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Kip One Adding High-Rise Presence to Etobicoke's Dundas West

The Kip District, Toronto, by Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI
May 1, 2017 2:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From Kipling Station to Highway 427, the curving Etobicoke stretch of Dundas Street West is set to be re-made with a dramatic influx of residential density. With Concert Properties' five-tower Kip ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Unarmed Verses, State of Exception, Motel

The converted Continental in Niagara Falls, image courtesy of Hot Docs
May 1, 2017 12:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the hottest topics in Toronto these days is skyrocketing value of real estate, and how the city is becoming increasingly unaffordable. In the midst of this, hundreds of TCHC units at ... read more

Previewing the Amenities for The Peak at Emerald City

The Peak at Emerald City, WZMH Architects, ELAD Canada, Toronto
May 1, 2017 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's master-planned Emerald City community has been growing steadily in North York over the past few years. With Block A now complete at the southeast corner of Don Mills and Sheppard, ... read more

Topping Off April 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off April 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 1, 2017 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up April 2017's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Parkdale tenants kick off ‘rent strike’ to demand repairs, end to rent hikes; How the Provincial Budget Does and Doesn’t Screw Toronto; John Tory puts Kathleen Wynne, ... read more

Photo of the Day: GM New Look

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GM New Look bus
May 1, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a GM New Look bus set against the Toronto skyline. The last of the TTC’s iconic New Look vehicles were retired on December 16, 2011, replaced by more modern ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition: A Wrap-Up and Next Steps

April 28, 2017 5:11 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
After our four-part series covering the entries for the new Etobicoke Civic Centre (ECC) design competition, we are providing a quick round-up of the designs, along with a poll where you can cast ... read more

Previewing the Suites at Arch Lofts in the Lower Junction

Arch Lofts, Windmill Development, Caricari Lee Architects, Toronto
April 28, 2017 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the corner of Perth and Wallace in Toronto's Lower Junction, the former Perth Avenue Methodist Church is being adapted as a modestly scaled luxury condominium development. Now under ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Henning Larsen, Adamson Assoc., PMA

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Adamson Associates, Henning Larsen, PMA, Toronto
April 28, 2017 2:45 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Rat Film and Last Men In Aleppo

Rat Film, image courtesy of Hot Docs
April 28, 2017 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Part pest control how-to, part social science study, part apocalyptic fantasy, Theo Anthony's Rat Film looks at Baltimore through the lens of a rodent infestation, and how it is still linked ... read more

Sonic: A Look at Don Mills and Eglinton's Upcoming POPS

Sonic, SuperSonic, Lindvest, NAK, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 28, 2017 11:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Planned to rise just southeast of Toronto's Don Mills and Eglinton intersection, Lindvest's Sonic Condos and SuperSonic Condos are intensifying the area with a pair of 30- and ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: KPMB Architects, West 8

Etobicoke Civic Centre, KPMB, West 8, Toronto
April 28, 2017 10:32 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

Final Elements Coming Together at Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 28, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With residents now populating Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, and Castlepoint Numa's Backstage on the Esplanade, the finishing stages of construction are being ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a virtual tour of Toronto's revamped Broadview Hotel; 125 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road; TTC subway air quality ‘not likely to endanger’ ... read more

Photo of the Day: 561 Sherbourne

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 561 Sherbourne, Medallion, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new rental tower under construction at 561 Sherbourne in Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting a Path for Unprecedented Growth

Jennifer Keesmaat addresses ULI, image by Edward Skira
April 27, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Understanding the city is a daunting undertaking, one that gets all the more complicated and intricate as Toronto grows—almost explodes—from a regional metropolis into a centre of the global ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: The Workers' Cup and In Time to Come

A still from Adam Sobel's The Worker's Cup, image via Hot Docs
April 27, 2017 4:05 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Alternately sobering and exhilarating—and ultimately something of a bonding experience—The Workers' Cup should appeal to footy fans, FIFA haters, anyone curious about the way Doha is rising and ... read more

Mattamy and Biddington Unveil "Vita Two on The Lake"

Vita Two on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
April 27, 2017 3:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on the success of their recently launched Vita on the Lake project on the Etobicoke waterfront, Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group are moving forward with plans for a ... read more

Occupancy Underway at Lifetime's Bisha Residences

Bisha, Lifetime, Ink, Wallman Architects, Munge Leung, Toronto
April 27, 2017 3:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out at a height of 147 metres last year in Toronto's Entertainment District, construction has been progressing behind the glass curtain at Lifetime ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Diamond Schmitt Architects, MVVA

Looking north to the Etobicoke Civic Centre, designed by Diamond Schmitt Archite
April 27, 2017 3:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more