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Mixed-Use Redevelopment of RioCan's Leaside Centre Proposed

Site plan for 815 Eglinton Avenue East
September 2, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Laird and Eglinton area is expected to grow substantially in the coming years as a result of a new Crosstown LRT line station, targeted to open in 2021. Among the six designated 'Focus ... read more

Concert's 88 Scott Three Quarters of Way To Final Height

88 Scott, Toronto, by Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
September 2, 2016 1:06 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Nearly a year into construction of its tower on the border of Toronto's Financial District and St. Lawrence neighbourhoods, Concert Properties' 88 Scott, the Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

Have Your Say: Shaping the National Housing Strategy

September 2, 2016 11:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Below Toronto's skyline of cranes and steel, a housing crisis grips the city. Alongside the glassy totems of progress and prosperity, over 80,000 Toronto households remain on the wait list for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo owners retake control of board in fight against short-term rental firms; Got Presto? Bike Share has a deal for you; The next massive mural should be at Yonge ... read more

Photo of the Day: Obscured View

The under-construction Harbour Plaza Residences towers in Toronto
September 2, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an interesting view captured from the east tower of Ïce Condominiums. Submitted to the Harbour Plaza Residences and Sun Life Financial Tower Forum ... read more

Sleek architectsAlliance-designed Tower Proposed on Wellington

Wellington House, Toronto, by Lamb Development Corp, architectsAlliance
September 1, 2016 5:39 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tucked between Clarence Square and Victoria Memorial Park, the Downtown Toronto stretch of Wellington Street could become home to an eye-catching architectsAlliance-designed tower. Incorporating a ... read more

Revised Design for Waterfront Innovation Centre Debuts Online

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Menkes, Sweeny &Co, Waterfront Toronto, Toronto
September 1, 2016 3:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A revised design of Menkes' Waterfront Innovation Centre is making waves on social media, as new images reveal a starkly different direction for the appearance of the building after a lengthy ... read more

Rail Deck Park Envisioned at 'Our Home and Miniature Land'

Depiction of un-decked rail corridor at Our Home & Miniature Land
September 1, 2016 2:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent announcement of a park proposed to be built atop the rail corridor leading into Downtown Toronto from the west made waves last month, spurring the imagination of Torontonians with ... read more

55 Eglinton East: City Planning Not in Favour of 47-Storey Tower

September 1, 2016 1:21 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Fall approaches, Toronto's school kids and City Councillors are preparing to get back to work. While a full City Council meeting doesn't begin until October 5th, the Toronto and East York ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums

March 18, 2014: colonnade taking shape at Tableau Condominiums
September 1, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the span of the last two and a half years, Toronto's Entertainment District has undergone significant vertical growth. The intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets has been the site of some ... read more

Topping Off August 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Aerial view of Ten York, image by Forum contributor UrbanOptic
September 1, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up August 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 8:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier misses another deadline for Eglinton Crosstown project; Hundreds of George Brown College students moving into Canary District; How Public Transit Helps Us, and ... read more

Photo of the Day: PSV in Mississauga

PSV 1 & 2 in Mississauga, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of a new condominium development under construction in Mississauga. Captured by drone and submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this ... read more

St. Lawrence Market North Demolition Begins Next Week

St. Lawrence Market North, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 31, 2016 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the summer of 2015, a temporary structure at 125 The Esplanade has been hosting the Saturday farmers market and Sunday antique market events which until then had been a fixture of ... read more

Construction Ramps Up as Berczy Park Opening Looms

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
August 31, 2016 1:43 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Construction on Toronto's re-imagined Berczy Park has ramped up in anticipation of the park's much-awaited opening on October 31st. With exactly two months to go, construction of the Downtown park ... read more

1 Scollard Faces Refusal Recommendation from Planning

1 Scollard, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, KPMB Architects
August 31, 2016 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With September's Toronto East York Community Council meeting fast approaching, another group of proposed developments face the scrutiny of Toronto's councillors. While Council—or in the case of an ... read more

Explainer: Woonerf

August 31, 2016 10:26 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' tackles the woonerf, a concept that's been very popular in Toronto's urban circles (it originated in the Netherlands, so you know it's cool). So what are woonerfs, and why ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016 9:10 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Affording a home in Toronto now harder than it has been in 25 years: report; Moss Park development sparks gentrification concerns; What Toronto's Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look ... read more

Photo of the Day: Norge

King Harald V of Norway's "Norge" docked at the foot of Sherbourne Street
August 31, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Francisco Silva, today's Photo of the Day features a view of a royal visitor at the foot of Sherbourne Street. This evening shot features the ... read more

Yorkdale Condos Excavation Progressing in Lawrence Heights

Excavation for The Yorkdale Condominiums, just west of Allen Road
August 30, 2016 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost one year since the mid-October 2015 start of demolition activity in Toronto's Lawrence Heights community, construction of the soon-to-be-rebuilt neighbourhood's first major market ... read more