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Inside the MLSE Foundation's New Jarvis Street 'Launchpad'

January 30, 2017 2:35 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
"Tomorrow is Built Today." Those were the words emblazoned across the south wall of the brand new MLSE launchpad on the evening of January 26, which saw the grand opening of the new multi-sport ... read more

15-Storey Condo Could Replace River Street Beer Store

28 River Street, Toronto, by Rosewater Capital, RAW Design
January 30, 2017 1:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Queen, another Toronto Beer Store could be making way for redevelopment on River Street. As one of five Beer Store sites purchased by Rosewater Capital, the lot at 28 River Street is ... read more

12-Storey Office and Live-Work Building Proposed on Parliament

191 Parliament, Toronto, by Downing Street Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
January 30, 2017 12:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: New renderings of the project (seen below) are now available, and our dataBase has been updated with the full selection of more recent graphics. NEW rendering of the project, image ... read more

Scale Model Provides Glimpse into Details of Vita on the Lake

Vita on the Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
January 30, 2017 10:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The skyline of South Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area is punctuated by Mattamy and Biddington's Lago at the Waterfront, with the 50-storey condominium tower currently standing as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades-long saga could revive Docks-like space on Polson Pier; How Fast Can The King Car Run?; Turnabout could take toll on Kathleen Wynne’s relationship with John Tory; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Falcon

Photo of the Day, Toronto, peregrine falcon
January 30, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While peregrine falcons typically nest on cliff ledges in their natural habitat, the Greater Toronto area's large number of tall buildings in close proximity to river valleys and ravines create a ... read more

King Street Pilot Study: The Push for a Car-Free Corridor

A typical sight along King St: A crowded streetcar
January 27, 2017 6:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Talk about transit improvements in Toronto usually seems to revolve around large scale, multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, be they subway or LRT. When faced with a rapid transit system ... read more

36-Storey Rental Development Proposed Near Jane and Wilson

160 Chalkfarm Drive, Verdiroc, WZMH Architects, Toronto
January 27, 2017 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A wave of tower-in-the-park infill projects have been proposed across Toronto over the past several months, with property owners seeking to intensify the under-utilized green spaces and paved ... read more

Mixed-Use Redevelopment Proposed for Stockyards District

January 27, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two decades have now passed since most of The Junction's stockyards closed, and in the time since, big box stores and low-rise housing has regenerated most of this gritty area of Toronto. Now, a ... read more

Walid Raad at U of T Daniels: "How Can Fiction Replace Reality?"

January 27, 2017 11:53 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In an era of epistemic bubbles and 'alternative facts,' the boundaries of fiction and reality feel more conspicuously fraught than ever. What is our 'reality' in 2017—and more acutely, what ... read more

2016 A Record Setting Year for New Home Sales in the GTA

2016 A Record Setting Year for New Home Sales in the GTA
January 27, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One year since the announcement that 2015 was a record-setting year for new home sales in the GTA, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) has announced that records were ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rosedale NIMBYs Push Back Against Four-Storey Condo; Wynne to halt Tory’s plans for road tolls on Gardiner, DVP; New report outlines vision for how to make Toronto a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Bloor's Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Yonge and Bloor
January 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a worm's-eye view showing the three towers of Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor matthewsmithphoto, this view ... read more

Tower-in-the-Park Infill Planned for Etobicoke's La Rose Avenue

45 La Rose, Toronto, by Richview Developments, Turner Fleischer
January 26, 2017 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to the recent surge of infill developments for Toronto's mid-century apartment communities, the towers of Etobicoke's La Rose Avenue could be joined by a new seven-storey rental building. ... read more

LJM's Waterview Condos Takes Shape on Grimsby Lakefront

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
January 26, 2017 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over 50 kilometres southwest of Toronto's shoreline, new developments are adding residential density to the Grimsby lakefront. Since starting construction in mid-2015, LJM ... read more

Dundas BRT: The Missing Rapid Transit Line That's Not Forgotten

January 26, 2017 3:57 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Back in 2012 Metrolinx unveiled the "Next Wave", a series of rapid transit infrastructure projects that would form the next group of projects funded and completed as part of The Big Move. The Next ... read more

Tight Market: TREB Releases Q4 2016 Condo and Rental Reports

TREB's Q4 2016 Market Report Shows Rise in Condo Sales and Prices
January 26, 2017 2:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following up on Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) recent release of housing and commercial market figures for December 2016, two new TREB reports are shedding light on condominium and rental ... read more

A Community Takes Shape: Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
January 26, 2017 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As in Toronto, Oakville's population has been steadily increasing. While the desire to move into the centre of the city is being answered by new condominium and apartment towers, Upper Oakville's ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Front & Trinity Transformed in Corktown

January 26, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features the changing view, looking northwest across the intersection of Front & Trinity streets in Toronto's Corktown area. Back in January, 2006, the view from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Policy change needed to save Toronto heritage buildings; Toronto's Green Line linear park inches forward; Take a look inside MLSE’s fancy new Moss Park sports facility for ... read more