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Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Shores and Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Humber Bay Shores, Mississauga
January 23, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of Hotel X in Toronto's Exhibition Place for a west-facing view. Captured by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this shot is centred on the growing Humber Bay ... read more

Ontario's Growth Plan Changes: The End of Smart Growth?

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2018, Doug Ford
January 22, 2019 4:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
2019 is off to an eventful — if inauspicious — start in Ontario politics. With new year barely three weeks old, the Doug Ford government has announced a range of cost-cutting and deregulatory ... read more

RIU to Open First Canadian Hotel at Plaza's Theatre District

Theatre District Residence, RIU, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
January 22, 2019 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, Spanish-based hotel chain RIU Hotels & Resorts announced their plan to open a hotel in Downtown Toronto in 2021, marking their expansion into the Canadian market. The company has ... read more

10 Storey Condo Proposed on O'Connor near Golden Mile

Studio JCI, 1861 O'Connor
January 22, 2019 12:07 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
As Toronto prepares for the opening of the Crosstown LRT line in 2021, development proposals are popping up all along Eglinton Avenue to densify the corridor. Located just west of the Golden Mile ... read more

Vita on the Lake Construction Expanding to Vita Two Site

Vita on the Lake, Vita Two, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
January 22, 2019 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is heating up on a pair of new condominiums that will add more vibrancy to South Etobicoke's burgeoning Humber Bay Shores community. Mattamy Homes and Biddington ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City has built fewer than 6 per cent of bike lanes more than two years into 10-year plan; TTC warns of rapid decline unless investments are made ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glowing Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, sunset
January 22, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a colourful skyline view of Toronto. Captured from west of the city by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this view shows the various Downtown skylines illuminated ... read more

Final Phase of Davenport Village Secondary Plan Resubmitted

980 Lansdowne, Toronto, designed by Gabriel Bodor Architect for Neudorfer
January 21, 2019 3:40 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
As part of the redevelopment of a brownfield site northwest of Dupont and Lansdowne, Neudorfer Corporation has submitted updated plans to the City of Toronto for the final phase of their Davenport ... read more

Saturday in Downsview Park Amenities Appointed by GCB

Saturday in Downsview Park, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
January 21, 2019 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The edges of Downsview Park in northwestern Toronto have been gradually intensifying with residential developments over the last few years, bringing a wave of new residents around the site of 118 ... read more

1 Yorkville Approaching Final Height as Cladding Progresses

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
January 21, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville has become one of the tallest building's in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area, as the 58-storey Roy Varacalli-designed condominium tower has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC needs $33.5 billion to keep the system functional — roughly two-thirds of which are unfunded, report says; Ford government to seek Ontario Place development proposals, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Towers on Redpath Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Redpath Avenue
January 21, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of new density adding to Midtown Toronto's Redpath Avenue, just east of the Yonge and Eglinton intersection. Submitted by Forum contributor WillTo, this shot ... read more

Planning Docs Reveal More Details of U of T's "PIE" Complex

PIE Complex, University of Toronto, Weiss/Manfredi, Teeple, Toronto
January 18, 2019 3:15 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Planning documents submitted to the City at the end of 2018 reveal that the University of Toronto is moving forward with plans for their new PIE Complex at the St. George Campus. Not responding to ... read more

New Brokerage Splitting Listing Fees for Buyer and Seller Savings

Justo Inc., brokerage, Toronto, real estate
January 18, 2019 3:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Passing through any Toronto area neighbourhood, it’s hard to miss the smiling face of realtors on the lawns of the various homes up for sale. Some of these faces are more familiar than others ... read more

Midtown Loses Modernist Gem with Davisville School Demolition

Davisville Jr. Public School, Toronto
January 18, 2019 12:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite an outcry from preservation advocates, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has moved forward with the redevelopment of Davisville Jr. Public School and Spectrum Alternative ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Waterfront Innovation Centre Site

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Menkes, Sweeny &Co Architects, Toronto
January 18, 2019 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been four months since September when Menkes Developments marked the start of construction for the Waterfront Innovation Centre in Toronto's East Bayfront ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC needs $33-billion in capital spending, forthcoming report is expected to say; TTC plans to recommend a 10-cent fare increase in its 2019 budget; Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above Yonge and Eglinton

Photo of the Day, E Condos, 2221 Yonge, Crosstown LRT, Toronto
January 18, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view from our recent tour of E Condos, the tallest building north of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. This shot looks down to the Yonge and Eglinton ... read more

15 Storey Rental Building Proposed at Sheppard West Station

Choice Properties REIT, Futura Condos, Wallman Architects
January 17, 2019 5:23 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Choice Properties REIT has proposed a 15-storey rental building at Sheppard West Station as a result of their acquisition of Urban Capital’s Futura Condos site in early 2018.  The George ... read more

A Look at TACT-Designed Interiors in Graywood's Scout Condos

Scout Condos, Toronto, Graywood, SMV, TACT, St. Clair
January 17, 2019 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of the construction site for Scoop Condos on St. Clair Avenue West at Old Weston Road, Graywood Developments will soon be bringing a new 12-storey, SMV ... read more