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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Governments pledge to protect, expand social housing; Councillor urges more city control over payday establishments; Dan Doctoroff on building the neighbourhood of tomorrow; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Excavation

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Pinnacle Uptown: Perla Towers, drone
April 10, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a bird's-eye view of an excavated pit for a new condominium tower in Mississauga. Submitted to our Pinnacle Uptown: Perla Towers Forum thread, this ... read more

Toronto Site Reimagined in 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition

April 9, 2018 4:42 pm | by Monika Rau | Comments
Since 2002, the annual ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students—over 8,000 of them now—to reimagine development ideas in urban spaces across North America. The highly coveted student ... read more

Dunpar Brings Luxury Rental Homes to Ossington Avenue

The Ossington Luxury Rental Townhomes, Dunpar, Toronto
April 9, 2018 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Luxury finishes, family-friendly layouts, and an established neighbourhood are a rare combination in Toronto’s housing market. While new purpose-built luxury rental towers is becoming a trend ... read more

Ontario Announces Upgrades to Milton and Kitchener GO Lines

Rendering of the new parking garage and other improvements at Cooksville GO
April 9, 2018 12:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week the Ontario Government announced upgrades to both the Milton and Kitchener GO lines. The first, a Request for Proposals (RFP) from Infrastructure Ontario (IO), includes "additional ... read more

King Blue Condos Rising into Entertainment District Skyline

King Blue Condos, Greenland Canada, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
April 9, 2018 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a busy month at the site of Greenland Group's King Blue in Toronto's Entertainment District, as the development's 44 and 48-storey IBI Group-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The quiet man: Gregg Lintern, Toronto’s new chief planner; Queen’s Park’s Long Overdue Move on Fare Integration; Cabbagetown residents up in arms over proposed daycare; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, South Core, Ten York
April 9, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's South Core area, where rapid high-rise growth continues to transform the local skyline. In this view, submitted by Forum contributor ponyboy, we are ... read more

Wellesley-Parliament Square: A Plan to Revitalize St James Town

Wellesley Parliament Square, St James Town, Greatwise, IBI, Bousfields, NAK
April 6, 2018 3:23 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Last month's City of Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP) session included a review of plans for Wellesley-Parliament Square, a thorough development proposal prepared for a substantial portion ... read more

UrbanToronto is Expanding: Managing Editor Position Available

April 6, 2018 3:22 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
We are delighted to be expanding our team! UrbanToronto is seeking an enthusiastic managing editor to add to our current team, focusing on our SkyriseCities content. If you are a team player with ... read more

Drilling and Excavation Prepping St. Lawrence Condos Site

St. Lawrence Condos, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Toronto, architectsAllliance
April 6, 2018 12:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sound of drills and tracked vehicles are getting louder at the northwest corner of Sherbourne and Front in Downtown Toronto, the site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook ... read more

Multi-Building Redevelopment Proceeding at 291 The Kingsway

St Stevens Court, Toronto, designed by Quadrangle for The Elia Corporation
April 6, 2018 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A development proposal for Etobicoke's Humber Valley Village neighbourhood has been working its way through the planning and appeals process since 2013. The plan from The Elia ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario budget promises new transit and GO discounts, but TTC riders won’t see better service; ‘Hostile architecture’ a growing problem for the homeless, advocates say; It’s time to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Beach and the Eastern Gap

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
April 6, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto's Cherry Beach and the Eastern Gap, providing access to Toronto Harbour. Captured by drone and submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, ... read more

Options Presented for Bathurst & Lake Shore Redevelopment

Canderel, 545 Lake Shore, Graziani + Corazza, Sweeny &Co, Toronto
April 5, 2018 4:44 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Plans are in the works for a high-rise mixed-use residential development at 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West on the southeast corner of Bathurst Street and Lake Shore, representing one of the last ... read more

Excavation Wraps Up, Crane Base Installed for PJ Condos

PJ Condos, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
April 5, 2018 1:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise condominium development is being prepared to make a mark on the skyline of Toronto's Entertainment District. Pinnacle International's PJ Condos, named for its ... read more

Spectacular Penthouses Top Mizrahi's The One

The One, Mizrahi, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
April 5, 2018 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of The One is in full swing at Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection, and the luxury condominium tower from developer Mizrahi Developments will soon rise 85 storeys to a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Sixty Colborne

Throwback Thursday, Sixty Colborne, Freed, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 5, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday transports us back to 2013 for a view of the Sixty Colborne presentation centre at the intersection of King and Church streets in Downtown Toronto. At that time, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The next steps for the Toronto Museum; Water and sewer capacity aren’t the only concerns in Yonge-Eglinton, transit and school issues must be addressed, councillor ... read more

Photo of the Day: University Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, University Avenue
April 5, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view overlooking Toronto's University Avenue. Captured by Forum contributor anonymous0024, this north-facing view will soon be transformed by the ... read more