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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home sales set record high in 2016, average prices soar; Toronto seen to be green in tree-canopy mapping of cities around the world; A Development Proposal ... read more

Photo of the Day: 407 and 400

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Highway 407, 401
January 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us north of the city limits, for an aerial view of the Highway 407/400 interchange in Vaughan. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, this drone-captured view ... read more

59-Storey Proposal Adds Another Tower to Packed Toronto Block

150 Pearl Street, Toronto, by The Conservatory Group, Richmond Architects
January 4, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The slender block between Adelaide and Pearl from Duncan to Simcoe remains one of Downtown Toronto's less conspicuous urban spaces. Flanked by the Entertainment District's glass and steel towers, ... read more

Geography of Energy: Pierre Bélanger and Jessica Green at UofT

The city in a forest? image by Marcus Mitanis
January 4, 2017 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, January 19th, the 2017 lecture series at the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, kicks off with "What is the Geography of Energy?" ... read more

New Rendering Offers Preview of Interiors at Ivy Condos

Ivy Condos, Toronto, Sher Corporation, Dream, RAW Design
January 4, 2017 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As marketing kicks into gear for The Sher Corporation and Dream's Ivy Condos, we are learning more about the 32-storey condominium tower planned for Toronto's Garden District. Tying ... read more

Preliminary Site Prep Activity Begins for The Met in Vaughan

January 4, 2017 12:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A short distance northeast of the mid-construction Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, the first signs of site activity can be seen ... read more

Explainer: Sneckdowns

A sneckdown in Manhattan, image by Liz Patek via Wikimedia Commons
January 4, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Winter has officially arrived in Toronto, and accompanying it is the inconvenience of snow and ice. Fittingly, this week's 'Explainer' takes a look at sneckdowns, and how snow can be a useful ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's urban canopy beats London's but trails Vancouver's; TTC urged to use cameras to catch drivers who pass streetcars taking on riders; The TTC Is Cutting Printed ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core skyline
January 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto's South Core area, captured from a west-facing unit in a Distillery District condominium tower. Submitted to the Sun Life Financial ... read more

High Park Ave: High-Rises Tabled to Fill Tower-In-The-Park Block

High Park Village, Toronto, by GWL Realty Advisors, Zeidler Architects
January 3, 2017 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately north of High Park, the low-rise homes that characterize much of Toronto's west end give way to a cluster of mid-to-late 20th century towers. Rising well above the immediate ... read more

A First Look at Suite Layouts for St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes
January 3, 2017 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few months, we've followed the development of Cityzen and Fernbrook's St. Lawrence Condos architectsAlliance-designed condo towers, coming to the northwest ... read more

PULP: Paper Art Party Puts Spotlight on Discarded Materials

January 3, 2017 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Saturday, January 14th, Toronto's Geary Lane venue will be transformed through a paper art party fundraiser intended to "examine the current lifecycle of discarded materials and investigate ... read more

Scale Model Highlights Design Language of Arc at Erin Mills

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
January 3, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we shared our visit to the Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton presentation centre for The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills master-planned community in Mississauga, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2017, Mississauga will have to decide how it grows up; What will the City of Toronto’s 2017 budget cost us?; To snitch or not to snitch? Airbnb in the city is a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Expanded Capacity

Photo of the Day, Toronto, BMO Field
January 3, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of BMO Field, showing off the stadium's temporary expanded capacity for the 2017 NHL Centennial Classic. Captured by Flickr contributor Oscar ... read more

Last Phase of River City Seeking Site Plan Approval

Harris Square condos, Toronto, designed by Saucier + Perrotte for Urban Capital
January 2, 2017 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto has received a Site Plan Approval submission for the fourth and final phase at Urban Capital's River City development in the West Don Lands. Dubbed 'Harris Square' after Lawren ... read more

Wave of Tower-In-The-Park Infill Proposals Continues in Midtown

66 Broadway Avenue, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
January 2, 2017 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's mid-20th century housing boom made Tower-In-The-Park apartment typologies ubiquitous throughout the city. A half-century later, our city's latest growth spurt is re-imagining the ... read more

New York's Second Avenue Gets Relief: Toronto Still Waiting

Second Avenue subway, New York City, MTA
January 2, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's a tale of two subways, so built up in the transit mythology of their respective cities. Both have been in the works for almost a century, and have endured changes in plans, false starts, and ... read more

Topping Off December 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off December 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
January 2, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up December 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will Brampton move forward in 2017 or remain stuck in neutral?; Bathurst Station Bids Goodbye to Honest Ed’s; 19 years ago, Toronto’s six boroughs amalgamated; and more ... read more