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35-Storey Condo-Hotel Proposed at Jarvis and Shuter

203 Jarvis Street, Toronto, by Manga Hotels, Page + Steele / IBI Group
August 18, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Shuter Street is quickly becoming one of Toronto's most active development nodes. While CentreCourt's Core Condos is already nearing completion at Dalhousie, the ... read more

J Davis House: A Look at Suite Features and Finishes

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
August 18, 2016 3:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of Yonge and Eglinton's high-rise cranes, Mattamy and Biddington's 9-storey J. Davis House condominium is bringing a mid-rise condominium to a more intimately scaled part of Toronto's Yonge ... read more

Construction of Avenue Station Progressing for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Avenue Road Station, IBI Group
August 18, 2016 1:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's news of the completion of tunnelling for Toronto's Crosstown LRT marked the end of a lengthy and complex stage for the major public transit infrastructure project. With the tunnelling ... read more

36-Storey Tower to Complete Daniels' Waterfront Community

August 18, 2016 11:04 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction of the mixed-use commercial portion of The Daniels Corporation's City of the Arts reaches above grade on Queens Quay, more information is quickly becoming available about the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core Skyline

East-facing view of the South Core area, April 30, 2013, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 18, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers one of Toronto's fastest-changing areas. The last few years have brought several new buildings to the area south of the Downtown Core, and new projects ... read more

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

August 18, 2016 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Only 7 per cent of Torontonians call city ‘The Six'; Protesting taxi drivers call Toronto's Uber licence ‘political stunt’; Why Bike Safety is Still an Issue for Women in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Misty Morning Skyline

View of the Toronto skyline on a foggy morning, image by skycandy
August 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Heavy rain swept across Toronto earlier this week, creating some interesting conditions for urban photographers. UrbanToronto Forum contributor 'skycandy' capitalized on the foggy conditions, ... read more

Ali Akman Brings Global Experience to "The Kennedys"

The Kennedys, Toronto, by Samm Developments, Page + Steele / IBI
August 17, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's crowded and expanding development landscape, Ali Akman and SAMM Developments aren't exactly household names. Indeed, with the developer only recently making its Toronto debut at ... read more

Components of Shayne Dark's 'Nova' Arrive at Tableau Condos

August 17, 2016 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With occupancy now underway, construction is winding down at Tableau Condos, a 36-storey Wallman Architects-designed condominium development in Toronto's Entertainment District. The ... read more

Tunnelling Completed on Crosstown LRT at Yonge & Eglinton

Tunnel boring machines 'Humber' and 'Don' at their September 2015 launch, image
August 17, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yet another major construction milestone has been met for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT, a 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre stretch under Eglinton Avenue ... read more

Explainer: Self-Climbing Formwork

Self-climbing formwork at Toronto's Shangdi-La Hotel, circa 2011, image by Marcu
August 17, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What's formwork, and how does it climb? If these questions have been keeping you up at night, you've come to the right place. If not, let's learn about self-climbing formwork anyway. Courtesy of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto announces new Uber licence, background checks for drivers; GTA's 'transit renaissance' plan underfunded by as much as $30 billion; A Love Letter to Light-Rail ... read more

Photo of the Day: 1 Spadina Crescent

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
August 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues to transform 1 Spadina Crescent as work progresses on U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Designed by Nader Tehrani of ... read more

Construction Winds Down as Yorkdale Expansion Opening Nears

East entrance, Yorkdale Shopping Centre expansion
August 16, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a year since we checked in on the construction progress of AIMco and Oxford Properties' expansion of Yorkdale Mall, and plenty of changes have taken place ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at St. Michael's Hospital Addition

Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower rising at St. Mike's, image by Jack Landau
August 16, 2016 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first panels of cladding have been installed on the exterior of a new 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital, known as the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower. Rising at the corner of ... read more

Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion Embraces Mixed-Use Diversity

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
August 16, 2016 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once a county courthouse, the building at 2 Daly Avenue has now housed the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) for over a quarter century. While the centrally located building gives the public gallery a ... read more

City Seeks Input on Licensing of Rental Apartment Buildings

An apartment-rich skyline, image by Jack Landau
August 16, 2016 10:37 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of an effort to standardize and regulate rental apartment buildings, the City of Toronto is calling for public input to guide the creation of a new licensing framework for multi-unit ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rail-deck park dream depends on securing air rights; Why do condo towers in Toronto all look the same?; Urbancorp buyers watch as their new-home dreams get sold ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leaside Towers

Leaside Towers on Thorncliffe Park Drive, image by Lori Whelan via Flickr
August 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood in the former Borough of East York. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this shot ... read more

Mid-Rise Rental Proposed on Yonge Street in Lawrence Park

2851 Yonge Street, Muir Park Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
August 15, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A resurgence of the purpose-built rental market is bringing forward a number of new proposals across Toronto. Although the sought-after Lawrence Park neighbourhood isn't a neighbourhood associated ... read more