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Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Windows

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Four Seasons, architectsAlliance
April 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2012, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences features 52- and 26-storey towers designed by architectsAlliance. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Toronto's Central Waterfront

Maple Leaf Quay, Retirement Concepts, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 31, 2016 5:54 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Our final installment of this year's Growth to Watch For series takes us along Toronto's central waterfront, an area that has perhaps seen the most drastic change in character over the past ... read more

City Planning Department to Host 'Midtown in Focus' Open House

Midtown in Focus, City of Toronto Planning Department
March 31, 2016 3:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Department is raising awareness of their 'Midtown in Focus' planning initiative with a series of pop-up information sessions and open house events. Responding to the ... read more

Views of Toronto Skylines from The Madison at Yonge and Eglinton

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
March 31, 2016 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We had the opportunity to tour Madison Homes' The Madison yesterday, a large mixed-use development under construction on Eglinton Avenue a short distance east of Yonge Street and ... read more

Introducing Devron's 'The Vanguard' Condominiums in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Devron Developments, Kirkor Architects, Markham
March 31, 2016 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans are in motion to replace the two-storey Grandview Plaza at 7089 Yonge Street in Thornhill with a new high-rise condominium by Devron Developments. Occupying the east side of Yonge on ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Berczy

Throwback Thursday, Church, Front, The Berczy, Concert, Toronto
March 31, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday focuses in on an intensification project that has added new density to Toronto's St. Lawrence District. Shot on May 1, 2006, three three-storey structures run along ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Air Canada Centre carvings damaged by erosion, exposure; Mistake by the Lake’s troubled place in Toronto history; GO/RER Details Emerge in Business Case Analysis; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Core

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, downtown
March 31, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Andrew Young, we are taken to the rooftop of the 48-storey Burano Condos for a south-facing view towards ... read more

TTC Considers Finch West and Crosstown LRT Link at Pearson

finch eglinton lrt map
March 30, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As City of Toronto and Metrolinx planners consider the latest round of public feedback to their 15 year master plan for new rapid transit in Toronto and the GTHA, their plans for new ... read more

City Issues RFP for Bathurst Street Bridge Rehabilitation

The bridge's Warren truss span as it appears now, image by Vik Pahwa
March 30, 2016 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of the mid-rises on Front and Wellington, and north of the towers at CityPlace, the Bathurst Street Bridge spans a much longer stretch of Toronto history. First built in 1903—and moved to ... read more

Sponsored Post: A Perfect Place While in Between Homes and Renovations

Sponsored Post: A Perfect Place While in Between Homes and Renovations
March 30, 2016 3:45 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Renovating your home or moving to a new one is very exciting; it’s a chance to improve your surroundings to make them more modern, spacious, or comfortable. Sometimes during the renovation or ... read more

Tracking Three University of Toronto Construction Projects

Jackman Law Expansion, Hariri Pontarini Architects, B+H, U of T
March 30, 2016 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In response to a rising student population and aging educational facilities, the University of Toronto is in the process of building three major additions to their St. George Campus, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto wants to widen the gap between huge condo towers; Provincial service expansion plan could be boon for GO Transit; Report backs Mayor John Tory's funding plan for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, aerial, downtown
March 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of Canada's tallest buildings can be found in Toronto's Financial District. In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Andrew Young, we are shown an ... read more

Having Your Say on Toronto's Transit Master Plan

consultation
March 29, 2016 5:10 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The first round of public consultations about Toronto's new 15 year transit plan is over, but this is just the start of a lengthy process. If you want your voice to be heard about any aspect of ... read more

Mid-Rise Condos Remaking Avenues West of Downtown

Motif Lofts, Reserve Properties, Toronto, RAW Design
March 29, 2016 4:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Owing to the visibility from various vantage points that their sheer scale affords, high-rise developments in Toronto are the most-talked-about players of our current building boom. While they are ... read more

Nine Buildings Proposed at Midland and Lawrence in Scarborough

1380 Midland Avenue, Toronto, by Arsandco Investments Inc., Quadrangle Architect
March 29, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Scarborough intersection of Midland and Lawrence Avenue East could be set for a major infusion of new density, with an Arsandco Investments-led plan in the works to add nine new residential ... read more

Plans For 19-Storey Office Tower at 65 King East Revealed

65-75 King Street East, Toronto, by Carttera Private Equities, Page + Steele
March 29, 2016 11:25 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The first community consultation for Carttera Private Equities' proposed office tower at 65-75 King Street East was, for the most part, a reserved affair. Lawyers, developers, and City of Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Car-free condos on the rise in Toronto; Designing barrier-free buildings; Veteran voice actor among new voices of the TTC; and more news Veteran voice actor among new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel Rush

Photo of the Day, TTC, subway, transit, Toronto
March 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the TTC's Line 1 now dominated by the new TR rolling stock, front-window views from subway trains have become much rarer in recent years. These views are still easy to capture on Line 2 and ... read more