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Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Award Winners Announced
November 2, 2017 3:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the same time as a trend towards sustainability is bringing increased focus on the age-old building medium of wood, recent changes to the Ontario Building Code have eased some restrictions on ... read more

UrbanToronto Voted One of Toronto's Top Blogs

UrbanToronto Voted One of Toronto's Top Blogs of 2017
November 2, 2017 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2017 has been a big year for UrbanToronto, and we have been pretty busy covering the seemingly endless high-profile developments adding to Toronto. So far this year, we've covered major news on ... read more

Public Engagement Sought as 300 Bloor West Proposal Evolves

300 Bloor St W, Toronto, designed by KPMB Architects for Northrop Developments
November 2, 2017 1:40 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Public consultations have begun for a proposed mixed-use redevelopment at 300 Bloor Street West, along the southern edge of Toronto's Annex neighbourhood. Home to Bloor Street United Church, ... read more

New Pedestrian Bridge Opens at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre

Eaton Centre Bridge, Cadillac Fairview, WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler, PCL, Toronto
November 2, 2017 10:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following months of construction, a new pedestrian bridge opened this morning at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Designed by WilkinsonEyre ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Helendale

Throwback Thursday, Yonge, Helendale, Neon, Whitehaus, Montgomery Square
November 2, 2017 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features the changing view from Midtown Toronto's Yonge and Helendale intersection, two blocks north of Eglinton Avenue. Back in October, 2014, the view facing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017 8:31 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Quayside vision of Toronto’s waterfront includes self-driving cars, Ryerson’s student centre isn’t accessible for students with disabilities, advocate says, Toronto home sales see sharp ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fall in Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Absolute World
November 1, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Fall colours in Mississauga. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured view faces southwest over the Mississauga skyline, ... read more

King Street Transit Pilot Begins on November 12th

Sample road configuration plan for the King Street Transit Pilot
November 1, 2017 3:58 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently announced that the King Street Transit Pilot will begin on Sunday, November 12th. Approved by Council last July, it will transform King Street from Bathurst to Jarvis ... read more

Excavation Wraps Up as Crane Raised for Shiplake's Lillian Park

Lillian Park, Shiplake, Dunfield, Toronto, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
November 1, 2017 3:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another tower crane has risen into the skyline of Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, as construction activity heats up at the site of Shiplake Management Company's Lillian Park. ... read more

Scarborough 'Tower-in-the-Park' Infill Proposal Evolves

November 1, 2017 1:55 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A proposal for an infill tower in Scarborough at 25 Thunder Grove has been resubmitted with changes. The proposal for a 12-storey development was first submitted in mid-2016 for a ... read more

Rapid Ascent Continues at CentreCourt's Grid Condos

Grid Condos, CentreCourt, Page + Steele / IBI, Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta
November 1, 2017 12:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the two 50-storey condominium towers rising from Toronto's Dundas and Jarvis intersection, construction of CentreCourt's Grid Condos is picking up speed. While Grid began ... read more

Topping Off October 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off October 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
November 1, 2017 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up October 2017's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 7:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto region becoming more divided along income lines; Transit, health groups call for Metrolinx reform; September GTA new condo sales on pace with 10 year average; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pink Skies at Sunrise

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunrise, Bloor-Yorkville
October 31, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from the Casa III Forum thread, where contributor Benito captured some dramatic skies over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured from the Uptown ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo Proposal Advancing on Sheppard Avenue West

813-817 Sheppard Avenue West, Kirkor, Royal Lane, Toronto
October 31, 2017 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The stretch of Toronto's Sheppard Avenue West between Bathurst Street and Wilson Heights Boulevard has been gradually intensifying over the past several years, and the wave of growth shows no ... read more

Two More Towers to Rise in Humber Bay Shores Community

Vita Two on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects
October 31, 2017 3:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The build-out of Etobicoke’s Humber Bay Shores community continues as construction progresses on two condo projects—Eau du Soleil and Cove at Waterways. Only a few more sites are still to be ... read more

Cladding Progressing as Totem Condos Nears Final Height

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
October 31, 2017 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The west side of Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood is undergoing a vertical growth spurt as new towers add density to the blocks surrounding Wellesley subway station. One of the many ... read more

Plans Submitted for Phase 2 of Allenbury Gardens Rebuild

Allenbury Gardens, TCHC, Fram, Core Architects, Toronto
October 31, 2017 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just north of Fairview Mall and Don Mills subway station, the revitalization of the Allenbury Gardens community is well underway. Following the same mixed-income model being implemented ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 7:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Friends of beloved blind therapy dog want him immortalized in Berczy Park; Sneak peek at Toronto-York Spadina subway extension draws crowds; 50 TTC routes exceed crowding ... read more

Photo of the Day: 1Thousand Bay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 1Thousand Bay, Cresford, architectsAlliance
October 30, 2017 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day captures the exterior of Cresford Developments' 1Thousand Bay, just north of Toronto's Wellesley Street West. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this ... read more