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Photo of the Day: Massey in the Mix

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 11, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Downtown Toronto skyline, centred on MOD's Massey Tower. The condominium tower is now topped out at 60 storeys, and a derrick has been installed to ... read more

Block Developments’ 57 Brock Hits the Market

57 Brock Avenue, Block Developments, RAW Design, Toronto
February 8, 2019 6:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Originally proposed in 2016 and since greenlit by the OMB, 57 Brock Avenue from Block Developments in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood is now being marketed. The 7-storey ... read more

Recladding Bringing New Look to Richmond Adelaide Centre

120 130 Adelaide West, Toronto, Oxford, WZMH Architects
February 8, 2019 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several of Toronto's aging 20th-century office towers have been getting facelifts of late: the original exteriors are wearing out, and advances in building envelope systems are offering improved ... read more

Mid-Rise Proposal for Oakwood Avenue Gets a Redesign

Oakwood Residences, Katalyst Real Estate Corp, Melillo Architects, Toronto
February 8, 2019 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have evolved for a proposed mid-rise residential development at 601 Oakwood Avenue at the west edge of Midtown Toronto, just south of Eglinton Avenue and the future Oakwood station on the ... read more

8-Storey Condominium Proposed on St. Clair Near Caledonia

1474 St Clair West, RAW, Toronto, Berkeley, Birchtree
February 8, 2019 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The stretch of St. Clair Avenue West running through Toronto’s Corso Italia, Silverthorn-Carleton Village, and Stockyards areas is gearing up for a wave of mid-rise intensification. One of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada’s housing market remains ‘vulnerable’ even as overvaluation eases in Toronto; Former ‘worst landlord’ ends up in city’s good books with program to revamp underused ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Bentway

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Bentway
February 8, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to The Bentway, a new public space following a linear path through Downtown Toronto, below the Gardiner Expressway. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this ... read more

Board of Trade Revisits, Revises Superlinx Plan

Map of the area that Superlinx would serve
February 7, 2019 5:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (BofT) updated its Superlinx proposal for a massive cross-regional transit service, responding to critics who worried that the structure of the ... read more

Toronto of the Future Exhibition Returning this Summer

Toronto of the Future 2019
February 7, 2019 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Years of high-rise growth have reshaped Toronto's skyline, and changing trends will be bringing even taller and thinner landmarks to the city in the coming years. Towers like The One and ... read more

7-Storey Hybrid Timber Office Building Coming to Wade Avenue

77 WADE, Next Property Group, Fiera, Bogdan Newman Caranci, Toronto
February 7, 2019 1:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thanks to changes to the Ontario Building Code and a growing awareness of sustainable building, timber construction is beginning to make a comeback in Toronto. The first two modern timber ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Islington Terrace

February 7, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us to Etobicoke’s Bloor and Islington area, where a new three-tower condominium project from Tridel is under construction. Just under one year ago, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham launches new smart city pilot project to improve infrastructure, monitor water flow and flooding; Inside McEwan’s new 17,000-square-foot location at Yonge and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Restaurant Row

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Entertainment District
February 7, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view from King and John in Toronto's Entertainment District. Submitted by Forum contributor Red Mars, this shot faces west on King along the strip known as ... read more

Three More Towers as Transit City Lives Up to Name in VMC

Transit City Condos, CentreCourt, SmartREIT, Vaughan
February 6, 2019 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over a year after the subway arrived at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), the area surrounding the TTC's northernmost rapid transit station is surging with vertical growth. While several ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing for Ontario Court of Justice

February 6, 2019 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The wheels are in motion at the site of the new Ontario Court of Justice just northwest of Toronto City Hall, with excavation in full swing for the project's underground levels. Designed by the ... read more

Plans Evolve for U of T's Spadina Student Residence

Spadina and Sussex Mixed Use Residence, University of Toronto, Diamond Schmitt
February 6, 2019 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a few years of planning and an evolving design, construction is expected to begin soon at the University of Toronto's planned Spadina and Sussex Mixed Use Residence. With ... read more

Pair of Condo Developments Rising Adjacent to Wilson Station

Rocket Condos, Southside Residences at Gramercy Park, Toronto
February 6, 2019 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two developments currently under construction are set to expand the nascent residential neighbourhood to the southeast of Wilson subway station in northwest Toronto. Following the fist two ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 6, 2019

February 6, 2019 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UP Express rider charged $171.26 extra after confusion over duelling Presto machines; Residents of historic Toronto building in 2-year battle over condo neighbours tossing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge & Rich Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Downtown
February 6, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features Great Gulf's 46-storey Yonge & Rich condominium tower, under construction at Downtown Toronto's Richmond and Victoria intersection. Captured by ... read more

'Rink Social' Pilot Launches Community Place-Making Effort

February 5, 2019 5:45 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
As the cold winter weather carries on, some of Toronto’s community skating rinks are set to get the place-making treatment previously only applied to more high profile rinks like those at Nathan ... read more