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Site Being Cleared for Barbara Ann Scott Park Revitalization

Barbara Ann Scott Park revitalization, Canderel Stoneridge, Aura at College Park
April 15, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last June, we reported that plans to revitalize Barbara Ann Scott Park were moving forward. The project, which will be realized using $3 million from Section 37 and 45(9) agreements ... read more

Private Garden a Centrepiece of Diamante's Diamond on Yonge

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
April 15, 2016 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More details of Diamante's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge are emerging as marketing of the 30-storey tower continues. While our previous editorial provided a first glimpse into the amenity spaces ... read more

Introducing Impressions Group's 'The Brownstones of Leaside'

The Brownstones of Leaside, Impressions Group, Peter Higgins Architect
April 15, 2016 10:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New density is being proposed in several neighbourhoods along the path of the under-construction Crosstown LRT, and while high-density towers have become increasingly common in Midtown Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lyft talks Toronto expansion as Uber debate gets underway at city hall; Seventeenth new TTC streetcar on the streets, April 8; Toronto voters prefer ranked balloting; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York

Photo of the Day, Ten York, Toronto, construction
April 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the construction site for Tridel's Ten York Street. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor UrbanOptic, this shot ... read more

29-Storey Tower Proposed at 219 Dundas East

219 Dundas Street East, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects
April 14, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Filmore's Hotel and Gentlemen's Club, and just north of the l'École Gabrielle Roy French-Language elementary school, a 29-storey condo has been proposed at 219-231 Dundas Street ... read more

New Urbanism Film Festival Coming to Toronto This Spring

New Urbanism Film Festival, Toronto
April 14, 2016 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would have been the 100th birthday of urban activist Jane Jacobs is approaching, and the Toronto of today is a far cry from the city she moved to in 1968. To celebrate Jacobs' legacy and the ... read more

Westinghouse Building Facades Cut from Surrounding Structure

King Blue Condos, Greenland Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 14, 2016 1:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost three months since the first signs of structural bracing were spotted on the north and west facades of the Canadian Westinghouse Building, a 6-storey, 1927-built warehouse ... read more

5468796 Meets Oakville: Lake & East Like No Other Condo

Lake & East Condominium Residences, Oakville, by Symmetry, Fortress RDI, Engine
April 14, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article ran briefly at the end of March 2016 with unofficial renderings. It has now been republished with modifications and official renderings. read more

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company to Run Your Rental Condo

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company
April 14, 2016 10:57 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
You've rented your condo unit for a few years, and so far, so good: the rent's coming in, you've kept on top of repairs, and you're pretty sure you're doing this right. So why bring a property ... read more

Throwback Thursday: John Street and Renfrew Place

Throwback Thursday, John Street, OneSixNine Lofts, Toronto, Lamb, Core
April 14, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Street south of Adelaide has taken on a predominantly high-rise built form over the past decade, while the stretch north of it has maintained a much more intimate scale. This week's Throwback ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s proposed Uber rules to face hurdle at committee meeting; Two-thirds of millennials expect to afford a Toronto-area home; Air pollution poses a risk to Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbord Towns

Photo of the Day, Harbord Towns, Oben Flats, superkül, Toronto
April 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, we are looking at the striking exterior of developer Oben Flats' newly built Harbord ... read more

Could the Toronto Zoo Really Get a Levitating Train?

April 13, 2016 4:55 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The Toronto Zoo's management board has unanimously opened the door to a magnetic levitation (maglev) train proposal that would run around the park along the 5km route a monorail once ... read more

Dramatic Transformation of 488 University Avenue Progressing

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
April 13, 2016 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over three months since our last update on the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core ... read more

Denmark's 3XN Designs Next Phase of Tridel's Bayside Community

3XN at Bayside, Toronto, by Tridel, Hines, 3XN
April 13, 2016 4:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The next phase of Tridel and Hines' nascent Bayside Toronto community was revealed today. Just east of the Aqualina and Aquavista construction sites—where cranes are beginning to lift the ... read more

New Rendering Highlights Evolved Design of 75 on The Esplanade

75 on The Esplanade, Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 13, 2016 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five months after a public consultation provided new details about Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' redevelopment of the southwest corner of Church Street and ... read more

More Public Consultations Coming For GO Viaduct in Ward 18

Metrolinx public square Davenport
April 13, 2016 10:30 am | by David Brake | Comments
Following a presentation by Metrolinx of its latest designs for a $570m bridge through Toronto's Davenport neighbourhood to the city's Design Review Panel on Tuesday, April 5, (they ... read more

Toronto's Low-Carbon Future Focus of TransformTO Discussion

TransformTO, TalkTransformation!, Toronto
April 13, 2016 9:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's TransformTO initiative is set to continue this spring with a series of community discussions focusing on Toronto's future as a low-carbon city, to be held later ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's curb enthusiasm: The city's big battle for its smallest spaces; Ontario announces $27-million for rebuild of Toronto’s OCAD University; Councillors want a touring ... read more