The Year in Skyscrapers: Toronto Makes The Grade

One Bloor East designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Great Gulf, Toronto
December 14, 2017 5:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's that time of year when it seems that every second article you read looks back at some aspect of change over the last 12 months, giving us all a chance to reflect on the things we care about. ... read more

Work Underway at U of T to Add Study Space to Robarts Library

Robarts Library, Robarts Common, Diamond Schmitt, University of Toronto
December 14, 2017 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a ground breaking ceremony held this past summer, construction is underway for a significant renovation and expansion of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. The iconic ... read more

Previewing the Scale Model for LJM's King's Park Condos

King's Park Condominiums, LJM Developments, RAW Design, Stoney Creek
December 14, 2017 1:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year we covered the launch of LJM Developments' King's Park Condominiums, a 6-storey boutique residential development coming to the Stoney Creek area of Hamilton. The launch ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Globe and Mail Centre

Throwback Thursday, Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt
December 14, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to King Street East between Sherbourne and Parliament Streets for a two and a half year-long look back on construction of one of Toronto's newest office ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fare evasion could be costing TTC almost $50 million per year, internal report suggests; Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust looking to keep housing affordable by buying ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snow on Wellesley

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Wellesley Street, construction
December 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial west-facing view over a snowy scene on Toronto's Wellesley Street, captured from east of Jarvis Street. Submitted to our Forum by ... read more

36-Storey Condo Proposed for Queen-River Neighbourhood

5 Defries street designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
December 13, 2017 5:39 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A 36-storey residential condo tower has been proposed for Toronto's Queen-River area at 5 Defries Street, situated between Mark Street and Labatt Street along the Don Valley. Submitted by Marlin ... read more

All-Day-Every-Day, Two-Way GO Trains to Aurora Start Soon

Metrolinx expanding service on GO Transit Barrie corridor
December 13, 2017 2:16 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
By the end of this month, GO Transit train commuters travelling along the Barrie line from stations south of Aurora can enjoy hourly train service in both directions every day. This week, ... read more

Cladding Appearing at Allied & RioCan's King Portland Centre

King Portland Centre, Kingly Condos, Allied Properties REIT, RioCan, Toronto
December 13, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well underway for a new mixed-use development in Toronto's King West area, in the block east of Bathurst Street. read more

ONE28 King St. N. to Add Residential Density to Waterloo

ONE28 King St. N., Waterloo, CTN Developments, Hatem Nassif Architects
December 13, 2017 1:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rise as a high tech startup hub is connected to that of the similar focus on high tech in the Region of Waterloo to the west of the city. Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of ... read more

Construction Underway for Dash Developments' Avenue 151

Facing north across the Avenue 151 site, image by Forum contributor drum118
December 13, 2017 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mid-rise condominium development has started construction on Avenue Road in Toronto's posh Yorkville neigbhourhood. We last covered Dash Developments' Avenue 151 back in July, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
All TTC stations now equipped with cell service; Home prices set to climb on buyer demand in GTA; King St. pilot project moving streetcar riders quicker, city says; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bustling Bay Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, Bay, King
December 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Financial District, captured by Forum contributor lucci. This view faces north on Bay Street from King Street, showing traffic and pedestrians ... read more

David Wilkes Taking Helm as BILD President and CEO

Building Industry and Land Development Association, BILD, Toronto, David Wilkes
December 12, 2017 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a five year stint as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Bryan Tuckey will be leaving his role at the helm of what has ... read more

Royal Ontario Museum Opens Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park

Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2017 3:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) unveiled its restored Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park this morning, wrapping up a revitalization project by Hariri Pontarini Architects that has ... read more

Toronto YIMBY Festival Celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary

YIMBY Festival, Jane Jacobs Prize, Toronto, Metro Hall
December 12, 2017 11:12 am | by Monika Rau | Comments
A culture of Yes. This is what Toronto's annual one-day YIMBY Festival (Yes In My Back Yard) is all about, and this year it celebrated its 10th year in the making. Presented by Shape My ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC must be innovative to compete with Uber, says board chair; Lyft vs Uber: 2 ride-hailing services start their Canadian battle on Toronto streets; What happened at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from BMO Field

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, BMO Field, Hotel X
December 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to BMO Field during the weekend's MLS Cup final, where the Toronto FC defeated the Seattle Sounders to win the championship. Captured from by Forum contributor ... read more

Design for Condo at 18 Eastern Avenue Evolves

18 Eastern Ave designed by Teeple Architects for Alterra Group, Toronto
December 11, 2017 3:55 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Changes have been made to the design of proposed mixed-use commercial and condo development at 18 Eastern Avenue in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood. Located a few blocks north of the Distillery ... read more

Condos Planned Above Cabbagetown Commercial Building

595 Parliament Street designed by Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, Toronto
December 11, 2017 2:50 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A rezoning application has recently been submitted to the City of Toronto for 595 through 601 Parliament Street, southeast of the corner with Wellesley Street East, for the expansion and adaptive ... read more