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CBRE Q2 Office Figures Reveal Continued Strength in Market

Toronto skyline, image by Sanjay Chauhan via Flickr
August 8, 2016 11:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE's recently-released second quarter office figures show continued strength in Toronto's commercial real estate market, a fact recently underlined by the revelation that Downtown Toronto now ... read more

82-Unit Affordable Rental Development Planned Near Casa Loma

200 Madison Avenue, McKnight Charron Limited Architects, Madison View, Toronto
August 8, 2016 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost 8 years after the City of Toronto's Planning Department recommended approval of an 82-unit affordable housing development located at 200 Madison Avenue in Toronto's Casa Loma ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why our ravines are the city below Toronto; Toronto 'urgently' needs better standards to fix broken elevators; After long rally, Canada’s housing market may be primed for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Flyover

Flight over Toronto, image by Dan Sedran via Flickr
August 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dan Sedran, takes us on a flight over Downtown Toronto. Captured from above the Financial District shortly before ... read more

32 Storeys Proposed at Southeast Corner of Shuter and Mutual

81 Shuter, Toronto, by Hyde Park Homes, architectsAlliance
August 5, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately east of the massive surface parking lot that could soon be replaced by the towers of 88 Queen East, the southeast corner of Shuter and Mutual is now also subject to a high-rise ... read more

Video Tour of Aragon's of Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2016 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now well into its registration phase, marketing material continues to be released for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley. After getting a taste of the project's interior and exterior features ... read more

Scale Model Highlights Design of Plaza and Berkeley's 'The Met'

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
August 5, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently paid a visit to the presentation centre for Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, giving us a more complete look at the high-rise condominium development in Vaughan's ... read more

Cluster of High-Rises Remaking the Church Street Corridor

365 Church, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
August 5, 2016 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long Toronto's main north-south artery—and most famous street—Downtown Yonge Street has recently also become a poster child for the impacts of new development. As a wave of ongoing and proposed ... read more

Province Announces New Funding for Hospital Repairs, Upgrades

 Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, image by Lori Whelan
August 5, 2016 11:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
To meet the needs of a gradually increasing population in Ontario, the provincial government has announced a new round of funding for hospitals around the province, including notable Toronto ... read more

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on Scarborough Build

140 Pinery Trail, Habitat for Humanity, Giannone Petricone Associates, Toronto
August 5, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday morning, members of the Toronto Foundation board of directors and Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) were joined by Mayor John Tory to celebrate the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why the Proposed Rail Deck Park Should Make Toronto Hopeful; Byford says TTC’s pinching pennies, would not oppose task force; Toronto drivers are already parking in the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Valley Bridge

Rosedale Valley Bridge, image by AshtonPal via Flickr
August 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The prescient inclusion of a rail deck below the main expanse of the Prince Edward Viaduct—decades before the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway line—is a well known bit of Toronto trivia. ... read more

Terraced Mid-Rise Rental Proposed on Dundas at the Humber

4125 Dundas West, TACT Architecture, Toronto
August 4, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent proposal tabled for a site on Dundas Street immediately west of the Humber River aims to create an appropriate transition between the medium density developments to the west and the ... read more

Exhibit Residences' Shifting Design Shapes Up on Bloor West

Exhibit Residences, Toronto, by Bazis, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli
August 4, 2016 2:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Directly across the street from the jagged form of the ROM's Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, the Rosario Varacalli-designed Exhibit Residences is now in the latter stages of construction on Toronto's ... read more

Major Residential Development Proposed Near Wilson Subway

4-6 Tippett Road, Malibu Investments, RAW Design, Toronto
August 4, 2016 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area east of Wilson subway station on TTC Line 1 has been in a state of flux for some time. Recent developments such as Gramercy Park and The Station Condos have added new life to ... read more

Berczy Park: Fountain Installed as Fall Completion Targeted

Berczy Park, City of Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
August 4, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Though the one-of-a-kind park's planned summer opening has been pushed back to October 31st, there has been plenty of construction progress at Toronto's Berczy Park in recent weeks. With the 'dog ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fashion House

Toronto Silver Plate Building and Fashion House construction site
August 4, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers a recent heritage restoration in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. Over three years ago, construction was well underway at the site of Freed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chief won’t endorse ‘unpalatable’ budget cuts; The skinny on Toronto's new extra skinny condos; ‘Troubling trend’ seen as Toronto posts record July home sales; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rotman School of Management

Photo of the Day, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, KPMB
August 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2012 expansion of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management by KPMB Architects added a new $93 million building to the university's fast-changing main campus. ... read more

Tory Announces Plan for 21-Acre "Rail Deck Park" Downtown

August 3, 2016 3:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Standing at the northwestern edge of Concord CityPlace's Block 36 North, Mayor John Tory announced a plan to create a 21-acre park above the rail corridor that cuts through an area that has ... read more