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City Council Passes Tenant Protection and Rent Control Motions

Apartment towers in Toronto's densely populated St. James Town, image by UT Flic
March 30, 2017 3:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For thousands of Torontonians, being a tenant will soon be different. Passed yesterday by City Council, a new By-Law will give new protections to many Toronto tenants, with any building of three ... read more

Exterior Finishing Wrapping Up for Neudorfer's Fuse2 Condos

Fuse Condos, Fuse2, Barrett, Burka, Neudorfer, Toronto
March 30, 2017 2:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after construction hoarding was removed from the base of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse2 Condos, the installation of exterior finishes is wrapping up for the second tower of ... read more

High-Rises to Reshape Vaughan Beyond Its Nascent Downtown

Park Avenue Place, Solmar, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Vaughan
March 30, 2017 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's suburban satellite cities have—for years now—been aiming to build new downtowns for themselves, adding a high-rise skyline to our wide-open 905 landscapes. While Mississauga's skyline ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Casey House

Throwback Thursday, Casey House, Toronto
March 30, 2017 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday highlights a recent major change on the block bounded by Jarvis, Isabella, and Huntley Streets, just south of the Bloor and Ted Rogers Way intersection. Restoration ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC wants you to take a stand on its escalators; Toronto council approves new bylaw to protect tenants; City looking for public feedback on short-term rentals; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From Humber Bay Shores

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
March 30, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto, captured from a high-rise in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores community. Submitted to the Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2017: Downtown Toronto Core

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
March 29, 2017 4:46 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As we near the end of our Growth to Watch For series, we finally make it to the epicentre of the city, exploring all of the activity in Toronto's Downtown Core and Financial District. ... read more

Crosstown LRT: Gas Plant Cancelled in Favour of Battery Power

Mount Dennis power plant for Crosstown LRT
March 29, 2017 4:06 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The efforts of some residents in Toronto's Mount Dennis neighbourhood have resulted in a greener Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Steven Del Duca, Ontario's Minister of Transportation and Laura ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing for The Met in Vaughan

The Met, Berkley, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Vaughan
March 29, 2017 3:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station set to open as the new terminus of the TTC's University subway line in December, new developments are bringing increased density to ... read more

Yonge & St Clair: Pair of Towers Could Reshape Southeast Corner

1 St Clair East, Toronto, by Slate Asset Management
March 29, 2017 1:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Suddenly becoming one of the more talked-about parts of the city, Toronto's Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood is poised to transform in the coming years, with the recent news of a Studio ... read more

Scarborough Subway Extension Inches Closer To Reality

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
March 29, 2017 10:52 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Rob Ford would be happy to know that Scarborough is a bit closer to getting "what it deserves", since Toronto City Council has again voted to proceed with a subway to Scarborough Centre. (The late ... read more

Explainer: Energy Regulation With Double-Skin Façades

Shanghai Tower, image by Flickr user Xiquinho Silva via Creative Commons
March 29, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' returns with a look at double-skin façades, which are gaining popularity as a tool to ameliorate air flow and energy performance in new buildings. Here in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Council pushes Scarborough subway project forward after marathon debate; Metrolinx scraps Eglinton Crosstown gas plant for ‘innovative’ battery ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leuty Lifeguard Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Beaches, Leuty Lifeguard Station
March 29, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Kew Beach at the foot of Leuty Avenue for a view of the Leuty Lifeguard Station. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Phil Marion, this sunrise ... read more

New Community Centre for Concord Park Place, Bayview Village

Bessarion Community Centre, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Toronto
March 28, 2017 4:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Concord Adex's Park Place community has grown quite a bit since the fledgling neighbourhood got its mid-2000s start. Several condominium developments have been built and occupied, while ... read more

Ryerson's Daphne Cockwell Complex Rising on Church Street

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Ryerson, Perkins + Will, Toronto
March 28, 2017 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the November 2015 start of construction of Ryerson University's Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex at 270 Church Street, work on the institution's newest educational ... read more

New Salvation Army Church to House Crosstown LRT Utilities

Salvation Army, 7 Eglinton East, Toronto, Metrolinx, IBI Group
March 28, 2017 1:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto Council debates the Scarborough Subway Extension again today, current transit infrastructure work in this city means plenty of changes for the places that will benefit from new ... read more

Bisha's 'Signature Collection' Suites Released on Upper Floors

Bisha, Lifetime, Ink, Wallman Architects, Munge Leung, Toronto
March 28, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction winds down on Lifetime Developments and INK Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences in Toronto's Entertainment District, new details have been released on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory makes unsubstantiated claims in support of subway plan; TTC powers up Line 1 Yonge - University subway extension to Vaughan; How busy will the Scarborough subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainy Scene in Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Carlton, College, TTC
March 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a rainy view captured from the corner of Yonge and Carlton. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Vincent Demers, this view faces east from within a ... read more