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Toronto Community Housing Corporation To Sell 65 of Its Properties

September 26, 2012 3:07 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation is set to sell 65 vacant and stand-alone properties in an effort to raise much-needed capital. Accordingly, TCHC has issued a Request for Proposal for ... read more

UrbanToronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Round-Up

Light installation at City Hall in 2008 Nuit Blanche
September 26, 2012 2:41 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This Saturday the city will be transformed for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual arts festival that sees hundreds of installations and performances throughout the core from dusk till dawn. With ... read more

Construction Update: The Madison

The Madison Condos, Toronto. Developed by Madison Homes and designed by Kirkor.
September 26, 2012 12:56 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
A much-needed addition to this stretch of Eglinton east of Yonge Street, The Madison will help complete the street wall with the inclusion of substantial new retail space. Prior to the ... read more

Then and Now: Elizabeth Street South of College

Elizabeth street south of College
September 26, 2012 11:06 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
My last Then and Now for the lost Ward district. It's amazing what the Toronto General Hospital did in this area over the last hundred years, although one may argue large hospital facilities trump ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012 9:29 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Fight over Jarvis bike lanes has one last battle; legal threat may reopen debate on plastic bag ban; TTC eyeing 5 cent fair increase; Peel Region gets first-ever female police chief; a ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Shattered Look at the City

A skyline view of Toronto from the Automotive Tower Building on Sterling Road
September 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Framing the CN Tower through a pane of broken glass, this skyline picture was captured by Forum member vic from atop the Tower Automotive Building. read more

RAW, Planning Partnership and Diamond Schmitt Win City Core's Harmony Village Lake Simcoe Design Competition

September 25, 2012 6:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A converted car dealership in Barrie was the venue on Friday, September 21 for Jack Pong, President and CEO of City Core Developments to announce the winners of a design competition for Harmony ... read more

OHBA Announces Awards of Distinction Winners for 2012

September 25, 2012 3:15 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) has awarded The Minto Group with the coveted title of 2012 Home Builder of the Year. In the evaluation of the contenders, judges ... read more

Hullmark Centre: Making a Mark on North York Centre

Hullmark Centre Condos, Toronto Condos, Tridel, Hullmark, Kirkor Architects
September 25, 2012 2:04 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Tridel, Hullmark and Kirkor Architects' Hullmark Centre is making its contribution to the long-awaited redevelopment of the properties that surround the intersection of Yonge Street and Sheppard ... read more

RealNet Releases August New Home Sales Statistics

September 25, 2012 1:46 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
RealNet Inc. has released its statistics on last month’s home sales numbersa and, as expected, they weren’t too hot. August is traditionally a slow month and lags behind the spring and fall ... read more

Then and Now: Hayter and Elizabeth

Hayter and Elizabeth Streets, Toronto, 1907
September 25, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hayter Street looking at the north side, east from Elizabeth Street. 1907. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 25, 2012

September 25, 2012 9:55 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
TTC fare hike proposed; Mirvish goes indie; Councillor Doug Ford unhappy with the media; Toronto may delay final vote on plastic bag ban; Nuit Blanche Q&A and more news: Matt Gurney: With ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura Dominates Yonge and Gerrard

Aura at College Park, Toronto Condos, Canderel Stoneridge, Graziani & Corazza
September 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Canderel Stoneridge's Aura at College Park hasn't even reached the halfway point on its journey to 78 storeys, but it has already come to dominate the skyline at Yonge Street and Gerrard Street. ... read more

Tridel Opens 101 Erskine Condos Presentation Centre

101 Erskine, Toronto Condos, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects
September 24, 2012 2:39 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto got a look inside Tridel's 101 Erskine Condos Presentation Centre at this weekend's grand opening celebration. Tridel rolled out the red carpet for its guests at the presentation ... read more

CityPlace Farmers' Market Launches Today!

Canoe Landing Park in Concord CityPlace, Toronto
September 24, 2012 2:29 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of the most looked forward to events in early fall is harvest time, a period when a variety of fresh produce arrives in the city's numerous farmers' markets. Often found in neighborhood parks ... read more

Moving House at Pinnacle on Adelaide

Pinnacle on Adelaide in Toronto by Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Arch
September 24, 2012 2:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Curious pedestrians and frustrated drivers were a common sight on John Street this past Saturday morning, however the closing of a stretch of road was probably the smallest of the many hurdles ... read more

2012 Heritage Toronto Awards

Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
September 24, 2012 1:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Heritage Toronto’s annual awards play an important role in drawing attention to those responsible for promoting and protecting our city’s unique heritage. The 38th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards ... read more

Then and Now: Hayter Street between Chestnut and Elizabeth

September 24, 2012 11:20 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hayter Street, north side, between Chestnut and Elizabeth Streets. 1907. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012 11:06 am | by Anonymous | Comments
It's not just concrete falling from the Gardiner; Ford lambastes his own radio station; Christopher Hume optimistic about Toronto; Sam the Record Man dies at 92 and more news. Here are today's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From Afar

Toronto skyline as seen from the west
September 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Sourced by Forum member kris, this beautiful skyline picture was captured from west of Toronto. Covered by a fog rolling off the lake and bathed in a soft morning light, the city appears at its ... read more