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Further Details Emerge For 80-Storey Proposal at 8 Elm Street

July 14, 2016 11:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following yesterday's first glimpse at the 80-storey tower proposed for 8 Elm Street, official submission documents have now come online, giving us a more complete overview of the project. Planned ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas, Toronto
July 14, 2016 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sometimes called the "Times Square of Canada" for better or for worse, the Yonge-Dundas intersection and the adjacent public square are marked by a constantly evolving tapestry of glittering ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates at two more stations; City council votes down motion to build Scarborough LRT network; Digital billboard plan has Leaside opponents ... read more

Photo of the Day: 425 Avenue Road

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Uno Prii, Avenue Road
July 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Estonian born architect Uno Prii designed some of the most well known residential buildings in Toronto. Known for his bold interpretation of Modernism, Prii's designs still capture the attention ... read more

Toronto Council Backs Key Aspects of City's 15 Year Transit Plan

Scarborough funding map
July 13, 2016 11:09 pm | by David Brake | Comments
After an at-times rancorous day-long debate dominated by debate over the Scarborough subway, Toronto's Council voted by sizeable majorities for several of the key planks of the City's transit plan ... read more

80-Storey Residential Tower Proposed at 8 Elm Street

A worm's eye view of the tower, image via David Oikawa
July 13, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: A more detailed report is now available here. As reported by City of Toronto planner David Oikawa via Twitter, a rezoning application has been tabled to allow an 80-storey ... read more

49-Storey Tower Proposed for the Distillery District

31 Parliament Street, Arquitectonica, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 13, 2016 4:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the first addition of residential density in the late 1990s and the subsequent early-2000s revitalization of Toronto's Distillery District, the National Historic Site has been populated ... read more

Alexandra Park: SQ Takes Shape with Sales Underway for SQ2

SQ at Alexandra Square, by the City of Toronto, TCHC, Tridel, Teeple
July 13, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Regent Park's high-profile transformation continues to the east of Downtown Toronto, the rebuild of Alexandra Park is quickly progressing to the west of Downtown. Just northwest of the Queen ... read more

Pride of Canada Carousel Spins Up in Downtown Markham

Pride of Canada Carousel, Downtown Markham
July 13, 2016 2:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two weeks ago—just before Canada Day—a new community centrepiece powered up for the first time in the heart of Markham’s emerging Downtown, on Birchmount Road north of Enterprise Boulevard. ... read more

Explainer: Office Space Classifications

Explainer: Office Space Classifications
July 13, 2016 1:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's edition of Explainer discusses the three different classifications for office space as designated by The Building Owners and Managers Association. The highest classification ... read more

Upper Beach Club Condo Proposed on Kingston Road

Upper Beach Club Condominiums, Mutual Development Corporation, Onespace
July 13, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a November 2015 site plan application, a recent re-submission to the City of Toronto Planning Department along with new marketing material is providing a look at a proposed mid-rise ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former mayor Mel Lastman laments Scarborough subway extension; Making sense of the TTC’s new fare rules; Mayor Tory expected to support Karygiannis move to extend Sheppard ... read more

Photo of the Day: East from John Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
July 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, presents a view of Downtown Toronto captured from 50 John Street in the Entertainment ... read more

Entertainment District Site Identified for New Ward 20 Park

The site, looking northeast from Nelson Street, image retrieved via Google Maps
July 12, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
No, it's probably not going to be a condo. Following weeks of speculation, the vacant lot at 229 Richmond Street West has been identified as the potential site of a new Toronto Ward 20 park. ... read more

Tarion Warranty Corporation Launches Redesigned Website

Tarion Warranty Corporation Launches Redesigned Website
July 12, 2016 1:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being founded by the provincial government back in 1976, Tarion Warranty Corporation has been Ontario’s official home building industry regulator, protecting new home buyers’ purchases with ... read more

Scale Model Reveals Details of Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
July 12, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we were provided a sneak peek at the presentation centre for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley, a 28-storey, Core Architects-designed condominium tower in Toronto's ... read more

Huge Amenity Terrace takes Spotlight at Islington Terrace

Islington Terrace, Toronto, by Tridel, Kirkor Architects Planners
July 12, 2016 10:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At 45, 38, and 35 storeys, Tridel's Islington Terrace community is introducing a bold influx of density to Toronto's Bloor and Islington area. As one of the largest residential developments in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former Toronto hostel finds room for change; TTC to require Presto cards from age 6 to help weed out teen cheaters; A primer on the seven-stop Scarborough LRT; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: CityPlace and the Gardiner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CiyPlace, Gardiner Expressway
July 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dave Jackson, features an aerial perspective of Toronto's CityPlace/Bathurst-Fort York neighbourhood. This ... read more

Revised CityPlace School & Community Centre Impresses at DRP

ZAS Architects, City of Toronto, Block 31, 20 Brunel Court, TDSB, TCDSB, Toronto
July 11, 2016 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of the final pieces of the puzzle for Toronto's CityPlace neighbourhood is working its way through the planning process, as a new community and education centre is proposed for the vacant ... read more