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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto election results 2014: A ward-by-ward breakdown of the vote; John Tory’s election win: 11 years in the making; Mayors re-elected in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lightning over Downtown

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
October 27, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The weather is getting colder as Winter draws closer, but images of Summer in Toronto continue to appear in our Flickr Pool. Snowstorms will soon be replacing thunderstorms, like the dramatic ... read more

Crane Installation Marks Major Milestone for Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
October 27, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Concert Properties' 88 Scott since the project's earliest stages, including the careful disassembly and demolition of the ... read more

Cladding Seals Out the Cold at DAZ's Abacus Lofts on Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
October 27, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Truly innovative designs for residential projects, like Abacus Lofts by developer DAZ and builder 59 Project Management, are still rare in Toronto, so it's worthwhile ... read more

Toronto Services and Programs Encourage Economic Development

City of Toronto offers a range of programs and services to retain and attrac
October 27, 2014 1:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Municipalities are constantly trying to find new ways to encourage economic development and create new jobs, especially as urban centres continue to swell with new residents. Through the direct ... read more

Planning Documents Reveal More Details on 45 Bay Development

45 Bay Street Toronto, Wlkinson Eyre, Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge
October 27, 2014 11:08 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
One of the most buzz-worthy developments on UrbanToronto this year has certainly been the 45 Bay Street Redevelopment which would transform a land east of Union Station and the Air Canada ... read more

Construction of the U of T's Jackman Law Building Progressing

U of T Jackman Law Building Expansion, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 27, 2014 9:25 am | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
It has been several months since we last looked in on the construction of the University of Toronto's Jackman Law Building. The expansion, designed by Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, here’s all you need to know about voting on Oct. 27; Rob Ford is one absentee candidate that no one dares to count out; Council candidate Russ Ford wants voters ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crowded

Photo of the Day, Commerce Court, Financial District
October 26, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The densely clustered Financial District is home to many of Canada's largest firms and corporations, and the unique conglomeration of both modern and historic high-rises makes for some ... read more

Sheridan College Breaks Ground for McCallion Campus Expansion

Mississauga politicians joined Sheridan College officials at the ground breaking
October 24, 2014 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga, marking the start of the campus' second phase expansion. The ceremony ... read more

Changing the Planning Process: Toronto Considers A Development Permit System

Discussion was held at Ryerson's engineering building, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 24, 2014 3:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's current planning process can be confusing for residents eager to know how their neighbourhoods will be developed. The bylaws governing zoning, height and other standards are routinely ... read more

Touring Daniels' One Park Place Townhomes and Suites

One Park Place, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini Architect
October 24, 2014 2:55 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The award-winning redevelopment plan transforming what used to be Canada's first and biggest social housing complex is well underway in Regent Park. The area continues its rebirth as more ... read more

Backstage On The Esplanade Rising into the Downtown Skyline

Backstage Condos Toronto by Castlepoint, Cityzen, and Fernbrook Homes
October 24, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work on Backstage On The Esplanade, a 36-storey condominium tower by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa, has been progressing ... read more

The Crane Comes Down at Great Gulf and Lifetime's X2 Condos

X2 Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Great Gulf Homes, Wallman Architects
October 24, 2014 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this month we took a look at the recent construction progress of Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes' X2 Condominiums, a 49-storey, Wallman ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 8:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory racks up endorsements from fashion insiders, Olivia Chow buys ads and Doug Ford works Rexdale; Old and new clash in Markham election that could see a changing of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Empty Offramp

Photo of the Day, York-Bay-Yonge offramp, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 23, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians are fairly used to seeing the Gardiner Expressway and its main downtown offramps packed with traffic. This is not the case in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Winners Announced at 40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

John F. Taylor House snags Award of Excellence, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 23, 2014 5:35 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Despite the loss of many significant heritage buildings in the past, there is a recognition that the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the city is worth preserving. Heritage Toronto ... read more

Upper Floors Taking Shape At King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
October 23, 2014 5:10 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Construction on the King Plus Development's King + Condos has passed the half-way point on the way to the top of the 17-storey condominium located at Sherbourne and King on Downtown Toronto's east ... read more

Cladding Installation Under Way at Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
October 23, 2014 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last took a look at the construction of Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre in early-July, when the five-storey, 22,000-square-meter (236,000 square-foot) data ... read more

Public Symposium at Ryerson University: Who Builds the City?

Ryerson University, symposium, who build the city, Toronto, architecture
October 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In collaboration with the Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science, the Office of the President and co-organizer Brendan Cormier, curator of 20th and 21st Century Design ... read more