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Photo of the Day: Morning in Motion

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GO Transit, train, rail corridor
March 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, we are looking at an interesting long exposure shot captured from a condo in the ... read more

Westbank's Bloor and Bathurst Model Shows Scale of Proposal

March 5, 2015 5:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
At the recent Bloor and Bathurst public consultation held by Westbank Corp for their proposed redevelopment of the Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village site, besides a ballroom full of presentation ... read more

Chaz Yorkville's Crane Removed by a Succession of Derricks

Toronto, Chaz. crane, derrick
March 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Chaz Yorkville, a 47 storey condominium development by 45 Charles Ltd and project managed by Edenshaw Homes, has recently had its crane removed. The process of removing a crane is never a ... read more

Province Reforming Planning Act and Development Charges Act

planning act, development, mmah, ted mcmeekin, toronto, ontario
March 5, 2015 1:09 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Province of Ontario is reforming the Planning Act and the Development Charges act to improve the development process. read more

Throwback Thursday: Bloor and Balmuto

Throwback Thursday, Bloor and Balmuto, Toronto
March 5, 2015 9:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development has added a tremendous amount of density to the Bloor-Yorkville area in recent years, and new construction is continuing the trend. Back in 2009, the view facing southeast ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 7:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s housing-price boom is a sign the city is thriving (Globe and Mail) Proposal for Honest Ed site a deal we can’t refuse: Hume (Toronto Star) read more

Photo of the Day: Line 2

Photo of the Day, subway, TTC, transit, Toronto
March 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC's Line 2 (formerly Bloor-Danforth) serves as the city's primary east/west transit route, carrying over half a million commuters on the average weekday along its over 26km long route. In ... read more

Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought Mirvish Village Redevelopment

Bloor and Bathurst, Westbank Corp, Henriquez Partners Architects, Toronto
March 4, 2015 7:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ever since it was announced last year that David Mirvish had sold his family's iconic Honest Ed's store and Mirvish Village properties at Bloor and Bathurst Streets to Vancouver-based developer ... read more

Yorkdale Expansion Now Rising Above Ground Level

AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, yorkdale expansion, toronto
March 4, 2015 3:50 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Owned by AIMCo and Oxford Properties, 50-year old Yorkdale Mall has gone through several phases of renovations, in recent times in 2005 with a $110 million expansion, followed ... read more

Public Consultation Reveals Additional 700 Bay Details

Base of tower, including retail, commercial, amenity space, image by Quadrangle
March 4, 2015 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As plans for a 45-storey purpose built rental tower at 700 Bay Street make their way through the City's planning process, further project details emerged at a public consultation Tuesday, helping ... read more

Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express Being Readied To Open

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, EllisDon, Toronto
March 4, 2015 11:40 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express (UPX) continues, with a completion date scheduled in the Spring of 2015. Developed by Metrolinx and built by EllisDon, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx seeking close to $100 million from City of Toronto for rail link to Pearson airport; Redevelopment of Honest Ed’s in Toronto holds several surprises; Average price of Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yorkdale Station

Photo of the Day, Yorkdale station, TTC, Toronto
March 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by the late Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the TTC's Yorkdale Station on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) is a striking example of Erickson's unique style of Modernist architecture. ... read more

Lash Group's Cloud9 Condominiums Close to Topping Off

Cloud9 Condominiums with a Kipling bus going by, Toronto, Lash Group
March 3, 2015 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction activity on Kipling Avenue in Rexdale is proof that not all condominium development in Toronto is happening in the city's core. Cloud9 Condominiums, a 12-storey Richmond ... read more

Berczy Park Makeover To Begin After Pan Am Games

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + associés
March 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long awaited makeover of Berczy Park is one step closer to realization, as a call for tender has been made, looking for contractors to provide the materials, equipment, labour and supervision ... read more

Concord CityPlace's Spectra and Quartz Closing in on Completion

Quartz and Spectra at Concord CityPlace, Toronto, design by RAW
March 3, 2015 2:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Developed by Concord Adex just to the west of Downtown, Toronto's largest master-planned community is taking shape on a 45-acre site that 15,000 people will eventually call home. Concord ... read more

Symmetry Developments Unveils Lakeshore Woods in Oakville

Lakeshore Woods by 5468796 Architecture for Symmetry, Engine, Fortress RDI
March 3, 2015 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
Symmetry Developments along with their partners Engine Developments and Fortress RDI have unveiled concept plans for an upcoming condominium proposal in the Bronte Village area of Oakville. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, Metrolinx in negotiations over airport express train funding; Mysterious tunnel becomes a labyrinth of confusion; Medals for Toronto Pan Am Games to be revealed ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and University

Photo of the Day, King and University, Toronto
March 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of King and University, at the western end of Toronto's Financial District, is served by St. Andrew station on the TTC's Line 1 as well as the 504 Streetcar line. In today's Photo ... read more

Retirement Living Residence Coming to Laird Drive in Leaside

146 - 150 Laird Drive, V!VA LIFE, Leaside, Laird Drive, Toronto
March 2, 2015 7:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The impending arrival of the Crosstown LRT is having impacts beyond Eglinton Avenue itself and onto streets near the future stations of the rapid transit line, and a growing number of development ... read more