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Etobicoke Civic Centre: Moriyama + Teshima, MJMA, Forrec

Etobicoke Civic Centre Precinct, Moriyama & Teshima, MJMA Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2017 6:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition to design a new ... read more

New Master Plan Reimagines Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack

Woodbine Racetrack Redevelopment, Toronto, by Woodbine Entertainment Group
April 26, 2017 4:57 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On Tuesday April 25th, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) unveiled a new conceptual masterplan to redevelop Etobicoke's 684-acre Woodbine Racetrack lands. Already an established tourist ... read more

Doors Open Toronto 2017 Celebrating 150 Years of Architecture

April 26, 2017 3:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is back in its 18th year, and as with many cultural and civic events across the nation, Canada’s 150th birthday is at the core of it. As part of TO Canada with Love—Toronto’s ... read more

Luxury Condominium Tower Proposed at King and George

65 George, 187 King Street, Core Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2017 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As developable land becomes more scarce in Downtown Toronto, new developments are being proposed for increasingly small and restricted plots of land. The latest of these proposals is an ... read more

Construction Starts on Two Condos Set to Reshape Church Street

Axis Condos, Stanley Condos, Tribute, CentreCourt, P+S/IBI, Core, Toronto
April 26, 2017 12:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On one of the main north-south arteries in Downtown Toronto, Church Street has seen an increased number of development projects over recent years, right from the very south up to near Bloor St. ... read more

Explainer: ETFE

Eden Project, image by Flickr user Tim Parkinson via Creative Commons
April 26, 2017 10:08 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' goes over ETFE, a building material that has recently attracted the attention of many architects thanks to its flexibility in application, its innovative qualities, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Woodbine Racetrack lands to be site of ‘a city within city’ in latest plan; Toronto’s housing crunch could be eased with laissez-faire urban planning; Transit workers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rush Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge Street, rush hour
April 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Yonge Street for a view of rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon. Submitted to the One Bloor East Forum thread by contributor Greg Lipinski, this view faces ... read more

DenseCity Part 1: Where Toronto Builds Density and Why

Apartment Neighbourhoods, Official Plan, Density, Toronto
April 25, 2017 5:34 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is growing, and fast: at this point it’s an obvious fact, but UrbanToronto recently went through the laborious task of quantifying Toronto’s development boom with our Growth to Watch For ... read more

Plans Advancing Behind-The-Scenes for Toronto's 'Rail Deck Park'

Rail Deck Park, Toronto, Urban Land Institute, ULI
April 25, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto Electric Cities Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brought representatives of major urban parks from around the world together today for a ... read more

Three Cranes Raised, Forming Begins on Daniels' Arc at Erin Mills

Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
April 25, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga's Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway intersection is in the midst of a major transformation, as The Daniels Corporation continues to expand their new Daniels Erin ... read more

Tridel Condo at Dupont and Howland to be Branded as 'Bianca'

April 25, 2017 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we looked at several condominium developments in the planning process for Dupont Street between Avenue Road and Dufferin on west side of central Toronto. Many were proposed at ... read more

Theory Condos To Be Refined Following OMB Hearing

Theory Condos by Page+Steele/IBI Group for Parallax Investment Corp, Toronto
April 25, 2017 2:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Initially proposed in 2015, Parallax Investment Corporation is seeking to build a mixed-use condominium for a site at 203 College Street across from the University of Toronto's main ... read more

Widmer Street Victorians Making Way for 41-Storey Rental Tower

40 Widmer Street, Toronto, by Storey Living Inc., Graziani + Corazza
April 25, 2017 11:36 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Between Adelaide and Richmond in Toronto's Entertainment District, another slice of the area's low-rise past is giving way to high-rise development, with demolition now clearing the site for what ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel; Report blames Ontario's 2006 growth plan for soaring house prices; TTC subway system 10 times ... read more

Photo of the Day: New Additions

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, EY Tower, skyline
April 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Port Lands for a view featuring two new additions to the city's skyline. Installation of finishing touches continues for Oxford ... read more

101 Erskine Condos Rising into Yonge and Eglinton Skyline

101 Erskine Condos, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
April 24, 2017 4:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a year and a half since our last detailed update on Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos, a 32 storey, CS&P Architects-designed ... read more

Excavation Underway at Pinnacle's PJ Condos

PJ Condos, Turner Fleischer, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Pinnacle International
April 24, 2017 4:06 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the past couple of months, another of the Entertainment District's remaining few surface parking lots saw the end of its days. Located at the corner of Pearl and John streets, preliminary ... read more

Two Phases at Medallion's Casa-Emery Village Progressing

Casa-Emery Village, Medallion Corporation, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 24, 2017 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With major transit improvements on the horizon in the form of the Finch West LRT line, developer Medallion Corporation is in the process of bringing a significant boost in density to the ... read more

Hamilton's LRT Plan: Hanging by a Pantograph

B-Line buses in Downtown Hamilton
April 24, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Hamilton City Council debated for over 12 hours on the future of Hamilton's LRT plan, one of Metrolinx's Big Move transit infrastructure projects to get people moving more easily in the ... read more