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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Ontario government considers review of preferential condo sales; UPX costs province $11 per ride; Friends of Berczy Park 'disappointed' with damage to new dog sculptures; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Passing Streetcars

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, streetcar
June 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a scene of two streetcars in motion. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Adrian Badaraco, this shot shows two of the TTC's Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcars ... read more

CTBUH and OPPI Hold Summer 2017 Tour

CTBUH group poses in front of the TORONTO sign at the beginning of the tour
June 27, 2017 6:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On June 21, the Toronto chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) held their annual summer joint tour of Downtown ... read more

A Glimpse into Toronto's Future Comes to Metro Hall

Hariri Pontarini's scale model of Toronto, image by Craig White
June 27, 2017 6:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Depending on the circumstances, it can be hard to tell apart the 'Toronto of the Future' from the Toronto of the present. Looking across the massive 3D scale model of the city's Downtown that now ... read more

Montgomery Square Tower Rises Above Historic Postal Station K

Montgomery Square, Toronto, by Rockport Group, RAW Design, Jane Rosenberg
June 27, 2017 1:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Two blocks north of Yonge & Eglinton, a 27-storey residential tower is joining the Midtown skyline, while re-introducing a historic building—and a historic site—to Toronto's most famous ... read more

City Moves Forward with Short Term Rental Regulations

How much of Toronto's new-build housing stock has been converted to short-term r
June 27, 2017 11:59 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
Last week, Toronto City Council's Executive Committee voted to advance new measures aimed at regulating Toronto's rising short term rental market—impacting services like Airbnb. The meeting ... read more

Daniels Corp's Wesley Tower Set to Join Mississauga Skyline

Wesley Tower, Mississauga, by Daniels Corp, Rafael + Bigauskas
June 27, 2017 10:47 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the corner of Confederation Parkway and City Centre Drive is the next phase of The Daniels Corporation's 'City Centre' community in Downtown Mississauga. Designed by Rafael + Bigauskas, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017 8:47 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Fare hike coming for GO transit, Union Pearson Express; New CN Tower windows offer a view with no limits; The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed; What Ontario's 1.8 per cent rent ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville skyline
June 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a drone-captured view of the rapidly-expanding Bloor-Yorkville skyline. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this aerial shot was captured from north ... read more

First Rendering of 65-Storey Phase One at 1 Yonge Appears

Cladding detail at 1 Yonge Ph. 1, Toronto, image by Hariri Pontarini Architects
June 26, 2017 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
1 Yonge is a multi-phase development at the foot of Toronto's iconic north-south street. Accordingly, Pinnacle Interational's plans to redevelop the property they bought several years ago from the ... read more

Bay Adelaide North: New Tower Fuels Downtown Office Boom

Bay Adelaide Centre North, Toronto, by Brookfield Properties Partners, KPMB
June 26, 2017 3:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Cloud Gardens, another Downtown Toronto office tower is in the works. Planned as the final element of the Bay Adelaide Centre, plans for a 32-storey tower tentatively known as Bay ... read more

Theory Condos Redesigned, Readied For Marketing

Theory Condos by Page+Steele/IBI Group for Parallax Investment Corporation
June 26, 2017 1:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Parallax Investment Corporation, the owners of a five-storey office and retail building at 203 College Street across fromt he University of Toronto's St. George Campus, have a revised plan a new ... read more

Plans Revised for Allied and Westbank's 19 Duncan Tower

19 Duncan by Hariri Pontarini/ERA Architects for Westbank/Allied Properties
June 26, 2017 12:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A new report has been released by the City of Toronto's Planning Department regarding the heritage alterations proposed at Westbank and Allied Properties REIT's 19 ... read more

Backstage on The Esplanade Joins An Evolving Downtown Strip

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
June 26, 2017 10:15 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of the railway tracks near the foot of Yonge Street, a newly installed pedestrian crosswalk marks the Downtown Toronto intersection of Yonge and The Esplanade. At the foot of the all ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 8:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Go ahead, embrace construction: Toronto is fortunate to be a growing city; 81 per cent of Torontonians willing to trade lower speed limits for safer streets, poll says; Coming soon to a mall near ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Layers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Old City Hall clock tower
June 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights a view of the famous clock tower atop Toronto's Old City Hall. Captured from the (new) City Hall observation deck and submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great ... read more

DenseCity Part 5: Where Do We Go From Here?

density, densecity, Toronto
June 23, 2017 5:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Thus far in our DenseCity series, we have examined the Official Plan policies that manage growth in Toronto, and have gotten a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in the development ... read more

Berczy Park Officially Reopens with a Party on June 28

The fountain by Claude Cormier at Berczy Park, Toronto, image by Craig White
June 23, 2017 3:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Already registering as a landmark before the fences came down in the last few weeks, Berczy Park is officially reopening on Wednesday, June 28. To celebrate, there's a party to mark the completion ... read more

Three-Storey Addition Proposed to Wigwamen Terrace

Rendering of new three storey addition to 14 Spadina Road, LGA Architects
June 23, 2017 2:34 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Tim Welch Consulting Inc. has submitted a site plan control application to add 24 new rental units to the existing 103-unit Wigwamen Terrace building located at 14 Spadina Road just north of ... read more

Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT

Government of Canada funding Finch West LRT
June 23, 2017 1:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Humber College's North campus may be the end of the line for the upcoming Finch West light rail transit project, but this morning, it transformed into the starting point of new funding for the plan. read more