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Plans Submitted for SickKids Patient Support Centre

Hospital for Sick Children, Patient Support Centre, Toronto, B+H Architects
February 28, 2019 5:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Weeks after SickKids Hospital unveiled their proposed B+H Architects-designed Patient Support Centre (PSC), and a full year after rezoning was sought for the site at 175 ... read more

Two Rental Infill Buildings Proposed Near Fairview Mall

20 Godstone, Fieldgate, IBI Group, Toronto
February 28, 2019 4:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new proposal submitted to the City of Toronto earlier this month seeks rezoning to permit a two-building infill development to be built on the site of an existing 15-storey apartment ... read more

Daniels Wrapping Up Curving Exterior of Arc at Erin Mills

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Mississauga, Kirkor
February 28, 2019 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Not just another tower is entering the final stages of construction at Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton in Mississauga. The 19-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed Arc at Erin ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Radio to Residential

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, The Jack Condos, Aspen Ridge, Quadrangle
February 28, 2019 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Yonge Street, just south of St. Clair Avenue in Midtown Toronto. Looking back to October 2016, when demolition was just getting started on a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Policy-makers eye data frameworks amid Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project; GO Transit to let kids ride free; Foreclosures increase as home values fall and mortgage lending tightens; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: CIBC SQUARE Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CIBC SQUARE
February 28, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the day features a view of CIBC SQUARE rising south of Union Station in Downtown Toronto. Captured by Forum contributor Canadian Chocho, this view faces southwest, ... read more

OAA Recommends Controversial Changes to Planning Process

February 27, 2019 7:38 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A letter produced by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) in January is causing a bit of a stir in the architectural and planning community. The letter, which was signed by previous OAA ... read more

The One's Mega Caissons Take Shape in Advance of Exoskeleton

The One, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects, Toronto
February 27, 2019 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The tallest building under construction in Canada is underway right now at the southwest corner of Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection, still flying under the radar skyline-wise as below-grade ... read more

Redevelopment of Basilian Complex Proposed on St Joseph St

February 27, 2019 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal has been submitted to the City of Toronto seeking to amend the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw to permit redevelopment of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre at 95 St. ... read more

J. Davis House Approaching Final Height Near Davisville

J. Davis House, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
February 27, 2019 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since we last checked in on construction of J. Davis House, a 9-storey, Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium development from Mattamy ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sidewalk Labs’ Port Lands vision not guaranteed, says new Waterfront Toronto chair; Affordable housing becomes singular focus of Toronto’s new real estate ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Expressway

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
February 27, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an east-facing view overlooking the Gardiner Expressway in Downtown Toronto. Captured by Forum contributor cc46, this shot shows multiple construction sites ... read more

City Approves Settlement for Menkes' 4800 Yonge Street

4800 Yonge, Arquitectonica, Turner Fleischer Architects
February 26, 2019 5:56 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
As Toronto's last remaining surface parking lot at the intersection of two subway lines, the property on the southwest corner of Yonge and Sheppard has been begging for redevelopment for a ... read more

Altree Developments Proposes Mid-Rise at Forest Hill & St Clair

202 St. Clair West, Altree Developments, Graizani and Corrazza Architects
February 26, 2019 4:30 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
At the gateway to Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood, Altree Developments has proposed the construction of a 9-storey luxury mid-rise building to replace six mansions at the intersection of St ... read more

GTA New Home Market Showed Signs of Rebound in January

BILD, Altus Group, GTA housing market, Toronto
February 26, 2019 1:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a turbulent 2018 for the Greater Toronto Area housing market, a new report released by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is showing a slight rebound in sales from ... read more

First Underground Level Taking Shape At Mississauga Square

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects
February 26, 2019 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the roughly half year since we've checked in on construction at Plaza's Mississauga Square, much progress has been made on the early stages of the 33-storey Turner Fleischer ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Newly formed citizens group aims to block Sidewalk Labs project; York Region homeowners could face extra $24 tax to ease traffic gridlock; Ford, Sidewalk Labs, and all the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Frozen Humber Bay Morning

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Humber Bay Shores, Etobicoke
February 26, 2019 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
An icy cold early morning view of Toronto's Humber Bay is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Captured by Forum contributor ileetoa, this shot is centred on the Humber Bay Shores skyline, which ... read more

Six Points Redesign Lacking Vision at Design Review Panel

Six Points interchange, Toronto
February 25, 2019 6:27 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At an all-Etobicoke session two weeks ago, Toronto's Design Review Panel got a glimpse at two transformative projects currently remaking Etobicoke Centre: the new Etobicoke Civic ... read more

Annual Apartment Development Conference Returns to Toronto in May

AptCon 2019, Apartment Conference, SVN, Toronto
February 25, 2019 3:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental apartments are seeing a resurgence in Toronto and the surrounding region. Rising land values and a tight rental market had already triggered a wave of new purpose-built rental projects over ... read more