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DRP Calls for Redesign of Midland and Lawrence Development

September 16, 2016 7:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A story of two Toronto development booms is being written out near the southwest corner of Midland and Lawrence. While the Scarborough site is far removed from the city's burgeoning Downtown, a ... read more

CityAge: Global Conference Returns to Toronto in October

CityAge Toronto 2016
September 16, 2016 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On October 6th and 7th, the CityAge conference returns to Toronto, bringing together some of the region's—and the world's—leading urban minds to interrogate the future of city-building. Founded in ... read more

Sweeny &Co Proposes 14-Storey Queen/Dufferin Development

6 Noble Street, Toronto, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.
September 16, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of the Queen Street West and Dufferin Street intersection in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, a new proposal spearheaded by Dermot Sweeny of Sweeny &Co Architects ... read more

The Interview: Chris Harhay's Mid-Rise Portfolio Grows Up

Chris Harhay, image courtesy of Harhay Developments
September 16, 2016 1:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the street, Harhay Developments' Toronto office is easy to miss. Located just west of Spadina on Richmond Street and housed inside a pair of conjoined Victorian buildings, the unassuming ... read more

Unique Suite Layouts Offered at Daniels Arc at Erin Mills

Daniels Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
September 16, 2016 12:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills community is set to continue its growth at Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, with marketing now well underway for the next ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square nominated for Governor General’s Medal in Architecture; Inside the Eaton Centre’s new Nordstrom; Canadian cities fail to crack the Top 20 of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay

Drone view of the Humber Bay Shores area, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A wave of high-rise condominium development continues to add further density to Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community, as new residents are drawn towards the area's impressive Lake Ontario and ... read more

Decorative Elements of EY Tower's Exterior Being Revealed

EY Tower (right) viewed from Nathan Phillips Square, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 15, 2016 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a city where rectilinear "boxy" developments are the norm, few ongoing Toronto high-rise projects have captured the imagination of local architecture buffs quite like Oxford ... read more

Waterfront Toronto to Present City Building Talks at in/future

Cinesphere at Ontario Place, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 15, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In covering a wide breadth of topics ranging from high-rise development to public art, UrbanToronto's editorial scope covers the varied components that fall under the rubric of city building. This ... read more

Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Launches to the Public Sept 24

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
September 15, 2016 2:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a period of registration and advance sales events, developer Aragon is gearing up for the upcoming public launch of their Eighty One Wellesley project in Toronto's ... read more

Daniels Reveals Amenity Spaces at 'The Wyatt' in Regent Park

Southwest view of The Wyatt, image courtesy of The Daniels Corporation
September 15, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Marketing is now gearing up for the latest market condominium development planned for Toronto's re-imagined Regent Park Community, promising new residential density and retail opportunities in the ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFQs for Two Transit Expansion Projects

September 15, 2016 12:21 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Metrolinx, in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, has released two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) relating to the construction of new projects that form part of the ongoing electrification ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide East

View of the Bay Adelaide Centre's east tower from Frederick and Adelaide, 2014,
September 15, 2016 10:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto's ongoing development boom has seen more condos go up than anything else, it has included a fair share of office developments. The new office space growth is being fuelled in part by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental bidding wars heating up in Toronto's hot market; Put parking lot money toward transit, Toronto’s business lobby says; TTC still has 'big ticket items' to address ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening Skyline

Evening view of the Toronto skyline, image by Lori Whelan via Flickr
September 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows the growing impact of a major condominium development under construction in Downtown Toronto. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, ... read more

Funding Announced for Port Lands Flood Protection and 40 Other Water-Related Projects

Tory, Chiarelli, Sohi, and Fleissig, image by Jack Landau
September 14, 2016 4:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of a $1.1 billion bilateral agreement, the Federal and Ontario Provincial governments have announced $99 million funding for 41 projects that will improve clean water and wastewater ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Shine Light on Midtown in Focus

Aerial view of the Yonge-Eglinton area, image by Jack Landau
September 14, 2016 3:30 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
As Toronto's population continues to burgeon and diverse neighbourhoods undergo rapid urban development, City Planning has recognized the importance of participatory studies, public process, and ... read more

Nuit Blanche Art Installation Calls for Participants

nuit blanche 2016, asalto toronto 2016, daniel canogar
September 14, 2016 1:35 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto's contemporary art spectacle Nuit Blanche is just around the corner, and artists and residents alike are gearing up for the much-anticipated weekend. With 90 projects united under four ... read more

20th Kilbourn Lecture to Explore Toronto's Industrial Roots

Professor Steven High
September 14, 2016 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As large tracts of brownfields and post-industrial landscapes are being re-imagined, cleaned up, and transformed into new communities, Heritage Toronto aims to open up a dialogue on our city's ... read more

LJM's Waterview Condominiums Progressing in Grimsby

East-facing view of Waterview Condominiums, image by Amanda Alkhani
September 14, 2016 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over 50 kilometres southwest of Toronto's bustling central waterfront as the crow flies, competitive pricing and picturesque views are drawing condominium buyers to Grimsby, where a number of ... read more