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Eglinton Connects Moves Another Step Forward

Eglinton Connects will transform the street. Image by City of Toronto.
August 7, 2014 6:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The much-discussed Eglinton Connects project is one step closer to fruition after the City of Toronto's Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted Part 2 of the Planning Study’s Phase 1 ... read more

Lower Floors Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
August 7, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new condominium project rising at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Designed by TACT ... read more

Canary Park Condos Launching to the Public This Saturday

Canary Park Condos, Toronto, by KPMB Architects for DundeeKilmer
August 7, 2014 1:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Lower Don Lands have moved away from their recent past as vacant former industrial sites and are developing together into one of the Toronto's newest neighbourhoods, the Canary ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Richmond Street from Sherbourne

Throwback Thursday, Richmond, Sherbourne, Toronto
August 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New commercial and residential developments continue to stitch in the tears in our city's urban fabric, and we have been highlighting this growth with a weekly feature called Throwback Thursday. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell illegally lowered salary, expert says; Toronto police chair accused of grandstanding; Toronto officials not separating Adelaide bike lane ... read more

Photo of the Day: Barrel Vault

Photo of the Day, skywalk, UP Express
August 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The large barrel-vaulted section of the skywalk running to the south of Station Street, between York and Simcoe, is a popular spot for photography in Toronto. It's transparent and translucent roof ... read more

Revitalization of St. James Town Just Getting Under Way

Demolition of former retail space at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, image by android
August 6, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. James Town is known as Canada's most densely populated neighbourhood. Primarily comprised of mid 20th-century rental apartment buildings, pockets of revitalization within this low-income ... read more

OMB Approves Freed Developments' Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Freed Developments
August 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario Municipal Board has approved by a zoning amendment application and the site plan for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey condominium to be built at King Street East and Church Streets just ... read more

Revised Plan Reveals an Evolving Design for Alaska Condos

Alaska Condos, Will Alsop, Quadrangle Architects, Bianca Pollak, ALL Design
August 6, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have been resubmitted to the City Planning Department for Alaska Condos, a mid-rise condominium development proposed by developer Bianca Pollak for the corner of Yonge Street and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx pulls embarrassing UP Express video off the web; Forensic audit renews controversy over Brampton mayor’s spending; Toronto may part ways with City Hall café ... read more

Photo of the Day: The ROM

Photo of the Day, ROM
August 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The modern crystalline addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, or ROM, is easily one of the most polarizing examples of architecture in the city. Most who know the building either love it or hate ... read more

Approval Recommended for Mixed-Use Tower at King and Spadina

57 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Corp, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
August 5, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting a development approved in Toronto is a lengthy and meticulous process. A development proposal for 57 Spadina Avenue designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects for Diamond ... read more

Approval Recommended for Two Major Office Towers Downtown

156 Front West, Cadillac Fairview, AS + GG, B+H Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2014 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the new development we see across Toronto these days comes in the form of high-rise condominium towers, especially in the area surrounding Downtown. The condos are adding vitality to ... read more

Redevelopment Proposed for 60-Acre Celestica Site in Don Mills

Celestica, re-zoning, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 5, 2014 11:20 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The largest redevelopment proposal triggered to date by the construction of the Crosstown LRT has been received by the City of Toronto. Electronics manufacturer Celestica ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's inspiring Inglis sign dismantled after nearly 40 years; Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair’s replacement a hot topic at city hall; Doug Ford claims media leak of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rolling Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, fog
August 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had some pretty interesting weather this Summer, and by interesting we mean unpredictable. The season has been marked with shifts from hot to cool and from clear to foggy, and the varying ... read more

Toronto's First POPS Plaque Unveiled in Concord CityPlace

The first POPS plaque is officially revealed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 1, 2014 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A City of Toronto initiative to identify and label Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces (POPS) had its first plaque unveiling Thursday. Located below the Parade towers at Concord CityPlace, ... read more

Modern meets Muskoka at Lakeside Lodge in Huntsville

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Deerhurst Resort has been a fixture in Muskoka for over a century, providing Ontarians with a serene lakefront getaway on the Canadian Shield, away from the hustle and ... read more

City Recommends Approval of Revised College and Huron Proposal

231-237 College Condos Toronto by Shiu Pong and Kirkor Architects
August 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed condominium redevelopment of a site at College and Huron Streets is one step closer to fruition, with the City's Planning Department now recommending the approval by Council of recently ... read more

Hotel X Construction Will Make A Difference At This Year's 'Ex'

Hotel X, Library Hotel Collection, Brookfield Multiplex, NORR Architects
August 1, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now upon us, many Torontonians are counting down to the start of the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), a longstanding Summer tradition in the city. Attendees of this year's ... read more