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Construction at 561 Sherbourne Includes New Grocery Store

561 Sherbourne Street, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Medallion Corp
February 9, 2017 1:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out at a height of 43 storeys late last year in Toronto's St. James Town community, Medallion Corp's 561 Sherbourne is continuing to develop a unique presence amongst ... read more

The Missing Link: Shaping the Future of the GTHA Rail Network

GO, CN, and CP rail configuration with the Missing Link in place
February 9, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While major transit expansion projects like the Relief Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, and Crosstown LRT get most of the attention in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA), there's one ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Rosedale Valley Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rosedale Valley Bridge, subway tunnel, Castle Frank
February 9, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers an important piece of transit infrastructure serving Line 2 of the TTC subway. Designed by architect John B. Parkin and built in 1966, (the slots in the roof ... read more

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

February 9, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner ramp replacement will bring more green space to waterfront, city says; Population falling in areas near planned Scarborough subway stop; Preservation of Honest ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence Hall
February 9, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a Toronto landmark on King Street East. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Bruce Reeve, this view highlights the copper-clad cupola of the 1850-built St. Lawrence ... read more

UT's Growth to Watch For Takes Stock of Toronto's West End

The evolving skyline, image by UT Flickr contributor Oscar Flores
February 8, 2017 5:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Released today, the first details of Canada's 2016 Census map out the City of Toronto's changing population. Unsurprisingly, development continues to intensify much of the city, with Greenbelt ... read more

The 2016 Census: Mapping Toronto's Population Growth

Population change between 2011 and 2016 by percentage by census tract, Toronto
February 8, 2017 4:22 pm | by Sean Marshall | Comments
Data geeks across Canada were eagerly awaiting this day—February 8, 2017—the first release of the 2016 Canadian Census of the Population. Today’s release only covers population and dwelling ... read more

Revised Plan for Garrison Point Towers Now in Motion

Rendering of the towers at Garrison Point, Toronto, Cityzen Development Group
February 8, 2017 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Big changes are happening at the 1.6 acre site of Garrison Point in Toronto's Ordnance Triangle. The original five-tower plan from Cityzen Development Group, Diamond Corp, Fernbrook ... read more

Wide Range of Suites on Offer at 'Heartwood the Beach'

Heartwood The Beach, Fieldgate, Hullmark, Quadrangle, Toronto
February 8, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are learning more about Heartwood the Beach as marketing material continues to roll out for Fieldgate Homes and Hullmark condominium development in popular Beach ... read more

Site Plan Advances Front Street's St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, aA
February 8, 2017 12:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of George Brown College's St. James campus, the former Greyhound bus depot site on Front Street East is one step closer to being redeveloped as a two-tower condominium. A revised site plan ... read more

Explainer: Diagrid Structural Framework

30 St Mary Axe in London, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 8, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Ever run into the word 'diagrid' and wonder what it means? This week's 'Explainer' delves into this specialized structural framework, in use since the late 19th century. Although the design was ... read more

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

February 8, 2017 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Executive committee signs off on 2017 budget paving way for council’s approval; What will happen to Honest Ed’s sign?; Toronto’s New Budget is Bad for Affordable Housing; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Light Fest

Toronto Light Fest, Distillery District, Photo of the Day
February 8, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to Toronto's Distillery District for a view from 2017's Toronto Light Fest. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Kevin Cabral, this shot highlights one of the light ... read more

GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson

GTAA, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Finch West LRT,
February 7, 2017 5:27 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
It's only a fantasy for now, but one day—maybe, not so long from now—passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport will have multiple transit options to reach destinations in ... read more

Transit Hub Signals Bold Reinvention of Toronto's Pearson Airport

Pearson Transit Hub, Mississauga, by GTAA
February 7, 2017 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Dramatic changes could be coming to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Informally dubbed 'Union Station West,' a proposed Pearson transit hub is being touted as a transformative upgrade to ... read more

Ryerson Announces New Centre for Urban Innovation on Gerrard

Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation, Moriyama & Teshima, ERA Architects
February 7, 2017 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last July, a planning application for 44 Gerrard Street East outlined plans for Ryerson University's new Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI). Today, Ryerson released further details of the ... read more

Three Towers Progressing at ELAD's Emerald City in North York

Emerald City, Block B, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
February 7, 2017 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Come along with us on a tour of Emerald City at Don Mills and Sheppard as we check on the progress of construction. read more

Mid-Rise Residential to Replace Beer Store on Gerrard East

227 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Rosewater, Architecture Unfolded
February 7, 2017 11:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The final weeks of 2016 saw slew of new development proposals submitted to the City of Toronto, racing to beat increased development charges that took effect on January 1. Another in the string of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University plans innovation hub in heritage building; New parkettes with free Wi-Fi planned for Queen Street West; Why Regent Park’s Revitalization Needs $108 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina, Dundas
February 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a northeast view over the Spadina and Dundas intersection in Toronto's Chinatown. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by matthewsmithphoto, this shot shows a ... read more