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Understanding Toronto's Heritage Conservation Districts

The Gooderham Building is part of the St. Lawrence HCD, image by UT Flickr Pool
February 25, 2016 3:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a city continuously facing intense development pressure, the politics of heritage preservation often prove a decisive factor in influencing the scope of urban growth. For an individual ... read more

Fuse and Fuse2 Condos Taking Shape Along Dupont Street

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, Barrett Architect, Burka Architects, Neudorfer Corporation
February 24, 2016 2:57 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Over the past decade, Neudorfer Corporation has played a major role in the conversion of the former General Electric Canada lands along the GO Barrie Line. Now known as Davenport ... read more

Kirkor-Designed 'Arc' to Join Daniels Erin Mills Community

Daniels Erin Mills, Mississauga, by The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects
February 24, 2016 11:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the first two towers of the master-planned community at Daniels Erin Mills now rising in Mississauga, the Daniels Corporation has announced a third building for the site, with the first ... read more

Cineplex 'Rec Room' To Replace Leon's at Roundhouse Park

The John Street Roundhouse from above, Cineplex, Michael Muraz via Flickr
February 23, 2016 4:21 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The semicircular John Street Roundhouse, built in 1931, is one of Toronto's most unique historical landmarks. Situated at 255 Bremner Boulevard just across the street from the CN Tower, Rogers ... read more

3-Storey Office Expansion Planned for 35 McCaul Street

35 McCaul Street, Toronto, by Commercial Realty Group, Giancarlo Garofalo
February 23, 2016 3:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Plans for a 3-storey addition to the 4-storey converted office buildings at 35 McCaul Street were announced at a pre-application consultation in Toronto's Ward 20 yesterday. The development would ... read more

Beside the Gardiner: Tracking Construction from the Highway

Harbour Plaza Residences, Toronto, Menkes, architectsAlliance
February 22, 2016 6:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Although the ambitious urban reclamation project that's planned Under the Gardiner is capturing many headlines lately, a drive along Toronto's waterfront expressway provides good vantage points of ... read more

South Roof Raised Over BMO Field in Complex Operation

BMO Field, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, PCL, Gensler, Toronto
February 22, 2016 2:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The current home of the MLS' Toronto FC and future home of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, BMO Field, is in the midst of a major renovation that is upgrading the stadium for Canadian football ... read more

Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago Approach Final Heights

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva Del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza
February 22, 2016 12:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been five weeks since we last visited the side-by-side construction sites for Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. The ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Scarborough

Joy Condos, Gemterra, Turner Fleischer, Scarborough
February 19, 2016 6:27 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of UrbanToronto's annual Growth to Watch For series heads east into Scarborough to take a look at development that is happening across the expansive borough. There is a lot more ... read more

A First Look at Bjarke Ingel's Design For 489-539 King West

489 King Street West, Toronto, designed by BIG for Allied REIT and Westbank
February 19, 2016 5:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The first renderings for the Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) much-anticipated project at 489-539 King West have now come to light, peeling back the curtain on a transformative intervention on the ... read more

Development Permit System: Transformative Change for Planning

A more comprehensive range of factors would be taken into account using the DPS,
February 19, 2016 2:57 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2007, the Province of Ontario amended the Planning Act to allow municipalities the ability to implement a streamlined development approval framework. The new Development Permit By-Law System ... read more

Scope of Development Revealed for Queen East Parking Lot

88 Queen East, St. Thomas Developments, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Toronto
February 19, 2016 1:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
During the decades leading up to Toronto's recent condo boom, much of the city's downtown was dotted by surface parking lots, leftover spaces from the legacy of widespread urban renewal in the ... read more

Retailer Announced as One Bloor East Construction Progresses

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 18, 2016 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at a height of 257 metres last year, work on exterior and interior details continues at the Yonge and Bloor site of Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Since our last update ... read more

Shoring Work Progressing at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville condos, Toronto, Rosario Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza
February 18, 2016 3:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several weeks since the first signs of shoring activity were spotted at the site of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, the process of stabilizing the site in advance of excavation ... read more

Work Progressing at Newton and Forward in Concord CityPlace

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, Toronto
February 18, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Below-grade levels are now taking shape at the site of Concord Adex's Forward and Newton, two adjacent condominium developments at the southeast corner of Bathurst Street and ... read more

Demolition Progressing at Heritage Loblaws Warehouse

West Block, Loblaws, architectsAlliance, Page + Steele, ERA Architects, Toronto
February 17, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The disassembly and demolition of a well-known heritage warehouse continues at the northeast corner of Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard in Downtown Toronto, part of the preliminary site ... read more

North Yonge and Sheppard East: Growth to Watch For in 2016

Alto and Parkside at Atria Condos, by Tridel and Dorsay in North York
February 16, 2016 7:24 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Moving north of Midtown and across the 401, this edition of our Growth to Watch For series takes you to North York Centre—a busy urban hub that continues to build upon the dream of former ... read more

Hoarding for New Courthouse to Commemorate Site's Heritage

Toronto Courthouse, 11 Centre Ave, AECOM, Infrastructure Ontario
February 16, 2016 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans for Infrastructure Ontario (IO)'s new Toronto courthouse, immediately northwest of City Hall at 11 Centre Avenue, are progressing as an archaeological dig on the site has been completed, ... read more

Locals Argue That Douglas Cardinal's 'Flower' Should Be Pruned

100 Davenport, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Douglas Cardinal
February 16, 2016 2:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, February 11th, the Douglas Cardinal-designed tower at 100 Davenport was reviewed at a community consultation meeting in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Designed in partnership with ... read more

Exterior Details Coming Together at Streetcar's Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Streetcar Developments, ERA Architects, Toronto
February 16, 2016 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Restoration and addition work continues at the Queen Street and Broadview Avenue site of the Broadview Hotel. Designed by heritage specialists ERA Architects, the project is rejuvenating ... read more