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Toronto Streets Transformed into Paved Parks for Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO
August 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two of Downtown Toronto's most important thoroughfares were transformed into "paved parks" over the weekend, as Open Streets TO returned for another year with the first of two events meant to ... read more

Putting Enigma on the Park in Context with Aerial Site Views

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
August 17, 2015 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the sales centre relocated, the Bloor and Lansdowne area site of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park is primed for the start of construction. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto HOV lanes disappear, but Gardiner construction reappears; Meet the photographers capturing our city; Why Boston said no to the 2024 Olympic Games (and what that means for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Citigroup Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Citigroup Place, Front Street
August 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1983, Citigroup Place rises 20 storeys above Front Street West. The building's location at the foot of University Avenue makes it a highly visible and easily recognizable landmark for ... read more

Allied Breathes New Life into Restored Global Backpackers Site

Allied Properties, Gensler, Global Backpackers Hostel, 460 King West, Toronto
August 14, 2015 3:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
For many years, the vibrant blue, white, and pink of the Global Backpackers Hostel had become an eyesore at the intersection of King Street West and Spadina Avenue, but a recent project by Allied ... read more

Scale Model Reveals Design Features for Tridel's Islington Terrace

Islington Terrace, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
August 14, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major new addition is gearing up to transform the Bloor and Islington area of Toronto, as sales progress for the first phase of Tridel's Islington Terrace. Designed by Kirkor ... read more

CBRE Releases Q2 2015 Office Report

CBRE Q2 2015 Office  Report
August 14, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their second quarter figures for the Toronto commercial real estate market, with the numbers revealing increased vacancy rates in Class A office space, as major tenants relocate ... read more

Capturing Union Station's GO Bay Concourse Before It Transforms

Old-school way-finding signage, GO Bay Concourse at Toronto's Union Station
August 14, 2015 11:52 am | by Vik Pahwa | Comments
Union Station's GO Bay Concourse closes this Saturday for two years. When it reopens — after being completely gutted, dug down, and rebuilt — it will look much like the new GO York Concourse on ... read more

Previewing the Model Suite for North Star's ConneXion

ConneXion, North Star Homes, TACT Architecture, Toronto
August 14, 2015 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The onsite presentation centre for North Star Homes' townhome development 'ConneXion' is now open at 26 Fieldway Road in Toronto's Six Points area, within walking distance of Islington ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 9:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It’s been 12 years – where were you when the lights went out?; 'TORONTO' sign moves to temporary new spot at Nathan Phillips Square; Activist calls for hold on Toronto waterfront ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Hour Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, skyline
August 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline continues to grow with new high-rise developments popping up all around the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

Playground Meets Public Art at New Exhibition Place Splash Pad

Exhibition Place Splash Pad, City of Toronto, terraplan
August 13, 2015 6:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the Pan Am Games having come and gone, and the Parapan Am Games coming to a close in a couple of days, Toronto's summer spectacles are nearly behind us, leaving in their wake an opportunity ... read more

EY Tower Quickly Rising in Financial District

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pederson Fox, WZMH Architects, Toronto
August 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Located in the heart of the Financial District, Oxford Properties' EY Tower is rapidly taking shape at the corner of Sheppard Street and Adelaide Street West. The 900,000-square-foot, 40-storey ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Continues Above and Below Grade

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto by Metrolinx, Crosstown Transit Solutions
August 13, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The long-anticipated construction of the Crosstown LRT line has witnessed substantial activity lately, as the largest Public Private Partnership (P3) in Canadian history continues to make its mark ... read more

Podium of Concert's 88 Scott to Feature Offices and Retail

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
August 13, 2015 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction progresses on the podium levels of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, we are now learning more about the retail, restaurant, and commercial office space that will be included ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Mill Street

Throwback Thursday, Mill Street, Distillery District, Toronto
August 13, 2015 9:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The early-2000s restoration of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery into a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination was the first of many recent changes to the historic site near ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Running hot and cold at City Hall; Is Queens Quay West too confusing?; Regent Park’s newest piece of public art has stories to tell; and more news... Running hot and ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, urban, St. Lawrence Hall
August 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by architect William Thomas in the Renaissance Revival style of architecture, St. Lawrence Hall was completed in 1850, and has since stood proud at the southwest corner of King Street ... read more

Interiors Impress at Time Development Group's Danforth Square

Danforth Square, Kohn Partnership Architects, Time Development Group
August 12, 2015 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time Development Group's Danforth Square will be a major addition to the Warden and Danforth area of Scarborough, bringing 300 new homes to the neighbourhood, including condos starting ... read more

Public Input Sought on Toronto Ward Boundary Changes

Drawing the Lines, Toronto
August 12, 2015 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto has undertaken a study to review the boundaries of Toronto's 44 municipal wards, seeking to ensure that all Toronto residents are equally represented by City Councillors. The ... read more