news

Skål! The Great Danish Invasion of Toronto's Architecture

3XN Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2018 4:52 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto, by many standards, has burst onto the world stage as a global city. Often cited as one of the most livable cities on the globe, Toronto's success is evident in its economic prosperity, ... read more

Ambitious Chelsea Green Project Resubmitted for Rezoning

Chelsea Green, Great Eagle, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 12, 2018 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The site of Canada's largest hotel, the Eaton Chelsea at Yonge and Gerrard in Downtown Toronto, is primed to be redeveloped into one of Canada's tallest buildings. Hotel owner Great Eagle ... read more

Construction Coming Soon at Plaza's Theatre District

Theatre District Residence, Plaza, Quadrangle, Toronto
December 12, 2018 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District will soon get another pair of towers, Plaza's Theatre District Residence. After brisk sales of suites in both Quadrangle-designed towers—the 49-storey south tower ... read more

Daniels' The Wyatt Tops Out at 27 Storeys in Regent Park

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB, IBI Group, Toronto
December 12, 2018 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's been roughly seven weeks since we last checked in on The Daniels Corporation’s The Wyatt, a new 27-storey market condominium development in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
10 things you don’t know about the Bloor St. Viaduct as it turns 100; Council powerless to stop provincial takeover of TTC subway system, confidential city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Riverside Square

Photo of the Day, Riverside Square, Toronto, Streetcar, RAW
December 12, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Riverside Square project under construction on the east bank of Toronto's Don River. The first phase of the mixed-use development ... read more

Ontario Government Considers Uploading TTC Subways

December 11, 2018 4:22 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Toronto’s ever twisting transit saga has seen numerous shocks, but few are larger than the ever-growing possibility that the TTC will be partially or entirely taken over by the provincial ... read more

Guest Column: Sobering Thoughts for the Holidays

Guest Column: Sobering Thoughts for the Holidays
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

GTAA, Metrolinx Working Together on Pearson Transit Plan

Toronto Pearson International Airport Transit Terminal
December 11, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Here's a pop quiz for regular UrbanToronto readers: What is Canada's second-largest employment zone? If you guessed downtown Montreal or Vancouver, you haven't been paying enough careful attention. read more

Massive Pit Forms at Sugar Wharf Condos Site

Sugar Wharf Condos, 100 Queens Quay, Menkes, Toronto
December 11, 2018 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The leading edge of a high-rise development tidal wave is already breaking on the eastern shores of Toronto Harbour. Massive pits carved into the post-industrial landscape mark the locations where ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province kicks in $30 million for Massey Hall ‘revitalization’ project; Council should strike new transit funding agreement as part of upload talks, city manager says; Real ... read more

Photo of the Day: Etobicoke to Downtown

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Gardiner Expressway
December 11, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Gardiner Expressway, looking east from Etobicoke to Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this skyline view is framed by ... read more

Docs Hint at Massive Scarborough Town Centre Redevelopment

Scarborough Town Centre, Oxford, Quadrangle, ABBARCH, Urban Strategies, Toronto
December 10, 2018 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
There is a growing list of developments across the city that can be directly attributed to the provision of higher-order transit, but if all goes according to plan, one project in the heart of ... read more

Metrolinx Plans to Partner with Developers for TOD Projects

December 10, 2018 3:26 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx announced a new plan to cooperate with private developers to help finance construction of new transit infrastructure with profits from adjacent commercial and residential ... read more

Shifting Geometry Apparent as Tower at Pier 27 Rises

Tower at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 10, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27 is in the process of adding a new peak to classic postcard views of the Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 51-storey condo tower proposed for densely populated St. James Town has residents concerned; Transit union, Tory asks Ontario government to fix problems with Presto-card ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Residences of 488 University Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Residences of 488 University Avenue
December 10, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, where 37 new residential floors are rising above an existing 18-storey ... read more

Trump Toronto to St Regis Retrofit and Rebranding Complete

Looking across Adelaide Street to the St. Regis Toronto, image by Craig White
December 7, 2018 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week, the signs saying 'The Adelaide Hotel' came down. The name, an interim measure chosen for the duration of the renovation of Toronto's former Trump Hotel and Residences, was done with. ... read more

Crane Installed as Excavation Continues at Diamond Condos

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, Diamante, Scott Shields
December 7, 2018 3:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since kicking off construction this past Spring, the early stages of work have been progressing for Diamante Development's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, a 30-storey Scott Shields ... read more

The United BLDG: 55-Storey Plan for 481 University at Dundas

481 University, B+H Architects, Toronto
December 7, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After receiving zoning bylaw approval from Toronto City Council in 2014, a plan to redevelop the Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company complex at the northeast corner of University and Dundas went ... read more