Rezoning Sought for 38-Storey Tower at 300 Bloor West

300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, KPMB, ERA Architects, Northrop, Collecdev
January 16, 2018 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last year, the start of community consultation put the wheels in motion for a redevelopment of the Bloor Street United Church site at 300 Bloor Street West. The proposal—a partnership ... read more

Phase 2 of 'The Lexington' Proposed for 840 Queens Plate Drive

840 Queens Plate Drive designed by Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
January 16, 2018 3:40 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A rezoning application was received by the City of Toronto in December, 2017, for Phase 2 of the Lexington Condos at 840 Queens Plate Drive. The proposal in northern Etobicoke outlines plans for a ... read more

A Look at Innisfil’s Uber Transit Pilot

Origin & Destination Cost Table
January 16, 2018 1:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In May 2017 the Town of Innisfil, located in Simcoe County, north of Toronto, launched a transit pilot project that was the first of its kind in Canada. In a response to the creeping suburban ... read more

Proposal for The Queensway Continues Etobicoke Densification

1045-1049 The Queensway. Image by Graziani + Corazza Architects.
January 16, 2018 12:27 pm | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Marlin Spring, a 12-storey primarily residential building at 1045-1049 The Queensway could densify this avenue in the south end of Etobicoke. The ... read more

Revised Site Plan Submitted for Lifetime's Panda Condos

Panda Condominiums, Toronto, Lifetime, Turner Fleischer, Cecconi Simone
January 16, 2018 11:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With zoning in place and marketing underway for Lifetime Developments' Panda Condominiums, technical details continue to be worked out between the City of Toronto and the developer. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Peak millennial,' condo nation, and other Toronto real estate trends to watch in 2018; Toronto councillor wants staff to report on using cryptocurrency for tax, ticket ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's Façade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Honest Ed's, Mirvish Village, Westbank, Bathurst
January 16, 2018 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the iconic Honest Ed's building at the southwest corner of Toronto's Bathurst and Bloor intersection. Submitted to our Forum by contributor BB ON, ... read more

Toronto Green Standard: The Force Underlying TransformTO

Toronto, Toronto Green Standard, Tier 1
January 15, 2018 6:10 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Over the past decade, Toronto has set the bar in its approach to environmentally oriented development standards in North America. With a concerted view towards addressing the city’s main ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Topped Out Totem Condos

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
January 15, 2018 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few weeks after topping out at a height of 64 metres, Totem Condos by Worsley Urban Partners marked another major construction milestone over the weekend. With forming ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Students Tackle Student Housing Crisis

CEx18 DWELL at Ryerson's Architecture Building, image via Ryerson DAS
January 15, 2018 3:12 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) is hosting this years edition of its annual collaborative exercise, CEx18 DWELL, focused on increasing the housing capacity for students in ... read more

Mid-Rise Rental Proposed at Victoria Park and O'Connor

Lotus Park, Marydel Homes, SRN Architects, 1460 Victoria Park, Toronto
January 15, 2018 12:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A rush of development applications were submitted to the City of Toronto in the final weeks of 2017, one of which was a plan by Marydel Homes to redevelop a long-vacant site at 1460 ... read more

Interior Design Show 2018 Returns to Toronto on Thursday

Interior Design Show 2018 at Metro Convention Centre in Toronto
January 15, 2018 11:33 am | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The Interior Design Show will be returning to Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre later this week. Celebrating nearly 20 years, the event showcases the newest products, concepts and furniture from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Art installations will enliven Eglinton Crosstown LRT; Plans for a narrower pedestrian-friendly Yonge Street go to committee; City offering free parking to appease King ... read more

Photo of the Day: Allen Lambert Galleria

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place
January 15, 2018 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the iconic Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place in Toronto's Financial District. Submitted by Forum contributor lucci, this view faces east down ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2018: Entertainment District

49 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, designed by Sweeny &Co for Portland Property Group
January 12, 2018 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Looking back over another year of development in Toronto is a daunting task, especially sitting here at the beginning of our annual review. Last year, our 21 treks along the city's avenues took us ... read more

The Well: Updated Drawings Reveal Further Design Refinements

The Well, RioCan, Allied, Tridel, Adamson, HPA, aA, Wallman, Toronto, BDP
January 12, 2018 5:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Recently appearing on both our Top 10 of 2017 lists for most popular Database files and Forum threads, The Well is clearly one of the most highly-anticipated developments in Toronto, and ... read more

EllisDon and Renzo Piano Team Selected for New Courthouse

EllisDon, Renzo Piano, Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto
January 12, 2018 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rumours circulated in late 2017 that the team led by contractor EllisDon and world-renowned architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) had been selected to design the new Ontario ... read more

Condo, Retail Complex With New LCBO HQs Dubbed Sugar Wharf

100 Queens Quay at Sugar Wharf, LCBO Tower, Menkes, B+H Architects, Toronto
January 12, 2018 12:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we reported on the start of construction for the new LCBO Headquarters office tower on Queens Quay East, marking the first step in redeveloping the 11.5-acre LCBO lands in ... read more

LJM’s Tower Residences at Waterview Approved by OMB

Waterview Condominiums, Tower Residences, LJM, ICON Architects, Grimsby
January 12, 2018 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A late 2017 OMB hearing has resolved a dispute between LJM Developments and a neighbour of their proposed Tower Residences at Waterview project in Grimsby, resulting in the approval of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's King streetcar sees ‘spectacular’ rise in ridership; Sam the Record Man sign shines again in Toronto; As stores around Honest Ed’s sell and shut their doors, ... read more