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Tower Floors Now Rising at Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich

Yonge & Rich, Great Gulf, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Graziani + Corazza
March 14, 2019 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over three years since a November 2015 ground breaking marked the start of construction for Great Gulf's 46-storey Yonge & Rich project, work is steadily progressing on ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Bloor

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Toronto
March 14, 2019 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After taking a wider look at Toronto's skyline growth in last week's Throwback Thursday, we're narrowing our focus to a particular intersection for this week. The last few years of growth have ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto considers ditching zoning rules that restrict homeless shelters; The Gaddafi condo: Redecorated at SNC-Lavalin’s expense, luxury Toronto suite sits unused amid UN ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, skyline
March 14, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of growing urban density in Downtown Mississauga. Captured during a drone flight by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this dusk view faces east towards ... read more

Excavation Underway on Eglinton Crosstown Station at Yonge

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Line 5, Toronto
March 13, 2019 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Digging is underway for the Crosstown LRT’s Eglinton Station at Yonge Street, the light rail line’s interchange station with the east leg of the TTC’s Line 1. Over the next several ... read more

City Planning Recommends Approval of 591 Sherbourne Tower

591 Sherbourne, Medallion Corporation
March 13, 2019 4:21 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
After the construction of Tridel's James Cooper Mansion and Tricon Capital Group's The Selby in recent years, City Planning has recommended the approval of Medallion's 591 Sherbourne, ... read more

Pair of Mid-Rise Condo Proposals Consolidated on Kennedy Road

Nahid on Kennedy, Options Development, Toronto
March 13, 2019 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A pair of adjacent mid-rise residential proposals in Scarborough have been folded into a single, redesigned 9-storey condominium at 599–631 Kennedy Road. The consolidated site is retaining the ... read more

Steel Skeleton for Robarts Library Addition Begins to Take Shape

Robarts Library, Robarts Common, Diamond Schmitt, University of Toronto
March 13, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is almost half-century since the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library was completed at Harbord and St. George. Designed by Mathers and Haldenby, it is considered a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new push for housing density; Mississauga taxi drivers request $50,000 from city as Uber, Lyft decimate industry; The Evolution of TTC Ridership and Fares ... read more

Photo of the Day: Demolition

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 33 Yorkville
March 13, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the ongoing demolition of a multi-level parking garage in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Captured by Forum contributor 111, this shot shows the ... read more

Waterfront Transit Reset Team Reviews Link to Union Station

Rendering of APM at the future Union Station loop
March 12, 2019 5:38 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
A light rail transit (LRT) line to Toronto's eastern waterfront is very much in the news these days. The proposed line has become key to a proposal by Google sister-company Sidewalk ... read more

Sculptural Arches Emerge as 51 Camden Hotel Takes Shape

51 Camden Street, Alterra, Zinc, Prowinko, Shim Sutcliffe, Toronto
March 12, 2019 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tucked away on quiet streets a block from Spadina and Adelaide in Downtown Toronto, an exciting new boutique hotel is taking shape at 51 Camden Street. While rumours continue to swirl about ... read more

Plans Advance for Beanfield Centre-Hotel X Pedestrian Bridge

Hotel X, Beanfield Centre, pedestrian bridge, Toronto, Exhibition Place, NORR
March 12, 2019 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Exhibition Place has seen plenty of change in recent years. Several improvements over the last decade to the site's sports and convention facilities have included the recent construction ... read more

Demolition Underway for Final Regent Park Phase 3 Buildings

Regent Park revitalization, TCHC, Toronto
March 12, 2019 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now over thirteen years into work on the five-phase revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, only about 25% remains of what was a 1940s public housing experiment deemed to have ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC officers used cards police had scrapped over public accountability concerns; Portion of Kipling Avenue reopens ahead of schedule after bridge removal; New Scarborough ... read more

Photo of the Day: New Skyline Additions

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
March 12, 2019 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Polson Pier in Toronto's Port Lands for a view of the changing city skyline. Captured by Forum contributor skycandy, this shot shows the Lighthouse Towers ... read more

Samarbejde/Partnership: ULI Event Offers Danish Design Lessons

ULI, Denmark, Canada, architecture, Toronto
March 11, 2019 5:05 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
With the relentless flood of fast-paced development in Toronto over the past decade, local politicians, design professionals, and developers have admittedly been struggling to stay afloat with the ... read more

39-Storey 'Chateau' at Auberge On The Park Gearing for Launch

Auberge on the Park, Chateau, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
March 11, 2019 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Overlooking the beautiful ravines of the Don Valley and the Downtown Toronto skyline on the horizon, sales of condo suites in the initial two towers at Auberge On The Park were quite ... read more

Commercial Opportunity: 155 Lesmill Road Offers Significant Redevelopment Potential at Leslie and York Mills

155 Lesmill Road, Toronto, Cushman & Wakefield
March 11, 2019 11:48 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A two-storey office building located in a booming North York neighbourhood offers investors an as-of-right redevelopment opportunity to add significant density to the site. Now for sale, the ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Racing Towards Final 50-Storey Height

Dundas Square Gardens, Toronto, Gupta Group, IBI Group
March 11, 2019 10:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Dundas and Jarvis intersection is a far cry from what it looked like 10 years ago, when its four corners were occupied by a mix of hotel, low-rise retail, and surface parking lot uses. ... read more