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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing CEO says she’s ready for the challenges ahead; Dundas West TTC station to finally be connected to UP Express station; The top five intersections ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Treatment Plant

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Etobicoke, Humber Treatment Plant
September 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the Humber Treatment Plant in Etobicoke, near the mouth of the Humber River. The second largest wastewater treatment facility in Toronto after ... read more

Smart House Tops Out at 25 Storeys on Queen Street West

Smart House condos, Urban Capital, Malibu, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 21, 2017 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower has topped out in Downtown Toronto, with Urban Capital and Malibu Investments' Smart House now reaching its full 25-storey height above Queen ... read more

Catch TimberFever at Ryerson Design-Build Competition

TimberFever 2017, Toronto, Ryerson University
September 21, 2017 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of factors are driving interest in wood-frame construction in the Greater Toronto Area, with changes to the Ontario Building Code now allowing taller wood-frame buildings, and a growing ... read more

Rat Film: Urban Dystopia Screens at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

September 21, 2017 1:34 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you missed it at Hot Docs this spring, you have another chance to walk the dystopia blocks of Baltimore in Rat Film, a documentary playing the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema on Bloor at Bathurst ... read more

9-Storey Condo Proposed at Marlee and Glencairn

819 Glencairn, Battista Holdings Corporation, KFA Architects, Toronto
September 21, 2017 1:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Glencairn Station's ranking among the least-used stations on the TTC's Line 1 subway makes the surrounding area a prime target for new intensification. About 200 metres west of the station, a new ... read more

Tezuka Architects Awarded Moriyama RAIC International Prize

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize, Fuji Kindergarten, Tezuka Architects
September 21, 2017 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 2017 edition of the prestigious Moriyama RAIC International Prize was awarded Tuesday evening to Tezuka Architects for their Fuji Kindergarten project in Tokyo, Japan, receiving a standing ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline from the Port Lands

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, skyline, Port Lands, Polson Street
September 21, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our weekly Throwback Thursday feature usually zeroes in on a specific Toronto streetscape, but this week's feature is pulling way back for a look at a bigger picture: a view from Polson Pier in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sorry Toronto, data shows Calgary and Denver are in a horse race to win Amazon’s HQ2; ‘Find a better way,’ Tory says of $1.64M drain feature at St. Lawrence ... read more

Photo of the Day: Globe and Mail Centre Aerial View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt
September 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above Toronto's King Street East for a view of First Gulf's new Globe and Mail Centre office building. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Michael ... read more

Behind the Hoarding: Union Station Construction Progress

Bay Retail under construction, Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
September 20, 2017 4:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In a city full of construction projects, there are always a few that stand out from the crowd, and in Toronto right now, one of the most meaningful for the city's future is the ongoing ... read more

YC Condos' Geometric Exterior Emerging at Yonge and College

YC Condos, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
September 20, 2017 4:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the almost four months since our last construction update on Canderel's YC Condos, plenty of progress has been recorded for the 66-storey, Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed ... read more

Below Grade Forming in Full Swing for Tower at Pier 27

Tower at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Toronto, architectsAlliance
September 20, 2017 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was the middle of May when we last checked in on the construction site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, a 35-storey, architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Infill Project Plans Updated for Rental Tower at 3636 Bathurst

Looking northwest 3636 Bathurst, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Pinedale Properties
September 20, 2017 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the latest development trends in Toronto is the intensification of Tower-in-the-Park style housing developments with new infill, as property owners look to maximize land use by replacing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto considers $1.64M glass viewing feature for 1831 drain; Metrolinx blames Bombardier for latest Finch West LRT delay; City urged to try dockless bike sharing; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. James Town Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. James Town, sunrise
September 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a sunrise view of the St. James Town skyline. Submitted to The Selby's Forum thread by contributor 111, this east-facing view shows The Selby rising above ... read more

Reviewing the Status of The Big Move's 15-Year Plan

Extents of electrification and GO RER service
September 19, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
As UrbanToronto covered last week, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which serves ... read more

Indigenous Group UNCEDED to Represent Canada at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

UNCEDED, 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Canada, Toronto
September 19, 2017 5:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, announced that a collaboration of Indigenous designers joining under the name UNCEDED ... read more

Westbank, Allied Moving Ahead with 58-Storey Tower on Duncan

19 Duncan, Toronto, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Westbank, Allied
September 19, 2017 11:52 am | by Craig White | Comments
Westbank Corp and Allied Properties REIT are moving ahead with the redevelopment of 19 Duncan Street in Toronto's Entertainment District. The 58-storey mixed-use tower is designed by Hariri ... read more

Below Grade Activity Heating Up at Yonge & Rich Condos Site

Yonge & Rich condos, Great Gulf, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 19, 2017 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since our last look at Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich this past spring, work on the 45-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower—named for its location on Toronto's ... read more