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1,062-Unit Trio of Rental Towers Planned in Davenport Village

980 Lansdowne, Toronto, by Neudorfer Corporation, Gabriel Bodor Architect
March 2, 2017 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to the cluster of recent projects at Dupont and Lansdowne, another infusion of high-rise density could be set to follow Fuse and Fuse2 condo towers now nearing completion at the ... read more

Excavation Carves Out Footprint for Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich

Yonge & Rich Condominiums, Toronto, by Great Gulf, architectsAlliance
March 2, 2017 12:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Partially hidden from view at street level, excavation is well underway at the Downtown Toronto site of the architectsAlliance-designed 'Yonge & Rich' condominium development. Poised to reach ... read more

Throwback Thursday: O2 Condos and Walnut Hall

O2 Condos, Toronto, by Identity Development, Stal Inc.
March 2, 2017 11:22 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Given how quickly parts of Toronto are changing, some of our 'Throwback Thursday' features don't entail throwing it all that far back. Sometimes, just three of four years means a transformed urban ... read more

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

March 2, 2017 9:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mixed reviews for plan to replace Queen streetcars with buses; Globe editorial: The Scarborough subway, a boondoggle on rails; John Tory seeks federal help as more refugees wind up in city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Distillery District Geometry

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Distillery District, Gooderham, Clear Spirit
March 2, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of two distinctive condominium towers in Toronto's Distillery District. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Marcus Mitanis, this view shows ... read more

Fare Integration: The Balancing Act—Keeping Fares Attractive

Short (Green), Medium (Blue), Long (Red) trip distances from Queen station
March 1, 2017 5:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the Modified ... read more

Push & Pull Drawers Becoming More Defined At River City 3

River City Condos Phase 3, ZAS Architects, Saucier + Perrotte, Urban Capital
March 1, 2017 4:42 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Situated just steps north-west of Corktown Common, Urban Capital Property Group's River City Condos Phase 3 is beginning to make a statement in Toronto's West Don Lands. In our ... read more

Initial Occupancy, Amenities Soon to Complete at Backstage

Backstage on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa
March 1, 2017 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With all but the last residents now moved in, construction is almost finished at Backstage on the Esplanade in Downtown Toronto. While most of the suite interiors are now fully complete, work on ... read more

Topping Off February 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

March 1, 2017 12:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up February 2017's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Explainer: The Monotown

Tolyatti is an example of a monotown, image retrieved from Google Maps
March 1, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With introductions to various urban land use phenomenons occurring across the globe such as Manhattanization, Brusselization, and Californication, the concept of the 'Monotown' is the latest ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 9:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
TTC taking all streetcars of Queen St. for the Summer; Scarborough subway will cost more but attract fewer people, report finds; City poised to redevelop Etobicoke's 'spaghetti' junction; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From Over Christie Pits

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Christie Pits
March 1, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a drone-captured view of the Toronto skyline. Shot from high above Christie Pits Park and submitted to our Toronto Skyline Forum thread by contributor DtTO, this ... read more

2 St. Thomas Luxury Rental Growing Tall in Yorkville

2 St. Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Kingsett Capital, Bentall Kennedy
February 28, 2017 5:52 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Purpose-built rental buildings are back as part of Toronto's residential development scene. In recent years, it had been all luxury condominiums that were being added to Yorkville's landscape, in ... read more

Scarborough Subway: New Report Outlines $3.35 Billion Project

February 28, 2017 3:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a new report, City of Toronto Staff have revealed an updated $3.35 billion cost for the preferred alignment of the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE). Running along the McCowan corridor, ... read more

Looking Back on the Construction Process at Fuse and Fuse2

Fuse and Fuse2, Toronto, by Neudorfer, Barrett Architect, Burka Architects
February 28, 2017 2:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A little over two years ago, construction on Neudorfer's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos was getting underway as we took our first look at a project which has since transformed the northwest corner of ... read more

Winthorpe Modern Brings Unique Homes to The Beaches

Winthorpe Modern, Toronto , by Kingston Beach Inc., George Popper Architect
February 28, 2017 12:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Kingston Road, and a block east of Toronto's Glen Stewart Park, Kingston Beach Inc's recently completed Winthorpe Modern introduced a subtle infusion of density to the popular ... read more

Tomas Pearce-Appointed Amenities Enliven Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Tomas Pearce, Toronto
February 28, 2017 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The hoarding is down and the first residents have begun to populate Lifetime Developments' The Bond, a 42-storey, Core Architects-designed condominium tower in Toronto's increasingly ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto councillors call for province to protect tenants from rent increases; Why Toronto's condo rental market is being described as 'ridiculous'; The city wants to help get more paddlers and ... read more

Photo of the Day: East Facade of 488 University

Photo of the Day, Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Toronto
February 28, 2017 1:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
Construction at Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue has come a long way since site activity commenced in the Summer of 2015. Today's Photo of the ... read more

Scarborough: Guild Inn Restoration Takes Shape

Guild Inn Restoration, Toronto, by Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment
February 27, 2017 6:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In November of 2015, the ceremonial shovels hit the ground at Scarborough's Guild Inn, formally kicking off the restoration process of a building—and a long-time community hub—that dates back to ... read more