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16 Storeys Proposed for Church and Wellesley Beer Store Site

572 Church Street, Toronto, TACT, ERA, Fieldgate Urban
June 16, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal was recently submitted to the City of Toronto seeking an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and rezoning to allow for the construction of a 16-storey residential building on the site of a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Accessible condos in Toronto don’t exist; Making places for Toronto’s Queer history; Brace for a possible tax on speculative home purchases; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Berczy Park Fountain

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Claude Cormier + Associés
June 16, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the newly-revitalized Berczy Park for a night view of the Claude Cormier + Associés-designed public space's new fountain. Submitted to our ... read more

Redevelopment of 10-Acre Bloor & Dundas Site on the Horizon

2280 Dundas Street West, Toronto, by Choice Properties REIT
June 15, 2017 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Few Toronto settings whet the appetite for urban revitalization quite like the shuttered Zellers near the southeast corner of Bloor and Dundas. Engulfed by surface parking, the defunct retailer is ... read more

MoveOntario 2020 Transit Plan Turns 10: How Has It Fared?

MoveOntario 2020, introduced in 2007
June 15, 2017 4:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Ten years ago today—June 15, 2007—Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced MoveOntario 2020, a package of 52 rapid transit projects across the GTHA ... read more

ORCA or Rail Deck Park: One Site with Two Competing Proposals

ORCA Project, Sweeny &CO Architects, CRAFT/P.I.T.S Development, Toronto
June 15, 2017 2:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
About three weeks have passed since P.I.T.S. Development Inc. filed an Official Plan Amendment application (OPA) to the City of Toronto to develop an 8-tower mixed-use development with a 12.8-acre ... read more

Diam's On The Danforth Celebrates Ground Breaking

Diam, On The Danforth, OneSpace, Toronto
June 15, 2017 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a successful run of sales for Diam Developments' On the Danforth Condos, the now-sold-out 10-storey Onespace Unlimited-designed condominium development has officially ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community Dialogues in the UT Forum

A streetcar in Riverdale, image by UT Flickr contributor Adrian Badarco
June 15, 2017 11:13 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
While discussions about Buildings and Transportation & Infrastructure typically take the spotlight in the UT Forum, our 'Neighbourhood Node' threads give UT members the opportunity ... read more

Throwback Thursday: River Street Changes

Throwback Thursday, River City Condos, Urban Capital, West Don Lands, Toronto
June 15, 2017 10:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clock to the early stages of construction for Urban Capital Property Group's River City Condos, back in October 2011. Two tower cranes ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Cost of Running the Queen Car; TTC's new streetcars may miss reliability target as 'failures' add up; GO upgrading more ticket-vending machines with PRESTO functions; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, West Don Lands, River City 3, Corktown Common
June 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor Jasonzed, featuring a drone-captured aerial from Toronto's West Don Lands area. This view overlooks the neighbourhood's 7.3 hectare (18 ... read more

Dundas West Art Celebrates Chilean and Indigenous Culture

Graffiti, mural, Dundas, Dufferin, StreetArt Toronto, art, chile, indigenous
June 14, 2017 4:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
As we near July 1, the apex of the Canada 150 celebrations, what exactly we are celebrating comes with increasing scrutiny. Canada's sesquicentennial marks the anniversary of ... read more

Stafford Introducing Residential Density to Downsview Park

Downsview Park, Luxury Townhome Collection, Toronto, by Stafford Developments
June 14, 2017 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of Toronto's Downsview Park—and close to where the TTC's new Downsview Park subway station will open—a series of new developments is adding new homes to the edge of Canada's first urban ... read more

30-Storey 'Bauhaus Condos' Proposed for 284 King Street East

Bauhaus Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Lamb Development Corp
June 14, 2017 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-storey residential tower at 284 King Street East, between ... read more

Exploring the Luxury Terrace Suites at Tridel's Bianca

Bianca Condos, Toronto, Teeple Architects, Tridel
June 14, 2017 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this Spring, new renderings of Tridel's Bianca—a new condominium development coming to 420 Dupont Street—gave us a good look at the project's Teeple ... read more

Emerald City's 'The Point' to Punctuate Growing Community

Emerald City: The Point, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 14, 2017 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's Emerald City community, at Don Mills and Sheppard in North York, has grown increasingly lively since the first block of three WZMH Architects-designed condominium towers was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto want to wreck an ‘extraordinary’ building? It's time for an answer; Giant dog fountain a big hit for people and puppies alike; The Fords’ Fascination With ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville skyline, rainbow
June 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Forum contributor Benito during a recent rainstorm at the end of May. Overlooking Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood from the Uptown Residences, this ... read more

College Street Welcoming Long-Awaited Streetscape Upgrades

Conceptual Renderings of College Street, image courtesy of PMA Landscape Archite
June 13, 2017 5:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Just west of Toronto's Little Italy, the stretch of College street between Shaw Street and Havelock Street is poised to welcome a long-awaited streetscape transformation over the Summer and into ... read more

37-Storey Rental Tower Could Replace Merton Street Garage

June 13, 2017 4:08 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
An Official Plan and zoning by-law amendment application has been submitted to the City, proposing a 37-storey residential tower designed by Sweeny &Co to replace a surface parking garage in ... read more