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TORONTO Sign Refinished to Honour Indigenous Peoples

TORONTO sign, Nathan Phillips Square, National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22, 2018 1:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Installed as a temporary attraction for the 2015 Pan Am Games, the TORONTO sign in Nathan Phillips Square continues to draw crowds of tourists and selfie-takers three years later. Updates since ... read more

Garrison Crossing Soon to Link Two Toronto Neighbourhoods

Garrison Crossing, Fort York, Niagara, Ordnance Triangle, Toronto
June 22, 2018 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long-awaited pedestrian/cycle bridges between Toronto's Fort York and Niagara neighbourhoods is closer to reality as construction heats up at the site of Garrison Crossing. The new bridges ... read more

24-Storey Rental Tower Proposed on Balliol Street

155 Balliol Street, Toronto, Amelin Property Management, Kirkor Architects
June 22, 2018 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new rental apartment tower has been proposed to add to a long stretch of high-rise density in Midtown Toronto. Amelin Property Management has submitted an application seeking rezoning ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Is Toronto the worst North American city to commute in? A new study suggests it is; Doug Ford raises eyebrows with expensive subway plan that would link Toronto to nearby ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
June 22, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of the Toronto skyline, captured from a high-rise in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood. Submitted by Forum contributor Rascacielo, this view ... read more

Construction Begins for Diamond Condominiums on Yonge

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, Diamante, Scott Shields
June 21, 2018 3:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise condominium development will soon add to North York's growing spine of density along Yonge Street, with construction now underway at the site of Diamante ... read more

Madison View Affordable Rental Development Taking Shape

200 Madison Avenue, City of Toronto, McKnight Charron Limited
June 21, 2018 2:18 pm | by Nicholas Del Prete | Comments
It has been about 3 years since an announcement on fast-tracking affordable housing was made by Toronto Mayor John Tory which subsequently kickstarted the development of an affordable ... read more

City Seeking Feedback on St Lawrence Market Revitalization

St Lawrence South Revitalization, DIALOG
June 21, 2018 1:50 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
The St Lawrence Market, a Toronto landmark at Front and Jarvis is widely regarded as one of the city’s most prominent destinations. The internationally recognized food market features 120 merchant ... read more

16 York Office Tower Rising in Toronto's South Core

16 York, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto, architectsAlliance, B+H Architects
June 21, 2018 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A little over a decade ago, the intersection of York and Bremner just south of Toronto's financial core was home to two construction sites and two parking lots. The Air Canada Centre, which opened ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King Portland Centre

King Portland Centre, Kingly Condos, Allied Properties REIT, RioCan, Toronto
June 21, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us Toronto's King and Portland intersection, where construction is underway for Allied Properties REIT and RioCan's King Portland Centre. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor to revive push to cancel Finch West LRT at community meeting; Gehry condo developers Great Gulf Group forge ahead as market cools; John ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge-Dundas Illumination

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and Dundas, Downtown, aerial
June 21, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto, captured by architectural rendering studio Norm Li during a recent flyover of the city. This aerial view shows the bright lights of the ... read more

ULI's 'Urban Plan' Teaches City Building to High School Students

Urban Land Institute, Urban Plan, Toronto, High School, Mixed-Use, Development
June 20, 2018 5:08 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a world-wide real estate and land development organization, has rolled out this past year for its first time in Canada a project based learning programme ... read more

Guest Column: Maybe It’s Not Happening!

Guest Column, Dean Macaskill, Lennard Commercial Realty
June 20, 2018 4:00 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

Two Residential Projects Progressing on Midtown's Lillian Street

Lillian Park, Shiplake, Collecdev, Toronto, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
June 20, 2018 3:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area is among the fastest growing parts of the city, with several high-rise projects in various stages of planning, approvals, and construction. Among the many ... read more

Site Plan Approval Pending for 260 High Park Church Conversion

260 High Park, Toronto, TRAC Developments, Turner Fleischer, ERA
June 20, 2018 12:08 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
In recent years, there has been a string of church conversions in Toronto, typically turning the desanctified buildings into condominiums.  When repurposing such buildings, preservation of ... read more

Underground Levels Take Shape at J. Davis House on Yonge

J. Davis House, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 20, 2018 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just north of the Yonge and Davisville intersection in Midtown Toronto, the early stages of construction are progressing swiftly for Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's J. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Subway death renews calls for TTC to install platforms barriers; Changes to ward boundaries create confusion and raise concerns; Curbside patios pop up on King Street as city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ward's Island

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Ward's Island, Harbour
June 20, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a low-level drone shot of Ward's Island and the Toronto skyline. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this view shows the contrast between the city and ... read more

Pemberton Proposes 49-Storey Tower at Queen and Church

18 Dalhousie, Graziani + Corazza Architects, The Pemberton Group, Toronto
June 19, 2018 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The area around Queen and Church is poised to become yet another of the city's high-density tower clusters, as The Pemberton Group has submitted rezoning documents to the City for the construction ... read more