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50-Storey Residential Tower Proposed on Jarvis Street

319-323 Jarvis Street Residence, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
February 22, 2017 5:10 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
If the last decade has given any lessons for predicting Toronto's growth and development, it's that not unreasonable to expect the unexpected. Projects have been proposed and approved in parts of ... read more

Richmond Hill: 8-Storey Yonge Street Project Appealed to OMB

10217 Yonge, Richmond Hill, Architecture Unfolded
February 22, 2017 1:13 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Well north of the City of Toronto's boundary at Steeles Avenue, a Richmond Hill stretch of Yonge Street is subject to a development application to build an 8-storey residential building. Now ... read more

Explainer: Californication—the Fear of Haphazard Development

Expressways and sprawl in Los Angeles, image via Google Maps
February 22, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Here in Toronto, talk of Manhattanization has accompanied the high-rises and construction cranes over the last decade. Everyone from Councillor Josh Matlow to former Toronto Star architecture ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Victoria college confident of deal with Toronto over millions of dollars in forgone property taxes; Quit blocking the bikelines, say new city guidelines; TTC wants report ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying Past Downtown

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 22, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto, submitted to our Flickr Pool by Russell Sutherland. Captured from a commercial aircraft on approach to Billy Bishop Airport, this ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 1 - Modifying the Status Quo

February 21, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Part 2 of the series ... read more

New Proposals Envision Cherry Street as High-Rise Corridor

3C Waterfront Project in Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
February 21, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On either side of the Keating Channel, Toronto's Cherry Street could be remade as the spine of a dense, mixed-use new community. Just north of the Channel, a renewed development application was ... read more

Streetcar's The Southwood Taking Shape in The Upper Beach

The Southwood, Toronto, TACT Architecture, Streetcar Developments
February 21, 2017 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An interesting mid-rise development is taking shape at Toronto's Kingston Road and Main Street intersection, where two nearby buildings with common branding will soon be adding new life to the ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Ryerson's Jarvis St Residence

Jarvis Street Residence, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Ryerson University, Toronto
February 21, 2017 2:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A school with a constantly growing student population, Ryerson University has undertaken many initiatives to tackle the ever challenging issue of providing student housing. Although long regarded ... read more

Kingston&Co Condos Making an Impact in Toronto's East End

Kingston&Co Condominiums, TAS, Main and Main, Teeple, Toronto
February 21, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the seven months since we last covered the construction of TAS and Main and Main Developments' Kingston&Co. Condominiums, the Teeple Architects-designed mid-rise development has grown ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Winter Stations bring whimsical designs to the Beach; Exhibition Loop Reopens For Streetcars; Cars Take Up Too Much Space on King Street; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen's Park

Photo of the Day, Queen's Park, Toronto, skyline
February 21, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above an historic Toronto landmark. Submitted to the Forum by contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured view looks over Queen's Park and the 1893-built ... read more

Growth to Watch for 2017: North Scarborough

SteelesTech Campus, Giannone Petricone, STC Investments Nominee, Toronto
February 17, 2017 5:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series follow our North York Centre and Willowdale instalment and continues our eastward push into Scarborough, exploring the northern half of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Begins as Axiom Condos' Tower Floors Rise

Axiom Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Greenpark, Fieldgate Homes
February 17, 2017 5:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of Sherbourne, a rapidly intensifying block of Adelaide Street East will soon see another infusion of residential density, as construction progresses on Greenpark ... read more

Mid-Rise Infill Condominium Slated for Queen and Pape

1001 Queen Street East, Toronto, by 33 Developments, Moote
February 17, 2017 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing a modest infusion of new density to Toronto's Leslieville nieghbourhood, a 6-storey condo is being planned for the southwest corner of Queen and Pape. Taking on a site currently occupied ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Leaside Mid-Rise Condo Project

3-5 Southvale Drive, Shane Baghai, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Toronto
February 17, 2017 4:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 2015 proposal in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood has been thoroughly reworked, and was resubmitted to the City of Toronto for Site Plan Approval at the tail end of 2016. The revised proposal ... read more

Scarborough: 8-Storey Condo Planned on Vacant Danforth Lot

3258 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, by Kayra Holdings, Sol-Arch
February 17, 2017 12:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Pharmacy Avenue, another mid-rise could join Scarborough's Danforth Avenue, adding to a quietly growing part of Toronto. Located at 3258 Danforth, the latest development proposed for this ... read more

Striking Addition Proposed for Yorkville's Trattoria Nervosa

75 Yorkville Avenue, PARTISANS, Trattoria Nervosa, Toronto
February 17, 2017 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following quickly on the heels of other recent retail proposals in Toronto's posh Yorkville village, an established cafe and restaurant space is seeking to expand in a very unexpected ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rare Books Library gets exterior makeover; Yonge Street project in North York might become casualty of budget debate; $80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina, streetcar, TTC
February 17, 2017 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcar traveling north on Spadina Avenue. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great Capture, this south-facing view ... read more