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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Massive $500M facility for new TTC streetcars might sit nearly empty when it opens; TTC chair, CEO at odds over option on new streetcars; One in five Toronto schools ... read more

Photo of the Day: Goodbye Inn on the Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Inn on the Park, demolition
January 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Upon opening in 1963, the Inn on the Park at Leslie and Eglinton was among the city's classiest luxury hotels. Back in the 60s, the Leslie and Eglinton intersection was still surrounded largely by ... read more

Ground Breaking Celebrates the Already-Rising Dragon Condos

Dragon condos, Ideal Developments, Young + Wright, IBI Group Architects, Spadina
January 28, 2015 5:03 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Ideal Developments' Dragon Condos is about to emerge from the ground at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Willison Square. Having missed an opportunity ... read more

A Closer Look at Enigma On The Park's Bold Design

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto, Bloordale
January 28, 2015 4:24 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Bloordale has been taking a breath of fresh air in the past few years as trendy cafes, restaurants, shops and art galleries are popping up along Bloor Street West between Dufferin and Lansdowne. ... read more

Torque Arrives at the Delta as the Hotel Chain is Bought by Marriott

Delta PATH bridge, Southcore Financial Centre, Toronto, FIRM a.d.
January 28, 2015 2:08 pm | by Craig White | Comments
While there are a few details still to be applied to its exterior, the new PATH network bridge joining the Toronto Delta Hotel and Southcore Financial Centre up with the SkyWalk is otherwise ... read more

Contract Awarded for St. Michael's Hospital Expansion

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower & Emergency Department
January 28, 2015 1:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The renovation and expansion of St. Michael's Hospital moved a big step closer today, with the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario's announcement that Bondfield Construction has been awarded the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians split on fourth Scarborough subway stop; Auditor issues financial storm warning for Brampton; Apartment dwellers endure days without heat; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina Avenue
January 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most important north/south thoroughfares in Toronto, Spadina Avenue is also among the culturally richest streets in the country. In the 1960s, plans to raze much of Spadina Avenue ... read more

Tridel's Aquavista At Bayside Will Rise Next To Water And Parks

Aquavista at bayside, tridel, hine, arquitectonica, Waterfront, toronto
January 27, 2015 6:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's waterfront is bringing updated infrastructure and new public spaces, but also thousands of new residents to formerly industrial areas. While the Queens Quay ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Expansion Will Be Complete This Fall

Erin Mills Town Centre, MMC Architecture, 20VIC Management Inc., GHA Design
January 27, 2015 2:08 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Erin Mills Town Centre Expansion is running its course on Mississauga's West side. After 25 years of operation, the mall is currently undergoing a $100 million renovation transforming both the ... read more

Rendering Revealed for Gupta Group Development at 4050 Yonge

New proposal for Yonge/Wilson site, image by the Gupta Group / Easton's Group
January 27, 2015 11:40 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The future of an unsightly parking lot at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue may finally be clearer as further details have been revealed for the planned mixed-use development ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto widens parking crackdown to vehicles with out-of-province plates; Skating tradition at Toronto Island becoming popular again; Cart vendors face evictions from St. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Night in T.O.

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fog
January 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every once in a while we see a photo that momentarily makes us stop and think "this is Toronto?". While the landmarks are easily recognizable, the combination of towering high-rises and dense fog, ... read more

Downtown Toronto North: Growth to Watch For in 2015

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, design by Snohetta and Zeidler
January 26, 2015 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto's stories on areas of the city to watch for development in 2015 now rises to five, adding Bay and Yonge Streets between Downtown and Bloor-Yorkville to our previous articles ... read more

Demolition Under Way at Dickinson-Designed Regent Park High-Rise

Regent Park Revitalization, 605 Whiteside Place, TCHC, ProGreen Demolition
January 26, 2015 5:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition is well under way on the second last of Regent Park's noted Peter Dickinson-designed high-rise apartment towers. As Toronto is typically too intensely developed to allow for implosions, ... read more

Kingston&Co Featuring Suite of the Week and Community Events

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple Architects
January 26, 2015 3:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mid-rise residential development by TAS, Main and Main Developments and First Capital Reality will be coming soon to Kingston Road in ... read more

The Kip District Wins Award for Best Master-Planned Community

The Kip District Condos by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects for Concert Prop
January 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Master-planned communities make up a good percentage of the new development projects reshaping our city, revitalizing expansive tracts of land with the injection of permanent residents and new ... read more

Times Group's Key West Continues to Rise on Park Lawn Road

Key West, Times Group, Burka Architects, Toronto, Humber Bay
January 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues at the site of Times Group's Key West, a new 44-storey Burka Architects-designed condominium tower rising from Park Lawn Road, on the east bank of Mimico ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Someone has finally realized the 20,000 trees Toronto cut down last year could have a better fate than mulch; Toronto mayor says he won’t ‘gut’ services or send taxes ‘through the ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Icy Quay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, lake, harbour, frozen, ice
January 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians have a love-hate relationship with Winter weather. The same unforgiving conditions that have led to several extreme cold weather alerts in the city are also responsible for the ... read more