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City Invites Residents to Get Involved in Participatory Budgeting

City Invites Residents to Get Involved in Participatory Budgeting Pilot Program
September 8, 2016 2:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Initiated in 2015, Toronto's three-year Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilot program opens up municipal budgeting to members of the public, giving them the opportunity to vote on funding community ... read more

177 Front East: New Design Emerges in Site Plan Application

177 Front Street East, by Pemberton Group, Wallman Architects
September 8, 2016 12:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When a settlement between the City of Toronto and the developer was reached at the OMB earlier this year, the drawn out development saga at 177 Front Street East took a major step forward. Sold to ... read more

Crane Installed for Aragon's Enigma on the Park

Crane installed at the site of Enigma on the Park, image by smably
September 8, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park has reached a milestone in Toronto's Bloor and Lansdowne area. The last time we checked in on the progress of the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline from the Dufferin Bridge

View east from the Dufferin Bridge, 2011, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 8, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year during the CNE, countless pedestrians coming to and from Exhibition Place traverse the Dufferin Street bridge spanning the Gardiner Expressway. This vantage point is a fairly popular ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory rides sweltering subway, tells TTC to ‘do better’; Toronto housing sales remain strong in August while supply dwindles; Toronto launches photo competition meant ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Density

Evening view of Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor robmci
September 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a dramatic evening view of Downtown Toronto's incredible density. Submitted to the EY Tower Forum thread by contributor robmci, this southwest facing view looks ... read more

Teeple-Designed Condo Proposed by Alterra for Eastern Avenue

18 Eastern Avenue, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto
September 7, 2016 4:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal was submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department earlier this week for a 13-storey condominium and townhome development at 18 Eastern Avenue by the Alterra Group ... read more

Previewing Suite Interiors at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

September 7, 2016 3:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Joining an eclectic stretch of Toronto's St. Clair West, Graywood Developments' SCOOP Condos will add mid-rise density (and new retail) to a gradually evolving evolving neighbourhood. Located just ... read more

Toronto Seeking Public's Comments on Ward Boundary Review

Existing City of Toronto ward boundaries, image retrieved from City of Toronto
September 7, 2016 3:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a watchful eye on the City's ongoing Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR), a process which has most recently been narrowed down to a choice of two options. One plan ... read more

Suburbs on Track: Building Transit-Friendly New Communities

Transit, Development, Toronto, Ryerson City Building Institute, Suburbs
September 7, 2016 11:45 am | by David Rudin | Comments
Public transit is, in theory, supposed to connect people with the places that matter in their lives: the homes they live in; the stores they frequent; the schools they attend; the jobs at which ... read more

Work on York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Replacement Now Underway

Construction equipment now on site, image by Craig White
September 7, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After several years of planning, the long-anticipated replacement of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramps are now officially underway. The existing 1960s-built exit—consisting of a ... read more

Explainer: Raft Slab

Massey Tower, Toronto, by Mod, Hariri Pontarini
September 7, 2016 10:23 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Today's Explainer offers a 'foundational' overview of construction terminology. While the most visible and attention-getting stages of high-rise construction take place above ground, some of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Crazy' going away party planned for Toronto's Honest Ed's; TTC needed ‘sleight of hand’ to get extra federal cash, says board member; John Tory takes subway ride without ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Skyline

C-130 flying over Humber Bay during the 67th annual CIAS
September 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 67th annual Canadian International Air Show tore up the skies over Downtown Toronto this past weekend, and photos continue to pour into our Flickr Pool and Forum threads. Submitted to ... read more

Union Station: Finding a Way—and a Place—in Transit

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx, NORR
September 6, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For some of us, memories of Toronto's Union Station are filtered through the smell of Cinnabon that wafted through the corrall of passengers in the Bay Concourse's nauseatingly yellow ... read more

Cladding Rises on The Bartholomew as Townhomes Take Shape

The Bartholomew and surrounding context, viewed from the south on Sackville
September 6, 2016 4:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebirth of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood continues in full force, with new market condominium developments in various stages of planning and approvals, marketing, and construction ... read more

Pearson Airport Enhances Passenger Experience in Terminal 3

Toronto Pearson International Airport, GTAA
September 6, 2016 3:12 pm | by Larry Leung | Comments
Fuelled by increased passenger volumes at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) continues to report strong growth. With a record 20.8 million ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News from the UT Forum

Village Pie, The Danforth, Riverdale
September 6, 2016 12:04 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
With Labour Day now behind us and Autumn just around the corner, communities across Toronto are embracing the idea of transition, from restaurant openings to new parks. And while our editorial ... read more

Aqualina Nears Structural Completion as Cladding Progresses

Window wall cladding at the base of Aqualina, image by skycandy
September 6, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside is soon to meet a major milestone in Toronto's emerging East Bayfront district, as the 13-storey condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Can Toronto fund two new downtown parks?; How We Hyped the DVP; Common Cents: The Impact of Income on Cycling; and more news: Can Toronto fund two new downtown parks? ... read more