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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
All TTC stations now equipped with cell service; Home prices set to climb on buyer demand in GTA; King St. pilot project moving streetcar riders quicker, city says; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bustling Bay Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, Bay, King
December 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's Financial District, captured by Forum contributor lucci. This view faces north on Bay Street from King Street, showing traffic and pedestrians ... read more

David Wilkes Taking Helm as BILD President and CEO

Building Industry and Land Development Association, BILD, Toronto, David Wilkes
December 12, 2017 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a five year stint as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Bryan Tuckey will be leaving his role at the helm of what has ... read more

Royal Ontario Museum Opens Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park

Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2017 3:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) unveiled its restored Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park this morning, wrapping up a revitalization project by Hariri Pontarini Architects that has ... read more

Toronto YIMBY Festival Celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary

YIMBY Festival, Jane Jacobs Prize, Toronto, Metro Hall
December 12, 2017 11:12 am | by Monika Rau | Comments
A culture of Yes. This is what Toronto's annual one-day YIMBY Festival (Yes In My Back Yard) is all about, and this year it celebrated its 10th year in the making. Presented by Shape My ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC must be innovative to compete with Uber, says board chair; Lyft vs Uber: 2 ride-hailing services start their Canadian battle on Toronto streets; What happened at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from BMO Field

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, BMO Field, Hotel X
December 12, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to BMO Field during the weekend's MLS Cup final, where the Toronto FC defeated the Seattle Sounders to win the championship. Captured from by Forum contributor ... read more

Design for Condo at 18 Eastern Avenue Evolves

18 Eastern Ave designed by Teeple Architects for Alterra Group, Toronto
December 11, 2017 3:55 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Changes have been made to the design of proposed mixed-use commercial and condo development at 18 Eastern Avenue in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood. Located a few blocks north of the Distillery ... read more

Condos Planned Above Cabbagetown Commercial Building

595 Parliament Street designed by Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, Toronto
December 11, 2017 2:50 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A rezoning application has recently been submitted to the City of Toronto for 595 through 601 Parliament Street, southeast of the corner with Wellesley Street East, for the expansion and adaptive ... read more

Preliminary Work Begins for Main and Main's Dundas & Aukland

Dundas & Aukland, Main and Main, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
December 11, 2017 12:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just southwest of where the Six Points interchange of Dundas, Kipling, and Bloor is beginning its transformation into a new city centre for Etobicoke, the latest project to begin construction in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bye bye, Byford, the TTC’s highly visible CEO; Residents of Twin Pines Mobile Home Park on edge amid development plans; Raccoon boards Toronto subway, causes delay as ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leslie Street Spit

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Leslie Street Spit, Ten York
December 11, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us the Leslie Street Spit for a view of the Toronto skyline. Submitted to our Forum by contributor Razz, this view shows the impact of Tridel's Ten York, which ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo Proposed on Bloor near Royal York Subway

3005 Bloor West, ONE Properties, Turner Fleischer, Toronto
December 9, 2017 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly a hundred metres from Royal York subway station, a proposal is seeking an amendment to Toronto's Official Plan along with rezoning to permit a mid-rise condo development on Bloor in ... read more

Last Tower Plan at Allenbury Gardens Redevelopment Submitted

Allenbury Gardens redevelopment, FRAM, TCHC, Toronto, Soul, Connect, Vivo
December 9, 2017 3:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The success of the ongoing mixed-income revitalization of Regent Park has opened the door for other social housing redevelopments across Toronto. Originally constructed in 1965 as a private ... read more

Exploring Amenities at Lifetime's Panda Condominiums

Panda Condominiums, Toronto, Lifetime, architectsAlliance, Cecconi Simone
December 8, 2017 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With marketing now underway for Lifetime Developments' Panda Condominiums, we are learning more about details about the 30-storey condo tower coming to Edward Street, just northwest of ... read more

Below Grade Forming Continues for The Met in Vaughan

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Vaughan, Quadrangle, Jane Street
December 8, 2017 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station will enter service on December 17th, starting a new chapter in the history of the TTC and the city in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bentway gets $500,000 infusion to push expansion; Councillor Minnan-Wong to seek Ontario Tory nomination for 2018 election; The TTC’s Andy Byford has woven his own ... read more

Photo of the Day: Festive Berczy Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Berczy Park, Claude Cormier + Associés
December 8, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since reopening this year following a revitalization project, Toronto's Berczy Park has re-established itself as one of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood's most popular attractions. In today's Photo ... read more

Proposal Submitted for Staples Property at Front & Parliament

250 Front Street East, Greenpark Homes, Graziani+Corazza Architects, Toronto
December 7, 2017 5:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
With the shiny new Globe and Mail Centre having redefined Toronto's King East skyline when it opened earlier this year, a new proposal situated directly across the street is looking to add to the ... read more

Briton House Retirement Centre Expansion Proposed in Midtown

Briton House, Mt Pleasant, Toronto, Gordon Wells, Julian Jacobs
December 7, 2017 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's baby boomers move into their senior years, demand is growing for new retirement housing, leading to a handful of new proposals in 2017. Among the latest is an application filed with ... read more