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Vaughan and Oshawa See Record-Breaking Year in Construction

January 24, 2018 4:10 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The Cities of Vaughan and Oshawa have each announced a record breaking year for construction value in 2017. The two Greater Tornto Area urban centres released information on their highest years ... read more

Site Clearing Marks Start of Work on 740 Dupont Mid-Rise

740 Dupont, RioCan, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
January 24, 2018 1:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition has cleared the site of a new mid-rise residential development on Toronto's Dupont Street, on a site situated mid-block between Shaw and Christie Streets. Formerly home to a one-storey ... read more

Sneak Peek at the Public Art Plan for The Met in Vaughan

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle, Jane, Highway 7, Vaughan
January 24, 2018 1:01 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is in full swing at the Vaughan site of Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, a 35-storey condominium tower and townhome development on Jane Street north of Highway ... read more

Three-Storey Studio/Workshop Building Planned for 170 Perth

i2 Stack, 170 Perth, Williamson Williamson, Ontario Hardwood Products, Toronto
January 24, 2018 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-based Williamson Williamson Inc Architects have a history of promoting wood construction in the region. The firm's latest project has them working alongside Ontario Hardwood ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit priority plan could replicate King St. pilot on other TTC routes; Toronto proposes end to tax-breaks for downtown office towers; Can the TTC Gain More Riders?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Humber Bay Shores, Etobicoke
January 24, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor Jasonzed, who captured this shot of Toronto's Humber Bay Shores skyline. Captured from the Brown's Line overpass, this telephoto shot ... read more

Exterior Finishes Adding to 130 QQE at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Daniels Corporation, RAW, Toronto
January 23, 2018 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Between exciting announcements like the Sidewalk Labs plan to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto's East Bayfront area, 2017 was a big year for waterfront, and 2018 is promising to be special ... read more

Fieldgate Proposes 32 Storeys on Yonge Street in North York

5400 Yonge Street, Fieldgate Urban, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
January 23, 2018 2:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The tallest proposal submitted to the City of Toronto so far in 2018 comes from Fieldgate Urban, seeking to replace a five-storey office building and a single-family home with a ... read more

Rents Rise as Sales Slump and New Listings Increase in Q4 2017

TREB market report, GTA housing, home prices, Toronto condos
January 23, 2018 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It will come as no surprise to anyone who attempted to rent a condominium unit in Toronto during 2017 that there is an incredibly low vacancy rate in the city for these types of units, now ... read more

Final Crane Being Installed at CIBC Square Construction Site

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre, Toronto
January 23, 2018 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a busy seven months at the site of the CIBC Square's first phase, located across Bay Street from the Air Canada Centre in Downtown Toronto. Since Ivanhoé ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would landing Amazon H2Q mean for Toronto's already red-hot housing market?; King St. business owner campaigns to shut down streetcar pilot project; Rental prices ... read more

Photo of the Day: Topped Out Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence, East Bayfront, Distillery District
January 23, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an east-facing view of Toronto captured from an office high up in the Financial District. Submitted to our Monde Forum thread by contributor jdoe1369, this ... read more

Last Sections of Honest Ed's Coming Down for Mirvish Village

Mirvish Village, Westbank, Henriquez Partners, Honest Ed's, Toronto
January 22, 2018 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At first glance, everything seems as usual at the southwest corner of Toronto's Bathurst and Bloor intersection. A closer look reveals that not much is left of the iconic Honest Ed's retailer. The ... read more

Interior Design Show Offered Tours, First Look at 2018 Trends

Interior Design Show 2018 at Metro Convention Centre in Toronto
January 22, 2018 3:13 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
This past weekend saw the return of Toronto’s Interior Design Show (IDS18). The 2018 show was hosted at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre from Thursday, January 18th to Sunday, January 21st, ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lectures: Casanova & Love

Ryerson Architecture Lecture Series, Helena Casanova, Toronto
January 22, 2018 1:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson Architecture's 2017-2018 lecture series will continue this week, with talks from Ontario's first Chief Energy Conservation Office, Peter Love, and Helena Casanova, a partner ... read more

Distinctive Pitched Roofline Revealed at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
January 22, 2018 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel's Ten York Street Condos topped out on the Toronto skyline at a height of 224 metres at the end of 2017, with concrete at the top of the Wallman Architects-designed ... read more

All Studio-Unit Rental Building Proposed on De Grassi at Queen

8 De Grassi Street, Percy Ellis, Brander Architects, Toronto
January 22, 2018 10:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towers, mid-rises, and low-rise homes make up the bulk of Toronto development activity, though a small number of elusive "missing middle" style projects—or projects that fall between low and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After years of neglect, Old City Hall deserves Toronto’s attention; Yonge St. bike lane plan for North York to be debated next month; TTC unveils strategy to grow transit ... read more

Photo of the Day: 561 Sherbourne

Photo of the Day, 561 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
January 22, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a dusk view showing the latest addition to Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood. Submitted by Forum contributor 111, this view shows the ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2018: Queen West, Roncy & Liberty Village

CAMH, Infrastructure Ontario, PCL, Stantec, Toronto
January 19, 2018 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As our annual Growth to Watch For series kicks back into gear, we continue our city-wide tour heading west from last week's Entertainment District feature to the trendy west end ... read more