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GTA Home Sales and Prices Down in Latest TREB Report

TREB, market report, Toronto, GTA, real estate
May 3, 2018 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest monthly market report issued by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) shows that the recent decline in new home sales is continuing in the Greater Toronto Area. A total of 7,792 sales ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Beacon Condos

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Beacon Condos, Sorbara
May 3, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday looks back to March 2017, when Beacon Condos had just begun its ascent at 5200 Yonge Street, a block north of North York Centre subway station. At that time, ... read more

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

May 3, 2018 8:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC keeps reports about Scarborough RT safety secret from the public; Critics decry lack of ‘democratic participation’ over Sidewalk Labs’ proposed ... read more

Photo of the Day: Berczy Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Sixty Colborne
May 3, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Berczy Park in Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor GabrielHurl, this shot faces northeast across the Claude Cormier + ... read more

Last Half Hot Docs Gems to Catch

The Traffic Separating Device: Helping to push, image by Johan Palmgren
May 2, 2018 11:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With about 260 documentaries being shown this year at Hot Docs, it's been quite the task, despite all of the summaries in the event's guide book, to get a full picture of what's available in ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Rental Tower at 89 Roehampton

89 Roehampton, TAS, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 2, 2018 6:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise residential tower could soon add to the rapidly changing skyline of Midtown Toronto. Having been granted approval in principle by the Ontario Municipal Board, ... read more

New Master Plan to Guide Public Art in Scarborough Centre

Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan, Toronto
May 2, 2018 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to guide the planning of new public art installations in Scarborough Centre, the area bounded by Highway 401, Markham Road, Ellesmere Road, and ... read more

Cladding Adds to King Portland Centre & Kingly Condos

King Portland Centre, Kingly Condos, Allied, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Toronto
May 2, 2018 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the Downtown Toronto site of Allied Properties REIT and RioCan's King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos, where a 13-storey office building fronting King ... read more

DTAH-Designed Celebration Common Coming to Ontario Place

Celebration Common, Ontario Place, DTAH, Toronto
May 2, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Back in February, it was announced that Toronto architecture firm DTAH had been awarded the contract to design Celebration Common, a 20-acre flexible green space planned as part of the ongoing ... read more

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

May 2, 2018 8:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A final peek at the former Weston Bakery in Leslieville before its condo conversion; TTC looking for more ways to ease overcrowding on Yonge subway; Toronto group wants to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Height Peaks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, St. James Town, Yonge and Eglinton
May 2, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows off two new height peaks on Toronto's St. James Town and Yonge-Eglinton skylines. Captured by Forum contributor Razz, this north-facing view shows how 50-storey ... read more

Doors Open to Celebrate Toronto's Film and Television Industry

Doors Open Toronto, City of Toronto, Great Gulf
May 1, 2018 5:25 pm | by Nicholas Del Prete | Comments
Doors Open Toronto returns later this month for its 19th annual event, providing an opportunity to see inside over 130 of the most historically, architecturally, culturally, and socially ... read more

Plans Advancing for CentreCourt Rental Tower on East Liberty

39 East Liberty, CentreCourt, IBI Group, Toronto
May 1, 2018 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At Strachan and East Liberty in Toronto's Liberty Village, a pair of tower sites that were originally held by the CanAlfa Group were purchased in the last while by CentreCourt ... read more

New Land Formed as Port Lands Lakefilling Project Continues

Waterfront Toronto, Lower Don Lands, Cherry Lakefilling Project
May 1, 2018 12:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new landform is emerging from Toronto Harbour, as work continues on the Cherry Street Lakefilling Project on the western edge of the Port Lands. The lakefilling ... read more

Guest Column: Park It

Guest Column: Park It, Dean Macaskill, Lennard Commercial Realty
May 1, 2018 11:30 am | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

Topping Off April 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off April 2018: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 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 April 2018's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions. Our Top Ten News ... read more

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

May 1, 2018 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford promises ‘big chunk’ of Ontario’s Greenbelt to developers; With Toronto's new ward map, here's what you need to know for the 2018 municipal election; Why Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Bloor East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini
May 1, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a moody monochrome view of Great Gulf's One Bloor East, topped out at 76 storeys above Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection. This view shows off ... read more

Development Fees Account for Over 20% of New Home Prices

BILD, Altus Group, development charges, Toronto, real estate
April 30, 2018 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A detailed report prepared by Altus Group for the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) sheds light on rising development charges in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). According ... read more

Tower Cladding Adding Texture as 1 Yorkville Rises Taller

1 Yorkville, Toronto, designed by Roy Varacalli for Bazis and Plaza
April 30, 2018 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There's something new to look at since we last checked in on construction for Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a 58-storey condominium development rising at Yonge and Yorkville ... read more