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Photo of the Day: Goodbye North Market

Demolition of St Lawrence Market North, image by Edward Skira
September 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of Toronto's St. Lawrence Market North is in the process of wiping the slate clean at the northwest corner of Front and Jarvis, which will prime the site for the ... read more

Moss Park Redesign Impresses and Divides Design Review Panel

More Moss Park, MJM Architects, West 8, Public Studio, Toronto, Moss Park
September 23, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Public spaces are taking centre stage in Toronto as of late, as the City is investing millions—and possibly even billions—in bringing world-class public spaces to our expanding metropolis. With ... read more

AQUABELLA: 3XN Design Joining Tridel's Bayside Community

AQUABELLA at Bayside, Toronto, by Tridel, 3XN
September 23, 2016 4:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While a cacophony of cranes and construction already flanks Queens Quay East, Toronto's East Bayfront community appears to have plenty further to go in the coming years, with a wealth of new ... read more

Rental Tower at 89 Church Reviewed at Community Consultation

September 23, 2016 2:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Planned to replace a surface parking lot at the corner of Church and Lombard, a proposal for a 49-storey rental tower at 89 Church Street was assessed by members Toronto's St. Lawrence community ... read more

New Church Street High-Rise Enters Market as 'Axis Condos'

Axis Condos, image courtesy of CentreCourt Developments
September 23, 2016 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Boasting great transit access, plenty of shopping options, and a lively cultural scene, several of the major players in Toronto's development community are investing in the Church-Wellesley ... read more

Previewing the Amenities at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musee Condos, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects
September 23, 2016 12:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the crane now removed and all but the last of the exterior cladding now installed, much of the site activity has moved indoors at Plaza's Quadrangle-designed Musée Condos. With the building's ... read more

Construction Soon to Begin for Boutique Hotel on Camden Street

Ground level, 51 Camden Street, image via submission to City of Toronto
September 23, 2016 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's been a busy year for partners Carbon Hospitality, Zinc Developments, and the Alterra Group, as the companies have been guiding a new boutique hotel project in Toronto's King ... read more

Cladding Installation Progressing at Neudorfer's Fuse2 Condos

Fuse (right) and Fuse2 (left) Condos, image by Jack Landau
September 23, 2016 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Much of the past month of construction activity at Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos has involved the continued installation of exterior elements on the 23-storey second ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too; Rail deck park moves ahead but questions remain; U of T anthropologists launch 'ethnographic' study of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above Yonge and Bloor

View from the top of One Bloor East, image by vintxgemonster via Instagram
September 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view captured from the top of Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Submitted by Instagram user vintxgemonster, this dizzying view looks down the tower's west ... read more

8 Elm Street Proposal Met With Hostility from Local Residents

8 Elm Park Properties Inc, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, 8 Elm, Toronto
September 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a passionate crowd that attended the first public consultation for 8 Elm Street, a proposal that would see an 80-storey 259.5-metre tower erected on a 658-square-metre site near the ... read more

Below Grade Structure Progressing at The Craftsman in Clarkson

Construction of The Craftsman in Mississauga, image by Jack Landau
September 22, 2016 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A full three months have transpired since our last visit to the site of VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences in Mississauga's charming Clarkson Village ... read more

Wellington Destructor Focus of ACO NextGen Design Charrette

ACO NextGen, Wellington Destructor, Toronto
September 22, 2016 2:12 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's (ACO) NextGen group is gearing up for their 5th annual Design Charrette, with this edition focusing on one of Toronto's hidden relics from its industrial ... read more

TimberFever Engages Ryerson Students for Wood-Based Design

TimberFever 2015, image courtesy of TimberFever
September 22, 2016 12:55 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
An upcoming design competition presented by Moses Structural Engineers and Ryerson University will see architecture and civil engineering students at Ryerson University build fully-functional ... read more

Akelius and Archdesign Modernizing 730 St Clarens Apartments

West facade of 730 St Clarens Avenue, image by Jack Landau
September 22, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades after a rental apartment building boom reshaped Toronto in the 1960s and 70s, many of the post-Corbusian buildings are now in need of repair and renewal. Bringing aging apartment towers up ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View from Roundhouse Park

View from Roundhouse Park, May 2010, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 22, 2016 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as a monument to Toronto's rich railway heritage, Bremner Boulevard's Roundhouse Park offers a window into our past while also providing perspectives of the surrounding modern cityscape. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor floats idea of foreign buyers tax in Toronto; TTC insists cost-saving measures aren’t service cuts; How Toronto Became a Hub for Green Roofs; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hotel X

Hotel X viewed at sunset, image by Forum contributor yonderbean
September 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Forum by contributor yonderbean, we are shown a sunset view of Brookfield Multiplex's new Hotel X in Toronto's Exhibition Place. ... read more

Resurgent Rentals: 'What Do You Mean It's Not a Condo?'

43 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, by GWL Realty, IBI Group
September 21, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto is a city of condominiums. In fact, the preponderance of condominium development is such that the term "condo" has infiltrated the common parlance as a de facto synonym for any—and all—of ... read more

Last Mile Forum Targets Weak Spots of Toronto Transit Networks

Last Mile, Ryerson City Building Institute, Transit, Toronto
September 21, 2016 3:55 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s transit network would, in an ideal world, funnel people from their disparate homes to larger, shared vehicles and from transit hubs to their disparate workplaces. The challenge in this ... read more