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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crane on top of downtown building finally ready to come down; Council approves King St. pilot to prioritize streetcars, but bows to taxi industry; GTA housing prices drop ... read more

Photo of the Day: 510 in Motion

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 510 Spadina, streetcar, TTC
July 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of streetcars in motion. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Paul Flynn, this long exposure view shows two of the TTC's Flexity Outlook streetcars on the 510 ... read more

High-Rise Proposal Surfaces Following Contentious Demolition

2444 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Main and Main, architectsAlliance
July 6, 2017 4:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Six months before an application was filed with the City of Toronto, the Midtown site at the southwest corner of Yonge and Roselawn was already a wellspring of controversy. In January of this ... read more

Corner Suites Tempt at Stafford's Downsview Park Townhomes

Luxury Townhome Collection, Downsview Park, Toronto, by Stafford Developments
July 6, 2017 4:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Taking over part of the former Stanley Greene Canadian Forces housing complex just south of Downsview Park, Stafford Developments is introducing new luxury housing to Toronto. Taking on one of the ... read more

130 QQE Nearing Final Height at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
July 6, 2017 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction is in the process of creating new residential and employment lands in Toronto's nascent East Bayfront district. Among the pioneering developments set to prime the new ... read more

Period of Flux: GTA Home Sales Decline as New Listings Increase

GTA housing market, TREB report, Toronto, real estate
July 6, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the weeks since the provincial government introduced Ontario's Fair Housing Plan to curb an overheated housing market, the effects of the new policy are being felt in the Greater Toronto Area ... read more

Kingsett Capital's 475 Yonge Redesigned in Latest Submission

475 Yonge by Quadrangle Architects for Kingsett Capital, Toronto
July 6, 2017 12:02 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A little over a year has passed since KingSett Capital first submitted their proposal to redevelop the Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown Hotel site at 475 Yonge Street. One of ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Corus Quay

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, George Brown College, Corus Quay
July 6, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers one of the pioneering developments in Toronto's East Bayfront district. Before Sugar Beach and the Waterfront promenade transformed the area into a people ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Twitter bike cop forced to tone it down, but bike lane campaign could get a boost; Are Laneway Suites a Solution to Toronto’s Housing Crisis?; Opponents lose ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada 150 Fireworks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, rubber duck, waterfront, fireworks, Canada 150
July 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This year's Canada Day marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and a number of large-scale fireworks displays were enjoyed around the country during the recent long weekend to celebrate the ... read more

New Plans Reveal Massive Scope of 9-Tower Pinnacle Etobicoke

5415 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer
July 5, 2017 6:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of Kipling Station, plans have been submitted for what is now a nine-tower community, with a new—and much taller—height peak of 56 storeys. Developed by Pinnacle International, the 'Pinnacle ... read more

Integral Man: Music, Math, and Architecture Meet in Rosedale

Integral House from street level, image via GAT
July 5, 2017 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The camera looks at—and out of—buildings, but seldom really inhabits them. It's an obvious problem; how do you express the three-dimensional quality of space on a two-dimensional screen? I pose ... read more

36-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at Yonge and Soudan

2161 Yonge Street, Tribute Communities, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
July 5, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is poised to grow taller yet again as new high-rise development proposals continue to challenge the neighbourhood skyline. The latest proposal comes from ... read more

Construction Continues at 101 St Clair and Blue Diamond Condos

One O One, Imperial Plaza 2, Camrost-Felcorp, OneSpace Unlimited
July 5, 2017 3:14 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Work continues on both 101 St. Clair West (now known as 'One O One') and at the Blue Diamond condos at Avenue Road and St. Clair in Midtown Toronto. Both projects are developed by Camrost ... read more

Cladding Installation Sealing Off Arthaus Residences in Ottawa

DevMcGill, Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa
July 5, 2017 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This weekend's Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa brought countless people in from around the country to celebrate the century and a half since Confederation, many discovering the city for the ... read more

180 Sheppard East Condo Redesigned in Latest SPA Submission

180 Sheppard Avenue East, HOK Architects, Marpake Holdings Limited, Toronto
July 5, 2017 10:00 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Initially proposed in May of 2013, a 7-storey mixed-use condominium designed by Teeple Architects for Monocle Developments at 180 Sheppard Avenue East contained 22 residential ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario economy too dependent on housing ‘bubble,’ new study warns; Ford's streetcar study would be costly, ineffective; Foreign buyers account for 5% of home sales in ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Duck

Photo of the Day, Toronto, giant rubber duck, waterfront
July 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows off the giant rubber duck that appeared in Toronto Harbour for the Canada Day long weekend and Redpath Watefront Festival. Submitted by Marcus Mitanis, this ... read more

Trump Tower: Long-Awaited Rebranding Introduces St. Regis

Trump Residences Toronto, by Zeidler Partnership Architects
July 4, 2017 5:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Independence Day. As our friends south of the border celebrate the Fourth of July, Toronto's skyline is readying for its own deliverance, with the Trump name finally set to be removed from the ... read more

Progress On Monde's Exterior Reveals Rarely Seen Details

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Great Gulf, Quadrangle, Toronto
July 4, 2017 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction presses on at the site of Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, a 44-storey condominium tower now rising above Queens Quay East in Toronto's emerging East Bayfront district. ... read more