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Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto and Commuting From the Suburbs

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto and Commuting From the Suburb
November 7, 2016 10:30 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
There are definitely benefits to suburban living. You can get a bigger house that’s more in tune with your budget than you can in Toronto. Life moves at a slower pace and the streets are quieter. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 7, 2016

November 7, 2016 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo buyers may target Donald Trump to recoup losses; Major unknowns, risks in funding Tory's SmartTrack plan remain ahead of vote; Toronto Hydro mulls putting a ... read more

Photo of the Day: 88 Scott Rising

Photo of the Day: 88 Scott Rising
November 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now approaching its final height of 58 storeys, Concert Properties' 88 Scott has begun to impact the city skyline from various vantage points. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us ... read more

Street Level Emphasized, Tower Shortened in 700 Bay Update

700 Bay, Quadrangle Architects, Kingsett Capital, Rental Apartments, Toronto
November 4, 2016 4:42 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Over two years ago, developers Kingsett Capital proposed a 45-storey mixed-use purpose built rental apartment tower to replace a 2-storey podium on Gerrard west of Bay, a couple ... read more

The Interview: Brandy Lane's David Hirsh Wants To Build Homes, Not Units

November 4, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I don't like the way we've come to talk about housing and development," David Hirsh explains. "When I hear people talk about real estate, more and more of the conversations are along the lines of ... read more

37 Floors Ready to Rise Over Existing Tower at 488 University

Residences of 488 University, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2016 2:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly 15 months after a tower crane was installed atop an existing 18-storey, 1968-built office building at 480 University Avenue, one of Toronto's most ambitious condominium projects ... read more

Upcoming Panel Discussion Examines the Legacy of Jane Jacobs

November 4, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On May 4th of this year, Jane Jacobs would have turned 100. While the legendary author and theorist passed away in 2006, perhaps no figure remains as influential in the world of urban studies as ... read more

Construction Progressing at Barbara Ann Scott Park

Barbara Ann Scott Park, MBTW Group / Watchorn Architect, RAW Design, Toronto
November 4, 2016 1:22 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Seven months ago in April 2016, construction began on the redesign of Barbara Ann Scott Park. Originally built in the 1980s, this park was constructed on top of the underground parking garage ... read more

Design of Lindvest's Sonic Condos Draws Musical Parallels

Sonic Condos, Lindvest Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 4, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major investment in transportation infrastructure is priming Toronto's Eglinton Avenue for new levels of residential density. As construction progresses for the Crosstown LRT, several new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
DineSafe-like rating program for Toronto landlords could be on its way; Metrolinx files notice of intent to cancel Bombardier Inc light rail vehicle contract worth $770 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline from Above Grange Park

Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline from Above Grange Park
November 3, 2016 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an impressive view of the Downtown Toronto cityscape, captured from high above Grange Park. Submitted to the Toronto Skyline Forum thread by contributor ileetoa, ... read more

TYSSE: On Site at Vaughan's Highway 407 Station

Highway 407 Station, Vaughan, by TTC, Aedas, AECOM, Parsons
November 3, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It's like something out of Star Trek," the TTC's Joanna Kervin remarks, looking up at the sinuous form taking shape above us. Located southwest of the Highway 407 and Jane interchange in Vaughan, ... read more

Introducing Selene: Final Phase at Tridel's Metrogate Community

Selene at Metrogate, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With five towers built and a sixth being prepared for construction, Tridel's Metrogate community near Kennedy Road and Highway 401 is set to grow one more time. New details are emerging about ... read more

Graphics Highlight Boutique Hariri Pontarini Design in Rosedale

The Dale, Toronto, by Platinum Vista, Hariri Pontarini
November 3, 2016 3:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Overlooking Toronto's Rosedale Valley, a boutique luxury development has been proposed on Dale Avenue, with the project first introduced in September. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the ... read more

Centennial College Unveils New Culinary Arts Centre

November 3, 2016 2:45 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, Centennial College has officially inaugurated the new Culinary Arts Centre at their Progress Campus near Markham Road and Highway 401 in eastern ... read more

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge Adds to North York City Centre

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Diamante Developments, Toronto
November 3, 2016 12:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The stretch of Yonge Street through North York's growing City Centre has been attracting new residential density over the past several years, as more buyers are attracted to the increasingly urban ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View from Merchandise Lofts

Throwback Thursday, skyline, Toronto, Merchandise Lofts
November 3, 2016 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Originally constructed in phases between 1910 and 1949, the Simpson's (later Sears) Merchandise Warehouse was converted to condominium use in the late 1990s. Now known as Merchandise Lofts, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 3, 2016

November 3, 2016 7:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Outrage in Mississauga over $470M LRT funding assumption; Why Lower Don Flood Protection is a Necessary Cost; SmartTrack Plans Unravel; and more news: We'll know soon ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above City Hall

Photo of the Day: Above City Hall
November 2, 2016 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a drone-captured view from above one of Toronto's most iconic landmarks. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, this photo overlooks ... read more

Preliminary Plans Reveal Scope of Unilever Redevelopment

East Harbour, Toronto, by First Gulf
November 2, 2016 5:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Envisioned as one of the largest developments in Canadian history, the re-imagining of Toronto's Unilever Site could deliver a radically intensified urban context to a 60-acre remnant of ... read more