Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Aerial view of Corktown Common and the Toronto skyline, image by Jasonzed
September 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of one of Toronto's newest outdoor spaces. Located in the fledgling West Don Lands area, the Corktown Common opened to much fanfare in 2013, and ... read more

1 Scollard Proposal Opposed by Planning, Councillor, Locals

1 Scollard, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, KPMB Architects
September 28, 2016 5:09 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
As development intensifies in the height ridge around Toronto’s Yonge and Bloor streets, the debate over the relative importance of aesthetic quality and density requirements came to a head at the ... read more

Ottawa: DevMcGill's Arthaus Introduces Unique Mixed-Use Model

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
September 28, 2016 4:01 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"As land values rise, I think it's going to become more common," DevMcGill CEO Stephane Côté tells us, describing the ambitious mixed-use programming of Ottawa's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court. ... read more

Above Grade Levels Taking Shape at ZIGG Condos

Ground floor of the site's southern arm, image by Jack Landau
September 28, 2016 3:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just last month when Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos achieved an important milestone along Toronto's St. Clair Avenue West, with the pouring of the ... read more

Must See Projects at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016

nuit blanche 2016, electrosmog toronto, jean-pierre aube
September 28, 2016 2:28 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Nuit Blanche Toronto is just around the corner, and this year’s event promises to infuse the city with contemporary art installations and urban interventions. The festivities begin at 6:58 PM on ... read more

Construction Progressing for Block B of ELAD's Emerald City

Panoramic view of construction at Emerald City's Block B, image by Jack Landau
September 28, 2016 11:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the success of the initial block of three towers and townhomes at ELAD Canada's Emerald City at Don Mills and Sheppard in North York, construction is well underway on three ... read more

Explainer: Greenfields

Greenflies sites around Regina, Saskatchewan, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 28, 2016 10:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' provided an overview of the term 'brownfields,' which refers to sites that were formerly developed but are now abandoned lands, often of an industrial nature. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report sounds alarm on big TTC projects; Ontario shows willingness to replace Bombardier on Toronto transit project; Battle brewing over ward boundaries; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Aerial

Aerial view of Downtown Toronto, image by wyliepoon via Flickr
September 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Downtown Toronto. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by wyliepoon, this view shows the heart of the city, with a number of ... read more

The Museum: Exhibit Interrogates the Architecture of Trauma

A model of the pool, image courtesy of Novka Ćosović
September 27, 2016 10:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We're in a Downtown Toronto café. The familiar din of baristas, regulars, grinders, and steam is somewhere behind us. People are sitting around us, with laptops, newspapers, or friends in front of ... read more

10-Tower M City to Rise on 15 Acres at Mississauga City Centre

M City will transform 15 acres of land southwest of Mississauga City Centre
September 27, 2016 4:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A 15-acre plot of land that has long sat as a vacant field on the south side of Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga is finally to be transformed by a $1.5 bn development to be called M City. ... read more

Crane Installed at Bayview Village Site of Lotus Condos

Crane installed at the site of Lotus Condos, image by Jack Landau
September 27, 2016 2:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One subway stop east of North York's high-density hub at Yonge and Sheppard, the Bayview Village area has been experiencing a boom in mid-rise construction for over a decade now. A dense ... read more

Diamante's 30-Storey Tower Joins Growing North York Corridor

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante, Scott Shields Architects
September 27, 2016 1:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As one of five urban 'Centres' under the City of Toronto's Official Plan, the North York Centre at Yonge and Sheppard is designated to continue developing into a more dynamic hub for the area. ... read more

High Def Video Pairs Toronto Bustle with Beauty

September 27, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In what could easily be used as a tourism advertisement for Toronto, filmmakers Imagine This World have produced a lovely video that captures some of the city's most popular landmarks and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 7:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Road safety advocates unhappy with John Tory's plan to fight congestion; There’s Way Too Much Garbage Along the Lakeshore; Nuit Blanche exhibit dominates Nathan Phillips ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor Sunrise

Sunrise view of balcony glass installation at One Bloor East, image by Benito
September 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing installation of balcony glazing at Great Gulf's One Bloor East is bringing the 76-storey, Hariri Pontarini-designed condominium tower closer to its final aesthetic. ... read more

Bathurst Adelaide Intersection Could be Improved for Bikes

September 26, 2016 5:00 pm | by Alex Gaio | Comments
As outlined in a City of Toronto report, considerations are underway to redesign how the bike lane on Adelaide Street interfaces with Bathurst Street. Upwards of 50 cyclists have been ... read more

Previewing the Features and Finishes at Adi's Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Burlington, by Adi, Icon Architects
September 26, 2016 4:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Launched earlier this year, Burlington's Nautique Lakefront Residences is now mostly sold out, with only 8 of 27 floorplans now remaining. Designed by Icon Architects, the Adi Development Group ... read more

Financial District BIA Releases PATH Map Beta, Seeks Feedback

#PATH360 pilot project concept map, image courtesy of Financial District BIA
September 26, 2016 3:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's (mostly) subterranean PATH system of pedestrian concourses, tunnels, and bridges has long suffered from navigability issues. Though pieces of the system have existed in some form from as ... read more

159SW: Contemporary Alterra Condos at Sherbourne & Wellesley

Lobby at 159SW Condos, image courtesy of Alterra
September 26, 2016 2:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this summer, we introduced 159SW Condos, a new project from Alterra Group of Companies coming to the southwest corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley. Named for its address ... read more