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Photo of the Day: Line 2

Photo of the Day, subway, TTC, transit, Toronto
March 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC's Line 2 (formerly Bloor-Danforth) serves as the city's primary east/west transit route, carrying over half a million commuters on the average weekday along its over 26km long route. In ... read more

Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought Mirvish Village Redevelopment

Bloor and Bathurst, Westbank Corp, Henriquez Partners Architects, Toronto
March 4, 2015 7:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ever since it was announced last year that David Mirvish had sold his family's iconic Honest Ed's store and Mirvish Village properties at Bloor and Bathurst Streets to Vancouver-based developer ... read more

Yorkdale Expansion Now Rising Above Ground Level

AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, yorkdale expansion, toronto
March 4, 2015 3:50 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Owned by AIMCo and Oxford Properties, 50-year old Yorkdale Mall has gone through several phases of renovations, in recent times in 2005 with a $110 million expansion, followed ... read more

Public Consultation Reveals Additional 700 Bay Details

Base of tower, including retail, commercial, amenity space, image by Quadrangle
March 4, 2015 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As plans for a 45-storey purpose built rental tower at 700 Bay Street make their way through the City's planning process, further project details emerged at a public consultation Tuesday, helping ... read more

Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express Being Readied To Open

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, EllisDon, Toronto
March 4, 2015 11:40 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express (UPX) continues, with a completion date scheduled in the Spring of 2015. Developed by Metrolinx and built by EllisDon, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx seeking close to $100 million from City of Toronto for rail link to Pearson airport; Redevelopment of Honest Ed’s in Toronto holds several surprises; Average price of Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yorkdale Station

Photo of the Day, Yorkdale station, TTC, Toronto
March 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by the late Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the TTC's Yorkdale Station on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) is a striking example of Erickson's unique style of Modernist architecture. ... read more

Lash Group's Cloud9 Condominiums Close to Topping Off

Cloud9 Condominiums with a Kipling bus going by, Toronto, Lash Group
March 3, 2015 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction activity on Kipling Avenue in Rexdale is proof that not all condominium development in Toronto is happening in the city's core. Cloud9 Condominiums, a 12-storey Richmond ... read more

Berczy Park Makeover To Begin After Pan Am Games

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + associés
March 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long awaited makeover of Berczy Park is one step closer to realization, as a call for tender has been made, looking for contractors to provide the materials, equipment, labour and supervision ... read more

Concord CityPlace's Spectra and Quartz Closing in on Completion

Quartz and Spectra at Concord CityPlace, Toronto, design by RAW
March 3, 2015 2:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Developed by Concord Adex just to the west of Downtown, Toronto's largest master-planned community is taking shape on a 45-acre site that 15,000 people will eventually call home. Concord ... read more

Symmetry Developments Unveils Lakeshore Woods in Oakville

Lakeshore Woods by 5468796 Architecture for Symmetry, Engine, Fortress RDI
March 3, 2015 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
Symmetry Developments along with their partners Engine Developments and Fortress RDI have unveiled concept plans for an upcoming condominium proposal in the Bronte Village area of Oakville. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, Metrolinx in negotiations over airport express train funding; Mysterious tunnel becomes a labyrinth of confusion; Medals for Toronto Pan Am Games to be revealed ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and University

Photo of the Day, King and University, Toronto
March 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of King and University, at the western end of Toronto's Financial District, is served by St. Andrew station on the TTC's Line 1 as well as the 504 Streetcar line. In today's Photo ... read more

Retirement Living Residence Coming to Laird Drive in Leaside

146 - 150 Laird Drive, V!VA LIFE, Leaside, Laird Drive, Toronto
March 2, 2015 7:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The impending arrival of the Crosstown LRT is having impacts beyond Eglinton Avenue itself and onto streets near the future stations of the rapid transit line, and a growing number of development ... read more

City of Toronto and TTC Seeking Input on Relief Line Stations

TTC, Relief line, Toronto, transit, infrastructure, transportation
March 2, 2015 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only one expansion to our subway system currently under construction, congestion remains a hot button issue for Toronto's transit riders. Studies are now under way for a new rapid transit ... read more

King Plus Condos Now Topping Off at King and Sherbourne

King + Condos, King Plus Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
March 2, 2015 2:22 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
It has been nearly three months since we last caught up with progress at King + Condos from King Plus Development. Designed by TACT Architecture, the building now stands 16-storeys ... read more

Topping Off February 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off February 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
March 2, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A string of new development proposals kept us quite busy throughout the month of February, including a planned 64-Storey tower proposed for 8 Cumberland Street in Yorkville, as well as other ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC fare hike rolls out, but not all riders are irked; Toronto tunnel: Police say investigation is over; Toronto Pan Am Games ticket sales right on target; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From 2000 Feet

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
March 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ongoing vertical growth spurt gets a lot of airplay in the media these days, as people around the city take notice of the transformational effect of redevelopment. Aerial views of the ... read more

'After Empirical Urbanism' Panel Discusses the Messages of Maps

Map of Nairobi's matatus network, image courtesy of Civic Data Design Lab
February 27, 2015 8:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design began its three-day symposium 'After Empirical Urbanism' today. The free series explores urbanism as an art, ... read more