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ULI Symposium: Charting a Path for Unprecedented Growth

The Shim-Sutcliffe designed Integral House in Rosedale, image via Hot Docs
April 27, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Understanding the city is a daunting undertaking, one that gets all the more complicated and intricate as Toronto grows—almost explodes—from a regional metropolis into a centre of the global ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: The Workers' Cup and In Time to Come

A still from Adam Sobel's The Worker's Cup, image via Hot Docs
April 27, 2017 4:05 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Alternately sobering and exhilarating—and ultimately something of a bonding experience—The Workers' Cup should appeal to footy fans, FIFA haters, anyone curious about the way Doha is rising and ... read more

Mattamy and Biddington Unveil "Vita Two on The Lake"

Vita Two on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
April 27, 2017 3:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on the success of their recently launched Vita on the Lake project on the Etobicoke waterfront, Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group are moving forward with plans for a ... read more

Occupancy Underway at Lifetime's Bisha Residences

Bisha, Lifetime, Ink, Wallman Architects, Munge Leung, Toronto
April 27, 2017 3:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out at a height of 147 metres last year in Toronto's Entertainment District, construction has been progressing behind the glass curtain at Lifetime ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Diamond Schmitt Architects, MVVA

Looking north to the Etobicoke Civic Centre, designed by Diamond Schmitt Archite
April 27, 2017 3:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

Infill Proposed for Yonge-Eglinton Tower-In-the-Park Site

55 Erksine, Frastell Property Management, Martin Simmons Architects, Toronto
April 27, 2017 11:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area is one of the prime development nodes in the city, and new proposals continue to pop up in the increasingly dense neighbourhood. Part of a growing wave ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King Street West

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, King West, Ritz Carlton, M5V
April 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has grown substantially over the past several years, and new developments continue to add residential and commercial density to the fast-growing neighbourhood. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory says it’s ‘not acceptable’ that TTC has waited more than two decades to study air quality; Despite Long Waitlists, Co-ops Seen as a Solution to Toronto’s Housing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Bloor East, Casa II, Casa III
April 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neigbhourhood. Captured from the top of the Uptown Residences condo tower and submitted to the Forum by ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Moriyama + Teshima, MJMA, Forrec

Etobicoke Civic Centre Precinct, Moriyama & Teshima, MJMA Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2017 6:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition to design a new ... read more

New Master Plan Reimagines Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack

Woodbine Racetrack Redevelopment, Toronto, by Woodbine Entertainment Group
April 26, 2017 4:57 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On Tuesday April 25th, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) unveiled a new conceptual masterplan to redevelop Etobicoke's 684-acre Woodbine Racetrack lands. Already an established tourist ... read more

Doors Open Toronto 2017 Celebrating 150 Years of Architecture

April 26, 2017 3:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is back in its 18th year, and as with many cultural and civic events across the nation, Canada’s 150th birthday is at the core of it. As part of TO Canada with Love—Toronto’s ... read more

Luxury Condominium Tower Proposed at King and George

65 George, 187 King Street, Core Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2017 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As developable land becomes more scarce in Downtown Toronto, new developments are being proposed for increasingly small and restricted plots of land. The latest of these proposals is an ... read more

Construction Starts on Two Condos Set to Reshape Church Street

Axis Condos, Stanley Condos, Tribute, CentreCourt, P+S/IBI, Core, Toronto
April 26, 2017 12:12 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On one of the main north-south arteries in Downtown Toronto, Church Street has seen an increased number of development projects over recent years, right from the very south up to near Bloor St. ... read more

Explainer: ETFE

Eden Project, image by Flickr user Tim Parkinson via Creative Commons
April 26, 2017 10:08 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' goes over ETFE, a building material that has recently attracted the attention of many architects thanks to its flexibility in application, its innovative qualities, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Woodbine Racetrack lands to be site of ‘a city within city’ in latest plan; Toronto’s housing crunch could be eased with laissez-faire urban planning; Transit workers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rush Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge Street, rush hour
April 26, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Yonge Street for a view of rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon. Submitted to the One Bloor East Forum thread by contributor Greg Lipinski, this view faces ... read more

DenseCity Part 1: Where Toronto Builds Density and Why

Apartment Neighbourhoods, Official Plan, Density, Toronto
April 25, 2017 5:34 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is growing, and fast: at this point it’s an obvious fact, but UrbanToronto recently went through the laborious task of quantifying Toronto’s development boom with our Growth to Watch For ... read more

Plans Advancing Behind-The-Scenes for Toronto's 'Rail Deck Park'

Rail Deck Park, Toronto, Urban Land Institute, ULI
April 25, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto Electric Cities Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brought representatives of major urban parks from around the world together today for a ... read more

Three Cranes Raised, Forming Begins on Daniels' Arc at Erin Mills

Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
April 25, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga's Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway intersection is in the midst of a major transformation, as The Daniels Corporation continues to expand their new Daniels Erin ... read more