Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TD Bank backs expanded Toronto bike-share program in deal said to be worth more than $650K a year; Jet proposal for island airport draws hostile crowd at environmental assessment ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Cinesphere

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cinesphere
December 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1971, the triodetic-domed structure of the Cinesphere still looks just as futuristic as the day it opened. Part of architect Eberhard Zeidler's original vision for Ontario Place, the ... read more

Waterfront Innovation Centre Closer To Announcement

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Diamond Schmitt Morguard competition entry
December 9, 2014 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In October of 2013 Waterfront Toronto announced that the property to the immediate north of Corus Quay and northwest of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus would be the new home for the ... read more

Construction of Lifetime's Bisha Reaches Another Milestone

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences has reached another milestone, as work on the 41-storey, Wallman ... read more

A Preview of the Suites at Tridel's Aquavista at Bayside

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
December 9, 2014 1:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's formerly industrial waterfront continues with Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside, a 12-storey waterfront development designed by New York ... read more

Ghods' 5959 Yonge to Offer Residents Outstanding Amenities

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
December 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Finch area of North York has been the site of some impressive growth in recent years, and new developments like Ghods Builders' 5959 Yonge are gearing up to further ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC pilot project reduces use of streetcar short turns; Mammoliti wants city to foot $48,000 legal bill in conflict-of-interest case; All-door boarding to make King ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainy Ryerson

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ryserson University
December 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University is now the tenth largest University in Ontario as measured by enrolment, and has existed for over 65 years on Gould Street, originally opening in 1948 as The Toronto Normal ... read more

Model Suite Provides Sneak Peek at Enigma on the Park's Units

Enigma on the Park by Quadrangle Architects for Aragon Properties
December 8, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we looked at the unique architecture of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park though an examination of the scale model on display at the project's presentation centre. ... read more

Toronto's Ward Boundaries May Change For 2018

Current Toronto Ward Map, courtesy of the City of Toronto
December 8, 2014 2:25 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
The City of Toronto has initiated a Ward Boundary Review (WBR) to reconsider the size and the shape of the city's 44 Wards. A website called Draw The Lines has been created to give you ... read more

Ever More Construction Webcams Watch Over Toronto Projects

Toronto construction webcams
December 8, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly one year ago, we ran an article covering the numerous construction webcams keeping tabs on some of the many projects being built around the city. We returned with an update this ... read more

Picasso Condos' Multicoloured Cladding Now In Evidence

Picasso, Toronto, Richmond, Queen, Entertainment, Monarch, goldman
December 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Richmond Street through Toronto's Entertainment District is rapidly changing, with the addition of 3 new buildings near the corner of Richmond and Peter. While all 3 feature strong architectural ... read more

The Best Buildings of 2014: Institutional Buildings - Voting Continues!

The Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto, UrbanToronto
December 8, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, we conducted our first poll for the Best Buildings of 2014, and the votes are now in for the Commercial category. Our readers voted overwhelmingly for the new Delta Hotel, which easily ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to allow all-door boarding on King streetcars; Toronto house prices’ heady gains expected to continue into 2015; Five ways to look at Mayor John Tory's first week; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old City Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Old City Hall
December 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall has been an internationally recognized symbol of our city since the mid 1960s, but for decades before, its predecessor to the east was the centre of Toronto municipal politics. ... read more

Work Officially Starts on Canderel's YC Condos at Yonge and College

Canderel Executives and YC Condos Team Members attend ceremonial ground breaking
December 5, 2014 5:48 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Less than a year after sales were launched for YC Condos, work on the 66-storey condominium tower is officially under way on Yonge Street just north of College. Canderel executives, employees, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC’s Upcoming Vaughan Centre Station

Vaughan Centre Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
December 5, 2014 3:55 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
For the past five weeks, UrbanToronto has been updating you on the largest construction project currently ongoing by the Toronto Transit Commission, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Our ... read more

Daniel Libeskind Discusses Architecture at IIDEXCanada

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
On the final day of IIDEXCanada, designers, real estate professionals and all those involved with the built environment were treated to a special keynote by world-renowned architect Daniel ... read more

TREB Releases November Market Report

TREB, Toronto Real Estate Board, monthly figures, report
December 5, 2014 12:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their commercial and housing figures for the month of November, showing continued strength in both markets. 6,519 residential ... read more

Insider Q&A: Scott McLellan of Plaza

Insider Q&A: Scott McLellan, Senior Vice-President at Plaza
December 5, 2014 12:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development industry has become one of Toronto's largest employment sectors in recent years, owing to the countless new residential and commercial projects being built around the city. Our ... read more