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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto councillors want a seat at the Metrolinx table; Plan for neighbouring highrise pits parents against school board; Troubles at the Hotel X; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: 730 St. Clarens

730 St. Clarens Avenue, Toronto, Akelius, Archdesign
November 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a detail view of the revitalized exterior of Akelius Canada's 730 St. Clarens Ave., a 1976-built, 17-storey rental tower near Toronto's Lansdowne and Dupont ... read more

MOD's Massey Tower Beginning To Rise Over Yonge Street

Massey Tower Condos, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, ERA Architects, MOD Developments
November 11, 2016 5:22 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
It has been about two years since shoring began in the heart of Downtown Toronto for the construction of the Hariri Pontarini-designed Massey Tower Condos. At our last update in ... read more

Public Realm Redesign in the Works for U of T's Willcocks Street

DTAH, University of Toronto, Willcocks Common, Toronto
November 11, 2016 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Big changes are in store for a pedestrianized Willcocks Common, as the University of Toronto is looking to upgrade the street with a new public realm plan that would reimagine the ... read more

Live, Work, Learn, Play at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

Daniels Waterfront City of the Arts, Toronto, Giannone Petriconne
November 11, 2016 4:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well underway on phase one at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, a 280,000 ft² office component front onto Queen's Quay, and the stage is now set for the ... read more

Intelligent Cities Summit: Welcome to the Smart City

Smart city, Toronto, development, infrastructure, Internet of Things
November 11, 2016 12:56 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
A city is really just a collection of things: streets, buildings, people, services, wires, pipes, and laws. Those things are, to varying degrees, in communication with one another. The streets do ... read more

Site Plan Reveals Details of Lalu's evo Condos + Towns

evo Condos + Towns, Toronto, by Lalu Canada, Kohn Partnership Architects
November 11, 2016 12:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located at the northeast corner of Lawrence and Birchmount in Scarborough, the five future buildings that make up Lalu Canada's evo Condos + Towns represent the major international company's first ... read more

Tesla Giveaway Ties Into Sustainable Features at The Vanguard

The Vanguard, Devron Developments, Kirkor Architects, Thornhill
November 11, 2016 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thornhill, like many communities across the Greater Toronto Area, is changing. People everywhere are concerned about their environmental impact, and while walking and cycling are becoming more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ward changes will give more weight to downtown issues: experts; Check Out How Toronto’s Heritage Plaques Get Made; Toronto needs more 'gentle density,' planner ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the Baldwin Steps

Photo of the Day: View From the Baldwin Steps
November 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed in 1913, the Baldwin Steps provide pedestrian access between two stretches of Spadina Road with differing elevations. The public staircase also offers views of the Toronto skyline, ... read more

Eaton Centre: New Pusateri's Comes to Saks Fifth Avenue

The cheese counter features high-end products from around the world, image by Al
November 10, 2016 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 9:20 AM, it was hard to move though the crowd. Such was the interest in the grand opening that 10-minute coffee lines stretched long past the rush hour peak: this morning, Pusateri's arrived at ... read more

44-Storey Infill Development Proposed in Flemingdon Park

25 St. Dennis Drive Condos, Toronto, by SvN Architects, Preston Group
November 10, 2016 4:42 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
North York's Flemingdon Park neighbourhood is recognized for its "Towers in the Park" typology, a style of land use planning applied in high-density neighbourhoods across Toronto throughout the ... read more

A First Look at the Interiors of CentreCourt's Axis Condos

Axis Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 10, 2016 1:39 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located across the street from Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, a 38-storey condominium by CentreCourt Developments is set to replace the surface parking lot at the southeast corner of Church and ... read more

Crane Raised, Foundations Underway at 1 Yorkville Condos

1 Yorkville Condos, Toronto, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli
November 10, 2016 12:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a busy few months at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a 58-storey, Roy Varacalli-designed condominium development under construction in ... read more

Public Realm Taking Shape at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2016 11:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues at the site of Plaza's Musée Condos, a 17-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development on Adelaide Street in Toronto's King West ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Esplanade from Bay Street

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Union Bus Terminal, Backstage Esplanade, L Tower
November 10, 2016 10:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday offers a look back in time over 14 years, showing some major changes in the blocks south and east of Toronto's Financial District. Back in July 2002, construction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough Rouge-River voters will head to polls for byelection; SmartTrack’s Next Steps; Brampton council shocked by cost of York Region project; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Autumn Waterfront Scene

Photo of the Day: Autumn Waterfront Scene
November 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a scene of change on Toronto's waterfront. Captured from a Toronto Island Ferry and submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by BruceK, this shot faces ... read more

UofT Daniels Faculty Re-Introduces Toronto to Spadina Crescent

November 9, 2016 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For a few hours in early November, Toronto's Spadina Crescent felt like the heart of the city. With under a year now remaining until the University of Toronto's students fill the new John H. ... read more

7-Storey Office Building and Road Proposed in Liberty Village

7-15 Fraser Avenue, Office, ERA Architects, HOK Architects, Toronto
November 9, 2016 5:36 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
From a densely built industrial warehouse and factory district of near a century ago, to a run-down and half-abandoned area thirty years ago, Toronto's Liberty Village has experienced major ... read more