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Photo of the Day: Scotia Plaza

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, Scotia Plaza
June 8, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a detail view of Scotia Plaza, Toronto's second tallest building when measured by roof height. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this view highlights ... read more

Denmark's COBE Architects Rethink Toronto's Scrivener Square

Scrivener Court, Toronto, by Diamond Corp. Tricon, COBE Architects
June 7, 2017 5:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of the former North Toronto railway station—and current Summerhill LCBO—Scrivener Square is the site of what could become a new Toronto landmark. Designed by Copenhagen's COBE Architects, an ... read more

Topped-Off Arthaus Residences Joins Downtown Ottawa Skyline

Arthaus Residences, Ottawa, DevMcGill, Régis Côté, KPMB, Barry Padolsky
June 7, 2017 2:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now standing at its full height of 23 storeys, DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court is entering the latter stages of construction in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market neighbourhood. ... read more

Toronto Revising Rules and Fees for Sidewalk Cafés

Aerial view of sidewalk patio at Against the Grain restaurant, image by UT Flick
June 7, 2017 1:45 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
The City of Toronto is currently reviewing a report which recommends updates to its bylaw covering sidewalk patios. Revised guidelines include the goal of improving walking space in areas ... read more

Lower JCT: Mixed-Use Draft Building Coming to Sterling Road

Draft Building, SvN Architects + Planners, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
June 7, 2017 11:35 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
A Site Plan Approval (SPA) has been submitted to the City of Toronto by Castlepoint Numa and Greybrook Capital for the latest element of Toronto's burgeoning Lower Junction. Known as ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Vita Two On The Lake

Vita Two On The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
June 7, 2017 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its introduction earlier this Spring, Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group have continued to release more detail about their Vita Two on The Lake development, as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The friendly yet familiar design of Toronto’s new Albion library; How Did the Province Do on Land-Use Plan Amendments?; Union Summer market stops for station ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sharp Centre for Design

Photo of the Day, Toronto, OCAD U, Sharp Centre for Design, Will Alsop
June 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a unique view of a well-known Toronto landmark. This view takes us to OCAD U's Sharp Centre for Design, which features a playful design by British ... read more

Toronto City Council Approve College Street Study

College Street Study, City of Toronto
June 6, 2017 5:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Five years ago in February 2012, Toronto & East York Community Council (TEYCC) requested that City staff review the existing policy context for College Street, focusing on the stretch west of ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

IO and Metrolinx Announce Hurontario LRT Design-Build Shortlist

June 6, 2017 4:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced a shortlist of three consortiums "to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project," ... read more

$100 Million Manulife Centre Revitalization Kicks Off on Bloor

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon, B+H
June 6, 2017 2:21 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
With hoarding now surrounding Toronto's Manulife Centre, the complex's $100 million podium and streetscape renewal is getting underway at Bloor and Bay. Set to be anchored by a 50,000 ft² Giannone ... read more

First Look at Plaza's 33-Storey Mississauga Square

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Mississauga
June 6, 2017 2:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A growing corridor of high-rise residential developments along Mississauga's Hurontario Street is about to get denser. The latest project to enter marketing in this area is Plaza's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands flooding should prompt real discussion on climate change; Toronto’s housing market feels chill from provincial measures; Toronto’s ambitious bike plan, one ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hall to Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Old City Hall, Downtown
June 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New photos from 2017's Doors Open Toronto continue to appear on our Flickr Pool, including the view from the shuttered City Hall observation deck featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted by ... read more

Toronto Home Sales Decline as New Listings Surge

TREB market report, GTA housing, home prices, Toronto condos
June 5, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A large drop in the rate of GTA home sales in May—20.3% behind the same period in 2016—is being weighed against the positives of a substantial increase in new listings. Market reports in recent ... read more

Henry Moore's Large Two Forms Find New Home at Grange Park

Grange Park, Henry Moore Large Two Forms, Toronto
June 5, 2017 3:13 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Bookended by OCAD University to the east and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) immediately to the north, Grange Park is just over a month away from the official re-opening. In our last ... read more

City Implements Safety Improvements to Martin Goodman Trail

West of Exhibition Place, the trail runs adjacent to traffic, image via Google M
June 5, 2017 2:10 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Following a cycling fatality on May 24, the City has installed 366 meters of temporary barrier fencing on Toronto's Martin Goodman Trail, providing additional separation from trail users and ... read more

Striking Shape of New Eaton Centre Bridge Becoming Apparent

Eaton Centre bridge, Cadillac Fairview, Zeidler, Wilkinson Eyre, Toronto
June 5, 2017 1:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just under two weeks ago we last checked in on the construction of the new pedestrian bridge soon to re-connect the main section Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre with the ... read more

New Design Submitted for 53-63 Sheppard West Development

53-63 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, by Grmada, WZHM, Pellow + Associates
June 5, 2017 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A block and a half west of Yonge Street, a site on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West straddles the boundary of what the City of Toronto regards as three very different contexts. Just west of ... read more