Hamilton Solicits Ideas for City Hall Parking Lot Redevelopment

Aerial view of the subject site, Hamilton, Raymond Kessler, Google Maps
September 20, 2016 11:20 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The parking lots that hug the south end of Hamilton's International Style City Hall—a designated heritage building—have been targeted for redevelopment, with an eye towards creating a mix of uses ... read more

Sponsored Post: Managing Post-Construction Cleanup

Sponsored Post: Managing Post-Construction Cleanup
September 20, 2016 10:51 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The construction or renovation of a building you manage just ended. Do you have an idea how to approach the post-construction cleanup? It’s the last step in the arduous process and in the context ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why GTA transit has one ‘last mile’ to go; Bloor Street set to become Canada's first 'cultural corridor'; Why Toronto Should Invest in Rail Deck Park; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: BMO Field

Aerial view of BMO Field, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Recent upgrades to Toronto's BMO Field have transformed the facility, greatly increasing the stadium's capacity, converting the playing surface to allow for CFL Football, and adding three large ... read more

Daniels Waterfront: Office Condo Complex Rises Above Grade

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by Daniels, Giannone Petricone
September 19, 2016 4:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Poised to become a hub for Toronto's nascent East Bayfront community, the first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts is beginning to rise above street level on Queens Quay East. Situated ... read more

Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum

September 19, 2016 4:27 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On September 15, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) held the ninth annual TTC Public Forum on Accessibility at the Allstream Centre at ... read more

Wide Range of Suites on Offer at Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, image courtesy of Plaza/Berkeley
September 19, 2016 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few public structures have an impact as catalytic as a subway station. Development in the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area is a prime example of this, with the subway station now ... read more

Lee Lifeson Art Park Opens in North York

Lee Lifeson Art Park, Willowdale, Toronto, North York, Art, Rush
September 19, 2016 3:22 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Saturday, September 17, Lee Lifeson Art Park opened in North York's Willowdale neighbourhood. The park is named after iconic musicians Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, two childhood residents ... read more

Reimagining Yonge Study Proposes Major Changes in North York

Reimagining Yonge, North York Centre, Yonge Street, Toronto
September 19, 2016 12:12 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Major upgrades may be coming to the stretch of Yonge Street from Sheppard Avenue north to the Finch Hydro Corridor as the Reimagining Yonge Street study is closing in on a preferred option for the ... read more

Tower Crane in Place for First Phase of Concert's Kip District

Tower crane and below-grade progress at The Kip District
September 19, 2016 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the first phase of The Kip District, a master-planned community by Concert Properties in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, recently passed a milestone at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Phase-out of TTC tokens worries advocates for the poor; To get the rail-deck park, Toronto needs to work with developers; Renowned graffiti artist gives Toronto's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from King West

Toronto skyline viewed from the King West neighbourhood, image by @ThetaState vi
September 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's trendy King West neighbourhood has witnessed a boom in medium-density residential developments, adding new life while preserving the area's streetscapes. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

DRP Calls for Redesign of Midland and Lawrence Development

September 16, 2016 7:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A story of two Toronto development booms is being written out near the southwest corner of Midland and Lawrence. While the Scarborough site is far removed from the city's burgeoning Downtown, a ... read more

CityAge: Global Conference Returns to Toronto in October

CityAge Toronto 2016
September 16, 2016 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On October 6th and 7th, the CityAge conference returns to Toronto, bringing together some of the region's—and the world's—leading urban minds to interrogate the future of city-building. Founded in ... read more

Sweeny &Co Proposes 14-Storey Queen/Dufferin Development

6 Noble Street, Toronto, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.
September 16, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of the Queen Street West and Dufferin Street intersection in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, a new proposal spearheaded by Dermot Sweeny of Sweeny &Co Architects ... read more

The Interview: Chris Harhay's Mid-Rise Portfolio Grows Up

Chris Harhay, image courtesy of Harhay Developments
September 16, 2016 1:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the street, Harhay Developments' Toronto office is easy to miss. Located just west of Spadina on Richmond Street and housed inside a pair of conjoined Victorian buildings, the unassuming ... read more

Unique Suite Layouts Offered at Daniels Arc at Erin Mills

Daniels Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
September 16, 2016 12:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills community is set to continue its growth at Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, with marketing now well underway for the next ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square nominated for Governor General’s Medal in Architecture; Inside the Eaton Centre’s new Nordstrom; Canadian cities fail to crack the Top 20 of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay

Drone view of the Humber Bay Shores area, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A wave of high-rise condominium development continues to add further density to Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community, as new residents are drawn towards the area's impressive Lake Ontario and ... read more

Decorative Elements of EY Tower's Exterior Being Revealed

EY Tower (right) viewed from Nathan Phillips Square, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 15, 2016 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a city where rectilinear "boxy" developments are the norm, few ongoing Toronto high-rise projects have captured the imagination of local architecture buffs quite like Oxford ... read more