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Winners of the 39th Annual BILD Awards Announced

2019 BILD Awards
May 6, 2019 3:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The annual BILD Awards have honoured the best of the best in new home construction in the Greater Toronto Area since 1980, and the celebration was back for their 39th year last Friday evening. ... read more

TREB Reports Rise in GTA Sales, Listings, Home, Rental Prices

TREB, market report, Toronto, GTA, real estate
May 6, 2019 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Contrasting a cautious Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) quarterly report on Greater Toronto Area (GTA) home sales released at the end of April, the new TREB monthly report on the housing ... read more

Completed River City 3 Stands as Landmark in West Don Lands

River City 3, Toronto, designed by Saucier + Perrotte and ZAS for Urban Capital
May 6, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A decade ago, Toronto’s West Don Lands area remained mostly walled off from the public, little more than disused industrial plots awaiting change. After years of plans to bring new housing to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sweeping changes buried in housing bill called ‘doomsday scenario’ for Ontario’s endangered species; Toronto sales and prices climb but detached-home prices fall in the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tracks, Bridges, and Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Union Station Rail Corridor, Liberty Village
May 6, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Downtown Toronto's Union Station Rail Corridor for a view captured by Forum contributor Red Mars. This shot faces west along the corridor towards the ... read more

Doors Open Toronto 2019 Offering Access to Over 150 Buildings

Doors Open Toronto, 2019
May 3, 2019 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A spring tradition returns this month with the 20th annual edition of Doors Open Toronto, sponsored by Great Gulf. Running on the May 25 – 26 weekend, this year's event celebrates 20 years by ... read more

Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Project to Replace Lansing Square

Lansing Square Redevelopment, Toronto, WZMH, ELAD
May 3, 2019 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal submitted to the City of Toronto seeks rezoning and an Official Plan amendment to permit a major multi-tower redevelopment of Lansing Square, a large business park at Victoria Park and ... read more

More Chances for Urban Films at Last Weekend of Hot Docs

An image from Anbessa, courtesy of Hot Docs
May 3, 2019 12:24 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The last three days of Hot Docs 2019 are upon us, and they come with lots of great films to choose among. Included is the chance for a couple of free screenings: on the Cinesphere's amazingly huge ... read more

Ontario Aiming to Take Ownership of Toronto Transit Projects

Map of the Ontario government's transit plan for Toronto
May 3, 2019 11:37 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Ontario government introduced legislation this week to transfer ownership of four transit expansion projects in Toronto to the province. According to an Ontario news release, the Getting ... read more

Purpose-Built Rental Units: Answer to Toronto’s Housing Crisis?

Bayview & Hillsdale, design by Kohn Partnership Architects for The Brown Group
May 3, 2019 11:00 am | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Guest columnist Sean Lawrence, Partner at Kohn Partnership Architects Inc., looks at why more developers should embrace purpose-built rentals to help ease Toronto's housing crisis. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province restores OMB rules for development disputes; Ford government tables legislation to take over new Toronto transit projects; MOCA moves into an ugly-beautiful building ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
May 3, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Canoe Restaurant at the top of 66 Wellington Street West in Toronto's Financial District. The restaurant offers impressive views of the surrounding city, ... read more

New Documents Flesh Out Commerce Court 3 Height Details

Looking northwest to Commece Court at the heart of Toronto's Financial Core
May 2, 2019 4:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
New documents regarding QuadReal Property Group's redevelopment of half of the Commerce Court site in Downtown Toronto have now been added to the submission following the release of ... read more

Province’s Housing Supply Action Plan Shakes Up Planning Act

Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan, Toronto
May 2, 2019 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced the provincial government’s new Housing Supply Action Plan, which includes significant changes to the way housing ... read more

GTA Condo Construction Hits Record High in Q1 2019

Urbanation, Toronto, housing market, report, real estate
May 2, 2019 12:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A report issued yesterday by market analysis experts Urbanation shows a continued decline in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) new development launches and sales, occurring at the same time that ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Brant and Camden

Throwback Thursday, 51 Camden, Brant Park, Toronto
May 2, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back almost four years for a look at  a corner in flux in Toronto's Fashion District. Back in June 2015, a southeast-facing view of the corner ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
#Blocksidewalk says there’s a ‘power asymmetry’ between the city and Sidewalk Labs; Ontario to introduce Toronto transit legislation Thursday; Toronto’s famed Integral House up for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Entertainment District Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
May 2, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us above Toronto's Entertainment District for a sun-drenched view facing northeast. Captured by Forum contributor friendlyfuture, this shot shows the new 55-storey ... read more

Mixed-Use Complex Proposed to Replace Scotiabank Theatre

RioCan Hall, Hariri Pontarini Architects, GBCA, Toronto
May 1, 2019 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mixed-use plan has been tabled to replace RioCan Hall and the Scotiabank Theatre at John and Richmond in Toronto's Entertainment District. Site owner RioCan REIT is ... read more

Underground Levels Coming Together for Mississauga Square

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Bryon Patton
May 1, 2019 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
North of Mississauga's growing downtown, another node of high-rise density is emerging around the Hurontario and Eglinton intersection. Soon to rise beside Hurontario at Nahani ... read more