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Plaza's Theatre District Residence Plans Tweaked

Theatre District Residence, condos, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 23, 2018 12:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since absorbing an adjacent development proposal and being reintroduced as a two-tower plan earlier this year, a revised plan for Plaza's Theatre District Residence has been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City council votes to extend Eglinton LRT to Malvern; Toronto Council picks Jonathan Tsao to fill vacant Ward 33; Almost half of Toronto tenants paying ‘unaffordable’ ... read more

Photo of the Day: Towers at Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Dundas Square Gardens, Pace, Grid, Massey
May 23, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us just east of Toronto's Sherbourne and Gerrard intersection for a view of the new and improved Jarvis and Dundas skyline. Submitted by Forum contributor ... read more

Design Review Panel: Redesigned 2 Carlton Asks Big, Gives Little

2 Carlton, Northam Realty, IBI Group, Toronto
May 22, 2018 5:16 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Making its first appearance at Toronto's Design Review Panel last week, the audacious proposal at 2 Carlton Street by Northam Realty and architects IBI Group received some harsh feedback from ... read more

Initial Phase of Work at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Open

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, KPMB, West 8, Greenberg
May 22, 2018 4:54 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
The City of Toronto’s collaborative project with Waterfront Toronto at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park site has started to materialize at the base of Bay Street. ... read more

400 Front West Plans Tweaked in Advance of LPAT Hearing

400 Front Street West, State Building Group, Stanford Homes, Kirkor, Toronto
May 22, 2018 2:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months after a February resubmission revealed details about a new plan for State Building Group and Stanford Homes' 400 Front Street West, an updated rezoning application has been submitted ... read more

Survey Charts UrbanToronto Readers' Satisfaction

UrbanToronto, survey, Solutions Research Group
May 22, 2018 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months ago, UrbanToronto readers were asked to participate in our biennial survey conducted by Solutions Research Group, seeking feedback on how we can continue to make UrbanToronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. pilot, other public spaces have awoken Torontonians’ hunger for Toronto; Mayor upset about ‘continuing disaster’ at Beach restaurant site; Mayor upset about ... read more

Photo of the Day: Illuminated Cells

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Wellesley on the Park, Lanterra, KPMB, IBI Group
May 22, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Lanterra Developments' Wellesley on the Park, a 60-storey condominium tower under construction just west of Toronto's Yonge and Wellesley ... read more

Places for Creating Entertainment: a Focus of Doors Open 2018

Doors Open Toronto, City of Toronto, Great Gulf
May 18, 2018 4:42 pm | by Nicholas Del Prete | Comments
Doors Open, presented by Great Gulf, is about to hit Toronto for its 19th annual event—next weekend—on May 26th and May 27th. read more

Hullmark Proposes 6-Storey Rental at 1151 Queen East

1151 Queen East, Hullmark, superkül, Toronto
May 18, 2018 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 7-11 convenience store in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood is the subject of a late April application for rezoning and Site Plan Approval, seeking approval for a new 6-storey rental building ... read more

Regent Park Phase Three Projects Popping Up All Over

May 18, 2018 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood is now 13 years and three phases into a five-phase revitalization, reshaping what was once Canada's largest social housing project into a mixed-income community ... read more

Exterior Finishes Appearing on Greenland's King Blue Condos

King Blue Condos, Greenland Canada, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 18, 2018 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Greenland Group's King Blue in Toronto's Entertainment District, where 44 and 48-storey IBI Group-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Dundas West’s infamous Giraffe building has a new owner; University of Toronto tackles city issues with new program; Councillor calls for upgrade to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Corktown Common, Canary District, West Don Lands
May 18, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a drone-captured view of Corktown Common in Toronto's West Don Lands. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this aerial shot shows the ... read more

Revised Plans Resubmitted for Refurbished Courtleigh Manor

135 Fenelon Drive, Toronto, Beaux Properties, Kirkor Architects, MHCB Planning
May 17, 2018 4:33 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Just to the southwest of the Don Valley Parkway/401 Interchange, is the Courtleigh Manor, a 19-storey residential apartment building built in 1966. The landowners, Beaux ... read more

Big Names in Teams for York and Rees Parks Design Competition

Waterfront Toronto, York, Rees, Parks, design competition
May 17, 2018 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Department, kicked off an international design competition in February to select designs for two new ... read more

Massive Mural Coming to Student Tower at Carlton and Jarvis

Equilibrium, Okuda San Miguel, Parkside Student Residence, Toronto
May 17, 2018 1:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In late 2015, the former Primrose Hotel at the southwest corner of Toronto's Carlton and Jarvis intersection reopened its doors after being converted into a student residence by ... read more

Revised Plans Submitted for 50-Storey 55 Eglinton East

55 Eglinton East, Toronto, State Building Group, Kirkor Architects
May 17, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A plan from State Building Group to redevelop on the site of a mid-rise office building in Midtown Toronto has been evolving since initially proposed late in 2014 at a height of 47 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Garden Inn to Gardens Condo

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Hilton Garden Inn, Dundas Square Gardens
May 17, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the northeast corner of Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection, showing quite the change in just two years. Back in May 2016, demolition was just ... read more