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Photo of the Day: TD Centre Restoration

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TD Centre
July 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TD Centre is one of the most beloved landmarks in Toronto's Financial District, and an ongoing revitalization project is restoring the complex's original Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed ... read more

Álvaro Siza: A Gateway to the Alhambra Opens at the Aga Khan

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain, image by Ian Stuart
July 22, 2016 7:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Alhambra in southern Spain is one of the great sites in this world. A fortified complex of Moorish and Renaissance palaces and gardens which date from the 13th through 16th centuries, the ... read more

Stylish DUKE Condos by TAS Coming Together in The Junction

DUKE Condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, TAS
July 22, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Much work has been done in the West End Toronto neighbourhood of The Junction where TAS' DUKE Condos has been coming together. In the 21 months since the project's late-2014 ground ... read more

Infill Rental Proposed for Scarborough Tower-in-the-Park Site

25 Thunder Grove, Ridgeford Charitable Foundation, Kirkor Architects
July 22, 2016 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A sizeable percentage of the rental housing stock in the Greater Toronto Area is in the form of the "tower in the park" typology, a style that was widely built in the region through the latter ... read more

Daniels' The Wyatt Newest Condos in Regent Park

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB Architects, Toronto
July 22, 2016 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing mixed-income rebuild of Toronto's Regent Park community has kicked into high gear, with a number new of projects already underway within the boundaries of the community's third phase. ... read more

Ground Breaking Celebrates Construction at Fifth on the Park

Fifth on the Park, Toronto, Elad Canada, WZMH Architects
July 22, 2016 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well underway for the second grouping of condominium towers in ELAD Canada's Emerald City community at Don Mills and Sheppard. Immediately south of the first three phases, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Open Streets TO expands its car-free pedestrian paradise this summer; How Don Mills changed city building; StopGap founder wins Jane Jacobs prize; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Centre Island Pier

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Centre Island
July 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most popular attractions on the Toronto Islands, the large Centre Island Pier juts out almost 100 metres over Lake Ontario from the south side of the island. Submitted to our Forum by ... read more

TREB Releases Q2 2016 Condo and Rental Figures

TREB Releases Q2 2016 Condo and Rental Figures
July 21, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Greater Toronto area's condominium housing market continues to show signs of strength, evidenced by today's release of Q2 2016 market figures from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). A ... read more

Mid-Rise Residential Development Proposed in Parkdale

57 Brock Avenue, Toronto, Block Developments, RAW Design
July 21, 2016 2:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Parkdale community is an eclectic mix mostly made up of Victorian homes and mid-century apartments. Some of it is rough-around-the-edges, but the area is also a magnet for gentrifiers. ... read more

Grade Level Soon to be Reached at ZIGG Condos Site

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Urban
July 21, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another milestone is approaching at the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos. Since our last update on the project in June, the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View From Toronto City Hall's Green Roof

Throwback Thursday, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
July 21, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2010-completed revitalization of City Hall's podium roof transformed a 35,000 square foot concrete surface into a publicly-accessible modular green roof, resulting in an increase in foot ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx serves Bombardier Inc with notice of default over delayed delivery of light-rail vehicles; Toronto's archaeological treasures left to languish in basements; City ... read more

Photo of the Day: Billy Bishop Ferry

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Billy Bishop Airport ferry
July 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2015-opened pedestrian tunnel connecting Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with Eireann Quay on the mainland has made travel to and from the airport much more convenient in the ... read more

19-Storey Rental Tower Proposed at 149-157 Bathurst Street

149-157 Bathurst Street, Toronto, RAW Design, Centrestone, Carlyle
July 20, 2016 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An increasingly tight rental housing market in Toronto has brought about a resurgence in purpose-built rental developments, and new rental apartment proposals continue to spring up here. The ... read more

Foundation Work Underway at VHL's Haven on the Bluffs

Haven on the Bluffs, Toronto Condos, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc.
July 20, 2016 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the late-2015 start of construction at the site of VHL Developments' Haven on the Bluffs in Scarborough's Cliffside neighbourhood, the last several months of work has ... read more

Ottawa: Arthaus Continues to Rise in Nation's Capital

ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, KPMB Architects
July 20, 2016 2:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now well above grade, DevMcGill's Arthaus Reisdences at Arts Court is contributing a mixed-use presence to Ottawa's Downtown. As the capital city experiences notable urban growth and ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Designs Take Centre Stage in Downtown Ottawa

A panorama of Ottawa, image via Wikimedia Commons, by G. Baranski
July 20, 2016 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Toronto's decade-long building boom keeping everyone in the GTHA development industry very busy, our architects are in demand in other cities across Ontario too. Although not as tall nor as ... read more

(In)Complete: the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Toronto
July 20, 2016 1:24 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square has taken its fair share of twists and turns over the past decade. Beginning as a high-profile international competition awarded back in 2007 to the ... read more

Explainer: Façadism

Toronto's Bay Adelaide Centre incorporates a historic facade, image by Marcus Mi
July 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing our weekly 'Explainer' series, we return with an overview of another technical design and construction term via our sister site, SkyriseCities.com. This week, an explanation of ... read more