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Scarborough: Guild Inn Restoration Takes Shape

Guild Inn Restoration, Toronto, by Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment
February 27, 2017 5:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In November of 2015, the ceremonial shovels hit the ground at Scarborough's Guild Inn, formally kicking off the restoration process of a building—and a long-time community hub—that dates back to ... read more

60-Storey Core Architects Design Launches Mississauga's M City

M City, Mississauga, by Rogers, Urban Capital, Core Architects
February 27, 2017 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of Confederation Parkway, the south side of Mississauga's Burnamthorpe Road is not yet an urban environment—or even a suburban one—remaining an ex-urban lot. Still vacant, the sprawling ... read more

Concert Properties' 88 Scott Reaches Its Final Height

88 Scott Street, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Concert Properties, Toronto
February 27, 2017 3:23 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A major milestone has been reached for Concert Properties' 88 Scott Street. Construction workers have now reached the final height of the condominium tower, structurally topping out at 204 metres ... read more

Podium Levels Growing Taller at Canderel's YC Condos

YC Condos, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
February 27, 2017 12:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new mixed-use residential condominium is taking shape just north of the Downtown Toronto intersection for which it is named. Canderel's YC Condos, half a block north of ... read more

Amenities Start to Open at Musée Condos as Occupancy Begins

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
February 27, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents have begun to replace construction crews at Plaza's Musée Condos, with occupancy now reaching the 6th floor of the 17-storey condominium development in Toronto's thriving King West ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Yonge St. pedestrian-friendly transformation in the works; George Smitherman is making a comeback; Here's how Toronto said farewell to Honest Ed's; High rent could make Toronto a 'generational ... read more

Photo of the Day: Parliament Data Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Parliament Street Data Centre
February 27, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to our Flickr Pool by edk7, today's Photo of the Day presents a detailed view of Bresler and Urbacon's Parliament Street Data Centre's colourful south facade. Completed in ... read more

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