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New Design Details at Lillian Park as Construction Progresses

Lillian Park, Shiplake, Collecdev, Toronto, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
February 2, 2018 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's been three months since we last checked in on the Midtown Toronto construction site of Shiplake and Collecdev's Lillian Park project. At the time of our last update, excavation had wrapped up ... read more

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

February 2, 2018 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City to stick with Vision Zero, but some councillors question its commitment; Ontario real estate agents seek increased transparency in home sales; With Doug Ford out can John ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Density

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 2, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Downtown Toronto's growing density. Submitted by Forum contributor Rascacielo, this southwest-facing skyline view shows under-construction projects ... read more

Union Station and GO RER: Metrolinx's Phil Verster on the Future

Phil Verster, Metrolinx President and CEO
February 1, 2018 4:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
GO RER (Regional Express Rail) is the biggest transit project underway in the Toronto region today, despite which it has mostly flown under the radar of local transit discussion. To that end, ... read more

Updated Renderings Show Revised LCBO Tower at Sugar Wharf

LCBO Tower at 100 Queens Quay East designed by B+H Architects, Toronto
February 1, 2018 3:39 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A revised Site Plan Application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for the new LCBO Headquarters office tower to be known as 100 Queens Quay at Sugar Wharf. Menkes ... read more

Planet Traveler Hostel on College To Double in Size

Planet Traveler Hostel addition, Toronto, SUZITA+MORITA (SUMO Project)
February 1, 2018 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans are in the works to expand Toronto's Planet Traveler Hostel at 357 College Street, just west of Augusta. A submission for Site Plan Approval (SPA) to the City presents a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Entertainment District Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Entertainment District
February 1, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday shows almost four years of change in what has become one of Toronto's densest concentrations of new high-rise development. Back in May 2014, this metamorphosis was ... read more

Topping Off January 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off January 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
February 1, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up January 2018's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions. Our Top Ten News ... read more

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

February 1, 2018 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The controversy over Google's futuristic plans for Toronto; Toronto’s downtown relief subway line cannot be put off any longer; What’s on the agenda for ... read more

Photo of the Day: 88 Scott Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott Street, Concert
February 1, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Victoria Street, south of King in Downtown Toronto, for a view of Concert Properties' 88 Scott Street development from Forum ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Disrupts Yonge and Eglinton

Crosstown LRT Eglinton Station construction at Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto
January 31, 2018 5:22 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Construction on the Crosstown LRT is in full swing, and commuters in Midtown Toronto are having to deal with some pain now for future gain. Recent photos overlooking the site from above by ... read more

Cladding Enclosing Topped-Out Montgomery Square in Midtown

Montgomery Square, Rockport Group, RAW Design, Toronto
January 31, 2018 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Rockport Group's Montgomery Square is the latest tower to top out in Midtown Toronto's bustling Yonge and Eglinton area. The 27-storey luxury rental tower designed ... read more

City to Host Midtown In Focus Open House

Yonge-Eglinton skyline, Toronto
January 31, 2018 1:36 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
On February 10th the Toronto City Planning will be hosting the Midtown in Focus Open House, a chance for the public to discuss plans the future of the area centred around Yonge and Eglinton. City ... read more

Below Grade Forming in Full Swing for Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich

Yonge & Rich condos, Great Gulf, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 31, 2018 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tucked away one block east of the intersection of Yonge and Richmond streets in Downtown Toronto, Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich condominium development hasn't had quite as much ... read more

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

January 31, 2018 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Museum of Contemporary Art plans housewarming party after ‘pretty intense’ relocation project; Road hockey game breaks out in heart of downtown Toronto; New bike-sharing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Yonge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini
January 31, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Yonge and Dundas intersection for a south-facing view of Yonge Street. Submitted by Forum contributor Lenser, this view shows the growing impact ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2018: Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Henning Larsen Architects, Adamson Associates, Toronto
January 30, 2018 5:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Continuing on our comprehensive tour of the city, this edition of our Growth To Watch For series heads north from our last South Etobicoke instalment to explore the rapidly growing ... read more

Below Grade Forming Under Way at Tower Hill's 2221 Yonge

2221 Yonge Street, Tower Hill Development, Pei Partnership, Quadrangle, Toronto
January 30, 2018 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Midtown Toronto, centred at Yonge and Eglinton, area is one of the hottest development nodes in the city, as construction densifies the neighbourhood in advance of the new Crosstown LRT line's ... read more

TREB 2017 Market Year in Review and 2018 Outlook Released

TREB Releases 2017 Market Year in Review & 2018 Outlook Report
January 30, 2018 2:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another year of strength in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region real estate market is being put under the microscope in a hefty 80-page report issued by the Toronto Real Estate Board ... read more

18-Storey Condo Tower Proposed Near Yonge and Finch

35 Holmes, Maniad, ICON Architects, Toronto
January 30, 2018 10:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Maniad is seeking to redevelop properties at 35 and 39 Holmes Avenue in the North York City Centre area of Toronto with a new condominium development. Currently occupied by a ... read more