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City to Combat Congestion with Travel-Time Data Management

King Street traffic from above, image by Jack Landau
May 12, 2017 10:20 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
Toronto has long been known for its bad traffic, chronically ranking among the worst cities in North America by average commute. Despite City-led efforts to alleviate congestion, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx to buy vehicles from Bombardier competitor; Ontario’s Greenbelt architect launches defence of anti-sprawl policies; A new low for the Scarborough Subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk on the Waterfront

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, waterfront, dusk
May 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Ireland Park at the foot of Bathurst Street, for a dusk scene from Toronto's waterfront. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Dustin William, this long ... read more

Scarborough Residents Frustrated With Subway Plans

Extension plans for TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre, Toronto
May 11, 2017 4:50 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
If you thought everything would be sunshine and roses for Scarborough transit riders after Toronto City Council approved extending the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway to ... read more

Census: New Report Charts Evolving Housing and Living Trends

The changing and unchanging urban fabric of Toronto, image by Jack Landau
May 11, 2017 4:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
With the return of the long form Census in 2016, comprehensive population data once again offers a fuller picture of Toronto's residents and the places in which they live. From the scale of the ... read more

The Rose Club Set to Join Yonge & Eglinton Neighbourhood

The Rose Club by Drew Mandel Architects for UrbanQuest Inc. Toronto
May 11, 2017 2:47 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
High density projects have been hitting the Yonge & Eglinton corridor especially hard over the past few years. While many of these are for tall mixed-use residential towers or infill ... read more

Site Preparation Underway at Lindvest's Sonic Condos

Sonic, SuperSonic, Lindvest, NAK, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
May 11, 2017 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development is intensifying along the future route of Toronto's new Crosstown LRT in advance of the line's 2021 opening. Just southeast of the future Science Centre Station at Don Mills and ... read more

Previewing the Penthouse Suites at Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
May 11, 2017 10:56 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At seven storeys, the Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed Avenue & Park—located just north of Lawrence on Avenue Road—can be easy to miss amidst the high-rise towers re-shaping Toronto. ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, George Brown College, Hospitality
May 11, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to 300 Adelaide Street East for a view of a recent addition to George Brown College's St. James Campus. Back on May 28th, 2008, construction was in progress ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough residents question why subway plan gives them just one new stop; Inching Ahead on Subway Plans; Toronto needs to find more money or spend less; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from Humber Bay Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Humber Bay Park, Etobicoke
May 11, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Humber Bay Park remains a popular spot for photographers to capture the Toronto skyline, offering unobstructed city views across Humber Bay. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to our Flickr Pool ... read more

The Well: Retailers and Offices to Anchor Mixed-Use Community

The Well, HPA, AAA, BDP Architects, aA, Diamond Corp, Allied, RioCan, Toronto
May 10, 2017 5:50 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over a month ago, UrbanToronto published a story on the phasing strategy for construction at The Well, a massive new mixed-use and master-planned project for Downtown Toronto at the ... read more

Long Anticipated Gardiner Off-Ramp Teardown Making Progress

May 10, 2017 4:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A patch of dirt and gravel that has spent over half a century in the shadow of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp is now seeing its first sunlight since the mid-1960s. The spiral ... read more

The One Approved at OMB, Now 2 Storeys Taller

The top of the east elevation of the tower, image courtesy of Mizrahi Developmen
May 10, 2017 3:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The One, a Foster + Partners and Core Architects-designed skyscraper planned for the southwest corner of Bloor and Yonge streets in Downtown Toronto, now has the green light from the Ontario ... read more

Re-Imagined Grange Park Approaches July 8th Unveiling

Grange Park, Toronto, by PFS Studios, Thinc Design
May 10, 2017 1:15 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
It has been a couple of months since we last provided an update on Toronto's ongoing Grange Park revitalization. Scheduled to formally re-open on July 8th—with fences coming down for a ... read more

New Office Development Progressing Near Finch West Station

University Heights Professional and Medical Centre, Haven, ACK Architects
May 10, 2017 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project on track to open this December, a handful of new developments are being built in northwestern Toronto and southern Vaughan in ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Davisville School Replacement

Davisville Jr. Public School, Toronto, Snyder Architects, TDSB
May 10, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application for Site Plan Approval has put the wheels in motion for the replacement of Davisville Jr. Public School and Spectrum Alternative School, just east of Yonge Street and a short walk ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory threatens to block subway extension unless province pays for relief line; RBC building in downtown Toronto to be closed for six months; ROM to reopen ... read more

Photo of the Day: AGO Staircase

Photo of the Day, Toronto, AGO, Frank Gehry
May 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Led by architect Frank Gehry, the 2004-2008 renovation of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) transformed the aesthetic of the institution while creating new gallery space. Submitted to our Flickr ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 2: Villiers Island, The Area's New Heart

Villiers Island Precinct Plan, Urban Strategies, Toronto, Port Lands
May 9, 2017 5:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Last week, we explored the proposed planning framework that detailed the preferred plan for the future development of Toronto's Port Lands. Concurrent to the drafting of this framework, a Villiers ... read more