CityAge: Jay Walder Talks Bike Sharing and Urban Complexity

CityAge, Jay Walder, Motivate, Bike Share, Toronto, Transit
October 7, 2016 2:10 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Jay Walder does not want you to sell your bike. Nor, for that matter, does the CEO of the bike sharing company Motivate plan to replace rail and bus lines. The former New York City, London, and ... read more

ACO NextGen Charrette Tackles Future of Wellington Destructor

ACO NextGen, Wellington Destructor, Toronto
October 7, 2016 1:05 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
On a rainy Saturday morning, around 30 students and young professionals gathered at the corner of Bathurst and Fort York to begin a walking tour that kicked off the 5th Annual ACO NextGen Design ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Amenities at Lake & East in Oakville

Lake & East Condominiums, Oakville, by Engine Developments, 5467896
October 7, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The marketing of Lake & East Condos, a striking addition to Oakville's Bronte Village area, continues to reveal new details about the upcoming project from Engine ... read more

CityAge: Regional Infrastructure Key to Building Innovation Hub

CityAge, Toronto, Mississauga, Transit, Kitchener
October 7, 2016 11:10 am | by David Rudin | Comments
As growth in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area moves outside of Downtown Toronto, and manufacturing gives way to other forms of economic activity, the regional planning debate has less to do ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Business is booming at Pearson, but transit is not; How Toronto and the GTA are battling urban sprawl; Why Ridesharing Isn’t a Substitute for Investing in Transit; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York

Photo of the Day, Ten York, Tridel, Toronto
October 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As it rises higher above the intersection of York and Harbour Streets, Tridel's Ten York is now having an impact on the growing skyline of Toronto's South Core district. Submitted to the ... read more

4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel

4800 Yonge St., Menkes Developments, Turner Fleischer, Arquitectonica
October 6, 2016 5:56 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
There was only one development application assessed at the October 4th meeting of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP), when Menkes' 4800 Yonge Street, designed by Arquitectonica and Turner ... read more

Province Proposing Changes to Ontario Municipal Board

Ontario Municipal Board, OMB, Toronto
October 6, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the past few years, Toronto City Councillors including Kristyn Wong-Tam, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Pam McConnell, and Josh Matlow have been taking a stance against the Ontario Municipal Board ... read more

Ryerson University Unveils New Public Realm Plan

Ryerson University, public realm plan, Toronto
October 6, 2016 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Taking cues from the great universities of the world and building on a 2008 Campus Master Plan, Ryerson University has embarked on a long-term plan to upgrade the institution's public spaces. To ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Amenity Spaces at Alterra's 159SW

Library/conference area at 159SW Condos, image courtesy of Alterra
October 6, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over a week ago, the first interior rendering for Alterra Group of Companies' 159SW Condos gave us a glimpse into the building's contemporary U31-designed lobby space, and ... read more

The Lights Come On at Streetcar's Restored Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Streetcar Developments, ERA Architects, Toronto, Riverside
October 6, 2016 10:30 am | by David Rudin | Comments
The Broadview Hotel, until recently home to one of Toronto’s last licensed strip clubs, was itself stripped of its temporary drapes on Wednesday when scaffolding on the corner of Broadview and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Financial District

Throwback Thursday, Financial District, Toronto
October 6, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as the heart of Canada's economy, Toronto's Financial District has been in a constant state of metamorphosis for decades as new investment continues to pour into the district. A handful of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto City Council votes to study John Tory’s rail-deck park; Toronto home sales are still rising as Vancouver’s drop; Province proposes limiting powers of Ontario ... read more

Photo of the Day: City View

View north over Toronto's Entertainment District, image by Jonathan Castellino
October 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, today's Photo of the Day features an impressive view of the Toronto cityscape. Captured from atop Theatre Park on ... read more

Touring Deloitte's Podium at the New Bay Adelaide Centre East

Deloitte, Bay Adelaide Centre East, Brookfield Property Partners
October 5, 2016 5:50 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Rising 44 storeys on the northwest corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets in Toronto's Financial Core stands Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East. Largely completed in late 2015 with ... read more

CityAge: Bonnie Crombie Wants Politics Out of Transit Planning

Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga, GTHA, Transit, Infrastructure, CityAge
October 5, 2016 3:36 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
“Regionally integrated transit is necessary,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie tells me. “We all have different zone rates and that should be unified.” On the verge of commuting through these ... read more

Ontario Announces New Funding to End Urban Homelessness

October 5, 2016 2:30 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
The Province of Ontario has increased its efforts to end homelessness by providing new funding for municipalities through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative. Chris Ballard, Ontario's ... read more

TTC to start One-Person Train Operation on Sheppard Line 4

Driver's Cab, One-Person Train Operation, Sheppard Subway, Toronto
October 5, 2016 12:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto Transit Commission passengers aboard Line 4 (Sheppard) trains may notice a distinct difference when they board this Sunday, October 9. That's when the TTC starts its "one-person train ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
October 5, 2016 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demand for new homes remains high in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village, where a phalanx of planned and under-construction condominium towers are building on the area's established charm while ... read more

Explainer: Manhattanization

October 5, 2016 10:58 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' looks at the term 'Manhattanization', a high-rise densification phenomenon that has been referred to when talking up many city downtown growth spurts across the globe, ... read more