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Inclusionary Zoning Debate Continues as City Opposes Bill 204

September 13, 2016 4:50 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto’s affordable housing crisis is no secret. The number of families on waiting lists for subsidized housing increased by 1.6 per cent this year, the average home price increased by 18 per ... read more

SMV Design Brings Mid-Rise Luxury to Avenue Road

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
September 13, 2016 3:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Overlooking Robertson Davies Park, the site of Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies is part of a typologically varied stretch of Toronto's Avenue Road. With the breakaway 'Republic of Rathnelly' to its ... read more

Vita on the Lake to Offer Wide Range of Unit Layouts

Southeast view of Vita on the Lake, image courtesy of Mattamy/Biddington
September 13, 2016 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid urban renewal of South Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores community is showing no signs of stopping, with marketing now well underway for Mattamy Homes and Biddington ... read more

SMASHED: Charity Table Tennis Tournament Returns Sept. 30

SMASHED, by Lifetime Developments, Zancor Homes
September 13, 2016 11:10 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
On Friday, September 30th, Lifetime Developments and Zancor Homes' annual Smashed Ping Pong event returns for its 5th year. This year, UrbanToronto joins the event as a sponsor, partnering with a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How Toronto’s latest mega tower got the green light; In/Future festival to transform Ontario Place; Mysterious structure in Lake Ontario part of new Ashbridge’s Bay treatment plant ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening on the Dock

Evening view from the east shore of Humber Bay, image by ...Iwonttell via Flickr
September 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an end-of Summer scene captured from the east shore of Toronto's Humber Bay. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ...Iwonttell, this shot shows ... read more

Construction for the Mississauga Transitway Continues

Mississauga Transitway, City of Mississauga, Metrolinx, GO Transit, MiWay, Steve
September 12, 2016 4:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto spends years debating subway versus light rail transit in Scarborough—and even more years waiting for contractors to finish building a subway to York University and Vaughan. Brampton ... read more

Toronto Providing Low-Cost Financing for Apartment Retrofits

September 12, 2016 4:06 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now in its final year, the City of Toronto's High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) pilot project incentivizes energy-efficient upgrades and retrofits for Toronto's ageing ... read more

Demolition Wipes Slate Clean for Two Dundas & Jarvis Towers

Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta, Grid Condos, CentreCourt, Toronto
September 12, 2016 3:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fuelled by surging land values and a short supply of student housing, urban renewal is coming to Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection. read more

Sunday School Lofts: Boutique Condo Launching by the Danforth

Sunday School Lofts, Toronto, by Grid Developments, George Popper Architects
September 12, 2016 11:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC's Line 2 runs beneath the Danforth, making the area just east of the Don Valley one of the most transit-accessible stretches of Toronto, but the area's established residential character ... read more

Exterior Taking Shape at U of T's Daniels Architecture Building

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Toronto
September 12, 2016 11:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity continues to transform the 1875-built former Knox College building at 1 Spadina Crescent. Soon to become the new home of the U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC may cut streetcar order amid 'ongoing dramas' with Bombardier; Presto: A Botched Opportunity to Market Transit in Toronto?; Meet the Toronto 20-year-old who figured ... read more

Photo of the Day: Framed

View of 7 St. Thomas, framed by the vehicle exit of 1 St. Thomas
September 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Charles Street, just east of St. Thomas Street in Toronto's Yorkville area. Submitted to the 7 St. Thomas Forum thread by contributor condovo, this shot ... read more

Revised 65-Storey 1 Eglinton East Proposal Submitted to City

1 Eglinton East, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, Davpart
September 9, 2016 4:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a review of comments from Toronto's Planning Department and the City's Design Review Panel in particular, a revised proposal for a mixed-use tower at Yonge and Eglinton has been ... read more

St. Lawrence Condos Joins Rapidly Evolving Front Street East

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook
September 9, 2016 3:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of the St. Lawrence Market, Toronto's Front Street quickly transitions from a manicured, tourist-oriented promenade to a quieter—and mostly residential—thoroughfare. From Lower Jarvis to the ... read more

Introducing Madison Homes' 'Real Towns' in Vaughan

Real Towns, image courtesy of Madison Homes
September 9, 2016 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A short distance northwest of the Bathurst and Rutherford Road area of Thornhill in Vaughan, Madison Homes is now marketing a new modern townhome development at the intersection ... read more

Avant Garde Design of Lake & East Condos Covers Inside & Out

Lake & East, Oakville, Symmetry, Fortress, Engine, 5468796, Land Art Design
September 9, 2016 1:38 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new project by Winnipeg's 5468796 Architecture is set to bring modern design to Oakville's waterfront. Located a short distance from Lake Ontario, the edgy design of Lake & East ... read more

Sophisticated U31 Interior Design at Canvas Condominium

Canvas Condominium, Marlin Spring, U31, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
September 9, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Capitalizing on both the growing demand for housing in proximity to rapid transit and a recent push for mid-rise developments along Toronto's arterials, several medium-density projects have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does a complete street look like?; Explaining the 1,190 subway delays during TTC’s peak season in 2015; Toronto's architectural legacy influences new developments; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Open Roof

Aerial view of the Rogers Centre with the roof open, image by Dan Sedran via Fli
September 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dan Sedran, today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the Rogers Centre with its roof open. Captured just before sunset, this view ... read more