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ULI Symposium: Charting Toronto's Precarious Urban Future

April 21, 2017 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24th and 25th, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium returns to examine the changing city. Featuring a wide variety of speakers and ... read more

Sales Well Underway for Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 21, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the months since the November 2016 launch of Stafford Homes and Greybrook Realty Partners' Avenue & Park, sales have been progressing for the boutique development's ... read more

$21.4m of Multi-Lateral Funding Propels Artscape Launchpad

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by, Daniels Corp
April 21, 2017 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction ramps up at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, the ambitiously mixed-use Toronto project's programming is continuing to take shape, with new funding announced today for ... read more

Renderings Reveal New Design for 60 Mill St in Distillery District

60 Mill Street, Cityscape, Dream, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Toronto
April 21, 2017 3:15 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Following recent news that a pair of Distillery District developments have been settled at the OMB, new renderings have been released that reveal a revised design for 60 Mill Street. Cityscape and ... read more

TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 11:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... read more

Dog Sculptures Populating Berczy Park's Whimsical Fountain

Berczy Park, City of Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
April 21, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since a December 5th, 2016 soft opening gave residents of Toronto's St. Lawrence community their first taste of the rebuilt Berczy Park, finishing touches have continued to take shape in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 7:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC says it has cut down on subway delays; Toronto’s Transit Planning Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Governance; Check out the view from the top of Bloor-Yonge’s new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Touchdown

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
April 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the north edge of Hanlan's Point Beach for a view of Billy Bishop Airport. Posted to our Forum by contributor junctionist, this view shows a Cessna Skyhawk ... read more

Restored Crystal Ballroom Unveiled at King Edward Hotel

Omni Hotels & Resorts, Moncur, King Edward Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, Toronto
April 20, 2017 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a night of glitz and glamour, as guests attending the first inaugural event at the restored Crystal Ballroom of the King Edward Hotel were transported nearly 100 years into the past to the ... read more

Richard Florida: Toronto Coming of Age Amidst New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, image via Creative Class
April 20, 2017 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2017, the cacophony of Toronto's urban discourse—and urban realities—makes understanding the city a daunting prospect. The skyrocketing rents, record waitlists for affordable housing, growing ... read more

Ontario's New Fair Housing Plan Aims to Stabilize Heated Market

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan, Toronto, Real Estate
April 20, 2017 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With public concern and political pressure over the ongoing housing and affordability crisis now boiling over, a much-anticipated response from Ontario's Liberal government was announced this ... read more

Increasing Transit Usage: Making the 'Last Mile' an Active One

A Bike Share Toronto station
April 20, 2017 1:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this week Urban Toronto posted an article outlining the missed opportunity for the urbanization of GO Transit's parking lots. While GO and Metrolinx have outlined their goals for modifying ... read more

East United Condos Working Its Way from the Ground Up

East United Condos, SigNature, Berkshire Axis, Andiel, Giannone Petricone
April 20, 2017 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tucked between Richmond and Adelaide Streets on the west side of Parliament Street, a new high-rise condominium development is taking shape. SigNature Communities, Berkshire Axis ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Post House Condominiums

Throwback Thursday, Post House Condominiums, Toronto, Alterra
April 20, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Adelaide and George Streets in Downtown Toronto, for a view of Alterra Group of Companies' Post House Condominiums. Back in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario to impose foreign buyers tax, expand rent control; King Edward Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom reopens after 38 years; St. Clair next in line for new TTC streetcars; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

Photo of the Day, Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, Mississauga
April 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights a recent addition to University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Empty Quarter, this view of the Terrence Donnelly ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: Toronto Development Goes Big

Growth to Watch For paths in the centre of Toronto, Google Maps API
April 19, 2017 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Throughout January, February, and March of 2017, UrbanToronto took an epic journey along the streets of Toronto. It was our fourth annual early-year tour of the city, taking stock of all of the ... read more

Public Invited to Shape Future of Disused Wellington Destructor

The Wellington Street Destructor, image via City of Toronto
April 19, 2017 4:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It sounds like something left over from a superhero film shoot," Shawn Micallef wrote in the Toronto Star, describing the popular moniker of the building known as the 'Wellington Destructor.' A ... read more

Cecconi Simone Design Subtly Reimagines Eastern Avenue Site

914 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, by Cecconi Simone
April 19, 2017 3:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past the confluence of Richmond and Adelaide—and the Don River—Eastern Avenue is one of Toronto's liminal spaces. Situated between Queen Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, the street shifts its way ... read more

Heritage Restoration Reveals 345 Queen East's True Colours

345 Queen East, Marty Millionaire, Free the Children, Kohn Partnership Architect
April 19, 2017 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Known for decades as the home of furniture retailer Marty Millionaire, the once bright cyan-blue painted exterior of 345 Queen Street East is no more, as a restoration project brings the ... read more