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Richard Florida & Adam Greenfield ask "What Shapes the City?"

What shapes the city? image by Marcus Mitanis
November 8, 2016 2:40 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Bringing together two leading urban theorists, the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design has announced a discussion featuring Richard Florida and ... read more

Chic Interiors Create Contemporary Vibe at Core Modern Homes

Core Modern Homes, Core Development, Mazenga, Batay-Csorba Architects
November 8, 2016 1:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In September, UrbanToronto took notice of the very modern exteriors of Core Modern Homes, a new urban townhome development in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. The seven homes, designed ... read more

5468796-Designed Lake & East Targets 2017 Launch

Lake & East Condominium Residences, Oakville, by Symmetry, Fortress RDI, Engine
November 8, 2016 11:42 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the shores of Lake Ontario, Oakville's Bronte Village could become home to a distinctive 20-storey tower designed by Winnipeg's acclaimed 5468796 Architecture. Since the Lake & East ... read more

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

November 8, 2016 8:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The SmartTrack Shell Game With TIF; York Region headquarters comes with hefty price tag; The “Webster Effect” Has a Chilling Effect on Staff and Makes for Worse Council ... read more

Photo of the Day: Exhibit Residences

Exhibit Residences, Toronto, Roy Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza, Metropia
November 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a design that plays off of the Studio Libeskind-designed ROM Crystal across Bloor Street, Bazis, Metropia, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences is now looking very much ... read more

43 Gerrard West Rental Tower Rises Above Grade

43 Gerrard West, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, GWL Realty Advisors
November 7, 2016 5:36 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The stretch of Gerrard around Yonge and Bay Streets may soon become one of downtown Toronto's most dense neighbourhoods. After the precedent-setting Aura at College Park, proposals south of ... read more

Scale Model Previews Danforth's Canvas Condominium

Canvas Condominium, Toronto, by Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza
November 7, 2016 5:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the south side of the Danforth in Toronto's east end, Marlin Spring's 8-storey Canvas Condominium will add a 200-foot retail frontage to the somewhat transitional stretch—where fine-grained ... read more

Construction Reaches Podium Levels at Canderel's YC Condos

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel
November 7, 2016 3:35 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
For many years, the street level view of the Yonge and College intersection has remained relatively untouched; specifically the northwest corner. Now with recent developments proposed and under ... read more

New Renderings Reveal More Amenity Spaces at Daniels' The Wyatt

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB, IBI Group, Toronto
November 7, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first condominium development planned to rise in the third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization, The Daniels Corporation's The Wyatt will occupy Block 26 of the neighbourhood, ... read more

Public Input Sought for Davisville Parks and Public Realm Vision

Public Input Sought for Davisville Parks and Public Realm Vision
November 7, 2016 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Adopted by City Council back in 2014, Toronto's Midtown in Focus plan aims to improve parks and public spaces in the area. The Yonge-Davisville neighbourhood is the latest to be singled out, ... read more

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto and Commuting From the Suburbs

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto and Commuting From the Suburb
November 7, 2016 10:30 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
There are definitely benefits to suburban living. You can get a bigger house that’s more in tune with your budget than you can in Toronto. Life moves at a slower pace and the streets are quieter. ... read more

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

November 7, 2016 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo buyers may target Donald Trump to recoup losses; Major unknowns, risks in funding Tory's SmartTrack plan remain ahead of vote; Toronto Hydro mulls putting a ... read more

Photo of the Day: 88 Scott Rising

Photo of the Day: 88 Scott Rising
November 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now approaching its final height of 58 storeys, Concert Properties' 88 Scott has begun to impact the city skyline from various vantage points. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us ... read more

Street Level Emphasized, Tower Shortened in 700 Bay Update

700 Bay, Quadrangle Architects, Kingsett Capital, Rental Apartments, Toronto
November 4, 2016 4:42 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Over two years ago, developers Kingsett Capital proposed a 45-storey mixed-use purpose built rental apartment tower to replace a 2-storey podium on Gerrard west of Bay, a couple ... read more

The Interview: Brandy Lane's David Hirsh Wants To Build Homes, Not Units

November 4, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I don't like the way we've come to talk about housing and development," David Hirsh explains. "When I hear people talk about real estate, more and more of the conversations are along the lines of ... read more

37 Floors Ready to Rise Over Existing Tower at 488 University

Residences of 488 University, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2016 2:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly 15 months after a tower crane was installed atop an existing 18-storey, 1968-built office building at 480 University Avenue, one of Toronto's most ambitious condominium projects ... read more

Upcoming Panel Discussion Examines the Legacy of Jane Jacobs

November 4, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On May 4th of this year, Jane Jacobs would have turned 100. While the legendary author and theorist passed away in 2006, perhaps no figure remains as influential in the world of urban studies as ... read more

Construction Progressing at Barbara Ann Scott Park

Barbara Ann Scott Park, MBTW Group / Watchorn Architect, RAW Design, Toronto
November 4, 2016 1:22 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Seven months ago in April 2016, construction began on the redesign of Barbara Ann Scott Park. Originally built in the 1980s, this park was constructed on top of the underground parking garage ... read more

Design of Lindvest's Sonic Condos Draws Musical Parallels

Sonic Condos, Lindvest Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 4, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major investment in transportation infrastructure is priming Toronto's Eglinton Avenue for new levels of residential density. As construction progresses for the Crosstown LRT, several new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
DineSafe-like rating program for Toronto landlords could be on its way; Metrolinx files notice of intent to cancel Bombardier Inc light rail vehicle contract worth $770 ... read more