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Opening Day: Toronto's Newest Subway Stations Draw Crowds

December 18, 2017 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crowds rivalling those seen during a typical Toronto morning rush filled the northwestern leg of the Line 1 subway yesterday, as the public scrambled—free of charge—for a first glimpse at the six ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-York subway extension is now officially open; Toronto gets three new skating venues; Hamilton doesn’t need real estate bargain-hunting Torontonians; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge-Eglinton Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Eglinton, Midtown, E Condos
December 18, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area. Submitted to our Forum by contributor DonValleyRainbow, this early morning view faces north towards the ... read more

UrbanToronto Year-End Poll: Vote On The Best Buildings of 2017

UrbanToronto Year-End Poll: Vote On The Best Buildings of 2017!
December 15, 2017 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's that time of year again! Rounding up another busy year of city building, we are returning with our fourth annual UrbanToronto Readers' Poll, giving you the chance to vote on your favourite ... read more

Line 1 University Subway Finally Busts Outside Toronto's Borders

Line 1 extension stations lit up this morning on the subway, image by MarkRejhon
December 15, 2017 5:21 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Even before the photo ops began today, there were signs—literally—that a major change was about to hit the TTC. Head into the subway system and you may notice that the maps look a little more ... read more

Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville Rising Above Yonge Street

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
December 15, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a new 58-storey, Roy Varacalli-designed condominium development taking shape at the ... read more

Design Revealed for York University's Markham Campus

Looking southeast at York University Markham Campus, Diamond Schmitt Architects
December 15, 2017 10:30 am | by Josie Harrison | Comments
York University has released the preliminary design by Diamond Schmitt Architects for a 10-storey building on 5 acres of grounds for the proposed York University Markham Centre Campus. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Inside the Toronto subway’s big move beyond the city limits; Toronto area housing prices expected to remain flat in 2018; Lyft ride-hailing app’s impact being monitored by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Front and Bay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, office towers, Bay, Front
December 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Bay Street in Toronto's Financial District. Captured by Forum contributor lucci, this view looks north on Bay from Front Street, framed by the TD ... read more

The Year in Skyscrapers: Toronto Makes The Grade

One Bloor East designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Great Gulf, Toronto
December 14, 2017 5:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's that time of year when it seems that every second article you read looks back at some aspect of change over the last 12 months, giving us all a chance to reflect on the things we care about. ... read more

Work Underway at U of T to Add Study Space to Robarts Library

Robarts Library, Robarts Common, Diamond Schmitt, University of Toronto
December 14, 2017 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a ground breaking ceremony held this past summer, construction is underway for a significant renovation and expansion of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. The iconic ... read more

Previewing the Scale Model for LJM's King's Park Condos

King's Park Condominiums, LJM Developments, RAW Design, Stoney Creek
December 14, 2017 1:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year we covered the launch of LJM Developments' King's Park Condominiums, a 6-storey boutique residential development coming to the Stoney Creek area of Hamilton. The launch ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Globe and Mail Centre

Throwback Thursday, Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt
December 14, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to King Street East between Sherbourne and Parliament Streets for a two and a half year-long look back on construction of one of Toronto's newest office ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fare evasion could be costing TTC almost $50 million per year, internal report suggests; Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust looking to keep housing affordable by buying ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snow on Wellesley

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Wellesley Street, construction
December 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial west-facing view over a snowy scene on Toronto's Wellesley Street, captured from east of Jarvis Street. Submitted to our Forum by ... read more

36-Storey Condo Proposed for Queen-River Neighbourhood

5 Defries street designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
December 13, 2017 5:39 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A 36-storey residential condo tower has been proposed for Toronto's Queen-River area at 5 Defries Street, situated between Mark Street and Labatt Street along the Don Valley. Submitted by Marlin ... read more

All-Day-Every-Day, Two-Way GO Trains to Aurora Start Soon

Metrolinx expanding service on GO Transit Barrie corridor
December 13, 2017 2:16 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
By the end of this month, GO Transit train commuters travelling along the Barrie line from stations south of Aurora can enjoy hourly train service in both directions every day. This week, ... read more

Cladding Appearing at Allied & RioCan's King Portland Centre

King Portland Centre, Kingly Condos, Allied Properties REIT, RioCan, Toronto
December 13, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well underway for a new mixed-use development in Toronto's King West area, in the block east of Bathurst Street. read more

ONE28 King St. N. to Add Residential Density to Waterloo

ONE28 King St. N., Waterloo, CTN Developments, Hatem Nassif Architects
December 13, 2017 1:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rise as a high tech startup hub is connected to that of the similar focus on high tech in the Region of Waterloo to the west of the city. Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of ... read more

Construction Underway for Dash Developments' Avenue 151

Facing north across the Avenue 151 site, image by Forum contributor drum118
December 13, 2017 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mid-rise condominium development has started construction on Avenue Road in Toronto's posh Yorkville neigbhourhood. We last covered Dash Developments' Avenue 151 back in July, ... read more