Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Station is getting rotisserie chicken, a Burger’s Priest, and a huge food market; CivicAction Better City Bootcamp brings out over 600 civic leaders; 100 Days: A ... read more

Photo of the Day: Empty DVP

Photo of the Day, Toronto, DVP, Don Valley Parkway
April 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Don Valley Parkway is one of the major north/south routes carrying traffic in and out of Downtown Toronto, and most of us are used to seeing the highway packed with traffic. In today's Photo ... read more

A Closer Look at Phantom's TeaGarden Condos

TeaGarden Condos, Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects
April 28, 2015 4:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we introduced Phantom Developments' new residential project, TeaGarden Condos, coming to market at Bayview and Sheppard in North York. Designed by Kirkor Architects, this ... read more

New Phases Answer Continued Demand at ELAD's Emerald City

The Colours of Emerald City, Toronto, WZMH Architects, ELAD Canada
April 28, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the east side of North York, the first three phases of ELAD Canada’s Emerald City development have already added about a 1200 new homes to the area served by Don Mills Station on the Sheppard ... read more

Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre Awarded LEED Gold Certification

NORR Architects, University of Toronto, City of Toronto, PCL
April 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
With the Pan Am Games just around the corner, more and more places and buildings are gearing up for the games. Among the many locations where the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will take place is the ... read more

Avalon Urban Towns Coming to Canada's Tech Triangle

Avalon Urban Towns, Savic Homes, ABA Architects, Kitchener
April 28, 2015 12:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Along with Guelph and Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo is part of Canada's "Tech Triangle", an area of Ontario home to many of the country's leading technology companies and scores of ... read more

City of Toronto Cutting Red Tape for Affordable Housing

Mixed-income affordable housing planned for 200 Madison Avenue, Toronto
April 28, 2015 11:25 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
On a plot of City–owned land yesterday at 200 Madison Avenue, south of Davenport Road, Mayor John Tory announced his Open Door initiative which will encourage developers to build more affordable ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Finch LRT to be complete in 2022, before Sheppard breaks ground; To spur affordable housing, Toronto looks to loosen red tape for developers; Five of the most interesting ... read more

Photo of the Day: Over Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, aerial
April 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga started off as a small suburb of Toronto, and has since grown to become a large urban centre, and our country's 6th largest city. The suburb's growing downtown is bringing new levels ... read more

Greenland Group to Break Ground on King Blue Condos

King Blue Condos Page + Steele IBI Group Greenland Group Westinghouse
April 27, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2014 developers Easton’s Group and Remington Group sold their interests in the King Blue Condominiums development in Toronto's Entertainment District to Shanghai-based Greenland ... read more

Lowdown Tracks: UrbanToronto at HotDocs

Lowdown Tracks: Lorraine Segato fins music in the streets, Bishari Films
April 27, 2015 2:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We usually rush by without stopping. Not always though, sometimes we stop and listen for a few seconds, and sometimes we even manage to dig some coins out of our pockets. Lowdown Tracks, playing ... read more

Province Announces Intention to Move Forward on Finch West LRT

Current Metrolinx light rail projects, image courtesy of Metrolinx
April 27, 2015 11:35 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Giorgio Mammoliti-led battle for subways on Finch West is over as the province announced today its intention to move forward with light rail transit (LRT). The announcement comes after years ... read more

Suites Selling Fast at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
April 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Church-Wellesley Village is one of many Downtown neighbourhoods being transformed by our ongoing high-rise growth spurt. Several buildings are already under construction around this culturally ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair joining Liberals, eyes Scarborough seat; 905 mayors laud provincial budget, but say suburban growth needs more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Retreating Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, fog
April 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This April has brought us some interesting weather, with extremes like thunderstorms, snow, graupel, and fog. UrbanToronto Flickr Pool contributor Ben Roffelsen was lucky to ... read more

Enigma on the Park to Rise Near Bloor GO and UPX Station

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
April 24, 2015 6:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have talked a lot about Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park over the past several months, highlighting the 9-storey condo and townhome development's bold and ... read more

Heritage Toronto to Kick Off 2015 Tour Season

Heritage Toronto 2015 Tours
April 24, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Heritage Toronto's 21st season of tours kicks off tomorrow, running through October 4th. The walking tours give locals and tourists alike the opportunity to explore the history of the city around ... read more

Union Station York GO Concourse Opening on Monday

GO customer service stations, image by Jack Landau
April 24, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though Union Station continues to be swarmed by construction crews, the new York Concourse is ready for its closeup on Monday, when the facility will open to the public. The new facility means a ... read more

City of Toronto's Design Review Panel Tackles New Development

The DRP meets at Toronto City Hall every month, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 24, 2015 12:28 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's unprecedented building boom has resulted in a vast sea of new developments which have transformed the urban landscape of the city forever. On their journey through the planning process, ... read more

Harhay and Carttera Propose 34-Storey Condo for Esplanade Site

Looking southwest towards 75 The Esplanade, image by architectsAlliance
April 24, 2015 10:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities have submitted a proposal to the City of Toronto for a 34-storey condominium to be located at 75 The Esplanade, at the southwest corner with ... read more