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Oxford and EY Open Their New Downtown Toronto Office Tower

The restored doors of the Concourse Building lead to the EY Tower lobby, Toronto
May 23, 2017 4:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
This morning, having entered through the restored doors of the Concourse Building, executives and employees of Oxford Properties and EY Canada gathered in the lobby of their new Richmond Adelaide ... read more

Crowded Broker Launch Kicks Off Vaughan's Transit City Condos

Transit City Condos, CentreCourt, SmartREIT, Vaughan
May 23, 2017 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The line stretched through the lobby of the new KPMG Tower at 100 New Park Place, winding and folding over itself before spilling out into the building's Claude Cormier + Associés-designed ... read more

Iconic Honest Ed's Sign Coming Down on Markham Street

Mirvish Village, Toronto, by Westbank Corp, Henriquez Partnership
May 23, 2017 1:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Another chapter in Toronto's long-form eulogy for Honest Ed's is playing out on Markham Street today. This morning, part of the former discount store's instantly recognizable sign was disassembled ... read more

Conservatory & Richmond's 150 Pearl Presented for Feedback

150 Pearl by Richmond Architects for The Conservatory Group, Toronto
May 23, 2017 1:10 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On Tuesday May 16, a public consultation for The Conservatory Group's 150 Pearl St development proposal was held at Metro Hall, with about 40 members of the public in attendance. ... read more

Former Latvian House Facade Being Incorporated into New LCBO

Latvian House, LCBO, 491 College, Allied, RioCan, Turner Fleischer
May 23, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new LCBO location is taking shape at 491 College Street, between Markham and Palmerston in Toronto's Little Italy neighbourhood. Allied Properties REIT and RioCan are redeveloping the Classical ... read more

Celebrating 50 Years of GO Transit

A restored Hawker Siddeley RTC-85SP/D at Roundhouse Park
May 23, 2017 9:30 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It was 50 years ago today, on May 23, 1967, that GO Transit first began operations. Originally conceived as a three-year pilot project by the Government of Ontario (hence the acronym 'GO'), it has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Berczy Park redesign displays St. Lawrence neighbourhood’s creative thinking; Honest Ed’s sign to be removed; How do we preserve the Distillery District but still make it ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flooded Woodbine Beach

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Flooded Woodbine Beach, sunrise
May 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the newly-formed body of water on Toronto's Woodbine Beach, the product of rising Lake Ontario water levels over the past several weeks. Submitted to ... read more

King Street Pilot Gets Mixed Reactions at Second Consultation

King Street Pilot Project, Toronto
May 19, 2017 6:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday, Thursday May 19, hundreds of people came out to the InterContinental Hotel at Front and Simcoe, to see the City of Toronto's preferred option for the King Street Pilot Project. Back in ... read more

DenseCity Part 2: Toronto's Rocky History of Managing Growth

Density, 1943 Master Plan, Toronto
May 19, 2017 5:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In Part 1 of our DenseCity series, we took a look at the current planning framework that governs density in Toronto, exploring where we build and why. While this analysis explains current growth ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Previewing This Year's Special Events

The Architects Open Door Program, image courtesy of Open Doors
May 19, 2017 4:42 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th, the 18th Annual Doors Open Toronto will give visitors a rare—and free—chance to check out hundreds of seldom-seen buildings throughout the city. This ... read more

'Rear Lane' Towns Released at Adi's Stationwest in Burlington

Stationwest condo towns, Burlington, Icon Architects, Adi Development Group
May 19, 2017 3:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA's hot housing market stretches well beyond the Toronto city limits, and demand remains high in surrounding municipalities. Near Burlington's Aldershot GO Station, sales have gone well for ... read more

Ontario Advances High-Speed Rail Between Toronto and Windsor

May 19, 2017 2:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
High-speed trains could be barrelling between Toronto and Southwestern Ontario within the next 10 years, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today in London and Kitchener. Ontario's Deputy Premier ... read more

UPDATE: BIG's King West 2.0 Impresses the Public, Planning Less

King St. West, Toronto, by Bjarke Ingels Group for Allied REIT and Westbank Corp
May 19, 2017 11:55 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Westbank Corp and Allied Properties REIT presented the second version of the proposal to redevelop their site on King Street West to a packed room at Metro Hall this week. The public reaction was good read more

'Vancouver: No Fixed Address' Playing at Ted Rogers Cinema

May 19, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on four successful screenings earlier this month as part of the 2017 Hot Docs festival, award-winning filmmaker Charles Wilkinson's Vancouver: No Fixed Address returns to Toronto this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC urges city to stop TIFF closure of King St.; Toronto rivers and surrounding ravines become part of Greenbelt; Drivers take a back seat in proposed King St. pilot ... read more

Photo of the Day: Banking Hall

Ceiling of Commerce Court, image by Flickr user dtstuff9
May 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a fish-eye perspective of the interior of CIBC's Commerce Court North banking hall in Toronto's Financial District. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

U of T's New Daniels Faculty Coming to Life on Spadina Circle

Daniels Faculty of Landscape, Architecture, and Design, Toronto, by UofT, NADAAA
May 18, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It already feels a lot bigger." Standing at the west entrance of the nearly completed architectural showpiece, that's how Dean Richard Sommer of the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels ... read more

48-Storey Quadrangle-Designed Proposal on Duncan at Pearl

14 Duncan, Greenwin, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
May 18, 2017 3:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this week a new proposal was submitted to the City seeking a 48-storey mixed-use tower at the northwest corner of Duncan and Pearl Streets in Toronto's Entertainment District. Proposed on ... read more

Woodbine Racetrack: Submission Informs Redevelopment Plan

Woodbine Racetrack Development, Toronto, by WEG, LiveWorkPlay, IBI Group
May 18, 2017 1:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In April, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced an ambitious redevelopment plan for the 684-acre racetrack lands east of Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Touting a "city within ... read more