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Photo of the Day: Rural Pocket

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Britannia Farm
November 16, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view from above Britannia Farm, a pocket of undeveloped rural land surrounded by an increasingly urban Mississauga. Captured by drone and submitted to our Forum ... read more

King Street Transit Pilot In Full Swing

New yellow platform edge strips at a King streetcar stop
November 15, 2017 5:12 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today is the fourth day that the King Street Transit Pilot has been in effect, and the early results have been quite positive. The project began on Sunday, November 12th, and saw its first day of ... read more

Edgeley Pond and Park to Act as Catalyst for Growth in Vaughan

Edgeley Pond + Park, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Jane Street, Highway 7
November 15, 2017 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A couple of kilometres to the northwest of York University's main campus, a new downtown for the suburban Toronto municipality of Vaughan is gradually becoming a reality. A new breed of buildings ... read more

Harbour Eats Food Hall to open in Toronto's South Core

Tables, Harbour Eats by Mercatino, BuildItByDesign, Harbour Plaza, Toronto
November 15, 2017 1:00 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Calgary based food purveyor Mercatino is expanding to make Downtown Toronto it’s first location beyond Alberta, on the 5th floor of the PATH network-connected podium at One York (Sun Life ... read more

ACO Charrette Speculates on Future of Toronto Coach Terminal

ACO NextGen Design Charrette, Toronto Coach Terminal, Art Deco heritage building
November 15, 2017 10:49 am | by Josie Harrison | Comments
On a cold, windy Remembrance Day, a group of students and young professionals gathered at historic Campbell House at Queen and University to speculate on the future of Toronto’s Coach Terminal. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. condo in Parkdale gets the go-ahead after protesters shut down city hall meeting; TTC budget proposal calls for fare freeze, no extra service in ... read more

Photo of the Day: 109OZ Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 109OZ Condos, Reserve, RAW, Ossington
November 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of Reserve Properties' new 109OZ Condos development on Toronto's Ossington Avenue, between Queen and Dundas. Submitted to the project's Forum ... read more

TTC Issues 30% Tunnel Design RFP for Relief Line South

Roadheader advances in mining Ottawa's Confederation Line LRT tunnel
November 14, 2017 6:06 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday the TTC formally released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for tunnel design work of the Relief Line South. More specifically, the RFP is to "complete the Concept Design Report and ... read more

88 North Second Crane Installed, Below Grade Work Underway

88 North, St Thomas Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
November 14, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been watching construction activity for St Thomas Developments' 88 North, a new condominium tower soon to rise beside Shuter Street at Mutual. The building is replacing the north ... read more

IIDEXCanada: Design + Architecture Expo Returns This Month

November 14, 2017 1:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Touted as Canada’s largest National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference, IIDEXCanada is returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) later this month. Part of a ... read more

Lifetime's Panda Condominiums Hits Market with Design Tweaks

Panda Condominiums, Lifetime, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Turner Fleischer
November 14, 2017 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is almost exactly three years ago now that "World's Biggest Bookstore" was torn down, just northwest of Yonge-Dundas Square in the heart of Toronto. Lifetime Developments bought the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Impressions of the King Street Pilot; Transit advocates call for two-hour transfers on TTC; Reconstruction continues on first stage of Six Points Interchange; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. James Town and Bloor-Yorkville

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville, St. James Town, skyline
November 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's St. James Town and Bloor-Yorkville skylines. Captured by drone from high above the Rosedale Valley by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this shows ... read more

Demolition Clearing Honest Ed's for Westbank's Mirvish Village

Mirvish Village, Westbank, Henriquez Partners, Honest Ed's, Toronto
November 13, 2017 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the bittersweet closure of Toronto's iconic Honest Ed's store at the end of 2016 and the May 2017 removal of some of the retailer's glittering signage, structural demolition work has ... read more

Contemporary Salon Space Proposed for 852 Adelaide West

Cross-section, 852 Adelaide, W Lifestyle, Thomas Payne Architect, Toronto
November 13, 2017 4:35 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A site plan approval has been submitted to the City of Toronto for 852 Adelaide Street West. This unique contemporary design by Thomas Payne Architect for W Lifestyle is sure to stand out in the ... read more

191 Parliament Plan Reduced Following Consultations

191 Parliament redevelopment showing increased setbacks. Kohn Architects.
November 13, 2017 2:31 pm | by Josie Harrison | Comments
A proposed mixed-use building in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood has changed several design features—including density—after the City released its Preliminary Report in March earlier this ... read more

Dunpar's Streetsville Centre: Walking Distance to Streetsville GO

Streetsville Centre, Dunpar Homes, Mississauga
November 13, 2017 2:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While much of Mississauga is undergoing a high-rise development boom, the city's Streetsville area is maintaining a small-town feel with sensitively scaled mid-rise and townhome projects. ... read more

Appealing Public Realm is Key for Peter and Adelaide Condo Plan

Peter and Adelaide, Graywood, BBB Architects, Toronto
November 13, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In October we had a first glimpse at the amenity offerings at Peter and Adelaide, a new 47-storey BBB Architects-designed condominium tower planned for the intersection from which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite Bloor bike lanes, Toronto lags on cycling infrastructure, critics say; King Street pilot project seeks to curb traffic congestion, prioritize TTC ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over the Lake

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Lake Ontario, 561 Sherbourne, Medallion
November 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunrise view captured from Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood. Submitted to our 561 Sherbourne thread by Forum contributor 111, this view shows the ... read more