Touring the Financial District's Recently Topped-Off EY Tower

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
June 30, 2016 4:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From Nathan Phillips Square, the steel roof already stands out. Clustered amongst Toronto's tallest Financial District skyscrapers, the 40-storey EY Tower isn't the tallest, or necessarily the ... read more

20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Subway Stations

20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Subway Stations
June 30, 2016 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most common issues facing public transit riders is the "last kilometre" problem. While rapid transit is frequent, not all of the bus or streetcar routes leading from the stations are, ... read more

Previewing Harhay and Carttera's 75 On The Esplanade

75 on the Esplanade, Toronto, by Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance
June 30, 2016 3:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of The Esplanade and Church in Downtown Toronto, one of the core's last remaining surface parking lots is set to welcome new urban density. First proposed last year, Harhay ... read more

Excavation Growing for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
June 30, 2016 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The excavation for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is progressing in Toronto's Church and Wellesley Village. With digging of the pit now practically complete at the south end of the ... read more

Burlington: A Glimpse Into the Suites at Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Burlington, by Adi, Icon Architects
June 30, 2016 12:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent years, the Burlington Downtown lakefront has been asserting a more urban presence. Approximately 50 kilometres west of Toronto's Downtown core, new development is bringing density and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline From St. Clair

Throwback Thursday, skyline, Toronto
June 30, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline has undergone some substantial changes in over the past several years, though sometimes all it takes is a two year gap for a view to be radically transformed. In 2014, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There is no housing bubble, mortgage group says in new report; Toronto business representatives warn councillors not to target them with new taxes; Toronto city councillor ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
June 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Antoine Demé, highlights the impact that the new Harbour Plaza Residences towers are having on the ... read more

Celebrating 40 Years: The Past and Present Evolution of Toronto's CN Tower

Fireworks, CN Tower, Metro Centre, Pan Am Games, WZMH, Marcus Mitanis
June 29, 2016 7:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
No skyscraping development proposal on the desks of the planning office aims to eclipse it. Trying to would be almost sacrilegious in this city. The tallest freestanding structure in the Western ... read more

Yonge & St. Clair: Developer Hopes to Revitalize Midtown Hub

The eight Slate-owned buildings, image courtesy of Slate Asset Management
June 29, 2016 6:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Bloor and South of Eglinton: in both the geographic and cultural landscape, that's Yonge and St. Clair. Flanked by growing urban hubs along the Yonge corridor, the intersection is now ... read more

Event for Kids Officially Opens Regent Park's Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC
June 29, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Students at Nelson Mandela Park Public School and Lord Dufferin Public School got a special treat today for their last day of the school year, being the first to experience the new 2.8-acre ... read more

Natural Finishes Featured at Diamond Condominiums on Yonge

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
June 29, 2016 2:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately north of the growing Yonge & Sheppard area, Diamante Development is bringing another high-rise residential tower to Toronto's North York. Designed by Scott Shields Architects, the ... read more

The Hearn: What's Next for Toronto's Sleeping Giant?

Hearn Generating Station, Luminato, Toronto, PARTISANS, charcoalblue, Ryerson
June 29, 2016 11:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 2016 Luminato Festival has injected a shot of life into the rusting hulk of the Hearn Generating Station, as thousands of people flocked to the Port Lands over the past two weeks to take in ... read more

Explainer: Tuned Mass Damping to Counteract Sway

The world's largest tuned mass damper in Taipei 10, image by Armand du Plessis v
June 29, 2016 11:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this month, we introduced UrbanToronto's newest feature, called 'Explainer.' This weekly series provides an overview of the terms used in the architecture, design, construction, and real ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ambitious – and expensive – transit plans debated at Toronto city hall; Residents split over new Scarborough shoreline trail; Jury’s still out on subway’s impact on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Clean Windows

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
June 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, the 44-storey east tower of Brookfield Office Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre continues to fill up ... read more

OMB-Mediated Developments to Urbanize Stretch of Dupont

740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
June 28, 2016 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of mid-rise, mixed-use developments on a stretch of Toronto's Dupont Street are preparing to go ahead thanks to mediated settlements at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The once ... read more

New Sculpture at Toronto City Hall Commemorates Canadian Soldiers in Italian Campaign

Soldier standing vigil, photo by Stefan Novakovic
June 28, 2016 4:05 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
A sculpture commemorating more than 93,000 Canadians who fought in the Italian Campaign of World War II—an often overlooked but vital part of Europe’s fight for liberation from Nazi Germany—has ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Rising at Queen and Victoria

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower
June 28, 2016 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost exactly five months since construction of a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital reached grade at the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. In the ... read more

Ward 20 Community Celebrates Grange Park Progress

Grange Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario
June 28, 2016 11:36 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On June 27, 2016, a year ahead of the project's expected completion, members of Toronto's Trinity-Spadina community gathered at Grange Park. Framed by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and OCAD U's ... read more