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Photo of the Day: Not That Skyline, Another One

Looking west across Mississauga City Centre image by UT Forum contributor Jasonz
October 17, 2018 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area boasts several skylines, not just Downtown Toronto's, which rank among the most impressive in North America. To the west, Mississauga City Centre is growing taller all the ... read more

West Block Complex Rising at Bathurst and Lake Shore

Looking northeast to construction progress at West Block, Toronto
October 16, 2018 4:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
West Block—a mixed use development at the west end of Toronto's Harbourfront area, continues to grow on the northeast corner of Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard. Located where the ... read more

Pinewood Toronto Studios Expanding Again

Looking southeast to the new buildings proposed at Pinewood Toronto Studios, HOK
October 16, 2018 3:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's media production sector is booming, with its growth currently being held back by a lack of new facilities to expand into. Pinewood Toronto Studios is already Canada's largest production ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 10:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
It's all Toronto election news today as next week's vote draws closer: Tight incumbent races in Ward 12, Ward 20 as election draws closer: poll (CTV News) Sidewalk Labs unveils draft data and ... read more

Photo of the Day: City in a 'Natural' Setting

Toronto's Skyline from the Leslie Street Spit, image by UT Forum contributor Raz
October 16, 2018 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Toronto skyline from the Leslie Street Spit. The skyline rises on the horizon above the plants that are tuning the manmade headland into a natural ... read more

Bits and Pieces: Photos from the Union Station Reconstruction

October 15, 2018 4:46 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Bit by bit, the reconstruction of Union Station is coming together… it's just that no-one knows just when all parts will be complete. read more

Weston Growing More Colourful at Weston Common

Construction update at Weston Common, Toronto, Graziani + Corazza for Rockport
October 15, 2018 12:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Close by where Lawrence Avenue crosses the Humber River in northwestern Toronto, Weston is seeing little wave of revitalization roll in. Weston GO staton was expanded and bridges were built as the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 9:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today's news puts Toronto on the map sooner than expected, looks at restoring native trees to Toronto while asking why our parks look ragged compared to Detroit's. Of course, the housing shortage ... read more

Photo of the Day: Waterlicht at The Bentway

Looking east through Daan Roosengaarde's Waterlicht installation at The Bentway
October 15, 2018 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view east though Daan Roosengaarde's Waterlicht installation at The Bentway this past weekend. The three-night light show illuminated the underside of the ... read more

Garrison Crossing Second Bridge Ready For Lift Overnight

Garrison Crossing site, south bridge waiting for lift, Liberty Village, Toronto
October 12, 2018 4:04 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Garrison Crossing is getting a little closer to reality as the second of its two bridges is about to be hoisted into place over the Lakeshore rail corridor. The crossing is a new pedestrian and ... read more

Crane Up for St. Lawrence Condos at Front and Sherbourne

The first crane is up at St. Lawrence Condos, Toronto
October 12, 2018 12:46 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A week after shots were posted to UrbanToronto's thread for St. Lawrence Condos of its construction site at the northwest corner of Front and Sherbourne streets in Toronto's Old Town of York area, ... read more

Huge Construction Site In Miniature: Model Views of The Well

October 12, 2018 10:42 am | by Craig White | Comments
It has not been long at all since we did our last full story on The Well at Spadina and Front, Toronto's largest construction site ever… but it's such a massive site with so much to see that it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 10:06 am | by Craig White | Comments
Opening bidding could be coming to home sales, reinvestment in Toronto's Weston area is improving it, new public art is coming to The Bentway, and much more today: Riding the elevator with Big ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Bloor-Yorkville, One Bloor East
October 12, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted by Forum contributor Benito, this view faces east from the top of Uptown Residences, showing ... read more

Zoning Approved for Hotel/Residential Combo at Jarvis & Shuter

203 Jarvis Street, Toronto, designed by IBI Group for Manga Hotels
October 11, 2018 1:08 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following zoning approval at the Ontario Municipal Board earlier this year, a revised plan that meets conditions set out in the approval has been submitted to the City of Toronto for a combined ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Charles Street's High-Rise Transformation

Looking east along Charles Street from Yonge in August, 2015, Toronto
October 11, 2018 10:20 am | by Craig White | Comments
This week, we compare two views east along Charles Street from Yonge, taken—like last week's images—during Open Streets events three years and one month apart. In August 2015, with the barrier for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 9:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
Transportation stories, road safety, real estate, and the election dominate today's Toronto news The Architourist: Killing Toronto’s modernist architecture by bits and pieces (Globe and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Treatment Plant

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Treatment Plant
October 11, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a bird's-eye view of the Humber Treatment Plant, the second largest wastewater treatment facility in Toronto. Captured by rendering studio Norm Li ... read more

Crane Up for First of Many Residential Projects Along Dupont

A crane up at the Litho site, October 9, Toronto
October 10, 2018 5:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Dupont Street, following along the south side of the CP Rail corridor through central Toronto, is going to see a lot of construction over the coming several years as many mid-rise residential ... read more

Nille Juul-Sørensen Next Speaker in Ryerson Architecture Series

October 10, 2018 3:33 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The next speaker in the Ryerson Department of Architectural Sciences Lecture Series is Nille Juul-Sørensen, on Architecture for People. Nille Juul-Sørensen is a Director and Global ... read more