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Explainer: Greenfields

Greenflies sites around Regina, Saskatchewan, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 28, 2016 10:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' provided an overview of the term 'brownfields,' which refers to sites that were formerly developed but are now abandoned lands, often of an industrial nature. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report sounds alarm on big TTC projects; Ontario shows willingness to replace Bombardier on Toronto transit project; Battle brewing over ward boundaries; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Aerial

Aerial view of Downtown Toronto, image by wyliepoon via Flickr
September 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Downtown Toronto. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by wyliepoon, this view shows the heart of the city, with a number of ... read more

The Museum: Exhibit Interrogates the Architecture of Trauma

A model of the pool, image courtesy of Novka Ćosović
September 27, 2016 10:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We're in a Downtown Toronto café. The familiar din of baristas, regulars, grinders, and steam is somewhere behind us. People are sitting around us, with laptops, newspapers, or friends in front of ... read more

10-Tower M City to Rise on 15 Acres at Mississauga City Centre

M City is unveiled as major new redevelopment at Mississauga City Centre
September 27, 2016 4:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A 15-acre plot of land that has long sat as a vacant field on the south side of Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga is finally to be transformed by a $1.5 bn development to be called M City. ... read more

Crane Installed at Bayview Village Site of Lotus Condos

Crane installed at the site of Lotus Condos, image by Jack Landau
September 27, 2016 2:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One subway stop east of North York's high-density hub at Yonge and Sheppard, the Bayview Village area has been experiencing a boom in mid-rise construction for over a decade now. A dense ... read more

Diamante's 30-Storey Tower Joins Growing North York Corridor

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante, Scott Shields Architects
September 27, 2016 1:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As one of five urban 'Centres' under the City of Toronto's Official Plan, the North York Centre at Yonge and Sheppard is designated to continue developing into a more dynamic hub for the area. ... read more

High Def Video Pairs Toronto Bustle with Beauty

September 27, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In what could easily be used as a tourism advertisement for Toronto, filmmakers Imagine This World have produced a lovely video that captures some of the city's most popular landmarks and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 7:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Road safety advocates unhappy with John Tory's plan to fight congestion; There’s Way Too Much Garbage Along the Lakeshore; Nuit Blanche exhibit dominates Nathan Phillips ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor Sunrise

Sunrise view of balcony glass installation at One Bloor East, image by Benito
September 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing installation of balcony glazing at Great Gulf's One Bloor East is bringing the 76-storey, Hariri Pontarini-designed condominium tower closer to its final aesthetic. ... read more

Bathurst Adelaide Intersection Could be Improved for Bikes

September 26, 2016 5:00 pm | by Alex Gaio | Comments
As outlined in a City of Toronto report, considerations are underway to redesign how the bike lane on Adelaide Street interfaces with Bathurst Street. Upwards of 50 cyclists have been ... read more

Previewing the Features and Finishes at Adi's Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Burlington, by Adi, Icon Architects
September 26, 2016 4:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Launched earlier this year, Burlington's Nautique Lakefront Residences is now mostly sold out, with only 8 of 27 floorplans now remaining. Designed by Icon Architects, the Adi Development Group ... read more

Financial District BIA Releases PATH Map Beta, Seeks Feedback

#PATH360 pilot project concept map, image courtesy of Financial District BIA
September 26, 2016 3:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's (mostly) subterranean PATH system of pedestrian concourses, tunnels, and bridges has long suffered from navigability issues. Though pieces of the system have existed in some form from as ... read more

159SW: Contemporary Alterra Condos at Sherbourne & Wellesley

Lobby at 159SW Condos, image courtesy of Alterra
September 26, 2016 2:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this summer, we introduced 159SW Condos, a new project from Alterra Group of Companies coming to the southwest corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley. Named for its address ... read more

NXT City Talks: How Tech Can Disrupt and Enhance Public Space

Panelist at the 'Smart Spaces: Will Tech Disrupt Public Space?' Event
September 26, 2016 1:13 pm | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
As Toronto continues to grow, technology and more specifically the role of technology in urban growth has become a fixture of much academic and political discourse. NXT City, a non-profit ... read more

Previewing the Spacious Penthouse Suite at Lifetime's The Bond

Penthouse interior rendering for The Bond, image courtesy of Lifetime
September 26, 2016 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has come a long way from its roots as a warehousing and garment manufacturing district. While the warehouses and manufacturing buildings are either gone or ... read more

Painted Posts Brighten Underpass at Historic Todmorden Mills

Todmorden Mills, StART Toronto, Pottery Road Underpass, Ward 29, Danforth
September 26, 2016 11:18 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
This Sunday Ward 29 Councillor Mary Fragedakis along with city officials and members of local arts organizations unveiled a multi-part mural at the Pottery Road underpass beside Toronto's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province considering 600 requests to remove Greenbelt land; John Bentley Mays’ Emerald Toronto; Will Crosstown LRT builders keep their local jobs pledge?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Goodbye North Market

Demolition of St Lawrence Market North, image by Edward Skira
September 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of Toronto's St. Lawrence Market North is in the process of wiping the slate clean at the northwest corner of Front and Jarvis, which will prime the site for the ... read more

Moss Park Redesign Impresses and Divides Design Review Panel

More Moss Park, MJM Architects, West 8, Public Studio, Toronto, Moss Park
September 23, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Public spaces are taking centre stage in Toronto as of late, as the City is investing millions—and possibly even billions—in bringing world-class public spaces to our expanding metropolis. With ... read more