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TRCA Proposes New Timber-Built Head Office on Shoreham Drive

TRCA headquarters, Toronto, ZAS, Bucholz McEvoy Architects
August 21, 2018 4:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is planning a new headquarters to be built on Shoreham Drive just west of York University's main campus in northwestern Toronto and beside the ... read more

B+H Architects Selected to Design New SickKids Tower

Hospital for Sick Children, SickKids, Patient Support Centre, B+H, Toronto
August 21, 2018 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we looked at a plan by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to redevelop their 1983-built 8-storey Elizabeth McMaster Building, located on the corner of Elm and ... read more

Guest Column: Toronto's Commercial Real Estate 2018 Mid Terms

Guest Column: Mid Terms
August 21, 2018 1:46 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

City of Toronto and Cresford Settle on Zoning for YSL Residences

YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living, Toronto, designed by KPF for Cresford
August 21, 2018 11:42 am | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto and Cresford Developments have settled on a new plan for YSL Residences on Yonge Street at Gerrard in the city's Downtown. The condominium tower was proposed as a 98-storey, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Advocates and community members open pop-up overdose prevention site in Parkdale; City reports doubling of cyclists on Woodbine bike lanes in Toronto; Toronto votes to pursue ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above Church Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, 411 Church
August 21, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto captured from high above Church Street. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this drone-captured view looks over the growing 411 Church ... read more

Bold Finishes Enclosing E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton

E Condos, Toronto, designed by Rosario Varacalli for Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan
August 20, 2018 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing through the late stages at the site of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos, a pair of Rosario Varacalli-designed residential towers in ... read more

Residential Tower Construction Beginning at The Well

The Well, Toronto, Diamond Corp, RioCan, Allied, Tridel, Woodbourne
August 20, 2018 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Things are heating up at The Well, Toronto's largest construction site, where a community of seven towers will soon rise between Wellington and Front streets west of Spadina Avenue. Led ... read more

Sixty Colborne Podium Cladding Adds Colour to King and Church

Sixty Colborne, Freed, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 20, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The installation of exterior finishings is bringing Freed Developments and Carttera Private Equities' Sixty Colborne Condos closer to the look advertised in ... read more

Excavation Making Steady Progress at Mississauga Square Site

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Bryon Patton
August 20, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the early stages of construction for Plaza's Mississauga Square since crews from TMG Builders started to mobilize at the ... read more

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

August 20, 2018 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City growth dominated by car-driving suburbs, whose votes decide elections; Uploading subway system a disaster-in-waiting; John Tory, Doug Ford exchange terse open letters ... read more

Photo of the Day: North from Market Wharf

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
August 20, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a north facing view of Toronto, captured from a unit in the Market Wharf condominium tower, just south of St. Lawrence Market. This view from Forum contributor ... read more

Design Progress on Controversial Scarborough Subway Extension

Scarborough Subway Extension, AECOM, Scarborough Centre Station, Toronto
August 17, 2018 4:40 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As politicians spar over the hot-button issue of Toronto transit, work is quietly progressing on one of the region's most controversial projects, the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension. Since ... read more

Inside the University of Toronto's New Myhal Centre

University of Toronto, Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation Entrepreneurship
August 17, 2018 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With just weeks to go until its first crop of students arrive, media were given a sneak peek inside the University of Toronto's new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & ... read more

Plans for Condo in Queen-River Area Now Supported by City

5 Defries, Toronto, design by Graziani + Corazza for Marlin Spring & Broccolini
August 17, 2018 1:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The latest version of plans for a new condominium tower at 5 Defries Street in Toronto's Queen and River streets area now has the support of City Council. The proposal from Marlin Spring ... read more

Finalists Announced for 2018 OHBA Awards of Distinction

2018 OHBA Awards of Distinction
August 17, 2018 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The annual Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) Awards of Distinction is back with a fresh crop of finalists for 2018, honouring good development across the province in 41 categories that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 7:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How do we make Toronto’s streets safer? A car-loving city councillor and a Vision Zero advocate square off; Mayoral rivals both claim credit for King St. streetcar pilot ... read more

Photo of the Day: City Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunrise
August 17, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto, captured at sunset from the Regent Park neighbourhood. Submitted by Forum contributor skycandy, this west-facing view shows the skyline ... read more

Bike Share Toronto Growing by 90 New Stations, 1000 New Bikes

Bike Share Toronto, PRESTO, Metrolinx
August 16, 2018 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A significant expansion of Toronto’s Bike Share network is underway again this year after 70 new stations were added in 2017. As of today, 71 of 90 new stations have been added in 2018, with the ... read more

Below Grade Forming Accelerates at Daniels' Wesley Tower

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, The Daniels Corporation, Rafael + Bigauskas
August 16, 2018 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have kept a close eye on the Mississauga site of Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre since the new high-rise condominium development commenced construction at Confederation ... read more