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Revised Plans for 'Scrivener Court' Appear Before DRP

Scrivener Court, Summerhill, Yonge, Diamond Corp, Tricon Capital, COBE
March 29, 2018 3:20 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
About halfway up the hill between Bloor Street and St Clair Avenue on Yonge Street, the tall limestone clocktower of Toronto’s flagship Summerhill LCBO stands over Scrivener Square, marking the ... read more

Marlin Spring Celebrates Ground Breaking for WestBeach Condos

WestBeach Condominiums, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
March 29, 2018 1:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is officially underway for a new mid-rise condominium development on Queen Street East, where Toronto's Leslieville and Beaches neighbourhoods meet. On Monday March 26, Marlin ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Casa II and III

Throwback Thursday, Casa III, III Condos, Cresford, architectsAlliance, Toronto
March 29, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us high above Toronto's Yonge and Bloor area for a view of two big new additions to Charles Street between Yonge and Church. Just over two years ago, in March ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gregg Lintern to takeover as Toronto’s new chief planner, will focus on 'livability'; Downtown roadwork won’t be permitted overnight, Toronto councillors ... read more

Photo of the Day: Grid Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Grid Condos, IBI Group, CentreCourt
March 29, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of CentreCourt Developments' Grid Condos, a 50-storey condominium tower rising from Toronto's Dundas and Jarvis intersection. Submitted to our Forum ... read more

Finalists Present Designs for The Arbour at George Brown's Waterfront Campus

The Arbour at George Brown College Waterfront Campus, tall wood building Toronto
March 28, 2018 4:40 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Yesterday evening George Brown College hosted teams of renowned architectural firms to present their innovative design concepts for the college's planned tall-wood structure “The Arbour”. ... read more

Previewing Penthouse Layouts Offered at Vita on the Lake

Vita on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
March 28, 2018 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is well underway at the Etobicoke site of Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita on the Lake, a 53-storey, Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Underground Levels Underway for CIBC Square Office Complex

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre, Toronto
March 28, 2018 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple of months since we last checked in on construction activity on the first phase of CIBC Square, a two-tower office complex by Ivanhoé ... read more

Podium of Tower at Pier 27 Starting To Take Shape

Tower at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Toronto, architectsAlliance
March 28, 2018 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is moving along at the site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, a 35-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council defers the vote on the north Yonge St. remake; If you want to be Toronto's mayor, the city will tell you how to run; Are rent-strikes the new war plan for ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, South Core, Ice Condos, Harbour Plaza
March 28, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a skyline view of Toronto's South Core area. Submitted by Forum contributor Razz, this sunrise view was captured from the northwest, and shows recent additions ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2018: Downtown Toronto Core

Growth to Watch For 2018: Downtown Toronto Core
March 27, 2018 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 20th and second last instalment of our Growth to Watch For 2018 series, we arrive in Toronto's Downtown Core, where some of the city's densest and tallest developments ... read more

Going TALL at Bloor and Bathurst, and Gearing Up for Hot Docs

New York and the World Trade Center: a still from TALL, image courtesy of Hot Do
March 27, 2018 2:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets in Toronto's Annex area will be getting some twenty-something tall buildings over the next few years, but in the next few days, The Ted Rogers ... read more

Public Feedback Sought on Oshawa's Streetscape Pilot Project

Subject area for King Street East streetscape project, image via City of Oshawa
March 27, 2018 11:57 am | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The City of Oshawa is getting their own version of Toronto's King Street Pilot project, not through creating a streetcar priority corridor, but through changes to the space given over to parking ... read more

George Brown Interior Design Program Grows with Collaborations

George Brown Interior Design, part of School of Architectural Studies, Toronto
March 27, 2018 11:02 am | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
From retail to fashion, restaurants to office spaces—students at George Brown College’s Interior Design Technology Program in the School of Architectural Studies (SAS) are contributing fresh ideas ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson transit expert challenges the TTC’s findings on the King St. pilot project; Toronto councillors protest decision to not debate city’s financial ... read more

Photo of the Day: R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant
March 27, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto's R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this west-facing view looks over the 1932-1941-built ... read more

Closer to Reality: Relief Line Advances with Contract, Website

TTC, Metrolinx, City of Toronto advance plans for Relief Line subway
March 26, 2018 4:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Relief Line subway project has long been a slow train coming down the tracks for Toronto commuters. The City of Toronto has proposed building such a line—in one form or another—since 1910. A ... read more

Construction at Ground Level on MEC's New Queen West Store

MEC Queen Street (Mountain Equipment Coop), Broccolini, Toronto
March 26, 2018 4:20 pm | by Nicholas Del Prete | Comments
Construction is well underway at the site of MEC Queen Street (Mountain Equipment Coop) located at 300 Queen Street West. MEC will move its flagship Toronto store from King Street West three ... read more

Window Installation Starts as Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville Rises

1 Yorkville, Bazis and Plaza, design by Roy Varacalli and ERA Architects Toronto
March 26, 2018 2:25 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Progress at 1 Yorkville has become more apparent in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline as the Bazis and Plaza condominium development continues its upward climb, though at 12-storeys, 1 ... read more