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Striking Addition Proposed for Yorkville's Trattoria Nervosa

75 Yorkville Avenue, PARTISANS, Trattoria Nervosa, Toronto
February 17, 2017 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following quickly on the heels of other recent retail proposals in Toronto's posh Yorkville village, an established cafe and restaurant space is seeking to expand in a very unexpected ... read more

Explainer: Brise Soleils

Ministry of Education and Health Building's brise soleil, Brazil, image via Wiki
February 15, 2017 10:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' looks at Brise Soleils, an architectural design element that has increasingly gained momentum thanks to its functionality. A method of making the interior of buildings ... read more

TOcore: DRP Reviews City's Plan for Downtown Evolution

Between two towers, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 14, 2017 5:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 2041, the population of Downtown Toronto is expected to practically double, swelling from 250,000 to 475,000 residents. As the core's residential density increases, the clustering of employment ... read more

UofT Lecture featuring Andrew Holder on Sufficient Density

February 14, 2017 10:45 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture by Andrew Holder of The LADG. Held at the Koffler house on March 3rd, ... read more

Explainer: Diagrid Structural Framework

30 St Mary Axe in London, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 8, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Ever run into the word 'diagrid' and wonder what it means? This week's 'Explainer' delves into this specialized structural framework, in use since the late 19th century. Although the design was ... read more

Explainer: Vancouverism

February 1, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
As part of the SkyriseCities network, SkyriseVancouver is our newest addition and is committed to providing the same great local development coverage and discussion that you’ve come to expect from ... read more