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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC ridership is lower than expected for January and February; Surging sales of $1-million-plus Toronto homes fuel calls for new measures; Judge questions Metrolinx’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Symmetrical Tracks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Greenwood Yard, TTC, subway
March 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to the TTC Greenwood Yard, a 31-acre storage and maintenance facility just south of Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth). Submitted to our Flickr Pool by edk7, this views ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: Jarvis and Church Corridors

March 21, 2017 5:37 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Our epic development journey through Toronto continues in the latest instalment of Growth To Watch For 2017. Today, we feature the Jarvis and Church Street corridors, following up on our Downtown ... read more

Revised Submission Advances Two-Tower Midtown Rental Project

200 Soudan, Toronto, by Benvenuto Group, Neuf, SMV
March 21, 2017 5:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2015, a plan to redevelop a stretch of Midtown Toronto's Soudan Avenue came to light, with a proposal by the Benvenuto Group calling for a pair of rental towers to re-make a site spanning ... read more

Master-Planned East Mall Project Approved by City Council

2 Gibbs Road, Edilcan, Toronto, by Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 21, 2017 1:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Slightly north of Bloor, a multi-tower community is set to bring further intensification to Etobicoke's Highway 427 corridor. Located between the East Mall and Highway 427, the mostly vacant site ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: The Critical Voice in Architecture Today

March 21, 2017 11:47 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture featuring speakers Kenneth Frampton, Keller Easterling, and Craig Buckley. Held ... read more

Tower Floors on the Rise at Moshe Safdie's Monde

Monde Condos, Toronto, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle
March 21, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been three months since we last checked in on construction of Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums, a 44-storey condominium tower rising on Queen's Quay in Toronto's East Bayfront ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario rent control bill would hurt supply, critic says; Time is of the essence in Eglinton Crosstown LRT fight; Kristyn Wong-Tam Questions Mayor Tory’s Integrity After Cheat ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deloitte's Bistro 1858

Photo of the Day, Deloitte, Bistro 1858, cafe, Toronto, Financial District
March 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the intersection of Yonge and Adelaide, where a private cafe serves employees of the Deloitte offices in the Bay Adelaide Centre's recently-completed east ... read more

Minor Variance Could Spell Major Changes for the Atrium on Bay

Atrium on Bay Expansion, Toronto, by H&R Developments, Page + Steele
March 20, 2017 5:59 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A second fiddle to Cadillac Fairview's neighbouring Eaton Centre as a Downtown Toronto retail destination, the Atrium on Bay could soon be transformed into a flashier presence on Dundas Street ... read more

Plans Evolve for Urban Capital and Rosewater's Queensway Park

Queensway Park, Urban Capital, Rosewater, RAW Design, Toronto
March 20, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after developers Urban Capital Property Group and Rosewater Capital Group applied for Site Plan Approval (SPA) for the 784 The Queensway site in ... read more

U of T: Perkins + Will Design Expanding Mississauga Campus

North Building Reconstruction, Mississauga, University of Toronto, Perkins+Will
March 20, 2017 3:01 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Some 33 kilometres west of Downtown's Saint George campus, the expansion of the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus is continuing, with Phase Two of the new North ... read more

Mansouri's The Perry Condos Rising from Pears Avenue

The Perry Condos, Toronto, IBI Group, Mansouri Living
March 20, 2017 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of Avenue Road on the tree-lined Pears Avenue, construction is progressing for Mansouri Living's The Perry, which replaces a former Toronto parking lot. Designed by IBI ... read more

Toronto's Housing Crisis: Impacts on Transportation & Transit

The now-suspended GTA West Corridor
March 20, 2017 10:53 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Late last week, my colleague wrote an article on the land use planning impacts of Toronto's housing crisis, examining both the supply and the demand factors that could be influencing the record ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five housing items Councillor Ana Bailao wants in the federal budget; Transit advocates plan panel on future of Scarborough transit; Toronto high school students pitch ... read more

Photo of the Day: EY from Street Level

Photo of the Day, EY Tower, Toronto, Financial District
March 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a street level view of Oxford Properties' EY Tower, located in Toronto's Financial District. Captured by Marcus Mitanis, this view presents the ... read more

Toronto's Housing Crisis: A Problem of Supply or Demand?

The Downtown Toronto skyline, image by UT Forum contributor Razz
March 17, 2017 6:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The headlines are hard to avoid, and by now, the words "Toronto housing crisis" come across as a mere statement of fact, rather than any sort of prognostication. And rightly so. In 2017, our ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
March 17, 2017 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A whole lot can be accomplished in just a few short weeks, as evidenced in the latest photos of recent construction progress on Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville. When we last ... read more

Catching Up With Construction at Daniels' The Bartholomew

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Regent Park, Toronto
March 17, 2017 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New buildings continue to add new life to Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood as the multi-phased redevelopment reshapes the community. The latest Regent Park project to begin taking its first ... read more

Crane Installed at Site of Streetcar's Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Toronto, Streetcar, RAW, Giannone Petricone Associates
March 17, 2017 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a little over ten months since we last checked in on construction progress at Streetcar Developments and Dream's Riverside Square, a mixed-use complex soon to rise ... read more