CityPlace: Public Art Officially Unveiled at Quartz and Spectra

Gardiner Streams, image by Justin Hane
July 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the expressway, the coloured strata of Katharine Harvey's Gardiner Streams stare back at the nighttime traffic, transposing the banality of the road into a work of art. Installed in 2014, the ... read more

Achim Zeman's Straight Forward Unveiled at Concord Park Place

Achim Zeman's Straight Forward at Tango2 in Concord Park Place, North York
July 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's city-wide building boom is resulting in public art wherever new buildings pop up, adding colour and texture to the city, and enlivening streetscapes where sometimes the buildings on ... read more

Pinnacle Propose 25-Storey Turner Fleischer Design in Etobicoke

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer
July 29, 2016 3:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Dundas Street curves southwest from Toronto's Kipling Station, a growing agglomeration of residential high-rises is clustering around the TTC's Line 2 terminus. Immediately west of the station, ... read more

Cladding Installation Next at Grimsby's Waterview Condominiums

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
July 29, 2016 1:51 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's high price tags that come with Toronto's red-hot housing market are creating spillover demand in adjacent markets. In the Hamilton-Burlington area, Grimsby is experiencing a wave of ... read more

Terraced Mid-Rise "The Step" to Ascend on Islington Avenue

The Step Condos, Toronto, Terranata Developments, Jonathan Weizel Architect
July 29, 2016 12:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rising land values are unlocking new development potential in several areas around Toronto, bringing new opportunities for urban intensification in areas that allow developers to pass on savings ... read more

Tower at Pier 27 Targets September Construction Launch

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
July 29, 2016 11:25 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now over 75% sold out, Cityzen and Fernbrook's Tower at Pier 27 is set for a September construction launch, bringing a 35-storey architectsAlliance design to the foot of Toronto's Yonge Street. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Subjectivity around space complicates TTC debates over transit crowding; Canada’s largest real estate board gets extension on sales-data deadline; Mayor Tory ‘horrified’ ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District at Dusk

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Trump Tower, Financial District
July 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Sanjay Chauhan, features a dusk view of Toronto's Financial District. Captured from the 31st floor of the ... read more

Pencil-Thin Retail and Restaurant Complex Proposed at 86 John

86 John Street, Toronto, by Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.
July 28, 2016 5:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following our recent update on the extremely slender 17-storey tower at 24 Mercer Street, another svelte proposal evidences a somewhat novel approach to development in Toronto's Entertainment ... read more

The Oculus: Future Uncertain for South Humber Park's Hidden Modernist Gem

Park Pavilion, Oculus Pavilion, Humber River Park, Toronto
July 28, 2016 4:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Cyclists and pedestrians taking a casual stroll along the Humber River Recreational Trail have for years been greeted by a rather fantastical, if not jarring site. Perched next to the trail in a ... read more

10 Storeys of Amenities Planned at St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbro
July 28, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Recently branded as St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Cityzen and Fernbrook's 26-storey condominium will replace a surface parking lot with a pair of architectsAlliance-designed towers. Spanning ... read more

Townhome Exteriors Taking Shape at Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
July 28, 2016 11:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The urban condo lifestyle has grown to become the norm within the city limits of Toronto proper, though more traditional forms of housing remain the popular choice in many of the GHTA's other ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La Toronto

Throwback Thursday, Living Shangri-La, University, Adelaide, Toronto
July 28, 2016 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday highlights the changing view from the southeast corner of the University and Adelaide intersection. Back in May 2010, construction was well underway at the site ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto cyclists talk 'dangerous' streetcar tracks; Why A Woodlot Could Add Millions to the Cost of the Scarborough Subway Extension; Hamilton joins Vancouver, Toronto, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Silhouette

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, sunset
July 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Adrian Badaraco, comes to us from a residential unit in Toronto's new West Don Lands neighbourhood. ... read more

24 Mercer: Scott Shields Architects' Super-Thin Tower Evolves

24 Mercer Street, Toronto, by Scott Shields Architects
July 27, 2016 5:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tucked in amongst Toronto's ever-expanding cluster of Entertainment District high-rises, the proposed 17-storey building at 24 Mercer Street would hardly register for its height alone. However, ... read more

Previewing The Met Condos Presentation Centre in Vaughan

July 27, 2016 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With sales quickly progressing for Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, a 35-storey condominium tower coming to Jane Street north of Highway 7 in Vaughan, we paid a visit to ... read more

Revised Proposal Emerges for World's Biggest Bookstore Site

20 Edward Street, Toronto, by Lifetime Developments, architectsAlliance
July 27, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For almost two years, the former Edward Street site of Toronto's defunct World's Biggest Bookstore has sat empty. Initially envisioned as a low-rise 'restaurant row' in early 2014, the plan ... read more

Graywood's SCOOP Condos Coming to Eclectic St. Clair West

SCOOP, Toronto, by Graywood Developments, SMV Architects
July 27, 2016 12:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Across the street, the neon cross fronting Toronto's Faith Impact Ministry Inc. reads 'JESUS SAVES.' To the east, the fine-grained retail landscape is still full of Italian and Portuguese cafés, ... read more

Explainer: Floor Space Index

Each of these building blocks has the same floor area ratio, image via City of T
July 27, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Our weekly 'Explainer' returns with an overview of the term 'Floor Space Index,' courtesy of our sister site, You'll often see the term Floor Space Index—or, for those in the ... read more