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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 9:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario awards $1.2-billion contract to build provincially-owned stretch of Highway 407; Toronto home prices surge 10% as sales activity heats up; Toronto to use big data ... read more

Photo of the Day: Helicopter Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, helicopter, aerial
April 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aerial views of the city captured from airplane, helicopter or drone are always sure to impress, and we have seen an increasing number of these angles submitted to our Flickr pool. In today's ... read more

Stanton Renaissance Proposes Creative Hub for Keele and St. Clair

Stanton Renaissance President Louie Santaguida at 6 Lloyd, image by Marc Mitanis
April 7, 2015 4:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It's a bit hidden from main streets, but residents of The Junction neighbourhood in Toronto's west end are likely familiar with a large plot of land 6 Lloyd Avenue that has been sitting vacant for ... read more

Retailers Announced for Canary District in the West Don Lands

Retail space lining Front Street, DundeeKilmer, Toronto
April 7, 2015 3:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development of the Canary District in the West Don Lands has transformed a long-disused tract of land on the western bank of the Don River into an innovative new community that will soon be ... read more

Touring the Model Suite at Ghods' 5959 Yonge Presentation Centre

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
April 7, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, we took you inside the presentation centre for Ghods Builders' new 5959 Yonge Street Condos development, which will rise on the east side of Yonge Street north of Cummer Avenue in ... read more

Toronto East General Hospital To Begin Renovation Project

Toronto East General Hospital, Patient Care Tower, redevelopment
April 7, 2015 12:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Early Spring brings with it certain pleasant clues that warmer, sleeveless weather is just around the corner; birds chirping, the delicious sight of snow melting and, of course the clanging and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto to consider lowering speed limits on residential streets; Doug Ford wants to fill his brother’s council seat, whether he’s allowed to or not; Smoke in tunnel shuts ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ontario Place Pods

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ontario Place
April 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The futuristic architecture of Eberhard Zeidler's Ontario Place is just as captivating today as it was at the time of the park's opening in 1971. Five aluminum and steel "pods", suspended from ... read more

The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew Coming to Regent Park

The Bartholomew, Quadrangle Architects, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
April 6, 2015 7:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC)'s multi-phased Regent Park revitalization continues, now into its tenth year. Though phase three is well under ... read more

Spectacular Toronto Views a Promise at Spadina and Bremner

The nighttime view east from atop Concord CityPlace, Toronto
April 6, 2015 4:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Two of Canada's tallest condominiums are making their way through the planning process as Concord Adex seeks approval for a sky-scraping pair of towers at Spadina and Bremner on the western edge ... read more

Time Development's Danforth Square Coming to Toronto's East End

Danforth Square, Time Development Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
April 6, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Near the memorably named intersection of Danforth and Danforth (that's Road and Avenue) in Toronto's east end, Time Development Group is bringing a new mid-rise condominium and townhouse ... read more

Another Tower Topping Off at H&W's Fontana in Markham

Fontana, Markham,  Page + Steele Architects, H&W Development Corp
April 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new downtown is emerging in Markham, bringing residential, commercial, and institutional uses all together in a dense urban environment being built from scratch. Condominium developments are a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brick facade plummets from Scarborough TCHC building; Road closures coming to Spadina and College, Lower Sherbourne; Brampton council embarks on long road to financial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Great Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Union Station, Great Hall
April 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In addition to the construction of a new train shed and large retail concourse below ground, the ongoing revitalization of Union Station has also beautifully restored the aging finishes of our ... read more

Demolition at The Guvernment/Kool Haus Nearing Completion

The Guvernment/Kool Haus Demolition
April 2, 2015 5:00 pm | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
After over 18 years in operation, the former clubbing institution known as The Guvernment/Kool Haus Entertainment Complex on Toronto’s east waterfront is nearing the end of its 3 month demolition. ... read more

A Look at Ghods' 5959 Yonge Street Presentation Centre

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
April 2, 2015 4:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been following the launch of Ghods Builders's new 5959 Yonge Street Condos development at Yonge and Cummer in North York. The first phase of this multi-tower condominium ... read more

Metrolinx Preparing For Massive GO Transit Service Expansion

go, upx, metrolinx, georgetown south
April 2, 2015 3:58 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is just beginning its massive GO RER project, but it is already showing progress. Georgetown South, a $1.2 billion dollar rail project predating the GO RER program, is now fast sprinting ... read more

St. Lawrence Market North Preparing For Temporary Move

St lawrence, rogers stirk harbour, toronto, market, court
April 2, 2015 2:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The St. Lawrence Market North building, constructed in 1968, is showing its age. The low slung building was constructed in a basic form, and the city is looking to replace it with a building more ... read more

Urban Capital and ALIT's The Ravine Embraces Natural Setting

The Ravine, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Rafael + Bigauskas, Toronto
April 2, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We usually associate high-rise living with dense urban settings like those found in Downtown Toronto, but a new master-planned community by Urban Capital and ALIT ... read more

Throwback Thursday: ROM Crystal

Throwback Thursday, ROM Crystal, Toronto, Avenue, Bloor
April 2, 2015 10:50 am | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Its been nearly 8 years since construction wrapped up on the Daniel Libeskind-designed Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, and for this week's Throwback Thursday, we look back at the ... read more