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Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming York University Station

York University Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 14, 2014 11:58 am | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, today we look at the construction progress of what will undoubtedly be the most important subway ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Police Chief Blair attempts to hold the line on costs; Kensington Market mainstay Zimmerman’s Discount closing after more than 60 years; Ryerson's City-Building ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening in the Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Financial District
November 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to some of Canada's largest banks and corporations, and the massive office towers that house them can make for quite the dramatic photo-op. In today's Photo of ... read more

VANDYK's The Craftsman to Hold Condo Seminar This Evening

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
November 13, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we took our first look at The Craftsman Condominium Residences, a new Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired condominium development by the VANDYK Group of Companies, coming to ... read more

Guest Column: Toronto's Avenues are Starting to Get Crowded

Motif, photographed onAugust 30, 2014, by UT Forum contributor urbandreamer
November 13, 2014 3:00 pm | by Paul Johnston | Comments
Today we present a guest post from Paul Johnston, a real estate salesperson at Right at Home Realty Inc. Paul believes that Toronto deserves high-quality residential architecture that reflects the ... read more

Final Beam Raised as Bay Adelaide East Tops Off

The final piece of steel almost reaches the top, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 13, 2014 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Only a decade ago, the northeast corner of Bay and Adelaide was occupied by an unsightly concrete stump, a symbol of the 1990's recession that remained at the prominent intersection for 15 ... read more

The Residences at the RCMI Receives Finishing Touches

The Residences at RCMI, Tribute Communities, Zeidler Partnership Architects
November 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
Tribute Communities' Residences at the RCMI was topped off back in January and is now about to reach another milestone, the completion of its exterior façade. The 42-storey condominium tower was ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Maple Leaf Square

Throwback Thursday, Maple Leaf Square
November 13, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development in Toronto's South Core area continues at fever pitch, and work on several current high-rise projects is set to further transform the landscape in the coming years. You don't have too ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Talk of ‘climate of change’ at Toronto Police Services with new chief, budget strategy in store; TTC rules under scrutiny after subway chaos strands train for 56 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and Dundas
November 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bright lights of Yonge and Dundas contribute to one of the most vibrant and urban feeling intersections in the entire country. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Sales Centre Comes Down at the Site of Freed's Sixty Colborne

Sixty Colborne, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Freed Developments
November 12, 2014 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently covered the ground breaking ceremony for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development by Freed ... read more

Mississauga Transitway Set To Open Monday, November 17

Mississauga Transitway, Bus, BRT, transit station, transit, central parkway
November 12, 2014 12:45 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is set to open to buses on Monday, November 17th. In advance of that, an open house is set for this Saturday, November 15th between 10 AM and 3 PM, with free tours ... read more

CBRE Releases 2014 Q3 Toronto Office Market Figures

CBRE Q3 Toronto Office Market
November 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their Q3 office market figures for Toronto and the GTA, and the numbers are showing continued strength in our city's office market, recent talk of a slowdown notwithstanding. A ... read more

Vibrant Cladding Impresses at the Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
November 12, 2014 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we visited the site of Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre just north of the Distillery District, and in that short time, cladding ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will T.O. businesses survive Eglinton LRT construction?; Mississauga to open four of 12 Transitway stations next Monday; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell will receive rich compensation ... read more

Photo of the Day: Freedom Arches

Photo of the Day, Freedom Arches, Nathan Phillips Square
November 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Freedom Arches over the reflecting pond at Nathan Phillips Square were an original feature in Viljo Revell's architectural landmark, but it was only in 1989 that they were officially given ... read more

TTC Union Echoes Calls for Increased Transit Investment

McNicoll Bus Garage, TTC, Toronto Transit Commission, Transit
November 11, 2014 5:14 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After a 10-month election campaign of transit promises—from "Subways, Subways, Subways" to SmartTrack to express buses and LRT—you might be forgiven for thinking transit talk had become a populist ... read more

Video Tour Reveals the Ins and Outs of Royalpark's The Bean

The Bean Condominiums, Romanov Romanov Architects, Royalpark Homes
November 11, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tunnelling for the west leg of the Crosstown LRT is nearly complete, priming many of the properties along Eglinton and the intersecting station streets for intensification. One of the strips soon ... read more

U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture Featured in Podcast Series

University of Toronto, Liat Margolis, architecture, sustainability
November 11, 2014 3:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture's experts are featured in a new 4 part podcast series prepared by U of T News in advance of the just past municipal election. The ... read more

Updated Grange Park Plans to Enhance the Space for Torontonians

November 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
Recent revisions to Grange Park’s proposed revitalization by Vancouver-based Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (PFS) have been released by the Grange Park Advisory ... read more