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Photo of the Day: Sunset Silhouette

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, sunset
July 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Adrian Badaraco, comes to us from a residential unit in Toronto's new West Don Lands neighbourhood. ... read more

24 Mercer: Scott Shields Architects' Super-Thin Tower Evolves

24 Mercer Street, Toronto, by Scott Shields Architects
July 27, 2016 5:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tucked in amongst Toronto's ever-expanding cluster of Entertainment District high-rises, the proposed 17-storey building at 24 Mercer Street would hardly register for its height alone. However, ... read more

Previewing The Met Condos Presentation Centre in Vaughan

July 27, 2016 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With sales quickly progressing for Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, a 35-storey condominium tower coming to Jane Street north of Highway 7 in Vaughan, we paid a visit to ... read more

Revised Proposal Emerges for World's Biggest Bookstore Site

20 Edward Street, Toronto, by Lifetime Developments, architectsAlliance
July 27, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For almost two years, the former Edward Street site of Toronto's defunct World's Biggest Bookstore has sat empty. Initially envisioned as a low-rise 'restaurant row' in early 2014, the plan ... read more

Graywood's SCOOP Condos Coming to Eclectic St. Clair West

SCOOP, Toronto, by Graywood Developments, SMV Architects
July 27, 2016 12:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Across the street, the neon cross fronting Toronto's Faith Impact Ministry Inc. reads 'JESUS SAVES.' To the east, the fine-grained retail landscape is still full of Italian and Portuguese cafés, ... read more

Explainer: Floor Space Index

Each of these building blocks has the same floor area ratio, image via City of T
July 27, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Our weekly 'Explainer' returns with an overview of the term 'Floor Space Index,' courtesy of our sister site, SkyriseCities.com. You'll often see the term Floor Space Index—or, for those in the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Newest Councillor Michael Ford ‘a little milder than Rob and Doug’; Did Eliminating 504 King Car Stops Make Any Difference?; One-third of bicycle crashes in downtown Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Verticality

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aura, Financial District
July 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dave Jackson, features the recently-completed 78-storey Aura at College Park in Downtown Toronto. Framed by ... read more

MOD, Woodcliffe, and YMCA to Redevelop Waterworks Building

Waterworks Building Redevelopment, Toronto, by MOD, Woodcliffe, Diamond Schmitt
July 26, 2016 4:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto is a city of invisible histories. Where condos, parking lots and parks stand in place of bygone civic landmarks, the city wears the clothes of a younger place. West of Spadina, Maud Street ... read more

Poll Asks Public to Help Name New Park at 11 Wellesley West

City Poll Asks Public to Help Name New Park at 11 Wellesley West
July 26, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto wants your help naming the new 1.6 acre park coming to Toronto's Yonge and Wellesley area! With a shortlist of three names, voting is now open to name the L-shaped park bounded ... read more

Dewatering Latest Step in 50 at Wellesley Station's Excavation

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 26, 2016 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station following the late-2015 start of site activity for the 37-storey Quadrangle ... read more

59-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at 100 Simcoe Street

100 Simcoe, Toronto, by Sun Life Assurance, Diamond Schmitt
July 26, 2016 3:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Another high-rise tower has been proposed for Toronto's Entertainment District, with a rezoning application submitted to the City to allow a 59-storey building at 100 Simcoe Street. Situated on ... read more

Mid-Rise With Some Affordable Housing Proposed in West End

3385 Dundas Street West, Terra Firma Homes, Habitat for Humanity, TACT
July 26, 2016 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though 2016’s provincial Promoting Affordable Housing Act has yet to pass and bring with it a new age of inclusionary zoning in Toronto, it appears that a handful of new proposals are taking the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor bike lane construction begins next week; Michael Ford wins Toronto byelection to take over his late uncle Rob Ford’s council seat; John Tory commits to protecting ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ship Channel

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Port Lands, ship channel
July 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Stretching 2.8 kilometres into Toronto's Port Lands from the harbour, the 700-metre wide ship channel allows shipping traffic to reach the interior of the large industrial area. In today's ... read more

Build Toronto Assembles Redevelopment Site in Scarborough

253 Markham Road, Build Toronto, RAW Design
July 25, 2016 4:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its establishment in 2008 as a means to maximize the value of City-owned lands, Build Toronto has spurred development plans for a handful of high-profile sites, including Ten York Street and ... read more

Fall Construction Start Announced For 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
July 25, 2016 3:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Launched last year, Madison Homes and State Building Group's 609 Avenue Road is poised to begin construction this Fall, with the 19-storey condominium joining the dense corridor just south of ... read more

Diamond on Yonge: Previewing the One-Bedroom Suites

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
July 25, 2016 3:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since the turn of the millennium, Toronto's development boom has brought an influx of one-bedroom condominiums to the city. Many of the city's recently built high-rises are dominated by smaller ... read more

Tall Building Setback Changes Proposed for Downtown Toronto

TOcore, Official Plan, Toronto
July 25, 2016 12:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Planning Department's ongoing TOcore initiative is studying a wide range of issues currently facing our rapidly growing city, and could bring about sweeping changes to design and planning ... read more

Completing the Cladding Next Step at Fuse and Fuse2 Condos

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
July 25, 2016 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the work on Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos, returning with monthly updates to map the construction timeline of the two-phased residential ... read more