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Photo of the Day: Rosedale Valley Bridge

Rosedale Valley Bridge, image by AshtonPal via Flickr
August 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The prescient inclusion of a rail deck below the main expanse of the Prince Edward Viaduct—decades before the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway line—is a well known bit of Toronto trivia. ... read more

Terraced Mid-Rise Rental Proposed on Dundas at the Humber

4125 Dundas West, TACT Architecture, Toronto
August 4, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent proposal tabled for a site on Dundas Street immediately west of the Humber River aims to create an appropriate transition between the medium density developments to the west and the ... read more

Exhibit Residences' Shifting Design Shapes Up on Bloor West

Exhibit Residences, Toronto, by Bazis, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli
August 4, 2016 2:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Directly across the street from the jagged form of the ROM's Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, the Rosario Varacalli-designed Exhibit Residences is now in the latter stages of construction on Toronto's ... read more

Major Residential Development Proposed Near Wilson Subway

4-6 Tippett Road, Malibu Investments, RAW Design, Toronto
August 4, 2016 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area east of Wilson subway station on TTC Line 1 has been in a state of flux for some time. Recent developments such as Gramercy Park and The Station Condos have added new life to ... read more

Berczy Park: Fountain Installed as Fall Completion Targeted

Berczy Park, City of Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
August 4, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Though the one-of-a-kind park's planned summer opening has been pushed back to October 31st, there has been plenty of construction progress at Toronto's Berczy Park in recent weeks. With the 'dog ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fashion House

Toronto Silver Plate Building and Fashion House construction site
August 4, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers a recent heritage restoration in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. Over three years ago, construction was well underway at the site of Freed ... read more

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

August 4, 2016 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chief won’t endorse ‘unpalatable’ budget cuts; The skinny on Toronto's new extra skinny condos; ‘Troubling trend’ seen as Toronto posts record July home sales; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rotman School of Management

Photo of the Day, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, KPMB
August 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2012 expansion of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management by KPMB Architects added a new $93 million building to the university's fast-changing main campus. ... read more

Tory Announces Plan for 21-Acre "Rail Deck Park" Downtown

August 3, 2016 3:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Standing at the northwestern edge of Concord CityPlace's Block 36 North, Mayor John Tory announced a plan to create a 21-acre park above the rail corridor that cuts through an area that has ... read more

Street Artist Phlegm Completes Huge Work at Yonge and St. Clair

Detail shot of the nearly-completed mural
August 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly three years since public arts organization 'The STEPS Initiative' unveiled plans for the since-realized "World's Tallest Mural" at 200 Wellesley Street East, the organization is ... read more

Monde Condominium Construction Approaches Grade Level

Monde Condominiums, Great Gulf Homes, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
August 3, 2016 12:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The once industrial stretch of Toronto's waterfront now being reborn as the East Bayfront district will soon be home to thousands of residents, adding a round-the-clock population to an area that ... read more

Retail Space Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, Toronto
August 3, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was November 2015 when we last looked at the King and Sherbourne site of King + Condos, a new 17-storey condominium tower by King Plus Development on Toronto's east ... read more

Explainer: Official Plan

Transportation is often a key component of Official Plans, image by Marcus Mitan
August 3, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, UrbanToronto's 'Explainer' series continues with another look at a term often used on our site. This time, it's the 'Official Plan.' The City of Toronto's Official Plan is frequently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 3, 2016

August 3, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor St. merchants taking bike lane installation in stride – so far; Bombardier Inc clinches $428 million rail order from Ontario’s Metrolinx despite ongoing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Photo of the Day, Toronto, York University, Bergeron Centre for Engineering
August 3, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by dtstuff9, captures York University's new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. Opened in 2015, ... read more

16-Storey Development Proposed at Bathurst and Eglinton

859 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, by Quadrangle Architects
August 2, 2016 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Previously subject to a development application in 2011, the southwest corner of Bathurst and Eglinton could now be home to another Toronto tower, with plans for a 16-storey project recently ... read more

Financial District BIA Seeks Input on Future of Cloud Gardens

Cloud gardens, image via Wikimedia Commons, by Maury Markowitz
August 2, 2016 3:41 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (BIA) has launched a survey to inform the future of Cloud Gardens Park and Conservatory. Located in the heart of Downtown between ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing at Site of 1 Yorkville Condos

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
August 2, 2016 3:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been little more than two months since we last provided an update on the construction of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville. At that time, shoring and heritage underpinning work was ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: UT Forum Keeps Up with the Community

Aerial view of Church Street, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 2, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Alongside the UrbanToronto Forum's well-known 'Buildings' and 'Transportation and Infrastructure' sections, another series of discussion takes a more holistic approach to what's going on in ... read more

Topping Off July 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 2, 2016 10:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up July's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more