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Pair of Distillery District Developments Gains City's Approval

Cityscape, Dream, Saucier + Perrotte, Gansevoort Hotel, 60 Mill Street, Toronto
April 13, 2017 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A pair of towers proposed for Toronto's popular Distillery District have been given a green light by City Council after rounds of mediation and negotiations at the OMB, albeit with significant ... read more

"Citizen Jane" Documentary Premieres with Toronto Jane's Walk

Citizen Jane poster, image courtesy of Altimeter Films
April 13, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing the legendary urban theorist's life and work to the big screen, Matt Tyrnauer's Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is an engaging look at the mid-century civic activism that shaped Jacobs' ... read more

Centennial College's New Aerospace Campus Progressing

Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, Centennial College, MJMA, Toronto
April 13, 2017 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The former RCAF Station Downsview/CFB Toronto long served as a place of innovation for Canada's aerospace industry. Prior to Downsview Airport becoming a military installation in the post-WW2 era, ... read more

City Seeking Public Input on Long-Term Financial Plan

City Seeking Public Input on Long-Term Financial Plan
April 13, 2017 1:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto is in the midst of creating a new Long-Term Financial Plan, and the upcoming second phase of public consultations will give members of the public the opportunity to share ... read more

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos' Shops Rising Above Grade

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, VANDYK, Kohn Partnership Architects
April 13, 2017 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The past three months of construction have been busy ones at the Etobicoke site of VANDYK Group of Companies' Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, as forming activity progresses for the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Wharf

Throwback Thursday, Market Wharf, Toronto, Context, architectsAlliance
April 13, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the northeast corner of Front and Jarvis Streets in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood for a view of construction at Context ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction on purpose-built rentals stalls, says new report; The ethical case for taxing foreign home buyers; Airbnb is Making Toronto’s Terrible Rental Market Even ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Photo of the Day, Toronto, York University, Bergeron Centre for Engineering
April 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day features a view of York University's new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. The 2015-opened educational facility boasts an eye-catching design ... read more

"Transit City": Plans Revealed for York Region's Tallest Building

Transit City Condos, Vaughan, by SmartREIT, CentreCourt, Diamond Schmitt
April 12, 2017 6:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Toronto, York Region's tallest building could reach a height of 55 storeys. Announced today, the SmartREIT and CentreCourt Developments project dubbed 'Transit City Condos' will be ... read more

GM Submits Plans for New "Mobility Campus" on Eastern Avenue

GM Mobility Campus at 271 Eastern Avenue, Quadrangle Architects Limited, Toronto
April 12, 2017 4:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
When General Motors Canada (GM) purchased the site of the former Cinespace film and television studio at 721 Eastern Avenue, their initial plans were to construct a new Canadian headquarters for ... read more

CIBC Announced as Anchor Tenant for Bay Park Centre

Bay Park Centre, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Hines, Wilkinson Eyre, Toronto
April 12, 2017 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
CIBC, the Canadian financial services titan, has announced that it will be the anchor tenant at Hines and Ivanhoe Cambridge's long-anticipated Bay Park Centre, which will eventually ... read more

Cladding Installation Nears Completion for Aqualina at Bayside

Aquaina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Toronto
April 12, 2017 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's newest lakefront community will soon have its first residents as construction of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside draws closer to completion on Queens Quay, ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Keeping Up with Talk in the UT Forum

Pink Dawn, image by UT Flickr pool contributor @ThetaState
April 12, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With Spring fitfully settling into the city, a look into the Toronto discussions in the 'Neighbourhood Node' threads of UT's Forum sheds light on the city at the fine-grained community level. ... read more

Explainer: The Decline of Lift Slab Construction

The Huron Towers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, utilized the lift slab technique, image
April 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' takes a look at a highly innovative—and once-popular—construction technology, which has been all but relegated to the dustbin of 20th century history in North ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Is the Ashbridges Bay beach disappearing?; Metro's Ani Castillo behind guerilla art installation at Honest Ed's; Some wacky and wonderful ideas for making the Rogers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Massey Tower Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini Architects
April 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new landmark rising above Yonge Street, just north of Queen. Construction of MOD Developments Inc's Massey Tower Condos has been ... read more

88 Queen East Readying for Construction, Rezoning Resubmitted

88 Queen Street East, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Gensler, St. Thomas Developments
April 11, 2017 5:13 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The end is finally in sight for one of the largest surface parking lots in Downtown Toronto, more immediately on the northern third of the 171-metre long site than the south. Bounded by Shuter on ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for High Park Micro Retail Project

12 High Park Avenue, Orest Kelebay, TACT Architecture, Toronto
April 11, 2017 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An injection of new retail and childcare space could be coming to High Park Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway, as a 2016 proposal for 12 High Park Avenue continues to work its way ... read more

Revamped Two-Tower Project Advances at King and Dufferin

1182 and 1221 King Street West, Toronto, by Lifetime Developments, Core Arch
April 11, 2017 2:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Not quite Liberty Village, and not quite Parkdale, the intersection of King and Dufferin is one of Toronto's transitional spaces. Hemmed in by rail tracks to the north, with mature neighbourhoods ... read more

Province Issues RFQ for 18 km Highway 401 Widening

The widening of Highway 401 at Hurontario St
April 11, 2017 1:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On April 10th the Province announced that it had issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to widen an 18 km stretch of Highway 401 through Peel and Halton Regions. The ... read more