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Throwback Thursday: The Avenue

Throwback Thursday, The Avenue, Toronto, St. Clair, Foxbar
February 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday presents a big change to Toronto's intersection of Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Back in 2005, the view west from St. Clair and Foxbar—just east of Avenue ... read more

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

February 23, 2017 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier opens doors to reveal factory building Eglinton Crosstown LRT for Metrolinx; Have a look at cool, quirky art installations lining Toronto’s beaches this ... read more

Photo of the Day: Torontohenge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Torontohenge, sunset
February 23, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a rare phenomenon in the city known as "Torontohenge", where the setting sun is framed by east/west streets. Submitted to the 88 Scott Street Forum thread by ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: Central Scarborough

Brimley & Progress Towers, A & Associates Architects, Atria Development
February 22, 2017 6:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Following our recent review of what's going on in Northern Scarborough, we continue our early-year development trip through the 416 with another instalment of our Growth To Watch ... read more

Fare Integration: Options 2 & 3 - Zone and Hybrid Fare Systems

Current GTHA transit providers and potential future fare zone boundaries
February 22, 2017 5:40 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and Part 2 ... read more

18-Year, Multi-Tower Planning Saga Continues in Scarborough

Brimley & Progress, Toronto, by Atria Developments A& Architects
February 22, 2017 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Fenced off by a low-slung wire perimeter, the southwest corner of Brimley Road and Progress Avenue has remained an inconspicuous corner of Toronto in the last decades. Even as the Scarborough ... read more

50-Storey Residential Tower Proposed on Jarvis Street

319-323 Jarvis Street Residence, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
February 22, 2017 5:10 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
If the last decade has given any lessons for predicting Toronto's growth and development, it's that not unreasonable to expect the unexpected. Projects have been proposed and approved in parts of ... read more

Richmond Hill: 8-Storey Yonge Street Project Appealed to OMB

10217 Yonge, Richmond Hill, Architecture Unfolded
February 22, 2017 1:13 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Well north of the City of Toronto's boundary at Steeles Avenue, a Richmond Hill stretch of Yonge Street is subject to a development application to build an 8-storey residential building. Now ... read more

Explainer: Californication—the Fear of Haphazard Development

Expressways and sprawl in Los Angeles, image via Google Maps
February 22, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Here in Toronto, talk of Manhattanization has accompanied the high-rises and construction cranes over the last decade. Everyone from Councillor Josh Matlow to former Toronto Star architecture ... read more

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

February 22, 2017 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Victoria college confident of deal with Toronto over millions of dollars in forgone property taxes; Quit blocking the bikelines, say new city guidelines; TTC wants report ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying Past Downtown

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 22, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto, submitted to our Flickr Pool by Russell Sutherland. Captured from a commercial aircraft on approach to Billy Bishop Airport, this ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 1 - Modifying the Status Quo

February 21, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Part 2 of the series ... read more

New Proposals Envision Cherry Street as High-Rise Corridor

3C Waterfront Project in Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
February 21, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On either side of the Keating Channel, Toronto's Cherry Street could be remade as the spine of a dense, mixed-use new community. Just north of the Channel, a renewed development application was ... read more

Streetcar's The Southwood Taking Shape in The Upper Beach

The Southwood, Toronto, TACT Architecture, Streetcar Developments
February 21, 2017 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An interesting mid-rise development is taking shape at Toronto's Kingston Road and Main Street intersection, where two nearby buildings with common branding will soon be adding new life to the ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Ryerson's Jarvis St Residence

Jarvis Street Residence, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Ryerson University, Toronto
February 21, 2017 2:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A school with a constantly growing student population, Ryerson University has undertaken many initiatives to tackle the ever challenging issue of providing student housing. Although long regarded ... read more

Kingston&Co Condos Making an Impact in Toronto's East End

Kingston&Co Condominiums, TAS, Main and Main, Teeple, Toronto
February 21, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the seven months since we last covered the construction of TAS and Main and Main Developments' Kingston&Co. Condominiums, the Teeple Architects-designed mid-rise development has grown ... read more

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

February 21, 2017 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Winter Stations bring whimsical designs to the Beach; Exhibition Loop Reopens For Streetcars; Cars Take Up Too Much Space on King Street; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen's Park

Photo of the Day, Queen's Park, Toronto, skyline
February 21, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above an historic Toronto landmark. Submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured view looks over Queen's Park and the 1893-built ... read more

Growth to Watch for 2017: North Scarborough

SteelesTech Campus, Giannone Petricone, STC Investments Nominee, Toronto
February 17, 2017 5:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series follow our North York Centre and Willowdale instalment and continues our eastward push into Scarborough, exploring the northern half of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Begins as Axiom Condos' Tower Floors Rise

Axiom Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Greenpark, Fieldgate Homes
February 17, 2017 5:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of Sherbourne, a rapidly intensifying block of Adelaide Street East will soon see another infusion of residential density, as construction progresses on Greenpark ... read more