a half west of Yonge Street, a site on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West straddles the boundary of what the City of Toronto regards as three very different contexts. Just west of ... read more

Residential Towers Soon to Rise at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Daniels Corporation, RAW, Toronto
June 5, 2017 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the half-dozen years since the completion of Sugar Beach, Corus Quay, and George Brown College kickstarted investment in Toronto's then relatively barren East Bayfront district, further ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Greater Toronto Area home sales plummet 20.3% last month; Metrolinx has been quietly sharing Presto users’ information with police; Parkdale rent strike enters second month as ... read more

Photo of the Day: U of T Daniels Faculty

Photo of the Day, Toronto, U of T, Daniels Faculty, Doors Open
June 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One week after 2017's Doors Open Toronto granted behind the scenes access to various sites around the city, photos from these destinations continue to appear on our Forum threads and social media. ... read more

DenseCity Part 3: How Developers Determine Density

density, densecity, Toronto
June 2, 2017 5:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In the first two parts of our DenseCity series, we took a look at the planning framework that manages growth in Toronto both past and present, in order to understand the how and why of ... read more

Wave of Projects Making Their Way To June Community Councils

859 Eglinton Avenue West by Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 2, 2017 5:37 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On June 13th—less than two weeks time—a wave of development applications will be making their way to Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto East York Community Councils. At the four ... read more

Queensway Park Condos Debuting in South Etobicoke

Queensway Park Condos, Toronto, designed by RAW for Urban Capital and Rosewater
June 2, 2017 3:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Queensway Park Condos are debuting in South Etobicoke this weekend. The 9-storey building from Urban Capital with partners Rosewater Developments and Harbour Equity will bring 172 new homes to The ... read more