Ground Breaking for Retail Celebrated at Backyard Condos Site

Ground Breaking at Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, by Vandyk Homes
October 27, 2016 5:44 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week, the VANDYK Group of Companies invited condo purchasers, local politicians and neighbourhood representatives to celebrate with them as they broke ground ceremonially for the ... read more

Henry Moore's 'The Archer' Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Henry Moore, The Archer, Philip Givens, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
October 27, 2016 4:38 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was the middle of the 1960s, and recently-elected mayor of Toronto, Philip Givens, was embroiled in a fierce public debate that came to represent the underlying cultural struggles of the city ... read more

Cladding Installation Nearing Completion at Fuse2 Condos

Fuse and Fuse2 Condos, Toronto, Barrett, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
October 27, 2016 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The newest residential addition to Toronto's Dupont and Lansdowne area is looking much closer to completion. It has been roughly a month since we last checked in on the progress of Neudorfer ... read more

UofT Daniels Architecture Announces 2016 Gehry Chair Lecture

Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design, Daniels U of T
October 27, 2016 1:00 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced this year's Gehry Chair Lecture, featuring speakers Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, and Michelle ... read more

Proposal To Bring Affordable Housing to Coxwell and Gerrard

355 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, by Innstead Co-operative Housing Inc.
October 27, 2016 12:06 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new proposal by Innstead Co-operative Housing Inc. seeks to bring a 6-storey co-op building to the northeast corner of Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East on the east side of Toronto. Located ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline from Dockside Drive

Throwback Thursday, South Core, skyline, Toronto
October 27, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Branching off of Queen's Quay East in front of the new George Brown College Waterfront Campus, Dockside Drive is flanked by Sherbourne Common on the east and Sugar Beach on the west. The short ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 8:56 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Torontonians prefer white cop car to grey, poll suggests; Delays mean Toronto wards unlikely to be redrawn before 2018 election; Scarborough subway champions want TTC's likely route changed; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Fisheye

Fisheye-view of the Gardiner Expressway, image by Dan Sedran via Instagram
October 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features fisheye-lens view of Toronto's Gardiner Expressway at Lower Simcoe Street. Shared by Dan Sedran via Instagram, this night view gives the viewer a first ... read more

Mixed-Use Mid-Rise Proposed for 1326-1328 Wilson Avenue

1326-1328 Wilson Avenue Condos, Toronto, AJ Tregabov Architects
October 26, 2016 5:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In a car-dominated area in North York, suburban-style strip plazas with surface parking jostle with mid-rise apartments and older single family homes along Wilson Avenue. It's a street that's in ... read more

Below Grade Forming Underway at Lotus Condos in North York

Lotus Condos, Chestnut Hill, Fortress RDI, Kirkor, Toronto
October 26, 2016 4:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Chestnut Hill Developments and Fortress Real Developments' Lotus Condos, a 12-storey Kirkor Architects Planners-designed ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture Series: Pascall Rollet

Pascal Rollet, Lipsky+Rollet Architectes
October 26, 2016 4:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University will continue its lecture series, with a guest speaker from Paris, France; Pascal Rollet. Along with Florence Lipsky, he is a founding ... read more

Condo and Townhomes Coming to Lawrence and Birchmount

evo Condos + Towns, Toronto, by Lalu Canada
October 26, 2016 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Greenland Group's much-publicized entry to the Toronto market with the Entertainment District's two-tower King Blue condo-hotel, another major East Asian developer is coming to the ... read more

Above Grade Progress Apparent for ZIGG Condos on St. Clair

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
October 26, 2016 10:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our ongoing coverage of the construction process at Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos continues for the 11-storey Kirkor Architects-designed development on ... read more

Explainer: EIFS, or Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems

October 26, 2016 9:56 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' takes a look at Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). Typically used in low and mid-rise properties, EIFS is a popular insulation system installed on many ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sherbourne Street homes listed on Airbnb worry affordable housing advocates; Toronto taxpayers should be wary of Expo 2025’s big promises; How we can 're-indigenize' ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core and The Gardiner

Photo of the Day, South Core, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Captured from the Distillery District by Forum contributor Razz and submitted to the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences Forum thread, today's Photo of the Day features ... read more

Suburbs on Track: Touring Transit-Oriented GTHA Development

Port Credit GO Station, Mississauga, Metrolinx
October 25, 2016 5:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Last week, the Ontario Home Builder's Association (OHBA) hosted an event called the "Housing Technology Tour - Suburbs on Track". This tour focused on Transit-Oriented-Developments (TOD), with ... read more

TREB Releases Q3 2016 Condo and Rental Figures

Skyline, Toronto, Toronto Islands,
October 25, 2016 4:02 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The housing market in Toronto and the surrounding area continues to remain strong. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released the Q3 2016 market figures for the Greater Toronto Area's rental ... read more

Affordable Ownership Development Proposed in Weston Village

The Humber, Toronto, by Options for Homes, Architecture Unfolded
October 25, 2016 3:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past Weston Road's eclectic strips of retail and the mid-century slab apartment towers that surround it, pockets of Toronto's Weston Village neighbourhood retain a quasi-industrial character. In ... read more

Tower at Pier 27: Construction Start Imminent as Site Cleared

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
October 25, 2016 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last month's sales centre relocation, the Toronto waterfront site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27 is now being readied for the start of construction, ... read more