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Toronto to Get a New Courthouse Adjacent to City Hall

March 17, 2015 11:28 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
While more and more people chose to live in Downtown Toronto to enjoy an urban way of life, the primary land use in this changing part of town remains quite unchanged as businesses and government ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amazon expands in Canada with move to new Toronto skyscraper; Milton gears up to fight CN intermodal centre; A tour of Toronto’s skyline in the summer of 1930; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Icy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, ice, Winter
March 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now escaping the icy grip of a long, cold Winter, and once again appreciating the mild temperatures and sunshine that signal the start of Spring. While the cold weather is on the way out, ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Reveals Ferry Terminal Competition Entries

March 16, 2015 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has revealed the entries from each of the five teams competing to design the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal redevelopment at the foot of Bay Street. The current terminal is ... read more

Tableau Condos Taking Shape in the Entertainment District

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
March 16, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Out of the many condo developments rising in Toronto's Entertainment District, few will offer a street level experience as visually engaging as the Wallman Architects-designed Tableau ... read more

Studio2 Continues to Rise Next to Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
March 16, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the few months since we last caught up with Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio on Richmond, there has been plenty of progress to report on about the Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Organizers to announce Pan Am Games torchbearers today; Is the third time a charm for Rexdale revitalization?; Metrolinx puts a train-mad seven-year-old in the driver seat; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Finance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, fog
March 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the average weekday, over 100,000 workers commute in and out of Toronto's bustling Financial District. In addition to being Toronto's primary business district, this area of the city is also ... read more

The Top 10 Tallest Towers Coming to Toronto's Skyline

The 10 Tallest Developments Planned for Toronto
March 13, 2015 6:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent announcement of Mizrahi Development's proposed tower 'The One' seems to have hit Toronto like a bombshell. The involvement of world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners has the ... read more

Catching Up With Work at BSäR Group's 12 Degrees Condos

12 Degrees Condos, BSäR Group, Core Architects, Toronto
March 13, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on the construction progress of BSäR Group Of Companies' 12 Degrees during Summer 2014, when the 11-storey, Core Architects-designed development was in the ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners
March 13, 2015 3:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A list of winners has been released for the 2015 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, featuring local and international projects designed by architects and firms hailing from Ontario. ... read more

Toronto Urban Design Awards Calls for Submissions

2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards, City of Toronto
March 13, 2015 2:15 pm | by Editor | Comments
Every other year, the Toronto Urban Design Awards recognize the architects, urban designers, students and city builders who shape and reshape our urban environment. The awards are returning in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto parking officials now towing 80-110 vehicles daily; The Changing Landscape of Toronto’s Purpose-Built Rental Market; Target Canada closing 16 stores next week; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ghost on King

Photo of the Day, Toronto, streetcar, ttc, King, 504
March 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though many of us love to complain about transit, it is an undeniably important part of life in Toronto. The TTC's subway trains and streetcars are recognizable to the point of being considered ... read more

Ambitious Retail and Public Realm Plans Mark Mizrahi's The One

The One, Bloor and Yonge, Toronto, Foster + Partners, Mizrahi Developments
March 12, 2015 8:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's still early days for The One, plans for which were revealed yesterday by Mizrahi Developments and Foster + Partners at the Park Hyatt Hotel on Avenue Road. The companies are working towards a ... read more

Rising Home Prices Breathing New Life into GTA Rental Market

GTA Rental market, Concert Properties, Toronto
March 12, 2015 4:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate prices in the GTA are rising higher all the time, with the average detached home price recently crossing the $1 million mark, and average condo prices now sitting at $369,655 in ... read more

Restored Heritage Facade Beautifully Incorporated into 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 12, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Yorkville, home to Toronto's classiest shops, cafes and restaurants, construction is now in the late stages at the site of Alterra and Zinc ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Front

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Front, Toronto
March 12, 2015 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Throwback Thursday, we are comparing the southwest-facing view from Bay and Front between 2009 and 2015 where the construction of several office and condominium towers and the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposed 80-storey Toronto tower would be tallest building in Canada; TTC’s new ‘bendy’ buses still without bicycle racks; Connecting The Dots of transit wayfinding in the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising Moon Over Brookfield Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place
March 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 53-storey TD Canada Trust Tower was completed in 1990, and was known as the Canada Trust Tower until 2000 when it took on the current name. Part of the Brookfield Place complex ... read more