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Photo of the Day: Golden Skyline

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
January 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development has altered Toronto's skyline quite a bit in recent years, and with plenty of new high-rises planned and under construction, our growing skyline will only become more impressive as ... read more

Winter Stations to Bring Warmth and Colour to Toronto Beaches

Winter Stations, Toronto
January 12, 2015 6:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's sandy beaches offer a great place to unwind and enjoy the sunshine during the Summer, but with the mercury dropping to frigid levels this time of year, it shouldn't come as much of a ... read more

Teams Shortlisted for Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Rebuild

Current entrance to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto
January 12, 2015 2:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has announced the five teams who have qualified for a design competition to revitalize the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and adjacent Harbour Square Park at the heart of Toronto's ... read more

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Sporting The Blues

Looking northeast towards the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto
January 12, 2015 1:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ryerson University's high-profile new Student Learning Centre under construction on Yonge Street a block north of Dundas is suddenly sporting some serious blues, but despite the weather, it's not ... read more

Leasing of Condos in Toronto Hits Record Numbers in Q4 2014

Condos and financial towers of Toronto's core, image by Craig White
January 12, 2015 12:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER RECORD FOR TORONTO’S CONDO RENTAL MARKET Condo leases increase 15% in 2014 to an all-time high while rents continue to hold steady amidst rising supply read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crosstown LRT brings new development, and controversy, to Eglinton; John Tory isn’t as good at mayoring as Rob Ford, says Rob Ford; Pan Am Games velodrome 'game-changer' ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening Train

Photo of the Day, GO train, Toronto
January 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Lakeshore West Line remains GO Transit's busiest rail route, carrying roughly 60,000 commuters per day - over 29% of GO's overall daily passenger volume. In today's Photo of the Day, which was ... read more

St. Clair West from Yonge: Growth to Watch For in 2015

St. Clair West, Growth to Watch For in 2015
January 9, 2015 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this week we introduced the first of many articles that look forward to the new developments expected to see activity over the course of 2015. In our last feature we discussed the thriving ... read more

Toronto's First Suburban Strip Plaza Proposed for Redevelopment

Sunny brook Plaza, Bayview and Eglinton, Toronto, as seen on Apple Maps
January 9, 2015 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Sunnybrook Plaza, the first suburban strip plaza built in Toronto, has been proposed for demolition and redevelopment. This first collection of stores in the city with a parking lot out front was ... read more

Tridel Introduces Avani 2 Condominiums at Metrogate

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto by Tridel and Graziani + Corazza Architects
January 9, 2015 1:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel has begun marketing the sixth tower at their Metrogate community site on the north side of Highway 401 at Kennedy Road in Scarborough. To be called Avani 2, the building will be the ... read more

Ryerson Symposium: Designing the Architect

Ryerson University, architecture symposium
January 9, 2015 12:18 pm | by Editor | Comments
New methods and technologies are redefining what it is to be an architect in the modern age. With the role of architects constantly evolving to reflect changing times, so must our interpretation ... read more

Residences of 488 University Avenue Selling Briskly

The Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
January 9, 2015 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been about 5 months since the launch of Amexon Development Corporation's The Residences of 488 University Avenue. Since launching to the public at the beginning of ... read more

Toronto Urban Land Institute Hosting Pan Am Village Panel

Pan Am Village, West Don Lands, DundeeKilmer Developments, Toronto
January 9, 2015 10:18 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Toronto Urban Land Institute is organizing a panel discussion about the Pan Am Village, currently under construction in the West Don Lands, east of downtown Toronto. The panel aims to take an ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a month on the job, Rob Ford criticizes Tory’s performance; TTC streetcars slowly coming back on line; Unfinished Brampton ‘monster’ home remains in limbo; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Museum Station

Photo of the Day, TTC, Museum Station, Toronto
January 9, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1963, the TTC's Museum Station is situated just below the Royal Ontario Museum at Bloor and Queens Park. The station underwent a Diamond Schmitt Architects-led revitalization, which was ... read more

Streetcar's Carlaw and Taylor Condos Rising In Leslieville

The Carlaw under construction in Toronto by Streetcar Developments
January 8, 2015 4:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It was in October of 2014 when we last looked in on a pair of projects now under construction by Streetcar Developments in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood. Side-by-side on Dundas Street East ... read more

Years of Work Revealed as Union Station Gets Unwrapped

Detail of work on Union Station's limestone work, Toronto
January 8, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely and patiently following the large-scale revitalization of Union Station over the past few years, as almost every aspect of the station is being modernized or restored for the ... read more

Abacus Lofts Adding a Futuristic Touch to Dundas Street West

Abacus Lofts, Quadrangle Architects, RAW, DAZ, 59 Project Management, Dundas
January 8, 2015 1:45 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In a strategy of intensification of its main avenues, Toronto is seeing more and more mid-rise buildings adding density—and sometimes even character—to streets and neighbourhoods whose urban ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Sam the Record Man

Throwback Thursday, Sam the Record Man, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto
January 8, 2015 10:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now long gone, but not forgotten by most Torontonians, is the former Sam The Record Man store at Yonge and Gould Streets in Downtown Toronto. Sam Sniderman moved his iconic record store to its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cold knocks out 25 TTC streetcars ahead of rush-hour commute; Mayor Tory wants cold weather alerts to be ‘more pro-active and flexible’; Porter said near deal to sell ... read more