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Wave of Projects Making Their Way To June Community Councils

859 Eglinton Avenue West by Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 2, 2017 5:37 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On June 13th—less than two weeks time—a wave of development applications will be making their way to Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto East York Community Councils. At the four ... read more

Queensway Park Condos Debuting in South Etobicoke

Queensway Park Condos, Toronto, designed by RAW for Urban Capital and Rosewater
June 2, 2017 3:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Queensway Park Condos are debuting in South Etobicoke this weekend. The 9-storey building from Urban Capital with partners Rosewater Developments and Harbour Equity will bring 172 new homes to The ... read more

First Capital's King HighLine Redefining Stretch of King West

King HighLine, First Capital, Kasian, TACT Architecture, Toronto
June 2, 2017 12:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In Toronto, King Street West has arguably seen more change than just about any other stretch of road in the city over the last dozen years, and the pace of change is not showing signs of letting ... read more

2851 Yonge Recommended for Approval With Reduced Height

2851 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Muir Park Developments, CORE Architects
June 2, 2017 11:42 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
Following an updated submission for the CORE Architects designed mid-rise at 2851 Yonge Street, City Staff have recommended the slightly scaled-down project for approval. Planned at a reduced ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor St. bike lanes working, cyclists say, though drivers may not agree; How the AGO will move its iconic 8-ton Henry Moore sculpture; The Parkdale Rent Strike is Gaining ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downsview Park Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Downsview Park Station, Doors Open
June 2, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day continues this week's theme of photos captured during 2017's Doors Open Toronto. Among the locations available to visit this year, the TTC's future Downsview Park ... read more

Yorkdale Mall: West Wing the Next Step in Retail Expansion

Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, by Oxford Properties
June 1, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the east end of Toronto's Yorkdale Mall, the recent announcement of Drake's upcoming OVO store means that another marquee presence will be coming to the marquee shopping destination. Following ... read more

Below Grade Forming Progressing for Lash's The Barrington

The Barrington, Richmond Architects, Lash Group, The Goldman Group, Toronto
June 1, 2017 4:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new condominium development will soon contribute more density at Midtown Toronto's growing Bathurst and St. Clair area. Construction of Lash Group and Goldman Group's The ... read more

Women's Shelter Proposed at 940 Sheppard Avenue West

North York Women's Shelter by LGA Architectural Partners, Toronto
June 1, 2017 4:18 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the first week of May, a Site Plan Application (SPA) was submitted to the City of Toronto's planning department for the redevelopment of a new North York Women's Shelter (NYWS) facility, to be ... read more

Stone and Wood Cladding to Dominate at The Parkview on Keele

200 Keele Street, Romanov Romanov Architects Incorporated, Toronto
June 1, 2017 1:30 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Updated plans for a proposed mid-rise development called The Parkview at 200 Keele Street have been posted on Toronto's Development Applications web page, revealing the proposed materials for ... read more

Topping Off May 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off May 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
June 1, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up May 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Richmond and Sherbourne

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Richmond, Sherbourne, Modern, 294
June 1, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the east side of Downtown Toronto and the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne, where a slowly-crawling wave of gentrification has dramatically ... read more

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

June 1, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
IMF warns of ‘significant’ risks from Canada’s housing market; What to look forward to inside brand new Albion Library; Toronto Island remains closed until at least July 31; ... read more

Photo of the Day: QRC West's Atrium

Photo of the Day, Toronto, QRC West, Sweeny &Co, Doors Open
June 1, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents another view from 2017's Doors Open Toronto festivities. One of the stops on this year's event was Allied Properties REIT's Queen Richmond Centre West, ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Removal Transforming Toronto's South Core

York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, demolition, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 31, 2017 4:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the month and a half since the April 17th closure of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto's South Core area has been dramatically transformed. Soon to be replaced by ... read more

New Rendering Hints at Design Details of Vita Two on The Lake

Vita Two On The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
May 31, 2017 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just last month when we introduced Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita Two on The Lake, a boutique complement to sibling development Vita on The Lake in Etobicoke's Humber Bay ... read more

UT's Database System Expands to Include Additional Companies

Each of the 21st century towers seen here is already part of our Database, image
May 31, 2017 4:06 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Already a well-established and popular information hub for developments across Toronto, UT's extensive Database system is now expanding to include additional companies. With a portfolio that ... read more

Public Input Sought For City's New Rooming House Regulations

A Kensington market rooming house once home to UrbanToronto's Stefan Novakovic,
May 31, 2017 2:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Commonly known as rooming houses, Toronto’s multi-tenant homes are designed to provide relatively affordable accommodations to thousands of residents. Working to expand and improve the program, ... read more

Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
May 31, 2017 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With occupancy well under way, residents continue to replace construction workers at Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, and Castlepoint Numa's Backstage on the ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Hosts Spring 2017 Walking Tours

Queens Quay revitalization, Waterfront Toronto
May 31, 2017 10:32 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Waterfront Toronto will be hosting a series of walking tours for the general public through the City's new "blue edges" beginning in June. read more