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Cresford Unveils Plans for 98-Storey Tower at Yonge & Gerrard

February 24, 2017 9:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Rising to an incredible 98 storeys, Toronto's—and Canada's—tallest building could be coming to the southeast corner of Yonge and Gerrard. Designed by New York's Kohn Pedersen Fox for Cresford ... read more

Growth to Watch for 2017: Beaches, Leslieville, & The Danforth

growth to watch for 2017, Toronto
February 24, 2017 5:25 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of our Growth to Watch For series continues westward from our recent Central Scarborough instalment, exploring all of the development happening in the neighbourhoods east of ... read more

Previewing the TTC's Future York University Station

TTC, Public Transit, Subway, Stations,
February 24, 2017 4:46 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Looking up from the concourse to the glass wall beside the amphiteatre, image, Jack Landau Although the TTC's future York University Station sits on the campus of one of Canada's largest ... read more

Podium Concepts Revealed at Church & Wellesley Consultation

552 Church Street, 3XN Architects, One Properties, Toronto
February 24, 2017 4:18 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
When One Properties purchased buildings at the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley, the very heart of Toronto's gay community, Ward 27 Councillor Kristyn Wong Tam was ready to hear about ... read more

Bloor Bike Lanes: Changes Coming After Data Hints at Impacts

The new bike lanes during the project's official launch in August of 2016, image
February 24, 2017 3:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Launched last August, the Bloor Street bike lane pilot project made a long-awaited piece of Toronto's cycling network a reality—at least, a temporary one. Eagerly anticipated by the cycling lobby ... read more

Daniels Faculty Showcasing Concepts for Lower Junction Park

Poster image for ART SITE URBANISM EXHIBITION, by Sebastien Beauregard + Richard
February 24, 2017 11:56 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture will hold an exhibition exploring the programming and design for a future public park in Toronto's Lower Junction ... read more

Deer Park United Church Demolition Reveals Glimpse into Past

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Deer Park United Church, Camrost-Felcorp
February 24, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition of the 1911-built Norman-Gothic-style Deer Park United Church at 129 St. Clair Avenue West is now providing passersby with a unique glimpse into the site's past. Kicked off in late ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor St. have increased driving time and boosted number of cyclists; The Presto sideshow: A timeline of Ontario’s transit card rollout; Newly built GTA home ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hemmed In

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Entertainment District, Tableau, Peter Street
February 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of two new high-rise condominium towers flanking an existing 9-storey office building at 111 Peter Street. Submitted to the Tableau Condominiums Forum thread ... read more

Fare Integration: Option 4 - Fare by Distance

Presto reader mounted at the rear doors of a TTC bus, uncommon on other GTHA sys
February 23, 2017 5:27 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), ... read more

Densified: Redevelopment Plans Evolve on Eglinton East of Laird

939 Eglinton Avenue East, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Diamond Corp, Toronto
February 23, 2017 5:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In 2017, a trip along Toronto's Eglinton Avenue East still takes us through seemingly suburban areas marked by large surface parking lots, strip plazas, big box stores and wide roads. By late ... read more

Below Grade Levels Begin for Beech House on Kingston Road

Beech House, Toronto, Mitchell & Associates, Richard Ziegler Architect
February 23, 2017 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A walkable stretch of Kingston Road is getting a new boost of residential density, with construction underway at the site of Mitchell & Associates' Beech House. Located a few blocks ... read more

Shoring Activity Begins at 609 Avenue Road Site

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison Homes, Toronto
February 23, 2017 1:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just last month when we reported on the ongoing demolition of a presentation centre at the future site of State Building Group and Madison Homes' 609 Avenue Road. In the ... read more

Two Towers at Oxford's Richmond Adelaide Centre To Be Reclad

Richmond Adelaide Centre, WZMH Architects, Oxford Properties, Toronto
February 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
According to the CBRE, vacancies in Toronto's Downtown office market are now at a record low. Despite numerous new office developments completing this year, including The Globe and Mail ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Avenue

Throwback Thursday, The Avenue, Toronto, St. Clair, Foxbar
February 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday presents a big change to Toronto's intersection of Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Back in 2005, the view west from St. Clair and Foxbar—just east of Avenue ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier opens doors to reveal factory building Eglinton Crosstown LRT for Metrolinx; Have a look at cool, quirky art installations lining Toronto’s beaches this ... read more

Photo of the Day: Torontohenge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Torontohenge, sunset
February 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a rare phenomenon in the city known as "Torontohenge", where the setting sun is framed by east/west streets. Submitted to the 88 Scott Street Forum thread by ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: Central Scarborough

Brimley & Progress Towers, A & Associates Architects, Atria Development
February 22, 2017 5:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Following our recent review of what's going on in Northern Scarborough, we continue our early-year development trip through the 416 with another instalment of our Growth To Watch ... read more

Fare Integration: Options 2 & 3 - Zone and Hybrid Fare Systems

Current GTHA transit providers and potential future fare zone boundaries
February 22, 2017 4:40 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Following our introductory article which outlined the four options that Metrolinx is considering for transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and Part 2 ... read more

18-Year, Multi-Tower Planning Saga Continues in Scarborough

Brimley & Progress, Toronto, by Atria Developments A& Architects
February 22, 2017 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Fenced off by a low-slung wire perimeter, the southwest corner of Brimley Road and Progress Avenue has remained an inconspicuous corner of Toronto in the last decades. Even as the Scarborough ... read more