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

July 14, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chicago artists to paint Roncesvalles footbridge - with primary colours; This heritage building on Queen Street is shedding its skin; St. Clair next Toronto transit route to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Esplanade Colonnade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 25 The Esplanade, colonnade
July 14, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a long exposure view of The Esplanade in Downtown Toronto. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by lejano (Fernando A ), this shot shows streaks of light from ... read more

Kingsway by the River Phase 2 Advances in Site Plan Application

Kingsway by the River, Wallman Architects for Urban Capital/Northam Realty
July 13, 2017 5:20 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
With an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and rezoning application first submitted to Toronto's Planning Department in 2014, plans for the redevelopment of a commercial site at 4210 Dundas St ... read more

Mid-Rise Proposal Evolves at Dundas and Prince Edward

571 Prince Edward Drive, Dunpar Homes, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
July 13, 2017 3:46 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
A mid-rise condominium, proposed for a site at Prince Edward at Dundas Street in Etobicoke, is evolving with a new Site Plan application that has been recently submitted to the City of ... read more

The Point: New WZMH-Designed Tower Joins ELAD's Emerald City

The Point, Emerald City, Toronto, by ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects
July 13, 2017 2:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Don Mills Road, ELAD Canada's master-planned Emerald City community is continuing to introduce new density—and a more urban character—to its corner of North York. Following the ... read more

Podium Takes Shape for Ryerson's Daphne Cockwell Complex

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Ryerson University, Perkins + Will
July 13, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since permits were issued at the close of 2015, work has been progressing at the site of Ryerson University's new Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex. In the year and a half since ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge Eglinton Centre

Throwback Thursday, Yonge Eglinton Centre, Toronto, RioCan
July 13, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers a significant retail and commercial addition to RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre, a mixed-use complex at the heart of Midtown Toronto. Back in the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mapping the flood vulnerability of the Toronto Islands; Bombardier admits it may miss 2017 TTC streetcar delivery target; How the replacement for Pam McConnell's seat will ... read more

Photo of the Day: R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

Photo of the Day, Toronto, R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant
July 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by architect Thomas Canfield Pomphrey and constructed between 1932 and 1941, the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant remains an iconic landmark on the eastern Toronto waterfront. Submitted ... read more

Fall of the House of Lancaster: Townhomes To Replace Strip Club

Royal Q Towns, Toronto, by Parallax Investment, IBI Group
July 12, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In May of this year, South Etobicoke residents were met with the news that the long-established—and lately infamous—House of Lancaster was slated to close its location on The Queensway. The site ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo Proposed for Queen East Beer Store Site

1285 Queen Street East, Fieldgate Urban, TACT Architecture, Toronto
July 12, 2017 4:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New proposals continue to pop up for various Beer Store locations around Toronto. read more

New Hariri Pontarini Design Proposed at Shops at Don Mills

169 The Donway, Toronto, by Cadillac Fairview, Lanterra, Hariri Pontarini
July 12, 2017 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Southwest of Don Mills and Lawrence, a new residential development is being proposed at 169 The Donway West. Building on a rezoning and OPA submission to the City of Toronto that dates to 2015, ... read more

Q2 2017 Transactions Decline in Tight GTA Commercial Market

GTA commercial market report, Toronto Real Estate Board, office vacancy
July 12, 2017 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hot on the heels of a report from CBRE which noted that office vacancy rates have reached a record low in Toronto, new figures have been released by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), showing ... read more

The Addington: New Mid-Rise Proposed for Sheppard West

The Addington condos, Toronto, by Kirkor Architects for Park Hiatt Developments
July 12, 2017 1:49 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new proposal in North York is building off of a previous plan for a 6-storey, 42-unit development at 258-262 Sheppard Avenue West, which was recommended for approval in 2012. In the time since, ... read more

Touring Two Model Suites in Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Toronto, Plaza, Quadrangle, Bryon Patton and Associates
July 12, 2017 10:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few suites remain available for purchase at Plaza's Musée, the newest condominium development to open in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. As residents continue to populate the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Boom time for Toronto parks was years in the making; Councillors challenging new Toronto ward boundaries that would achieve voter parity; Parents save Guildwood school, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old Eastern Avenue Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Don River, Old Eastern Avenue Bridge
July 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a disused relic of infrastructure in Toronto's West Don Lands area. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured aerial faces west over the Don ... read more

Distinctive Red Brick Cladding Shapes The Selby on Sherbourne

The Selby, Toronto, by Mod, Tricon, bKL Architecture
July 11, 2017 5:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Amidst Toronto's sea of glass, steel, and back-painted spandrel, a very different high-rise aesthetic is taking shape on Sherbourne south of Bloor. At 592 Sherbourne Street, Mod Developments, OP ... read more

Going Up: How Will New Elevator Technology Change Cities?

Toronto towers in Spring, image by Jack Landau
July 11, 2017 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Each day, over 7 billion elevator journeys are made in tall buildings throughout the world. It's a staggering fact, but one that goes unnoticed amidst the longer journeys that define urban life. ... read more

Mid Rise Condo Set to Infill Eglinton Tower-in-the-Park Site

368 Eglinton Avenue East, Howard Property Group, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 11, 2017 4:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
A zoning by-law amendment application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for an 11 storey residential rental tower on Eglinton Avenue, east of Mount Pleasant, which would infill an under ... read more