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Contra-flow: Waterfront Trail in Etobicoke Could be Improved

Waterfront Trail, Etobicoke
April 18, 2016 11:15 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Dating back to 2012, plans have been in the works to improve cycling conditions along the Waterfront Trail which spans the Toronto waterfront from Etobicoke to Scarborough. While the central, ... read more

A First Look at the Floorplans for 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
April 18, 2016 10:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Toronto's Upper Canada College, State and Madison's 609 Avenue Road is set to add a new residential presence to the corridor. Since the project was introduced in October last year, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express can’t break even at lower fare, report finds; A $1-million home is not the luxury it used to be in Toronto; Mississauga wants out, but saving Peel is ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Skyline

Photo of the Day, One Bloor East, Casa II, Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto
April 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Forum by contributor G.L.17, features two major new condominium towers, now at their final heights in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Great Gulf ... read more

Could the Toronto Port Lands Become Host to Expo 2025?

Expo 67, Montreal
April 15, 2016 4:44 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Thirty years after the last monorail and geodesic dome fell silent in Vancouver, and a full half-century since the legendary Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada could once again be awarded the privilege ... read more

Ryerson City Building Institute Students Retrofit the Suburbs

Ryerson City Building Institute, urban planning, toronto
April 15, 2016 4:24 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
With a population expected to reach 10 million in the early 2040s compared to 6.6 million in 2011, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is experiencing a tremendous demographic growth. While ... read more

8-Storey Mixed-Use Proposed for Dundas and Prince Edward

4195 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Dunpar Homes, Turner Fleischer Architects
April 15, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Etobicoke's intersection of Dundas and Prince Edward could be the site of new mid-rise development, with an 8-storey building proposed for the southwest corner at 4195 Dundas Street West. Last ... read more

Explore the History of Transit at Two Toronto Exhibitions

transit history
April 15, 2016 3:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
George Santayana said, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", and those interested in current Toronto transit debates should head to the Toronto Archives and the ... read more

Site Being Cleared for Barbara Ann Scott Park Revitalization

Barbara Ann Scott Park revitalization, Canderel Stoneridge, Aura at College Park
April 15, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last June, we reported that plans to revitalize Barbara Ann Scott Park were moving forward. The project, which will be realized using $3 million from Section 37 and 45(9) agreements ... read more

Private Garden a Centrepiece of Diamante's Diamond on Yonge

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
April 15, 2016 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More details of Diamante's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge are emerging as marketing of the 30-storey tower continues. While our previous editorial provided a first glimpse into the amenity spaces ... read more

Introducing Impressions Group's 'The Brownstones of Leaside'

The Brownstones of Leaside, Impressions Group, Peter Higgins Architect
April 15, 2016 10:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New density is being proposed in several neighbourhoods along the path of the under-construction Crosstown LRT, and while high-density towers have become increasingly common in Midtown Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lyft talks Toronto expansion as Uber debate gets underway at city hall; Seventeenth new TTC streetcar on the streets, April 8; Toronto voters prefer ranked balloting; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York

Photo of the Day, Ten York, Toronto, construction
April 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the construction site for Tridel's Ten York Street. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor UrbanOptic, this shot ... read more

29-Storey Tower Proposed at 219 Dundas East

219 Dundas Street East, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects
April 14, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Filmore's Hotel and Gentlemen's Club, and just north of the l'École Gabrielle Roy French-Language elementary school, a 29-storey condo has been proposed at 219-231 Dundas Street ... read more

New Urbanism Film Festival Coming to Toronto This Spring

New Urbanism Film Festival, Toronto
April 14, 2016 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would have been the 100th birthday of urban activist Jane Jacobs is approaching, and the Toronto of today is a far cry from the city she moved to in 1968. To celebrate Jacobs' legacy and the ... read more

Westinghouse Building Facades Cut from Surrounding Structure

King Blue Condos, Greenland Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 14, 2016 1:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost three months since the first signs of structural bracing were spotted on the north and west facades of the Canadian Westinghouse Building, a 6-storey, 1927-built warehouse ... read more

5468796 Meets Oakville: Lake & East Like No Other Condo

Lake & East Condominium Residences, Oakville, by Symmetry, Fortress RDI, Engine
April 14, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article ran briefly at the end of March 2016 with unofficial renderings. It has now been republished with modifications and official renderings. read more

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company to Run Your Rental Condo

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company
April 14, 2016 10:57 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
You've rented your condo unit for a few years, and so far, so good: the rent's coming in, you've kept on top of repairs, and you're pretty sure you're doing this right. So why bring a property ... read more

Throwback Thursday: John Street and Renfrew Place

Throwback Thursday, John Street, OneSixNine Lofts, Toronto, Lamb, Core
April 14, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Street south of Adelaide has taken on a predominantly high-rise built form over the past decade, while the stretch north of it has maintained a much more intimate scale. This week's Throwback ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s proposed Uber rules to face hurdle at committee meeting; Two-thirds of millennials expect to afford a Toronto-area home; Air pollution poses a risk to Toronto ... read more