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Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums

March 18, 2014: colonnade taking shape at Tableau Condominiums
September 1, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the span of the last two and a half years, Toronto's Entertainment District has undergone significant vertical growth. The intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets has been the site of some ... read more

Topping Off August 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Aerial view of Ten York, image by Forum contributor UrbanOptic
September 1, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up August 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 8:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier misses another deadline for Eglinton Crosstown project; Hundreds of George Brown College students moving into Canary District; How Public Transit Helps Us, and ... read more

Photo of the Day: PSV in Mississauga

PSV 1 & 2 in Mississauga, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of a new condominium development under construction in Mississauga. Captured by drone and submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this ... read more

St. Lawrence Market North Demolition Begins Next Week

St. Lawrence Market North, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 31, 2016 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the summer of 2015, a temporary structure at 125 The Esplanade has been hosting the Saturday farmers market and Sunday antique market events which until then had been a fixture of ... read more

Construction Ramps Up as Berczy Park Opening Looms

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
August 31, 2016 1:43 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Construction on Toronto's re-imagined Berczy Park has ramped up in anticipation of the park's much-awaited opening on October 31st. With exactly two months to go, construction of the Downtown park ... read more

1 Scollard Faces Refusal Recommendation from Planning

1 Scollard, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, KPMB Architects
August 31, 2016 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With September's Toronto East York Community Council meeting fast approaching, another group of proposed developments face the scrutiny of Toronto's councillors. While Council—or in the case of an ... read more

Explainer: Woonerf

August 31, 2016 10:26 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' tackles the woonerf, a concept that's been very popular in Toronto's urban circles (it originated in the Netherlands, so you know it's cool). So what are woonerfs, and why ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016 9:10 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Affording a home in Toronto now harder than it has been in 25 years: report; Moss Park development sparks gentrification concerns; What Toronto's Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look ... read more

Photo of the Day: Norge

King Harald V of Norway's "Norge" docked at the foot of Sherbourne Street
August 31, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Francisco Silva, today's Photo of the Day features a view of a royal visitor at the foot of Sherbourne Street. This evening shot features the ... read more

Yorkdale Condos Excavation Progressing in Lawrence Heights

Excavation for The Yorkdale Condominiums, just west of Allen Road
August 30, 2016 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost one year since the mid-October 2015 start of demolition activity in Toronto's Lawrence Heights community, construction of the soon-to-be-rebuilt neighbourhood's first major market ... read more

Cladding Rises on Neudorfer's Fuse2 Condos

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
August 30, 2016 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over one month since our most recent construction update on Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos. In the time since, the ongoing installation of cladding ... read more

Striking Deloitte Atrium Space Opens at Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
August 30, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the most recent additions to Toronto's Financial District skyline, Brookfield Properties' recently-completed Bay Adelaide Centre continues to reveal new surprises, ... read more

Metrolinx Time-Lapse Captures Kodak Building's 'Big Move'

August 30, 2016 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Despite the fact that the move lasted almost three full hours, it's tempting to call it Toronto's 'Kodak Moment.' On Thursday, August 25th, some 200 people gathered at the site of Mount Dennis ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How do you raise a family in a shoe box? Toronto studying 'condo hacks'; Mayor John Tory turns up heat on the TTC over subway AC; Senator's tweets on Bloor bike lanes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Harbour at Sunset

Toronto Harbour at sunset, image by Dan Sedran via Flickr
August 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto waterfront of today is a far cry from the once heavily industrialized south edge of the city, transformed into one of the most lively parts of the city through decades of ... read more

Dundas Subway Station Gets New Entrance If Tower Approved

August 29, 2016 5:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once home to Toronto's World's Biggest Bookstore, the now-vacant lot at 20 Edward Street could soon see activity. In advance of September's Council meeting, City of Toronto planning staff have ... read more

Diamond on Yonge: A Look at Two and Three-Bedroom Suites

August 29, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past Toronto's high-rise Yonge and Sheppard intersection, Diamante Development's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge will add another tower to North York's dense Yonge Street corridor. Located just west ... read more

Kensington Market Mural Inaugurates City's Street Art Pilot

August 29, 2016 11:51 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new street mural has been installed in Kensington Market by local community members as the first instalment in the City of Toronto's StART Road Mural Pilot Project. Despite prohibiting the ... read more

The Guildwood: Mid-Rise Coming to Kingston Road at Eglinton

The Guildwood, Scollard Development, Gabriel Bodor Architect, Toronto
August 29, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following an October 2015 application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law revision to permit redevelopment of the site for an 8-storey mid-rise apartment building at 3655 Kingston ... read more