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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory endorsed by federal transport minister Lisa Raitt, but no cheque for SmartTrack; Public need not fear private transit test run on King Street; Hazel McCallion ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fog Noir

Photo of the Day, fog
October 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yet another amazing shot of Toronto's recent foggy weather has made the cut for today's Photo of the Day. In this shot, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Ben ... read more

The Lanes of Melbourne: Could Something Similar Happen Here?

Melbourne lanes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
October 10, 2014 5:40 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
UrbanToronto recently published an update on progress for The Well, the major development project by Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, and RioCan slated for Front and Spadina. One of the most interesting ... read more

CHAZ Yorkville Condos Nearing Final Height on Charles Street

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
October 10, 2014 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The urban canyon on Charles Street East continues to grow, with another high-rise condominium development approaching its final height. CHAZ Yorkville Condos, developed by 45 Charles ... read more

Toronto Heritage Preservation Seeking Citizen Board Members

Heritage Toronto, Bellevue Fire station
October 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto is home to a variety of architectural styles - from the Brutalist Robarts Library 'Peacock', to the stately Victorian homes that populate the Annex, to the glass and steel behemoths ... read more

Cladding Covers Up the Mechanical Penthouse at X2 Condominiums

X2 Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Great Gulf Homes, Wallman Architects
October 10, 2014 12:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes' X2 Condominiums has reached a major milestone, as cladding now stretches to the uppermost reaches of the ... read more

Tango2 Crane Being Disassembled at Concord Park Place

The crane is pulled back higher, image by Craig White
October 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A major milestone for any construction project is the removal of the tower crane. The process can be tricky but is also quite interesting to watch unfold. On Tuesday, workers at Tango2 in Concord ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory pulls out of debate, blasts Doug Ford after longshot candidate Ari Goldkind ‘disinvited’ from event; Olivia Chow gains endorsements for mayor from influential ... read more

Photo of the Day: Swimming in Fog

Photo of the Day, fog
October 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had a lot of fog in Toronto recently, and the dramatic atmospheric conditions have made for some pretty cool photography over the past couple of weeks. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

MOD's FIVE Condos Tops Off at Yonge and St. Joseph

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
October 9, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last checked in on the construction progress of FIVE Condos, a 48-storey condominium development at Yonge and St. Joseph by ... read more

Ryerson Lecture Series: Andrew King

2014-2015 Ryerson Architectural Lecture Series, Andrew King, Cannon Design
October 9, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science continues its 2014-2015 lecture series tonight with a talk from Andrew King, Design Principal for Canada with Cannon Design. The talk accompanies the ... read more

TAS Unveils the Kingston&Co Upper Beaches Collection in Scarborough

Kingston&Co Condominiums, Teeple, TAS, Main and Main, Scarborough
October 9, 2014 1:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
It has been a few months since TAS, Main and Main Developments and First Capital Reality introduced Kingston&Co Condominiums. Now, a new collection of suites has been ... read more

Glass Sphere Nearing Completion at Erin Mills Town Centre

October 9, 2014 11:50 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Erin Mills Town Centre opened in 1989 on Mississauga's far west side, and 25 years later it is now undergoing a $100-million makeover, aiming to become a 'world-class' urban retail destination ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The View from Bay and Harbour

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Harbour, Toronto
October 9, 2014 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New pedestrian links continue to improve connectivity between the new "Southcore" district, and the Downtown Core to the north. After years of construction, high-rise office buildings and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New home for TTC streetcars gets push to the finish by Montreal-based contractor’s big guns; What Brampton’s three mayoral frontrunners are promising voters; Doug Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Photo of the Day, U of T Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
October 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto has been rapidly expanding over the past several years, as new architecturally significant buildings add to the institution's existing catalogue of impressive structures. ... read more

509 Streetcar Service Returns to Queens Quay This Weekend

Queens Quay Revitalization, TTC, streetcar, Toronto, infrastructure
October 8, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recently rebuilt Spadina turning loop was opened on August 31 allowing the 510 Spadina streetcar to return to Queens Quay. Now, after a lengthy period of construction, the TTC's 509 ... read more

Omega on the Park Officially Launched at Concord Park Place

Concord Senior Manager of Project Marketing Brian Fong. Image by Marcus Mitanis
October 8, 2014 1:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Another addition to the master-planned Concord Park Place is coming in the form of a 35-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed tower. Officially unveiled on Tuesday, Omega on the ... read more

Union Station Revitalization Milestone: Down Comes the Crane

Union Station Revitalization, train shed, Metrolinx, GO Transit, Toronto
October 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station has already brought us a new concourse and subway platform, and now the multifaceted project is yet another step closer to completion, meeting a major ... read more

TREB Releases September Housing Figures and Commercial Quarterly Figures

TREB, Toronto Real Estate Board, monthly sales
October 8, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released housing figures for the month of September, as well as third quarter commercial figures, and numbers show a noticeable ... read more