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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign buyers retreat from Ontario market in wake of new tax; Metrolinx pledges greater transparency after GO station controversy; Toronto’s hotel scene is about to get ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Four Seasons, sunset, Bloor, Yorkville
September 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was captured from the upper levels of the Uptown Residences by Forum contributor Benito. Facing northwest, this shot shows Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel and Private ... read more

Worthy Projects Take Home 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards

September 14, 2017 6:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday evening, hundreds from among Toronto's community of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, developers, contractors, and more, came together at the Palais Royale to ... read more

Metrolinx Adopts Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

The updated 2041 frequent rapid transit network
September 14, 2017 1:45 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At its Board meeting today, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, commonly referred to as the Big ... read more

Sun Life Financial Opens New Headquarters in South Core

Sun Life Financial Tower, Toronto, One York Street, Sweeny &Co
September 14, 2017 11:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following years of construction, the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences in Toronto's South Core area is another step closer to completion. Yesterday afternoon, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: James Cooper Mansion

Throwback Thursday, James Cooper Mansion, Sherbourne, Bloor, Toronto
September 14, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers Tridel's James Cooper Mansion, a 32-storey Burka Architects-designed condominium tower on the west side of Sherbourne Street, a couple blocks ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA municipalities team up in ‘blockbuster bid’ for Amazon headquarters; Free Wi-Fi goes live at all TTC subway stations; Sale of Centreville carousel could be in ... read more

Photo of the Day: York University Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, York University Station, TYSSE
September 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us inside of York University Station, set to open this December as part of the TTC's Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Captured during this year's Doors Open ... read more

Shoring and Tiebacks Prepping CIBC Square Site for Excavation

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre, Toronto
September 13, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One week shy of three months ago, a ground breaking ceremony was held to celebrate the start of construction at Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines' CIBC Square, a new Toronto ... read more

Previewing the Sales Centre for Tridel's Bianca on Dupont

Bianca Condos, Tridel, Teeple Architects, Toronto
September 13, 2017 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Building on the renderings and floorplans being used to generate buzz for Tridel's new Bianca project, a recently-opened presentation centre—just steps east of the project's ... read more

CityPlace Finally Getting Schools and Community Centre

Canoe Landing Centre in Concord CityPlace, Toronto, designed by ZAS Architects
September 13, 2017 2:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The densely built-up Concord CityPlace neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto is finally getting two schools, a child care centre, and a community centre, as sod was turned at the site this morning by ... read more

Two Cranes Raised as Forming Begins for The Met in Vaughan

The Met condos, Plaza, Berkeley, Vaughan, Quadrangle
September 13, 2017 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is just under three months since we last visited the Vaughan construction site of Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, a 35-storey, Quadrangle-designed condominium and ... read more

Province Unlocking Land for New Affordable Housing in Toronto

Affordable Housing, Toronto, West Don Lands
September 13, 2017 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, Mayor John Tory was joined by Ontario's Minister of Housing Peter Milczyn and other municipal and provincial representatives in Toronto's West Don Lands, to announce the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017 7:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crisanti out as Tory's deputy mayor after he throws in with Doug Ford; Metrolinx announces ‘thorough’ review of controversial GO stations; Moody’s predicts falling house ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Eglinton Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Midtown, Yonge and Eglinton, skyline
September 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of the changing skyline of Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Submitted to the E Condos Forum thread by contributor DonValleyRainbow, this shot shows ... read more

Greenland to Build Towers at Lake Shore and Sherbourne

Greenland Group's 215 Lake Shore East, Toronto, design by Hariri Pontarini
September 12, 2017 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Greenland Group has filed for site plan approval for the first three towers at its FedEx Lands site at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Lower Sherbourne Street in Toronto's growing East Bayfront ... read more

Business Signings Announced at Daniels Waterfront

130 QQE, Daniels Waterfront, Toronto, RAW, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
September 12, 2017 4:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is speeding along at the Jarvis and Queens Quay site of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts' first phase, a RAW and Rafael + Bigauskas Architects-designed office ... read more

Devron's The Vanguard Celebrates Ground Breaking

The Vanguard, Devron Developments, Kirkor Architects, Thornhill
September 12, 2017 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, a crowd formed on the site of a recently-demolished retail plaza at Yonge and Grandview Avenue—just across the Toronto boundary in Thornhill—gathering at the future site ... read more

Mid-Rise Mixed Use Condominium Proposed near Jane & Finch

2839 Jane Street, Toronto, designed by Hatem Nassif for CTN Developments
September 12, 2017 2:44 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
A rezoning application has been submitted to the City of Toronto by CTN Developments for a proposed mixed use building just south of Finch Avenue on Jane Street. 2839 Jane Street is located on an ... read more

Work Begins for Waterworks Building Heritage Preservation

Waterworks Building redevelopment, MOD, Woodcliffe, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
September 12, 2017 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The wheels are in motion for MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Properties' much-anticipated adaptive reuse redevelopment of the heritage Waterworks Building at 505 ... read more