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Menkes' Fleur Condos Reaching Grade at Shuter and Church

Fleur Condos, Menkes Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
February 19, 2019 4:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over two years after Menkes Developments crews began site clearance in late 2016 for Fleur Condos, work continues on the 29-storey condominium tower at Shuter and Church ... read more

411 Church's Honeycomb Exterior Coming Into Its Own

411 Church Street, Toronto, designed by IBI Group for CentreCourt Developments
February 19, 2019 1:48 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's only been six weeks since we last featured 411 Church, a new 38-storey condominium under construction in Downtown Toronto, in a front page storey on UrbanToronto… but the building's exterior ... read more

88 North Condo Rising on former Downtown Surface Parking Lot

88 North, St Thomas Developments, IBI Group, Toronto
February 19, 2019 12:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
About two years after the arrival of shoring rigs marked the start of construction, work is well underway for the first of four condominium towers coming to 88 Queen Street East in Downtown ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford would never approve waterfront plan, government source says; Port Lands businesses welcome development to ‘underused’ Toronto waterfront; City vs. province: ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Fisheye

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core
February 19, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us Ïce Condominiums for a view of Toronto’s South Core area. Captured by Forum contributor Dustin William, this wide-angle view from late January shows the ... read more

Signage Variance Application Submitted for 160 Front West

Cadillac Fairview, 160 Front West
February 15, 2019 5:44 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Since an initial submission in 2014, Cadillac Fairview has been planning an office tower at 160 Front Street West in Downtown Toronto for some time now. Already an iconic proposal amongst ... read more

Career Opportunities for February 15, 2019

Career Opportunities for February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019 4:38 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Our new feature, Career Opportunities, allows employers in development, planning, architecture, and other UrbanToronto-related industries to reach our unique audience. For more information ... read more

CentreCourt Proposes 37-Storey Condo at 199 Church

199 Church, CentreCourt Developments, IBI Group
February 15, 2019 2:45 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
CentreCourt, the developer behind the seemingly lightning-fast construction of Grid Condos and 411 Church, has submitted a zoning bylaw amendment application the City of Toronto to allow for a new ... read more

Ryerson Architectural Science 2019 Graduate Exhibit Opening

Ryerson DAS
February 15, 2019 11:00 am | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Every year, a crop of fresh Toronto-trained architects are released into the workforce (hopefully) with a host of creative and innovative ideas to improve the built form of this city and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Google’s Sidewalk Labs plans massive expansion to waterfront vision; Toronto’s failed bid to land Amazon’s second HQ is looking smarter after New York loses campus; A look ... read more

Photo of the Day: Forest of Cranes

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Well
February 15, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view from the Spadina Avenue bridge over the Union Station rail corridor in Downtown Toronto. Captured by Forum contributor tstormers, this view faces northwest ... read more

What Do 'Terms of Reference' Mean For Toronto's Subway?

Photo of TTC subway train
February 14, 2019 6:28 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
On Tuesday, February 12, The Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto signed terms of reference—basically an agreement that outlines the agenda for talks between the two levels of ... read more

Lifeline Foundation Teams Up with Mr Brainwash for Valentines Charitable Opportunity

February 14, 2019 6:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lifetime Developments' Lifeline Foundation, which has a mission to raise funds for programs and initiatives that focus on homelessness, health, youth development, and social services, has a ... read more

Ryerson CBI Report Suggests Affordable Housing Alternatives

Ryerson City Building Institute, Housing Now
February 14, 2019 4:50 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Although John Tory’s ‘Housing Now’ plan aims to bring 40,000 affordable rental units to the market over the next 10 years, some urban planners, economists and politicians believe it will not do ... read more

Redevelopment of Westside Mall Envisioned at Caledonia Station

Smart REIT, 2400 Eglinton West
February 14, 2019 1:45 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Anticipation for Toronto's new Crosstown LRT continues to spur redevelopment visions from property owners along Eglinton Avenue seeking to densify lands near the stations. SmartREIT, the developer ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 875 Queen East

875 Queen East, Harhay Developments, OFFICEArchitecture, Toronto
February 14, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday captures the before and after of a mid-rise condominium development on Queen Street East at Logan Avenue in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood. Back in December ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit struggling to meet on-time targets; Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale; With fewer homes for sale, competition returns to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cathedraltown

Photo of the Day, Markham, Cathedraltown, subdivision
February 14, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While many of our Photo of the Day selections highlight Toronto's urban density, today's shot brings us north of the city for a view of an unconventional subdivision in Markham. Cathedraltown is ... read more

Entertainment District Density Sets Up Tough Decisions for City

150 Pearl, Conservatory Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2019 5:50 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It's a story that has been repeated ad nauseum in Toronto over the past decade. Developable land is scarce. Demand for housing is high. Land value is skyrocketing. And the only way to go is up. ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Kaleido Corp’s Elevate at Logan

Elevate at Logan, Kaleido Corporation, SRN Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2019 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the meeting point of Toronto's Riverdale and Leslieville neighbourhoods, sales are underway for Kaleido Corporation's Elevate at Logan, an SRN Architects-designed stacked ... read more