Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average price of new GTA home reaches new record; PM Harper pledges $2.6-billion to Toronto’s SmartTrack plan; St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto to close for nine months ... read more

Photo of the Day: UP Express Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Union Pearson Express, UP
June 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new UP Express entered service earlier this month, and is now shuttling passengers between Pearson Airport and Downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes, with just two shorts stops in between. The ... read more

Queens Quay Revitalization Opens Friday, June 19 at 6 PM

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8
June 18, 2015 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
After three years of work, Queens Quay will be officially reopened tomorrow. The kilometre-long project, designed by Rotterdam's West 8 and Toronto's DTAH after winning a design competition ... read more

Expansive Toronto Views from atop Picasso Condos

Picasso Condos, Monarch Group, Toronto
June 18, 2015 4:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Despite stormy Toronto skies last Friday, UrbanToronto captured a series of expansive cityscape views from the top floor of Monarch Group's Picasso Condos, currently under construction between ... read more

Plaza's Musée Condos Progresses as Podium Taking Shape

Plaza, Musée Condos, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 18, 2015 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In our last update of Musée Condos—a new development by Plaza located near the corner of Bathurst and Adelaide West—the footprint of the future park was revealed as the structure began to rise ... read more

Restored National Hotel Facade Anchors King + Condos to Street

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, Toronto
June 18, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction work continues at King Plus Development's King + Condos, new finishing details are bringing the building's exterior closer and closer to completion. Since topping off at ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 288 King Street East

Throwback Thursday, 288 King Street East, TCHC, Toronto
June 18, 2015 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2006, the former Ritchie's Auctioneers and Appraisals location at 288 King Street East was picked up by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) from Context Developments, who had ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto moves to expand downtown bike lanes in push to increase safety; Wind Mobile customers will have full data service on certain Toronto subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, CN Tower, cityscape
June 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We see plenty of Toronto skyline photos submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool, showing off the immense growth our city has experienced in recent years. As new development continues to fill out ... read more

City Seeks Public Engagement on 'TOcore' Downtown Study

TOcore, Toronto by City of Toronto
June 17, 2015 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For the first time in over 40 years, the City of Toronto is conducting a study to better understand how Downtown Toronto can best continue to grow and develop in the coming decades. Since the ... read more

National Report on Canadian Housing Vacancies

CMHC, Housing Vacancies, Seniors' Residence
June 17, 2015 2:35 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
This week the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reported a Spring primary apartment vacancy rate of 2.9% for Canada’s 35 major centres; the trend is relatively unchanged from last ... read more

The Ravine Introducing Beautiful Brookbanks Park Through Yoga

The Ravine, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Rafael + Bigauskas, Toronto
June 17, 2015 2:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The natural setting of Brookbanks Park and Deerlick Creek are among the many factors driving sales at Urban Capital and ALIT Developments' The Ravine, a new master-planned ... read more

Cellular Service Launched at TTC Subway Stations

TTC, Queen's Park, Line 1 Cellular service, WIND Mobile, image by Jack Landau
June 17, 2015 1:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Toronto Transit Commission and BAI Canada announced the first cellular carrier to offer mobile service on the subway system today. WIND Mobile customers will now have cellular connectivity on ... read more

Projexity: A Platform for Grassroots Urban Initiatives

Projexity, Toronto
June 17, 2015 12:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Some years ago, on Christie Street south of St. Clair, a mural was painted onto the low brick wall beside the sidewalk. It features a small portrait and a big quote, and, to the right of Jane ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC doubts Bombardier will meet revised streetcar order schedule; Jennifer Keesmaat walks away from interview when asked about rift with John Tory; East Side Icon Project ... read more

Photo of the Day: Metro Hall and the CN Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Metro Hall, CN Tower
June 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed in 1992 to house employees of the pre-amalgamation Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, the 27-storey Metro Hall stands tall on John Street, between King and Wellington. In today's ... read more

Checking out the Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes Village

Pan Am games, Parapan Am Games, CIBC, Athletes Village, TO2015, Toronto
June 16, 2015 5:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In 24 days, over 10,000 athletes and coaches from around the world will flood the Greater Toronto Area for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Hosting such a large scale international ... read more

Introducing Spice Urban Towns in Scarborough

Spice Urban Towns, Spice Danforth, Hi-Rise Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
June 16, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's growing empty-nester demographic is fueling the demand for condominium-style living, in areas traditionally built out with single family dwellings, like the quiet Oakridge community in ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Launches Re-Vamped 2015 Season

Planners in Public Spaces (Pips), Toronto by City of Toronto
June 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since 2013, the City of Toronto Planning Division has held an annual, month-long public outreach program called Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS). With a municipal bureaucracy that, at times, feels ... read more

Tridel's SQ2 At Alexandra Park Following on Success of SQ Condos

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, Toronto
June 16, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is already well under way at the site of Tridel's SQ Condos, the first market condominium development to be built in the large-scale redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park ... read more