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Hot Docs Offers Series on Art Deco Architecture and More

Hot Docs, Morning Speaker Series, Art Deco, Documentary, lecture
January 23, 2017 12:30 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Every new year brings with it a sense of hope, a hope that is often manifested in resolutions to bring something different into our lives, and that often means learning something new. At ... read more

65-Storey Tower at Pinnacle's 1-7 Yonge Submitted for Approval

January 23, 2017 10:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Pinnacle International has applied to Toronto's Planning Department for Site Plan Approval (SPA) for the first phase at the 1-7 Yonge redevelopment, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 7:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto; Experience Toronto’s chilly waterfront as a winter wander-land; In Toronto, it’s difficult for seniors to cross ... read more

Photo of the Day: Residences of 488 University Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Residences of 488 University Avenue
January 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an east-facing view captured from the AGO. This shot is centred on the construction site of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2017: South Etobicoke

1750 The Queensway, Fima Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
January 20, 2017 6:17 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Continuing west from the previous instalment of our annual Growth to Watch For series, we venture into South Etobicoke, where we've compiled an overview of the developments set to make ... read more

New Submission Reactivates High-Rise Plan at Sherway Gardens

1750 The Queensway, Toronto, by Fima Developments, Quadrangle Architects
January 20, 2017 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Northwest of the Highway 427 and QEW interchange, a mixed-use community fronted by high-rise towers could replace an Etobicoke strip mall, office, and big box retail complex. For a city where ... read more

Diamante's Mirabella Condominiums Seeks Site Plan Approval

Mirabella Condominiums, Toronto, Diamante Developments, Scott Shields Architects
January 20, 2017 5:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just opposite the Humber River from Toronto's rapidly-expanding Humber Bay Shores area, plans have evolved for Diamante Development's two-tower development at 1926 Lake Shore Boulevard ... read more

Multi-Tower Project To Add To Mimico GO Development Hub

23 Buckingham Street, Toronto
January 20, 2017 1:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of the Gardiner Expressway, South Etobicoke has become one of Toronto's most active development hubs. While Etobicoke's tallest and most conspicuous projects are clustered near the ... read more

Glazing Installation Gets "To the Point" at Ten York

Ten York Street, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
January 20, 2017 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Well over halfway to its final height of 65 storeys, cladding installation continues to reveal new details at the site of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos in Toronto's South Core ... read more

Construction Progressing on Revitalized Grange Park

Grange Park, Toronto, PFS Studios, Thinc Design
January 20, 2017 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost seven months since members of the Toronto's Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina community gathered at the site of Grange Park to celebrate the ongoing revitalization of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The pros and cons of commuter parking in Toronto; Hovercraft service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake proposed; Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

Photo of the Day, Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, Mississauga
January 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an institutional landmark in Mississauga. Submitted by Instagram user ozimekphotography, this photo shows the Kongats Architects design of ... read more

Rezoning Application Outlines Vision for East Harbour Site

East Harbour, Toronto, by First Gulf, OMA, Adamson Associates
January 19, 2017 5:31 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last November, a preliminary master plan revealed the scope of First Gulf's plans for the once-industrial expanse of Toronto land long referred to as the Unilever site. Although public details of ... read more

East Harbour: A Transit Hub in the Making for Toronto

Transit Hub view from Broadview Ave
January 19, 2017 5:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Over the past 20 years, the shoulder areas of Toronto's downtown have seen a tremendous amount of development. In the 2000s, the west side of downtown went from former rail lands to high density ... read more

Private Sector Upgrade Proposed for Yonge-Dundas Square

An augmented photo shows two new screens with existing context, image via submis
January 19, 2017 5:24 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square could be getting brighter. The fast-paced outdoor event venue and tourism hub—bursting with a dizzying array of pedestrians, traffic, neon lights, signs and ... read more

Lifetime's Liberty Market Tower Plans Evolve in Liberty Village

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2017 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over four years after Lifetime Developments proposed a 32-storey mixed-use tower in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood, the 2012 proposal has worked its way through the planning and ... read more

Several Condos, Rentals Proposed Overlooking Earl Bales Park

325 Bogert Avenue, Toronto, Core Architects, Greatwise Developments
January 19, 2017 11:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amongst the crush of new development applications that were submitted to the City of Toronto in the final days of 2016, an application was received for a rezoning and an official plan amendment ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday presents the changing view from a condo in Toronto's Distillery District. Back on November 24, 2012, UrbanToronto Forum contributor 'Razz' captured this northwest ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City watchdog asked to investigate misleading briefing note on Scarborough subway; Plan for massive nightclub on Toronto’s waterfront alarms residents; Reasons to Look ... read more

Photo of the Day: King Street West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, King Street West
January 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a moody view of King Street West, submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Neil Ta. Captured from atop the Westside Lofts on the northwest corner of Bathurst ... read more