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Bay Adelaide North: New Tower Fuels Downtown Office Boom

Bay Adelaide Centre North, Toronto, by Brookfield Properties Partners, KPMB
June 26, 2017 3:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Cloud Gardens, another Downtown Toronto office tower is in the works. Planned as the final element of the Bay Adelaide Centre, plans for a 32-storey tower tentatively known as Bay ... read more

Theory Condos Redesigned, Readied For Marketing

Theory Condos by Page+Steele/IBI Group for Parallax Investment Corporation
June 26, 2017 1:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Parallax Investment Corporation, the owners of a five-storey office and retail building at 203 College Street across fromt he University of Toronto's St. George Campus, have a revised plan a new ... read more

Plans Revised for Allied and Westbank's 19 Duncan Tower

19 Duncan by Hariri Pontarini/ERA Architects for Westbank/Allied Properties
June 26, 2017 12:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A new report has been released by the City of Toronto's Planning Department regarding the heritage alterations proposed at Westbank and Allied Properties REIT's 19 ... read more

Backstage on The Esplanade Joins An Evolving Downtown Strip

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
June 26, 2017 10:15 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of the railway tracks near the foot of Yonge Street, a newly installed pedestrian crosswalk marks the Downtown Toronto intersection of Yonge and The Esplanade. At the foot of the all ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 8:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Go ahead, embrace construction: Toronto is fortunate to be a growing city; 81 per cent of Torontonians willing to trade lower speed limits for safer streets, poll says; Coming soon to a mall near ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Layers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Old City Hall clock tower
June 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights a view of the famous clock tower atop Toronto's Old City Hall. Captured from the (new) City Hall observation deck and submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great ... read more

DenseCity Part 5: Where Do We Go From Here?

density, densecity, Toronto
June 23, 2017 5:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Thus far in our DenseCity series, we have examined the Official Plan policies that manage growth in Toronto, and have gotten a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in the development ... read more

Berczy Park Officially Reopens with a Party on June 28

The fountain by Claude Cormier at Berczy Park, Toronto, image by Craig White
June 23, 2017 3:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Already registering as a landmark before the fences came down in the last few weeks, Berczy Park is officially reopening on Wednesday, June 28. To celebrate, there's a party to mark the completion ... read more

Three-Storey Addition Proposed to Wigwamen Terrace

Rendering of new three storey addition to 14 Spadina Road, LGA Architects
June 23, 2017 2:34 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Tim Welch Consulting Inc. has submitted a site plan control application to add 24 new rental units to the existing 103-unit Wigwamen Terrace building located at 14 Spadina Road just north of ... read more

Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT

Government of Canada funding Finch West LRT
June 23, 2017 1:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Humber College's North campus may be the end of the line for the upcoming Finch West light rail transit project, but this morning, it transformed into the starting point of new funding for the plan. read more

Six-Storey Condo Proposed—and Sold Out—at Queen and Pape

1001 Queen Street East, Toronto, by 33 Developments, Moote
June 23, 2017 1:21 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of Queen and Pape, a former auto shop could make way for a 16-unit condominium. Submitted to the City of Toronto on June 19th, a rezoning application for 1001 Queen Street ... read more

Toronto of the Future: Five-Day Showcase Returns on June 26th

Toronto skyline, image by UT Forum contributor Goldie
June 23, 2017 11:11 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Kicking off on Monday, the second biennial edition of Toronto of the Future returns to the Downtown core next week. Running from June 26th-30th, the free five-day expo "highlights real estate ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 8:20 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bike Share Toronto sets new records, offers free rides in July; Metrolinx beefs up penalties in vehicle contract with Alstom in wake of Bombardier dispute; Toronto's housing market: Taking a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Clouds Over Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, skyline
June 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a dramatic view of the Mississauga skyline captured during a recent storm. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this view faces east, showing the ... read more

Mid-rise Condominium Proposed on St Clair East of Runnymede

2306 St. Clair Avenue West, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 22, 2017 5:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
A zoning by-law amendment application has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Marlin Spring Developments for a proposed 11-storey (111.22 feet) mixed use mid-rise condominium at 2306 St Clair ... read more

One Bloor: McEwan Joins Yorkville's Experiential Retail Roster

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, First Capital, Hariri Pontarini
June 22, 2017 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long a high-end shopping destination, the granite-paved Mink Mile is also poised to become a hub for Toronto's growing luxury supermarket sector. Joining the much-publicized Eataly at the ... read more

Etched Bronze Now Visible On New Eaton Centre Bridge

Eaton Centre Bridge, Wilkinson Eyre, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto
June 22, 2017 3:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Four and a half weeks ago, PCL Construction removed the pedestrian bridge that has spanned Queen Street for the past 40 years, connecting Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre to the ... read more

UT Forum: City of Vaughan Launches Information Portal, Contest

Vaughan City Hall, City of Vaughan, KPMB Architects, Vaughan
June 22, 2017 2:34 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
We at UrbanToronto work hard to get you the latest news and updates on the development and growth of Toronto and the GTHA, and we are pleased to announce that we have a new outlet for our readers ... read more

Preliminary Work Begins for Crosstown LRT's Surface Section

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Scarborough, Metrolinx, TTC, transit
June 22, 2017 12:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The milestones keep coming for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT. Those we have covered include the boring of a 10-kilometre twin tunnel through the heart of Midtown Toronto, the start of shoring and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King and Charlotte

King and Charlotte, Throwback Thursday, Toronto
June 22, 2017 10:56 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us into Downtown Toronto's Entertainment District in 2006, at the intersection of King and Charlotte St. Looking north up Charlotte St, we see the 10-storey ... read more