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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ward changes will give more weight to downtown issues: experts; Check Out How Toronto’s Heritage Plaques Get Made; Toronto needs more 'gentle density,' planner ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the Baldwin Steps

Photo of the Day: View From the Baldwin Steps
November 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed in 1913, the Baldwin Steps provide pedestrian access between two stretches of Spadina Road with differing elevations. The public staircase also offers views of the Toronto skyline, ... read more

Eaton Centre: New Pusateri's Comes to Saks Fifth Avenue

The cheese counter features high-end products from around the world, image by Al
November 10, 2016 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 9:20 AM, it was hard to move though the crowd. Such was the interest in the grand opening that 10-minute coffee lines stretched long past the rush hour peak: this morning, Pusateri's arrived at ... read more

44-Storey Infill Development Proposed in Flemingdon Park

25 St. Dennis Drive Condos, Toronto, by SvN Architects, Preston Group
November 10, 2016 4:42 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
North York's Flemingdon Park neighbourhood is recognized for its "Towers in the Park" typology, a style of land use planning applied in high-density neighbourhoods across Toronto throughout the ... read more

A First Look at the Interiors of CentreCourt's Axis Condos

Axis Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 10, 2016 1:39 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located across the street from Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, a 38-storey condominium by CentreCourt Developments is set to replace the surface parking lot at the southeast corner of Church and ... read more

Crane Raised, Foundations Underway at 1 Yorkville Condos

1 Yorkville Condos, Toronto, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli
November 10, 2016 12:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a busy few months at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a 58-storey, Roy Varacalli-designed condominium development under construction in ... read more

Public Realm Taking Shape at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2016 11:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues at the site of Plaza's Musée Condos, a 17-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development on Adelaide Street in Toronto's King West ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Esplanade from Bay Street

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Union Bus Terminal, Backstage Esplanade, L Tower
November 10, 2016 10:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday offers a look back in time over 14 years, showing some major changes in the blocks south and east of Toronto's Financial District. Back in July 2002, construction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough Rouge-River voters will head to polls for byelection; SmartTrack’s Next Steps; Brampton council shocked by cost of York Region project; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Autumn Waterfront Scene

Photo of the Day: Autumn Waterfront Scene
November 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a scene of change on Toronto's waterfront. Captured from a Toronto Island Ferry and submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by BruceK, this shot faces ... read more

UofT Daniels Faculty Re-Introduces Toronto to Spadina Crescent

November 9, 2016 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For a few hours in early November, Toronto's Spadina Crescent felt like the heart of the city. With under a year now remaining until the University of Toronto's students fill the new John H. ... read more

7-Storey Office Building and Road Proposed in Liberty Village

7-15 Fraser Avenue, Office, ERA Architects, HOK Architects, Toronto
November 9, 2016 5:36 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
From a densely built industrial warehouse and factory district of near a century ago, to a run-down and half-abandoned area thirty years ago, Toronto's Liberty Village has experienced major ... read more

Excavation Starts for Arc Condominium at Daniels Erin Mills Site

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, Mississauga, Kirkor, The Daniels Corporation
November 9, 2016 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developing a greenfield site opposite the Erin Mills Town Centre at Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway, The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills development is adding a new ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

Explainer: Hardscapes and Softscapes

November 9, 2016 12:22 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
In common parlance, the landscaping that accompanies development is often thought of as the incorporation of green spaces in urban environments. In reality, however, landscaping involves more than ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Regent Park musical tackles 'The Journey' of revitalization; Toronto transit plan clears major hurdle at council; Ontario to outline plans to deal with rising home prices; ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East
November 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of one of Toronto's new tallest structures. Topped out at the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor, Great Gulf's One Bloor East is looking ever closer ... read more

York University: New Student Centre to Link Campus Community

York Student Centre, Toronto, by York University, CannonDesign
November 8, 2016 6:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto isn't exactly a college town. While the city's four major universities—and various post-secondary institutions and campuses—make for a sizeable student population, Toronto's size means ... read more

II BY IV-Designed Amenities Impress at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Harhay, Carttera, II BY IV DESIGN, Core Architects
November 8, 2016 4:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we got a taste of the interior amenity spaces at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condominiums, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Richard Florida & Adam Greenfield ask "What Shapes the City?"

What shapes the city? image by Marcus Mitanis
November 8, 2016 2:40 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Bringing together two leading urban theorists, the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design has announced a discussion featuring Richard Florida and ... read more