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New Timber Construction Appears in Pair of Toronto Projects

80 Atlantic, Hullmark, Quadrangle, 728 Yonge, ERA, Brook McIlroy, Toronto
August 8, 2018 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s current building boom has been realized largely with reinforced concrete as the building medium of choice. Some architects, developers, and academics, however, have been pushing for more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto mayoral rival Keesmaat pledges 100,000 new affordable housing units over next decade; Regent Park Aquatic Centre to be named for Pam McConnell; Vaughan residents say ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Shores

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Humber Bay Shores
August 8, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community. Captured by architectural rendering studio Norm Li during a recent flyover of the city, this ... read more

Planning Docs Reveal Further Details of Sugar Wharf Phase One

Sugar Wharf Condominiums Phase One, architectsAlliance, Menkes, Toronto
August 7, 2018 4:56 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto's eastern waterfront is going to be a very different place 10 years from now. Several master-planned communities and skyline-defining towers are now under construction east of Bay Street, ... read more

Excavation Growing for “The One” at Yonge and Bloor

The One, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
August 7, 2018 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Interest continues to build as the early stages of construction move along for what will soon be Canada’s tallest building at the Toronto intersection of Yonge and Bloor. We have been keeping a ... read more

SmartTrack Advances to the Next Stage, But...

A map of the original SmartTrack plan for rapid-transit on GO rail corridors
August 7, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
In a public announcement on May 27, 2014, Toronto mayoralty candidate John Tory unveiled his "SmartTrack" plan for a “surface subway” to run on GO Transit rail corridors. The future mayor claimed ... read more

Modernist Office Replicated at Base of Totem Condos

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
August 7, 2018 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past several months, three new condominium towers have topped out on the block above Wellesley subway station. Of the three, the taller two are on Wellesley, while a more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘It turned out to be a complete bust.’ Toronto’s pre-megacity mayors on the last time Queen’s Park messed with city politics; John Tory’s SmartTrack plan ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville, Toronto, Photo of the Day
August 7, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day features a view of a new condominium tower in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured by Forum contributor MafaldaBoy, this west-facing shot shows Cumberland at ... read more

Alice Aycock's Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres Celebrated at Pier 27

August 3, 2018 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Major new buildings in Toronto come with major new artworks, and the grander the development, the more of a splash comes our way thanks to the City's One Percent for Public Art program. Rarely a ... read more

Renderings Reveal Details for CIBC Square’s Elevated Park

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre, Toronto
August 3, 2018 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction presses on for the first phase office tower at Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines’ CIBC Square, we are learning new details about the elevated park that will bridge ... read more

Vaughan Centre PwC Tower Topped Out and Enclosed

Vaughan Centre PwC Tower/YMCA/Library, Diamond Schmitt, SmartCentres, SmartREIT
August 3, 2018 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The fledgling Vaughan Metropolitan Centre has been growing with new mixed-use development over the past few years construction of the TTC subway extension kicked off construction several ... read more

Crosstown LRT Station Construction Progressing Below Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Line 5, Toronto
August 3, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With 10 kilometres of tunnels in place below Toronto's Eglinton Avenue, construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT is progressing, with work now advancing for the underground section's stations. ... read more

TREB Reports July Growth in Home Sales and Prices

TREB, market report, Toronto, real estate
August 3, 2018 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new monthly resale housing report from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is showing a bounce-back in the turbulent Greater Toronto Area housing market. The July 2018 figures point to a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It’s time for Toronto to move on from John Tory’s ‘dithering,’ mayoral rival Jennifer Keesmaat says; Is it Parkdale or Vegandale? Fight intensifies over neighbourhood’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Plaza Residences

Harbour Plaza Residences, Sun Life Financial Tower, One York, Photo of the Day
August 3, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day features a view of a new twin-tower condominium development in Toronto’s South Core. Captured by Forum contributor NorthshoreCity, this view looks up at the ... read more

2018 Toronto Heritage Award Nominees Announced

2018 Toronto Heritage Award Nominees Announced
August 2, 2018 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City’s arms-length agency, Heritage Toronto, has been active in promoting our local history for almost seven decades now. One important way it shines a light on local heritage comes in through ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Next Phase of Allenbury Gardens

Allenbury Gardens redevelopment, FRAM, TCHC, Toronto, Soul, Connect, Vivo
August 2, 2018 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Allenbury Gardens community, located just north of CF Fairview Mall, has been undergoing a multi-phased revitalization for a few years now. Following the model established with the ... read more

Grenadier Square Towers Ascending North of High Park

Grenadier Square, Toronto, High Park Bayview, GWL, Zeidler Partnership Architect
August 2, 2018 12:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing on a pair of towers in Toronto's High Park Village neighbourhood, soon to bring 538 new rental units to the block north of High Park subway station. High Park ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Church and Carlton

Throwback Thursday, Church and Carlton, Toronto
August 2, 2018 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday considers northeast-facing views overlooking Toronto's Church and Carlton intersection. Captured just a year and a half apart, the two images reveal plenty of ... read more