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Gardiner Hybrid Options Continue their Costly Evolution

January 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last summer's East Gardiner boondoggle vote, the project's proponents—the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto—have been left with the difficult task that of overseeing what threatened ... read more

Getting a Peek at Yonge Eglinton Centre's New Rooftop Patio

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
January 21, 2016 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after the August 20th opening of anchor tenant Winner's on the second level of RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre expansion, a new element of the development is now ... read more

Westinghouse Building Disassembly Underway at King Blue Site

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
January 21, 2016 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months after preliminary prep work began on the 6-storey Canadian Westinghouse Building at the southeast corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way, crews have begun the delicate task of ... read more

Sponsored Post: Stunning Townhomes for Sale in the GTA

Sponsored Post: Stunning Townhomes for Sale in the GTA
January 21, 2016 12:25 pm | by Editor | Comments
When looking for housing in the Greater Toronto Area, families have plenty of viable options. Townhomes are a great place to start. They offer all the elements that are essential for families: ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Residences of the World Trade Centre

Throwback Thursday, Yonge, Queens Quay, Residences World Trade Centre, Toronto
January 21, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1990, the Residences of the World Trade Centre condo complex at the northwest corner of Yonge and Queens Quay was among the first modern developments to be constructed south of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory confirms new Scarborough subway-LRT plan; Toronto real estate listings start 2016 in a deep freeze; Condo development builds sales centre out of shipping containers; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fiery Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, buildings, architecture
January 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The popular view of the Toronto skyline from Centre Island makes an appearance in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Sanjay Chauhan. ... read more

Fuse Condos Now Topped Out in Davenport Village

fuse condos, Neudorfer Corporation, Barrett, Burka Architects, davenport
January 20, 2016 5:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, currently under construction at the intersection of Lansdowne and Dupont, is transforming the skyline of a formerly fully industrial area of Toronto that is now becoming ... read more

Below-Grade Levels Progressing at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower condos, Toronto, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 20, 2016 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just under six weeks since we last looked in on construction work at MOD Developments' Massey Tower, a slim, 60-storey condominium designed by Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and aA to Design U of T's Redevelopment of McLaughlin Planetarium Site

U of T Centre Civilizations Cultures, architectsAlliance, Diller Scofidio+Renfro
January 20, 2016 2:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
16 months after the University of Toronto announced their intention to construct a new academic and cultural complex at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent—the site of the long-shuttered McLaughlin ... read more

A Contentious Meeting: Metrolinx's Davenport Diamond Bridge

The greenway at night (public art is planned for the columns), image courtesy of
January 20, 2016 12:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 6:30 PM on the evening of January 18, 2016, the main hall at the Davenport Perth Community Centre was mostly a standing room, and, soon after, an overflow of attendees had to be accommodated in ... read more

Foundation Levels Underway at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard West, GWL Realty Advisors, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
January 20, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after excavation began last summer at the site of GWL Realty Advisors' 43 Gerrard West, the first work to head back up to the surface is now under way on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rooftop hockey rink now open for bookings; City staff likely to recommend $1-billion Gardiner replacement; Next steps on SmartTrack are crucial; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One King West Hotel & Residence
January 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2005, One King West Hotel & Residence stands 51 storeys over King Street, just west of Yonge. The condominium and hotel development is featured in today's Photo of the ... read more

City Releases SmartTrack Ridership Projections

SmartTrack and Regional Express Rail, image by the City of Toronto
January 19, 2016 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ridership projections released today by the City and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute suggest one of Mayor John Tory's key platform planks, SmartTrack, could have a ... read more

Shoring Under Way for Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
January 19, 2016 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, crews from TMG Builders were in the process of preparing a block of heritage building frontages at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a 58-storey ... read more

Trinity Ravine Towers Puts Seniors in Heart of the Community

Trinity Ravine Towers, Toronto, by Trinity Ravine Towers, Reinders + Rieder
January 19, 2016 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"For the first time in its history, Statscan has reported that Canada's over-65 population outnumbers our under-15 population," Kern Kalideen, Executive Pastor of Scarborough's Global Kingdom ... read more

BMO Field Renovations Progressing at Exhibition Place

BMO Field, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, Gensler, Toronto
January 19, 2016 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing renovation and expansion of BMO Field continues to progress in Exhibition Place. Led by Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, builder PCL Constructors, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two studies produce different SmartTrack projections on ridership; Real estate board predicts ‘policy ceiling’ will curb Toronto homes prices; Tory's budget plan asks for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rink in the Sky

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, hockey rink
January 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photos of a hockey rink atop 120 Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Financial District generated buzz earlier this month, eventually revealed as part of Molson Canadian’s 2016 #anythingforhockey ... read more