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Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
July 24, 2017 12:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Years of construction have brought great change to the way commuters and travellers have moved through Toronto's Union Station, with trips through and around the station still being rerouted ... read more

Shoring Begins for Tridel's Form Condos on McCaul Street

Form Condos, Tridel, architectsAlliance, U31, Toronto
July 24, 2017 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and east of the recently-reopened Grange Park, work is heating up at the site of Tridel's Form Condos, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx drops appeal of Bombardier court decision; CN Tower bucks trend with new mascot; Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Island Airport Ferry Window Seat

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Billy Bishop, Island Airport, Ferry
July 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day offers a view from the Billy Bishop Airport ferry, which remains a popular alternative to the recently-opened fixed-link tunnel that now connects the airport and mainland. ... read more

Race For The Sky: The Quest For Toronto's First Supertall Tower

supertall, towers, Toronto, density, height
July 21, 2017 5:49 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is certainly no stranger to height. Home to the iconic CN Tower, we proudly laid claim to the tallest freestanding structure in the world for 32 years from 1975 to 2007. Rising ... read more

Excavation Continues For Church Street's Neighbouring Condos

Axis Condos, Stanley Condos, Tribute, CentreCourt, P+S/IBI, Core, Toronto
July 21, 2017 5:24 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Immediately east of Toronto's iconic Maple Leaf Gardens, construction is well underway at Axis and at Stanley Condominiums on Church Street, between Wood and Carlton. Both condos are ... read more

Updated Volume Gives New Life to Toronto's Architecture Guide

Toronto Architecture: A City Guide. Book jacket, image courtesy of Penguin Rando
July 21, 2017 5:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Every once in a while, I find myself confronted by the complexity of understanding 21st century Toronto. After settling into my own ideas of what this place is, a conversation with fellow ... read more

Wider Dufferin Overpass Opens, Ready for Rail Path & GO RER

The newly widened Dufferin overpass north of Queen, Metrolinx, Toronto
July 21, 2017 4:49 pm | by Craig White | Comments
EllisDon has completed the construction of a widened overpass across Dufferin Street just north of Queen in Toronto's West End. The immediate result of completion of the $8.4 million contract is ... read more

Uno Prii Tower-in-the-Park Infill Proposal on Spadina Evolves

666 Spadina, Toronto, by Cromwell Property Management, Page + Steele
July 21, 2017 11:48 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
A tower-in-the-park infill project at 666 Spadina Avenue has evolved in the recent months following concerns from the City of Toronto's Heritage Preservation Services. The tower was designed by ... read more

Shifting Black and White Exterior Taking Shape at River City 3

River City 3, RC3, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
July 21, 2017 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Saucier + Perrotte Architects are building upon their track record in Toronto's West Don Lands, as construction of Urban Capital Property Group's River City Condos Phase 3 adds ... read more

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

July 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Network of Toronto laneways could help bridge gaps in cycling infrastructure, advocates say; Eight amazing sketches by the urban artists secretly drawing people on the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Between the Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Distillery District, architectsAlliance
July 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a Porter Airlines plane en route to Billy Bishop Airport, viewed from between two condo towers in Toronto's Distillery District. Submitted to our Flickr ... read more

Bisha Residents Moving In, Hotel Opening Soon

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Toronto, Lifetime Developments, Ink Entertainment
July 20, 2017 6:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has evolved from an area dominated by dance clubs and bars in heritage commercial/industrial buildings, to an area dominated by high-rise condos, now with a ... read more

RAC: How Zoning Change Can Transform Urban Communities

The RAC future? image by Daniel Rotsztain, via City of Toronto
July 20, 2017 6:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
I remember coming to Toronto. The year was 2000, and I vividly recall the excitement of moving into our first Canadian apartment. Our new home was a high-rise community just west of the Allen ... read more

Design of New Liberty Village Pedestrian Bridge Being Finalized

King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycling Bridge, Toronto
July 20, 2017 2:45 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Entering Liberty Village from King West will soon become easier for pedestrians and cyclists alike. As the current situation stands, the only entry point into Liberty Village from the east is at ... read more

Amenities Support Families, Business at Daniels' Wesley Tower

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Mississauga
July 20, 2017 12:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
More information has been released regarding the newest addition to The Daniels Corporation's City Centre community in the heart of Mississauga. Marketing material first started to appear ... read more

Throwback Thursday: London On The Esplanade

Throwback Thursday, London On The Esplanade, Toronto
July 20, 2017 10:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers some significant changes in Toronto's St. Lawrence and South Core areas. Back in December 2008, a post by Forum contributor "current" provided an update ... read more

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

July 20, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto report on road safety system may be delayed by one year; A new mascot for the CN Tower is a mini CN Tower; No, Toronto, Hamilton didn’t “steal” the idea for their ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson Jarvis Residence

Photo of the Day, Jarvis, sunset, Ryerson, Pace, Core, Toronto
July 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of Ryerson University's Jarvis Street Residence, under construction on Jarvis, just south of Dundas Street East. Submitted to the project's Forum ... read more

Resubmission Reveals 350 Adelaide West's New Scaled Back Plan

350 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Graywood Developments, BBB Architects
July 19, 2017 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was roughly one year ago when a development proposal was submitted by Graywood Developments for a mixed-use development at 350 Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Entertainment ... read more