Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flooding wreaks havoc on Toronto roads; Mississauga approves increased development charges; Mammoliti calls charity clothing swap a waste of taxpayer money; and more news... DVP floods, ... read more

Photo of the Day: By Rail or Car

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
June 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Standing side by side, the downtown rail corridor and Gardiner Expressway are the primary routes in and out of the city for thousands upon thousands of daily commuters. In today's Photo of the ... read more

ME Living Condos Hosts Summer International Food Festival

ME Living Condos at Markham and Ellesmere in Scarborough by Lash Group
June 25, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales are heating up for Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos, a new master-planned community coming soon to Scarborough! This past Saturday, the ME Living Presentation Centre on ... read more

Canderel's YC Condos Promises Good Ground Realm and Skyline

Yonge and Grenville Street frontages of the YC Condos Podium, image courtesy of
June 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canderel's YC Condos is the latest condominium development on offer in the Yonge and College Streets area. The 66-storey Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed project, ... read more

Worsley's Totem Offers Condos with Wellesley Station Access

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design
June 25, 2014 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's march toward more efficient use of land, normally referred to on UrbanToronto as densification or intensification, more often than not is focused on sites that are best served by public ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 7:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians against renaming Union Station; TTC and City to look into low-income transit fares; Pan Am Games facilities behind schedule, over budget; and more news... Waterfront Toronto set ... read more

Photo of the Day: Open Dome

Photo of the Day, Rogers Centre, dome open
June 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto got its first taste of a sporting icon in June of 1989, when the SkyDome officially opened to much fanfare. Since renamed to 'Rogers Centre' the iconic stadium remains a major Toronto ... read more

Catching Up With Work on U of T's Back Campus Field

U of T Back Campus Field, 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, Toronto
June 24, 2014 7:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The U of T's back campus has been described as both a significant mid-city green space and alternatively as a muddy obstacle course, and while advocates of a more natural outdoors wished to see it ... read more

Amexon Unveils Residences of U Avenue at Dundas and University

Suites at The Residence at U Avenue will feature floor to ceiling windows
June 24, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amexon Development Corporation's redevelopment of 480 University Avenue at Dundas Street is moving forward. Now entering its marketing phase, the building's final design has been tweaked and it ... read more

KobenHavn's ParkLane Offers Luxury Living in Port Credit

ParkLane, Turner Fleischer Architects, KobenHavn, Mississauga
June 24, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Contemporary townhome design is coming to the suburbs with developer KobenHavn's ParkLane, a new residential development at Lakeshore Road and Godfrey Lane in Mississauga. On the ... read more

90 Niagara Offering Boutique Alternative to High-Rise Living

90 Niagara condos, by Giannone Petricone for Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
June 24, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most of the condominiums coming in Toronto—both planned for the future and under construction now—take the form of high-rise towers. While high-density living in the fast-paced downtown core is ... read more

Pugs Announce 2014 Winners and Talk Toronto vs. Chicago

June 24, 2014 10:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Last week an audience gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario to celebrate the winners of the 2014 Pug Awards, to congratulate the winning participants in this year's Pug Ed school programme, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major post-election cabinet shuffle for Ontario Liberals; Winston Churchill statue welcomed to new location; NDP and Liberal candidates spar over Keystone pipeline in heated Trinity-Spadina ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glowing Divide

Photo of the Day, rail corridor
June 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rail corridor and the high-rises of downtown glow in harmony in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Freaktography. The wall of skyscrapers on the north side ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 23, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Less than a week since we last checked in on Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, the project hit a major milestone this Saturday, with the removal of its tower crane. The ... read more

FIVE Condos Continues to Grow near Yonge and Wellesley

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA, Toronto
June 23, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
About a half dozen floors from topping off along Yonge Street is FIVE Condos by MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments. The development combines a ... read more

Cladding Installation Under Way at U of T Goldring Sports Complex

University of Toronto, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, MJM, Patkau
June 23, 2014 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction has progressed on The University of Toronto's new Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport to the point where cladding is now being installed on the building's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 7:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough-Agincourt’s three-way by-election race heats up; NDP candidate reports missing and damaged signs to police; Cluster of street lights drawing attention at Weston and Dennis; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above Yonge and King

1 King West, Yonge and King, Toronto, Photo of the Day
June 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Yonge and King sees a lot of traffic from motorists, pedestrians and public transit riders. Most Torontonians have passed by the well known intersection at some point or ... read more

The Heathview's North Tower Crane Comes Down

Pieces of the tower crane are removed. Image by Morguard.
June 20, 2014 8:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The crane from the North Tower of the 30-storey twin building rental complex, The Heathview, was removed this past weekend. The intricate process involved the use of a mobile crane to disassemble ... read more