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Women's Shelter Proposed at 940 Sheppard Avenue West

North York Women's Shelter by LGA Architectural Partners, Toronto
June 1, 2017 4:18 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the first week of May, a Site Plan Application (SPA) was submitted to the City of Toronto's planning department for the redevelopment of a new North York Women's Shelter (NYWS) facility, to be ... read more

Stone and Wood Cladding to Dominate at The Parkview on Keele

200 Keele Street, Romanov Romanov Architects Incorporated, Toronto
June 1, 2017 1:30 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Updated plans for a proposed mid-rise development called The Parkview at 200 Keele Street have been posted on Toronto's Development Applications web page, revealing the proposed materials for ... read more

Topping Off May 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off May 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
June 1, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up May 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Richmond and Sherbourne

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Richmond, Sherbourne, Modern, 294
June 1, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the east side of Downtown Toronto and the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne, where a slowly-crawling wave of gentrification has dramatically ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
IMF warns of ‘significant’ risks from Canada’s housing market; What to look forward to inside brand new Albion Library; Toronto Island remains closed until at least July 31; ... read more

Photo of the Day: QRC West's Atrium

Photo of the Day, Toronto, QRC West, Sweeny &Co, Doors Open
June 1, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents another view from 2017's Doors Open Toronto festivities. One of the stops on this year's event was Allied Properties REIT's Queen Richmond Centre West, ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Removal Transforming Toronto's South Core

York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, demolition, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 31, 2017 4:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the month and a half since the April 17th closure of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto's South Core area has been dramatically transformed. Soon to be replaced by ... read more

New Rendering Hints at Design Details of Vita Two on The Lake

Vita Two On The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
May 31, 2017 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just last month when we introduced Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita Two on The Lake, a boutique complement to sibling development Vita on The Lake in Etobicoke's Humber Bay ... read more

UT's Database System Expands to Include Additional Companies

Each of the 21st century towers seen here is already part of our Database, image
May 31, 2017 4:06 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Already a well-established and popular information hub for developments across Toronto, UT's extensive Database system is now expanding to include additional companies. With a portfolio that ... read more

Public Input Sought For City's New Rooming House Regulations

A Kensington market rooming house once home to UrbanToronto's Stefan Novakovic,
May 31, 2017 2:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Commonly known as rooming houses, Toronto’s multi-tenant homes are designed to provide relatively affordable accommodations to thousands of residents. Working to expand and improve the program, ... read more

Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
May 31, 2017 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With occupancy well under way, residents continue to replace construction workers at Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, and Castlepoint Numa's Backstage on the ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Hosts Spring 2017 Walking Tours

Queens Quay revitalization, Waterfront Toronto
May 31, 2017 10:32 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Waterfront Toronto will be hosting a series of walking tours for the general public through the City's new "blue edges" beginning in June. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flooding on the Toronto Islands is terrible—but also weirdly beautiful; Nobu Toronto executives say they’re not concerned about real estate bubble; Now is the time to ... read more

Photo of the Day: York University Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, York University Station, Foster + Partners, TTC
May 31, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from the TTC's future York University Station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE). Captured during the station's public preview at ... read more

Nobu Toronto Officially Launches With Star Power in the House

The press launch for Nobu Toronto included Robert De Niro
May 30, 2017 3:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Nobu Toronto, a restaurant, hotel, and condo combo planned for Mercer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District, was officially launched by developers the Madison Group and Westdale ... read more

Looking Back on 3 Years of Construction at Plaza's Musee Condos

Musee Condos, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Bryon Patton
May 30, 2017 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As May of 2014 came to a close, an excavation pit was growing on Downtown Toronto's Adelaide Street West, just east of Bathurst. Almost three years later to the day, and Plaza's ... read more

Newly Installed Cladding Hints at Alter's architectsAlliance Design

Alter by architectsAlliance for Tridel, Toronto
May 30, 2017 2:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
It was nearly two months ago that UrbanToronto provided an update on the construction status for Tridel's Alter. At that time, the tower floor plates were beginning to take shape, rising above the ... read more

Concrete Forming Begins Atop Residences of 488 University Ave.

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
May 30, 2017 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the busy months since the Fall 2015 start of construction at Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, we have witnessed significant progress for the impressive ... read more

City Seeks Online Public Input for 'Transit-First' King Street Pilot

May 30, 2017 11:30 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With heavy congestion, slow traffic speeds, and a streetcar that averages about 65,000 daily riders per weekday, King Street is known to be one of the busiest surface transit routes in the city. ... read more

38-Storey Residential Tower Proposed at 83 River Street

83 River Street by IBI Group Architects for Broccolini, Toronto
May 30, 2017 10:15 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In mid-May, a rezoning and Official Plan amendment application were submitted to the City of Toronto for the construction of a 38-storey condominium with a 7-storey podium at the northeast corner ... read more