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Photo of the Day: Rainy Scene in Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Carlton, College, TTC
March 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a rainy view captured from the corner of Yonge and Carlton. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Vincent Demers, this view faces east from within a ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: U of T, West of Downtown

Form Condos, by architectsAlliance, for Tridel, Toronto
March 27, 2017 4:54 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Welcome to another instalment of 2017's Growth To Watch For Series. This segment continues on from our Downtown North tour, starting off in the University of Toronto's (U of T) St. George Campus, ... read more

Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expanding for GO RER, SmartTrack

Track diagram of Lakeshore East, showing the 4th Track
March 27, 2017 3:51 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On March 22, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the addition of a third track on the Lakeshore East corridor between Beechgrove Drive (east of ... read more

Renderings Highlight New Phase at LJM's Waterview in Grimsby

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
March 27, 2017 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction nears completion for the first phase of LJM Developments' Waterview Condominiums in Grismby, new renderings are providing more insight into the second and third ... read more

3rd Submission Continues Planning Saga at Lawrence & Midland

2655 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Stevens Burgess Architects
March 27, 2017 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2008, an application to replace a Scarborough strip mall near the southeast corner of Lawrence and Midland with a 425-unit residential community was tabled to the City of Toronto. With heights ... read more

Graywood Seeks Site Plan Approval for Scoop 2 on St. Clair

Scoop 2 Condos, SMV Architects, Graywood Developments, Toronto
March 27, 2017 9:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on the success of Graywood Developments' Scoop Condos in Toronto's Carleton Village neighbourhood, the developer is returning with the second of three phases, this one ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time for Toronto's wealthy to step up for the city; Toronto still more than $7 billion short for transit projects even after federal budget funding; How can Ontario ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunset
March 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Port Lands area for a sunset view of the Toronto skyline. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Worrawat Engchuan, this view was captured from the ... read more

Two Podiums, One Tower Revealed for 3XN-Designed 552 Church

552 Church Street, 3XN Architects, ONE Properties, Toronto
March 24, 2017 4:33 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday evening, March 23rd, ONE Properties hosted the third and final pre-application consultation hosted for their 552 Church Street proposal at the northwest corner ... read more

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Expands in Mississauga

Hazel McCallion Campus Expansion, Sheridan, Moriyama & Teshima, Montgomery Sisam
March 24, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, a major new addition to Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) officially opened at Duke of York Boulevard and Square One Drive in Mississauga. Designed by ... read more

Cladding Underway as Forming Nears Completion at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2017 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the little over two months since we last checked in on the construction of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos, much progress has been made on the ... read more

Junction Triangle's Arch Lofts Emphasizes Low-Carbon Features

Arch Lofts, Windmill Development Caricari Lee Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2017 12:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Spanning from Dufferin to the rail tracks at Dundas West, Toronto's Wallace Avenue is one of the Lower Junction's signature streets. Characterized by a mix of single-family homes, adapted ... read more

Concord Adex's Last Two Towers Approved at CityPlace

Concord Adex, CityPlace, Block 22, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2014 Concord Adex submitted a plan for a two-tower mixed-use condo complex at 23 Spadina Avenue on the west side of Downtown Toronto. This is the same site—also known as Block 22 at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit advocates worry about Metropass costs; Airbnb says it should pay the same in tax, not more, than hotels; Toronto’s laneways have been overlooked but are waiting to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning Skyline

Photo of the Day, 88 Scott Street, Concert, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to a condominium unit in Toronto's Distillery District, for a dawn view facing west towards the city's changing skyline. Submitted to the 88 Scott Street Forum ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2017: Downtown Toronto North

2 Carlton, Northam Realty, IBI Group, Toronto
March 23, 2017 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of our Growth to Watch For series ventures into the heart of the city, exploring the northern portion of Toronto's Downtown Core along the Yonge and Bay Street corridors between ... read more

Shoring Work Progressing at 609 Avenue Road Condominium Site

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison Homes, Toronto
March 23, 2017 3:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Shoring activity is now well underway at the site of a new condominium from State Building Group and Madison Homes, the 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed tower soon to ... read more

Great View, Friendly Amenities at Lifetime and BLVD's The Code

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
March 23, 2017 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now complete, and the 108 condo units and 10 two-storey townhomes are sold out, in the registered and fully-occupied at The Code Condos by BLVD ... read more

Short-Term Rentals: Public Invited to Help Shape Regulations

What do services like Airbnb mean for housing in Toronto? image by Jack Landau
March 23, 2017 1:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
How is the proliferation of short-term rentals impacting Toronto's housing supply and the character of residential neighbourhoods, and what should be done about it? To help answer those questions, ... read more

Site Plan Application Details 9-Storey Dupont Street Condo

500 Dupont, Toronto, by Lifetime Developments, Rosewater, Core Architects
March 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Dupont west of Bathurst, another of Toronto's Beer Stores is set to make way for a more urban, street-oriented presence. Like soon-to-be redeveloped Beer Store locations on Avenue Road, Gerrard ... read more