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Garbage Privatization: Inside Toronto's Two-Tier System

Toronto refuse, image by UT Flickr contributor Bryan Bonnici
November 18, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Ford administration's privatization of residential garbage pick-up east of Yonge in 2011, the City of Toronto's waste management has remained in a somewhat awkward state of ... read more

Trio of High-Rises Changing Face of Jarvis and Dundas

New Student Residence, Toronto, by Ryerson, MPI Group, IBI Group
November 18, 2016 2:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For decades, the corner of Dundas and Jarvis remained one of Downtown Toronto's less prominent major intersections. Seemingly at the edge of the city while simultaneously at its heart, the corner ... read more

Tridel's Alter Rises Above Grade on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto
November 18, 2016 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is picking up speed at the site of Tridel's Alter, an architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower that will soon stand 33 storeys over Church Street, just north of Gerrard Street, ... read more

Infill Coming to Tower-in-the-Park Site at 555 The West Mall

555 The West Mall, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
November 18, 2016 12:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Furthering a growing trend of intensifying underutilized space in Toronto's outmoded Tower-in-the-Park communities, a new proposal is seeking to add a 24-storey purpose built rental tower ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Renting in Toronto's downtown core an increasingly competitive process; Quarter of TTC surface routes regularly exceed crowding standards; TTC set to increase fares for ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Eglinton Grand Theatre

Photo of the Day: The Eglinton Grand Theatre
November 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
The Eglinton Theatre opened its doors on April 15, 1936, featuring an Art Deco design by noted local architects Harold Solomon Kaplan and Abraham Sprachman. In the decades that followed, ... read more

Waterworks Building Redevelopment Looks to History for Cues

Waterworks Building Redevelopment, Toronto, by MOD, Woodcliffe, Diamond Schmitt
November 17, 2016 4:59 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In October, MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Properties' launch event saw the long vacant Waterworks Building become part of Toronto's King West scene for an evening. The evening offered a ... read more

J. Davis House Almost Sold Out, Construction Begins Early 2017

J. Davis House, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
November 17, 2016 4:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mid-rise development in Toronto's Yonge and Davisville area is primed to start construction in early 2017. Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House will soon rise ... read more

Enhanced Public Realm Planned at home: Power and Adelaide

home: Power and Adelaide, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hullmark
November 17, 2016 4:14 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the March meeting of the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel, a bulky 23-storey proposal stretching from Adelaide to Richmond west of Power Street was assessed by the panelists. While the ... read more

Inviting Amenities Offered at Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
November 17, 2016 2:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the new northwest terminus of the TTC's Line 1 set to open in Vaughan late next year, a collection of developments are in the works in the area near the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station ... read more

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street
November 17, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Mutual Street, between Queen and Shuter, for a north-facing view overlooking some major changes. Back on August 25th, 2002, this angle provided a great ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Here’s What the City’s Poverty Eradication Plan Has Accomplished in One Year; Indigenous heritage to be celebrated at revamped Ontario Place; Toronto's chief planner puts ... read more

Photo of the Day: Growth in the East Bayfront

Photo of the Day, Queens Quay East, Toronto
November 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day overlooks Queens Quay East's run through Toronto's new East Bayfront community. Submitted to the Monde Forum thread by contributor Jasonzed, this west-facing view shows a ... read more

Public Input Sought on Reforming the Ontario Municipal Board

November 16, 2016 6:08 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Originally called the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board in 1906 and later renamed the Ontario Municipal Board in 1932, the OMB is an independent tribunal that makes decisions on municipal ... read more

Mid-Rise Residential Development Proposed on Logan Avenue

485 Logan Avenue, SRN Architects Inc., Toronto
November 16, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Where Toronto's Leslieville and Riverdale neighbourhoods meet, a new stacked townhome and apartment development has recently been proposed. The site at 485 Logan Avenue with a lot ... read more

M City: 15 Acres of Change in Mississauga's Evolving Downtown

M City, Mississauga, by Rogers, Urban Capital
November 16, 2016 1:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On September 27th, a seemingly full-formed plan for a community of high-rise towers suddenly hit the news. Transforming a vacant 15-acre lot through a $1.5 billion redevelopment, the M City ... read more

Parks Canada Names Eglinton Theatre a National Historic Site

Eglinton Grand Theatre, Toronto
November 16, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
During the first half of the 20th century, Eglinton Avenue through Midtown Toronto was a far cry from the bustling thoroughfare we know today. In the decades before the Yonge subway first opened ... read more

Explainer: Legal Nonconforming Uses and Structures

November 16, 2016 10:07 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Anyone who lives in Toronto sees growth pressure as they move about the city: places that were lively decades ago and then became obsolete over the years, are being purchased, demolished, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 16, 2016

November 16, 2016 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor proposes earmarking condo development fees for downtown infrastructure; Toronto condominium nominated for international architecture award; Honest Ed’s hosting ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Afternoon

Photo of the Day, South Core, Sun Life Financial Tower Harbour Plaza Residences
November 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's growing South Core district. Submitted to the Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences Forum thread by ... read more