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The Well: Retailers and Offices to Anchor Mixed-Use Community

The Well, HPA, AAA, BDP Architects, aA, Diamond Corp, Allied, RioCan, Toronto
May 10, 2017 5:50 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over a month ago, UrbanToronto published a story on the phasing strategy for construction at The Well, a massive new mixed-use and master-planned project for Downtown Toronto at the ... read more

Long Anticipated Gardiner Off-Ramp Teardown Making Progress

May 10, 2017 4:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A patch of dirt and gravel that has spent over half a century in the shadow of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp is now seeing its first sunlight since the mid-1960s. The spiral ... read more

The One Approved at OMB, Now 2 Storeys Taller

The top of the east elevation of the tower, image courtesy of Mizrahi Developmen
May 10, 2017 3:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The One, a Foster + Partners and Core Architects-designed skyscraper planned for the southwest corner of Bloor and Yonge streets in Downtown Toronto, now has the green light from the Ontario ... read more

Re-Imagined Grange Park Approaches July 8th Unveiling

Grange Park, Toronto, by PFS Studios, Thinc Design
May 10, 2017 1:15 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
It has been a couple of months since we last provided an update on Toronto's ongoing Grange Park revitalization. Scheduled to formally re-open on July 8th—with fences coming down for a ... read more

New Office Development Progressing Near Finch West Station

University Heights Professional and Medical Centre, Haven, ACK Architects
May 10, 2017 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project on track to open this December, a handful of new developments are being built in northwestern Toronto and southern Vaughan in ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Davisville School Replacement

Davisville Jr. Public School, Toronto, Snyder Architects, TDSB
May 10, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application for Site Plan Approval has put the wheels in motion for the replacement of Davisville Jr. Public School and Spectrum Alternative School, just east of Yonge Street and a short walk ... read more

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

May 10, 2017 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory threatens to block subway extension unless province pays for relief line; RBC building in downtown Toronto to be closed for six months; ROM to reopen ... read more

Photo of the Day: AGO Staircase

Photo of the Day, Toronto, AGO, Frank Gehry
May 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Led by architect Frank Gehry, the 2004-2008 renovation of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) transformed the aesthetic of the institution while creating new gallery space. Submitted to our Flickr ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 2: Villiers Island, The Area's New Heart

Villiers Island Precinct Plan, Urban Strategies, Toronto, Port Lands
May 9, 2017 5:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Last week, we explored the proposed planning framework that detailed the preferred plan for the future development of Toronto's Port Lands. Concurrent to the drafting of this framework, a Villiers ... read more

Nobu Toronto: Heritage Recommendation Advances Design

Nobu Residences, Toronto, by Madison Group, Westdale, Teeple Architects
May 9, 2017 4:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Amidst the myriad upcoming high-rise developments packed into the Entertainment District, Nobu Residences Toronto is easily among the most highly anticipated. While news of the Madison Group and ... read more

Shoring Commences for 88 North at Shuter and Mutual

88 North, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Gensler, St. Thomas Developments, Toronto
May 9, 2017 3:20 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Last month, we updated you on the progress that St Thomas Developments' 88 North has made since its formal announcement. Located at Mutual and Shuter streets on the east side of Downtown ... read more

Ontario Unlocks Downtown Toronto Land for Affordable Housing

26 Grenville and 27 Grosvenor, Toronto, by Infrastructure Ontario
May 9, 2017 12:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This morning, Ontario Housing Minister Chris Ballard announced that the Province will be "leveraging Provincial lands to build more affordable and rental housing" in Toronto. In a small room past ... read more

The Davies' Sales Centre Closes In Advance of Construction

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
May 9, 2017 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The start of construction is drawing close for a new mid-rise boutique condominium development on Avenue Road, just north of Dupont in Midtown Toronto. With the bulk of the 36 luxury units sold ... read more

Ryerson's Jarvis Street Residence Reaches Final Height

Ryerson, Jarvis Street Residences, MPI Group, IBI Group, Toronto
May 9, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely tracking the growth of Ryerson University's new Jarvis Street Residence since construction commenced in the summer of 2015. The MPI Group-developed ... read more

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

May 9, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner neighbours upset with overnight construction noise; When the mayor and premier get along, they can produce great things; NDP vows to pay third of Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: McCaul Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, McCaul Street, Form Condos
May 9, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of OCAD U's Sharp Centre for Design for a view down McCaul Street. Submitted to the Form Condos Forum thread by Momin Ahmad, this view faces south ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Wrapped for Another Year, Awards Announced

May 8, 2017 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Hot Docs has come and gone for another year. The 2017 edition of the event featured 228 films from across the planet, and we hope you had a chance to see at least some of the ones that interested ... read more

Pumps Keep Excavation Pit Dry for Lakeside Tower at Pier 27

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
May 8, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the roughly three months since our last visit to Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, crews from TMG Builders and Progreen Demolition ... read more

Final Release of Suites Announced for The Winthorpe Modern

Winthorpe Modern, Toronto, by Kingston Beach Inc., George Popper Architect
May 8, 2017 2:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On either side of the scenic Glen Stewart Park, Toronto's established Upper Beaches neighbourhood is gradually taking on greater density, as a wave of mid-rise projects bring new multi-unit ... read more

CanAlfa Advancing New Liberty Village Residential Projects

Liberty Central, 39 East Liberty, CanAlfa, IBI Group, Toronto
May 8, 2017 1:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The once heavily-industrialized Liberty Village area of Toronto has come a long way since being re-established as a creative industries and residential enclave at the start of the 2000s. With a ... read more