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Heartwood The Beach: Sustainable Features, Natural Design

Heartwood The Beach, Quadrangle, Fieldgate, Hullmark, Toronto
February 10, 2016 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ongoing building boom has been typified by concrete construction, becoming the de facto building medium for new development. While concrete and steel will remain the preferred methods ... read more

A First Look at University Studios' Space-Saving Interiors

University Studios, Oshawa, by Podium Developments, Building Capital, Wallman
February 10, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located near the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College, Podium Developments and Building Capital's University Studios is introducing a new student living typology ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson makes moves to restore Sam the Record Man sign; Mayor and minister offer show of unity on SmartTrack and GO expansion; At ground level, Toronto’s soaring skyline ... read more

Photo of the Day: Terrence Donnelly Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Architecture, Terrence Donnelly Centre, U of T
February 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto has constructed a number of notable institutional facilities over the past several years, including the 2005-built Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular ... read more

Midtown Toronto: Growth to Watch For in 2016

RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Yonge Eglinton Centre, Toronto
February 9, 2016 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Today, UrbanToronto's annual Growth to Watch For series ventures further north into Midtown Toronto with an overview of construction happening at Yonge and Eglinton and the surrounding areas. ... read more

Hill and Dale Residences: Fine-Grained Urbanism in Summerhill

Hill and Dale Residences, Toronto, by Old Stonehenge, Clifton Blake Group
February 9, 2016 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As much of Yonge Street continues to be re-made into a high-rise corridor, Toronto's Summerhill and Rosedale neighbourhoods are welcoming new development on a much more modest scale. Along Yonge ... read more

Public Input Sought on Changes to Toronto's Noise Bylaw

City of Toronto, Noise Bylaw
February 9, 2016 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction schedules in Toronto are all affected by a Noise Bylaw (Chapter 591, City of Toronto Municipal Code), which permits construction noise only from Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, ... read more

26-Storey Condo-Hotel Proposal at 99 Sudbury Revisited

99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, Giannone Petricone Associates
February 9, 2016 1:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Initially proposed in 2014, plans for a 26-storey tower at 99 Sudbury Street in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood are back in motion this year, with a recent community meeting bringing to ... read more

Construction Progressing at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts

Daniels Waterfront construction site as seen from the north-east corner
February 9, 2016 12:50 pm | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
In our last construction update for Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts, excavation on the site had reached its final depth, a crane had been erected and the first concrete footings had been ... read more

19 Storey Office Proposal Tabled for 65 - 75 King Street East

65 - 75 King Street East, Carttera Private Equities, Page + Steele / IBI Group
February 9, 2016 11:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment notions for the south side of King Street East at Leader Lane have changed. The block, on the east side of Downtown Toronto, is currently home to a number of low-rise heritage ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx to explore all options to save struggling Union-Pearson Express; How the City plans to pay for services in the future; Disappointing GO-TTC co-fare program has ... read more

Photo of the Day: Modern Backdrop

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Architecture, Brant Park
February 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are presented with an interesting mash-up of architectural styles in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa. Facing south from ... read more

Construction of Great Gulf's Monde Mapped-Out in 3D Video

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf Homes, Toronto
February 8, 2016 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is now in full swing at the waterfront site of Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums, a new 44-storey condominium tower featuring a design by Israeli-Canadian ... read more

Revamped Mixed-Use Proposal Surfaces for 840 Dupont

840 Dupont Street, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
February 8, 2016 4:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A new proposal for an 11-storey mixed-use building at 840 Dupont Street has recently come to light via the City of Toronto's development applications website. The predominantly residential project ... read more

Toronto Planning Opens Information Outpost on UrbanToronto

City of Toronto Planning Department
February 8, 2016 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto is known for its extensive coverage of new planning initiatives and developments in this quickly growing city, and now we are happy to announce a collaboration with the City of ... read more

Renderings Reveal Amenity Offerings at Tridel's SQ2 Condos

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, Toronto
February 8, 2016 12:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuild of Toronto's Alexandra Park community into a mixed-income neighbourhood is well underway just northwest of the Spadina and Queen intersection. Part of Alexandra Park's transformation ... read more

Take the Survey: Planning a New PATH Wayfinding System

Toronto PATH Map concept
February 8, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Financial District BIA has announced the #PATH360 public survey to help inform the creation of an improved PATH wayfinding network. Used by 200,000 people each day, the PATH system is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto needs to get its priorities straight on infrastructure; Will city planners survive the politics and keep on calling the shots in Toronto?; Metrolinx Fare ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar on the Move

Photo of the Day, TTC, Streetcar, Toronto
February 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC's new Flexity Outlook streetcars are becoming a familiar site on Toronto streets as more of the advanced vehicles enter service. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Foster + Partners Proposal Well Received by Yorkville Residents

Bay + Scollard, Toronto, by BRL Realty, Urbacon, Foster + Partners
February 5, 2016 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On February 1st, a community consultation brought details of the Urbacon and BRL Realty's Bay + Scollard high-rise proposal to the public. First introduced by UrbanToronto in November, the ... read more