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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory targets mayoral rival Keesmaat’s ‘secession’ comments; Doug Ford's Ontario News Now attempts to muzzle media, experts say; Sidewalk Labs' Toronto deal sparks data, innovation ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown and Beyond

Toronto Skyline, Photo of the day, CityPlace
August 2, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto by Forum contributor agoraflaneur. This northeastern facing photograph was taken from high above the CityPlace neighbourhood, prominently ... read more

Crane Installed at Site of Tridel and Hines' Aquabella at Bayside

August 1, 2018 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel and Hines’ Bayside community on Toronto Harbour achieved another milestone last week as a crane was installed to start forming for the community’s third phase, known as Aquabella. ... read more

Shoring Marks Construction Start at 75 on The Esplanade

75 on The Esplanade, Toronto, Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance
August 1, 2018 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development of one of the last vacant lots is underway in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood, as shoring rigs arrive at the site of 75 on The Esplanade at the Church and Esplanade intersection. ... read more

Sidewalk Toronto Agreement Greenlit by Waterfront TO Board

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto, Quayside, Google, Alphabet
August 1, 2018 1:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A controversial digital neighbourhood planned for Toronto's waterfront is one step closer to reality. Waterfront Toronto's Board of Directors announced yesterday a unanimous motion of ... read more

Topping Off July 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 1, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up July 2018's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 1, 2018

August 1, 2018 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The legal case against Ford’s assault on local democracy; Seth Rogen to voice TTC public service announcements; Twitter news outlet Ontario News Now speaks to Doug Ford’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Menacing Skies

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ten York Street Condos
August 1, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a dramatic view of dark skies above Toronto, captured during a passing storm last week. Submitted by Forum contributor Dustin William, this view captures a ... read more

Allied and RioCan Announce Major Office Tenant at The Well

The Well, Toronto, Allied REIT, RioCan, image by UT Forum contributor Red Mars
July 31, 2018 4:04 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Allied Properties REIT and RioCan REIT announced today that Index Exchange has agreed to lease up to 200,000 square feet of gross leasable area at The Well Tower, 8 Spadina Avenue, starting ... read more

Construction Advancing for Three Queen East Developments

Riverside Square, RAW Design, Dream Unlimited, Streetcar, Toronto
July 31, 2018 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Queen East area is a hotbed of development activity, with a trio of projects under construction currently, ranging from contextually-sensitive mid-rises to higher density master-planned ... read more

Pair of Condo Projects Progressing Near Wilson Station

Rocket Condos, Toronto, designed by gh3 and SMV Architects for Metropia
July 31, 2018 12:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The blocks surrounding Wilson subway station in northwestern Toronto have been the site of some recent intensification, with a number of proposed developments promising even more density in the ... read more

New Podium Reanimates Block of St. James Town Rental Towers

561 Sherbourne, Medallion Corp, IBI Group, Toronto
July 31, 2018 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2013 closure of a No Frills supermarket on Sherbourne Street left an activity void on the west edge of Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood. Built into the base of a rental apartment ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flemingdon Park tenants plan to withhold cheques in rent hike protest; Will lower income voters get drowned out with fewer municipal wards?; Seth Rogen photo with TTC ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queens Quay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queens Quay
July 31, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Queens Quay West, captured by Forum contributor androiduk. This view faces southwest towards the Queens Quay Terminal complex, showing a ... read more

Editorial: Ford Subverting Democratic Process in Toronto

Toronto 2014-2018 wards, populations compared to average, image by Sean Marshall
July 30, 2018 5:11 pm | by Alex Mather | Comments
July 27, 2018 was a dark day for democracy in Toronto. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s stunning decision to slash the size of Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 councillors with the Fall 2018 ... read more

Construction Progressing for Lash Group's ME Living Condos

ME Living Condos, Lash Group, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
July 30, 2018 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The initial phases of Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos are progressing at the Markham (M) and Ellesmere (E) intersection in Scarborough for which it is named. ... read more

First Bridge Span Installed at Garrison Crossing

Garrison Crossing, Fort York Pedestrian Cycle Bridge, Toronto
July 30, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone passing by Toronto's Fort York area in recent weeks may have noticed a 600-tonne crawler crane looming over the wedge of land north of the fort. This massive machine was a key player this ... read more

Construction Reaches Grade for Canary Block Condos

July 30, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over eight months since we reported on the start of construction for DundeeKilmer's Canary Block Condos, a 12-storey, KPMB Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC official raised red flags about Bombardier streetcar quality control; Toronto should take province to court over Ford’s plan to slash city council, David Miller ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York and Ice Condos

Ten York, Ice Condominiums, Toronto, Photo of the Day
July 30, 2018 12:00 am | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us via Forum contributor skycandy, showing a view of new towers in Toronto's South Core. Captured from Canoe restaurant in the TD Centre, this view focuses ... read more