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Photo of the Day: Modern Backdrop

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Architecture, Brant Park
February 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are presented with an interesting mash-up of architectural styles in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa. Facing south from ... read more

Construction of Great Gulf's Monde Mapped-Out in 3D Video

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf Homes, Toronto
February 8, 2016 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is now in full swing at the waterfront site of Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums, a new 44-storey condominium tower featuring a design by Israeli-Canadian ... read more

Revamped Mixed-Use Proposal Surfaces for 840 Dupont

840 Dupont Street, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
February 8, 2016 4:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A new proposal for an 11-storey mixed-use building at 840 Dupont Street has recently come to light via the City of Toronto's development applications website. The predominantly residential project ... read more

Toronto Planning Opens Information Outpost on UrbanToronto

City of Toronto Planning Department
February 8, 2016 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto is known for its extensive coverage of new planning initiatives and developments in this quickly growing city, and now we are happy to announce a collaboration with the City of ... read more

Renderings Reveal Amenity Offerings at Tridel's SQ2 Condos

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, Toronto
February 8, 2016 12:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuild of Toronto's Alexandra Park community into a mixed-income neighbourhood is well underway just northwest of the Spadina and Queen intersection. Part of Alexandra Park's transformation ... read more

Take the Survey: Planning a New PATH Wayfinding System

Toronto PATH Map concept
February 8, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Financial District BIA has announced the #PATH360 public survey to help inform the creation of an improved PATH wayfinding network. Used by 200,000 people each day, the PATH system is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto needs to get its priorities straight on infrastructure; Will city planners survive the politics and keep on calling the shots in Toronto?; Metrolinx Fare ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar on the Move

Photo of the Day, TTC, Streetcar, Toronto
February 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC's new Flexity Outlook streetcars are becoming a familiar site on Toronto streets as more of the advanced vehicles enter service. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Foster + Partners Proposal Well Received by Yorkville Residents

Bay + Scollard, Toronto, by BRL Realty, Urbacon, Foster + Partners
February 5, 2016 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On February 1st, a community consultation brought details of the Urbacon and BRL Realty's Bay + Scollard high-rise proposal to the public. First introduced by UrbanToronto in November, the ... read more

Great Gulf and Hullmark Enlarge Scope of 48 Power Proposal

Parliament and Richmond, 48 Power Street, Core Architects, Great Gulf Homes
February 5, 2016 4:17 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A proposed development submitted in 2013 by Great Gulf Homes for the northeast corner of Adelaide and Parliament Streets in Corktown has since undergone a dramatic design transformation. ... read more

Public Consultations for Major GTHA Transit Projects Announced

February 5, 2016 2:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
GO RER, SmartTrack, Scarborough Subway Extension, the Relief Line, fare integration, and more... The list of transit projects in the works—or undergoing study—for our region is long. With such a ... read more

ArtHaus Residences: A New Urban Presence in Ottawa

ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill
February 5, 2016 1:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UrbanToronto and our global sister site, SkryriseCities, recently spoke to DevMcGill CEO Stéphane Côté and TradeUp Real Estate's Derek Nzeribe about Ottawa's ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court. Our ... read more

Karma and YC Condos Remaking Evolving Yonge and College

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
February 5, 2016 12:06 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
With the recent addition of Aura, the city's tallest residential tower, along with that of several other highrise projects now underway in Toronto's formerly quieter Yonge-College area, two ... read more

The Results Are In: UrbanToronto's Readers' Survey

The Toronto Skyline, image by Jack Landau
February 5, 2016 11:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In November, we invited you—our readers—to share your thoughts about UrbanToronto by participating in our survey, conducted by Solutions Research Group. We wanted to know what features you like, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Letting Via riders transfer to UPX trains at Weston 'not feasible'; Markham arena would’ve brought ‘no new tangible economic benefits’; Toronto development needs to move ... read more

Photo of the Day: 60 Richmond

Photo of the Day, 60 Richmond Street East, Toronto, TCHC
February 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa, we are taken to Richmond Street, just west of Church, for a look at Toronto Community ... read more

Introducing South Etobicoke's Backyard Neighbourhood Condos

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Toronto, by VANDYK Group of Companies, Kohn
February 4, 2016 5:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As seen in our ongoing Growth to Watch For series, the Etobicoke lakeshore area is in the midst of a transformative high-rise boom, with some of Toronto's tallest residential properties now ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Design Details of J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Mattamy / Biddington
February 4, 2016 3:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New images and information have been released that fill out details for Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House, a 9-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Union Station Rebuild Continues as Construction Progresses

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO, Osmington Inc.
February 4, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since we last checked in on construction at the end of 2015, Toronto's Union Station has continued its transformation into a rail hub for the 21st century. Canada's busiest rail terminal is ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Adelaide, Trump, Toronto
February 4, 2016 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has seen some substantial vertical growth over the past few years, most notably the stretch of Adelaide Street West between Yonge and University. Back in Spring, 2010, ... read more