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Madison's Real Towns Coming to Vaughan's Lebovic Campus Drive

Real Towns, Vaughan, by Madison Homes, Flangan Beresford Patterson Arhictects
November 21, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of Lebovic Campus Drive and Ilan Ramon Boulevard, a new residential community is quickly taking shape in Vaughan. Rows of detached homes already fill out the landscape to ... read more

Finishing Details Coming Together for Berczy Park

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
November 21, 2016 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since closing for a rebuild late last year, Toronto's Berczy Park has been transformed through a major design overhaul led by acclaimed landscape architects Claude Cormier + ... read more

Stafford's Boutique Avenue & Park Launches on Avenue Road

Avenue & Park, Toronto, by Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI
November 21, 2016 3:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Lawrence, Stafford Homes' Avenue & Park launched last week with a Friends & Family event celebrating the upcoming condominium. Contributing 36 units to the upmarket stretch, ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Street Condos Rising into South Core Skyline

Ten York Street, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 21, 2016 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Four months since our last look at Tridel's Ten York Street Condos, the 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium development has begun to impact skyline views as it rises ... read more

Below Grade Structures Taking Shape at King Blue Condos

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
November 21, 2016 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity at the Entertainment District site of Greenland Group's King Blue reached a major milestone back in April, when the first cuts were made into the Canadian ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes eyed as loading zones for those aiding the disabled; Torontonians support Rail Deck Park; Construction ends, streetcars resume on St. Clair; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: New Additions

Photo of the Day, Harbour Plaza, Ten York, 88 Scott, Toronto
November 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a handful of new condominium towers rising into the Toronto skyline. Submitted to the Ten York Street Forum thread by contributor skycandy, this view from a Regent ... read more

#CityResolve—Along the Lake, Up the Humber—ULI Bikes with Jennifer Keesmaat

ULI Bike Ride, At the Oculus on the Humber Trail, image by Craig White
November 18, 2016 6:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been a beautiful Fall in Toronto. This season, which like Spring often feels like an all-too-brief transition between the real seasons of cold and heat, has actually given us a serious dose ... read more

Tracking the Continued Progress of Union Station's Revitalization

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
November 18, 2016 5:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the better part of the last decade, the revitalization of Union Station has served to improve the efficiency, aesthetics, and overall experience of Toronto's central rail hub. While the ... read more

Garbage Privatization: Inside Toronto's Two-Tier System

Toronto refuse, image by UT Flickr contributor Bryan Bonnici
November 18, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Ford administration's privatization of residential garbage pick-up east of Yonge in 2011, the City of Toronto's waste management has remained in a somewhat awkward state of ... read more

Trio of High-Rises Changing Face of Jarvis and Dundas

New Student Residence, Toronto, by Ryerson, MPI Group, IBI Group
November 18, 2016 2:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For decades, the corner of Dundas and Jarvis remained one of Downtown Toronto's less prominent major intersections. Seemingly at the edge of the city while simultaneously at its heart, the corner ... read more

Tridel's Alter Rises Above Grade on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto
November 18, 2016 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is picking up speed at the site of Tridel's Alter, an architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower that will soon stand 33 storeys over Church Street, just north of Gerrard Street, ... read more

Infill Coming to Tower-in-the-Park Site at 555 The West Mall

555 The West Mall, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
November 18, 2016 12:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Furthering a growing trend of intensifying underutilized space in Toronto's outmoded Tower-in-the-Park communities, a new proposal is seeking to add a 24-storey purpose built rental tower ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Renting in Toronto's downtown core an increasingly competitive process; Quarter of TTC surface routes regularly exceed crowding standards; TTC set to increase fares for ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Eglinton Grand Theatre

Photo of the Day: The Eglinton Grand Theatre
November 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
The Eglinton Theatre opened its doors on April 15, 1936, featuring an Art Deco design by noted local architects Harold Solomon Kaplan and Abraham Sprachman. In the decades that followed, ... read more

Waterworks Building Redevelopment Looks to History for Cues

Waterworks Building Redevelopment, Toronto, by MOD, Woodcliffe, Diamond Schmitt
November 17, 2016 4:59 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In October, MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Properties' launch event saw the long vacant Waterworks Building become part of Toronto's King West scene for an evening. The evening offered a ... read more

J. Davis House Almost Sold Out, Construction Begins Early 2017

J. Davis House, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
November 17, 2016 4:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mid-rise development in Toronto's Yonge and Davisville area is primed to start construction in early 2017. Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House will soon rise ... read more

Enhanced Public Realm Planned at home: Power and Adelaide

home: Power and Adelaide, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hullmark
November 17, 2016 4:14 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the March meeting of the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel, a bulky 23-storey proposal stretching from Adelaide to Richmond west of Power Street was assessed by the panelists. While the ... read more

Inviting Amenities Offered at Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
November 17, 2016 2:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the new northwest terminus of the TTC's Line 1 set to open in Vaughan late next year, a collection of developments are in the works in the area near the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station ... read more

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street
November 17, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Mutual Street, between Queen and Shuter, for a north-facing view overlooking some major changes. Back on August 25th, 2002, this angle provided a great ... read more