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Growth to Watch For 2017: East York and Don Mills

On The Park, Condos, Graziani + Corazza, Tridel, Toronto
March 3, 2017 6:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
To kick off March, we bring to you the next instalment of our Growth To Watch For Series 2017, which steers north from the end of our Beaches-Leslieville-Danforth instalment. After its finish ... read more

New Commercial Market Statistics Released by TREB, CBRE

Aerial view of Toronto, image by UT Forum contributor Jasonzed
March 3, 2017 6:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has just released its figures for a year-by-year breakdown of commercial transactions in February 2017 compared to those of February 2016. Last month, just ... read more

Mid-Rise Office Re-cladding Nears Completion in Summerhill

1133 Yonge, Toronto, by Clifton Blake Group, Old Stonehenge, Studio JCI
March 3, 2017 5:28 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
The reinvention of a 120,000 ft², 6-storey mixed-use commercial building in Toronto’s Summerhill neighbourhood is well underway at 1133 Yonge Street, as renovations to the building’s structure ... read more

More High-Rise, Rental Infill Planned for High Park Community

111 Pacific Avenue, Toronto, by Minto Group, Hariri Pontarini
March 3, 2017 3:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent months, Toronto's High Park North community has been subject to a dramatic influx of tower-in-the-park infill proposals, with plans to introduce high-rise density across pockets of green ... read more

Kip District: Future Phases Taking Shape as First Tower Rises

Kip District, Toronto, by Concert Properties, Quadrangle Architects
March 3, 2017 12:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just past Toronto's Kipling Station, plans to create a new high-rise community are gradually advancing, with a cluster of towers set to re-shape the south side of Etobicoke's Dundas Street, west ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017 9:57 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pedestrian group criticizes complete streets delay; GO train expansion will boost some property values outside Toronto, study says; Metrolinx seeks another transit car maker for Toronto project; ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Casa Loma

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Casa Loma
March 3, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a unique view of the Toronto skyline, submitted to our Flickr Pool by Kevin Cabral. Captured from a south-facing window on an upper level of the 1914-built Casa ... read more

CAMH's Queen Street Expansion Breaking Ground This Fall

Queen Street CAMH, Stantec Architecture Inc, Plenary Group, PCL Investments
March 2, 2017 6:22 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A proponent team has been awarded a contract for the development of Toronto's CAMH Phase 1C on Toronto's West Queen West. Infrastructure Ontario and the Centre for ... read more

Toronto Urban Design Awards: Call for 2017 Entries Announced

March 2, 2017 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This year, the biennial Toronto Urban Design Awards return, showcasing achievements in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. The 2017 Awards mark the event's 27th anniversary, ... read more

1,062-Unit Trio of Rental Towers Planned in Davenport Village

980 Lansdowne, Toronto, by Neudorfer Corporation, Gabriel Bodor Architect
March 2, 2017 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to the cluster of recent projects at Dupont and Lansdowne, another infusion of high-rise density could be set to follow Fuse and Fuse2 condo towers now nearing completion at the ... read more

Excavation Carves Out Footprint for Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich

Yonge & Rich Condominiums, Toronto, by Great Gulf, architectsAlliance
March 2, 2017 12:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Partially hidden from view at street level, excavation is well underway at the Downtown Toronto site of the architectsAlliance-designed 'Yonge & Rich' condominium development. Poised to reach ... read more

Throwback Thursday: O2 Condos and Walnut Hall

O2 Condos, Toronto, by Identity Development, Stal Inc.
March 2, 2017 11:22 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Given how quickly parts of Toronto are changing, some of our 'Throwback Thursday' features don't entail throwing it all that far back. Sometimes, just three of four years means a transformed urban ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 9:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mixed reviews for plan to replace Queen streetcars with buses; Globe editorial: The Scarborough subway, a boondoggle on rails; John Tory seeks federal help as more refugees wind up in city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Distillery District Geometry

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Distillery District, Gooderham, Clear Spirit
March 2, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of two distinctive condominium towers in Toronto's Distillery District. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Marcus Mitanis, this view shows ... read more

Fare Integration: The Balancing Act—Keeping Fares Attractive

Short (Green), Medium (Blue), Long (Red) trip distances from Queen station
March 1, 2017 5:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the Modified ... read more

Push & Pull Drawers Becoming More Defined At River City 3

River City Condos Phase 3, ZAS Architects, Saucier + Perrotte, Urban Capital
March 1, 2017 4:42 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Situated just steps north-west of Corktown Common, Urban Capital Property Group's River City Condos Phase 3 is beginning to make a statement in Toronto's West Don Lands. In our ... read more

Initial Occupancy, Amenities Soon to Complete at Backstage

Backstage on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa
March 1, 2017 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With all but the last residents now moved in, construction is almost finished at Backstage on the Esplanade in Downtown Toronto. While most of the suite interiors are now fully complete, work on ... read more

Topping Off February 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

March 1, 2017 12:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up February 2017's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Explainer: The Monotown

Tolyatti is an example of a monotown, image retrieved from Google Maps
March 1, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With introductions to various urban land use phenomenons occurring across the globe such as Manhattanization, Brusselization, and Californication, the concept of the 'Monotown' is the latest ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 9:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
TTC taking all streetcars of Queen St. for the Summer; Scarborough subway will cost more but attract fewer people, report finds; City poised to redevelop Etobicoke's 'spaghetti' junction; and more ... read more