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7.5 Acre Trillium Park and Trail Unveiled at Ontario Place

Trillium Park, LANDinc, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Toronto
June 20, 2017 3:40 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Yesterday, the first phase in the revitalization of Ontario Place was officially opened by Premier Kathleen Wynne, Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Chief ... read more

Tracking Six Months of Work on Plaza's The Met in Vaughan

Plaza, Berkeley, The Met, Vaughan, Quadrangle, TMG Builders
June 20, 2017 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was back at the end of December that preliminary site preparation work began at the site of Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, one of the pioneering condominium developments leading the charge ... read more

Plans Evolve for First Gulf's 25 Ontario Street

25 Ontario Street, First Gulf, Sweeny&Co Architects, Toronto
June 20, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Gulf's plans for a Sweeny&Co Architects-designed office tower at 25 Ontario continue to evolve at the east end of Toronto's Downtown. A newly revised submission moves ... read more

New Park to Begin Construction at Adelaide and Widmer

Dr. George Robert Grasett Park, Toronto, Ireland Park Foundation
June 20, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Four years after the completion of The Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, a major public realm enhancement has been announced for the base of the 43-storey condominium tower. Building ... read more

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

June 20, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory defends controversial shelter from critics on his executive committee; Toronto vacant homes tax could be hard to enforce, city officials say; Historic site at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Dundas
June 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A moody view of Toronto's Yonge and Dundas intersection is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Captured from above 302 Yonge Street and submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Freaktography, ... read more

Kids in Condos: Toronto Crafts 'Growing Up' Guidelines

King West and the Humber Bay Shores, image by Greg Lipinski
June 19, 2017 5:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long before shovels touch the ground and communities take shape, the marketing machine for new Toronto condominiums—and increasingly, rentals—renders lobbies of lounging young professionals, ... read more

Cladding Installation Well Underway for Regent Park's Block 27

Regent Park revitalization, Block 27, Daniels, TCHC, Toronto, RAW Design
June 19, 2017 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Taking shape as part of Phase 3 in the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and The Daniels Corporation's revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, ... read more

Low-Rise Office Building Proposed at 464 Queen Street West

Rendering of 464 Queen Street West, Pearl Group, SvN Architects+Planners Toronto
June 19, 2017 4:13 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
The Pearl Group has submitted a proposal for a new four storey office/retail building at 464 Queen Street West to the City of Toronto. The site is currently occupied by single storey ... read more

Model Suites Offer Insight into Life at Plaza's Musée

Musée condos Toronto, Quadrangle, Plaza, Bryon Patton, Enid Macintosh
June 19, 2017 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As finishing details are still being applied to the public realm around the building and other odds and ends, residents continue to move into more and more suites in Plaza's Musée, a ... read more

New Gardiner Off-Ramp Takes Shape Following Teardown

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
June 19, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been relegated to Toronto congestion history following the removal of the last sections of the spiral ramp that touched down at York ... read more

Construction Rises Above Grade at The Village by Main Station

The Village by Main Station, Options for Homes, Deltera, Toronto
June 19, 2017 10:28 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
As gradual intensification continues in Toronto's Danforth Village, new developments are popping up throughout the east end neighbourhood. Just to the south of Danforth Avenue, construction is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New park honours those who helped sick Irish arriving in Toronto during crisis-ridden summer of 1847; Plan to turn Toronto Botanical Garden into international ... read more

Photo of the Day: The ROM and Exhibit Residences

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Exhibit Residences, Royal Ontario Museum, ROM
June 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features two landmarks on Toronto's Bloor Street West. Captured from the base of the Royal Ontario Museum's striking Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael ... read more

REMINDER—Great Canadian Homes: An Intimate Glimpse at 150 Years of Design

June 17, 2017 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the vision, to the planning process, to construction and completion, the pace of Toronto's development can leave little room for reflection and review. By the time new buildings are actually ... read more

The Guild Inn Reopens by the Scarborough Bluffs

John Tory speaks at the opening ceremony of the restored Guild Inn, Scarborough
June 16, 2017 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's historic Guild Inn has reopened in its rarefied setting in a forest clearing, perched high above Lake Ontario along the Scarborough Bluffs. The Inn, a former 1914-built mansion turned ... read more

Open House Highlights Dupont Street's Mid-Rise Evolution

500 Dupont, 740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto
June 16, 2017 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series covered the hundreds of planned and in-progress developments around the city, including an instalment that included a number of ... read more

Global Architects Converging for Toronto of the Future Showcase

Is a new Rail Deck Park in the city's future? Image by Marcus Mitanis
June 16, 2017 3:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From June 26th to June 30th, the Rotunda at Metro Hall will host the second edition of Toronto of the Future. Focusing on the evolution of the city's built form, the five-day showcase will bring ... read more

A Glimpse Inside the New—and Historic—Home for Casey House

Casey House, Casey House, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 16, 2017 1:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Now nearing completion, the highly anticipated new home for Casey House, a restoration and expansion project led by Hariri Pontarini Architects, is gradually being revealed to the public, ... read more

Ontario Considering Fuel Cells to Electrify GO trains

Ontario Government announces electrification transit assessment process
June 16, 2017 11:53 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, delivered some electrifying news at a media event yesterday. The minster told a gathering of reporters at GO Transit's Willowbrook ... read more