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St. Lawrence Market North Demolition Begins Next Week

St. Lawrence Market North, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 31, 2016 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the summer of 2015, a temporary structure at 125 The Esplanade has been hosting the Saturday farmers market and Sunday antique market events which until then had been a fixture of ... read more

Construction Ramps Up as Berczy Park Opening Looms

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
August 31, 2016 1:43 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Construction on Toronto's re-imagined Berczy Park has ramped up in anticipation of the park's much-awaited opening on October 31st. With exactly two months to go, construction of the Downtown park ... read more

1 Scollard Faces Refusal Recommendation from Planning

1 Scollard, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, KPMB Architects
August 31, 2016 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With September's Toronto East York Community Council meeting fast approaching, another group of proposed developments face the scrutiny of Toronto's councillors. While Council—or in the case of an ... read more

Explainer: Woonerf

August 31, 2016 10:26 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' tackles the woonerf, a concept that's been very popular in Toronto's urban circles (it originated in the Netherlands, so you know it's cool). So what are woonerfs, and why ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016 9:10 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Affording a home in Toronto now harder than it has been in 25 years: report; Moss Park development sparks gentrification concerns; What Toronto's Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look ... read more

Photo of the Day: Norge

King Harald V of Norway's "Norge" docked at the foot of Sherbourne Street
August 31, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Francisco Silva, today's Photo of the Day features a view of a royal visitor at the foot of Sherbourne Street. This evening shot features the ... read more

Yorkdale Condos Excavation Progressing in Lawrence Heights

Excavation for The Yorkdale Condominiums, just west of Allen Road
August 30, 2016 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost one year since the mid-October 2015 start of demolition activity in Toronto's Lawrence Heights community, construction of the soon-to-be-rebuilt neighbourhood's first major market ... read more

Cladding Rises on Neudorfer's Fuse2 Condos

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
August 30, 2016 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over one month since our most recent construction update on Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos. In the time since, the ongoing installation of cladding ... read more

Striking Deloitte Atrium Space Opens at Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
August 30, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the most recent additions to Toronto's Financial District skyline, Brookfield Properties' recently-completed Bay Adelaide Centre continues to reveal new surprises, ... read more

Metrolinx Time-Lapse Captures Kodak Building's 'Big Move'

August 30, 2016 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Despite the fact that the move lasted almost three full hours, it's tempting to call it Toronto's 'Kodak Moment.' On Thursday, August 25th, some 200 people gathered at the site of Mount Dennis ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How do you raise a family in a shoe box? Toronto studying 'condo hacks'; Mayor John Tory turns up heat on the TTC over subway AC; Senator's tweets on Bloor bike lanes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Harbour at Sunset

Toronto Harbour at sunset, image by Dan Sedran via Flickr
August 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto waterfront of today is a far cry from the once heavily industrialized south edge of the city, transformed into one of the most lively parts of the city through decades of ... read more

Dundas Subway Station Gets New Entrance If Tower Approved

August 29, 2016 5:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once home to Toronto's World's Biggest Bookstore, the now-vacant lot at 20 Edward Street could soon see activity. In advance of September's Council meeting, City of Toronto planning staff have ... read more

Diamond on Yonge: A Look at Two and Three-Bedroom Suites

August 29, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past Toronto's high-rise Yonge and Sheppard intersection, Diamante Development's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge will add another tower to North York's dense Yonge Street corridor. Located just west ... read more

Kensington Market Mural Inaugurates City's Street Art Pilot

August 29, 2016 11:51 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new street mural has been installed in Kensington Market by local community members as the first instalment in the City of Toronto's StART Road Mural Pilot Project. Despite prohibiting the ... read more

The Guildwood: Mid-Rise Coming to Kingston Road at Eglinton

The Guildwood, Scollard Development, Gabriel Bodor Architect, Toronto
August 29, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following an October 2015 application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law revision to permit redevelopment of the site for an 8-storey mid-rise apartment building at 3655 Kingston ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 8:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Trudeau's federal transit funding is a big shift — so please Toronto, don't screw it up; After fight at City Hall, artists get their first road mural at Kensington Market; Senator Nicole Eaton ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk Skyline

Dusk view of the Toronto skyline from a Distillery District condo tower
August 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's constantly evolvng skyline creates plenty of fresh opportunities for photographers to document the change. UrbanToronto Forum contributor Razz has been sharing views of ... read more

PATH Around the Rain: CTBUH and OPPI Tour Toronto

Toronto seems a little out of sorts with all the rain, image by Craig White
August 26, 2016 5:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Can anyone tell what's wrong with this picture? That's right, it's raining buckets in Toronto on a day that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) picked for its semi-annual tour ... read more

Plan Evolves for Beach Area Mid-Rise at 1316 Kingston Road

1316 Kingston Road, Sunrise Gate Homes, RAW Design, Scarborough
August 26, 2016 2:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent application for Site Plan Approval is revealing new details about a mid-rise condominium development proposed at 1316-1320 Kingston Road in Scarborough. Opposite the Toronto ... read more