Photo of the Day: Cherry Street Bascule Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
July 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cherry Street's path through Toronto's industrial Port Lands includes two bascule bridges. The smaller of the two bridges, known as the Cherry Street lift bridge, carries traffic over the Keating ... read more

Many New Condominiums Planned for Bayview and Sheppard

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
July 24, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Close to one of Toronto's premier mid-size malls, offering proximity to Highways 401, 404, and the Don Valley Parkway, and right on the Sheppard Subway line, developers and purchasers are being ... read more

The Madison Grows Taller on Eglinton Avenue

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
July 24, 2015 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge-Eglinton skyline is looking a fair bit denser as work progresses on Madison Homes' The Madison, a Kirkor Architects-designed development consisting of 33 and 36-storey ... read more

Broadview Hotel Rebuild Kickstarting Riverside Transformation

Broadview Hotel, ERA Architects, Streetcar Developments, Toronto, Riverside
July 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of Toronto's iconic heritage buildings is finally being revitalized as work is underway at the New Broadview Hotel on the corner of Queen Street and Broadview Avenue in Toronto's Riverside ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ridesharing apps could finally be carpooling’s coming of age; Why is Hamilton’s bike sharing scheme more popular than Toronto’s?; TTC wants to split King streetcar route ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ismaili Centre Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre, architecture
July 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre has added two cultural and architectural landmarks to northeastern Toronto. The Ismaili Centre component, designed by Charles Correa ... read more

Great Design Marks Great Gulf's Monde Condos Inside and Out

Monde, Great Gulf Homes, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 23, 2015 5:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The April groundbreaking ceremony at the site of Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums marked the official start for the long-awaited waterfront residential development. The ... read more

City Seeks Feedback on Draft Map of Toronto-Wide Cycling Network

Toronto Cycling Network Plan, Bicycle Lanes, Toronto
July 23, 2015 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of the development of its 10-year Cycling Network Plan, the City of Toronto is asking for pubic input on its interactive draft map of proposed bike routes and areas of study. The map is a ... read more

Avani Closing in on Final Height as Second Phase Sales Continue

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
July 23, 2015 2:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the Kennedy and Highway 401 area of Scarborough, construction of Tridel's Avani is fast progressing, as sales continue on the development's second phase, Avani2. Together, the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 8 Trefann Street

8 Trefann Street, Corktown, Stanford Downey Architect, Toronto
July 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One notable house in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood has seen its fair share of attention in architecture communities since being constructed in 2005-2006. Designed by Stanford Downey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Union Pearson Express doesn’t allow bikes on board; Temporary HOV lanes installed for Pan Am Games could be turned into toll lanes; Wynne, Tory begin ... read more

Photo of the Day: Varsity Blues

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Varsity Stadium
July 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium is an important landmark on Bloor Street West, having hosted several important cultural and sporting events over the years, including the legendary ... read more

UrbanToronto's Exclusive Interview with Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks with Craig White of
July 22, 2015 4:04 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Toronto Mayor John Tory to talk about the mood of the city and dig a little deeper on transportation choices facing the city in coming ... read more

Hamilton's Bikeshare Success Provides Lessons for Toronto

July 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On July 6th, the Province of Ontario announced $4.9 million in new funding for Toronto's Bike Share program, providing an infusion of capital that will—according to reports—effectively double the ... read more

Lifetime Developments Proposes Condos at King and Dufferin

1182 & 1221 King West, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
July 22, 2015 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new development proposal has been submitted by Lifetime Developments to the City of Toronto asking for rezoning that would allow the construction of two new condominium towers at ... read more

Aerial Views Reveal Regent Park Progress So Far and To Come

Regent Park, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing, TCHC
July 22, 2015 1:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Regent Park, Canada's oldest and largest public housing project, is only part-way done, though the transformation of this community has already largely erased age-old stigmas ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough waterfront soars to top of Toronto real estate market for detached homes; TTC's Leslie tracks off the rails again; Heritage-district notion splits Lawrence ... read more

Photo of the Day: Inside the Eaton Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
July 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With hundreds of stores and over 1.7 million square feet, Toronto's Eaton Centre has been a popular shopping and dining destination since opening in 1977. In today's Photo of the Day, which was ... read more

Concept Plan Revealed for CityPlace Schools and Community Centre

Block 31, Toronto, by City of Toronto, ZAS Architects Inc.
July 21, 2015 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last two decades, Toronto's former railway lands have undergone a remarkable transformation, as high-rise residential towers now stand where, not so long ago, an empty and sullen expanse ... read more

Exploring Post House Condos' Historic Meets Modern Courtyard

Post House Condominiums, Alterra Group of Companies, Wallman Architects, Toronto
July 21, 2015 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents are now moving into Alterra Group of Companies' recently completed Post House Condos as finishing touches wrap up on the 21-storey condominium tower at Adelaide and ... read more