Doors Open 2016: UrbanToronto's Must-Tour Buildings

Commerce court north, image by Jonathan Castellino - via Flickr
May 27, 2016 6:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With Doors Open Toronto kicking off tomorrow, Torontonians get another chance to peek inside some of the city's secrets, with over 130 buildings participating in this year's event. Yesterday, we ... read more

Women's College: Touring Toronto's Stress-Reducing Hospital

Women's College Hospital, Toronto
May 27, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We enter Women's College Hospital from Grenville Street, through a door that's tucked between a monolithic limestone facade and a smaller, light-filled glass frontage accented by a bright ... read more

Too Big! Design Review Critiques Queen East Redevelopment

WAM Development, Arquitectonica, S9, Sweeny & Co, Toronto, 245 Queen East
May 27, 2016 2:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Back in February of this year, Edmonton-based WAM Development Group first made waves with its rezoning application for a three-tower development occupying nearly a full city block at Queen ... read more

25-Storey Condo Proposed for Queen and Berkeley

301 Queen Street East, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects
May 27, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A redevelopment proposal submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department earlier this week seeks a major addition of density at the southwest corner of Queen Street East and Berkeley Street. ... read more

Planners Weigh Options for Downtown Waterfront Transit Link

union underground line
May 27, 2016 11:45 am | by David Brake | Comments
An upgraded transit network along the waterfront is among the top five transit projects Toronto's planning department would like to see funded, but much remains to be decided before a transit ... read more

Sponsored Post: A Landlord's Guide to Insuring Your Rental Condo

Sponsored Post, Del Rentals, Toronto
May 27, 2016 11:40 am | by | Comments
Your investment unit's ready to go: lease signed, surfaces glowing with that special hardwood glow, property manager informed that tenants are coming in. But have you made sure you have the right ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents worry Galleria Mall could 'become a Liberty Village'; TTC ridership is missing its growth targets, and no one knows why; Drake, probably, gets go-ahead for reno ... read more

Photo of the Day: Royal Bank Plaza

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Royal Bank Plaza
May 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by BruceK, captures workers on a swing stage cleaning the exterior of Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto's Financial ... read more

Doors Open: Previewing Walks, Talks, and Special Events

The participating studios/buildings, image courtesy of Doors Open Toronto
May 26, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This weekend, Doors Open returns to Toronto for the 17th time. Ahead of the annual event, UrbanToronto is previewing some of this year's must-see attractions. Last week, we introduced the ... read more

Inside the II BY IV-designed Lobby at Harhay's oneeleven

oneeleven Condos, Harhay, Core Architects, II by IV DESIGN, Toronto
May 26, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Bathurst and Adelaide site of Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, with occupancies now underway up to ... read more

Under Gardiner: UrbanToronto Voters Get More Options

Under Gardiner, looking east from Strachan Avenue, image by Public Work
May 26, 2016 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following reports of "ballot box stuffing," Waterfront Toronto has announced that the renaming campaign for Project: Under Gardiner has been partially re-set. As quoted in the Toronto Star, a ... read more

609 Avenue Road Joins Growing St. Clair West Corridor

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
May 26, 2016 12:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Slightly north of the St. Clair West corridor, a 19-storey condominium at 609 Avenue Road is adding new density to Toronto's sought-after Forest Hill area. Located just south of Upper Canada ... read more

STARGATE Pushes the (Galactic) Boundaries of Public Art

150 and 155 Redpath, Toronto, by Freed, Capital, architectsAlliance
May 26, 2016 11:02 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For all its advantages, "playful" and "uninhibited" aren't the adjectives that come to mind when describing Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Instead, the livable, dense, and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: BMO Field

Throwback Thursday, BMO Field, Toronto
May 26, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For two consecutive years, Toronto's BMO Field has undergone dramatic transformations. The soccer stadium underwent a major expansion of capacity that was completed in May 2015, followed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s new Cycling Network Plan: What’s in store for Scarborough?; ‘Waterfront reset’ examines way to extend transit to new neighbourhoods along the ... read more

Photo of the Day: PCC Streetcar

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, PCC, streetcar, transit
May 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Adrian Badaraco, captures a historic PCC streetcar in the Bathurst and Lake Shore area. The 1951-built streetcar is ... read more

The Dirt: Province Moves to Regulate Excavated—and Toxic—Soils

The launch shaft for the Crosstown LRT at Brentcliffe and Eglinton in 2015, imag
May 25, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's skyline of cranes and concrete, it's almost impossible not to notice the impact of development. With a decade-long boom showing little sign of slowing down, ours is a city under ... read more

Diam's On The Danforth Design Caters To Residents' Needs

On The Danforth, DIAM Developments, Onespace, Toronto
May 25, 2016 4:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While often overshadowed by the cultural offerings found on the Greektown stretch of Toronto's Danforth Avenue—more often just "The Danforth"—the more affordable eastern stretches of the arterial ... read more

Tower at Pier 27: A First Look at the Amenities

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
May 25, 2016 2:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Alongside the four completed buildings of Cityzen and Fernbrook's Waterlink at Pier 27, the foot of Yonge Street will see another architectsAlliance-designed project join Toronto's waterfront. ... read more

Shoring Work Prepares 1 Yorkville Site for Excavation

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
May 25, 2016 1:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compared with its appearance a decade ago, the Bloor-Yorkville skyline of today is almost completely unrecognizable, with glittering glass towers popping up all over the neighbourhood. One of the ... read more