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Modernist Apartments a Rare Gem in Ontario's Cottage Country

Towards the front door of BatawaLofts, image by Craig White
May 18, 2019 2:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ontario's Cottage Country—essentially everything from an hour to five hours ouside of town—is a vast expanse of land and waterscapes. Marked variously by forests, farms, villages, wilderness, ... read more

121 Portland Proposal Resubmitted for Site Plan Approval

121 Portland, Minto Group, Sweeny &Co Architects, Toronto
May 17, 2019 2:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal for the northeast corner of Adelaide and Portland streets in Toronto’s Entertainment District continues to evolve in a recent resubmission. Originally proposed in 2016 as a ... read more

Pinnacle Etobicoke Comes Up Short at Design Review Panel

Pinnacle Etobicoke, Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
May 17, 2019 11:34 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At last week's meeting, the Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP) got a glimpse of the latest version of Pinnacle Etobicoke, one of two massive multi-tower redevelopments currently underway along ... read more

Park Hyatt Reinvention Taking Shape at Avenue Road and Bloor

Park Hyatt Hotel, Oxford Properties, KPMB, ERA, Toronto
May 17, 2019 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Park Hyatt hotel closed its doors at Avenue Road and Bloor back in November 2017, the Oxford Properties-owned site at the west edge of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Limited evidence’ that new legislation will accelerate housing developments, city report says; Toronto housing market looks to be thawing in May; If Toronto sends out a second tax bill, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
May 17, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's skyline as seen from a high-rise in the Regent Park neibhourhood. Captured by Forum contributor skycandy, this west-facing shot shows a number ... read more

High Park Neighbourhood Landmark Getting Condo Makeover

Looking southeast from Annette Street to 260 High Park, Toronto, Medall
May 16, 2019 5:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Declining attendance is a reality that many church congregations face these days, often leading them to tough decisions about what to do with their buildings—buildings which often bring great ... read more

North York Site of M2M Condos Being Cleared for Construction

M2M Condos, Newtonbrook, Aoyuan Property Holdings, Wallman, Toronto
May 16, 2019 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Years after redevelopment plans were first floated for Newtonbrook Plaza on Yonge Street at Cummer Avenue in North York, the aging retail plaza is now being cleared for a new high-rise ... read more

KingSett's LuCliff Place Addition Rising Fast at 700 Bay

700 Bay Street, Kingsett Capital, Quadrangle, PCL, Toronto
May 16, 2019 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New towers are rising all across Toronto, but some density increases are more complicated than others. One of the more notable projects under construction in the city is the expansion of the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: East United Condos

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, East United Condos
May 16, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back almost exactly one year for a view of a rising condominium development eat of Toronto's Downtown Core. Back in May 2018, podium levels could be seen ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ford government sought Union Station data, streetcar manuals in subway upload talks; Council votes to oppose Ford's new housing plan amid concerns over affordability, reduced ... read more

Photo of the Day: Perla Towers

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Pinnacle Uptown: Perla Towers, drone
May 16, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Mississauga for a view of construction at Perla Towers, part of the Pinnacle Uptown condominium community at Hurontario and Eglinton. Captured by Forum ... read more

Tower-in-the-Park Site at 765 Steeles West to be Intensified

Looking northwest to 765 Steeles Avenue West, image retrieved from Google Earth
May 15, 2019 5:33 pm | by Jake Lisser | Comments
A 'Tower-in-the-Park' rental apartment site at 765 Steeles Avenue West on Toronto's northern edge is proposed to be intensified by owner Starlight Investments. Two new apartment buildings are ... read more

Bazis & Plaza's 1 Yorkville Close To Topping Off in Bloor-Yorkville

1 Yorkville Condos, Toronto, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli
May 15, 2019 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another peak is being added to Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline, with structural forming now within a couple levels of completion at Bazis and Plaza's 58-storey 1 ... read more

Plans Revised for Mixed-Use 2 Tecumseth Development

2 Tecumseth, TAS, KPMB Architects, Toronto
May 15, 2019 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A plan dating back to 2017 seeking to redevelop 2 Tecumseth in Toronto's Fort York neighbourhood has been revised. After circulation of the original 2017 submission, discussions between the ... read more

20th Annual 'Canstruction' Fights Hunger at TD Centre

CANstruction 2019, Toronto, Daily Bread Food Bank
May 15, 2019 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday evening marked the awards ceremony for Toronto's 20th annual Canstruction®, a competition pitting architects, engineers, and designers against one another to design and build sculptures ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Budget shortfall puts Toronto Council in uncharted territory; Toronto's streets are getting dirtier, and the city doesn't have the sweepers to keep up; Etobicoke residents laud ... read more

Photo of the Day: Regent Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Regent Park
May 15, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view from Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood. Captured by Forum contributor skycandy, this view looks over the Regent Park Athletic Grounds and the new ... read more

Grenadier Square Rental Towers Top Out Near High Park

Grenadier Square, Toronto, High Park Bayview, GWL, Zeidler
May 14, 2019 4:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new residential rental development is taking shape steps from High Park subway station and the park of the same name in Toronto's Bloor West area. Grenadier Square from High Park ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2019: Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West Report Now Available

Growth to Watch For 2019, UrbanToronto, Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West
May 14, 2019 3:52 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Our annual Growth to Watch For series is back for another year, bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever before. Over the course of the year, we're bringing you to ... read more