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Further Details Emerge For 80-Storey Proposal at 8 Elm Street

July 14, 2016 10:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following yesterday's first glimpse at the 80-storey tower proposed for 8 Elm Street, official submission documents have now come online, giving us a more complete overview of the project. Planned ... read more

80-Storey Residential Tower Proposed at 8 Elm Street

A worm's eye view of the tower, image via David Oikawa
July 13, 2016 3:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: A more detailed report is now available here. As reported by City of Toronto planner David Oikawa via Twitter, a rezoning application has been tabled to allow an 80-storey ... read more

49-Storey Tower Proposed for the Distillery District

31 Parliament Street, Arquitectonica, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 13, 2016 3:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the first addition of residential density in the late 1990s and the subsequent early-2000s revitalization of Toronto's Distillery District, the National Historic Site has been populated ... read more

Alexandra Park: SQ Takes Shape with Sales Underway for SQ2

SQ at Alexandra Square, by the City of Toronto, TCHC, Tridel, Teeple
July 13, 2016 3:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Regent Park's high-profile transformation continues to the east of Downtown Toronto, the rebuild of Alexandra Park is quickly progressing to the west of Downtown. Just northwest of the Queen ... read more

Explainer: Office Space Classifications

Explainer: Office Space Classifications
July 13, 2016 12:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's edition of Explainer discusses the three different classifications for office space as designated by The Building Owners and Managers Association. The highest classification ... read more

Upper Beach Club Condo Proposed on Kingston Road

Upper Beach Club Condominiums, Mutual Development Corporation, Onespace
July 13, 2016 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a November 2015 site plan application, a recent re-submission to the City of Toronto Planning Department along with new marketing material is providing a look at a proposed mid-rise ... read more

Revised CityPlace School & Community Centre Impresses at DRP

ZAS Architects, City of Toronto, Block 31, 20 Brunel Court, TDSB, TCDSB, Toronto
July 11, 2016 4:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of the final pieces of the puzzle for Toronto's CityPlace neighbourhood is working its way through the planning process, as a new community and education centre is proposed for the vacant ... read more

44-Storey Bisha Tops Off in the Entertainment District

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Toronto, by Lifetime, INK, Wallman
July 11, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the 44-storey Bisha in November, it was only the 17-storey Bisha. After beginning to rise into Toronto's Entertainment District skyline towards the end of last year, the ... read more

Settlement Reached to Redevelop Celestica Site in North York

Celestica, Diamond Corp, Lifetime Developments, Context Developments, Toronto
July 11, 2016 3:06 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
In 2014, the City of Toronto received a redevelopment proposal for the sixty-acre Celestica Site on the northwest corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. The proposal aimed to ... read more

Major Three-Tower Scarborough Redevelopment Evolves at DRP

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
July 11, 2016 12:06 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Highway 401, and east of Kennedy Road, SAMM Developments' 'The Kennedys' aims to transform a strip of Scarborough parking into a high-density residential community. On July 5th, the ... read more

Province Announces Retrofit of Macdonald Block Office Complex

Aeries view of the Whitney Block (left) and MacDonald block (right), image by Ke
July 8, 2016 4:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Stretching from Grosvenor to Wellesley, Toronto's Macdonald Block of office buildings is home to 15 of Ontario's ministries and 12 cabinet ministers, serving as the nerve centre for much of the ... read more

Concert Properties Celebrate The Kip District Ground Breaking

Ground breaking at The Kip District by Concert Properties, Etobicoke
July 8, 2016 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concert Properties celebrated ground breaking for 'Kip One,' the 29-storey first tower at their Kip District development in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke this morning. The IBI Group-designed ... read more

36-Storey Infill Proposed on a Midtown Tower-in-the-Park Site

89 Roehampton, Pabs Corporation, Roehampton Apartments, Quadrangle Architects
July 8, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Eglinton area has grown to become one of Toronto's hottest development nodes, spurred by unwavering demand and a major transit expansion. Increasing land values in the neighbourhood ... read more

2 Gibbs Road Makes First Pass at Design Review Panel

2 Gibbs Road, Edilcan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
July 7, 2016 4:52 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The intensification of the Highway 427 corridor in Etobicoke is picking up steam with Edilcan's multi-tower proposal at 2 Gibbs Road, which made its first pass through Toronto's Design Review ... read more

Galleria Mall Redevelopment Assessed at Design Review Panel

Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Toronto, by Freed, ELAD
July 6, 2016 5:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
There is no proposal, and there is no application, yet the planned Galleria Mall redevelopment is in some ways already more evolved than many of the submissions that come before the City of ... read more

New Phases Proposed for Daniels Erin Mills in Mississauga

2475 Eglinton Avenue West, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor, Mississauga
July 6, 2016 2:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's new community at Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West in Mississauga continues to grow. The first three towers at the Kirkor Architects-designed development ... read more

EY Tower Roof: Unique Presence Joins Financial District Skyline

EY Tower, Toronto, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
July 5, 2016 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Stepping off the hoist elevator, we're high above the streets of Toronto's Financial District, with Nathan Phillips Square a miniature diorama to the north. We're on the 40th floor of the EY ... read more

383 Sorauren Design Reflects Area's Century-Old Industrial Roots

383 Sorauren, Toronto, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance
July 5, 2016 9:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new condominium development is fast revealing its exterior envelope at the meeting point between the Parkdale, Brockton Village, and Roncesvalles neighbourhoods. Gairloch ... read more