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Throwback Thursday: Nelson Street in the Entertainment District

Throwback Thursday, Nelson Street, Toronto
March 19, 2015 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The transformation of Toronto's Entertainment District into a high-density mixed-use district continues with the construction of new residential and commercial space, filling in the few remaining ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former Brampton mayor Susan Fennell’s city compensation totalled nearly half a million dollars in 2014; Deputy mayor wants Toronto to reopen casino debate with report on Woodbine ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Trails

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, highway, traffic
March 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Intensification south of the downtown core has really changed the feel of the elevated Gardiner Expressway's route through the city centre. New high-rises tower over the highway to create an urban ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, nARCHITECTS, ZAS Architects

Stoss Landscape Urbanism, nARCHITECTS, ZAS Architects, Toronto, Ferry Termina
March 18, 2015 5:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The journey to 'the Island' is the quintessential Toronto experience, and it should be exciting. Once you're on the ferry it usually is, but the trip actually begins at the terminal at the foot of ... read more

Perkins+Will Presents 'Public Space Rules' at Ryerson Architecture

Ryerson Church Street Development, Perkins+Will, Toronto
March 18, 2015 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's planned 28-storey Church Street Development near Church and Dundas will mark another step in the university's ongoing expansion. With land prices remaining high year after ... read more

Unique Features Proposed For Mizrahi Developments' The One

The retail atrium would extend 60 metres through the first 8 levels of The One
March 18, 2015 3:10 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Details on The One, an 80-storey residential and retail development on the corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets, have been long anticipated since the sale of the land was announced last year. Mizrahi ... read more

Provincial Government to Review Growth and Greenbelt Plans

Greenbelt Plan, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Oak Ridges Moraine
March 18, 2015 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since 2005 7,200 square kilometres of land has been protected from development by provincial Greenbelt legislation, inhibiting urban sprawl while ensuring the preservation of rural landscapes ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Look at the Shortlisted Ferry Terminal Proposals; Metrolinx hopes GO Train bridge plan will win over Toronto residents; That $1 million Toronto home just got ... read more

Photo of the Day: Victory Soya Mills Silos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Victory Soya Mills Silos
March 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1943, the Victory Soya Mills Silos were an important facility on Toronto's formerly industrial waterfront. The storage silos operated until 1991, before becoming yet another ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: Quadrangle Architects, aLLDesign, Janet Rosenberg & Studio

Beach, splash pad, walkway, image by Quadrangle, aLLDesign, Janet Rosenberg
March 17, 2015 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The journey to 'the Island' is the quintessential Toronto experience, and it should be exciting. Once you're on the ferry it usually is, but the trip actually begins at the terminal at the foot of ... read more

First Pour for the Code Condos on St Clair Avenue West

BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments, The Code Condos, Hariri Pontarini
March 17, 2015 3:33 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For those Torontonians who do not want to live in the hustle and bustle of the downtown core or in one of the many condominium high-rises that have been built over the past decade, but who still ... read more

Tridel's Aquavista Condo To Offer Lake and Park Views

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
March 17, 2015 2:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The transformative redevelopment of Toronto's harbourside lands, or "blue edge" in Waterfront Toronto parlance, continues with Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside. The ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Competition Images Live

Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, Scott Torrance, Toronto
March 17, 2015 1:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The largest set of images ever inputted to one of our dataBase files is now live for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Design Competition currently being held by Waterfront Toronto. Revealed ... read more

Toronto to Get a New Courthouse Adjacent to City Hall

March 17, 2015 11:28 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
While more and more people chose to live in Downtown Toronto to enjoy an urban way of life, the primary land use in this changing part of town remains quite unchanged as businesses and government ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amazon expands in Canada with move to new Toronto skyscraper; Milton gears up to fight CN intermodal centre; A tour of Toronto’s skyline in the summer of 1930; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Icy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, ice, Winter
March 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now escaping the icy grip of a long, cold Winter, and once again appreciating the mild temperatures and sunshine that signal the start of Spring. While the cold weather is on the way out, ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Reveals Ferry Terminal Competition Entries

March 16, 2015 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has revealed the entries from each of the five teams competing to design the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal redevelopment at the foot of Bay Street. The current terminal is ... read more

Tableau Condos Taking Shape in the Entertainment District

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
March 16, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Out of the many condo developments rising in Toronto's Entertainment District, few will offer a street level experience as visually engaging as the Wallman Architects-designed Tableau ... read more

Studio2 Continues to Rise Next to Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
March 16, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the few months since we last caught up with Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio on Richmond, there has been plenty of progress to report on about the Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Organizers to announce Pan Am Games torchbearers today; Is the third time a charm for Rexdale revitalization?; Metrolinx puts a train-mad seven-year-old in the driver seat; and ... read more