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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC seeks out alternative streetcar suppliers after Bombardier delays; Traffic wardens coming to Toronto streets in 2018 after successful pilot project; Sidewalks and the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monde's Geometry

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle
September 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows off the stepped geometry of Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, a new condominium tower under construction in Toronto's East Bayfront area. Submitted to the ... read more

Cladding Installation Begins at Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
September 18, 2017 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since 2012, work has been ongoing for Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, a 40-storey, WZMH Architects-designed condominium tower rising where the retail podium ... read more

New Gardiner Ramp and Harbour Street Upgrades Progressing

Gardiner Expressway, Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp, Lower Simcoe, Harbour Street
September 18, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the recent demolition of the Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramps in Toronto's South Core, work is underway to construct a replacement ramp truncated to 215 metres that ... read more

Arthaus 70% Sold in Ottawa as Construction Winds Down

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, DevMcGill
September 18, 2017 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 450 kilometre drive northeast of Toronto, the housing market in our nation's capital is holding firm as markets in Toronto and Vancouver soften a little. Among the Ottawa developments benefiting ... read more

Phase 2 Launching Soon at Concert's Kip District Community

The Kip District, Toronto, Concert Properties, Quadrangle
September 18, 2017 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a fall sales launch in the works, the first marketing image has appeared for the second phase at Concert Properties' Kip District community. Named for its location near Kipling ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-Montreal corridor among finalists for hyperloop competition; Living nearly off the grid in Riverdale; What is the Kirby GO station and why did it get approved?; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Air Show Skyline

September 18, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Toronto skyline captured during the recent 2017 Canadian International Air Show. Shared by Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn, this telephoto view was shot ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFP to Study Hydrogen-Powered GO Trains

Map of proposed infrastructure associated with electrification of the GO network
September 15, 2017 5:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today, September 15, Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for what it calls "Bi-Level Electric Multiple Unit Concept Design Services". In a press release, the Ontario Government describes ... read more

$21 Million Gift from BMO to Fund Upgrades for Seven Hospitals

BMO, Toronto, hospital funding
September 15, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, banking titan BMO announced the donation of a $21 million gift to fund upgrades for seven Toronto academic medical institutions associated with the University of Toronto's ... read more

New Proposal Adds to Quickly Densifying Wilson Station Area

30 Tippett, Collecdev, gh3, Toronto
September 15, 2017 1:50 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
What once was an expansive surface parking lot and uninviting industrial cul-de-sac is now slowly transforming into a vibrant community, as Tippett Road, an unassuming dead-end street tucked away ... read more

Plans Tweaked for Mattamy and Biddington's Vita and Vita 2

Vita on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects
September 15, 2017 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita on the Lake and Vita Two on The Lake are one step closer to construction in Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community following ... read more

Daniels and Diamond Corp Break Ground on FirstHome: Markham Sheppard

Daniels FirstHome: Markham Sheppard, Toronto, Diamond Corp, Quadrangle
September 15, 2017 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Affordable housing has been a hot topic of late in Toronto. Following an announcement earlier this week where the provincial government revealed plans to redevelop three surplus Ontario-owned ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign buyers retreat from Ontario market in wake of new tax; Metrolinx pledges greater transparency after GO station controversy; Toronto’s hotel scene is about to get ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Four Seasons, sunset, Bloor, Yorkville
September 15, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was captured from the upper levels of the Uptown Residences by Forum contributor Benito. Facing northwest, this shot shows Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel and Private ... read more

Worthy Projects Take Home 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards

September 14, 2017 6:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday evening, hundreds from among Toronto's community of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, developers, contractors, and more, came together at the Palais Royale to ... read more

Metrolinx Adopts Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

The updated 2041 frequent rapid transit network
September 14, 2017 1:45 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At its Board meeting today, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, commonly referred to as the Big ... read more

Sun Life Financial Opens New Headquarters in South Core

Sun Life Financial Tower, Toronto, One York Street, Sweeny &Co
September 14, 2017 11:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following years of construction, the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences in Toronto's South Core area is another step closer to completion. Yesterday afternoon, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: James Cooper Mansion

Throwback Thursday, James Cooper Mansion, Sherbourne, Bloor, Toronto
September 14, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers Tridel's James Cooper Mansion, a 32-storey Burka Architects-designed condominium tower on the west side of Sherbourne Street, a couple blocks ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA municipalities team up in ‘blockbuster bid’ for Amazon headquarters; Free Wi-Fi goes live at all TTC subway stations; Sale of Centreville carousel could be in ... read more