Throwback Thursday: Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Building

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday proves that all major changes aren't obvious. Turning back the clocks to August 2013, and demolition had just begun at the seven-storey 1951 Royal & Sun Alliance ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC report looks at impact of driverless buses; Federal Budget Demands That Transit Users Pay More; Councillor asks for study to limit, regulate chain stores; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ismaili Centre

Ismaili Centre, Charles Correa Associates, Toronto
March 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a relatively new landmark near Toronto's Don Mills and Eglinton intersection. Designed by Charles Correa Associates, the Ismaili Centre is an integral part ... read more

Devron and Great Gulf Joining Forces to Redevelop 101 Spadina

101 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Devron, Great Gulf Homes
March 22, 2017 4:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A pre-application consultation was held at Metro Hall yesterday evening to consider a redevelopment of the properties at 101 Spadina Avenue on the west side of Downtown Toronto. The site ... read more

Brewery and Event Venue Adapt Toronto's Art Deco Incinerator

150 Symes Road, Toronto, by Symesbridge Inc., Jedd Jones Architect
March 22, 2017 3:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of Toronto's Stockyards and the somewhat awkward urban-suburban shopping complex of the same name, many of The Junction's remaining industrial properties are being partially adapted into ... read more

407 Transitway: The Northern GTA's Express Bus Corridor

Rendering of the Mississauga Transitway's Winston Churchill Station
March 22, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the Highway 427 expansion article UrbanToronto published last week, we touched briefly on the provision in the design for a future Transitway adjacent to the highway, and how the 407 has a ... read more

Excavation Complete for Tridel's Islington Terrace

Islington Terrace, Tridel, Kirkor, Toronto
March 22, 2017 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation has progressed swiftly at the site of Tridel's Islington Terrace, a three-tower community to rise just north of Islington subway station in Etobicoke. Work on ... read more

Explainer: The Blue and Golden Bananas of Europe

The Blue Banana, image via Wikimedia Commons
March 22, 2017 9:58 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' goes global and delves into the terms the Blue and Golden Bananas of Europe. Similar to Canada's very own 'Golden Horseshoe', these terms identify areas of commonality ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC ridership is lower than expected for January and February; Surging sales of $1-million-plus Toronto homes fuel calls for new measures; Judge questions Metrolinx’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Symmetrical Tracks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Greenwood Yard, TTC, subway
March 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to the TTC Greenwood Yard, a 31-acre storage and maintenance facility just south of Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth). Submitted to our Flickr Pool by edk7, this views ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: Jarvis and Church Corridors

March 21, 2017 5:37 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Our epic development journey through Toronto continues in the latest instalment of Growth To Watch For 2017. Today, we feature the Jarvis and Church Street corridors, following up on our Downtown ... read more

Revised Submission Advances Two-Tower Midtown Rental Project

200 Soudan, Toronto, by Benvenuto Group, Neuf, SMV
March 21, 2017 5:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2015, a plan to redevelop a stretch of Midtown Toronto's Soudan Avenue came to light, with a proposal by the Benvenuto Group calling for a pair of rental towers to re-make a site spanning ... read more

Master-Planned East Mall Project Approved by City Council

2 Gibbs Road, Edilcan, Toronto, by Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 21, 2017 1:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Slightly north of Bloor, a multi-tower community is set to bring further intensification to Etobicoke's Highway 427 corridor. Located between the East Mall and Highway 427, the mostly vacant site ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: The Critical Voice in Architecture Today

March 21, 2017 11:47 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture featuring speakers Kenneth Frampton, Keller Easterling, and Craig Buckley. Held ... read more

Tower Floors on the Rise at Moshe Safdie's Monde

Monde Condos, Toronto, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle
March 21, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been three months since we last checked in on construction of Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums, a 44-storey condominium tower rising on Queen's Quay in Toronto's East Bayfront ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario rent control bill would hurt supply, critic says; Time is of the essence in Eglinton Crosstown LRT fight; Kristyn Wong-Tam Questions Mayor Tory’s Integrity After Cheat ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deloitte's Bistro 1858

Photo of the Day, Deloitte, Bistro 1858, cafe, Toronto, Financial District
March 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the intersection of Yonge and Adelaide, where a private cafe serves employees of the Deloitte offices in the Bay Adelaide Centre's recently-completed east ... read more

Minor Variance Could Spell Major Changes for the Atrium on Bay

Atrium on Bay Expansion, Toronto, by H&R Developments, Page + Steele
March 20, 2017 5:59 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A second fiddle to Cadillac Fairview's neighbouring Eaton Centre as a Downtown Toronto retail destination, the Atrium on Bay could soon be transformed into a flashier presence on Dundas Street ... read more

Plans Evolve for Urban Capital and Rosewater's Queensway Park

Queensway Park, Urban Capital, Rosewater, RAW Design, Toronto
March 20, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after developers Urban Capital Property Group and Rosewater Capital Group applied for Site Plan Approval (SPA) for the 784 The Queensway site in ... read more

U of T: Perkins + Will Design Expanding Mississauga Campus

North Building Reconstruction, Mississauga, University of Toronto, Perkins+Will
March 20, 2017 3:01 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Some 33 kilometres west of Downtown's Saint George campus, the expansion of the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus is continuing, with Phase Two of the new North ... read more