Province Announces Sale of LCBO Lands to Menkes for $260 Million

Rendering of the Phase One tower, image courtesy of Menkes
May 5, 2016 6:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Province of Ontario has announced the sale of the LCBO head office lands on Toronto's waterfront. A $260 million deal will see Menkes Developments—in partnership with Greystone Managed ... read more

Royal Alexandra Theatre to Undergo Major Renovation

Royal Alexandra Theatre, David Mirvish, Toronto
May 5, 2016 5:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As the highly successful 11-month run of Kinky Boots wraps up at the iconic Royal Alexandra Theatre, the 109-year-old Toronto landmark will be shuttered over the summer months to undergo an ... read more

Toronto Plays a Part in Two More Hot Docs Features

Darius McCollum standing beside the thing he loves the most; the New York subway
May 5, 2016 3:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto features in two more full-length documentaries playing at Hot Docs 2016, and in a short presented before one of the two. One will be of particular interest to transit buffs, the other to ... read more

Council Approves Bloor Bike Lanes by Surprising 38-3 Margin

Bloor Bike Lane Pilot, Toronto, City of Toronto
May 5, 2016 3:10 pm | by David Brake | Comments
After years of lobbying and studies, an inconclusive committee debate, and several hours of council deliberation, Toronto's full council endorsed the introduction of protected bike lanes ... read more

DevMcGill's Arthaus Rises Above Grade in Ottawa

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
May 5, 2016 12:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Featuring a major art gallery, a hotel, and a theatre, the concentration of cultural amenities makes Arthaus Residences at Arts Court unique among Canadian condominium projects. Under construction ... read more

Alterra Group Proposes Boutique Condo on Davenport Road

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
May 5, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new development has been proposed in the northeast end of The Annex, as Alterra Group of Companies recently submitted a rezoning application seeking an 8-storey, boutique condominium ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline from the East

Throwback Thursday, Toronto skyline, Distillery District
May 5, 2016 10:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us high above Toronto's Distillery District to turn back the clock just four years to the changes to the spectacular Downtown view experienced by west-facing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nuit Blanche could expand to Scarborough in 2017; Toronto’s Bloor Street to get bike lanes this summer; Key changes in Toronto’s Uber and taxi reform; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East

Photo of the Day, One Bloor East, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, Great Gulf
May 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The installation of curved glazing is transforming the look of the mechanical penthouse at Great Gulf's One Bloor East. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the One Bloor East Forum ... read more

Move-Ins Underway at Streetcar Developments' The Taylor

The Taylor, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
May 4, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a full three months since we last visited the site of Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development in Toronto's Leslieville ... read more

Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills Becoming More Pedestrian Friendly

Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, by Cadillac Fairview
May 4, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Belying its location at the car-happy corner of Don Mills and Lawrence Avenue East, Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills is one of Toronto's more walkable retail plazas. In contrast to the strip ... read more

Inside the Model Suites at Harhay's oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
May 4, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is winding down at the Bathurst and Adelaide site of Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, with work crews now being replaced by the ... read more

Presto Card Use Expands to First Buses on TTC, More Stations

presto reader
May 4, 2016 9:42 am | by David Brake | Comments
Toronto's days of using an antiquated fare medium—the token—on its public transit system are coming closer to an end, as the first nineteen of the TTC's 1900 buses to be Presto-enabled began to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC rolls out buses with Presto card readers; Uber still alive in Toronto as council approves compromise deal to regulate ridesharing services; Suburban Etobicoke ... read more

Photo of the Day: Into the Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, 88 Scott Street
May 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower is rising into the Toronto skyline, as construction progresses on Concert Properties' 88 Scott. The Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed 58-storey ... read more

Cities Breathe Life into Hot Docs 2016 Offerings

A police helicopter tries to pacify a favela in In The Shadow Of The Hill
May 3, 2016 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto’s 2016 Hot Docs Festival is approaching its halfway point, and a number of films have played—and will play again—that in one way or another cover urban issues, and will transport the urban ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard West, GWL, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While condominium towers remain the major player in Toronto's continuing housing boom, an increasing number of rental towers are being pushed forward around the city. One such tower—GWL Realty ... read more

U of T: Jackman Law Faculty Takes Shape on Queens Park Crescent

May 3, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Embracing the curve of Queens Park Crescent as it rounds the corner northwest of Ontario's parliament, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is taking on a more prominent presence as the $37.5 ... read more

U of T: Jackman Institute of Child Study Undergoing Redevelopment

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
May 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Thanks in large part to generous donations from Dr. Eric Jackman and Margaret and Wallace McCain, the Jackman Institute of Child Study—part of the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for ... read more

33 Avenue Road's 'Vertical Forest' Evolves Again

33 Avenue Road, Toronto, by Empire Communities, Greybrook Capital, Zeidler
May 3, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing its long-running design saga, the proposal for Toronto's 33 Avenue Road development has changed once again. With documentation for a site plan approval submitted to the City of Toronto ... read more