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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rosedale NIMBYs Push Back Against Four-Storey Condo; Wynne to halt Tory’s plans for road tolls on Gardiner, DVP; New report outlines vision for how to make Toronto a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Bloor's Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Yonge and Bloor
January 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a worm's-eye view showing the three towers of Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor matthewsmithphoto, this view ... read more

Tower-in-the-Park Infill Planned for Etobicoke's La Rose Avenue

45 La Rose, Toronto, by Richview Developments, Turner Fleischer
January 26, 2017 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to the recent surge of infill developments for Toronto's mid-century apartment communities, the towers of Etobicoke's La Rose Avenue could be joined by a new seven-storey rental building. ... read more

LJM's Waterview Condos Takes Shape on Grimsby Lakefront

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
January 26, 2017 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over 50 kilometres southwest of Toronto's shoreline, new developments are adding residential density to the Grimsby lakefront. Since starting construction in mid-2015, LJM ... read more

Dundas BRT: The Missing Rapid Transit Line That's Not Forgotten

January 26, 2017 3:57 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Back in 2012 Metrolinx unveiled the "Next Wave", a series of rapid transit infrastructure projects that would form the next group of projects funded and completed as part of The Big Move. The Next ... read more

Tight Market: TREB Releases Q4 2016 Condo and Rental Reports

TREB's Q4 2016 Market Report Shows Rise in Condo Sales and Prices
January 26, 2017 2:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following up on Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) recent release of housing and commercial market figures for December 2016, two new TREB reports are shedding light on condominium and rental ... read more

A Community Takes Shape: Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
January 26, 2017 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As in Toronto, Oakville's population has been steadily increasing. While the desire to move into the centre of the city is being answered by new condominium and apartment towers, Upper Oakville's ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Front & Trinity Transformed in Corktown

January 26, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features the changing view, looking northwest across the intersection of Front & Trinity streets in Toronto's Corktown area. Back in January, 2006, the view from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Policy change needed to save Toronto heritage buildings; Toronto's Green Line linear park inches forward; Take a look inside MLSE’s fancy new Moss Park sports facility for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Winter Skate

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square
January 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a crowd enjoying a winter tradition in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Bryan Bonnici, this view faces east across the square's busy ... read more

Growth To Watch for 2017: Etobicoke Centre and Bloor West

2915 Bloor West, TACT Architecture, Fieldgate Homes, Dorsay Development Corp
January 25, 2017 6:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
With three parts of Toronto now covered by our annual Growth To Watch For series, we are continuing our trip through the west side of the City. A few days ago, we published the Growth ... read more

Queen West Parking Lot (Finally) Making Way for Development

Mountain Equipment Coop, Toronto, by Sweeney &Co
January 25, 2017 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A prominent Queen West parking lot is no more, making way for a three-storey commercial building that will house a new MEC, replacing the store's well-known King Street flagship. read more

Hoarding Comes Down as Fuse2 Approaches Completion

Fuse Condos, Fuse2, Neudorfer, Barrett, Burka, Toronto
January 25, 2017 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos has continued to progress at Dupont and Lansdowne, with hoarding now removed from the base of the Barrett ... read more

8-Tower Community Planned West of Kipling Station

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer
January 25, 2017 2:57 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late July of last year, Pinnacle International's proposal for a 25-storey condominium on Etobicoke's Dundas Street West began to take shape through a Site Plan Application (SPA) to the City of ... read more

Hurontario LRT: Cooksville GO Station to be Intermodal Hub

Cooksville GO Station rendering
January 25, 2017 11:05 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While municipal councils in Toronto, Brampton, and Hamilton have been divided on whether or not to accept full provincial funding for new LRT lines—parts of Metrolinx's The Big Move plan to expand ... read more

Explainer: Groundscrapers

The Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam, image retrieved from Google Maps
January 25, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' series returns with an overview of the so-called 'groundscraper,' a neologism that's catching on as an emerging term in the urban vocabulary. Though not ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto artist attempts to make people see the beauty of Highway 401; Toronto developers accused of carrying out ‘stealth’ demolitions amid heritage-designation ... read more

Photo of the Day: QRC West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, QRC West, Queen Richmond Centre
January 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Recent growth in Toronto's Entertainment District has primarily taken the form of high-rise condominium towers, though one new development has contributed a major boost in office space for the ... read more

Daniels Waterfront: New Funding for OCAD and George Brown

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Rafael + Bigauskas, RAW, Toronto
January 24, 2017 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the commercial phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts gradually joins Toronto's nascent East Bayfront skyline on Queens Quay, new information about the project's mixed-use programming ... read more

Commercial Podium Levels Take Shape at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Rafael + Bigauskas, RAW, Toronto
January 24, 2017 6:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebirth of Queens Quay East continues with a wave of new developments, adding residential density, offices, retail, and new public spaces to Toronto's waterfront. While some of these projects ... read more