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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 10:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto has outgrown provincial oversight: Opinion; Ontario reconsidering a foreign buyers' tax to cool housing market; Pushing Back on Skyrocketing Housing Prices; and more news: Toronto has ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gooderham at Dusk

A long exposure of the Gooderham Building, image by Flickr user Walter Sim
March 10, 2017 1:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a long exposure shot of the Gooderham Building. Submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Walter Sim, this shot captures the photogenic historic landmark, ... read more

Fare Integration: Comparing the Options for Better Transit Fares

Beijing's fare payment machine, using a map-based user interface
March 9, 2017 6:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the modified status ... read more

Development Temporarily Turns Dundas Street into a Causeway

Grid Condos, Dundas Square Gardens, CentreCourt, Gupta Group, Toronto
March 9, 2017 5:40 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Rare side-by-side excavations at the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis Streets in Downtown Toronto have created what some people might consider a rather precarious situation, where the road has ... read more

'Mountainous' 227 Gerrard East Met With Backlash By Residents

227 Gerrard St East, Architecture Unfolded, Rosewater Capital Group, Toronto
March 9, 2017 4:53 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
"It's too tall." "It's mountainous." "No more than four storeys." These were just some of the comments made during the March 8th community consultation for Rosewater Capital's proposed ... read more

Brick Cladding Shapes Daniels Waterfront Office Complex

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by, Daniels Corp
March 9, 2017 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's nascent East Bayfront neighbourhood, the volume of construction is such that it's hard to distinguish one concrete skeleton from another. Travelling east along Queen's Quay from ... read more

Growth to Watch For: UrbanToronto's Round-up of the East End

March 9, 2017 12:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since the turn of the year, the 2017 vintage of our annual Growth to Watch For series has surveyed new and ongoing developments throughout Toronto. So far, the 14 entries in this year's series ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 10:07 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto cyclists endure a dramatic rise in dooring incidents; Protest planned at John Fisher Public School to oppose condo development; What Toronto Can Learn About Childcare from Japan; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: CN Tower from Harbourfront

The CN Tower viewed from Harbourfront, image by Flickr user Hồng Tiến
March 9, 2017 1:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a vibrant long exposure view of the CN Tower. Submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Hồng Tiến, this shot was captured from Harbourfront, with the ... read more

Yonge Sheppard Centre Rebuild Ongoing, Rental Tower Rejigged

Yonge Sheppard Centre, Quadrangle Architects, RioCan, Kingsett Capital, Toronto
March 8, 2017 5:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the past couple of months, much has changed on the northeast corner of Yonge and Sheppard in Toronto's North York City Centre area where ongoing construction activity is reshaping ... read more

Nobu Hotel & Restaurant Brand to Anchor Mercer Street Towers

Nobu Residences, Toronto, by Madison Group, Teeple Architects
March 8, 2017 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding a layer of gloss to what was already one of Toronto most-talked about developments, the global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality has been announced as the operator of the 15-35 Mercer Street ... read more

Sam The Record Man Sign Coming to Yonge-Dundas Square

Rendering of the Sam The Record Man signage atop 277 Victoria, image courtesy of
March 8, 2017 2:17 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Three years after the announcement of a new Yonge-Dundas Square home for the iconic sign, Ryerson University has revealed the Sam The Record Man sign will be back on display later this year, ... read more

The Bluffs: 9-Storey RAW Design Coming to Kingston Road

The Bluffs, Toronto, by Skale Developments, RAW Design
March 8, 2017 1:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Close by one of Southern Ontario's landmark natural features, a nine-storey condominium dubbed The Bluffs is planned on Toronto's Kingston Road. Located in Scarborough near St. Clair's ... read more

Explainer: BREEAM

March 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
In Toronto, the topics of energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity in development cannot be discussed without mentioning LEED Certification. This evaluation system, however, is not the only ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017 10:08 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mayor John Tory's executive committee approves plan for $3.35 billion one-stop Scarborough subway; Report says municipalities are failing seniors; City moves forward with plan to target bad ... read more

Photo of the Day: Richmond Adelaide Centre

Richmond Adelaide Centre, image by Marcus Mitanis
March 8, 2017 1:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a shot of the distinctive black cladding of Oxford Properties' Richmond Adelaide Centre. Captured by Marcus Mitanis via Flickr, the façade of the of the 1960s-built ... read more

New Details Emerge for 98-Storey Yonge Street Tower

YSL - 385 Yonge, Toronto, by Cresford, Kohn Pedersen Fox, architectsAlliance
March 7, 2017 7:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late February, plans for a 343.9-metre tower were first revealed, with renderings showing a glassy 98-storey tower dominating the Toronto skyline from Yonge and Gerrard. With details of ... read more

Fare Integration: Creating a 'Fair' Transit Zone System

Fare Zone Map featuring larger zones
March 7, 2017 4:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Throughout this fare integration series, we have looked at the various options that Metrolinx is proposing, one of which is fare by zone. One of the issues that we touched on briefly in the fare ... read more

16 York: Toronto Office Tower Construction to Begin 'On Spec'

16 York Street, Toronto, by Cadillac Fairview, architectsAlliance, B+H
March 7, 2017 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Unlike the condominiums that continue to dominate Toronto's new glass and steel skyline, the process of developing a major office tower is typically contingent on signing a particular tenant. ... read more