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Ryerson's Cocker Gallery to Host Toronto City Hall Design Exhibit

Toronto City Hall Competition Models
August 31, 2015 3:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Open from September 1 to October 9, the Paul H. Cocker Gallery at Ryerson University will be hosting a special architectural exhibit, Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and ... read more

Excavation Continues at Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts

Panoramic overview of the construction in August 2015, image by kotsy
August 31, 2015 12:47 pm | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
The dual office phase of Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts’ excavation is proceeding down at Queens Quay and Jarvis Street by Toronto Harbour. The deepest section of the site measures now ... read more

Davenport Village Reaching New Heights With Fuse Condos

Fuse condos, Neudorfer Corporation, Channington Developments, Barrett Architect
August 31, 2015 11:40 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Toronto's Davenport Village has experienced a dramatic demographic and architectural change over the past few years, as several thousand people are flocking into the newly built townhouses, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At 50, Toronto’s City Hall is still ahead of the curve; Captain John’s coming apart at the last port; Leaky roofs just the beginning of troubles at TCHC building; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, rainbow
August 31, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We feature yet another skyline shot in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to our L Tower Projects & Construction thread by Forum contributor Razz. In this photo, we are shown a beautiful ... read more

Restored Beaux Arts Facades Revealed at One King West

One King West Hotel and Residences, Toronto
August 28, 2015 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last spring, work got under way on a $5 million restoration of the Beaux-Arts style terra cotta and granite facade of the One King West Hotel & Residence at Yonge and King Streets. ... read more

Excavation Under Way at Site of Worsley's Totem Condos

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
August 28, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is now under way at the site of Worsley Urban Partners' Totem Condos, a new 18-storey, 120-unit condominium development coming to Dundonald Street, a block north of Wellesley ... read more

45-Storey Condo Proposed On Church Street Opposite Loblaws

411 Church St, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2015 2:25 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Details of a proposed 45-storey condo development at 411 Church Street can be found on the City of Toronto's website in a Planning Rationale Report by the Goldberg Group, recently commissioned for ... read more

Rendering Provides Glimpse of Interiors at Spice Urban Towns

Spice Urban Towns, Hi-Rise Group, Spice Danforth, Kohn Partnership Architects
August 28, 2015 11:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the registration phase well under way for Hi-Rise Group and Spice Danforth Inc.'s Spice Urban Towns, we are now learning more about the three-and-a-half-storey, Kohn ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Catholic school board to expropriate some North York homes; Exploring Black Creek, Toronto’s mini-LA River; Narrow house seeks a broad-minded buyer; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Sunrise

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fog, sunrise
August 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though we have featured countless photos of the Toronto skyline in recent months, new and creative shots continue to grab hold of our attention, like today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted ... read more

FIVE Condos Focuses on the Details as Construction Continues

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Five St. Joseph, Hariri Pontarini, ERA, Toronto
August 27, 2015 6:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Standing proudly near Toronto's busy Yonge and Wellesley intersection, FIVE Condos continues to come together as construction progresses on this landmark building. Headed by MOD, Graywood, and ... read more

Scale Model Reveals Design Features of The Barrington

The Barrington Condominium Flats, Toronto, Lash Group, Goldman Group, Richmond
August 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Lash Group and The Goldman Group will soon be adding a new 18-storey, Richmond Architects-designed boutique condominium development on the southwest edge of Toronto's ... read more

An Inside Look at Toronto's New Home Energy Loan Program

Home Energy Loan Program, City of Toronto
August 27, 2015 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last month, we introduced the City of Toronto's new Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which offers low-interest loans aimed at improving the energy-efficiency of Toronto's ageing housing stock. The ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Church and Isabella

Throwback Thursday, Church and Isabella, Bloor Yorkville, Toronto
August 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville and Church-Wellesley neighbourhoods have been the subject to dramatic vertical transformation since the turn of the millennium, with several notable additions to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015 9:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What the City’s Projected Surplus Means; Four amateur photographers weigh in on what makes Toronto beautiful; Google recommends taking the Union-Pearson Express, omits pricetag; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Emerald Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Emerald Park Condos, North York
August 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now topped-off and largely occupied, the fraternal twin towers of Bazis, Metropia, and Plaza's Emerald Park Condos have added a distinct presence to North York's growing ... read more

Streetscape Improved as Yorkville Avenue Repaving Wraps Up

Yorkville Avenue, repaving
August 26, 2015 6:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the summer, the repaving of Toronto's Yorkville Avenue between Bay Street and Avenue Road rendered much of the street impassable for cars for much of the time, while pedestrians walking down ... read more

Cresford's 1Thousand Bay Growing Skyward in Central Toronto

1Thousand Bay, Cresford, architectsAlliance
August 26, 2015 6:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent years, Bay Street north of Toronto City Hall had more than its share of surface parking lots and under-utilized properties. Our seemingly un-ending building boom has been changing all ... read more

Yonge Eglinton Centre Expansion Approaching Completion

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
August 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost a year since we last featured RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre revitalization, a project which has transformed an aging mall with both a major expansion and the ... read more