Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Google’s Sidewalk Labs plans massive expansion to waterfront vision; Toronto’s failed bid to land Amazon’s second HQ is looking smarter after New York loses campus; A look ... read more

Photo of the Day: Forest of Cranes

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Well
February 15, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view from the Spadina Avenue bridge over the Union Station rail corridor in Downtown Toronto. Captured by Forum contributor tstormers, this view faces northwest ... read more

What Do 'Terms of Reference' Mean For Toronto's Subway?

Photo of TTC subway train
February 14, 2019 6:28 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
On Tuesday, February 12, The Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto signed terms of reference—basically an agreement that outlines the agenda for talks between the two levels of ... read more

Lifeline Foundation Teams Up with Mr Brainwash for Valentines Charitable Opportunity

February 14, 2019 6:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lifetime Developments' Lifeline Foundation, which has a mission to raise funds for programs and initiatives that focus on homelessness, health, youth development, and social services, has a ... read more

Ryerson CBI Report Suggests Affordable Housing Alternatives

Ryerson City Building Institute, Housing Now
February 14, 2019 4:50 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Although John Tory’s ‘Housing Now’ plan aims to bring 40,000 affordable rental units to the market over the next 10 years, some urban planners, economists and politicians believe it will not do ... read more

Redevelopment of Westside Mall Envisioned at Caledonia Station

Smart REIT, 2400 Eglinton West
February 14, 2019 1:45 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Anticipation for Toronto's new Crosstown LRT continues to spur redevelopment visions from property owners along Eglinton Avenue seeking to densify lands near the stations. SmartREIT, the developer ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 875 Queen East

875 Queen East, Harhay Developments, OFFICEArchitecture, Toronto
February 14, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday captures the before and after of a mid-rise condominium development on Queen Street East at Logan Avenue in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood. Back in December ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit struggling to meet on-time targets; Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale; With fewer homes for sale, competition returns to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cathedraltown

Photo of the Day, Markham, Cathedraltown, subdivision
February 14, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While many of our Photo of the Day selections highlight Toronto's urban density, today's shot brings us north of the city for a view of an unconventional subdivision in Markham. Cathedraltown is ... read more

Entertainment District Density Sets Up Tough Decisions for City

150 Pearl, Conservatory Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2019 5:50 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It's a story that has been repeated ad nauseum in Toronto over the past decade. Developable land is scarce. Demand for housing is high. Land value is skyrocketing. And the only way to go is up. ... read more

Previewing Suite Layouts for Kaleido Corp’s Elevate at Logan

Elevate at Logan, Kaleido Corporation, SRN Architects, Toronto
February 13, 2019 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the meeting point of Toronto's Riverdale and Leslieville neighbourhoods, sales are underway for Kaleido Corporation's Elevate at Logan, an SRN Architects-designed stacked ... read more

8-Storey Rental Proposed on Eglinton West Near Dufferin

1924 Eglinton West, Toronto, Clifton Blake, Studio JCI
February 13, 2019 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New density continues to pop up along Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto, as the promise of improved transit connectivity draws more development to the stretch along the future Crosstown LRT. The ... read more

Twin Pits Form for M1 & M2 at M City in Mississauga

M City, Rogers Real Estate, Urban Capital, Core Architects, Mississauga
February 13, 2019 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is progressing where the two tallest buildings in Mississauga—a pair of 60-storey Core Architects-designed towers—will soon be under construction at the east end of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s housing crisis sparks conversation about illegal rooming houses; A Danish lesson: In architecture, simple (and subtle) is beautiful; What we know (and what we don’t) ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sub-Zero Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Leslie Street Spit, Lake Ontario
February 13, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto from the Leslie Street Spit. Captured on a frigid day, this shot from Forum contributor Razz shows the contrast between the city skyline's tall ... read more

Tower at Pier 27 Rising Taller Above Queens Quay

Tower at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Toronto, architectsAlliance
February 12, 2019 6:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work continues at the site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, where the architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower is rising above ... read more

Deputy Mayor Bailão Calls for Action to Clear LPAT Backlog

LPAT, Toronto, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, OMB
February 12, 2019 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Years of unprecedented activity in Toronto's development industry have overwhelmed the underfunded Planning Department, and pushed more proposals into the Province's local planning and appeals ... read more

Sugar Wharf Ranked Top Selling Condo in Canada in 2018

Sugar Wharf Condos, Menkes Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
February 12, 2019 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
According to statistics released by the Altus Group, 2018 proved to be a year marked by caution from homebuyers and investors, as the Greater Toronto Area housing market started to shift from the ... read more

Demolition Marks Start of Work on Bay Adelaide North Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre, north tower, Oxford, KPMB, Adamson, Toronto
February 12, 2019 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Increasing demand by young professionals over the last decade to work in Downtown Toronto has brought about record low vacancy rates for office space in the core, and fuelled the recent wave of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Price hike looms for subsidized TTC passes; Toronto seeks non-profit to run 19th-century era North York building; Ford accuses student unions of 'crazy Marxist nonsense' in ... read more