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Trinity Ravine Towers Puts Seniors in Heart of the Community

Trinity Ravine Towers, Toronto, by Trinity Ravine Towers, Reinders + Rieder
January 19, 2016 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"For the first time in its history, Statscan has reported that Canada's over-65 population outnumbers our under-15 population," Kern Kalideen, Executive Pastor of Scarborough's Global Kingdom ... read more

BMO Field Renovations Progressing at Exhibition Place

BMO Field, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, Gensler, Toronto
January 19, 2016 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing renovation and expansion of BMO Field continues to progress in Exhibition Place. Led by Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, builder PCL Constructors, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two studies produce different SmartTrack projections on ridership; Real estate board predicts ‘policy ceiling’ will curb Toronto homes prices; Tory's budget plan asks for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rink in the Sky

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, hockey rink
January 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photos of a hockey rink atop 120 Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Financial District generated buzz earlier this month, eventually revealed as part of Molson Canadian’s 2016 #anythingforhockey ... read more

Tridel's Wedge-Shaped Ten York Podium Rising Beside Gardiner

Ten York Street Condos, Toronto, Tridel, Wallman Architects
January 18, 2016 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rising from a narrow wedge-shaped footprint in Toronto's burgeoning South Core, the wedge-shaped podium of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos is now catching the eyes of passing ... read more

Gardiner East Hybrid Design Concepts to be Presented

Gardiner Expressway East, hybrid option, Waterfront Toronto
January 18, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after a June 2015 City Council session voted in favour of recommending the controversial ‘Hybrid' option for the east Gardiner Expressway, co-proponents the City of Toronto and ... read more

Tridel's Avani2 Joining Metrogate Community at 401/Kennedy

Avani and Avani 2, Toronto, by Tridel, Graziani + Corazza
January 18, 2016 2:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Tridel's 35-storey Avani condominium begins to near completion in Scarborough, its sister Avani2 tower has launched into sales. The upcoming project is set to add further residential density to ... read more

UPDATE: Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Vertical Village

Ryerson Architecture, MVRDV, Toronto
January 18, 2016 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPDATE: Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science has announced that a lecture and panel discussion planned for later this week has been moved to a larger location in anticipation of a high ... read more

Grand Opening Announced for Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Development Group, Burlington
January 18, 2016 11:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over three quarters of the building now sold out, the Adi Development Group has announced a February Grand Opening for their Nautique Lakefront Residences project in ... read more

Toronto Planning Hosts Pop-Up Info Stations for Midtown in Focus

Midtown in Focus, City of Toronto Planning Department
January 18, 2016 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's ongoing series of City Planning pop-ups, meant to increase local awareness of the City's Midtown in Focus initiative, will continue this month with three new pop-ups ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory's 2016 Toronto budget plan to be revealed; Plan in the works to redesign King Street; Spadina subway extension a classic Toronto transit screwup; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pillars

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
January 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District's newest office building, the east tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre, is now completed and taking in its first tenants. The new east tower and earlier west tower are both ... read more

Bloor West: Growth to Watch For in 2016

Tower Automotive Building ready for transformation, Toronto
January 15, 2016 6:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Moving north from our Etobicoke South coverage, UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series continues with an overview of development along Toronto's Bloor West corridor. Beginning at Highway 427 in ... read more

West Toronto Railpath Extension Could Feature Mix of Solutions

West Toronto Railpath, Toronto
January 15, 2016 3:33 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
West-end cyclists will be interested to know that the City of Toronto has concluded its Environmental Assessment Study for the long-awaited West Toronto Railpath Extension. To run more-or-less ... read more

Lanterra's Ambitious Artists' Alley Proposal Reviewed at DRP

Artists' Alley, Toronto, by Lanterra Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 15, 2016 12:01 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Yesterday, Hariri Pontarini Architects co-founder David Pontarini presented a striking re-imagining of the property at 234 Simcoe Street to the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP). The ... read more

Shoring Now Underway at ZIGG Condos on St. Clair West

ZIGG Condos, Toronto, by Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes, Kirkor Architects
January 15, 2016 11:21 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following November's demolition of the low-rise homes that occupied the site for Madison and Fieldgate's ZIGG Condos, 2016 has seen the launch of significant construction activity on the site with ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan for Toronto getting smaller, cheaper; Toronto’s wish lists go nowhere when tax talk is forbidden; City issues RFP for smart traffic ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Plaza Residences

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Harbour Plaza, Menkes, condo
January 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The two condominium towers of developer Menkes' Harbour Plaza Residences are now starting to make an impact on their surroundings as they grow taller into the South Core skyline. ... read more

Construction Progressing on Lago and Riva del Lago

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Toronto
January 14, 2016 5:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The skyline of Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores continues to grow denser as construction progresses on a number of new high-rise developments in that area. read more

Metrolinx Finalizes Station Names for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
January 14, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aiming to avoid potentially confusing duplicates of existing station names, Metrolinx set out in 2015 to finalize station names on the new Crosstown LRT, now under construction, based on a ... read more