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TREB Posts November 2016 Toronto Real Estate Market Stats

TREB Releases Monthly Resale Housing and Commercial Market Stats
December 7, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New figures released by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) for November show continued strength in Toronto's resale housing market, accompanied by a dip in the commercial market compared with ... read more

32-Storey Mutual Street Tower Hits Market as Ivy Condos

Ivy Condos, Toronto, Sher Corporation, Dream, RAW Design
December 7, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Evolved from a late-2015 proposal to replace a row of Mutual Street homes with a high-rise tower, marketing has kicked off for the 32-storey project by The Sher ... read more

Explainer: Introduction to Shoring

The Massey Tower excavation image by Jack Landau
December 7, 2016 11:38 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, guest contributor and geotechnical engineer, Michael Diez de Aux, will be taking over our 'Explainer'. This is the first part of a series that will look at shoring, or the supporting of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What You Need to Know about Toronto’s Budget; Toronto construction company Aecon under fire in Bermuda; Replacement cost insurance no carte blanche for new building, court ... read more

Photo of the Day: Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

Photo of the Day, Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Toronto
December 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents an aerial view of an important Toronto landmark. Submitted to the "Post your pictures of Toronto" Forum thread by contributor steveve, this view of the Royal ... read more

7 St. Thomas: Hariri Pontarini Design Delivers Unique Presence

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, by St. Thomas Commercial Developments, Hariri Pontarini
December 6, 2016 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I haven't noticed it." That's the response Patrick J. Quigley typically gets when discussing the development at Toronto's 7 St. Thomas. "Are you sure it's at Bay and Bloor?" is a typical ... read more

Revised Design Unveiled for Menkes' 771 Yonge Tower

771 Yonge Street, Menkes Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 6, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being submitted to the City of Toronto in February 2016, plans for Menkes Developments' redevelopment of 771 Yonge Street have evolved, with a new version that responds to ... read more

Devron's The Vanguard Offering a Range of Amenities

The Vanguard, Devron Developments, Kirkor Architects, Thornhill
December 6, 2016 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As sales press on for Devron Developments' The Vanguard, new details have emerged about the Kirkor Architects-designed 25-storey condominium development coming to Yonge Street ... read more

Weekend GO Train Service Expanding on the Barrie Line

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Spadina subway, Crosstown LRT
December 6, 2016 1:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Regular commuters on GO Transit's Barrie line can take advantage of weekend train service, starting New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31. During an event Monday morning at Barrie South GO ... read more

9-Storey Rental Development Proposed at Keele and Gulliver

2110 Keele, Toronto, by Bombay Court Ltd.
December 6, 2016 11:42 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
The North York intersection of Keele Street and Gulliver Road could soon be intensified, as the City of Toronto has received a submission to allow a 9-storey rental building at 2110 Keele Street. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tories urge Wynne to reject tolls on Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway; Metrolinx ‘not satisfied’ as Presto system hit with more technical glitches; East York ... read more

Photo of the Day: Packed House at BMO Field

Photo of the Day, BMO Field, Toronto FC
December 6, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2014-2016 renovation and expansion of Toronto's BMO Field has greatly improved the sporting facility's capacity and ambiance. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to our BMO Field thread by ... read more

Soft Opening Reveals New Hardscapes at Berczy Park

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
December 5, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being fenced off last year, crews have been hard at work rebuilding Toronto's Berczy Park, transforming the aging park into a whimsical public space reimagined by landscape ... read more

The Wyatt Joins Regent Park Revitalization's Third Phase

The Wyatt, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, KPMB Architects
December 5, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing the third phase of Toronto's Regent Park Revitalization, the 27-storey KPMB-designed The Wyatt is adding more residential density to Block 26 of the reinvented mixed-income ... read more

Model Suite Shows Off Interiors for Tridel's Selene at Metrogate

Selene at Metrogate, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
December 5, 2016 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Northeast of Kennedy Road and Highway 401, Tridel's Metrogate community has transformed an expansive tract of land with new condominium and townhome units. With five condo towers ... read more

Alexandra Park: Distinct Cladding Shapes Teeple's SQ Condos

SQ Condos, by Teeple Architects, For Tridel, Toronto
December 5, 2016 12:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
As the most prominent part of the first phase of Alexandra Park's extensive revitalization, Tridel's SQ Condos is now structurally complete just northwest of Queen and Spadina. Designed by ... read more

Final Levels Taking Shape at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 5, 2016 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Where Toronto's Financial District and St. Lawrence neighbourhoods meet, structural forming is soon to top out at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, as the final levels are being ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 5, 2016

December 5, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents concerned development will negatively impact heritage of Sunshine Valley; How John Tory went from calling tolls ‘highway robbery’ to crusading for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Above St. James Town

Photo of the Day, St. James Town, Toronto skyline
December 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Drone photography has become a common element in our Forum threads, aided by the increasing affordability of these remote-operated aerial vehicles. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum ... read more

UrbanToronto Year-End Readers' Poll: Vote On The Best Buildings Completed in 2016!

Candidates in the "TALL" category for Best Building of 2016
December 2, 2016 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After another productive year of city building, dozens of notable new additions have been completed in the Greater Toronto Area in 2016. Ranging from low-density boutique condominium developments ... read more