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Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Launching This Spring

Eighty One Wellesley, Toronto, by Aragon, Core Architects
April 8, 2016 4:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
New condominiums are coming to Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, with Aragon's 28-storey Eighty One Wellesley development expected to launch this Spring. The historic neighbourhood, ... read more

Three Levels of Government Unveil Presto Gates at Main Street

MP Adam Vaughan celebrates the new Presto fare gate, image by Stefan Novakovic
April 8, 2016 1:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Representatives of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments converged this morning for an announcement about Toronto's transit future. Gathering at the Bloor-Danforth Line's Main Street ... read more

CityPlace School and Community Centre Revealed at DRP

CityPlace: Block 31, Toronto, by City of Toronto, TDSB, TDCSB, ZAS Architects
April 8, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's growing CityPlace neighbourhood is set to become a more complete community in coming years, as plans for a new community and education hub at Block 31 move forward. On April 5th, ZAS ... read more

Community Forum to Look at Yonge & Eglinton Development

Planning Department to Host North Toronto Community Planning Forum
April 8, 2016 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
To foster greater community involvement in one of the most rapidly intensifying areas of Toronto, the City's Planning Division along with neighbourhood organization the Federation of North Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign buyers flocking to Toronto’s downtown condo market; How about a relaxing stroll under the Gardiner?; Five things you need to know about the city’s new proposed ... read more

Photo of the Day: 250 Yonge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, architecture, 250 Yonge, Eaton Centre Tower
April 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, we are shown a detailed view of the office tower at 250 Yonge Street, captured from the southeast. ... read more

Library/YMCA to Form Centrepiece of Vaughan's New Downtown

Vaughan Centre YMCA/Library, Calloway REIT, SmartCentres, Diamond Schmitt
April 7, 2016 4:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Clustered around the future TTC subway terminus at Highway 7 and Jane Street, the suburban community once known as the "City above Toronto" is now experiencing a more urban growth pattern. While ... read more

Design Review Panel Considers 33 Gerrard Proposal Site Plan

33 Gerrard Street West, Great Eagle Holdings, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 7, 2016 1:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The redevelopment of the Eaton Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard West made its first pass through the Toronto Design Review Panel during another busy schedule at their most recent meeting this past ... read more

The Bartholomew Approaches Final Height in Regent Park

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
April 7, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on the construction progress of The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew in Regent Park, the first above grade levels were taking shape for ... read more

Heritage Toronto Honours Architect Benjamin Brown

Plaque is unveiled, Benjamin Brown, Heritage Toronto, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 7, 2016 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A commemorative plaque by Heritage Toronto, recognizing architect Benjamin Brown, will be installed at Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street West. read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Queen

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Queen, Toronto
April 7, 2016 10:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of Canada's tallest buildings can be found on and around the stretch of Bay Street between Front and Queen in Downtown Toronto's Financial District. A number of tall buildings have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor wants Mississauga to separate from Peel Region; Toronto staff to propose separate rules for Uber, taxis; TTC and Metrolinx to hold joint board meeting; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Track Work

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, streetcar, track replacement
April 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since March 29th, the TTC and the City of Toronto have been in the process of replacing streetcar tracks and sidewalks at the intersection of King Street West and Charlotte Street. A second ... read more

An Inside Look at The Davies With Brandy Lane's David Hirsh

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
April 6, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I'd like living here," David Hirsh tells us. "That's something I aim for with every project," the Brandy Lane CEO explains, "but it's particularly true for this one." We're on Avenue Road, just ... read more

University Students Create Plan for Downtown Site Competition

Proposal by Martello Group, University Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate
April 6, 2016 4:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition sends real estate students on a visioning exercise for a Toronto site. read more

Suite Interiors Open to Local Beauty at Hill and Dale Residences

Hill and Dale Residences, Studio JCI, Old Stonehenge, Clifton Blake
April 6, 2016 1:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few months since details began to emerge about Hill and Dale Residences, a six-storey, mixed-use project named for its location where the Summer(Hill) and Rose(Dale) ... read more

Metrolinx's Davenport Diamond Plan Assessed by Design Review

A 'skylight' runs beneath the bridge (column designs rendered are placeholders f
April 6, 2016 11:56 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I sense a certain tension in the room." This is how one of Toronto's Design Review Panel's (DRP) members characterized the situation before them on Tuesday, April 5th. Assessing Metrolinx's plan ... read more

Jury Announced for 'Project: Under Gardiner' Naming Exercise

Under Gardiner, Waterfront Toronto, Public Work, Greenberg Consultants
April 6, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one month after the announcement of 'Reclaim the Name'—a campaign to develop the official name for the over 10-acre 'Project: Under Gardiner'—and mere days since the first ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 6, 2016

April 6, 2016 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Beloved TORONTO sign comes with a cost; Which transit projects should be built first?; Toronto core must adapt with 'mini baby boom'; and more news Beloved TORONTO sign ... read more

Photo of the Day: Vibrant Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunset, dusk
April 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from UrbanToronto Forum contributor MoshiMoshiii, who submitted this shot of the Financial District to our Toronto skyline Forum thread. Captured from a ... read more