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Toronto Must Find Ways To Pay For New Transit Infrastructure

Metrolinx frequency map
June 24, 2016 5:42 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A flurry of new reports, aimed at the June 28th meeting of Toronto's Executive Committee, are making clearer the costs of the City's ambitious transit network plan and they make grim reading when ... read more

Amenities Coming Together at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
June 24, 2016 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the finishing stages of construction at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Scale Model a Highlight at Backyard Condos Grand Opening

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Toronto, by Vandyk Group of Companies, Kohn
June 24, 2016 4:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last month's successful "friends & family" sales launch, Etobicoke's Backyard Neighbourhood Condos welcomes the general public with this weekend's grand opening event. Promising a ... read more

Midtown Toronto's J. Davis House Condos Now 75% Sold Out

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
June 24, 2016 1:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the east side of Yonge Street in Midtown Toronto, Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House has reached a key sales milestone. With the 9-storey, 191-unit condominium now 75% sold out, the ... read more

Demolition Clearing King Portland Centre Site as Shoring Begins

King Portland Centre, ALLIED, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following April's announcement that Shopify would be its anchor tenant, the construction site of King Portland Centre has become a hive of activity. read more

An Enhanced Public Realm Is Emerging at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following crane removal in April, work to complete Plaza's Musée Condos has been making steady progress in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. With cladding now all but finished on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
$1 billion spike in subway cost may not be the end of it; Five things you probably didn't know about the CN Tower; Don’t blame foreign buyers for Canada’s housing boom; ... read more

Photo of the Day: PCC at Distillery Loop

Photo of the Day, Toronto, PCC Streetcar, Distillery Loop, Cherry Street
June 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, Toronto gained its first new streetcar extension in over 15 years with the opening of the new Route 514. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Steel Rising as 135 Yorkville's Glass Envelope Takes Shape

135 Yorkville Avenue, WZMH Architects, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 23, 2016 4:51 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Camrost-Felcorp continues to bring major changes to Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Immediately east of the developer's Residences of Yorkville Plaza on Avenue ... read more

SmartTrack: What Will It Cost To Build, Operate, and Ride?

Metrolinx Smarttrack map
June 23, 2016 4:40 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Three new reports released on Tuesday are making the shape of SmartTrack clearer. Metrolinx' SmartTrack GO-RER business case endorses the least ambitious of the four options for ... read more

Hot Docs Lands Permanent Home with Purchase of Bloor Theatre

Hot Docs, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto
June 23, 2016 4:11 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of Toronto's most unique cinemas has now made it official that they are sticking around on Bloor Street for the foreseeable future. Following a generous $4-million gift from the Rogers ... read more

Liberty Village: Exploring the Location of a SmartTrack Station

Looking towards Downtown from Liberty Village, image by Craig white
June 23, 2016 3:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of Tuesday, June 21st's GO Transit announcement, the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto revealed that a new SmartTrack / GO RER station is planned for Liberty Village. Of the eight ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 23, 2016 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months since the pouring of the ground floor at MOD Developments' Massey Tower, more progress is apparent at the Downtown Toronto site of the 60-storey, Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core's Growing Sea of Glass

Throwback Thursday, South Core, Toronto
June 23, 2016 9:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's emerging South Core area has come a long way in just a few short years. Back in the Spring of 2013, the view west from a condominium at 33 Bay Street overlooked three major construction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Toronto’ sign will shine on in square until at least fall; Toronto Bike Share outage drags on as staff feels the heat; Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Mimico

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Mimico
June 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, takes us to the GO Transit Willowbrook Yard in Mimico. Captured on a cloudy Sunday afternoon in ... read more

Four New SmartTrack Stations Announced for Toronto's East End

The new Toronto-area stations are highlighted in blue, image courtesy of Metroli
June 22, 2016 6:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Today, it's the east end's turn. Following Yesterday's introduction of four new GO stations in Toronto's west end, new transit was announced for the city's east end earlier today. Joined by Mayor ... read more

City-Builders Break Ground on Weston Village Artscape Hub

22 John Street, Toronto, by the City of Toronto, Rockport Group, Artscape
June 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Squinting in the June sun, a diverse group of politicians, artists, developers, and students gathered in a Weston Village parking lot. Gathered next to Mayor Tory, Councillors Frances Nunziata and ... read more

Claude Cormier + Associés' Berczy Park Rebuild Progressing

Berczy Park Revitalization, Claude Cormier + Associés, Toronto
June 22, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing rebuilding of Toronto's Berczy Park has made a fair amount of progress since our most recent update in May. Designed by landscape architects Claude Cormier + ... read more

Explainer: Architect of Record

Shanghai Tower rendering, image via Gensler
June 22, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, UrbanToronto is introducing a new feature cross-posted from our sister site, SkyriseCities. The weekly "Explainer" series provides an overview of the terms used in the architecture, ... read more