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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

Exec Committee Clears Expo 2025 Feasibility Study to Proceed

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam speaks at press event, Expo 2025, Marcus Mitanis
May 25, 2016 11:42 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A movement led by notable city builders and leaders to bid for the 2025 World Expo prompted the Executive Committee on Tuesday to move forward on pre-bid work. Hosted every five years, the Expo ... read more

Crane Raised and Below Grade Levels Underway at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
May 25, 2016 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In just one month, the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos has been dramatically transformed. At the time of our last update, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s lost architecture; Debate over new Toronto ward boundaries delayed until October; Ontario's affordable housing wait list grows; and more news Toronto’s lost ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sun Life Financial Tower, Harbour Plaza Residences
May 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor UrbanOptic, who captured this fantastic view of a rainbow over Toronto's South Core area. Captured from the east tower of Ïce ... read more

The Esplanade: Touring the Changed—and Changing—Street

Backstage on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Page + Steele
May 24, 2016 6:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looking toward the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade, it can be hard to imagine the Downtown Toronto site just 10 years ago, when the 58-storey L Tower and the 36-storey Backstage had ... read more

2,000,000 Users: Presto Card Adoption Up 25% In A Year

presto network map
May 24, 2016 5:48 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Metrolinx has announced its two millionth Presto card holder, a figure that is up by around 500,000 in the last year. In Toronto, the rollout of Presto readers to buses has begun, all streetcars ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Fuse Condos as Fuse2 Nears Final Height

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
May 24, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since we last checked in on the progress of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos about a month ago, much progress has been made on the two-tower development in Toronto's ... read more

Two Townhomes Remain at Madison's Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
May 24, 2016 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since launching last year, Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns, a Kirkor Architects-designed stacked townhome development in Toronto's Fairbank neighbourhood, has proven to be very ... read more

Toronto Event Showcases Shortlisted Projects for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

New Power Station, Erginoglu & Calislar, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Baku
May 24, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been recognizing excellence in design for nearly 40 years, and this year's line-up of shortlisted projects is no exception. At a special event this past ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Justin Trudeau to look into 'next steps' if Toronto bids for World Expo 2025; Amid development boom, Queens Quay East LRT running late; Does Toronto hate marathons?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flatiron and 88 Scott

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, Gooderham Building, Flatiron
May 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1892-built Gooderham Building—commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building—is one of Toronto's most photographed landmarks. The building's Romanesque Revival architecture stands out against a ... read more