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DenseCity Part 1: Where Toronto Builds Density and Why

Apartment Neighbourhoods, Official Plan, Density, Toronto
April 25, 2017 5:34 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is growing, and fast: at this point it’s an obvious fact, but UrbanToronto recently went through the laborious task of quantifying Toronto’s development boom with our Growth to Watch For ... read more

Plans Advancing Behind-The-Scenes for Toronto's 'Rail Deck Park'

Rail Deck Park, Toronto, Urban Land Institute, ULI
April 25, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto Electric Cities Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brought representatives of major urban parks from around the world together today for a ... read more

Three Cranes Raised, Forming Begins on Daniels' Arc at Erin Mills

Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
April 25, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga's Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway intersection is in the midst of a major transformation, as The Daniels Corporation continues to expand their new Daniels Erin ... read more

Tridel Condo at Dupont and Howland to be Branded as 'Bianca'

April 25, 2017 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we looked at several condominium developments in the planning process for Dupont Street between Avenue Road and Dufferin on west side of central Toronto. Many were proposed at ... read more

Theory Condos To Be Refined Following OMB Hearing

Theory Condos by Page+Steele/IBI Group for Parallax Investment Corp, Toronto
April 25, 2017 2:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Initially proposed in 2015, Parallax Investment Corporation is seeking to build a mixed-use condominium for a site at 203 College Street across from the University of Toronto's main ... read more

Widmer Street Victorians Making Way for 41-Storey Rental Tower

40 Widmer Street, Toronto, by Storey Living Inc., Graziani + Corazza
April 25, 2017 11:36 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Between Adelaide and Richmond in Toronto's Entertainment District, another slice of the area's low-rise past is giving way to high-rise development, with demolition now clearing the site for what ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel; Report blames Ontario's 2006 growth plan for soaring house prices; TTC subway system 10 times ... read more

Photo of the Day: New Additions

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, EY Tower, skyline
April 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Port Lands for a view featuring two new additions to the city's skyline. Installation of finishing touches continues for Oxford ... read more

101 Erskine Condos Rising into Yonge and Eglinton Skyline

101 Erskine Condos, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
April 24, 2017 4:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a year and a half since our last detailed update on Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos, a 32 storey, CS&P Architects-designed ... read more

Excavation Underway at Pinnacle's PJ Condos

PJ Condos, Turner Fleischer, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Pinnacle International
April 24, 2017 4:06 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the past couple of months, another of the Entertainment District's remaining few surface parking lots saw the end of its days. Located at the corner of Pearl and John streets, preliminary ... read more

Two Phases at Medallion's Casa-Emery Village Progressing

Casa-Emery Village, Medallion Corporation, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 24, 2017 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With major transit improvements on the horizon in the form of the Finch West LRT line, developer Medallion Corporation is in the process of bringing a significant boost in density to the ... read more

Hamilton's LRT Plan: Hanging by a Pantograph

B-Line buses in Downtown Hamilton
April 24, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Hamilton City Council debated for over 12 hours on the future of Hamilton's LRT plan, one of Metrolinx's Big Move transit infrastructure projects to get people moving more easily in the ... read more

Amenities Open at Lago at the Waterfront in Etobicoke

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddinton, Toronto
April 24, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents have begun to move in to the two newest condominium buildings in Toronto's Humber Bay Shores area, as construction wraps up on Mattamy and Biddington's Lago at the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How celebrity house prices stack up against Toronto real estate; What we can learn from New York's rent control regime; Bank of Canada governor 'happy' to see plan for GTA ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini
April 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out at a height of 76 storeys in 2015, the installation of balcony glazing has been working towards finalizing the curvaceous aesthetic of Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East. ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting Toronto's Precarious Urban Future

April 21, 2017 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24th and 25th, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium returns to examine the changing city. Featuring a wide variety of speakers and ... read more

Sales Well Underway for Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 21, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the months since the November 2016 launch of Stafford Homes and Greybrook Realty Partners' Avenue & Park, sales have been progressing for the boutique development's ... read more

$21.4m of Multi-Lateral Funding Propels Artscape Launchpad

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by, Daniels Corp
April 21, 2017 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction ramps up at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, the ambitiously mixed-use Toronto project's programming is continuing to take shape, with new funding announced today for ... read more

Renderings Reveal New Design for 60 Mill St in Distillery District

60 Mill Street, Cityscape, Dream, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Toronto
April 21, 2017 3:15 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Following recent news that a pair of Distillery District developments have been settled at the OMB, new renderings have been released that reveal a revised design for 60 Mill Street. Cityscape and ... read more

TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 11:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... read more