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Nobu Toronto Officially Launches With Star Power in the House

The press launch for Nobu Toronto included Robert De Niro
May 30, 2017 3:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Nobu Toronto, a restaurant, hotel, and condo combo planned for Mercer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District, was officially launched by developers the Madison Group and Westdale ... read more

Looking Back on 3 Years of Construction at Plaza's Musee Condos

Musee Condos, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Bryon Patton
May 30, 2017 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As May of 2014 came to a close, an excavation pit was growing on Downtown Toronto's Adelaide Street West, just east of Bathurst. Almost three years later to the day, and Plaza's ... read more

Newly Installed Cladding Hints at Alter's architectsAlliance Design

Alter by architectsAlliance for Tridel, Toronto
May 30, 2017 2:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
It was nearly two months ago that UrbanToronto provided an update on the construction status for Tridel's Alter. At that time, the tower floor plates were beginning to take shape, rising above the ... read more

Concrete Forming Begins Atop Residences of 488 University Ave.

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
May 30, 2017 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the busy months since the Fall 2015 start of construction at Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, we have witnessed significant progress for the impressive ... read more

City Seeks Online Public Input for 'Transit-First' King Street Pilot

May 30, 2017 11:30 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With heavy congestion, slow traffic speeds, and a streetcar that averages about 65,000 daily riders per weekday, King Street is known to be one of the busiest surface transit routes in the city. ... read more

38-Storey Residential Tower Proposed at 83 River Street

83 River Street by IBI Group Architects for Broccolini, Toronto
May 30, 2017 10:15 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In mid-May, a rezoning and Official Plan amendment application were submitted to the City of Toronto for the construction of a 38-storey condominium with a 7-storey podium at the northeast corner ... read more

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

May 30, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City plans can't be fully funded with budget freeze, critics say; Scarborough Bluffs the latest casualty of excess rainfall; Ontario to spend up to $42.5 million this year ... read more

Photo of the Day: Concrete Balconies

Monde Condominiums, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 30, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from the Forum thread for Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, where contributor skycandy submitted a thorough photo update on the construction of ... read more

Ontario Supporting More Cycling Infrastructure in Municipalities

Cycling infrastructure, Ontario
May 29, 2017 5:33 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Usually, when Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, comes to town, you expect to hear news about a major transit project. Today, though, the first day of Bike Month, the minister ... read more

Toronto of the Future Showcase Comes to Metro Hall June 26-30

May 29, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This year, the second biennial edition of Toronto of the Future returns to Metro Hall, once again offering a glimpse at the city to come. Two years after the 2015 showcase delivered an insider ... read more

Transit Progress: Into the Crosstown LRT's West Tunnel Portal

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 29, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT pushes on in central Toronto, as Crosslinx crews work to create a new 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre ... read more

Revised Plan Progresses Diamante's Two-Tower Mirabella Condos

Mirabella Condominiums, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
May 29, 2017 2:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Set to add another pair of high-rise towers across the Humber River from Etobicoke's growing Humber Bay Shores area, Diamante Development' Mirabella Condominiums is continuing to move through the ... read more

Ryerson's Daphne Cockwell Complex Grows Taller on Church

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Ryerson, Perkins + Will, Toronto
May 29, 2017 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amidst steadily rising enrolment, Ryerson University has been aggressively expanding its Downtown Toronto facilities in recent years. The next building set to join the urban campus is the ... read more

Growing Up: New Guidelines Promote Child-Friendly Density

Growing Up: Planning for Children in New Vertical Communities, by City of Toront
May 29, 2017 10:22 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Soccer in the condo hallway, a stroller in the bathtub, and a public school two neighbourhoods away. For some Downtown Toronto families, this is part of everyday life. Although life in the urban ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s transit problem isn’t about money — it’s about priorities; Toronto parents’ fight against high-rise near elementary school isn’t over; The Downtown Relief Line ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto's Vibrant Skyline

Photo of the Day, skyline, dusk, King, Jarvis, Toronto
May 29, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a vibrantly lit west-facing view of Toronto's booming skyline. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by contributor Worrawat Engchuan, this shot was ... read more

Main and Main Propose 12-Storey Rental Building on St Clair W

908 St. Clair Avenue West by TACT Architecture for Main and Main, Toronto
May 26, 2017 4:56 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
At the northeast corner of St. Clair West and Alberta Avenue near Toronto's Corso Italia, construction is now underway on Main and Main's 12-storey rental building at 898-900 St. Clair Ave West. ... read more

E Condos Grows Taller as Cladding Installation Reveals Details

Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, E Condos, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
May 26, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is just shy of two months since we last checked in on the construction progress of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos, though over the past few weeks, the Rosario ... read more

Greenbelt Alliance Cautiously Optimistic for Post OMB Ontario

According to some critics, the OMB was too pro-development, image by Tommi Aarni
May 26, 2017 2:54 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over a week ago, the Province of Ontario announced the creation of new tribunal that would replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) as we know it today. The Provincial government argues ... read more

Century-Old Icon Reborn in Scarborough's Guildwood Area

The Guild Inn, Dynamic Hospitality, Peter Pascaris, Giancarlo Garofalo
May 26, 2017 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was 1914 when Colonel Harold Bickford constructed an Arts and Crafts-style manor in what is now Scarborough's Guildwood Park neighbourhood, though after a full century of changes in ownership ... read more