Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ambitious – and expensive – transit plans debated at Toronto city hall; Residents split over new Scarborough shoreline trail; Jury’s still out on subway’s impact on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Clean Windows

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
June 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, the 44-storey east tower of Brookfield Office Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre continues to fill up ... read more

OMB-Mediated Developments to Urbanize Stretch of Dupont

740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
June 28, 2016 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of mid-rise, mixed-use developments on a stretch of Toronto's Dupont Street are preparing to go ahead thanks to mediated settlements at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The once ... read more

New Sculpture at Toronto City Hall Commemorates Canadian Soldiers in Italian Campaign

Soldier standing vigil, photo by Stefan Novakovic
June 28, 2016 4:05 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
A sculpture commemorating more than 93,000 Canadians who fought in the Italian Campaign of World War II—an often overlooked but vital part of Europe’s fight for liberation from Nazi Germany—has ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Rising at Queen and Victoria

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower
June 28, 2016 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost exactly five months since construction of a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital reached grade at the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. In the ... read more

Ward 20 Community Celebrates Grange Park Progress

Grange Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario
June 28, 2016 11:36 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On June 27, 2016, a year ahead of the project's expected completion, members of Toronto's Trinity-Spadina community gathered at Grange Park. Framed by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and OCAD U's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plan for Scarborough Bluffs goes to the public as residents push back against development; Tory's published defence of Scarborough subway draws fresh ... read more

Photo of the Day: RAW SHIFT Party

RAW SHIFT party, image by Maria Govea
June 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, local architecture firm RAW Design hosted their 9th annual shindig in a storefront on Queen Street, just east of Broadview. This year's "RAW SHIFT" event brought together a number of ... read more

Fine-Grained Urbanism Evolves 88 Queen East Redevelopment

88 Queen Street East, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele
June 27, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Queen Street's long, full-block parking lot is an obvious chasm in Toronto's urban fabric. Surrounded by this century's towers and the previous centuries' brick ... read more

Touring Lifetime's Topped-Off The Bond Condominiums

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects
June 27, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments' The Bond reached a major milestone this month, as the Core Architects-designed condominium tower has reached its final 42-storey height ... read more

Cladding Rising On Mattamy and Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 27, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at 16 storeys in May, installation of the cladding has made quite an impact at the Humber Bay Shores site of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's Riva del ... read more

Major Expansion of Bike Share Toronto Network Starting

Bike Share Toronto, Toronto Parking Authority, Metrolinx
June 27, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following last week's extended outage of the Toronto Bike Share network, the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA)—the new operator of the system—and the provincial transit agency Metrolinx are ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CN Tower celebrates 40 years as a tourist magnet and lightning rod; Riding the rails with the TTC's Andy Byford; Independent retail still thriving at street level in ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Water Guardians

Photo of the Day, Toronto, West Don Lands, The Water Guardians
June 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, we are shown a recent art installation in Toronto's West Don Lands community. Created by ... read more

Toronto Must Find Ways To Pay For New Transit Infrastructure

Relief Line map
June 24, 2016 5:42 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A flurry of new reports, aimed at the June 28th meeting of Toronto's Executive Committee, are making clearer the costs of the City's ambitious transit network plan and they make grim reading when ... read more

Amenities Coming Together at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
June 24, 2016 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the finishing stages of construction at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Scale Model a Highlight at Backyard Condos Grand Opening

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Toronto, by Vandyk Group of Companies, Kohn
June 24, 2016 4:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last month's successful "friends & family" sales launch, Etobicoke's Backyard Neighbourhood Condos welcomes the general public with this weekend's grand opening event. Promising a ... read more

Midtown Toronto's J. Davis House Condos Now 75% Sold Out

J. Davis House, Toronto, by Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza
June 24, 2016 1:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the east side of Yonge Street in Midtown Toronto, Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House has reached a key sales milestone. With the 9-storey, 191-unit condominium now 75% sold out, the ... read more

Demolition Clearing King Portland Centre Site as Shoring Begins

King Portland Centre, ALLIED, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following April's announcement that Shopify would be its anchor tenant, the construction site of King Portland Centre has become a hive of activity. read more

An Enhanced Public Realm Is Emerging at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following crane removal in April, work to complete Plaza's Musée Condos has been making steady progress in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. With cladding now all but finished on ... read more