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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

Revised Plan for The Keeley Includes Additional Level

The Keeley, TAS, Teeple Architects, Toronto
August 16, 2018 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
TAS and Fiera Properties' OMB-approved plan for a condominium development across from Downsview Park in northwestern Toronto could get a bit taller as a result of recent applications to ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Rebuilding the Loblaw Warehouse

Throwback Thursday, Loblaw's, Lake Shore, West Block, Toronto
August 16, 2018 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back just over two years to the intersection of Bathurst and Lake Shore in Toronto. Back in January, 2016, crews were in the process of carefully ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Latest King St. pilot data shows higher ridership, shorter commutes; How Toronto’s architectural heritage was saved, the jigsaw way; Doug Ford promises to consult ... read more

Photo of the Day: CIBC Square

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CIBC Square, cranes, South Core
August 16, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of construction at the first phase of the CIBC Square development, just south of Toronto's Union Station. Captured from the northeast by Forum ... read more

Structural Expression Evident as 51 Camden Reaches Grade

51 Camden Street, Toronto, Shim-Sutcliffe, Carbon, Zinc, Alterra
August 15, 2018 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Renderings or no, in most cases we've seen in Toronto, a building needs to have risen several levels above grade, and usually have some cladding installed too before we even get a hint of its ... read more

Settlement Tabled for Carlyle Condos in Entertainment District

The Carlyle Condos, Fortress Real Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 15, 2018 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new condominium tower in Toronto’s Entertainment District is drawing close to zoning approval thanks to a settlement proposal now on the table. Initially proposed in 2015, the plan for ... read more

Open Streets TO Returns with Two Summer Events

Open Streets TO, Toronto, Yonge, Bloor, paved park, pop-up
August 15, 2018 11:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Billed as Canada's largest free recreation program, Open Streets TO is returning to Downtown Toronto this Sunday, August 19th, with a second date to follow in September. Like previous years, the ... read more

Yukon Striker: Record-Breaking Coaster Coming to Wonderland

Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan, Bolliger & Mabillard, Cedar Fair
August 15, 2018 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Vaughan's ongoing growth spurt adds condominium and office towers to the suburb's emerging skyline, the latest project set to rise hundreds of feet skyward isn't a habitable structure at all; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sidewalk Labs reveals latest plans for Toronto ‘smart city’ development; Ontario caps off summer session with bill slashing Toronto city council; Toronto ranked in top 10 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow Over the Village

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Church-Wellesley Village
August 15, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a rainbow over Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village, captured by Forum contributor Rascacielo. This view faces south from the Church and Maitland ... read more