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Throwback Thursday: Bay and Queen

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Queen, Toronto
April 7, 2016 10:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of Canada's tallest buildings can be found on and around the stretch of Bay Street between Front and Queen in Downtown Toronto's Financial District. A number of tall buildings have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor wants Mississauga to separate from Peel Region; Toronto staff to propose separate rules for Uber, taxis; TTC and Metrolinx to hold joint board meeting; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Track Work

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, streetcar, track replacement
April 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since March 29th, the TTC and the City of Toronto have been in the process of replacing streetcar tracks and sidewalks at the intersection of King Street West and Charlotte Street. A second ... read more

An Inside Look at The Davies With Brandy Lane's David Hirsh

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
April 6, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I'd like living here," David Hirsh tells us. "That's something I aim for with every project," the Brandy Lane CEO explains, "but it's particularly true for this one." We're on Avenue Road, just ... read more

University Students Create Plan for Downtown Site Competition

Proposal by Martello Group, University Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate
April 6, 2016 4:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition sends real estate students on a visioning exercise for a Toronto site. read more

Suite Interiors Open to Local Beauty at Hill and Dale Residences

Hill and Dale Residences, Studio JCI, Old Stonehenge, Clifton Blake
April 6, 2016 1:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few months since details began to emerge about Hill and Dale Residences, a six-storey, mixed-use project named for its location where the Summer(Hill) and Rose(Dale) ... read more

Metrolinx's Davenport Diamond Plan Assessed by Design Review

A 'skylight' runs beneath the bridge (column designs rendered are placeholders f
April 6, 2016 11:56 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I sense a certain tension in the room." This is how one of Toronto's Design Review Panel's (DRP) members characterized the situation before them on Tuesday, April 5th. Assessing Metrolinx's plan ... read more

Jury Announced for 'Project: Under Gardiner' Naming Exercise

Under Gardiner, Waterfront Toronto, Public Work, Greenberg Consultants
April 6, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one month after the announcement of 'Reclaim the Name'—a campaign to develop the official name for the over 10-acre 'Project: Under Gardiner'—and mere days since the first ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 6, 2016

April 6, 2016 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Beloved TORONTO sign comes with a cost; Which transit projects should be built first?; Toronto core must adapt with 'mini baby boom'; and more news Beloved TORONTO sign ... read more

Photo of the Day: Vibrant Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunset, dusk
April 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from UrbanToronto Forum contributor MoshiMoshiii, who submitted this shot of the Financial District to our Toronto skyline Forum thread. Captured from a ... read more

Video Highlights Design Details of Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design, Burlington
April 5, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we took a detailed look at the Cecconi Simone-appointed amenity spaces planned for Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, giving some insight into what ... read more

Ottawa's ArtHaus Celebrates Sales Centre Grand Opening

ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, KPMB Architects
April 5, 2016 4:21 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With construction now well underway, Ottawa's ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court recently celebrated its official launch, with the Sales Gallery for the innovative mixed-use project now open. Touted ... read more

Introducing 'The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon' in Historic Georgetown

The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon, SilverCreek Group, Studio JCI, Georgetown
April 5, 2016 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
About 60 kilometres west of Toronto, a new development is proposing to rejuvenate the historic main drag of Georgetown, the chief population centre of the town of Halton Hills. SilverCreek ... read more

Civic Engagement Enhanced by New Planning Review Panel

Complete Streets Guidelines, Toronto Planning Review Panel, Marcus Mitanis
April 5, 2016 12:12 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 28-member Toronto Planning Review Panel is tasked with providing feedback on a variety of major planning policies and projects. read more

Toronto Studies the Creation of Family-Friendly Communities

The Shops at Don Mills, City of Toronto
April 5, 2016 9:53 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Building upon planning work and the findings of multiple rounds of public consultations across the city dating back to 2013, the City of Toronto has initiated a study entitled Growing Up: ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto building rises from the ashes of an unsolved fire; GTA home sales hit record high for 1st quarter of 2016; What is Inclusionary Zoning?; and more news Toronto building ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk on Ward's Island

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Ward's Island, dusk
April 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of the best views of the Toronto skyline can be found on the Islands. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by A Great Capture, we are shown a view ... read more

Winners Announced for 2016 OAA Awards

Winners Announced for 2016 OAA Awards
April 4, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From a pool of almost 200 submissions, 10 projects have been selected as winners for the Ontario Association of Architects' (OAA) 2016 Awards' prestigious Design Excellence category. The awards ... read more

Sawtooth Pattern Revealed as Aqualina at Bayside Rises

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Toronto
April 4, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Spring 2015 ground breaking of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside, the project's below-grade parking structure has been excavated and the foundations poured. ... read more

First Public Meeting Announced for 'Project: Under Gardiner'

Under Gardiner, Waterfront Toronto, Public Work, Greenberg Consultants
April 4, 2016 2:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost five months since the announcement of plans to create 10 acres of new public space underneath a 1.75 kilometre stretch of Toronto's Gardiner ... read more