Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With first ‘woonerf’ in West Don Lands, Toronto is learning to share its streets; Sick coyote captured roaming Scarborough Bluffs; Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Saucer

Photo of the Day, Toronto City Hall
September 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of downtown Toronto's earliest modern high-rise projects remains one of the most striking even after almost fifty years. Completed in 1965, architect Viljo Revell's City Hall and Nathan ... read more

Aga Khan Museum Opens to the Public in Don Mills

Whirling Dervishes perform after the opening ceremonies of the Aga Khan Museum,
September 18, 2014 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The most significant opening of a building in Toronto this year is not a new skyscraping addition to our skyline, but a pair of ground-hugging cultural and religious institutions surrounded by 6.8 ... read more

DUKE Condos to Add to Eclectic Junction Neighbourhood

Duke Condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, TAS, Junction Music Festival
September 18, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of neighbourhoods in Toronto that, while off the beaten path, are among the most interesting and lively communities in the GTA. One of these neighbourhoods is The Junction, ... read more

Split Rock Gap, a new Artwork, Marks Liberty Village's Centre

Walter Jensen, Francisco Gazitua, Mike Layton stand by Split Rock Gap, Toronto
September 18, 2014 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Few Toronto neighbourhoods have grown as quickly as Liberty Village. It wasn't long ago that the land between the Gardiner and King Street to the east of Dufferin was not much more than aging ... read more

Rockport's The Nest Soon to Take Flight in Hillcrest Village

The Nest Condos, Toronto, RAW Design, Rockport Group
September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's condominium renaissance is changing the city in some very noticeable ways, and it's not always through adding skyscrapers: the time of the mid-rise development has arrived. Planned for ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Shuter

Throwback Thursday, Yonge, Shuter, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
September 18, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's downtown core has been the site of plenty of new construction in the past several years, and in most of our weekly Throwback Thursday the change has been obvious in the photos. In ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s El Mocambo conditionally sold, last show could be played in November at legendary venue; Rob Ford cancer diagnosis reshapes Toronto election; TTC’s slowing rise ... read more

Photo of the Day: Billy Bishop Airport and Lake Ontario

Photo of the Day, Billy Bishop Airport and Lake Ontario
September 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Canada Malting Silos are one of the few remnants of heavy industry on Toronto's waterfront, sitting adjacent to a shipping channel which separates the mainland from Billy Bishop ... read more

Dunpar's Heritage Gate Mirrors the Warmth of Historic Streetsville

Cenotaph and new outdoor seating at Streetsville Village Square, Mississauga
September 17, 2014 9:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The freshly completed Streetsville Village Square on Main Street in the historic west Mississauga community ups the charm factor with a striking red brick repaving as well as the addition of a ... read more

Tableau Upping the Entertainment District's Design Ante

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, Alit, Wallman
September 17, 2014 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
During the frenzy of interviews and red carpet appearances at the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, many international celebrities commented on the dramatic changes they noticed in ... read more

King East Design District Launches Saturday with Art Festival

King East Design District, 3d parti and Design Festival
September 17, 2014 11:30 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The King East Design District (KEDD) is stepping out, officially launching itself with a bash as Toronto's premiere centre for art and design, and it's hoping that you will join in the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory takes solid lead, with Olivia Chow and Doug Ford battling for distant second; City councillor, a well-paid job for life?; Susan Fennell wants back in Brampton ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aga Khan Museum

Photo of the Day, Aga Khan Museum
September 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Following up on a ribbon cutting ceremony last week attended by Prime Minister Harper, federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Mayoral candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow, as well as Calgary Mayor ... read more

Finishing Touches Coming Together at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
September 16, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several projects under construction east of the downtown core, and we have been paying close attention to Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, under construction right next door to ... read more

Shanghai-Based Greenland Group Purchases King Blue Condos

King Blue Greenland Page + Steele IBI Group Easton's Group Remington
September 16, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is now official, developers Easton’s Group and Remington Group have sold their interest in the two-tower King Blue Condominiums development to Shanghai-based ... read more

PRK's University Suites to Bring Bold Teeple Design to Kingston

University Suites, PRK Developments, Brookfield Multiplex, Teeple Architects
September 16, 2014 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Long term accommodation in university towns such as Kingston is always in high demand. Along with the normal demands put on the housing market by the local population, students from out of town ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
6 Rob Ford memories you shouldn’t forget; Athletes hype Pan Am Games at ticket launch; Doug Ford keeping a low profile since announcing mayoral campaign; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lawrence West

Photo of the Day, Lawrence West Station
September 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As many Torontonians know, the TTC's Line 1 was built in multiple phases, with the older Yonge leg of the line being built in the early 1950s, followed by the University leg in the 1960s ... read more

Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment Phase 1 Submitted to City

2 Bloor West redevelopment of Cumberland Terrace, Toronto, Oxford Properties
September 15, 2014 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Department has received a submission by Oxford Properties concerning the redevelopment of the Cumberland Terrace site, specifically the first phase of the ... read more