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Menkes' LCBO Lands Proposal Presented to Design Review Panel

Looking northeast towards the LCBO Tower at 100 Queens Quay East, Toronto
November 24, 2016 2:20 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday, Waterfront Toronto's Design Review Panel conducted a meeting for the LCBO Lands proposal at 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East and 100 Queens Quay East. The 11.5-acre site, recently purchased ... read more

"Help Us Build Ontario" Infrastructure Minister Urges Businesses

Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, speaking at the Canadian Cl
November 24, 2016 10:58 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, dropped by the Canadian Club of Toronto at lunch time Wednesday to urge Ontario entrepreneurs to assume a greater role in building Ontario. He ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Southwest Corner of Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge Dundas, Eaton Centre, Toronto
November 24, 2016 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Eaton Centre has been subject to some major changes over the past several years, including the loss of its namesake flagship department store. After being purchased out of bankruptcy by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tory set to announce tolls on the DVP and Gardiner; Tory's road toll is bold, risky — and should be applauded by Toronto; Report details plans for low-income Toronto transit fares; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Picasso Condos

Photo of the Day, Picasso Condos, Teeple, Mattamy, Goldman, Toronto
November 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of a new Teeple Architects-designed landmark in Toronto's Entertainment District. Submitted to the Picasso Condos Forum thread by contributor ... read more

Adaptive Reuse Proposals Breathe New Life into Old City Hall

November 23, 2016 5:46 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s Old City Hall, by virtue of its location at the intersection of Queen and Bay streets, is a civic monument even if it cannot easily be explored. Though a life of crime is highly ... read more

Ford, Brexit, Trump: Shaping Inclusive Cities in a Polarized World

The Ridley Road Market in 2005, image by Tarquin Binary, via Wikimedia Commons
November 23, 2016 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What shapes the city? "Two weeks ago I would've had a different answer," Richard Florida admitted, reflecting on the results of a U.S. Presidential election that's reverberating through our ... read more

Province Set To Update Outdated Municipal Legislation

Queen's Park, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 23, 2016 4:42 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
To modernize municipal legislation, the Province of Ontario is proposing key changes that would grant municipalities a higher degree of autonomy through amendments to the Municipal Act (MA), the ... read more

Urban Capital's Smart House Growing From the Ground Up

Smart House site on September 15, 2016, Toronto, P1 columns reach grade
November 23, 2016 2:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It has long felt like Toronto's Queen West retail strip is somewhat disconnected from the city around it. That's not strictly true, but years ago the stretch of Queen between John and Spadina ... read more

IIDEXCanada: Design + Architecture Expo Returns to Toronto

IIDEXCanada 2015-2016
November 23, 2016 11:09 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Billed as "Canada's National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference," this year's IIDEXCanada returns to Toronto on November 30th and Deember 1st. Held at the Metro Toronto ... read more

Explainer: Elegant Decay

Elegant decay of Lisbon, image by Flickr user Stephen Robinson
November 23, 2016 10:06 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
It is often thought that the preservation of an historic structure would help retain its value. However, this week's 'Explainer' provides an overview of the concept of Elegant Decay, a phenomenon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report on Canada's National Housing Strategy misses mark for millennials, advocate says; Report on future of Old City Hall takes inspiration from world's largest ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Sunrise

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Sunrise
November 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood continues to change with the addition of new high-rise developments. Cresford's Casa II Condos is the latest project to top out in the area, with cladding ... read more

Ryerson City Building Institute Looks at Re-Use for Old City Hall

Old City Hall, Toronto
November 22, 2016 3:55 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Ryerson University's City Building Institute has released a report (PDF here) discussing potential uses for Toronto's Old City Hall, set to become vacant in 2021 when the lease for the municipal ... read more

Average Toronto Home Prices Decline in October

Average Toronto Home Prices Decline in October, Toronto, GTA
November 22, 2016 1:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
According to a new report released by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the average price of a new Toronto home declined in October. While there was an overall ... read more

Bilateral Funding Propels Downsview Park's Aerospace Campus

Centennial College: Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, Toronto
November 22, 2016 12:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Reinventing a hub of mid-century aerospace innovation, Downsview Park's new Aerospace Campus will see Toronto's former de Havilland aircraft plant adapted to become part of a new educational ... read more

9-Storey Midrise Evolves at Danforth and Greenwood Avenue

The Greenwood, Kirkor Architects, Toronto, Sierra Building Group, Fortress RDI
November 22, 2016 11:42 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The distinct character of Danforth Avenue may be best known for its predominantly low-rise built form of 2 and 3-storey buildings. While the west end of Danforth is the popular and densely built ... read more

UofT: Daniels Faculty Announces 2016 B.E.S.T Lecture

By Aaron Einstein (Aaron Lloyd) - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/
November 22, 2016 10:19 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced this year's B.E.S.T lecture, featuring speaker David Fortin. Held at the Faculty Club on November ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
14 years ago the subway line to nowhere opened; Scarborough real estate agent campaigns for de-amalgamation; Please Council, Don’t Make the Same Revenue Tools Mistakes You ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Plaza Residences

Photo of the Day, Harbour Plaza Residences, Toronto
November 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows the impressive skyline impact of the new Harbour Plaza Residences condominium towers in Toronto's South Core area. Submitted to the project's Forum thread ... read more