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

November 6, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Distracted walking ban is a zombie idea that has infected the brains of reasonable people; Mural marks anniversary of ‘Leslieville’ being added to street signs; Meet the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District Dusk

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, office towers
November 5, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of Scotia Plaza for a view of Toronto's Financial District. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, this shot shows several recent ... read more

Collecdev Submits Proposal to Redevelop 2450 Victoria Park

2450 Victoria Park, Toronto, looking southwest, designed by gh3 for Collecdev
November 3, 2017 4:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Developer Collecdev has submitted a Rezoning By-law Amendment application to the City of Toronto for a redevelopment of 2450 Victoria Park Avenue on the North York-Scarborugh border north of the ... read more

Re-designed 2 St. Clair West Podium to House Buca Restaurant

2 St. Clair West, Slate Asset Management, Buca, Gensler, Toronto
November 3, 2017 2:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new location has been announced for Toronto culinary institution Buca, set to transform the retail podium of Slate Asset Management's 2 St. Clair Avenue West, a 20-storey office building at the ... read more

Westin Prince Hotel Infill Re-Development Proposed to City

Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Rendering by Quadrangle Architects
November 3, 2017 1:24 pm | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Haven Developments has submitted an Official Plan and Zoning By Law Amendment application to the City of Toronto proposing an infill redevelopment surrounding the Westin Prince Hotel at 900 ... read more

Solmar's Edge Towers Celebrating Grand Opening on Saturday

Edge Towers, Solmar Development Corporation, Roy Varacalli, Cusimano Architect
November 3, 2017 1:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Mississauga skyline will soon have a new focal point, as marketing heats up for Solmar Development Corporation's Edge Towers, a new three-tower development by Roy ... read more

Building Foundations in Unstable Soil a Common Issue in the GTA

GeoSolv, foundations, toronto, GTA, ground improvement
November 3, 2017 10:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Walking through the city, the average passerby will observe and admire the buildings around them, but more often than not, one of the most important yet under-appreciated components of these ... read more

TREB Report: Fall Sales Spike Stronger Than Expected

TREB Report: Fall Sales Spike Stronger Than Expected
November 3, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their monthly report on Toronto's housing market for October 2017, pointing to signs of growing momentum after a period of uncertainty ... read more

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

November 3, 2017 7:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some Questions Raised by SmartTrack; Toronto council appoints Tory supporter to replace McConnell; Wynne, Tory move past tensions to announce Etobicoke land deal; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Eau du Soleil Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eau du Soleil Condos, Empire Communities
November 2, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the skies above Etobicoke's Humber Bay Park East, where Forum contributor Keyz captured this drone shot of Empire's Eau du Soleil Condos rising into the ... read more

Concert Unveils Cecil Balmond-Designed 'Spectrum' at 88 Scott

Spectrum, designed by Balmond Studio, at 88 Scott, Toronto
November 2, 2017 4:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday, Concert Properties celebrated the completion of Spectrum, a major public art installation at their 88 Scott development in Downtown Toronto, with the creators of the work, Cecil Balmond ... read more

Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Award Winners Announced
November 2, 2017 3:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the same time as a trend towards sustainability is bringing increased focus on the age-old building medium of wood, recent changes to the Ontario Building Code have eased some restrictions on ... read more

UrbanToronto Voted One of Toronto's Top Blogs

UrbanToronto Voted One of Toronto's Top Blogs of 2017
November 2, 2017 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2017 has been a big year for UrbanToronto, and we have been pretty busy covering the seemingly endless high-profile developments adding to Toronto. So far this year, we've covered major news on ... read more

Public Engagement Sought as 300 Bloor West Proposal Evolves

300 Bloor St W, Toronto, designed by KPMB Architects for Northrop Developments
November 2, 2017 1:40 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Public consultations have begun for a proposed mixed-use redevelopment at 300 Bloor Street West, along the southern edge of Toronto's Annex neighbourhood. Home to Bloor Street United Church, ... read more

New Pedestrian Bridge Opens at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre

Eaton Centre Bridge, Cadillac Fairview, WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler, PCL, Toronto
November 2, 2017 10:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following months of construction, a new pedestrian bridge opened this morning at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Designed by WilkinsonEyre ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Helendale

Throwback Thursday, Yonge, Helendale, Neon, Whitehaus, Montgomery Square
November 2, 2017 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features the changing view from Midtown Toronto's Yonge and Helendale intersection, two blocks north of Eglinton Avenue. Back in October, 2014, the view facing ... read more

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

November 2, 2017 8:31 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Quayside vision of Toronto’s waterfront includes self-driving cars, Ryerson’s student centre isn’t accessible for students with disabilities, advocate says, Toronto home sales see sharp ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fall in Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Absolute World
November 1, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Fall colours in Mississauga. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured view faces southwest over the Mississauga skyline, ... read more

King Street Transit Pilot Begins on November 12th

Sample road configuration plan for the King Street Transit Pilot
November 1, 2017 3:58 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently announced that the King Street Transit Pilot will begin on Sunday, November 12th. Approved by Council last July, it will transform King Street from Bathurst to Jarvis ... read more

Excavation Wraps Up as Crane Raised for Shiplake's Lillian Park

Lillian Park, Shiplake, Dunfield, Toronto, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
November 1, 2017 3:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another tower crane has risen into the skyline of Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, as construction activity heats up at the site of Shiplake Management Company's Lillian Park. ... read more