Photo of the Day: City View

View north over Toronto's Entertainment District, image by Jonathan Castellino
October 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, today's Photo of the Day features an impressive view of the Toronto cityscape. Captured from atop Theatre Park on ... read more

Touring Deloitte's Podium at the New Bay Adelaide Centre East

Deloitte, Bay Adelaide Centre East, Brookfield Property Partners
October 5, 2016 5:50 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Rising 44 storeys on the northwest corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets in Toronto's Financial Core stands Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East. Largely completed in late 2015 with ... read more

CityAge: Bonnie Crombie Wants Politics Out of Transit Planning

Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga, GTHA, Transit, Infrastructure, CityAge
October 5, 2016 3:36 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
“Regionally integrated transit is necessary,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie tells me. “We all have different zone rates and that should be unified.” On the verge of commuting through these ... read more

Ontario Announces New Funding to End Urban Homelessness

October 5, 2016 2:30 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
The Province of Ontario has increased its efforts to end homelessness by providing new funding for municipalities through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative. Chris Ballard, Ontario's ... read more

TTC to start One-Person Train Operation on Sheppard Line 4

Driver's Cab, One-Person Train Operation, Sheppard Subway, Toronto
October 5, 2016 12:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto Transit Commission passengers aboard Line 4 (Sheppard) trains may notice a distinct difference when they board this Sunday, October 9. That's when the TTC starts its "one-person train ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
October 5, 2016 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demand for new homes remains high in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village, where a phalanx of planned and under-construction condominium towers are building on the area's established charm while ... read more

Explainer: Manhattanization

October 5, 2016 10:58 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' looks at the term 'Manhattanization', a high-rise densification phenomenon that has been referred to when talking up many city downtown growth spurts across the globe, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016 7:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Poll finds support for Mayor Tory's budget austerity; Scarborough subway might already be off track; Developer threatens to fight plans for Toronto rail-deck park; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Death of the Sun

"Death of the Sun" at Nuit Blanche, image by Frank Lemire via Flickr
October 5, 2016 12:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 11th annual Nuit Blanche now in the books, photos of the event's avant garde installations are now appearing in our Flickr Pool. Among the most popular installations was "Death ... read more

Details Emerge for Sweeny & Co Proposal at 502 Adelaide West

Sweeney & Co. Architects, Portland Adelaide Developments Inc.
October 4, 2016 6:57 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the ever changing landscape that is the King-Spadina area—a once desolate district that was home to broken urban fabric, surface parking lots, run down post-war buildings, and accompanied with ... read more

First Glimpse of Suite Layouts at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

SCOOP Condos, Graywood Developments, SMV Architects, Toronto
October 4, 2016 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mid-rise redevelopment of Toronto's St. Clair West continues its westward expansion, with new buildings promising increased density in line with the carrying capacity of the street's recently ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: Naomi Klein and Mirko Zardini

Naomi Klein (L) and Mirko Zardini (R), image courtesy of U of T
October 4, 2016 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture is continuing their 2016 lecture series with an upcoming talk titled "What comes after the environment?". Presented in collaboration with the ... read more

Big City Mayors Come Together at 2016 Toronto Housing Summit

October 4, 2016 11:37 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Regent Park’s Daniels Spectrum served as the ideal location to host the 2016 Toronto Housing Summit, an event that brought together mayors and representatives from Canada’s largest municipalities ... read more

Construction Progressing on Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Townhome block at Trafalgar Ridge, image by Jack Landau
October 4, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In contrast to the high-rise development common in Downtown Toronto, the housing demand of the GTA's suburban communities is still largely addressed with new low and mid-rise development. Under ... read more

Sponsored Post: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Building’s Maintenance

Window cleaning crews, image courtesy of Gold Standard
October 4, 2016 11:00 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Many of your competitors, clients, and business partners have outsourced their building’s maintenance. Are you considering following in their footsteps? Outsourcing has become a popular solution ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pedestrian challenges Tory to cross Queen and University without breaking the law; Four major changes to Canada’s housing rules; A Brief History of SmartTrack, so Far; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aqualina at Bayside

Aqualina at Bayside, image by Forum contributor kotsy
October 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new condominium project taking shape on Toronto's waterfront. Designed by Miami-based ... read more

U of T Celebrates Official Opening of the Jackman Law Building

Ribbon Cutting, Jackman Law Building, Grand Opening, University of Toronto
October 3, 2016 5:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Despite a rainy September 29, spirits at the University of Toronto were high, as the Faculty of Law celebrated the official grand opening of the Jackman Law Building. read more

Regent Park Phase Three Progressing with Mid-Rise Proposal

Regent Park, Block 17N, Wallman Architects, TCHC, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Phase Three of the highly touted Regent Park Revitalization Project is well underway, with ongoing demolition for the phase nearing to a close and proposals starting to pour in for the now-vacant ... read more

11th Annual Nuit Blanche Illuminates Toronto Streets

Nuit Blanche 2016, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The streets of Downtown Toronto came alive this past Saturday night and on into Sunday morning, with hordes of people calling an all-nighter to take in the sights and sounds of the 11th annual ... read more