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Inviting Amenities Offered at Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
November 17, 2016 2:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the new northwest terminus of the TTC's Line 1 set to open in Vaughan late next year, a collection of developments are in the works in the area near the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station ... read more

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street
November 17, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Mutual Street, between Queen and Shuter, for a north-facing view overlooking some major changes. Back on August 25th, 2002, this angle provided a great ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Here’s What the City’s Poverty Eradication Plan Has Accomplished in One Year; Indigenous heritage to be celebrated at revamped Ontario Place; Toronto's chief planner puts ... read more

Photo of the Day: Growth in the East Bayfront

Photo of the Day, Queens Quay East, Toronto
November 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day overlooks Queens Quay East's run through Toronto's new East Bayfront community. Submitted to the Monde Forum thread by contributor Jasonzed, this west-facing view shows a ... read more

Public Input Sought on Reforming the Ontario Municipal Board

November 16, 2016 6:08 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Originally called the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board in 1906 and later renamed the Ontario Municipal Board in 1932, the OMB is an independent tribunal that makes decisions on municipal ... read more

Mid-Rise Residential Development Proposed on Logan Avenue

485 Logan Avenue, SRN Architects Inc., Toronto
November 16, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Where Toronto's Leslieville and Riverdale neighbourhoods meet, a new stacked townhome and apartment development has recently been proposed. The site at 485 Logan Avenue with a lot ... read more

M City: 15 Acres of Change in Mississauga's Evolving Downtown

M City, Mississauga, by Rogers, Urban Capital
November 16, 2016 1:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On September 27th, a seemingly full-formed plan for a community of high-rise towers suddenly hit the news. Transforming a vacant 15-acre lot through a $1.5 billion redevelopment, the M City ... read more

Parks Canada Names Eglinton Theatre a National Historic Site

Eglinton Grand Theatre, Toronto
November 16, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
During the first half of the 20th century, Eglinton Avenue through Midtown Toronto was a far cry from the bustling thoroughfare we know today. In the decades before the Yonge subway first opened ... read more

Explainer: Legal Nonconforming Uses and Structures

November 16, 2016 10:07 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Anyone who lives in Toronto sees growth pressure as they move about the city: places that were lively decades ago and then became obsolete over the years, are being purchased, demolished, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 16, 2016

November 16, 2016 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor proposes earmarking condo development fees for downtown infrastructure; Toronto condominium nominated for international architecture award; Honest Ed’s hosting ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Afternoon

Photo of the Day, South Core, Sun Life Financial Tower Harbour Plaza Residences
November 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's growing South Core district. Submitted to the Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences Forum thread by ... read more

Dark Age Ahead: Understanding Jane Jacobs in the Trump Era

Jane Jacobs, image via Library of Congress
November 15, 2016 4:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What would Jane Jacobs do? Among many urbanists, the playful question carries its religious connotations with more than a hint of sincerity. It's not just on T-Shirts, but in headlines, and in ... read more

Call for Submissions: Buildings Completed in 2016

Karma Condos, Bay Adelaide East, Five St. Joseph, INDX Condos
November 15, 2016 1:56 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
As 2016 draws to an end, and we inevitably look back on the changes the last twelve months have brought, UrbanToronto readers will no doubt be thinking about how this city has changed, too. With ... read more

A "Splendid" Redevelopment Coming to Steeles Avenue East

Splendid China Mall development, Toronto, G + C Architects, Global Fortune
November 15, 2016 1:18 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
For several decades now, the northern end of Toronto and neighbouring municipalities such as Markham have been experiencing significant population growth, due in large part to its popularity as a ... read more

Completion in Sight at 383 Sorauren Avenue

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance, Toronto
November 15, 2016 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the meeting point of Toronto's Roncesvalles Village, Parkdale, and Brockton Village neighbourhoods, a new mid-rise condominium development is taking clear design cues from the early-1900s ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Campaign aims to boost laneway housing in Toronto; Transit advocacy group blasts reduced TTC schedules as 'outrageous'; Ontario economic update includes small rebate for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Supermoon

Supermoon seen from the roof terrace at 383 Sorauren, Toronto
November 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's glowing skyline, with a dramatic appearance by yesterday's Supermoon. No, it wasn't completely clear hereabouts, so the clouds made the ... read more

Torontonians Invited to Help Shape Future of Old City Hall

Old City Hall, Toronto
November 14, 2016 4:45 pm | by Alex Gaio | Comments
With the Provincial Courts that occupy the building set to relocate by 2021, Toronto's Old City Hall has been the topic of growing debate. As the end-date nears, the well-known heritage building ... read more

Small Changes May Have Big Impact for Toronto Apartments

24 Forest Manor Road, Suu-dda Patkar, Tower Renewal, Toronto
November 14, 2016 4:14 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A small project to integrate commercial spaces on the ground floor of a post-war apartment block may have a big impact for local residents, as a rezoning application for 24 Forest Manor Road, ... read more

Stafford Homes Launches Luxury Townhomes at Downsview Park

The Luxury Townhomes at Downsview Park, Toronto, by Stafford Homes
November 14, 2016 2:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, Stafford Homes' 155-unit Luxury Townhome Collection at Downsview Park launched in North York, with over 50% of the project's homes sold on opening night. Located at the southwest corner ... read more