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"A Sad State of Affairs" at Unprecedented Design Review Panel

Social at Church + Dundas, RAW Design, Pemberton Group, Toronto
November 7, 2017 2:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a meeting that left Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) confused and more or less at a loss for words, as an OMB-ordered presentation—likely a first in the DRP's 10-year history—asked panel ... read more

Barbara Ann Scott Skate Trail Taking Shape at College Park

Barbara Ann Scott Park Revitalization at College Park, RAW, MBTW Group
November 7, 2017 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuild of a Downtown Toronto park is progressing just northwest of the Yonge and Gerrard intersection. The Barbara Ann Scott Skate Trail at the College Park Revitalization is ... read more

Public Meetings for Eglinton West LRT to Begin November 13th

Construction of Ottawa's Confederation Line LRT in the old Transitway trench
November 7, 2017 11:32 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On Monday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 15th, the latest round of Public Consultations will begin for the Eglinton West LRT, also known as the western extension of the ... read more

Exploring Suite Layouts at Greenland's Lakeside Residences

Lakeside Residences, Greenland Canada, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
November 7, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new opportunity to live in Toronto's quickly growing East Bayfront community is opening up as the Greenland Group launches Lakeside Residences, a new multi-tower Hariri ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto faces shortage of family-friendly condos; TTC test of new signalling system ‘exceeded expectations’; Scarborough strip mall slated for expropriation to power ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fall Colours in Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fall colours, autumn
November 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A view of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline is featured as today's Photo of the Day. Captured by drone from above the Rosedale Valley and submitted to our Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this view ... read more

Zoning Application Submitted to City for Trendy Designers Walk

306-326 Davenport, BBB Architects for Cityzen Development, Greybrook
November 6, 2017 5:00 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road. Submitted by Urban Strategies Inc on behalf of Cityzen Development ... read more

GM Mobility Campus Lacking Vision at Design Review Panel

GM Mobility Campus, General Motors Canada, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
November 6, 2017 4:17 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At an entertaining Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP) session last week, the distinguished panel of local architects and design professionals got a detailed look at plans for General Motors ... read more

Ribbon Cutting Opens Sales Centre for Solmar's Edge Towers

Edge Towers, Mississauga, Solmar Development, Roy Varacalli, Dochia, Terraplan
November 6, 2017 3:53 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A three-tower development coming to the corner of Hurontario Street and Elm Drive will significantly extend the Downtown Mississauga skyline, both upwards and southwards. Solmar Development ... read more

City Receives Revised Proposal for 73 Storeys at Yonge & Carlton

2 Carlton Street podium, new proposal, designed by IBI Group for Northam Realty
November 6, 2017 12:27 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In October of 2016, the City of Toronto received a proposal to replace a heritage designated building at the northeast corner of Yonge and Carlton streets with a pair of towers rising to 72 ... read more

Shoring Underway at Square One Site of Daniels' Wesley Tower

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, The Daniels Corporation, Rafael + Bigauskas
November 6, 2017 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preliminary construction activity has begun for Mississauga's next high-rise condominium development. Earlier this week, a single shoring rig was spotted at the Square One area site of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Distracted walking ban is a zombie idea that has infected the brains of reasonable people; Mural marks anniversary of ‘Leslieville’ being added to street signs; Meet the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District Dusk

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, office towers
November 5, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of Scotia Plaza for a view of Toronto's Financial District. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, this shot shows several recent ... read more

Collecdev Submits Proposal to Redevelop 2450 Victoria Park

2450 Victoria Park, Toronto, looking southwest, designed by gh3 for Collecdev
November 3, 2017 4:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Developer Collecdev has submitted a Rezoning By-law Amendment application to the City of Toronto for a redevelopment of 2450 Victoria Park Avenue on the North York-Scarborugh border north of the ... read more

Re-designed 2 St. Clair West Podium to House Buca Restaurant

2 St. Clair West, Slate Asset Management, Buca, Gensler, Toronto
November 3, 2017 2:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new location has been announced for Toronto culinary institution Buca, set to transform the retail podium of Slate Asset Management's 2 St. Clair Avenue West, a 20-storey office building at the ... read more

Westin Prince Hotel Infill Re-Development Proposed to City

Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Rendering by Quadrangle Architects
November 3, 2017 1:24 pm | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Haven Developments has submitted an Official Plan and Zoning By Law Amendment application to the City of Toronto proposing an infill redevelopment surrounding the Westin Prince Hotel at 900 ... read more

Solmar's Edge Towers Celebrating Grand Opening on Saturday

Edge Towers, Solmar Development Corporation, Roy Varacalli, Cusimano Architect
November 3, 2017 1:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Mississauga skyline will soon have a new focal point, as marketing heats up for Solmar Development Corporation's Edge Towers, a new three-tower development by Roy ... read more

Building Foundations in Unstable Soil a Common Issue in the GTA

GeoSolv, foundations, toronto, GTA, ground improvement
November 3, 2017 10:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Walking through the city, the average passerby will observe and admire the buildings around them, but more often than not, one of the most important yet under-appreciated components of these ... read more

TREB Report: Fall Sales Spike Stronger Than Expected

TREB Report: Fall Sales Spike Stronger Than Expected
November 3, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their monthly report on Toronto's housing market for October 2017, pointing to signs of growing momentum after a period of uncertainty ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017 7:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some Questions Raised by SmartTrack; Toronto council appoints Tory supporter to replace McConnell; Wynne, Tory move past tensions to announce Etobicoke land deal; and more ... read more