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Richardsonian Romanesque Icon Reborn as Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Toronto, by Streetcar, Dream, ERA Architects, DesignAgency
July 28, 2017 4:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Easily outmuscling the recently shuttered Dangerous Dan's as a Queen and Broadview landmark, Toronto's former Jilly's strip club has been reintroduced to the urban fold as the new Broadview Hotel. ... read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 3:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

George Brown Planning Tall Wood Building on the Waterfront

George Brown College Waterfront Campus, The Arbour, Toronto
July 28, 2017 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
George Brown College (GBC) officially opened their 380,000 ft² Waterfront Campus' first phase—now known as the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences—just shy of five years ... read more

Daniels Celebrates 20 Years Working with Habitat for Humanity

The Hassan family with Daniels's Vice President, Don Pugh and Executive Vice Pre
July 28, 2017 2:12 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity GTA and The Daniels Corporation celebrated 20 years of working together to provide affordable homeownership for those in need. Private developer ... read more

Smart House Blushing a bit Red as it nears its Final Height

Smart House, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 28, 2017 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly four months since we last covered the construction of Urban Capital and Malibu Investments' Smart House, a 25-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Manulife Centre's Concrete Making Way for Glassy Addition

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon
July 28, 2017 10:20 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
At the southeast corner of Bay and Bloor, and across much of the block, work has been progressing over the past few weeks on the Manulife Centre's Podium and Streetscape Revitalization. Since ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say; After massive effort, Toronto Island ready to re-open; How tall buildings in the burbs are killing our ... read more

Photo of the Day: Broadview Hotel

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Broadview Hotel
July 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's newest boutique hotel has opened its doors. Streetcar Developments and Dream Unlimited's Broadview Hotel has restored an 1891-built structure at Queen and ... read more

Massive Tower Complex in the Works for Scarborough Centre

120 Grangeway Avenue, Goldman Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
July 27, 2017 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Continuing our coverage of last week's Design Review Panel (DRP) that focused on the future of Scarborough Centre, a pre-application presentation was held for a significant condo development at ... read more

Shoring and Site Prep Underway for CIBC Square on Bay Street

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre Architects
July 27, 2017 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since a ceremonial groundbreaking was held to commemorate the start of construction on Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines' CIBC Square just over a month ago, ... read more

Sales Centre Relocated, Construction Comes Soon for The Davies

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
July 27, 2017 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is just around the corner for Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies, a boutique condominium development coming to Avenue Road north of Dupont, in Midtown Toronto. The ... read more

Demolition Clearing Site for The Well at Front and Spadina

The Well, HPA, AAA, BDP Architects, aA, Diamond Corp, Allied, RioCan, Toronto
July 27, 2017 1:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On the west side of Downtown Toronto and the northwest corner of Front and Spadina, demolition work is making way for The Well, the much-anticipated master-planned, mixed-use community that will ... read more

Construction Underway at Alterra's 36-Storey 159SW Tower

159SW, Toronto, by Alterra Group of Companies, Richmond Architects, Quadrangle
July 27, 2017 10:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and donut shop is now a construction site. Developed by the Alterra Group of Companies, the 36-storey ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Pears on the Avenue

Throwback Thursday, Pears on the Avenue, Toronto
July 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For many years, the southwest corner of Avenue Road and Pears, just north of Davenport, was home to a luxury auto dealership. In early 2010, work began on converting the former Downtown Fine Cars ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands set to reopen after severe spring flooding; Home-price downturn? Not in these neighbourhoods; Toronto's oldest ferry set to launch again; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honeydale Mall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Etobicoke, Honeydale Mall, abandoned
July 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Etobicoke's Honeydale Mall, a shuttered retail establishment at 5555 Dundas Street West. Captured by drone and submitted by Forum ... read more

'The Blue Snake': First Look at the Upcoming Scarborough Centre Subway Station

Scarborough Centre Subway Station, Toronto, AECOM, Infrastructure Ontario
July 26, 2017 4:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was all Scarborough Centre at last week's Design Review Panel (DRP) session, as three major projects were presented that will drastically transform the suburban centre on the east side of ... read more

Excavation Prepping Midtown Site of Shiplake's Lillian Park

Lillian Park, Shiplake Management, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Toronto
July 26, 2017 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area is bursting at the seams with new development, as property owners scramble to maximize residentially-zoned land with added density, some of it on properties which ... read more

2017 NXT City Prize Seeks Four Winning Public Realm Ideas

Mackenzie Keast and Justin Leclair of NXT City, last week at the Gladstone Hotel
July 26, 2017 2:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Justin Leclair, Co-Founder and Director of Research and Strategy. My official title is Co-Founder and Director of Business Development read more

Iconic Sam the Record Man Sign Lights up Yonge-Dundas this Fall

The sign above Yonge-Dundas Square, image via City of Toronto
July 26, 2017 1:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just over three years after a relocation of the flashy Yonge Street icon was announced, the Sam the Record Man sign is set to return to Downtown Toronto this Fall, when it will be installed on ... read more