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A Closer Look at ZEN King West's Lifestyle-Themed Amenities

ZEN King West, Toronto, CentreCourt, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, figure3
September 6, 2017 4:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of King and Strachan in Toronto's King West Village neighbourhood, CentreCourt Developments is bringing ZEN King West to the city's condo market. Last month we ... read more

York University Builds as December Subway Opening Approaches

York University, Toronto, Vaughan, Line 1, TYSSE
September 6, 2017 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The clock is ticking down to December 17, the recently-announced opening date of six new stations on the Yonge-University Line. The subway extension will make travel to and through the ... read more

Graywood's 250 Lawrence West Proposal Resubmitted to City

250 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Graywood Developments, Quadrangle
September 6, 2017 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans continue to advance for the proposed redevelopment of 250 Lawrence West, currently home to a Peter Dickinson-designed medical building. Revised documents were recently submitted to the ... read more

Trend of Declining Sales and Housing Prices Continues in Toronto

TREB, market report, resale housing, commercial market
September 6, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The term "soft landing" has been getting its fair share of airplay as the trend of declining housing prices and overall sales continues through summer in the Greater Toronto Area. According to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area average home price falls for 4th month; Spadina Subway extension from Toronto to York Region to open on December 17; TTC to spend $500K to measure subway air ... read more

Photo of the Day: Berczy Park Fountain

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Claude Cormier + Associés
September 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Jason Paris via Instagram, and features a view of the new dog-themed fountain at Toronto's Berczy Park. Part of the recent Claude Cormier + ... read more

Ribbon-Cutting Soft-Opens Bisha Hotel in Time for TIFF

September 5, 2017 8:16 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Earlier today a small mob scene coalesced on the sidewalk at Blue Jays Way across from Mercer Street for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to soft-open Toronto's newest hotel, Bisha, just before the film ... read more

TCHC Affordable Housing Project Takes Shape in Regent Park

Regent Park revitalization, Toronto, TCH, Diamond Schmitt Architects
September 5, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are halfway about into the five-phase revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park community, and work is now closing in on completion for one of the final buildings from the project's second phase, ... read more

LESS IS MORE OR: TD Centre Installation Lit Long Weekend Sky

TD Centre, 50th anniversary, Toronto, Financial District, Aude Moreau
September 5, 2017 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Nuit Blanche-style art installation dominated Toronto's skyline over the Labour Day long weekend, with the Modernist exteriors of Mies van der Rohe's iconic TD Centre serving as the canvas for ... read more

Adi and CetraRuddy Reveal Striking Design for 64 Prince Arthur

64 Prince Arthur, Toronto, Yorkville, Adi Development Group, CetraRuddy
September 5, 2017 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was in mid-July when Burlington-based developer Adi Development Group announced plans to redevelop a site at 64 Prince Arthur Avenue—the meeting point of Toronto's Yorkville and The ... read more

Lawrence West Station Flanked by Townhome Proposals

Midtowns on the Subway, 713 Lawrence West, Wycliffe Homes, SRN, Toronto
September 5, 2017 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans were submitted to the City of Toronto about a year ago by developer Bazis for a new townhome development at 599 Lawrence Avenue West, a short distance east of the TTC's Lawrence West subway ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TD Centre marks 50th anniversary with minimalist message in the sky; Toronto public schools struggle to keep up with condo boom; TOCore and Jennifer Keesmaat’s legacy; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: EY Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, EY Tower, Financial District
September 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an acute-angle view of the new EY Tower in Toronto's Financial District. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor ProjectEnd, this view captures the ... read more

Age Appropriate: Heritage Care at the Base of the Massey Tower

Stone restoration at the Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
September 1, 2017 4:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Across Yonge Street from the Eaton Centre, one of Downtown Toronto's most modern condo skyscrapers‚ The Massey Tower, is now rising. The slender 60-storey building from MOD Developments has an ... read more

29-Storey Rental Tower Proposed on Balliol in Midtown

265 Balliol, Toronto, Quadrangle, Park Property Management
September 1, 2017 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A wave of proposed infill intensification continues for Toronto's plentiful Tower-in-the-Park style rental complexes. The latest such proposal submitted to the City of Toronto seeks rezoning to ... read more

Previewing Interior Spaces for One Wellington in Brantford

One Wellington, Angil Development Group, IBI Group, Brantford
September 1, 2017 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this summer we got our first glimpse at Angil Development Group Inc.'s One Wellington, a new mid-rise condominium development in Downtown Brantford, a short walk ... read more

Topping Off August 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off August 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
September 1, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up August 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yorkville faces another wave of change; Yonge St. businesses to get reduced property tax bills; When is it heritage and when is it hiding from the city’s evolution and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above the CNE

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CNE Midway, Exhibition Place, Hotel X
September 1, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the CNE at Exhibition Place. Captured at night by Flickr contributor lucas anthony, this view shows the brightly illuminated midway, with ... read more

Step Inside the Mind of Rem Koolhaas at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

REM, Hot Docs, Rem Koolhaas, Tomas Koolhaas, Toronto
August 31, 2017 4:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The architectural profession has a habit of taking a select few game-changers—those individuals and offices that have had a profound impact on architecture and our built environment—and elevating ... read more