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Lotus Condos Rises Above Bayview Station on Sheppard

Lotus Condos, Chestnut Hill, Fortress RDI, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
September 25, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the just over 9 months since we last visited the North York site of Chestnut Hill Developments and Fortress Real Developments' Lotus Condos, plenty of work has been ... read more

Hot-Button Midtown Proposal Scaled Back with Resubmission

200 Soudan, 18 Brownlow, Toronto, Benvenuto, Malen, NEUF, SMV, DTAH
September 25, 2017 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge-Eglinton area is bursting at the seams with new development as the neighbourhood gears up for the 2021 opening of the Crosstown LRT. Among the many projects currently working their ... read more

Plaza's Mississauga Square at 85% Sold with Handful of Units Left

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Bryon Patton
September 25, 2017 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales success means that a new high-rise development planned for Mississauga's Hurontario Street can advance. Located just north of Eglinton at Nahani Way, Plaza's Mississauga ... read more

Waterfront Transit 'Reset' Consultation Reveals New Details

The Study Area for the Waterfront Transit Reset
September 25, 2017 11:58 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In November 2015, Toronto City Council directed City Staff, the TTC, and Waterfront Toronto to work together on a unified vision for Toronto's waterfront. Unlike previous attempts at a transit ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the Toronto sign, read six-word stories about the Six for Canada 150; Proposals to link Queens Quay and Union Station include a moving sidewalk, a cable car or more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lower River Street

Photo of the Day, River City 3, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, ZAS, Toronto
September 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Lower River Street, south of King Street East. Submitted to the River City 3 Forum thread by contributor skycandy, this view faces south from River in front of ... read more

Yonge Sheppard Centre Upgrading North York's Crossroads

Yonge Sheppard Centre, RioCan, KingSett Capital, Quadrangle, Toronto
September 22, 2017 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition and reconstruction have been ongoing at the Yonge Sheppard Centre in North York since early 2016. The extensive RioCan REIT and KingSett Capital project involves a ... read more

Clark Centre for the Arts Proposed at Guild Inn Site

Clark Centre for the Arts, Guild Inn restoration, Toronto, Taylor Hazell Archite
September 22, 2017 4:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent conversion of Scarborough's Guild Inn site from a disused hotel into a modern event venue has brought increased traffic to the picturesque Guild Park and Gardens to the south of the ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available
September 22, 2017 4:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, strong familiarity with social ... read more

Occupancy Underway at One Bloor East as Finishing Continues

One Bloor East condos, Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
September 22, 2017 1:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Right across the street from the coming development in today's first story, Great Gulf's 76-storey One Bloor East has now been a highlight of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline since ... read more

The One Gears-up for Sales Centre as Site Prep Continues

The One condos, Mizrahi, Toronto, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
September 22, 2017 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anticipation is building as preliminary activity continues at the site of what will soon become Canada's tallest building, at the southwest corner of Toronto's Yonge and Bloor ... read more

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

September 22, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing CEO says she’s ready for the challenges ahead; Dundas West TTC station to finally be connected to UP Express station; The top five intersections ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Treatment Plant

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Etobicoke, Humber Treatment Plant
September 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the Humber Treatment Plant in Etobicoke, near the mouth of the Humber River. The second largest wastewater treatment facility in Toronto after ... read more

Smart House Tops Out at 25 Storeys on Queen Street West

Smart House condos, Urban Capital, Malibu, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 21, 2017 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower has topped out in Downtown Toronto, with Urban Capital and Malibu Investments' Smart House now reaching its full 25-storey height above Queen ... read more

Catch TimberFever at Ryerson Design-Build Competition

TimberFever 2017, Toronto, Ryerson University
September 21, 2017 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of factors are driving interest in wood-frame construction in the Greater Toronto Area, with changes to the Ontario Building Code now allowing taller wood-frame buildings, and a growing ... read more

Rat Film: Urban Dystopia Screens at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

September 21, 2017 1:34 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you missed it at Hot Docs this spring, you have another chance to walk the dystopia blocks of Baltimore in Rat Film, a documentary playing the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema on Bloor at Bathurst ... read more

9-Storey Condo Proposed at Marlee and Glencairn

819 Glencairn, Battista Holdings Corporation, KFA Architects, Toronto
September 21, 2017 1:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Glencairn Station's ranking among the least-used stations on the TTC's Line 1 subway makes the surrounding area a prime target for new intensification. About 200 metres west of the station, a new ... read more

Tezuka Architects Awarded Moriyama RAIC International Prize

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize, Fuji Kindergarten, Tezuka Architects
September 21, 2017 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 2017 edition of the prestigious Moriyama RAIC International Prize was awarded Tuesday evening to Tezuka Architects for their Fuji Kindergarten project in Tokyo, Japan, receiving a standing ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline from the Port Lands

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, skyline, Port Lands, Polson Street
September 21, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our weekly Throwback Thursday feature usually zeroes in on a specific Toronto streetscape, but this week's feature is pulling way back for a look at a bigger picture: a view from Polson Pier in ... read more

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

September 21, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sorry Toronto, data shows Calgary and Denver are in a horse race to win Amazon’s HQ2; ‘Find a better way,’ Tory says of $1.64M drain feature at St. Lawrence ... read more