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Waterfront Toronto Making More of the Water's Edge Accessible

Portland Slip Water's Edge Promenade, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
May 9, 2013 4:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Waterfront Toronto continues to revitalize Toronto’s Lake Ontario shoreline, making the city's southern edge more enjoyable, accessible, and beautiful. The organization is driving one of the ... read more

Queensbury Terrace Condos Open House and Charity BBQ This Weekend

Queensbury Terrace Condos, Toronto Condos, Wilkinson Developments
May 9, 2013 1:35 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Spacious suites, a forever-unobstructed view of Lake Ontario and the lush golf course grounds of the Toronto Hunt Club, plus plenty of luxurious features are just some of the promising details ... read more

Pinnacle Grand Park Rising in Mississauga

May 9, 2013 12:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Mississauga has been coming into in to its own over the past decade with new skyscraping towers reshaping the city-core of TO's neighbour to the West. Recent notable additions like the distinctive ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013 7:50 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Scarborough councillors make another bid for subway; Brampton Mayor proposes LRT; the ten most congested intersections in Toronto; Port Authority agrees to pay for airport expansion study; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: City by the Lake

Downtown Toronto skyline
May 8, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the buildings in our core grow taller and more densely packed together it becomes easier to forget that we live so close to the lake, although from the right angles our mostly-blue wonder can ... read more

Monarch's Heron's Hill Development Reshaping Sheppard East

Heron's Hill, Toronto
May 8, 2013 4:35 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
North York, like Toronto's other two former outer boroughs, Etobicoke and Scarborough, features a mix of predominantly low-rise single-family residential with pockets of high-rise sprinkled here ... read more

Tango and Tango2 Taking Shape at Concord Park Place

Tango, construction, Toronto
May 8, 2013 12:35 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Eleven years after construction wraped up on the Sheppard subway line the benefits from urban intensification are continuing to apear. Formerly a low density stretch of North York, Sheppard has ... read more

Then and Now: 457 Church Street

457 Church Street, Toronto, circa 1918
May 8, 2013 8:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 457 Church Street. Alexander & Son. Sign Painting, Building Contractors. Circa 1918. Sourced by wwwebster. Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013 8:06 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One step closer to Whisper Jets; Council vote overrules Ford on transit funding debate; 905 summit gathering shifts focus away from Toronto; concrete falling from the Gardiner; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Bird's Eye View

Construction outside Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto
May 7, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Today's photo of the day is a a stunning view of the construction outside of the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, captured by Forum member rockandrollfreak. The ongoing developments look ... read more

Doors Open Toronto Offers More Variety by Expanding Programming

Toronto's City Hall
May 7, 2013 3:55 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Ever been curious to see what the inside of your favourite historical building in Toronto looks like? Want to know more about its history and significance? In that case, you will want to join the ... read more

Massey Hall: Past, Present and Proposed Future

Massey Music Hall shortly after its opening in 1894, archival photo
May 7, 2013 3:10 pm | by Andrea Yu | Comments
As the city’s first purpose-built space for music, Massey Hall is undoubtedly an iconic and important part of Toronto’s cultural history. With the announcement of significant renovations to the ... read more

Urbanation Releases Q1 Results: Condo Sales Slow Compared to Same Period Last Year

May 7, 2013 12:36 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Contrary to the astounding number of condo units sold in 2012, the number of condo sales in the first quarter of 2013, are significantly lower in Toronto. Urbanation reports that a total of 2,728 ... read more

Then and Now: University Avenue Armoury and University Avenue Courthouse

University Avenue Armoury, Toronto, 1912
May 7, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. University Avenue Armoury (again). Sorry folks, I meant to post this in sequence with the Armoury Then and Now last Friday. I'm not that organized sometimes... : ) The licence plate on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013 8:46 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Extension of island airport to cost $1-million; debate on whether or not Bixi bikes should be taken over by the TTC; further discussion about Scarborough LRT line and TTC issues; Weston-Mount ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sweet Reflection

Downtown Toronto tower reflections in glass of Redpath sugar plant, Queens Quay
May 6, 2013 11:00 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Today's photo of the day, by Forum member androiduk, features a distorted view of the downtown core reflected in the glass of the Redpath sugar plant on Queen's Quay. Just in one strip of glass, ... read more

Demolition Imminent for Art Deco Concourse Building on Adelaide

Concourse Building, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pederson Fox
May 6, 2013 8:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a demolition permit now in hand, Oxford Properties can get going on work on the site of 100 Adelaide West. The new office tower is approved to rise 40 storeys across from ... read more

Pug Talk Debates the Future of the Glass Tower in Toronto

May 6, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
This past Tuesday leaders in Toronto's urban design and development community came together at the Art Gallery of Ontario for an intimate Pug Talk entitled 'The Future of the Glass Tower?' ... read more

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Moves Forward

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Yorkdale in Toronto
May 6, 2013 2:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Just a short walk from Yorkdale Mall lies the neighborhood of Lawrence Heights. This public housing project has been around since the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as built by the young Metro ... read more

Introducing Visto Condominiums

Visto Condos, Toronto
May 6, 2013 1:56 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Increasing the density and liveability of Toronto is an aim of the City's Official Plan, but can often be a slow process. While this current building boom has spawned current skyscrapers in the ... read more