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Growth To Watch For 2017: York to Yorkdale to York Mills

3450 Dufferin Street, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Gupta Homes, Toronto
February 6, 2017 4:55 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
With the second month of 2017 upon us, we continue our development tour through Toronto, taking stock of the changes we can expect across the city this year. Moving just east from where we last ... read more

Tower-in-the-Park Infill Planned on Sheppard at Don Mills

1650 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, by Rafael + Bigauskas
February 6, 2017 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Among the plethora of development applications received by Toronto in the last days of 2016 (before fees increased in the new year), a wave of infill projects re-imagined the sites of older ... read more

Flaire Condos Ups Space Age Modern Vibe in Don Mills

Flaire Condos, Fram, Cadillac Fairview, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
February 6, 2017 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening in 2009, The Shops at Don Mills has grown to become a community hub in the Don Mills and Lawrence area, and has sparked regeneration in its immediate surroundings. Following in the ... read more

Ellie Condos Puts Emphasis on Mews in New Renderings

February 6, 2017 1:56 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Among the vast number of proposals submitted to Toronto City Planning in the last weeks of 2016, G Group Development were one group with a revised application for a rezoning and Official Plan ... read more

Scarborough High-Rise Plan Advances at Sheppard and Pharmacy

Wish Condos, Toronto, by Liberty Developments, Turner Fleischer Architects
February 6, 2017 11:58 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2014, an OPA and rezoning proposal for a 30-storey, 365-unit tower was tabled for the southeast corner of Sheppard East and Pharmacy in Scarborough. Replacing a mid-century strip mall, the ... read more

First Glimpse of Suite Interiors at Lindvest's SuperSonic Condos

SuperSonic Condos, Lindvest, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
February 6, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on the sales success of Lindvest Properties 28-storey Sonic Condos, the developer has introduced a second phase for the Don Mills and Eglinton community, dubbed SuperSonic Condos. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Very serious’ allegations over Scarborough subway debate referred to auditor general; How Queen and Broadview's small businesses are losing to gentrification; As Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Density

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a view of Toronto's growing skyline. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, this southeast-facing shot permits a view of the city's many ... read more

An Honest Farewell: Saying Goodbye to a Toronto Icon

November 2015, Honest Ed's in brighter days, image by UT Flickr Contributor A Gr
February 3, 2017 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Still an unmistakable Toronto presence at the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst, Honest Ed's has been shuttered since the end of December, with Mirvish Village's smaller retailers following ... read more

TREB Releases January 2017 Real Estate Market Figures

TREB Releases January 2017 Real Estate Market Figures
February 3, 2017 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following another record year for the Greater Toronto Area's real estate market, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released figures for January 2017, showing that the market has ... read more

A Look at the Rooftop Amenity Deck at Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
February 3, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Set to add 36 luxury condominium units to Avenue Road just north of Dupont, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies will soon rise 9 storeys over Robertson Davies Park. Residents of ... read more

City Launches Pilot for Minor Variance & Consent Mediation

Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall, image by Jack Landau
February 3, 2017 12:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the City of Toronto is launching a pilot mediation program for dispute resolution in Minor Variance and Consent applications that come before the Committee of Adjustment. The free, ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Layout at "home: Power and Adelaide"

home: Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf Homes, Hullmark, Core Architects, Toronto
February 3, 2017 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As marketing kicks into gear for Great Gulf and Hullmark's home: Power and Adelaide, renderings and supporting material are providing insight into the specifics of the ... read more

Shoring Begins for Daniels' The Wyatt in Regent Park

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB Architects, Toronto
February 3, 2017 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction has commenced on the first condominium component in Phase 3 of the ongoing Regent Park revitalization. In late January, shoring activity was spotted on Block 29 at the intersection of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s going to happen to Toronto’s Trump International Hotel and Tower now that it’s up for sale?; How a TTC streetcar driver custom-built a massive Toronto-themed Lego ... read more

Photo of the Day: Picasso Condos

Picasso Condos, Mattamy, Goldman Group, Teeple Architects, Toronto
February 3, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents an aerial view of Mattamy Homes and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor ileetoa, ... read more

Design Competition Announced for New Etobicoke Civic Centre

Westwood Theatre lands from the Kipling Avenue bridge, Etobicoke, Toronto
February 2, 2017 5:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a shortlist of five design teams for Etobicoke's new Civic Centre announced today, Toronto's former Westwood Theatre Lands are set to be transformed with what's being described as a "new ... read more

Province Announces More Rapid Transit for Hamilton

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Hamilton light rail transit
February 2, 2017 3:13 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When Ontario Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca travelled to the Hamilton GO Centre this morning, he arrived, figuratively, at least, aboard a light rail transit train—but he left on an ... read more

Refined Submission Advances Stafford Homes' Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Toronto, by Stafford Homes, Rosewater Capital, Page + Steele
February 2, 2017 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last year's Rezoning and Site Plan Approval (SPA) application for the Beer Store property at 1580 Avenue Road, the Toronto condominium project now dubbed as Avenue & Park has ... read more

Underground Garage Taking Shape at 58-Storey 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
February 2, 2017 2:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2016 was a very busy year at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, just north of Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection. At the close of 2015 and well into early ... read more