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Detached Homes Proposed for Scarborough Redevelopment Site

3000 Kennedy Road, Toronto, David Johnston Architect, CIM Kennedy Creek Inc.
December 14, 2016 11:12 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
It's not news that Toronto is growing rapidly. Development applications have been flooding into the City's planning department in recent years, mostly for high-rise, high-density developments with ... read more

Explainer: How Shoring is Constructed

Excavation underway for Aqualina at Bayside, image by Craig White
December 14, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, geotechnical engineer Michael Diez de Aux contributed a special guest edition of SkyriseCities.com's 'Explainer.' While last week's feature offered a detailed introduction to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016 7:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council endorses John Tory's plan for road tolls; How an architect turned a run-of-the-mill Riverdale house into a modernist showpiece; Toronto mayor John Tory leads ... read more

Photo of the Day: Holiday Season in The Square

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Winter, Holidays, snow
December 14, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few weeks after the 2016 Cavalcade of Lights kicked off this year's holiday festivities in Nathan Phillips Square, the first significant snowfall of the season has added even more festive charm ... read more

Robertson Davies Park: Avenue Road Green to be Revamped

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
December 13, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When Toronto's Robertson Davies Park was named for the internationally recognized author in 2007, the Globe and Mail called the space a "non-descript expanse of grass bordered by train tracks." In ... read more

Previewing the Living Spaces at Mattamy's Vita on the Lake

Vita on the Lake, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
December 13, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of Toronto's Downtown core, another waterfront skyline is rising on Lake Ontario, with Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores now in the midst of an aggressive development boom. Through its new glass ... read more

Plans for 35-Storey Residential Tower on Erskine Avenue Evolve

18-30 Erskine Avenue, KG Group, Kirkor Architects Planners, Toronto
December 13, 2016 3:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, a planned high-rise residential tower on Midtown Toronto's Erskine Avenue continues to evolve. Formerly a project of developer Pemberton Group ... read more

bKL-Designed The Selby Rising Over Sherbourne Street

The Selby, BKL Architecture, MOD Developments, Tricon Capital, Toronto
December 13, 2016 12:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
14 months since a ground breaking ceremony marked the official start of work at The Selby, the new rental tower on Sherbourne Street, south of Bloor, has begun to rise from behind the ... read more

Ontario Passes Promoting Affordable Housing Act, Introduces IZ

Downtown Toronto's growing density, looking north, image by Greg Lipinski
December 13, 2016 10:49 am | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On December 6th, the Ontario passed the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, legislation that takes aim at the province’s affordable housing crisis. The Act, which amends seven other public acts ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new Toronto Courthouse emerges from The Ward; Cycling advocates gear up to fight the use of bike lanes by people with mobility issues; John Tory confident he has Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini
December 13, 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. Now topped off at the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor, cladding installation is adding to the final ... read more

Pearson: Turning Toronto's Airport into a Global Mega-Hub

Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Mississauga, GTAA
December 12, 2016 5:30 pm | by Larry Leung | Comments
Since 1974, air traffic through Toronto's Pearson International Airport has roughly doubled every twenty years. From the 10.5 million passengers recorded 42 years ago, to to over 41 million ... read more

Previewing the Public Realm at 75 on The Esplanade

75 on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance
December 12, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late October, a revised application for a Downtown condominium tower at 75 The Esplanade was submitted to the City of Toronto. Following an initial submission in early 2015, the proposal was ... read more

J. Davis House: Exploring the Project Ahead of Construction

J. Davis House, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
December 12, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With units nearly sold out for Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House, it won't be much longer before construction starts at the Yonge Street site of the Davisville ... read more

More Condos Could Transform Queensway in South Etobicoke

2 St. Lawrence Avenue, Kooby Investments, Kohn Partnership Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2016 10:42 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A formerly industrial area of Toronto is about to see an explosion of new residential density. A new proposal for two or three condo towers has been submitted for 2 St. Lawrence Avenue, located on ... read more

Arthaus: Luxury Floorplans Offered at Mixed-Use Ottawa Project

ArtHaus Residences, Ottawa, DevMcGill, Régis Côté, KPMB, Barry Padolsky
December 12, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now joining the Downtown Ottawa skyline, DevMcgill's Arthaus will arguably be Canada's most diversely programmed mixed-use development. Featuring a major expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Business owners in Mirvish Village unhappy about relocation process; Eviction Prevention Programs a Vital but Limited Service; Toronto’s highway toll proposal is a war on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sun Life Financial Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sun Life Financial Tower, One York
December 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new office tower in Toronto's South Core area. Submitted by Marcus Mitanis, this view of the Sun Life Financial Tower at One York highlights ... read more

UT's Year-End Readers' Poll Continues: Vote On The Best Buildings Completed in 2016!

Candidates in the "TALL" category for Best Building of 2016
December 10, 2016 3:19 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now one week into our Year-End Readers' Poll, giving you the chance to select your favourite buildings completed in 2016. With many hundreds of votes already counted, there is still ... read more

Introducing Adi's The West - Condominiums at Stationwest

The West – Condominiums at Stationwest, Icon Architects, Adi Development Group
December 9, 2016 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of Burlington's Aldershot GO Station, a new 13-acre community aims to capitalize on existing regional rail infrastructure with a major injection of residential ... read more