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Photo of the Day: Misty Sunrise

View of the Toronto skyline from the west, image by ~EvidencE~ via Flickr
September 20, 2016 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ~EvidencE~, we are shown yet another creative view of Toronto's ever-changing skyline. Captured from the ... read more

Eataly to Anchor $100 Million Manulife Centre Redevelopment

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon
September 20, 2016 3:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding 35,000 ft² of new space to the retail complex at Bay and Bloor, a $100 million redevelopment of Toronto's Manulife Centre has been announced. The expanded—and extensively reconfigured— ... read more

New Exterior Treatments, PATH Linkage Proposed for 771 Yonge

771 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
September 20, 2016 3:49 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
The area surrounding the intersection of Bloor and Yonge streets is currently a locus of development, with a number of Toronto’s tallest towers either being planned or currently under ... read more

Pier 27 Presentation Centre Moves to Make Way for Construction

September 20, 2016 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a summer of strong sales, crews are now in the process of priming the future site of Cityzen and Fernbrook's Tower at Pier 27 for the start of construction. The ... read more

Inside the 'Terrace Collection' of Suites at 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
September 20, 2016 12:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of St. Clair West, a dense stretch of Toronto's Avenue Road will be joined by the 19-storey 609 Avenue Road. Designed by Richmond Architects, the State Building Group and Madison Homes ... read more

Hamilton Solicits Ideas for City Hall Parking Lot Redevelopment

Aerial view of the subject site, Hamilton, Raymond Kessler, Google Maps
September 20, 2016 10:20 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The parking lots that hug the south end of Hamilton's International Style City Hall—a designated heritage building—have been targeted for redevelopment, with an eye towards creating a mix of uses ... read more

Sponsored Post: Managing Post-Construction Cleanup

Sponsored Post: Managing Post-Construction Cleanup
September 20, 2016 9:51 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The construction or renovation of a building you manage just ended. Do you have an idea how to approach the post-construction cleanup? It’s the last step in the arduous process and in the context ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 7:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why GTA transit has one ‘last mile’ to go; Bloor Street set to become Canada's first 'cultural corridor'; Why Toronto Should Invest in Rail Deck Park; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: BMO Field

Aerial view of BMO Field, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 19, 2016 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Recent upgrades to Toronto's BMO Field have transformed the facility, greatly increasing the stadium's capacity, converting the playing surface to allow for CFL Football, and adding three large ... read more

Daniels Waterfront: Office Condo Complex Rises Above Grade

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by Daniels, Giannone Petricone
September 19, 2016 3:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Poised to become a hub for Toronto's nascent East Bayfront community, the first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts is beginning to rise above street level on Queens Quay East. Situated ... read more

Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum

September 19, 2016 3:27 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On September 15, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) held the ninth annual TTC Public Forum on Accessibility at the Allstream Centre at ... read more

Wide Range of Suites on Offer at Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, image courtesy of Plaza/Berkeley
September 19, 2016 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few public structures have an impact as catalytic as a subway station. Development in the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area is a prime example of this, with the subway station now ... read more

Lee Lifeson Art Park Opens in North York

Lee Lifeson Art Park, Willowdale, Toronto, North York, Art, Rush
September 19, 2016 2:22 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Saturday, September 17, Lee Lifeson Art Park opened in North York's Willowdale neighbourhood. The park is named after iconic musicians Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, two childhood residents ... read more

Reimagining Yonge Study Proposes Major Changes in North York

Reimagining Yonge, North York Centre, Yonge Street, Toronto
September 19, 2016 11:12 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Major upgrades may be coming to the stretch of Yonge Street from Sheppard Avenue north to the Finch Hydro Corridor as the Reimagining Yonge Street study is closing in on a preferred option for the ... read more

Tower Crane in Place for First Phase of Concert's Kip District

Tower crane and below-grade progress at The Kip District
September 19, 2016 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the first phase of The Kip District, a master-planned community by Concert Properties in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, recently passed a milestone at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 7:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Phase-out of TTC tokens worries advocates for the poor; To get the rail-deck park, Toronto needs to work with developers; Renowned graffiti artist gives Toronto's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from King West

Toronto skyline viewed from the King West neighbourhood, image by @ThetaState vi
September 18, 2016 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's trendy King West neighbourhood has witnessed a boom in medium-density residential developments, adding new life while preserving the area's streetscapes. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

DRP Calls for Redesign of Midland and Lawrence Development

September 16, 2016 6:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A story of two Toronto development booms is being written out near the southwest corner of Midland and Lawrence. While the Scarborough site is far removed from the city's burgeoning Downtown, a ... read more

CityAge: Global Conference Returns to Toronto in October

CityAge Toronto 2016
September 16, 2016 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On October 6th and 7th, the CityAge conference returns to Toronto, bringing together some of the region's—and the world's—leading urban minds to interrogate the future of city-building. Founded in ... read more

Sweeny &Co Proposes 14-Storey Queen/Dufferin Development

6 Noble Street, Toronto, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.
September 16, 2016 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of the Queen Street West and Dufferin Street intersection in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, a new proposal spearheaded by Dermot Sweeny of Sweeny &Co Architects ... read more