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

March 9, 2016 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pilot project for bike lanes on Bloor Street could open by summer; What will rapid transit in Toronto look like in 15 years?; Is Anything Left of SmartTrack?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Exhibition Place Bandshell

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CNE Bandshell, Exhibition Place
March 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Exhibition Place is home to a wide catalogue of Art Deco and Modernist architecture, with several notable examples scattered throughout the grounds. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Relief Line: Are the Public Consultations Really Just Briefings?

The preferred 'B1' corridor, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
March 8, 2016 5:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following decades of virtually no progress on building a Relief Line to alleviate congestion on the Yonge Subway, recent months have seen Toronto City Planning spring into action. City Planning's ... read more

Scale Model Puts the Tower at Pier 27 into Water's Edge Context

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
March 8, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Pier 27 community at the foot of Yonge Street is set to grow again with the addition of the 35-storey Tower at Pier 27. Designed ... read more

Commercial Development for Avenue Road North of Lawrence

1780 Avenue Road, OFFICEArchitecture, Cresford Developments
March 8, 2016 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The world is changing in the digital age, and services that we depended upon just a dozen years ago have evolved in ways we never expected. Canada Post now handles more packages and fewer letters, ... read more

Tridel's Unique Form Condos Coming to McCaul Street

Form Condos, Toronto by Tridel, architectsAlliance
March 8, 2016 2:19 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of OCAD's iconic Sharp Centre for Design—better known as Will Alsop's tabletop building—two new architectsAlliance-designed buildings will add a modernist presence to ... read more

Worldwide Business: Inside Peter McCann's Model Making Studio

Peter McCann scale models, Toronto
March 8, 2016 11:47 am | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Our sister site recently toured the Toronto offices of model maker Peter McCann, who has crafted the pre-construction scale models for notable projects around the ... read more

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

March 8, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Art Deco legacy celebrated; How Toronto Can Improve Its Parks System; Brampton council kills LRT tunnel proposal; and more news Toronto’s Art Deco legacy ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yard Work

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Greenwood subway yard, TTC
March 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by BruceK, we are taken to the TTC's Greenwood yard. This shot features the yellow-painted RT-20, a 1980-built ... read more

Pusateri's Opens First Food Hall at Saks Fifth Avenue

Pusateri's Food Hall at Saks Fifth Avenue, Sherway Gardens, Toronto
March 7, 2016 8:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The first of the Pusateri's Food Halls at Saks Fifth Avenue has opened at the US luxury department store's Sherway Gardens location in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke. Sharing the lower level with ... read more

High-Rise Rental Towers Proposed at Soudan and Brownlow

200 Soudan, Toronto, by The Benvenuto Group, Neuf Architect(e)s
March 7, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Two rental towers have been proposed at the corner of Soudan and Brownlow Avenues in Midtown Toronto. Located at the southeast edge of the Yonge and Eglinton area, the Benvenuto Group development ... read more

Times Group Proposes Two-Tower Development near Yonge and Eglinton

55 Broadway Avenue, Wallman Architects, Times Group Corporation, Toronto
March 7, 2016 4:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With major transit improvements on the horizon, the Yonge and Eglinton area has attracted the interest of countless developers, as new proposals continue to spell out a denser, more urban future ... read more

Whitehaus: New Renderings Elucidate Diamond Schmitt Design

Whitehaus Condominiums, Toronto, by Lifetime, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt
March 7, 2016 12:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the Crosstown LRT set to make the area one of Toronto's foremost transit hubs, Yonge and Eglinton is becoming an increasingly prominent high-rise cluster. As new residential density ... read more

Lifetime and CentreCourt Celebrate the Topping Off of Karma

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
March 7, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Friday was a big day for developers Lifetime and CentreCourt, as representatives of both firms were joined by Skygrid Construction crews to celebrate the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton eyeing LRT tunnel along rejected Main St. route; The gender parity problem in Toronto's public art; What every TTC streetcar would look like as Lego; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cleaning Glass

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall
March 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's extensive collection of glass-clad buildings require the work of window cleaners to keep the smooth surfaces looking sharp. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Growth to Watch For: East of Downtown

Distillery District, Toronto
March 4, 2016 6:45 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the decade since the opening of the Distillery District back in 2003, the eastern stretches of downtown Toronto have been rapidly redeveloping. Former warehouses and factories are being ... read more

Checking in on Regent Park Revitalization Progress

Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, TCHC
March 4, 2016 5:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Currently in the midst of an ambitious redevelopment, Toronto's once-stigmatized Regent Park is in the process of transforming into a mixed-income residential community. Initiated in 2002,Toronto ... read more

Transit Expansion: Yonge Line Will Need All The Relief It Can Get

March 4, 2016 3:18 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A recent report prepared for Toronto about transit ridership predicts that even with both the 'Relief Line' (running from the Danforth and Pape south and west to University at King or Queen) and a ... read more

Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project Proposed for Summer 2016

Bloor Street, bike lanes, City of Toronto
March 4, 2016 11:40 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The cycling community is rejoicing and Ford Nation is likely fuming in light of the City of Toronto's proposed pilot project to install a bike lane along Bloor Street West stretching from Shaw ... read more