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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

Streamlined Gardiner Off-Ramp to Begin Construction in July

April 4, 2016 12:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's York/Bay/Yonge off-ramps are set to be replaced by a more streamlined structure, with construction expected to begin in July this year. The current off-ramps—which ... read more

Royal and Sun Alliance Building Facade Re-Emerging at 88 Scott

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 4, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been precisely one month since we last checked in on the construction progress of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed 58-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga moves to make transit competitive with the car; Developer donations influence local election outcomes; Sign of the times gone by for Honest Ed’s customers; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Double Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto, X Condos, Double Vision, Shayne Dark
April 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In addition to their skyline contributions, most Toronto condominium developments contribute art to the public realm. One such example is Great Gulf Homes' X The Condominium, a 44-storey ... read more

Proposed Micro Retail Could Enliven High Park Station Bus Bay

12 High Park Avenue, Toronto, by Orest Kelebay, TACT Architecture
April 1, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's High Park Subway Station could be the site of a bold experiment in micro-retail. As part of a proposal to build a new daycare at 12 High Park Avenue, an existing parking garage bordering ... read more

City to Launch Phase 2 of TOcore Downtown Planning Study with Public Event

City of Toronto, Planning Department, TOcore Downtown Planning Study
April 1, 2016 2:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto is launching the second phase of the ‘TOcore: Planning Downtown” study this coming Wednesday, April 6th, with a free public discussion led by Toronto’s Chief Planner Jennifer ... read more

Kirkor-Designed The Madison Nears Completion in Midtown

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
April 1, 2016 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Toronto's bustling Yonge and Eglinton intersection, The Madison is now in the closing stages of construction on Eglinton Avenue East. At 36 and 33 storeys, the two-tower development ... read more

RioCan Proposes Four Buildings at Queensway and Islington

1001 The Queensway, Toronto, by RioCan, Core Architects
April 1, 2016 12:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Three Cara-owned chain restaurants face the proverbial 'chopping block' at the intersection of Islington and The Queensway in Etobicoke. Along with a Scotiabank branch, the eateries could give way ... read more

John Tory's SmartTrack Rebranded as Bike Racks on GO Trains

SmartTrack, Toronto, SmartRack
April 1, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Following a lively debate over Toronto's Transit Network Plan at yesterday's City Council meeting, John Tory's ever-changing SmartTrack vision has undergone yet another evolution. From its ... read more

Topping Off March 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off March 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
April 1, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more