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Topping Off December 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off December 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
January 2, 2018 10:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up December 2017's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due; Bombardier failed to meet revised target for streetcar delivery in 2017, TTC says; How well did you know Toronto in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sam Sign Over Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Sam the Record Man
January 2, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A relic of Yonge Street's past re-emerged over Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto last month, though the once-loved Sam The Record Man signage's new configuration and execution have been met with a ... read more

Happy Holidays From UrbanToronto!

Happy Holidays from UrbanToronto
December 22, 2017 3:30 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With another busy year of city building coming to a close, we'd like to wish all of our readers a safe and happy holiday season! UrbanToronto's offices will be closed until January 2nd while our ... read more

33 Parliament Proposal Appears Before Design Review Panel

33 and 37 Parliament, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Graywood Developments
December 22, 2017 2:22 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
A proposal for a 15 and 39-storey mixed use development at 33 and 37 Parliament—immediately adjacent to Toronto's Distillery District—has now appeared before the City's Design Review ... read more

Reimagining Yonge Study Progressing Toward 2018 Final Report

Looking north up Yonge Street opposite Mel Eastman Square, Toronto
December 22, 2017 1:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is at a crossroads when it comes to street design. Major projects across the city have been slowly transforming our streets over the past decade, and everyone seems to have an opinion on ... read more

Scarborough Condo Proposal Seeking Density Increase

December 22, 2017 12:28 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
An updated proposal has been received by the City of Toronto for 2180 Lawrence Avenue East. The project has evolved since October 2016 from several blocks of town homes with a 12-storey building ... read more

Approved Wilson Ave Development Site Resurfaces as Rental

228 Wilson Avenue, Verdiroc Development Corporation, CGL Architects, Toronto
December 22, 2017 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After being granted zoning approval by Toronto City Council back in 2014, Kartelle Corporation's plans for a 17-storey condominium tower at 228 Wilson Avenue stalled, and the site ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017 8:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier to miss revised year-end target for TTC streetcars; Flooding forces some tenants at landmark Toronto skyscraper to relocate; Toronto’s new subway stations: ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, First Canadian Place, sunset
December 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view from an upper level at First Canadian Place in Toronto's Financial District. Submitted to our Forum by contributor salsa, this shot faces over the ... read more

QuadReal Proposes New 64-Storey Tower at Commerce Court

Looking down at Commerce Court III, Toronto, by Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 21, 2017 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The QuadReal Property Group, a new company owned by bcIMC which consolidates "the assets and expertise of four seasoned players in the Canadian real estate investment and ... read more

Woodbine Racetrack Proposal Comes Up Short at DRP

Woodbine Entertainment Group, Woodbine Racetrack, CGL, Chris Dikeakos, Toronto
December 21, 2017 4:38 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Tucked away in the northwest corner of the city, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is looking to bring their Woodbine Racetrack to the forefront as one of Toronto's premiere destinations with a ... read more

Time-Lapse Condenses Years of Work at York University Station

York University Station, TYSSE, Foster + Partners, Arup Canada, Toronto
December 21, 2017 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past weekend's opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSEE) gave many in the region their first taste of Line 1's six new stations. In the days since the opening, York ... read more

Checking Out Plaza's Mississauga Square Sales Centre

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Bryon Patton
December 21, 2017 12:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With just a handful of units remaining, Plaza's Mississauga Square has been a hot seller since launching in mid-2017. The 33-storey Turner Fleischer Architects-designed ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

Throwback Thursday, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, TTC, TYSSE
December 21, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The December 17th opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) has brought the TTC's Line 1 subway to Vaughan, beyond Toronto's northern city limit. This week, we turn back the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tenants can now look up highrise building’s fire inspection reports online; CBC Museum in Toronto shutting its doors; No going back on King St. makeover; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial Core

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, King Street
December 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor lucci, who recently captured a set of evening shots from Toronto's Financial District. This shot faces north across King Street from ... read more

TAS Submits Plan to Remake Site Around Wellington Destructor

Looking north to 2 Tecumseth, Toronto, designed by KPMB Architects for TAS
December 20, 2017 5:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Development firm TAS has submitted an application to develop an irregularly shaped site on the west side of Downtown Toronto, just north of the rail corridor opposite Fort York and the ... read more

Work Starts with Shoring for Daniels DuEast in Regent Park

DuEast Condominiums, The Daniels Corporation, Regent Park, Core, Toronto
December 20, 2017 5:01 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Phase 3 is in full swing for the five-phase rebuild of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood, being led by private developer The Daniels Corporation working with the Toronto Community ... read more

4569 Kingston Road Condo Proposal Sees Design Revisions

4569 Kingston Road designed by Kohn Partnership Architects, Toronto
December 20, 2017 4:46 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A redesign of a proposed mid-rise development at 4569 Kingston Road in Scarborough has been submitted to Toronto Planning. Designed by Kohn Partnership Architects for the Mutual Development ... read more