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First Look at Plaza's 33-Storey Mississauga Square

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Mississauga
June 6, 2017 2:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A growing corridor of high-rise residential developments along Mississauga's Hurontario Street is about to get denser. The latest project to enter marketing in this area is Plaza's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands flooding should prompt real discussion on climate change; Toronto’s housing market feels chill from provincial measures; Toronto’s ambitious bike plan, one ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hall to Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Old City Hall, Downtown
June 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New photos from 2017's Doors Open Toronto continue to appear on our Flickr Pool, including the view from the shuttered City Hall observation deck featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted by ... read more

Toronto Home Sales Decline as New Listings Surge

TREB market report, GTA housing, home prices, Toronto condos
June 5, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A large drop in the rate of GTA home sales in May—20.3% behind the same period in 2016—is being weighed against the positives of a substantial increase in new listings. Market reports in recent ... read more

Henry Moore's Large Two Forms Find New Home at Grange Park

Grange Park, Henry Moore Large Two Forms, Toronto
June 5, 2017 3:13 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Bookended by OCAD University to the east and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) immediately to the north, Grange Park is just over a month away from the official re-opening. In our last ... read more

City Implements Safety Improvements to Martin Goodman Trail

West of Exhibition Place, the trail runs adjacent to traffic, image via Google M
June 5, 2017 2:10 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Following a cycling fatality on May 24, the City has installed 366 meters of temporary barrier fencing on Toronto's Martin Goodman Trail, providing additional separation from trail users and ... read more

Striking Shape of New Eaton Centre Bridge Becoming Apparent

Eaton Centre bridge, Cadillac Fairview, Zeidler, Wilkinson Eyre, Toronto
June 5, 2017 1:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just under two weeks ago we last checked in on the construction of the new pedestrian bridge soon to re-connect the main section Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre with the ... read more

New Design Submitted for 53-63 Sheppard West Development

53-63 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, by Grmada, WZHM, Pellow + Associates
June 5, 2017 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A block and a half west of Yonge Street, a site on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West straddles the boundary of what the City of Toronto regards as three very different contexts. Just west of ... read more

Residential Towers Soon to Rise at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Daniels Corporation, RAW, Toronto
June 5, 2017 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the half-dozen years since the completion of Sugar Beach, Corus Quay, and George Brown College kickstarted investment in Toronto's then relatively barren East Bayfront district, further ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Greater Toronto Area home sales plummet 20.3% last month; Metrolinx has been quietly sharing Presto users’ information with police; Parkdale rent strike enters second month as ... read more

Photo of the Day: U of T Daniels Faculty

Photo of the Day, Toronto, U of T, Daniels Faculty, Doors Open
June 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One week after 2017's Doors Open Toronto granted behind the scenes access to various sites around the city, photos from these destinations continue to appear on our Forum threads and social media. ... read more

DenseCity Part 3: How Developers Determine Density

density, densecity, Toronto
June 2, 2017 5:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In the first two parts of our DenseCity series, we took a look at the planning framework that manages growth in Toronto both past and present, in order to understand the how and why of ... read more

Wave of Projects Making Their Way To June Community Councils

859 Eglinton Avenue West by Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 2, 2017 5:37 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On June 13th—less than two weeks time—a wave of development applications will be making their way to Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto East York Community Councils. At the four ... read more

Queensway Park Condos Debuting in South Etobicoke

Queensway Park Condos, Toronto, designed by RAW for Urban Capital and Rosewater
June 2, 2017 3:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Queensway Park Condos are debuting in South Etobicoke this weekend. The 9-storey building from Urban Capital with partners Rosewater Developments and Harbour Equity will bring 172 new homes to The ... read more

First Capital's King HighLine Redefining Stretch of King West

King HighLine, First Capital, Kasian, TACT Architecture, Toronto
June 2, 2017 12:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In Toronto, King Street West has arguably seen more change than just about any other stretch of road in the city over the last dozen years, and the pace of change is not showing signs of letting ... read more

2851 Yonge Recommended for Approval With Reduced Height

2851 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Muir Park Developments, CORE Architects
June 2, 2017 11:42 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
Following an updated submission for the CORE Architects designed mid-rise at 2851 Yonge Street, City Staff have recommended the slightly scaled-down project for approval. Planned at a reduced ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor St. bike lanes working, cyclists say, though drivers may not agree; How the AGO will move its iconic 8-ton Henry Moore sculpture; The Parkdale Rent Strike is Gaining ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downsview Park Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Downsview Park Station, Doors Open
June 2, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day continues this week's theme of photos captured during 2017's Doors Open Toronto. Among the locations available to visit this year, the TTC's future Downsview Park ... read more

Yorkdale Mall: West Wing the Next Step in Retail Expansion

Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, by Oxford Properties
June 1, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the east end of Toronto's Yorkdale Mall, the recent announcement of Drake's upcoming OVO store means that another marquee presence will be coming to the marquee shopping destination. Following ... read more

Below Grade Forming Progressing for Lash's The Barrington

The Barrington, Richmond Architects, Lash Group, The Goldman Group, Toronto
June 1, 2017 4:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new condominium development will soon contribute more density at Midtown Toronto's growing Bathurst and St. Clair area. Construction of Lash Group and Goldman Group's The ... read more