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Regent Park: New Plans Reveal Mix of Uses at Dundas & Sumach

Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Daniels Corp, TCHC
January 10, 2017 5:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Parliament, the reinvention of Regent Park has seen the area become a temporary palimpsest of Toronto history. read more

Tridel's Via Bloor: Condos and Retail at Bloor and Parliament

Via Bloor, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto, St. James Town
January 10, 2017 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was late November when we last took a look at preparatory work going on in area of Toronto's long-awaited North St. James Town redevelopment. The plan includes a number of ... read more

Great Gulf and Hullmark's "home: Power and Adelaide" Remakes an Intersection

home: Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf Homes, Hullmark, Toronto
January 10, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we got our first glimpse of the interiors at home: Power and Adelaide, a 21-storey Core Architects-designed mixed-use condominium and retail development by Great ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC blames service cuts on streetcar delays; John Tory Wants to Change Rules so He Can Meet With His Executive in Secret; Kids ‘ecstatic’ boat-shaped treehouse in Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Concourse Building Details

Photo of the Day, Toronto, EY Tower, Concourse Building, Financial District
January 10, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Toronto's Financial District, where the historic details of the reconstructed Concourse Building now grace the entrance of the new EY ... read more

Quirky Exterior Details Appear as Casey House Nears Completion

Casey House, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
January 9, 2017 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1875-built William R. Johnston House—formerly known as the Grey Lady of Jarvis Street—is now awash with colour, as exterior details appear at the Jarvis and Isabella construction site. The ... read more

Yonge Northbound: A Look Back at Canada's First Streetcar Line

"Yonge Street, looking North from King, Toronto, Canada," postcard c. 1910, publ
January 9, 2017 5:42 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Public transit has always been a hot topic among Torontonians, and continues to attract constant attention with concerns of service improvements, new vehicles, and—of course—new routes. While the ... read more

8-Storey Queensway Condo Proposal on Beer Store Site

784 The Queensway, Toronto, by Urban Capital, Raw Design
January 9, 2017 5:15 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
A recently proposed 8-storey mid-rise, mixed-use development at 784 The Queensway could contribute 172 condominium units to the ongoing intensification in the Queensway neighbourhood in Etobicoke. ... read more

Previewing the Luxury Floorplans at Brandy Lane's The Davies

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
January 9, 2017 4:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding mid-rise density to Toronto's Avenue Road, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is slated to begin construction this year. Designed by SMV Architects, the 9-storey luxury development will overlook ... read more

February Grand Opening for The West - Condos at Stationwest

The West – Condominiums at Stationwest, Icon Architects, Adi Development Group
January 9, 2017 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With planned upgrades to GO Transit's Lakeshore West Line promising increasing service in the future, a collection of GO stations are experiencing new growth in their surrounding neighbourhoods. A ... read more

Temporary Shipping Container Market Proposed Near Fort York

28 Bathurst, Stackt Container Market, Tusk Global, LGA Architectural, Toronto
January 9, 2017 11:27 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Not all development applications submitted to Toronto Planning are for condos, and once in a while, a unique proposal pops up that necessitates a double-take. That was our reaction when a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North St. Lawrence Market dig delves deep into Toronto’s foodie history; Transportation director Barbara Gray on the future of our roadways; Milton mayor Gord Krantz takes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor, Yonge, Yorkville
January 9, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood has experienced a major wave of intensification over the past decade, with a number of new condominium towers now marking the neighbourhood skyline. ... read more

Proposed 'Hooker Harvey's' Redevelopment Sparks Civic Elegies

280 Jarvis, Toronto, by Giannone Petricone
January 6, 2017 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By now, the dust has settled enough to show Toronto's infamous 'Hooker Harvey's' still standing. This week saw the long infamous—and lately famous—burger restaurant come under the spotlight as ... read more

Tracking One Year of Activity at DevMcGill's ArtHaus in Ottawa

DevMcGill, ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa
January 6, 2017 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly one year ago today marked our first visit to the site of DevMcGill's ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court—a precedent-setting mixed-use high-rise development taking shape in ... read more

Toronto Transit Planning: Council Rejects Requiring Data to Determine Priority

Toronto Ward Map reflecting Council vote on Transit Planning Prioritization
January 6, 2017 3:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the last month of 2016, while many people in the GTA were focused on debating the merits of tolling the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, there was another motion presented at ... read more

Public Space Design: Marc Ryan of Public Work to Lecture at Ryerson University

Artistic rendering of The Bentway project by Public Works, image by Public Work
January 6, 2017 12:58 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University will launch its Winter semester with the 2017 Margery Winkler ‘Toronto Specific’ lecture. This year's ... read more

New Proposal Adds Residential Density Near Wilson Station

470 Wilson, gh3, 470-530 Wilson, Toronto
January 6, 2017 11:34 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A consortium of North York landowners is looking to densify three adjacent properties along Wilson Avenue near the Allen with a mix of condos, rental units, and townhouses at 470 Wilson. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 6, 2017

January 6, 2017 9:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA real-estate market conditions presage further rise in home prices; TTC gift store a hit over the holidays; A timeline of Bombardier’s excuses for not building ... read more

Photo of the Day: Exhibit Residences

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Exhibit Residences, Roy Varacalli
January 6, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the base of Bazis, Metropia, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences, for a worm's-eye view of the striking new condominium tower on Bloor Street West. read more