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Cantilevered Floors Emerge as 16 York Rises in the South Core

16 York, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto, architectsAlliance, B+H Architects
January 17, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Historic low office vacancy rates in Downtown Toronto are fueling growth south of Union Station. While the biggest project in the area—CIBC Square—started construction with major tenants already ... read more

Throwback Thursday: CIBC Square

Throwback Thursday, CIBC Square, Toronto
January 17, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back over a year and a half for a view of the future location of a major Downtown Toronto office tower. Back in May of 2017, a large surface parking lot at ... read more

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

January 17, 2019 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx cancels Bathurst St. intersection closure amid uproar; Mississauga’s leaders long to break free of Peel Region. Experts warn they might not get what they ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from Hotel X

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Hotel X
January 17, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of Hotel X for a view of Toronto from high above Exhibition Place. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this shot shows the skyline view and ... read more

E Condos: Inside Midtown Toronto's Tallest Building

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
January 16, 2019 5:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Midtown Toronto has a new marquee project proclaiming its place on the skyline. The Rosario Varacalli-designed E Condos consists of a 38-storey rental tower (known as E15) on ... read more

Amica Proposes Redevelopment of Balmoral Club Seniors Home

Amica at The Balmoral Club, Toronto, Montgomery Sisam Architects
January 16, 2019 3:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of Toronto's Avenue Road and St. Clair intersection, plans are in the works to redevelop an existing retirement building owned by Amica Senior Lifestyles along with ... read more

Terraced Mid-Rise Condominium Proposed in New Toronto

150 Eighth Street, Toronto, Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects
January 16, 2019 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application submitted in the final days of 2018 is seeking rezoning for a mid-rise condominium development in the New Toronto area of South Etobicoke. The plan for 150 Eighth ... read more

Mid-Rise Rental Infill Proposed on Danforth Avenue

1795 Danforth, Toronto, CS&P Architects
January 16, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
December was a busy month for Toronto's Planning department, as a wave of new development proposals were submitted in the final weeks of 2018. Among them is an application seeking rezoning and ... read more

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

January 16, 2019 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province says growth plan changes give cities more say on development — but critics fear a return to sprawl; Questions and concerns about review of Ontario’s regional ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fifth Wheel

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, South Core
January 16, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a telephoto view of Toronto's South Core area skyline. Captured by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this shot shows the new Ten York condominium tower next to sets of ... read more

New Docs Submitted for Final Phase of Allenbury Gardens

January 15, 2019 5:10 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
With all the action going on at Regent Park, the flagship Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s (TCHC) regeneration project, a similar but much smaller TCHC generation site has ... read more

Yorkville Parking Garage Coming Down to Make Way for Condos

33 Yorkville, Cresford Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 15, 2019 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The vertical growth of Toronto's posh Yorkville neighbourhood is showing no signs of slowing, with demolition now clearing the site of another condominium development set to add a new peak to the ... read more

Two-Tower Rental Development Proposed at 3050 Pharmacy

3050 Pharmacy, Quadrangle Architects
January 15, 2019 12:00 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
The owner of a tower-in-the-park site in Northern Scarborough is looking to intensify their property with the construction of infill rental buildings. The application calls for the re-zoning of ... read more

Avenue 151 Grows Taller on Avenue Road South of Davenport

Avenue 151, Dash Developments, Teeple Architects, Toronto
January 15, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In contrast to the new high-rise developments that continue to populate the south end of Yorkville, the mid-rise remains king in the Toronto neighbourhood's northern half. One such condominium ... read more

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

January 15, 2019 8:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario Place could be a superhero theme park or fish hatchery, and other reader suggestions; Toronto homeless told to leave tent cities despite fact shelters operating at or over ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core to Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Financial District, Maple Leaf Square
January 15, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Financial District from a nearby condominium tower. Submitted by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior, this shot faces north from the 45th ... read more

Revised 663 King West Recommended for Rezoning Approval

663 King West, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Timbercreek, Trinity, Toronto
January 14, 2019 4:25 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has been hard to keep up with the rapid growth of the King-Spadina precinct in recent years. Easily the most active development zone in the city, the staff at City Planning have been trying to ... read more

Ground Level Retail, Lobby Refresh Underway at 33 Bloor East

33 Bloor East, Toronto, WZMH Architects, Epic Investment Services
January 14, 2019 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed between 1989 and 1991 during a mini-boom in Downtown Toronto office development, a 17-storey office building at 33 Bloor East, just east of Yonge Street, is getting a refresh after ... read more

Eaton Centre Apple Store to Drop a Level while Upsizing

January 14, 2019 1:01 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The constantly crowded Apple Store at the Toronto Eaton Centre is going to move, confirmed by a Building Alteration application posted on a City of Toronto webpage, reflecting a submission to the ... read more

New Levels Rising at KingSett Capital's LuCliff Place at 700 Bay

700 Bay Street, Kingsett Capital, Quadrangle, PCL, Toronto
January 14, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1977-built LuCliff Place at 700 Bay is getting quite a bit denser, as a major addition is underway at the KingSett Capital-owned tower in Downtown Toronto. ... read more