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88 North Second Crane Installed, Below Grade Work Underway

88 North, St Thomas Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
November 14, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been watching construction activity for St Thomas Developments' 88 North, a new condominium tower soon to rise beside Shuter Street at Mutual. The building is replacing the north ... read more

IIDEXCanada: Design + Architecture Expo Returns This Month

November 14, 2017 1:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Touted as Canada’s largest National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference, IIDEXCanada is returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) later this month. Part of a ... read more

Lifetime's Panda Condominiums Hits Market with Design Tweaks

Panda Condominiums, Lifetime, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Turner Fleischer
November 14, 2017 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is almost exactly three years ago now that "World's Biggest Bookstore" was torn down, just northwest of Yonge-Dundas Square in the heart of Toronto. Lifetime Developments bought the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Impressions of the King Street Pilot; Transit advocates call for two-hour transfers on TTC; Reconstruction continues on first stage of Six Points Interchange; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. James Town and Bloor-Yorkville

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville, St. James Town, skyline
November 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's St. James Town and Bloor-Yorkville skylines. Captured by drone from high above the Rosedale Valley by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this shows ... read more

Demolition Clearing Honest Ed's for Westbank's Mirvish Village

Mirvish Village, Westbank, Henriquez Partners, Honest Ed's, Toronto
November 13, 2017 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the bittersweet closure of Toronto's iconic Honest Ed's store at the end of 2016 and the May 2017 removal of some of the retailer's glittering signage, structural demolition work has ... read more

Contemporary Salon Space Proposed for 852 Adelaide West

Cross-section, 852 Adelaide, W Lifestyle, Thomas Payne Architect, Toronto
November 13, 2017 4:35 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A site plan approval has been submitted to the City of Toronto for 852 Adelaide Street West. This unique contemporary design by Thomas Payne Architect for W Lifestyle is sure to stand out in the ... read more

191 Parliament Plan Reduced Following Consultations

191 Parliament redevelopment showing increased setbacks. Kohn Architects.
November 13, 2017 2:31 pm | by Josie Harrison | Comments
A proposed mixed-use building in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood has changed several design features—including density—after the City released its Preliminary Report in March earlier this ... read more

Dunpar's Streetsville Centre: Walking Distance to Streetsville GO

Streetsville Centre, Dunpar Homes, Mississauga
November 13, 2017 2:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While much of Mississauga is undergoing a high-rise development boom, the city's Streetsville area is maintaining a small-town feel with sensitively scaled mid-rise and townhome projects. ... read more

Appealing Public Realm is Key for Peter and Adelaide Condo Plan

Peter and Adelaide, Graywood, BBB Architects, Toronto
November 13, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In October we had a first glimpse at the amenity offerings at Peter and Adelaide, a new 47-storey BBB Architects-designed condominium tower planned for the intersection from which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite Bloor bike lanes, Toronto lags on cycling infrastructure, critics say; King Street pilot project seeks to curb traffic congestion, prioritize TTC ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over the Lake

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Lake Ontario, 561 Sherbourne, Medallion
November 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunrise view captured from Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood. Submitted to our 561 Sherbourne thread by Forum contributor 111, this view shows the ... read more

Toronto City Council Makes Park Lawn GO Station a Priority

Demolition of the Mr Christie's plant
November 10, 2017 5:31 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At the November 7th-9th meeting of Toronto City Council, a motion was put forward by Etobicoke Lakeshore Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes which stated that "a new Park Lawn GO Station is a priority ... read more

Anthony Townsend Poses Questions for Sidewalk Labs at Quayside

Anthony Townsend, Quayside, UWPAT, Toronto, Craig White, Sidewalk
November 10, 2017 5:17 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
When Sidewalk Labs, the city-building arm of Google parent company Alphabet, announced plans to build a data-driven neighbourhood of the future on the waterfront, Torontonians were predictably ... read more

How the Shifting Retail Industry is Impacting Urban Spaces

Retail, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2017 2:40 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
No one can deny that the landscape of retail in Canada is undergoing a major shift. With high-profile closures such as Target and Sears, the expansion of online retailing, and the densification of ... read more

First Look at Amenities for Tridel's Auberge on the Park

Auberge On The Park, Tridel, Rowntree, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
November 10, 2017 1:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a series of design revisions that resulted in a scaled-back three-tower plan, marketing has begun for the first two 29 and 45-storey towers of Tridel and Rowntree ... read more

Marlin Spring Proposes Mid-Rise Condo on The Queensway

November 10, 2017 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The wide suburban Etobicoke arterial road The Queensway, dominated by single-storey strip commercial buildings, some with apartments on a second floor, is in the midst of transforming into a more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council supports making Park Lawn GO station a priority; TTC plans to buy first electric buses, wants emissions-free fleet by 2040; Bay-Dundas bus terminal looks ... read more

Photo of the Day: Count the Cranes

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, construction, cranes
November 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor Razz, who captured this view of Toronto from a condominium unit in the Distillery District. A number of active projects are visible in ... read more

Galaxy Communities Propose Condo at Ellesmere and Brimley

Galaxy Communities, KLM Planning, TACT, Ellsemere and Brimley, Scarborough
November 9, 2017 4:53 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
A rezoning application was submitted to the City of Toronto on November 2nd by KLM Planning Partners Inc on behalf of their client, Galaxy Communities, for a proposed 15-storey mixed-use ... read more