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Toronto Ward Boundary Report: Public Info Session Coming Up

City-wide map of Toronto's 44 wards, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
May 12, 2016 5:06 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
The City of Toronto is inviting the public to an information session regarding the Toronto Ward Boundary Review. The largest city in Canada and the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is ... read more

Plaza and Berkeley's The Met Joining Vaughan's New Downtown

The Met, Vaughan, by Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle
May 12, 2016 2:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the TTC's Line 1 extends beyond the city limits into Vaughan, the suburban community north of Toronto is quickly becoming transformed with new urban density. Concentrated around the upcoming ... read more

Wood Takes Centre Stage at Fieldgate and Hullmark's Heartwood

Heartwood the Beach, Toronto, by Fieldgate Homes, Hullmark, Quadrangle
May 12, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At Queen and Woodbine, Fieldgate and Hullmark's Heartwood The Beach will add a mid-rise presence to the northeast corner of this popular Toronto neighbourhood. Like many of the more modestly ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline View from the Bathurst Bridge

Throwback Thursday, Toronto skyline, Bathurst Bridge
May 12, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the historic Bathurst Street Bridge for an illustration of just how much the Toronto skyline has been transformed in the last decade. Back on February ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Top 5 reasons to roll out the Bike Plan as soon as possible; Build Toronto Torn Between Affordable Housing and Making Money; Mississauga bans UberX and other ride-hailing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga Civic Centre

Photo of the Day, Mississauga Civic Centre
May 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by architects Jones and Kirkland and completed in 1987, the Mississauga Civic Centre serves as the home of the municipality's city hall. The building features a Postmodern design that ... read more

Tridel's Form Condos Joining a Changing McCaul Street

Form Condos, Toronto, by Tridel, architectsAlliance
May 11, 2016 4:46 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Only a couple months after the launch of Tridel's Form Condos in Downtown Toronto, the mid-rise condominium development is already over 95% sold out. Set to rise just south of Will Alsop's ... read more

Westmount Boutique Residences Proposed for Sheppard West

Westmount Boutique Residences, KFA, Quadcam, Toronto
May 11, 2016 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Late last month, plans were submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department for a new mid-rise residential development at 700 Sheppard Avenue West, a couple blocks west of Bathurst. Submitted ... read more

Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion Starts Construction in June

Etobicoke General Hospital South East aerial view image courtesy of Walsh Constr
May 11, 2016 3:25 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
Walsh Canada has announced the commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower expansion, a plan that has been in the works for several years. As part of a ... read more

TOcore Looks For Public Input on Future of Downtown Toronto

May 11, 2016 1:32 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
"Hey DT, it's JT!" This greeting, with which Mayor John Tory introduces himself in the widely mocked #DTadvice video recently released by the City, is only one of many features of the goofily ... read more

A Sneak Peek at Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Condos

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
May 11, 2016 12:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With registrations underway for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley, work is continuing at the project's presentation centre in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village. We had the opportunity to ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 11, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Church and Wellesley Village site of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is abuzz with activity, as crews excavate the footprint of the 37-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC is (Finally) Rolling Out Presto on Buses This Week; Torontonians ready to pay more for transit, chief planner says; Cyclists create signal light out of frustration ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Hour on Yonge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yong Street, Financial District
May 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's main north/south artery continues to grow denser as new construction fills in voids in the urban fabric. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Ontario to Amend Golden Horseshoe Land Use Policies

A map showing the urban structure of the GGH, image courtesy of the Province of
May 10, 2016 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the Province of Ontario proposed transformative changes to land use policies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Based on recommendations presented by the Land Use Planning Review ... read more

New Renderings Sweeping Views at The Bennett on Bayview

The Bennett on Bayview, Latch, First Avenue, RAW Design, Toronto
May 10, 2016 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple of months since we introduced The Bennett on Bayview, a 14-storey condominium development from First Avenue Properties and Latch Developments, ... read more

Introducing Leslieville's George Condos and Towns

George Condos and Towns, 1331 Queen Street East, Rockport Group, RAW Design, Tor
May 10, 2016 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's Leslieville area, George Condos and Towns is set to contribute new urban density to Queen Street East. Located a little east of Leslie Street, the ... read more

New Renderings Highlight the Design and Context at Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design, Burlington
May 10, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we shared a video preview focusing on the exterior details of Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, a 26-storey condominium tower coming to Burlington's ... read more

Previewing the Amenities at 'The Vanguard' in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Thornhill, by Devron Development, Kirkor Architects Planners
May 10, 2016 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent months, we've introduced Devron Developments' The Vanguard, a 25-storey condominium planned on Yonge Street in Thornhill, just beyond the Toronto city limits. Targeting LEED Gold ... read more

Tunnelling Complete for Western Leg of the Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
May 10, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After three years of hard work, the Province of Ontario has announced the completion of tunnelling for the western leg of the Crosstown LRT project earlier today. The milestone was reached when ... read more