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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 6:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga low-income transit pass struggling to attract users; The intended consequences of new housing policies; Toronto needs to take one last step to reach civic ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow Sunrise

Sunrise of the Humber Bay shores area, image by Andrew S Illingworth via Flickr
October 16, 2016 11:00 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Humber Bay Shores area of South Etobicoke, submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Andrew S Illingworth. This northwest-facing shot captures ... read more

Mattamy's Vita on the Lake to Join Thriving Humber Bay Shores

Mattamy-built towers in the Humber Bay Shores community, Toronto
October 14, 2016 5:48 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the past dozen years, Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area has utterly transformed. The area, which looks out over Lake Ontario to the Downtown Toronto skyline, was once the domain of aging ... read more

Plans Revised for TAS Development at 77 River Street

77 River Street Condos, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects, TAS Developments
October 14, 2016 4:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In an area of Toronto that is rapidly transforming with new construction and development, the West Don Lands and surroundings look nearly unrecognizable from what it used to be just five years ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at Ryerson University's Jarvis St Residence

Ryerson Jarvis Street Residence, Ryerson University, IBI, MPI Group, Toronto
October 14, 2016 2:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The swelling student population at Ryerson University has fostered a surge in demand for rental housing in the area around the Downtown Toronto's campus. Much of this demand is being met ... read more

Ava Luxury Residence Coming to 50 Finch Avenue East

Ava Luxury Condos, 50 Finch Street East, A & Associates
October 14, 2016 11:48 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A mere stone's throw from Finch subway station in the North York City Centre area of Toronto, applicant Hounslow Horsham Corporation is proposing a 9-storey, mixed-use residential development. ... read more

Touring St. Lawrence Condos' Front Street Presentation Centre

St. Lawrence Condos, 158 Front, Toronto, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
October 14, 2016 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
When marketing a condominium development in one of Toronto's oldest and liveliest neighbourhoods, what better than to name the project for the neighbourhood itself? That's the thinking ... read more

Luxury Car Dealership Rising Next to the DVP on Dundas East

October 14, 2016 9:42 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It seems as though the Don Valley is the new hotspot for car dealerships in Toronto, as Grand Touring Automobiles' brand new showroom is currently under construction alongside the DVP at 777 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 7:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rail deck park can happen, because it happened in Weston; A Brief History of the Proposed Scarborough Subway Extension; With home ownership out of reach, many young ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Ritz-Carlton

Photo of the Day, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
October 13, 2016 11:00 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The Ritz-Carlton has been a landmark on Toronto's skyline for five years now. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, we are shown an east-facing ... read more

72-Storey Twin Towers Proposed for Yonge and Carlton

October 13, 2016 4:30 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
The northeast corner of Yonge Street and Carlton Street is slated for major redevelopment, as property owner Northam Realty is looking to rezone the Downtown Toronto site to allow two ... read more

Public Art Installation Unveiled at Morguard's 'The Heathview'

October 13, 2016 3:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Touted as the first purpose-built high-rise rental project constructed in the Forest Hill South/Casa Loma area in over four decades, Morguard Corporation's The Heathview has come a ... read more

City Age: Transportation's Impact on City-Building

Crowds now ride the Union Pearson Express, Union Station, Toronto
October 13, 2016 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The transportation industry is facing its most profound shift in a century, with planners forecasting that as many as 1.5 million more cars will clog the Greater Toronto Area's roads in the next ... read more

Runnymede Fire Station Reopens with New Purpose

A crowd gathers in front of Fire Station 424, Toronto, Runnymede
October 13, 2016 9:48 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In 2013, budget cuts silenced the blaring sirens originating from Fire Station 424 on Runnymede Road just south of Annette in Toronto's West End. While the community worried about the possible ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core Skyline

Throwback Thursday, South Core skyline, Toronto
October 13, 2016 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot can change in just a couple of years in Toronto. One area where high-rise growth is particularly evident is in the burgeoning South Core district, which has grown in a short period from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto youth want more of a say in transit with new platform; Scuttled Crosstown deal sparks debate about Toronto transit and development; East York logo mistakenly left ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Morning

Sunrise captured from Uptown Residences, image by Forum contributor Benito
October 12, 2016 11:00 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a foggy sunrise view facing southeast over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted to the Casa II Condos Forum thread by contributor Benito, this ... read more

Two 32-Storey Towers Proposed for 254 King Street East

Pemberton Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group, 254 King Street East
October 12, 2016 4:53 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A few blocks east of Toronto's Financial District, a proposal has been submitted that would bring significant density to the King-Parliament area. With a growing reputation for its redevelopment ... read more

SkyriseCities Launches Local Calgary Site

Calgary, Alberta, skyline, image by Kevin Cappis
October 12, 2016 3:58 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
We’ve got some news! Just under a year ago we introduced our sister site SkyriseCities, and now we’re pleased to share SkyriseCalgary, the first new local site in the Skyrise network read more

City Age: City-Building Amid Rapid Population Growth

CityAge conference, Toronto
October 12, 2016 2:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Governments are planning for an steady influx of people into the Greater Golden Horseshoe over the next 25 years. They expect the region's population to jump from 9 million today to 13.5 million ... read more