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Second Crane Up as Work Progresses at Daniels' Wesley Tower

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, The Daniels Corporation, Rafael + Bigauskas
May 8, 2018 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is kicking into high gear at the City Centre Drive and Confederation Parkway site of Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre in Mississauga. Work on the 19 and ... read more

Contract Awarded for Building Finch West LRT Line

Rendering of Finch West LRT station
May 8, 2018 11:55 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The project to build the Finch West light rail transit line in northwest Toronto passed a major milestone Monday, May 7 when provincial government agencies and a successful proponent signed a ... read more

Plaza Midtown Towers Come With New Yonge-Eglinton Area Park

Plaza Midtown, Quadrangle, Plaza, Toronto
May 8, 2018 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past several months, we've taken a look at the architecture, amenities, and design tweaks for Plaza Midtown, a Quadrangle-designed development for Plaza set to add two ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This is what Brampton could look like in 2040; Mayor John Tory promises rapid transit for Malvern despite funding uncertainty; Governor-General’s Medals award the best new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Carlton-College Canyon

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, College, Carlton, YC Condos
May 8, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us above Carlton Street, just east of Yonge in Downtown Toronto. In this west-facing view from Forum contributor steveve, we are shown the canyon-like streetwall of ... read more

Resubmitted Plans Reveal Quadrangle Design for 170 Spadina

170 Spadina, condos, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 7, 2018 5:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto has received an application for Site Plan Approval for a revised redevelopment plan for 170 Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen. The site was first brought to market in ... read more

54-Storey Condo Proposal at 250 University Heritage Building

250 University Avenue, Northam Realty Advisors, IBI Group, Toronto
May 7, 2018 3:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 1958-built, 8-storey office building on the southwest corner of Queen and University in Downtown Toronto could soon sprout a new high-rise condominium tower. A late April application ... read more

New Funding To Advance Several Rapid Transit Projects

Mayor Tory, Premier Wynn sign transit memorandum of understanding
May 7, 2018 12:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last year, Mayor John Tory famously declared, "It is time that… I stop being treated, as a little boy going up to Queen’s Park in short pants to say, ‘Please, could you help me out with ... read more

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza's Wedge-Shaped Top Now Evident

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
May 7, 2018 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After over three years of construction on a tight site in Toronto's posh Yorkville neighbourhood, the cantilevered top floors of Camrost-Felcorp's 40-storey Cumberland at Yorkville ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx Mulls Fare System Changes; Inside Sun Life Financial’s new high-tech office on the water; TTC buses now serving Bluffer’s Park in Scarborough; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville, rainbow
May 7, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunrise view of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured by Forum contributor Benito, this east-facing view from The Uptown Residences shows a faint ... read more

29-Storey Residential Tower Proposed Near Yonge and Finch

15 Holmes Avenue, Toronto, designed by IBI Group for Capital Developments
May 4, 2018 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal by Capital Developments seeks to replace a group of townhomes just southeast of Toronto's Yonge and Finch intersection with a new residential tower. The application seeks ... read more

Hariri Pontarini-Designed Low-Rise Proposed for 12 Ossington

12 Ossington, Toronto, designed by Hariri Pontarini for Hullmark
May 4, 2018 12:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto developer Hullmark is proposing to bring a four-storey commercial and retail development to Ossington Avenue, just north of Queen Street. We first discussed the 12 Ossington ... read more

Heritage Toronto Launches 2018 Tour Season

Heritage Toronto Launches 2018 Tour Season
May 4, 2018 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just in time for the arrival of warm weather, Heritage Toronto is kicking off their 2018 tour season with a series of walks across the city, running until October. Sponsored by TD Bank Group, this ... read more

Feds Announce $13.2bn Fund for Affordable Housing

National Housing Strategy, National Housing Co-Investment Funds, Canada
May 4, 2018 10:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of their previously-announced National Housing Strategy (NHS), the federal government revealed this week a new $13.2-billion National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) that will provide ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Details on Sidewalk Labs’ waterfront tech district remain fuzzy; Rosedale apartment proposal sparks war between residents and developer; St. Clair West public art installation ... read more

Photo of the Day: Grid Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Grid Condos, CentreCourt, IBI Group
May 4, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of CentreCourt Developments' Grid Condos, a 50-storey IBI Group-designed condominium tower at Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection. Submitted ... read more

King Street Public Space Design Competition Winners Announced

Everyone is King, King Street Transit Pilot, King Street, Toronto
May 3, 2018 4:48 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The City of Toronto has released its plan for new public space installations within the King Street Transit Pilot area, including the results of a design-build competition announced in the winter ... read more

Dream Office REIT Proposes 52 Storeys at 250 Dundas West

250 Dundas West, IBI Group, Dream Unlimited, Toronto
May 3, 2018 3:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application by Dream Office REIT is seeking rezoning to permit a 52-storey mixed-use project at 250 Dundas West, just west of University Avenue in Downtown Toronto, currently ... read more

Menkes’ The Eglinton Nears Final Height in Midtown

The Eglinton, Menkes, Toronto, Giannone Petricone Associates
May 3, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area gets plenty of attention on UrbanToronto, with several new high-rise additions helping to create a neighbourhood skyline that rivals the Downtowns of many ... read more