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Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville, rainbow
May 7, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunrise view of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured by Forum contributor Benito, this east-facing view from The Uptown Residences shows a faint ... read more

29-Storey Residential Tower Proposed Near Yonge and Finch

15 Holmes Avenue, Toronto, designed by IBI Group for Capital Developments
May 4, 2018 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal by Capital Developments seeks to replace a group of townhomes just southeast of Toronto's Yonge and Finch intersection with a new residential tower. The application seeks ... read more

Hariri Pontarini-Designed Low-Rise Proposed for 12 Ossington

12 Ossington, Toronto, designed by Hariri Pontarini for Hullmark
May 4, 2018 12:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto developer Hullmark is proposing to bring a four-storey commercial and retail development to Ossington Avenue, just north of Queen Street. We first discussed the 12 Ossington ... read more

Heritage Toronto Launches 2018 Tour Season

Heritage Toronto Launches 2018 Tour Season
May 4, 2018 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just in time for the arrival of warm weather, Heritage Toronto is kicking off their 2018 tour season with a series of walks across the city, running until October. Sponsored by TD Bank Group, this ... read more

Feds Announce $13.2bn Fund for Affordable Housing

National Housing Strategy, National Housing Co-Investment Funds, Canada
May 4, 2018 10:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of their previously-announced National Housing Strategy (NHS), the federal government revealed this week a new $13.2-billion National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) that will provide ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Details on Sidewalk Labs’ waterfront tech district remain fuzzy; Rosedale apartment proposal sparks war between residents and developer; St. Clair West public art installation ... read more

Photo of the Day: Grid Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Grid Condos, CentreCourt, IBI Group
May 4, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of CentreCourt Developments' Grid Condos, a 50-storey IBI Group-designed condominium tower at Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection. Submitted ... read more

King Street Public Space Design Competition Winners Announced

Everyone is King, King Street Transit Pilot, King Street, Toronto
May 3, 2018 4:48 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The City of Toronto has released its plan for new public space installations within the King Street Transit Pilot area, including the results of a design-build competition announced in the winter ... read more

Dream Office REIT Proposes 52 Storeys at 250 Dundas West

250 Dundas West, IBI Group, Dream Unlimited, Toronto
May 3, 2018 3:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application by Dream Office REIT is seeking rezoning to permit a 52-storey mixed-use project at 250 Dundas West, just west of University Avenue in Downtown Toronto, currently ... read more

Menkes’ The Eglinton Nears Final Height in Midtown

The Eglinton, Menkes, Toronto, Giannone Petricone Associates
May 3, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area gets plenty of attention on UrbanToronto, with several new high-rise additions helping to create a neighbourhood skyline that rivals the Downtowns of many ... read more

GTA Home Sales and Prices Down in Latest TREB Report

TREB, market report, Toronto, GTA, real estate
May 3, 2018 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest monthly market report issued by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) shows that the recent decline in new home sales is continuing in the Greater Toronto Area. A total of 7,792 sales ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Beacon Condos

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Beacon Condos, Sorbara
May 3, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday looks back to March 2017, when Beacon Condos had just begun its ascent at 5200 Yonge Street, a block north of North York Centre subway station. At that time, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018 8:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC keeps reports about Scarborough RT safety secret from the public; Critics decry lack of ‘democratic participation’ over Sidewalk Labs’ proposed ... read more

Photo of the Day: Berczy Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Sixty Colborne
May 3, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Berczy Park in Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor GabrielHurl, this shot faces northeast across the Claude Cormier + ... read more

Last Half Hot Docs Gems to Catch

The Traffic Separating Device: Helping to push, image by Johan Palmgren
May 2, 2018 11:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With about 260 documentaries being shown this year at Hot Docs, it's been quite the task, despite all of the summaries in the event's guide book, to get a full picture of what's available in ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Rental Tower at 89 Roehampton

89 Roehampton, TAS, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 2, 2018 6:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise residential tower could soon add to the rapidly changing skyline of Midtown Toronto. Having been granted approval in principle by the Ontario Municipal Board, ... read more

New Master Plan to Guide Public Art in Scarborough Centre

Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan, Toronto
May 2, 2018 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to guide the planning of new public art installations in Scarborough Centre, the area bounded by Highway 401, Markham Road, Ellesmere Road, and ... read more

Cladding Adds to King Portland Centre & Kingly Condos

King Portland Centre, Kingly Condos, Allied, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Toronto
May 2, 2018 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the Downtown Toronto site of Allied Properties REIT and RioCan's King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos, where a 13-storey office building fronting King ... read more

DTAH-Designed Celebration Common Coming to Ontario Place

Celebration Common, Ontario Place, DTAH, Toronto
May 2, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Back in February, it was announced that Toronto architecture firm DTAH had been awarded the contract to design Celebration Common, a 20-acre flexible green space planned as part of the ongoing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018 8:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A final peek at the former Weston Bakery in Leslieville before its condo conversion; TTC looking for more ways to ease overcrowding on Yonge subway; Toronto group wants to ... read more