Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016 7:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Poll finds support for Mayor Tory's budget austerity; Scarborough subway might already be off track; Developer threatens to fight plans for Toronto rail-deck park; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Death of the Sun

"Death of the Sun" at Nuit Blanche, image by Frank Lemire via Flickr
October 5, 2016 12:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 11th annual Nuit Blanche now in the books, photos of the event's avant garde installations are now appearing in our Flickr Pool. Among the most popular installations was "Death ... read more

Details Emerge for Sweeny & Co Proposal at 502 Adelaide West

Sweeney & Co. Architects, Portland Adelaide Developments Inc.
October 4, 2016 6:57 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the ever changing landscape that is the King-Spadina area—a once desolate district that was home to broken urban fabric, surface parking lots, run down post-war buildings, and accompanied with ... read more

First Glimpse of Suite Layouts at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

SCOOP Condos, Graywood Developments, SMV Architects, Toronto
October 4, 2016 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mid-rise redevelopment of Toronto's St. Clair West continues its westward expansion, with new buildings promising increased density in line with the carrying capacity of the street's recently ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: Naomi Klein and Mirko Zardini

Naomi Klein (L) and Mirko Zardini (R), image courtesy of U of T
October 4, 2016 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture is continuing their 2016 lecture series with an upcoming talk titled "What comes after the environment?". Presented in collaboration with the ... read more

Big City Mayors Come Together at 2016 Toronto Housing Summit

October 4, 2016 11:37 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Regent Park’s Daniels Spectrum served as the ideal location to host the 2016 Toronto Housing Summit, an event that brought together mayors and representatives from Canada’s largest municipalities ... read more

Construction Progressing on Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Townhome block at Trafalgar Ridge, image by Jack Landau
October 4, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In contrast to the high-rise development common in Downtown Toronto, the housing demand of the GTA's suburban communities is still largely addressed with new low and mid-rise development. Under ... read more

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Building’s Maintenance

Window cleaning crews, image courtesy of Gold Standard
October 4, 2016 11:00 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Many of your competitors, clients, and business partners have outsourced their building’s maintenance. Are you considering following in their footsteps? Outsourcing has become a popular solution ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pedestrian challenges Tory to cross Queen and University without breaking the law; Four major changes to Canada’s housing rules; A Brief History of SmartTrack, so Far; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aqualina at Bayside

Aqualina at Bayside, image by Forum contributor kotsy
October 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new condominium project taking shape on Toronto's waterfront. Designed by Miami-based ... read more

U of T Celebrates Official Opening of the Jackman Law Building

Ribbon Cutting, Jackman Law Building, Grand Opening, University of Toronto
October 3, 2016 5:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Despite a rainy September 29, spirits at the University of Toronto were high, as the Faculty of Law celebrated the official grand opening of the Jackman Law Building. read more

Regent Park Phase Three Progressing with Mid-Rise Proposal

Regent Park, Block 17N, Wallman Architects, TCHC, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Phase Three of the highly touted Regent Park Revitalization Project is well underway, with ongoing demolition for the phase nearing to a close and proposals starting to pour in for the now-vacant ... read more

11th Annual Nuit Blanche Illuminates Toronto Streets

Nuit Blanche 2016, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The streets of Downtown Toronto came alive this past Saturday night and on into Sunday morning, with hordes of people calling an all-nighter to take in the sights and sounds of the 11th annual ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News From the UT Forum

October 3, 2016 1:07 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Autumn has finally settled into Toronto, and with this, comes many seasonal changes, along with various events and developments around the city. From new restaurants opening up, to condo ... read more

Touring LJM's Appleby Gardens Condos in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, image by Jack Landau
October 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On a rapidly-intensifying stretch of Appleby Line between Upper Middle Road and the QEW in Burlington, construction is now in the late-stages for LJM Developments' Appleby Gardens ... read more

Topping Off September 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Looking southeast at the redeveloped space, image courtesy of Manulife Real Esta
October 3, 2016 10:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up September 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC workers get ready to come out of the booth; Inside Deloitte’s 19-floor office; Toronto sign vandalized during Nuit Blanche; and more news: Why do public art ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sundown at The Spit

Sunset from the Leslie Street Spit, image by Forum contributor Razz
October 3, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Outer Harbour East Headland, more commonly referred to as the Leslie Street Spit, was originally constructed to increase commercial shipping capacity of the harbour. Started in 1950 ... read more

Demolition of Former Eglinton Station Bus Terminal Underway

Former Eglinton bus terminal, image by Jack Landau
September 30, 2016 5:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A relic from Eglinton Station's past days as the Yonge subway's original northern terminus, the station's earlier bus terminal has been slowly deteriorating since its replacement entered service ... read more

Seneca College Newnham Expanding with Perkins+Will Design

Centre for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Toronto, by Seneca
September 30, 2016 4:34 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
As one of Canada's largest college campuses, Seneca College's Newnham campus, located on Finch Avenue East at Highway 404, plays host to a student population that now numbers 29,500 (with 12,500 ... read more