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Iconic Sam the Record Man Sign Lights up Yonge-Dundas this Fall

The sign above Yonge-Dundas Square, image via City of Toronto
July 26, 2017 1:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just over three years after a relocation of the flashy Yonge Street icon was announced, the Sam the Record Man sign is set to return to Downtown Toronto this Fall, when it will be installed on ... read more

58 Atlantic Office Proposal in Liberty Village Revised

58 Atlantic, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc, The Fueling Station, Toronto
July 26, 2017 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans for a new office development in Toronto’s Liberty Village area continue to develop, as a rezoning application has been resubmitted by The Fueling Station for a former industrial ... read more

Infill Rentals Proposed at Dufferin Street Tower-in-the-Park Site

3000 Dufferin Street, Pinedale Properties, IBI Group, Toronto
July 26, 2017 11:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another new development proposal is adding to the growing list of proposed and active infill projects for Tower-in-the-Park apartment sites across Toronto. The latest was submitted to the City ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. Lawrence North Market construction on hold for archeological dig; Fight for wetland protection stalls large Niagara Falls development; New protections for Ontario ... read more

Photo of the Day: Into the City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, train, transit
July 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a moody night view captured from Strachan Avenue over the rail corridor. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by lejano (Fernando A), this long exposure view ... read more

Undulating 52-Storey RAW Design Tower for Church and Dundas

July 25, 2017 5:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by RAW for the Pemberton Group, the residential tower at the southeast corner of Dundas and Church will feature a retail space at street level. That much has been true since late 2014, ... read more

Scarborough Life-Lease Residential Tower Proposal Evolves

Trinity Ravine Towers, Global Kingdom Ministries, Reinders + Rieder Ltd., Toront
July 25, 2017 5:14 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The site plan application for a faith-related development in Scarborough by Global Kingdom Ministries has been resubmitted for Trinity Ravine Towers - a life lease development consisting ... read more

88 Queen: Revised Concept Tabled for Landmark Development

88 Queen Street, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
July 25, 2017 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just four blocks east of Yonge, the massive full-block parking lot that stretches all the way from Queen to Shuter is gradually making way for redevelopment. With the north end of the Downtown ... read more

10 Storey Infill Proposed to Wrap Around 100 Wellesley East

100 Wellesley Street East, CAPREIT, Core Architects, Toronto
July 25, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Intensification proposals for Tower-in-the-Park apartment sites is the latest development trend in Toronto, as property owners seek to infill under-utilized greenspaces with new density. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 9:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Organization turning vacant Toronto properties into mobile urban farms; Seeking wider recognition, Metrolinx spending $250,000 to design a new brand; For safer streets, getting an Ontario driver's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rush Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, King, Spadina
July 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day captures the start of the afternoon rush hour in Downtown Toronto, captured from an upper level at the Bisha Hotel and Residences. Submitted by Marcus Mitanis, this ... read more

Excavation Underway for Timber-Frame Office in Liberty Village

80 Atlantic Ave., Hullmark, Quadrangle Architects
July 24, 2017 4:42 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Construction is well underway for 80 Atlantic Avenue in Liberty Village. The 5-storey office building is being developed by Hullmark, the same company behind the revitalization of the ... read more

Condo Market Shows Resiliency as Overall Home Sales Decline

TREB market report, Q2 2017
July 24, 2017 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2017 has been a turbulent year for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market, with the Ontario government's Fair Housing Plan ushering in a frenzied wave of transactions, now being ... read more

Final Suites Remain at Stafford Developments' Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
July 24, 2017 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Set to reach a modest height of seven storeys, the Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed Avenue & Park will introduce 36 luxury units to Toronto's Avenue Road, just north of Lawrence. On the back ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
July 24, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been demolished, and as traffic lines up to exit at Spadina or Jarvis, quick work is being made of the new replacement ramp that ... read more

Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
July 24, 2017 12:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Years of construction have brought great change to the way commuters and travellers have moved through Toronto's Union Station, with trips through and around the station still being rerouted ... read more

Shoring Begins for Tridel's Form Condos on McCaul Street

Form Condos, Tridel, architectsAlliance, U31, Toronto
July 24, 2017 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and east of the recently-reopened Grange Park, work is heating up at the site of Tridel's Form Condos, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx drops appeal of Bombardier court decision; CN Tower bucks trend with new mascot; Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Island Airport Ferry Window Seat

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Billy Bishop, Island Airport, Ferry
July 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day offers a view from the Billy Bishop Airport ferry, which remains a popular alternative to the recently-opened fixed-link tunnel that now connects the airport and mainland. ... read more

Race For The Sky: The Quest For Toronto's First Supertall Tower

supertall, towers, Toronto, density, height
July 21, 2017 5:49 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is certainly no stranger to height. Home to the iconic CN Tower, we proudly laid claim to the tallest freestanding structure in the world for 32 years from 1975 to 2007. Rising ... read more