Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Dundas West’s infamous Giraffe building has a new owner; University of Toronto tackles city issues with new program; Councillor calls for upgrade to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Corktown Common, Canary District, West Don Lands
May 18, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a drone-captured view of Corktown Common in Toronto's West Don Lands. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this aerial shot shows the ... read more

Revised Plans Resubmitted for Refurbished Courtleigh Manor

135 Fenelon Drive, Toronto, Beaux Properties, Kirkor Architects, MHCB Planning
May 17, 2018 4:33 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Just to the southwest of the Don Valley Parkway/401 Interchange, is the Courtleigh Manor, a 19-storey residential apartment building built in 1966. The landowners, Beaux ... read more

Big Names in Teams for York and Rees Parks Design Competition

Waterfront Toronto, York, Rees, Parks, design competition
May 17, 2018 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Department, kicked off an international design competition in February to select designs for two new ... read more

Massive Mural Coming to Student Tower at Carlton and Jarvis

Equilibrium, Okuda San Miguel, Parkside Student Residence, Toronto
May 17, 2018 1:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In late 2015, the former Primrose Hotel at the southwest corner of Toronto's Carlton and Jarvis intersection reopened its doors after being converted into a student residence by ... read more

Revised Plans Submitted for 50-Storey 55 Eglinton East

55 Eglinton East, Toronto, State Building Group, Kirkor Architects
May 17, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A plan from State Building Group to redevelop on the site of a mid-rise office building in Midtown Toronto has been evolving since initially proposed late in 2014 at a height of 47 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Garden Inn to Gardens Condo

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Hilton Garden Inn, Dundas Square Gardens
May 17, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the northeast corner of Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection, showing quite the change in just two years. Back in May 2016, demolition was just ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. to be closed for TIFF again this year, despite streetcar pilot; Bach and Beethoven windows, missing from Toronto’s Massey Hall since 1991, found in unmarked basement ... read more

Photo of the Day: Entertainment District Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Entertainment District, condos
May 17, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor Ottawan, who shared this west-facing view over Toronto's Entertainment District. Captured from an office at 155 University Avenue, ... read more

19th Annual CANstruction Enlivens Toronto Dominion Centre

CANstruction, Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto
May 16, 2018 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We have been returning to the Toronto Dominion Centre to take in the annual CANstruction event for many years now, and there are good reasons to stop in again this year. The event pits local ... read more

7-storey Condo Proposed at 31 Gladstone north of Queen

31 Gladstone, Toronto, ICON Architects, Galbraith & Associates, Condoman
May 16, 2018 4:04 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
ICON Architects and Galbraith & Associates—working for Condoman Development Inc—have submitted a proposal to the City of Toronto seeking approval for a new mid-rise residential ... read more

Time-Lapse Condenses Months of Below-Grade Work at 700 Bay

700 Bay Street, Kingsett Capital, Quadrangle, PCL, Toronto
May 16, 2018 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major addition will soon rise at the west end of the 1974-built LuCliff Place at Gerrard and Elizabeth streets in Downtown Toronto, with construction already well underway for ... read more

Condo and Townhomes Proposed at 300 Danforth Road

300 Danforth Road, Ranka Group, Gabriel Bodor Architect, Toronto
May 16, 2018 12:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new proposal submitted to the City of Toronto seeks rezoning to permit a five-building condominium and townhome development at 300 Danforth Road, located midway between Warden and ... read more

Solmar Reveals Phase 2 of Edge Towers in Mississauga

Solmar, Edge Towers, Mississauga, Roy Varacalli, Cusimano
May 16, 2018 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction begins on the first phase of Solmar’s Edge Towers project near Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe in the Mississauga City Centre area, the company is preparing to launch the second phase ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New TTC and GO stations difficult, dangerous for people with disabilities, advocacy group says in new video; Downtown rent is ‘out of control.’ So these four guys are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Treetops and Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
May 16, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto, showing the contrast between the city's tree-lined low-density neighbourhoods and the high-rise density of Downtown. Submitted to our ... read more

IBI Group Unveil Their Smart City Sandbox in Toronto

IBI Group, Smart Cities Sandbox, Smart Cities Platform, Toronto, Microsoft
May 15, 2018 4:35 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
the Crosstown LRT Projects, the Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment, or read more

Aqualuna at Bayside Announced as Ground Broken on Aquabella

Aqualuna at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, 3XN, Aquabella, Toronto
May 15, 2018 3:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a big morning for Tridel and Hines' Bayside community in Toronto's East Bayfront neighbourhood. Today, construction officially began for the community's third phase, ... read more

E Condos Bringing Colour to the Midtown Toronto Skyline

E Condos, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan
May 15, 2018 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the past decade, the 52-storey north tower of Minto Midtown stood as the tallest building in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area. That all changed earlier in 2018, when the south tower ... read more

Glazing Appears as Manulife Centre Renewal Continues

Manulife Centre, Toronto, Moed de Armas & Shannon, B+H, PCL
May 15, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After over four decades at Toronto's Bay and Bloor, the mixed-use Manulife Centre complex is undergoing a $100 million renewal project that began in mid-2017. read more