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City Approves 80 Units of Affordable Housing for Artists

Early render of Aquavista's northeast side. Image by Waterfront Toronto.
June 11, 2014 11:25 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
City Council has approved a plan to include 80 units of affordable housing for artists in a new development by Hines and Tridel in the East Bayfront community. The units will be owned by the City ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 9:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Painting of DVP rainbow tunnel could sell for millions; Mississauga mayor says Hudak's Tories will hurt cities; Former TDSB head to face academic charges over thesis; and more news... Doug Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Red Blur

Photo of the Day, TTC streetcar
June 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the TTC's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcars soon to enter service, the old Canadian Light Rail Vehicles and Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (CLVRs and ALRVs) will soon be phased out, ... read more

Construction Progressing on new Humber River Hospital

Humber River Hospital, Plenary Health, Toronto
June 10, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues on the new Humber River Hospital (HRH), developed by Humber River Regional Hospital and Plenary Health with a design by HDR Architects. read more

Cityzen and Fernbrook's Ion Condos Preserves Embodied Energy

Ion Condos, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
June 10, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly a year since we last visited the site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes's Ion Condos, a 9-storey condominium development at Keele and Wilson. ... read more

Catching up with Construction at The Station Condos on Wilson

The Station Condos, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
June 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing on The Station Condos, a 14-storey, SMV Architects-designed condominium development by Brandy Lane Homes in partnership with Shiplake ... read more

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

June 10, 2014 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Porter Airlines faced with technical glitch; Rob Ford falling in polls, Chow now in clear lead; Will the city buy this multi-million-dollar lawn bowling club for a park?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Stream

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
June 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The future of the Gardiner Expressway remains a hot topic in Toronto, maligned by some as a crumbling eyesore while highly valued by many others as a vital transportation link into the heart of ... read more

12 Degrees Condos Rising North of Queen Street

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto
June 9, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just north of the hive of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District, BSäR Group Of Companies' mid-rise condominium project 12 Degrees, or 12° if you will, is making a bold ... read more

Aspen Ridge's Studio Climbs into Entertainment District Skies

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond condos, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Architects
June 9, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the impressive amount of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District, we find ourselves turning our attention back the area on an almost daily basis as several high-rise developments ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Rising Above the Hoarding

HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
June 9, 2014 12:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A couple of months since our last visit, HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation is suddenly making an impact on its surroundings as it begins to rise above the hoarding. Let's catch ... read more

NXT City Prize: Toronto Competition to Improve Public Space

NXT City Prize, City of Toronto
June 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto has launched an urban ideas competition which invites young people to help share in the shaping of Toronto’s future. Local urban strategy studio Distl is teaming up with the ... read more

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

June 9, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Auditor general wants investigation of Fords' lobbying efforts, How the MaRS Centre became a hot-button election issue; Rob Ford appears intoxicated of video, Doug Ford blames muscle spasms; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: In Disguise

Photo of the Day, film shoot
June 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ultra-dense downtown core and vibrant streetscapes are a lot like ones found in New York City, and while Toronto and the Big Apple are often compared with one another, the two cities are ... read more

Tower, Glass, and Podium Going Up at Bay Adelaide Centre East

Brookfield, Bay Adelaide Centre East
June 6, 2014 4:55 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Bay Adelaide Centre East has made a good deal of vertical progress since we last checked in with the project  almost two months ago. The building, under development by Brookfield Office ... read more

Toronto Fire Safety Week 2014 to Focus on High-Rise Residents

Toronto Fire Services' (TFS) Safety Awareness Week
June 6, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the past, Toronto Fire Services' (TFS) Safety Awareness Week's education efforts have focused mainly on single-family dwellings, but Toronto's high-rise population is growing faster than ... read more

Toronto Modern Home Tour 2014 Tomorrow; Saturday June 7

Toronto Modern Home Tour, 1294 College, Spaces by Rohan
June 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While most people appreciate the charm and history of Toronto's Victorian houses, the use of modern architecture for single-family dwellings remains in the realm of architecture buffs, even though ... read more

Carpenters Annual Apprentice Competition Comes to Toronto

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition
June 6, 2014 1:00 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
"Ready… Set… Drill!" Will that be the call that starts the United Brotherhood of Carpenters' 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition in Toronto this August? The event, to be held at ... read more

Great Toronto Views From the Top of Pinnacle on Adelaide Condos

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects
June 6, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District remains a hotbed of construction activity, as crews work away on the many skyscraping condominium towers now rising throughout the area. On the southwest corner of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly endorses Wynne in Ontario election; Volunteer Sony Centre board members resign en masse; Toronto wins 'intelligent community' award despite 'unique public challenge'; and ... read more