Past the Fence: A Peek Into the World of Construction Security

Daniels Waterfront is one of LivePatrol's clients, image via UT Forum contributo
April 6, 2017 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Throughout Downtown Toronto, cranes and concrete pours are now an established fixture of the street-level experience. With construction continuing to re-make much of the urban core, updates of ... read more

Crosstown Traffic: A Look Back at the Bloor-Danforth Streetcar

Bloor Street Viaduct, streetcar in service, c. 1920s, public domain archival ima
April 6, 2017 4:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Going well beyond the scope of UrbanToronto's regular 'Throwback Thursday' feature, our sister site, SkyriseCities, recently took a look at the history of Toronto's Bloor-Danforth streetcar line. ... read more

Electric Cities: ULI Symposium Returns to Toronto

April 6, 2017 2:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium will bring together civic thought leaders and engaged citizens to promote a diverse range of interdisciplinary discussions about regional ... read more

Two-Year, $10M Retrofit of Rogers Centre Roof Completed

Rogers Centre upgrades, 2017, Toronto
April 6, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the almost 28 years since the Rogers Cente—then known as SkyDome—became the home of the MLB's Toronto Blue Jays in June, 1989, the once cutting-edge facility has become the 7th oldest of the ... read more

Toronto of the Future Returns to Metro Hall in June

Toronto of the Future Returning to Metro Hall in June
April 6, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The last few years of urban development have transformed the landscape of Toronto, with new buildings and infrastructure projects continuing to be built across the region. With future projects ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences

Throwback Thursday, Four Seasons, Toronto
April 6, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks for a view of construction at the site of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Back in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront revitalization shifts eastwards; Downsview station to become Sheppard West next month; What's driving Toronto house prices through the roof? Experts ... read more

Photo of the Day: York and Harbour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One York, Ten York, Harbour Street
April 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the York-Harbour intersection from atop the Harbourfront parking garage. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Walter Sim, this shot captures the ... read more

Urban Design Plans Reveal Potential Phasing At The Well

The Well, HPA, AAA, BDP, aA, CCA, Wallman, RioCan, Allied, Tridel, Diamond Corp
April 5, 2017 5:23 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
One of the projects in the Downtown Toronto development pipeline most anticipated on the UrbanToronto Forum is The Well. A massive redevelopment of the former Globe and Mail headquarters site at ... read more

Rent Control: What Will Closing '1991 Loophole' Mean for Toronto?

Toronto's newer housing stock is not subject to rent control, image by UT Forum
April 5, 2017 3:57 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On March 30, Toronto City Council voted overwhelmingly in support of NDP MPP Peter Tabuns’ (Toronto-Danforth) private members’ bill, which aims to protect all Toronto renters against unreasonable ... read more

TREB Releases March 2017 Real Estate Market Figures

TREB Releases March 2017 Real Estate Market Figures
April 5, 2017 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New figures from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) are highlighting a dichotomy in Toronto's real estate market, with continued strength in the housing market contrasted by a slowdown ... read more

Toronto Community Housing: City Creates Tenant Advisory Panel

Looking west across Regent Park in early March, image by UT Forum contributor Ja
April 5, 2017 2:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This year, 13 residents of Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) properties are helping shape the future of TCHC and Toronto's non-profit housing sector. Active since February of this year, the City's ... read more

Tower Floors Taking Shape at Tridel's Alter on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, Church Street
April 5, 2017 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the weeks since we last visited the site of Tridel's Alter, plenty of work has been accomplished for the 33-storey architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower taking shape at ... read more

Explainer: Louvers as an Architectural Statement

Louver House, Miami, by Mast Capital
April 5, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' goes over the topic of louvers, a building element which dates all the way to the middle ages. Their use has proven to still be relevant and practical to the modern world, ... read more

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

April 5, 2017 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home prices jump 33% in a year; City explores possibility for a Parkdale community superhub; Experts give John Tory some Scarborough subway advice; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from the Island Ferry

View of the Toronto waterfront captured from the Island Ferry, image by A Great
April 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by A Great Capture, we are shown a view of the waterfront captured as the ferry heads out from the ... read more

Replacing the Scarborough RT: A Tortuous Timeline

April 4, 2017 5:17 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto City Council voted (again) to support the detailed planning and design of the Scarborough Subway extension as a replacement for the aging Scarborough RT. The vote was the latest ... read more

KingSett & Bentall Kennedy's 2 St. Thomas Tops Off in Yorkville

2 St. Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Kingsett Capital, Bentall Kennedy
April 4, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Bentall Kennedy and KingSett Capital's 2 St. Thomas reached an important milestone last week, when representatives from the two developers gathered to celebrate ... read more

High-Rise Plan Complicates Davisville's Thorny Planning Context

1951 Yonge, Toronto, by Times Group, Core Architects
April 4, 2017 2:29 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville, the 1894 Davisville General Store and Post Office building—now home to one of Midtown Toronto's many Starbucks outposts—could come to be surrounded ... read more

E Condos Making Significant Progress in Midtown Toronto

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Rosaria Varacalli, Toronto
April 4, 2017 1:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction at Midtown Toronto's most ambitious active development site continues to progress. Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos is adding a 58-storey condominium ... read more