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Governments Helping TTC, Other Agencies Improve Bus Services

Governments funding new environmentally friendly buses
April 24, 2018 11:54 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
They're not as sexy as streetcars or GO trains. They don't have as much media appeal as subways or LRTs. But they're the backbone of all transit systems and they're coming soon to a neighbourhood ... read more

Residential Levels Rapidly Ascending Atop 488 University

488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
April 24, 2018 11:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
37 new residential floors are rising above a 1968-built 18-storey office building at St. Patrick subway station in Downtown Toronto, as construction presses on for Amexon Development ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Massive investigation into Toronto van attack will shut down Yonge Street for days; As vote looms, here are the facts on Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack plan; Ontario’s basic ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Pape

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
April 24, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the Pape Avenue pedestrian bridge, just north of Gerrard Street, for a view of the Toronto skyline. Submitted to our Toronto Skyline Forum thread by ... read more

Demolition Clearing the Way for Theory Condos on College

Theory Condos, Toronto, Parallax Investment Corporation, IBI Group Architects
April 23, 2018 3:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition of a five-storey office building is well underway at the southeast corner of College and Beverley streets across from the University of Toronto, clearing the way for Parallax ... read more

Better Public Transit Key to the Future of 'The 905'

Transit links to employment zones in "the 905"
April 23, 2018 1:30 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When it comes to public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, "Not everything is about Toronto". With that bold statement last week, Signe Leisk, a partner at Cassels Brock and member ... read more

Resubmission Advancing Plans for Two-Tower Plaza Midtown

Plaza Midtown, Quadrangle, Plaza, Toronto
April 23, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two new condominium towers could soon add more density to the Yonge and Eglinton area in Midtown Toronto following a resubmission of planning documents for Plaza's two-tower Plaza ... read more

Innovative Damping Technology Behind the Scenes at YC Condos

YC Condos, Canderel Residential, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
April 23, 2018 10:45 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As Toronto's condominiums reach impressive new heights, regulating internal resident comfort becomes a more critical priority. Tall buildings are susceptible to lateral movement caused by high ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory to make affordable housing the focus of re-election campaign; City staff adjusted numbers to boost case for GO station promised by John Tory, documents ... read more

Photo of the Day: Condo Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, condominium towers
April 23, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view showing a group of new condominium towers in Downtown Toronto. read more

Last Chance to Vote on 2018 OAA People’s Choice Award

Last Chance to Vote on 2018 OAA People’s Choice Award
April 20, 2018 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The April 25th deadline is just around the corner to cast your vote on the 2018 Ontario Architects Association (OAA) People’s Choice Award. For a few more days, votes will be accepted to determine ... read more

Great Gulf to Promote Four Projects at 'The Great Condo Event'

Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
April 20, 2018 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a number of Toronto high-rise condominium projects in sales and even more in the pipeline, Great Gulf is hosting a six-day pop-up sales event starting next weekend, where 100 condo ... read more

Design Revised for 75 Broadway Proposal near Yonge & Eglinton

75 Broadway Avenue, Timbercreek Communities, WZMH Architects, Yonge, Eglinton
April 20, 2018 2:50 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Amidst an ongoing Zoning By-Law Amendment Application and an OMB appeal, Timbercreek Communities have revised their proposal to build a residential tower near Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto. read more

Rental Replacement: MOD Going Proactive at 55 Charles Tower

55-63 Charles Street East, MOD Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 20, 2018 11:55 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of the last remaining development sites on one of Toronto's tallest high-rise streets is now the subject of a rezoning application, as MOD Developments is proposing a new residential tower for ... read more

Construction Progressing for Fieldgate Urban's 90 Niagara

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Urban, Giannone Petricone Associates, Toronto
April 20, 2018 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was last year when we last checked in on progress at 90 Niagara, a Giannone Petricone Associates-designed boutique condominium development for Fieldgate Urban, under ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Site revealed for new Ryerson University campus in Brampton; TTC resumes installation of Presto fare gates; Finch LRT delayed another year; and more news: TTC’s top ... read more

Photo of the Day: 88 Scott Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, Concert, IBI Group
April 20, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Concert Properties' 88 Scott Street, a new IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower at Toronto's Wellington and Scott ... read more

Choice REIT Releases Redevelopment Concept for Bloor-Dundas

Choice REIT's Bloor-Dundas Redevelopment site, image by Hariri Pontarini
April 19, 2018 6:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Choice Properties REIT, owners of the plaza at 2280 Dundas Street West, have released concept renderings, a site plan, and preliminary numbers for a proposed redevelopment of the site and of the ... read more

Rezoning Sought for Urban Hub at Eglinton & Don Mills

770 Don Mills, 805 Don Mills, Build Toronto, Montgomery Sisam Architect, Toronto
April 19, 2018 3:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Crosstown LRT is poised to add a major upgrade to Toronto's transit network when it begins operation (hopefully) three years from now, but its effects extend far beyond relieving the commutes ... read more

Excavation Bottoms Out at Site of Whitehaus Condominiums

Whitehaus Condos, Lifetime, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
April 19, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A handful of high-rise condominium developments are soon to rise into Toronto's Midtown skyline, including Lifetime Developments and Knightstone's Whitehaus ... read more