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City of Vaughan Presents 2017 Urban Design Awards

Vaughan Urban Design Awards, 2017
November 24, 2017 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a new subway station opening at Highway 7 and Jane in less than a month, and high-rise developments popping into the skyline of the suburban city north of Toronto, the City of Vaughan is ... read more

Cranes in Place for Canoe Landing Centre at Concord CityPlace

Canoe Landing Centre, CityPlace, ZAS Architects, Planning Partnership, Toronto
November 24, 2017 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following an official ground breaking ceremony held this past September, construction activity is heating up for Canoe Landing Centre, a long anticipated missing link for families living in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 24, 2017

November 24, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Could crewless ships soon sail on the Great Lakes?; Toronto residents input sought on laneway housing; Toronto adds finance jobs while New York loses; and more news: New plaza ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Corktown Common, Canary District, West Don Lands
November 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of one of Toronto's newest public spaces. Captured with a drone and submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this shot shows Corktown ... read more

Next Steps for SmartTrack, Eglinton West LRT Projects

Map of the future St. Clair SmartTrack station
November 23, 2017 5:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Next week, the City of Toronto's Executive Committee will consider a City staff report recommending the next steps for two linked projects; SmartTrack, and the westward extension of the ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo Proposed at 145 Sheppard Avenue East

145 Sheppard Avenue East, Zentil Property Management, Graziani + Corazza
November 23, 2017 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal submitted to the City of Toronto's Planning Department earlier this month seeks an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Bylaw Amendments, and Site Plan Approval to replace an existing ... read more

Condo and Seniors Residence Proposed on Finch at Weston

2370 Finch West, HS4 Finch Investments Inc., Icon Architects, Toronto
November 23, 2017 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal has been tabled in Toronto's Emery Village neighbourhood, just west of on Weston Road on Finch Avenue. The plan from HS4 Finch Investments Inc. and designed by Icon ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Pier 27 and the East Bayfront

Throwback Thursday, Pier 27, East Bayfront, Queens Quay, Toronto
November 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday highlights the rapid transformation of Toronto's Queens Quay East. Turning back the clocks to 2012, this east facing view from the top of the Westin Harbour Castle ... read more

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

November 23, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public transit in Toronto dangerously noisy, study says; Activists say Ottawa should deliver housing funds over two years, instead of 11; Toronto’s transit ridership is in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Colourful Casa Loma

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Casa Loma
November 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a colourful evening view of Toronto's Gothic Revival style Casa Loma. Submitted by Instagram user Caleb Cho, this view faces southwest at the heritage mansion, ... read more

The One's Presentation Centre Opens For First Time

The One, Toronto, by Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects
November 22, 2017 5:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last night, the presentation centre for The One, Canada's first Supertall building, was opened for the first time to allow those who pre-registered at the project to get a look at layouts, views, ... read more

Preliminary Site Activity Underway for Canary Block Condos

Canary Block Condos, DundeeKilmer, KPMB Architects, Toronto
November 22, 2017 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The initial buildout of Toronto's West Don Lands created an Athletes' Village for the 2015 Pan Am Games. After the event, it was converted into the city's newest neighbourhood. In the time since ... read more

Paving, Lanes Appear as Lower Simcoe Ramp Nears Opening

Lower Simcoe ramp, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto, DTAH, Harbour Street
November 22, 2017 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It isn't too often that an upgrade to highway infrastructure captures the attention of Toronto urbanists. The ongoing replacement of the Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York ... read more

Below Grade Levels Taking Shape for 16 York Office Tower

16 York, Toronto, Cadillac Fairview,  architectsAlliance, B+H Architects
November 22, 2017 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the months since ground was broken for Cadillac Fairview's new 32-storey office tower at 16 York, plenty of work has been accomplished for the ... read more

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

November 22, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Andy Byford leaving the TTC for a job with New York City Transit; Art classes to take place at Union Station; Toronto looking at rebranding homeless services as part of shelter ... read more

Photo of the Day: Eaton Centre Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre bridge, WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler
November 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the new WilkinsonEyre Architects and Zeidler Partnership-designed bridge at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre. Since ... read more

Great Gulf’s Monde Topping Out at 44 Storeys

Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
November 21, 2017 4:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the little over one month since we last covered construction at Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, the 44-storey condominium tower has continued to rise towards a final 150-metre height ... read more

Handful of Units Remain at Plaza’s Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle, Adelaide Street West, Toronto
November 21, 2017 4:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Plaza's Musée now practically completed, remaining work at the building just northeast of Toronto's King and Bathurst intersection includes the construction of ... read more

39-Storey Residential Tower Proposed on Don Mills at Sheppard

2600 Don Mills Road, Hunters Lodge, Toronto, designed by Quadrangle
November 21, 2017 4:15 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Compten Management Inc propose 39-storey infill condominium development of 364 units to increase density on current subject site, and better-utilize space in a strategic growth area of Toronto. read more

Wood Frame Mid-Rise Office Proposed on Sheppard near Senlac

202 Sheppard West, Nikali Holding, William Dewson Architects, Toronto
November 21, 2017 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Ontario Building Code was amended on January 1, 2015 to permit wood frame buildings of up to six storeys high, a slow trickle of such development proposals has begun to emerge. The ... read more