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Tory Backs Scarborough Subway Despite Low Ridership Numbers

June 2, 2016 4:05 pm | by David Brake | Comments
New ridership projections unveiled this week  for the Scarborough subway extension are about half of previous estimates, though both Mayor John Tory and Chief Planner Jennifer ... read more

Concert's 88 Scott Ascending into Toronto Skyline

88 Scott, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
June 2, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Seven months since the first tower floor was poured above the five-storey podium of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Province Pledges $55 Million for Yonge Subway Extension Planning

TTC Subway train interior, image by Peter Crock via Flickr
June 2, 2016 11:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Ontario government's announcement of over $150 million in funding for planning work on Toronto's Relief Line, the Province has just announced that another $55 million will go towards ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Concourse Building

Throwback Thursday, EY Tower, Concourse Building, Toronto
June 2, 2016 10:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday reveals some major changes on Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Financial District. Back in May 2006, demolition prep work was underway at the Tushingham Factory. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario commits $150-million to Toronto’s downtown relief line; New study says stressful urban streets can be calming for neurotics; Handbook offers complete guide to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Valley Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rosedale Valley Bridge
June 2, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Jae Yang, features the Rosedale Valley Bridge, a 1966-built concrete arch bridge carrying TTC Line 2 subway traffic ... read more

Unilever Site Gets Boost From Revamped Relief Line Corridor

First look at transit hub and commercial developments at East Harbour image via
June 1, 2016 4:53 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
East of Downtown Toronto, the former industrial lands of the Unilever site are set to transform into a robust commercial district recently dubbed the East Harbour. Promising an ambitious ... read more

Relief Line: Preferred Alignment Now Includes Unilever Stop

The new corridor, image courtesy of the City of Toronto / TTC
June 1, 2016 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Step by step, the scope of Toronto's Downtown Relief Line is taking shape. This week, a new round of transit consultations is revealing an evolved alignment for the future subway, with a Queen ... read more

Construction Progresses on Hariri Pontarini's 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, gh3, Toronto
June 1, 2016 3:23 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
With glazing installation continuing to impress at Hariri Pontarini's much-anticipated One Bloor East, another undulating design from the prolific Toronto firm is taking shape ... read more

Introducing Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts

Sunday School Lofts, Grid Developments, George Popper Architect, Toronto
June 1, 2016 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Historic church properties in Toronto have been a popular target for redevelopment in recent years, and the trend seems to be be continuing with the latest offering from Grid Developments. A ... read more

Topping Off May 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

The L Tower crane was finally removed this month, image by Jack Landau
June 1, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up May's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preferred route of Downtown Relief Line revealed; First detailed plans revealed for one-stop Scarborough subway; TTC equips 178 buses with PRESTO devices; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura at Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset, Aura at College Park
June 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out at a final height of 272 metres in 2014, Aura at College Park has been featured prominently in photos of various Toronto cityscapes. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the ... read more

Decade of Development to Transform Etobicoke's Queensway

An early rendering of the towers at 1061 The Queensway, image retrieved via the
May 31, 2016 5:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's not close to Downtown Toronto, and it's not walking distance to a transit hub. Yet, in the stretch between Islington and Kipling Avenues, The Queensway could become one of Toronto's most ... read more

Tower Floors Now Rising Steadily at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
May 31, 2016 4:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was mid-March when UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17 captured the first signs of forming of the first tower floor at Tridel's Ten York Street Condos in Toronto's ... read more

Reimagining Yonge: Improved Public Realm in North York Centre

Reimaging Yonge, Sheppard, Finch, Yonge, Revitalization, Toronto
May 31, 2016 3:45 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Yonge Street is one of Toronto's oldest streets, it is the city's dividing line, a bridge connecting a variety of neighbourhoods and, of course, a major thoroughfare, at one time claimed as the ... read more

Sponsored Post: Tips for Travelling With Your Pets

Travelling with pets, image courtesy of DelSuites
May 31, 2016 3:42 pm | by DelSuites.com | Comments
So, you are going on a travel adventure and you want to take your furry companion with you? You want to bring your four legged friend with you on your trip, so that you don’t have to leave them ... read more

#PATH360: New Wayfinding System Launches Pilot Project

A part of the new map, image courtesy of the TFD BIA
May 31, 2016 2:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Take a right, then a left, then go about 500 feet down, and turn diagonally to your right. It'll be straight in front of you, but if you hit a set of stairs, you've gone to far. Got that?" For ... read more

Tridel's Islington Terrace Phase 1 Ready to Build, Phase 2 Selling

Bloorvista, Islington Terrace, Tridel, Toronto, Kirkor Architects
May 31, 2016 11:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a Grand Opening now underway, sales have begun for the second phase of Tridel’s three-tower master planned Islington Terrace community, situated immediately to the northwest of Islington ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?; TTC letter warns homeowners their houses might be expropriated for Scarborough subway; Mayor John Tory wants pause on study of ... read more