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Having Your Say on Toronto's Transit Master Plan

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March 29, 2016 5:10 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The first round of public consultations about Toronto's new 15 year transit plan is over, but this is just the start of a lengthy process. If you want your voice to be heard about any aspect of ... read more

Mid-Rise Condos Remaking Avenues West of Downtown

Motif Lofts, Reserve Properties, Toronto, RAW Design
March 29, 2016 4:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Owing to the visibility from various vantage points that their sheer scale affords, high-rise developments in Toronto are the most-talked-about players of our current building boom. While they are ... read more

Nine Buildings Proposed at Midland and Lawrence in Scarborough

1380 Midland Avenue, Toronto, by Arsandco Investments Inc., Quadrangle Architect
March 29, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Scarborough intersection of Midland and Lawrence Avenue East could be set for a major infusion of new density, with an Arsandco Investments-led plan in the works to add nine new residential ... read more

Plans For 19-Storey Office Tower at 65 King East Revealed

65-75 King Street East, Toronto, by Carttera Private Equities, Page + Steele
March 29, 2016 11:25 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The first community consultation for Carttera Private Equities' proposed office tower at 65-75 King Street East was, for the most part, a reserved affair. Lawyers, developers, and City of Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Car-free condos on the rise in Toronto; Designing barrier-free buildings; Veteran voice actor among new voices of the TTC; and more news Veteran voice actor among new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel Rush

Photo of the Day, TTC, subway, transit, Toronto
March 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the TTC's Line 1 now dominated by the new TR rolling stock, front-window views from subway trains have become much rarer in recent years. These views are still easy to capture on Line 2 and ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Downtown Toronto

March 28, 2016 6:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As we near the end of our Growth to Watch For series for 2016, we have finally reached the heart of Toronto, as this edition explores developments happening in the Downtown Core. Encompassing ... read more

Finishing Touches Complete Aesthetic of Audi Midtown Toronto Dealership

Audi Midtown Toronto, Teeple Architects, Eastern Construction
March 28, 2016 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Motorists passing by the Highway 401/404/DVP interchange may have noticed a large and curious looking structure taking shape to the northeast over the past several months. Now brandishing its well ... read more

Five-Tower Development Could Replace Etobicoke's Plant World

4000 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, by Lanterra, Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 28, 2016 1:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Royal York Road in Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, a 19,392 m² lot at 4000 Eglinton Avenue West could soon be transformed into a dense high-rise cluster. Currently home to the Plant ... read more

Only 4 Units Remaining at North Star Homes' ConneXion

ConneXion, TACT Architecture, North Star Homes, Toronto
March 28, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales have been moving at a quick pace for North Star Homes' ConneXion, a stacked townhome development planned for 26 Fieldway Road near Islington Village and Islington Station on ... read more

Sponsored Post: What You Can Find at the High and Low Ends of the Condo Market

Sponsored Post: What You Can Find at the High and Low Ends of the Condo Market
March 28, 2016 10:54 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Judging from the incredible development activity the Toronto condo market has been seeing in the past decade, it’s probably safe to say that when looking for an apartment there are few, if any ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A downtown relief line subway, but where?; Scarborough transit plan popular with residents, poll says; Even the best Gardiner East proposal is a lose-lose-lose ... read more

Photo of the Day: 504 King

Photo of the Day, TTC, 504, streetcar, transit, Toronto
March 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's streetcars are heavily featured in photographs of our city, including the image in today’s Photo of the Day. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by REI LAVRADOR, this ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Downtown Toronto North

55 Charles St W, Azuria
March 24, 2016 6:32 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In this edition of our Growth to Watch For series, we will take a tour of Downtown North, a relatively small, yet rapidly intensifying area of Toronto defined by the University, Bay, and ... read more

1-7 Yonge Redevelopment to Include Toronto's Tallest Tower

Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects, 1-7 Yonge, Toronto
March 24, 2016 4:33 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
More details have emerged of the landmark 1-7 Yonge Redevelopment on the Toronto Star Lands with a recent resubmission by Pinnacle International to the City for zoning amendments. ... read more

Between Nature and Architecture: Sou Fujimoto at the U of T

Sou Fujimoto, image via the Daniels Faculty of Architecture
March 24, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture's bulthaup lecture series continues with Sou Fujimoto announced as the latest guest at the University of Toronto. The acclaimed Japanese designer will present a ... read more

29-Storey Residential Tower Proposed for Yonge North of Finch

5840-5870 Yonge Street, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new proposal has surfaced for a stretch of Yonge Street immediately opposite Newtonbrook Plaza at Yonge and Cummer—itself slated for a massive redevelopment—a short distance north of Finch ... read more

Lecture: Richard White on Planning Postwar Toronto

The cover of Planning Toronto, image courtesy of UBC Press
March 24, 2016 12:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of its 'Thought Exchange' lecture series, The Toronto Reference Library will be hosting historian Richard White, who will discuss his recently published book Planning Postwar Toronto: the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Street North of Queen

Throwback Thursday, Bay Street, Queen Street, Toronto
March 24, 2016 10:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most Canadians living outside of Toronto are familiar with Bay Street, through its use as a metonym for the country's economy. North of Queen Street, Bay has recently taken on a different ... read more

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

March 24, 2016 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Main station gets TTC's first new Presto fare gate; TTC to add streetcar route to congested King Street; Why Declining TTC Ridership Growth is a Problem; and more ... read more