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Avant Garde Design of Lake & East Condos Covers Inside & Out

Lake & East, Oakville, Symmetry, Fortress, Engine, 5468796, Land Art Design
September 9, 2016 1:38 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new project by Winnipeg's 5468796 Architecture is set to bring modern design to Oakville's waterfront. Located a short distance from Lake Ontario, the edgy design of Lake & East ... read more

Sophisticated U31 Interior Design at Canvas Condominium

Canvas Condominium, Marlin Spring, U31, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
September 9, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Capitalizing on both the growing demand for housing in proximity to rapid transit and a recent push for mid-rise developments along Toronto's arterials, several medium-density projects have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does a complete street look like?; Explaining the 1,190 subway delays during TTC’s peak season in 2015; Toronto's architectural legacy influences new developments; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Open Roof

Aerial view of the Rogers Centre with the roof open, image by Dan Sedran via Fli
September 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dan Sedran, today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the Rogers Centre with its roof open. Captured just before sunset, this view ... read more

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City Premiering at TIFF

Jane Jacobs, image via the Library of Congress
September 8, 2016 6:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Death and Life of Great American Cities is a book almost entirely bereft of photos and graphics. "There's just a note from Jane Jacobs that basically says—and I'm paraphrasing here—'if you ... read more

City Invites Residents to Get Involved in Participatory Budgeting

City Invites Residents to Get Involved in Participatory Budgeting Pilot Program
September 8, 2016 2:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Initiated in 2015, Toronto's three-year Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilot program opens up municipal budgeting to members of the public, giving them the opportunity to vote on funding community ... read more

177 Front East: New Design Emerges in Site Plan Application

177 Front Street East, by Pemberton Group, Wallman Architects
September 8, 2016 12:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When a settlement between the City of Toronto and the developer was reached at the OMB earlier this year, the drawn out development saga at 177 Front Street East took a major step forward. Sold to ... read more

Crane Installed for Aragon's Enigma on the Park

Crane installed at the site of Enigma on the Park, image by smably
September 8, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park has reached a milestone in Toronto's Bloor and Lansdowne area. The last time we checked in on the progress of the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline from the Dufferin Bridge

View east from the Dufferin Bridge, 2011, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 8, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year during the CNE, countless pedestrians coming to and from Exhibition Place traverse the Dufferin Street bridge spanning the Gardiner Expressway. This vantage point is a fairly popular ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory rides sweltering subway, tells TTC to ‘do better’; Toronto housing sales remain strong in August while supply dwindles; Toronto launches photo competition meant ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Density

Evening view of Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor robmci
September 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a dramatic evening view of Downtown Toronto's incredible density. Submitted to the EY Tower Forum thread by contributor robmci, this southwest facing view looks ... read more

Teeple-Designed Condo Proposed by Alterra for Eastern Avenue

18 Eastern Avenue, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto
September 7, 2016 4:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal was submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department earlier this week for a 13-storey condominium and townhome development at 18 Eastern Avenue by the Alterra Group ... read more

Previewing Suite Interiors at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

September 7, 2016 3:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Joining an eclectic stretch of Toronto's St. Clair West, Graywood Developments' SCOOP Condos will add mid-rise density (and new retail) to a gradually evolving evolving neighbourhood. Located just ... read more

Toronto Seeking Public's Comments on Ward Boundary Review

Existing City of Toronto ward boundaries, image retrieved from City of Toronto
September 7, 2016 3:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a watchful eye on the City's ongoing Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR), a process which has most recently been narrowed down to a choice of two options. One plan ... read more

Suburbs on Track: Building Transit-Friendly New Communities

Transit, Development, Toronto, Ryerson City Building Institute, Suburbs
September 7, 2016 11:45 am | by David Rudin | Comments
Public transit is, in theory, supposed to connect people with the places that matter in their lives: the homes they live in; the stores they frequent; the schools they attend; the jobs at which ... read more

Work on York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Replacement Now Underway

Construction equipment now on site, image by Craig White
September 7, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After several years of planning, the long-anticipated replacement of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramps are now officially underway. The existing 1960s-built exit—consisting of a ... read more

Explainer: Raft Slab

Massey Tower, Toronto, by Mod, Hariri Pontarini
September 7, 2016 10:23 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Today's Explainer offers a 'foundational' overview of construction terminology. While the most visible and attention-getting stages of high-rise construction take place above ground, some of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Crazy' going away party planned for Toronto's Honest Ed's; TTC needed ‘sleight of hand’ to get extra federal cash, says board member; John Tory takes subway ride without ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Skyline

C-130 flying over Humber Bay during the 67th annual CIAS
September 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 67th annual Canadian International Air Show tore up the skies over Downtown Toronto this past weekend, and photos continue to pour into our Flickr Pool and Forum threads. Submitted to ... read more

Union Station: Finding a Way—and a Place—in Transit

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx, NORR
September 6, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For some of us, memories of Toronto's Union Station are filtered through the smell of Cinnabon that wafted through the corrall of passengers in the Bay Concourse's nauseatingly yellow ... read more