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88 Queen: Revised Concept Tabled for Landmark Development

88 Queen Street, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
July 25, 2017 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just four blocks east of Yonge, the massive full-block parking lot that stretches all the way from Queen to Shuter is gradually making way for redevelopment. With the north end of the Downtown ... read more

10 Storey Infill Proposed to Wrap Around 100 Wellesley East

100 Wellesley Street East, CAPREIT, Core Architects, Toronto
July 25, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Intensification proposals for Tower-in-the-Park apartment sites is the latest development trend in Toronto, as property owners seek to infill under-utilized greenspaces with new density. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 9:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Organization turning vacant Toronto properties into mobile urban farms; Seeking wider recognition, Metrolinx spending $250,000 to design a new brand; For safer streets, getting an Ontario driver's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rush Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, King, Spadina
July 25, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day captures the start of the afternoon rush hour in Downtown Toronto, captured from an upper level at the Bisha Hotel and Residences. Submitted by Marcus Mitanis, this ... read more

Excavation Underway for Timber-Frame Office in Liberty Village

80 Atlantic Ave., Hullmark, Quadrangle Architects
July 24, 2017 4:42 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Construction is well underway for 80 Atlantic Avenue in Liberty Village. The 5-storey office building is being developed by Hullmark, the same company behind the revitalization of the ... read more

Condo Market Shows Resiliency as Overall Home Sales Decline

TREB market report, Q2 2017
July 24, 2017 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2017 has been a turbulent year for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market, with the Ontario government's Fair Housing Plan ushering in a frenzied wave of transactions, now being ... read more

Final Suites Remain at Stafford Developments' Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
July 24, 2017 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Set to reach a modest height of seven storeys, the Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed Avenue & Park will introduce 36 luxury units to Toronto's Avenue Road, just north of Lawrence. On the back ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
July 24, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been demolished, and as traffic lines up to exit at Spadina or Jarvis, quick work is being made of the new replacement ramp that ... read more

Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
July 24, 2017 12:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Years of construction have brought great change to the way commuters and travellers have moved through Toronto's Union Station, with trips through and around the station still being rerouted ... read more

Shoring Begins for Tridel's Form Condos on McCaul Street

Form Condos, Tridel, architectsAlliance, U31, Toronto
July 24, 2017 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and east of the recently-reopened Grange Park, work is heating up at the site of Tridel's Form Condos, a ... read more

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

July 24, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx drops appeal of Bombardier court decision; CN Tower bucks trend with new mascot; Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Island Airport Ferry Window Seat

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Billy Bishop, Island Airport, Ferry
July 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day offers a view from the Billy Bishop Airport ferry, which remains a popular alternative to the recently-opened fixed-link tunnel that now connects the airport and mainland. ... read more

Race For The Sky: The Quest For Toronto's First Supertall Tower

supertall, towers, Toronto, density, height
July 21, 2017 5:49 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is certainly no stranger to height. Home to the iconic CN Tower, we proudly laid claim to the tallest freestanding structure in the world for 32 years from 1975 to 2007. Rising ... read more

Excavation Continues For Church Street's Neighbouring Condos

Axis Condos, Stanley Condos, Tribute, CentreCourt, P+S/IBI, Core, Toronto
July 21, 2017 5:24 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Immediately east of Toronto's iconic Maple Leaf Gardens, construction is well underway at Axis and at Stanley Condominiums on Church Street, between Wood and Carlton. Both condos are ... read more

Updated Volume Gives New Life to Toronto's Architecture Guide

Toronto Architecture: A City Guide. Book jacket, image courtesy of Penguin Rando
July 21, 2017 5:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Every once in a while, I find myself confronted by the complexity of understanding 21st century Toronto. After settling into my own ideas of what this place is, a conversation with fellow ... read more

Wider Dufferin Overpass Opens, Ready for Rail Path & GO RER

The newly widened Dufferin overpass north of Queen, Metrolinx, Toronto
July 21, 2017 4:49 pm | by Craig White | Comments
EllisDon has completed the construction of a widened overpass across Dufferin Street just north of Queen in Toronto's West End. The immediate result of completion of the $8.4 million contract is ... read more

Uno Prii Tower-in-the-Park Infill Proposal on Spadina Evolves

666 Spadina, Toronto, by Cromwell Property Management, Page + Steele
July 21, 2017 11:48 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
A tower-in-the-park infill project at 666 Spadina Avenue has evolved in the recent months following concerns from the City of Toronto's Heritage Preservation Services. The tower was designed by ... read more

Shifting Black and White Exterior Taking Shape at River City 3

River City 3, RC3, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
July 21, 2017 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Saucier + Perrotte Architects are building upon their track record in Toronto's West Don Lands, as construction of Urban Capital Property Group's River City Condos Phase 3 adds ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Network of Toronto laneways could help bridge gaps in cycling infrastructure, advocates say; Eight amazing sketches by the urban artists secretly drawing people on the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Between the Towers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Distillery District, architectsAlliance
July 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a Porter Airlines plane en route to Billy Bishop Airport, viewed from between two condo towers in Toronto's Distillery District. Submitted to our Flickr ... read more