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Throwback Thursday: Return to Church and Carlton

May 23, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's relentless growth allows us to revisit previous Throwback Thursday features as many continue to experience change. Last summer, we looked northeast across Church and Carlton to see how ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sidewalk Labs’ CEO says final plan for smart city project will be released next month; Toronto water taxi company wants to run a ferry from Humber Bay Shores to downtown; City ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from E Condos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, E Condos
May 23, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto captured from the new 58-storey E Condos tower at Yonge and Eglinton. Submitted by Forum contributor Mobahn, this shot looks south to the ... read more

Metrolinx Debuts the Crosstown Light Rail Transit Vehicles

Photo of Bombardier Flexity car at the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility
May 22, 2019 4:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Members of the media got a sneak preview today of one of Bombardier's Flexity cars that will operate through the centre of Toronto along Eglinton Avenue on the Crosstown LRT. The Bombardier ... read more

Whitehaus Condos Rising Above Yonge Street in Midtown

Whitehaus Condos, Lifetime, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
May 22, 2019 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower is on the rise on Yonge north of Eglinton in Midtown Toronto. Construction of Whitehaus Condominiums by Lifetime ... read more

191 Parliament Office Tower Hits Market as Parliament & Co

Parliament & Co, Downing Street, Kohn Partnership Architects, Toronto
May 22, 2019 12:25 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Development in the King-Parliament district hasn't quite matched the flurry of activity in the King-Spadina district since the two competing secondary plans were introduced two decades ago, but in ... read more

Diamond Kilmer Kicks Off Marketing for Reunion Crossing

Reunion Crossing, Diamond Kilmer, Giannone Petricone Associates, Toronto
May 22, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new project placed at the meeting point between Toronto's The Stockyards, The Junction, and the Corso Italia neighbourhoods is entering marketing just a year after being proposed for St. Clair ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto moves forward with inclusionary zoning plans despite province’s pledge to change rules; Criminals hiding billions in Toronto real estate; How to deflate a housing bubble, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glowing City

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
May 22, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto from a high-rise condominium unit in the Humber Bay Shores community. Captured by Forum contributor Keyz, this long exposure night view ... read more

120 Church Resubmitted Following LPAT Settlement

120 Church, Toronto, Madison Group, Teeple Architects
May 21, 2019 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over a year and a half after Madison Group submitted a zoning by-law amendment application for a 45-storey mixed-use condominium tower on the east side of Downtown Toronto at 120 ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2019: Dupont, the Junction, & St. Clair West Report Now Available

Growth To Watch For 2019: Dupont, the Junction, & St. Clair West, Toronto
May 21, 2019 3:22 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Our annual Growth to Watch For series is back for another year, bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever before. Over the course of the year, we're bringing you to ... read more

71 Redpath Rental Tower Resubmitted for Site Plan Approval

71 Redpath, Toronto, Benvenuto, Malen, NEUF, SMV
May 21, 2019 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since a 2017 resubmission introduced a revised, scaled back plan for The Benvenuto Group's 71 Redpath Avenue proposal in Midtown Toronto, more changes have been made in subsequent ... read more

New Valley Being Excavated for Naturalized Don River Mouth

Lower Don Lands Redevelopment, Waterfront Toronto, Port Lands
May 21, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Industrial development around the mouth of the Don River brought substantial growth to Toronto in the 19th and 20th centuries, though it came at the cost of the river's natural course and ecology. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 8:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Uber gears up for expansion of Toronto operation; Water levels rise on Toronto’s eastern beaches; West Toronto community groups band together to animate laneways; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mural and Honeycomb

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Equilibrium mural, 411 Church
May 21, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of two contrasting facades in Downtown Toronto. Captured by Forum contributor skycandy, this view shows the 23-storey "Equilibrium" mural on the east ... read more

Modernist Apartments a Rare Gem in Ontario's Cottage Country

Towards the front door of BatawaLofts, image by Craig White
May 18, 2019 2:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ontario's Cottage Country—essentially everything from an hour to five hours ouside of town—is a vast expanse of land and waterscapes. Marked variously by forests, farms, villages, wilderness, ... read more

121 Portland Proposal Resubmitted for Site Plan Approval

121 Portland, Minto Group, Sweeny &Co Architects, Toronto
May 17, 2019 2:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal for the northeast corner of Adelaide and Portland streets in Toronto’s Entertainment District continues to evolve in a recent resubmission. Originally proposed in 2016 as a ... read more

Pinnacle Etobicoke Comes Up Short at Design Review Panel

Pinnacle Etobicoke, Pinnacle International, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
May 17, 2019 11:34 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At last week's meeting, the Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP) got a glimpse of the latest version of Pinnacle Etobicoke, one of two massive multi-tower redevelopments currently underway along ... read more

Park Hyatt Reinvention Taking Shape at Avenue Road and Bloor

Park Hyatt Hotel, Oxford Properties, KPMB, ERA, Toronto
May 17, 2019 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Park Hyatt hotel closed its doors at Avenue Road and Bloor back in November 2017, the Oxford Properties-owned site at the west edge of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Limited evidence’ that new legislation will accelerate housing developments, city report says; Toronto housing market looks to be thawing in May; If Toronto sends out a second tax bill, ... read more