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Ryerson Report Backs Up Figures Suggesting King Street Pilot Should Be Made Permanent

Photo of a streetcar on King in the pilot-project area
April 5, 2019 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
City of Toronto staff are recommending that King Street continue to operate as a transit priority corridor and recent research by the City-Building Institute (CBI) at ... read more

Yonge Street Strip Demolitions Clear Site for YSL Residences

YSL Residences, Cresford Developments, Kohn Pederson Fox, Toronto
April 5, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition has begun on the east side of Yonge Street between Gould and Gerrard, were a number of buildings are coming down for what will be one of Toronto and Canada’s tallest buildings. Approved ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How 'renovictions' are forcing renters to the edge of bankruptcy; TTC subway closures planned for 2019; Key TTC subway project delayed years, $100 million over ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above the South Core

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core
April 5, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of the CN Tower for a view of Toronto's South Core. Captured by Forum contributor Toron, this shot shows the 16 York office tower rising towards a ... read more

Alexandra Park Rebuild to Continue with 119 Denison Proposal

Tridel, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, SvN, CS&P
April 4, 2019 4:42 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
As the ongoing revitalization of Toronto’s Alexandra Park neighbourhood continues, detailed plans for the first of the phase two buildings of the redevelopment project have begun to progress ... read more

CityPlace's Canoe Landing Centre Work Racing for Fall Opening

Canoe Landing Centre, ZAS, City of Toronto, The Planning Partnership
April 4, 2019 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After several years of growing tall and busy, Toronto's CityPlace-Fort York neighbourhood is getting a long-promised community facility. Work is progressing on the Canoe Landing Centre, under ... read more

City Staff Report Prioritizes Toronto Transit Projects

Photo of Toronto Mayor John Tory at a podium in the TTC's Bloor-Yonge station
April 4, 2019 12:11 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Torontonians got a chance to peer into a crystal ball Wednesday to view the near future of their city's rapid transit network. A City of Toronto staff report heading to the City's Executive ... read more

Commercial Opportunity: Prominent Corner Retail Along Downtown Yonge Corridor

563 Yonge Street, Toronto, Cushman & Wakefield
April 4, 2019 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Take a stroll along the spine of Toronto and it becomes abundantly clear that the city is in the middle of a dramatic transformation. Urban-minded residents who want to live close to where they ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 488 University Redux

Throwback Thursday, 488 University Avenue, Toronto, Amexon, Core
April 4, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday dusts off a previous Throwback feature from just over a year ago and expands upon it. Back in December 2015, construction had recently started at St Patrick ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory says it’s time to 'push ahead and build’ two subway projects worth roughly $11-billion; Toronto group wants Google sister company removed from Quayside project; Poverty ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old and New

Photo of the Day, Toronto
April 4, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a juxtaposition of Toronto's past and present. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this shot shows the heritage clocktower of St. James Cathedral against the ... read more

Multiple Cranes Sprouting from Mississauga's M City Site

M City, Rogers, Urban Capital, Core Architects, Mississauga
April 3, 2019 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Mississauga City Centre skyline is about to grow taller as work progresses on the first two towers of the M City community from Rogers Real Estate Development ... read more

GTA Home Sales Stable as Prices Creep Higher

TREB market report, GTA housing, home prices, Toronto condos
April 3, 2019 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Slipping sales figures for the Greater Toronto Area appear to be stabilizing, with the latest report from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) showing little year-over-year difference in the ... read more

Demolition Clearing Site of Final Regent Park Phase 3 Projects

Regent Park revitalization, TCHC, Toronto
April 3, 2019 12:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The grand 1940s vision of a purpose-built social housing community that became Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood failed to live up to its lofty expectations. Closed streets, decades of deferred ... read more

Demolition Prepping Eastern Avenue Site of 'Wonder'

Wonder, 462 Eastern Avenue, Alterra, Graywood, Toronto
April 3, 2019 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition is now in full swing at the old Brown’s Breads and Weston Bakery building in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. Though the bulk of the existing four-storey, early ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's tall towers are making the wind worse; King Street transit pilot working, must continue, Toronto Mayor John Tory says; Toronto has spent $200 million on the four transit ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fort York-CityPlace Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
April 3, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows off the growing skyline of Toronto's Fort York-CityPlace neighbourhood. Captured from the north by Forum contributor Red Mars, this shot is centred on the ... read more

Davpart Announces "The United BLDG" at 481 University

The United BLDG., 481 University, Davpart, B+H, Toronto
April 2, 2019 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, developer Davpart officially announced The United BLDG, a towering 55-storey condominium development in Downtown Toronto at St Patrick subway station. Designed ... read more

Trinity College Proposes New Student Residence at the U of T

University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave, Alan Ng Architect, The Finlay Practice
April 2, 2019 2:42 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
University of Toronto’s Trinity College has submitted a rezoning application for a new mixed-use academic building located at 6 Hoskin Avenue, directly south of the school’s Varsity Centre ... read more

BILD GTA Launching "Building Answers" Campaign

BILD GTA, Toronto, Building Answers
April 2, 2019 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Greater Toronto Area’s rapid build-out continues to transform the region, independent Ipsos-Reid research shows there is still a large gap in understanding between consumers and the ... read more