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Photo of the Day: Lake Steam

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Lake Ontario, Hotel X, Exhibition Place
January 8, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Extreme low temperatures created surreal conditions in Downtown Toronto last Friday, as a wall of steam rolled in from Lake Ontario due to frigid air passing over the warmer water. Today's Photo ... read more

Marlin Spring Proposes Towers at Lake Shore and Windermere

2002 Lake Shore, by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Marlin Spring Developments
January 5, 2018 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Marlin Spring Developments has proposed a residential and retail development on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from Toronto's Humber Bay Parks and Waterfront Trail. A narrow, irregularly shaped ... read more

New Buildings Adding to Subway-Connected York University

The Quad Student Residence, York University, ARK Design, Toronto
January 5, 2018 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now served by a couple of subway stations, York University is far better connected to the surrounding city. The busiest of the Line 1 extension's six new stops, York University ... read more

Exploring the 2-Storey Penthouse Suites at Tridel's Via Bloor

Via Bloor, Tridel, architectsAlliance, II BY IV DESIGN, Toronto
January 5, 2018 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With permits filed for late in 2017, construction is just around the corner for Tridel's Via Bloor, a two-tower architectsAlliance-designed community coming to Toronto's Bloor and ... read more

Previewing Amenities at CTN's ONE28 King St. N. in Waterloo

ONE28 King St. N., Waterloo, CTN Developments, Hatem Nassif Architects
January 5, 2018 11:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we introduced you to CTN Developments' ONE28 King St. N., a new 15-storey condominium development in Waterloo, steps from Wilfrid Laurier University. In last month's article, ... read more

Demolition Nearly Complete at Mr. Christie's Etobicoke Factory

Kraft Bakery, Mr. Christie's, Toronto, Etobicoke, First Capital Realty
January 5, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
From 1948 to 2012, the smell of fresh cookies was a regularity in Etobicoke’s Park Lawn and Lake Shore area. The source of the aroma—Kraft’s Mr. Christie’s bakery—was shuttered five years ago when ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bogus Business Case for Fare Integration; Plan to turn green space into parking lot dismays Black Creek Alliance; How other cities help the homeless during extreme ... read more

Photo of the Day: Icy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Centre Island, Ten York Street
January 5, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day offers a view of the Toronto skyline as seen from Centre Island. Aside from the two adventurers walking precariously on the frozen shore of Lake Ontario in the foreground, ... read more

Revised 'Reimagine Galleria' Plan Considered by Toronto's DRP

Freed, ELAD, Urban Strategies, Hariri Pontarini, Reimagine Galleria, 2017
January 4, 2018 4:45 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
A revamped proposal to redevelop the site at Galleria Mall into a new, mixed-use community is underway - offering five mixed-use buildings and 8 acres of public green space. read more

Exploring Amenities at Solmar's Edge Towers in Mississauga

Edge Towers, Solmar Development Corporation, Roy Varacalli, Cusimano Architect
January 4, 2018 3:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
November's launch of Solmar Development Corporation's Edge Towers marked the official start of marketing for the condominium development at Hurontario at Elm Drive on the southern ... read more

25-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed for 1695 Weston Road

1695 Weston Road designed by Core Architects, Toronto
January 4, 2018 12:23 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The City of Toronto has received a rezoning application for 1695 Weston Road. The proposal includes plans for a 25-storey mixed use residential building with retail space at-grade. Designed by ... read more

GTA Home Sales Declined as Prices Increased Through 2017

GTA Home Sales Declined as Prices Increased Through 2017
January 4, 2018 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
2017 was a relatively strong year for home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with 92,394 sales recorded through the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) MLS System in 2017. The year started off ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Nathan Phillips Square

Throwback Thursday, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
January 4, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks roughly three and a half years to May 28, 2014, for an east-facing view across Nathan Phillips Square. Captured from the roof of the 2011-built ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 4, 2018

January 4, 2018 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA home prices cap tumultuous year with meagre gain in December; Where are Bach and Beethoven? Tracking down two stained-glass windows missing from Massey Hall; John Tory ... read more

Photo of the Day: CIBC Square Cranes

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CIBC Square, cranes, South Core
January 4, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of construction for the first phase of Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines' CIBC Square at 81 Bay Street in Downtown Toronto. ... read more

42-Storey Addition Proposed for Office Building at 415 Yonge

415 Yonge Street designed by Kirkor Architects & Planners, Toronto
January 3, 2018 5:10 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A rezoning application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for 415 Yonge Street, proposing a 42-storey residential addition above the existing 19-storey office building. The site includes ... read more

Forming Nears Completion for Oben Flats St. Clair West

Oben Flats St. Clair West, superkül, Toronto
January 3, 2018 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Boutique rental developer Oben Flats broke onto the Toronto development scene a few years ago, and has since completed boutique-style rental developments in both Leslieville and Little ... read more

UrbanToronto Readers Pick 2017's Best New Subway Stations

Best Buildings of 2017, TYSSE, Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension
January 3, 2018 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With winners of our Buildings-by-Height and Heritage/Modern Mashup categories from our fourth annual Year-End Readers' Poll now revealed, we are back with a final category where we asked you to ... read more

Cladding Begins as Forming Progresses at King Blue Condos

King Blue Condos, Greenland Canada, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
January 3, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now two years into construction, Greenland Group's King Blue is beginning to take shape above the intersection of King and Blue Jays Way in Toronto's Entertainment District. We last ... read more

UrbanToronto Readers Pick 2017's Best Heritage/Modern Mashups

Best Buildings of 2017, Heritage, Modern
January 3, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday, we began sharing the results from our fourth annual Year-End Readers' Poll, where we invited you to select your favourite projects completed in 2017. Over 660 respondents selected ... read more