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Under Eglinton: Touring Progress at Keelesdale LRT station

View of track level at the future Keelesdale LRT Station
November 12, 2018 1:05 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Twenty-five metres (82 feet) below Eglinton Avenue West, I suddenly and absurdly thought, "Wow, this is actually happening!" "This" is the 19-kilometre (11.8-mile) Crosstown Light Rail Transit ... read more

Ironwood Towns in North Oshawa Launches Sales

Ironwood Towns, Podium Developments, Building Capital, Icon, Oshawa
November 12, 2018 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new modern townhome community is coming to North Oshawa, set to bring an urban edge to a green-bordered 11-acre property just north on Simcoe Street from Taunton Road. Known as Ironwood Towns, ... read more

Port Lands Lake-filling Project Reshaping Toronto's Shoreline

Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project, Toronto
November 12, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the end of 2017, construction has been underway on the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project (DMNP), a Waterfront Toronto project set, among other ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One year in data deems King St. pilot project a success; Sidewalk Labs to weigh input from millennial panel on Toronto smart-city project; Gripe over ‘too-tall ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sun and Clouds

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 12, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a west-facing view of Toronto seen from a high-rise in the Distillery District. Submitted by Forum contributor Razz, this early morning shot shows buildings ... read more

Plaza Resubmits 2452 Bloor with DRP Suggested Alterations

2452 Bloor Street West, Plaza
November 9, 2018 5:26 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
Toronto developer Plaza has submitted revised plans to the City for their proposed residential development at 2452 Bloor Street West. After being originally submitted in 2016, the ... read more

City of Toronto Creating Transit Expansion Coordination Office

Map of the proposed new SmartTrack and GO stations in Toronto
November 9, 2018 11:58 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto is establishing a new office that will lead and direct how the municipal government participates in long-term, multi-billion-dollar projects to expand the transit network. The ... read more

Saturday in Downsview Park Grand Opening this Weekend

Saturday in Downsview Park, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
November 9, 2018 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the last few months, we’ve learned a lot about Saturday in Downsview Park, a new Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium community from Mattamy Homes, coming to Keele ... read more

Cladding Underway as 609 Avenue Road Tops Out

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison, Richmond Architects, Toronto
November 9, 2018 10:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a year since we last checked in on construction for State Building Group and Madison Homes' 609 Avenue Road, a 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City to appoint ‘transit czar’ to oversee expansion; Fight for Oakville’s Glen Abbey Golf Course heading to Ontario Court of Appeal; North York Women’s Shelter building ... read more

Photo of the Day: Colourful Canopy

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Midtown, Yonge, Eglinton
November 9, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features yet another view of Fall colours in Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this drone-captured shot faces northwest from above the Glen Road bridge, ... read more

Mid-Rise Office Building Proposed on Leaside's Wicksteed Ave

Leaside Innovation Centre, Studio Canoo Architecture, Toronto
November 8, 2018 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal submitted to the City of Toronto seeks rezoning and Site Plan Approval to permit a new mid-rise office building in the industrial area of Leaside. To be known as the Leaside ... read more

Second Building on the Rise for Grimsby's Waterview Condos

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
November 8, 2018 2:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
50 kilometres southwest of Toronto, a new waterfront community is emerging in Grimsby. The first phase of LJM Developments' Waterview Condos project kicked off construction in 2015, and ... read more

George Brown School of Architecture Partners with Acclaimed Boston Architectural College

George Brown College
November 8, 2018 11:57 am | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
The School of Architectural Studies at Toronto's George Brown College has partnered with Boston Architectural College to extend new opportunities to students looking to pursue their masters ... read more

293 The Kingsway Hosting VIP Preview Sales Event on Saturday

293 The Kingsway, Benvenuto Group, Quadrangle, Toronto
November 8, 2018 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With marketing already underway for 293 The Kingsway—a multi-building condo development coming to Toronto's Humber Valley Village area— The Benvenuto Group is gearing up for a VIP ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Hill and Dale Residences

Throwback Thursday, Hill and Dale Residences,  Toronto
November 8, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
An interesting mid-rise intensification project on Yonge Street in Central Toronto is the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday. Back in July of 2016, a three-storey brick-clad commercial ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 8, 2018

November 8, 2018 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is a ‘city state’ and needs to start acting like it; TTC using ‘gap trains’ to improve service on busiest subway line; Petition to bring back GO bus service to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fall in Grange Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Grange Park, OCAD U
November 8, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a view from Grange Park in Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this view faces southeast across the park, with the Financial District ... read more

UrbanToronto Forum Relaunches with New Look and Upgrades

Mobile-friendly browsing added in UrbanToronto's new Forum upgrade
November 7, 2018 5:05 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
UrbanToronto's Forum has relaunched with a new look, bringing plenty of new features and improved functionality to an online community with almost 30,000 members, over 1.3 million posts, and roots ... read more

Freed's 328 Dupont Resurfaces with New Design by Teeple

328 Dupont Street, Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects for Freed Developments
November 7, 2018 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal for 328 Dupont Street in Central Toronto has resurfaced with a new design, the result of a late 2017 OMB ruling. Previously proposed by Freed Developments on a larger combined ... read more