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Cladding Sealing Off Origami's Unique Geometry on Bathurst

Origami Lofts, Symmetry Developments, Teeple Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2016 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the nine months since our last update on Symmetry Developments' Origami, the Teeple Architects-designed project has reached its final height of seven storeys—back in mid-August ... read more

Janette Sadik-Khan: Bike Lane Notes for a "New Road Order"

Janette Sadik-Khan at Ryerson, image by Craig White
April 26, 2016 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Monday afternoon, the City of Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee issued no recommendation on the Bloor bike lane pilot project. To the frustration of many, an ... read more

Subdivision Proposed for Former Hospital Site on Keele Street

2175 Keele Street, Daniels, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2016 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Humber River Hospital (HRH) was formed in the late 1990s with the merger of three hospitals in Toronto's former boroughs of York and North York: York-Finch Hospital, Northwestern Hospital, and ... read more

Sponsored Post: Toronto Condos under $300K with Irresistible Views

Sponsored Post: Toronto Condos under $300K with Irresistible Views
April 26, 2016 12:38 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
One of the great things about the more recently-built Toronto condos is that many of them—whether expensive or more affordable—come with a view, which adds more value to their other features and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Groups hope to make biking in the ‘burbs more appealing; Bombardier halves promised TTC streetcar delivery in latest delay; Committee split on Bloor bike lane pilot ahead ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flaire

Flaire, Cadillac Fairview, Fram Building Group, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
April 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights one of the two 11-storey towers of Cadillac Fairview and Fram Building Group's Flaire, a Giannone Petricone ... read more

No Recommendation for Council on Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot

cycle plan
April 25, 2016 8:12 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure committee split on recommending a pilot project to put bike lanes on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street (east of Ossington Avenue) and Avenue Road ... read more

North York's Sail Condos Highlights Family-Friendly Suites

Sail Condominiums, Toronto, by Opearl Developments, Keith Loffler McAlpine
April 25, 2016 5:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the launch of Opearl's Sail Condos late last year, various sales promotions and events have highlighted many of the 18-storey building's units, with the continuing 'Suite of the Month' ... read more

Oben Flats Condo Coming to Gerrard and Sherbourne

307 Sherbourne, Oben Flats, superkül
April 25, 2016 2:58 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Long a neglected brownfield site, where once stood a gas station on the southeast corner of Gerrard and Sherbourne will soon be transformed by an addition to the Oben Flats collection ... read more

Giant Mobile Crane Removes Tower Crane at The Madison

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
April 25, 2016 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Madison Homes' eponymous condominium development, The Madison, has come a long way since the project got underway on Eglinton Avenue east of Yonge Street in Midtown Toronto. Work started in ... read more

49-Storey Rental Tower Proposed at Church and Lombard

89 Church Street, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, architectsAlliance
April 25, 2016 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2007, the architectsAlliance-designed Spire Condos brought a conspicuous new high-rise presence to the Downtown Toronto corner of Church and Adelaide. Now, almost a decade later, the area's ... read more

Demolition Work Returns to Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

A pile of assorted metal awaits builds, image by kotsy
April 25, 2016 10:48 am | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
Approximately one year after the The Guvernment/Kool Haus was leveled, more demolition is now taking place on the site of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts. This time the industrial building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The housing market that just won’t stop; After 40 years, is Toronto ready for bike lanes on Bloor Street?; The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Puente de Luz Bridge

Photo of the Day, CityPlace Puente de Luz Bridge, Toronto
April 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features the Puente de Luz Bridge, a 2011-built pedestrian bridge designed by Chilean artist Francisco Gazitua, connecting the Concord CityPlace ... read more

Bjarke Ingels Group's King Street Vision Detailed at Consultation

489-539 King Street West, Toronto, by Westbank Allied, Bjarke Ingels
April 22, 2016 5:21 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Of the hundreds of development proposals that have come to light in Toronto over the past year, arguably none has garnered as much excitement as the Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) design for 489-539 ... read more

Poll Confirms Relief Line as Torontonians' First Transit Priority

Yonge Station
April 22, 2016 4:45 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A new poll released by the Toronto Relief Line Alliance reveals the breadth of support for the TTC's Relief Line among Torontonians. Not only do more than half favour it over the Scarborough ... read more

Cladding Installation Making Impact at Gairloch's 383 Sorauren

383 Sorauren, Toronto, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance
April 22, 2016 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
architectsAlliance is known to Toronto architecture buffs primarily for their soaring glass-clad contributions to the city's skyline, but the local firm is also responsible for a growing portfolio ... read more

Final Suites Remain at Briar Hill City Towns by Madison Homes

Briar Hill City Towns, Toronto, by Madison Homes, Kirkor Architects
April 22, 2016 3:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing 124 new homes to Toronto's Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue, Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns is now almost sold out, with only 10 units remaining for the Kirkor ... read more

Ryerson Constructing Buildings on Church and Jarvis Streets

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Ryerson University, Perkins + Will
April 22, 2016 2:06 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Progress on two new Ryerson University developments, the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex at 270 Church, and a residence at 186-188 Jarvis, have been moving along nicely, the ... read more

MOD's Massey Tower Reaches Grade on Yonge Street

Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
April 22, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction has reached a milestone for an upcoming towering addition to Toronto's skyline, as work recently hit grade level at the site of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, a ... read more