4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel

4800 Yonge St., Menkes Developments, Turner Fleischer, Arquitectonica
October 6, 2016 5:56 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
There was only one development application assessed at the October 4th meeting of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP), when Menkes' 4800 Yonge Street, designed by Arquitectonica and Turner ... read more

Province Proposing Changes to Ontario Municipal Board

Ontario Municipal Board, OMB, Toronto
October 6, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the past few years, Toronto City Councillors including Kristyn Wong-Tam, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Pam McConnell, and Josh Matlow have been taking a stance against the Ontario Municipal Board ... read more

Ryerson University Unveils New Public Realm Plan

Ryerson University, public realm plan, Toronto
October 6, 2016 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Taking cues from the great universities of the world and building on a 2008 Campus Master Plan, Ryerson University has embarked on a long-term plan to upgrade the institution's public spaces. To ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Amenity Spaces at Alterra's 159SW

Library/conference area at 159SW Condos, image courtesy of Alterra
October 6, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over a week ago, the first interior rendering for Alterra Group of Companies' 159SW Condos gave us a glimpse into the building's contemporary U31-designed lobby space, and ... read more

The Lights Come On at Streetcar's Restored Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Streetcar Developments, ERA Architects, Toronto, Riverside
October 6, 2016 10:30 am | by David Rudin | Comments
The Broadview Hotel, until recently home to one of Toronto’s last licensed strip clubs, was itself stripped of its temporary drapes on Wednesday when scaffolding on the corner of Broadview and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Financial District

Throwback Thursday, Financial District, Toronto
October 6, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as the heart of Canada's economy, Toronto's Financial District has been in a constant state of metamorphosis for decades as new investment continues to pour into the district. A handful of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto City Council votes to study John Tory’s rail-deck park; Toronto home sales are still rising as Vancouver’s drop; Province proposes limiting powers of Ontario ... read more

Photo of the Day: City View

View north over Toronto's Entertainment District, image by Jonathan Castellino
October 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, today's Photo of the Day features an impressive view of the Toronto cityscape. Captured from atop Theatre Park on ... read more

Touring Deloitte's Podium at the New Bay Adelaide Centre East

Deloitte, Bay Adelaide Centre East, Brookfield Property Partners
October 5, 2016 5:50 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Rising 44 storeys on the northwest corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets in Toronto's Financial Core stands Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East. Largely completed in late 2015 with ... read more

CityAge: Bonnie Crombie Wants Politics Out of Transit Planning

Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga, GTHA, Transit, Infrastructure, CityAge
October 5, 2016 3:36 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
“Regionally integrated transit is necessary,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie tells me. “We all have different zone rates and that should be unified.” On the verge of commuting through these ... read more

Ontario Announces New Funding to End Urban Homelessness

October 5, 2016 2:30 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
The Province of Ontario has increased its efforts to end homelessness by providing new funding for municipalities through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative. Chris Ballard, Ontario's ... read more

TTC to start One-Person Train Operation on Sheppard Line 4

Driver's Cab, One-Person Train Operation, Sheppard Subway, Toronto
October 5, 2016 12:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto Transit Commission passengers aboard Line 4 (Sheppard) trains may notice a distinct difference when they board this Sunday, October 9. That's when the TTC starts its "one-person train ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
October 5, 2016 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demand for new homes remains high in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village, where a phalanx of planned and under-construction condominium towers are building on the area's established charm while ... read more

Explainer: Manhattanization

October 5, 2016 10:58 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' looks at the term 'Manhattanization', a high-rise densification phenomenon that has been referred to when talking up many city downtown growth spurts across the globe, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016 7:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Poll finds support for Mayor Tory's budget austerity; Scarborough subway might already be off track; Developer threatens to fight plans for Toronto rail-deck park; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Death of the Sun

"Death of the Sun" at Nuit Blanche, image by Frank Lemire via Flickr
October 5, 2016 12:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 11th annual Nuit Blanche now in the books, photos of the event's avant garde installations are now appearing in our Flickr Pool. Among the most popular installations was "Death ... read more

Details Emerge for Sweeny & Co Proposal at 502 Adelaide West

Sweeney & Co. Architects, Portland Adelaide Developments Inc.
October 4, 2016 6:57 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the ever changing landscape that is the King-Spadina area—a once desolate district that was home to broken urban fabric, surface parking lots, run down post-war buildings, and accompanied with ... read more

First Glimpse of Suite Layouts at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

SCOOP Condos, Graywood Developments, SMV Architects, Toronto
October 4, 2016 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mid-rise redevelopment of Toronto's St. Clair West continues its westward expansion, with new buildings promising increased density in line with the carrying capacity of the street's recently ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: Naomi Klein and Mirko Zardini

Naomi Klein (L) and Mirko Zardini (R), image courtesy of U of T
October 4, 2016 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture is continuing their 2016 lecture series with an upcoming talk titled "What comes after the environment?". Presented in collaboration with the ... read more

Big City Mayors Come Together at 2016 Toronto Housing Summit

October 4, 2016 11:37 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Regent Park’s Daniels Spectrum served as the ideal location to host the 2016 Toronto Housing Summit, an event that brought together mayors and representatives from Canada’s largest municipalities ... read more