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Streetcars Make Their Return to Detroit After a 61 Year Absence

The QLine in Downtown Detroit
September 29, 2017 3:33 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
April 8, 1956 was the last day a streetcar ran on Woodward Ave in Detroit, Michigan. The city had a population of 1.8 million in 1950, and at one point had the second largest streetcar system in ... read more

Former Target to be Redeveloped in Cloverdale Mall Expansion

Cloverdale Mall Expansion, Target, Toronto, Etobicoke, East Mall
September 29, 2017 2:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke's Cloverdale Mall has been part of the Dundas and The East Mall area for over 6 decades, part of Canada's first wave of shopping centres. Originally built as an open-air plaza before ... read more

New Park Emerging Behind Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Toronto, Quadrangle, park, public realm
September 29, 2017 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is in full swing for a new public space in Toronto's King and Bathurst neighbourhood. With residents now moved in to Plaza's Musée, work has shifted to the construction of a ... read more

New Retirement Residence Taking Shape in Regent Park

The Sumach Chartwell, Daniels, Welltower, SvN Architects, Toronto, Regent Park
September 29, 2017 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Regent Park Revitalization has breathed new life into the area. Along with better affordable housing it has market housing, new recreational and cultural facilities, and new retail. Now, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory tweets in favour of Little Free Libraries; City on hook for $1.6 billion to fix crumbling public housing; Rob Ford Stadium?; and more news: John Tory tweets in favour ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, skyline
September 29, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day offers a view of Toronto's South Core skyline. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Waldo, this view shows Ten York Street adding to a view that already includes recent ... read more

Details Emerge For Major Redevelopment at Bloor & Dufferin

Bloor Dufferin, Capital, Metropia, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, Giannone Petricone
September 28, 2017 5:11 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Capital Developments and Metropia have submitted an application to the City of Toronto for their proposal to redevelop the lands on the southwest corner of Bloor and Dufferin Streets in the city's ... read more

Just Another D(el)ay: Updating Toronto's New Streetcar Saga

LFLRV #4446 makes its way down from Thunder Bay
September 28, 2017 4:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The saga of Toronto's new streetcars keeps moving along (slowly, albeit). When the TTC placed the order in 2009, it specified that Bombardier Inc would deliver 204 Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles ... read more

Rental Infill Proposed for Rexdale Tower-in-the-Park Site

41 Garfella Drive, Toronto, Ibrans Investments, Mataj Architects
September 28, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite still being a few more years before the planned Finch West LRT brings improved transit to northwestern Toronto, the first signs of anticipatory intensification are springing up in ... read more

Crane in Place, Below Grade Work Begins on 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, Madison, State Building Group, Richmond Architects
September 28, 2017 12:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is heating up at the site of 609 Avenue Road by the State Building Group and Madison Homes, where a new 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed condo ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Regent Park

Throwback Thursday, Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto
September 28, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over a decade into the Regent Park revitalization, the Toronto neighbourhood is swapping its hostile-to-the-street feel for newly street-friendly developments, replacing the maze-like network of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford Memorial Stadium? Doug Ford wants it, John Tory backs it; What people think about the city’s proposal to build Rail Deck Park; TTC Budget Woes Deepen; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, office towers, TD, CIBC
September 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Financial District at night. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Jonathan Castellino, this view faces down towards the King and Bay intersection ... read more

Avenue Road's North End Home to Growing Mid-Rise Density

Avenue & Park, Stafford, 1717 Avenue, Brookdale, mid-rise condos, Toronto
September 27, 2017 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The stretch of Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue West and Wilson Avenue serves as the main commercial street for Toronto’s Bedford Park, Ledbury Park, Nortown, and Cricket Club neighbourhoods. ... read more

Distinctive Curves Apparent as Aquavista at Bayside Takes Shape

Aquavista at Bayside, Toronto, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Kirkor
September 27, 2017 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel and Hines' 5.3 hectare (13 acre) Bayside community is well underway on Toronto's waterfront, with first phase Aqualina now wrapping up, second phase Aquavista deep ... read more

Teeple-Designed Condo Proposed on Queensway East of Islington

859 The Queensway, Toronto, First Avenue, Latch, Teeple Architects
September 27, 2017 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queensway in Etobicoke has been undergoing a slow but steady renewal in recent years, with recent additions like Hive Lofts and Qube Condos setting the stage for upcoming and future ... read more

Crane Removed and Cladding Progressing at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Toronto, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Urban, Kirkor, St. Clair
September 27, 2017 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The newest mid-rise development along Toronto's St. Clair Avenue just west of Avenue Road is now topped out and partially clad, as construction brings Madison Homes and Fieldgate ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Arts and culture hub 401 Richmond getting property tax relief; City, developer lay out competing visions for downtown’s largest undeveloped space; Toronto real estate ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
September 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's 2006-built Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, located at the southeast corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue. ... read more

Ryerson Architecture: Heather Dubbeldam on Sustainability

Heather Dubbeldam, image courtesy of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
September 26, 2017 5:18 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Ryerson Architecture's 2017-2018 lecture series kicks off this Thursday with Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam speaking on 'The Next Green: Innovation in Sustainability Through Design'. The ... read more