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UofT Daniels Faculty Re-Introduces Toronto to Spadina Crescent

November 9, 2016 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For a few hours in early November, Toronto's Spadina Crescent felt like the heart of the city. With under a year now remaining until the University of Toronto's students fill the new John H. ... read more

7-Storey Office Building and Road Proposed in Liberty Village

7-15 Fraser Avenue, Office, ERA Architects, HOK Architects, Toronto
November 9, 2016 5:36 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
From a densely built industrial warehouse and factory district of near a century ago, to a run-down and half-abandoned area thirty years ago, Toronto's Liberty Village has experienced major ... read more

Excavation Starts for Arc Condominium at Daniels Erin Mills Site

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, Mississauga, Kirkor, The Daniels Corporation
November 9, 2016 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developing a greenfield site opposite the Erin Mills Town Centre at Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway, The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills development is adding a new ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

Explainer: Hardscapes and Softscapes

November 9, 2016 12:22 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
In common parlance, the landscaping that accompanies development is often thought of as the incorporation of green spaces in urban environments. In reality, however, landscaping involves more than ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Regent Park musical tackles 'The Journey' of revitalization; Toronto transit plan clears major hurdle at council; Ontario to outline plans to deal with rising home prices; ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East
November 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of one of Toronto's new tallest structures. Topped out at the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor, Great Gulf's One Bloor East is looking ever closer ... read more

York University: New Student Centre to Link Campus Community

York Student Centre, Toronto, by York University, CannonDesign
November 8, 2016 6:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto isn't exactly a college town. While the city's four major universities—and various post-secondary institutions and campuses—make for a sizeable student population, Toronto's size means ... read more

II BY IV-Designed Amenities Impress at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Harhay, Carttera, II BY IV DESIGN, Core Architects
November 8, 2016 4:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we got a taste of the interior amenity spaces at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condominiums, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Richard Florida & Adam Greenfield ask "What Shapes the City?"

What shapes the city? image by Marcus Mitanis
November 8, 2016 2:40 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Bringing together two leading urban theorists, the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design has announced a discussion featuring Richard Florida and ... read more

Chic Interiors Create Contemporary Vibe at Core Modern Homes

Core Modern Homes, Core Development, Mazenga, Batay-Csorba Architects
November 8, 2016 1:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In September, UrbanToronto took notice of the very modern exteriors of Core Modern Homes, a new urban townhome development in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. The seven homes, designed ... read more

5468796-Designed Lake & East Targets 2017 Launch

Lake & East Condominium Residences, Oakville, by Symmetry, Fortress RDI, Engine
November 8, 2016 11:42 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the shores of Lake Ontario, Oakville's Bronte Village could become home to a distinctive 20-storey tower designed by Winnipeg's acclaimed 5468796 Architecture. Since the Lake & East ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 8, 2016

November 8, 2016 8:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The SmartTrack Shell Game With TIF; York Region headquarters comes with hefty price tag; The “Webster Effect” Has a Chilling Effect on Staff and Makes for Worse Council ... read more

Photo of the Day: Exhibit Residences

Exhibit Residences, Toronto, Roy Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza, Metropia
November 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a design that plays off of the Studio Libeskind-designed ROM Crystal across Bloor Street, Bazis, Metropia, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences is now looking very much ... read more

43 Gerrard West Rental Tower Rises Above Grade

43 Gerrard West, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, GWL Realty Advisors
November 7, 2016 5:36 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The stretch of Gerrard around Yonge and Bay Streets may soon become one of downtown Toronto's most dense neighbourhoods. After the precedent-setting Aura at College Park, proposals south of ... read more

Scale Model Previews Danforth's Canvas Condominium

Canvas Condominium, Toronto, by Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza
November 7, 2016 5:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the south side of the Danforth in Toronto's east end, Marlin Spring's 8-storey Canvas Condominium will add a 200-foot retail frontage to the somewhat transitional stretch—where fine-grained ... read more

Construction Reaches Podium Levels at Canderel's YC Condos

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel
November 7, 2016 3:35 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
For many years, the street level view of the Yonge and College intersection has remained relatively untouched; specifically the northwest corner. Now with recent developments proposed and under ... read more

New Renderings Reveal More Amenity Spaces at Daniels' The Wyatt

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB, IBI Group, Toronto
November 7, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first condominium development planned to rise in the third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization, The Daniels Corporation's The Wyatt will occupy Block 26 of the neighbourhood, ... read more

Public Input Sought for Davisville Parks and Public Realm Vision

Public Input Sought for Davisville Parks and Public Realm Vision
November 7, 2016 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Adopted by City Council back in 2014, Toronto's Midtown in Focus plan aims to improve parks and public spaces in the area. The Yonge-Davisville neighbourhood is the latest to be singled out, ... read more

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto and Commuting From the Suburbs

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Living in Toronto and Commuting From the Suburb
November 7, 2016 10:30 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
There are definitely benefits to suburban living. You can get a bigger house that’s more in tune with your budget than you can in Toronto. Life moves at a slower pace and the streets are quieter. ... read more