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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 18, 2018

January 18, 2018 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory backs costly Park Lawn GO station; Make Toronto Islands an officially designated bird sanctuary, group asks; Doug Ford to ignore city clerk’s warning about ... read more

Photo of the Day: West Don Lands

Photo of the Day, Toronto, West Don Lands, Canary District, River City
January 18, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Toronto's West Don Lands area, submitted by Forum contributor Razz. This view faces northeast across the newly-built community, highlighting the ... read more

Metrolinx Unveils Public Art for Six Crosstown LRT Stations

Metrolinx Public Art for Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto
January 17, 2018 5:10 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
On Tuesday, Metrolinx held a “pop-up art gallery” at the Ontario Science Centre revealing new artworks to be integrated into six of Toronto's Crosstown LRT stations. Renderings of the art were on ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Aspen Ridge's West Condos

West Condos, Aspen Ridge Homes, Core Architects, Niagara Street, Toronto
January 17, 2018 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A plan to redevelop an 1887-built heritage factory building in Toronto's King and Bathurst area has been evolving since its initial proposal back in 2012, new buildings to rise south of the ... read more

$5M Ontario Funding for Charging Stations at Workplaces

January 17, 2018 3:53 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Prior to today's cabinet shuffle, the Ontario Government announced up to $5 million of provincial funding for new electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces throughout the province. Minister ... read more

Excavation Prepping Etobicoke Site of Vita on the Lake

Vita on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
January 17, 2018 12:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in at the site of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's Vita on the Lake and Vita Two On The Lake back in November, when shoring work had ... read more

3D Overview Highlights Design Details at Mississauga Square

Mississauga Square, Plaza, Turner Fleischer Architects, Bryon Patton
January 17, 2018 12:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The build-out of Mississauga's Hurontario Street is primed to continue, as the majority of units have been sold at Plaza's Mississauga Square and construction for the ... read more

Freehold Apartments Proposed Near Oakwood Crosstown Station

601 Oakwood, Katalyst, Sol-Arch, Toronto
January 17, 2018 11:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 2021 opening of Toronto's Crosstown LRT line drawing closer, owners of properties close to the stations are seeking to intensify them. Just south of Eglinton Avenue and the future Oakwood ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fight brewing over bike lane location in north Yonge remake; With Toronto’s low vacancy rate, we need more rental housing built now; Tory calls for council to consider ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunset, Monde, Daniels Waterfront
January 17, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of Toronto captured from a condominium unit high above the Distillery District. Submitted to the Monde Forum thread by contributor Razz, this view ... read more

Rezoning Sought for 38-Storey Tower at 300 Bloor West

300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, KPMB, ERA Architects, Northrop, Collecdev
January 16, 2018 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last year, the start of community consultation put the wheels in motion for a redevelopment of the Bloor Street United Church site at 300 Bloor Street West. The proposal—a partnership ... read more

Phase 2 of 'The Lexington' Proposed for 840 Queens Plate Drive

840 Queens Plate Drive designed by Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
January 16, 2018 2:40 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A rezoning application was received by the City of Toronto in December, 2017, for Phase 2 of the Lexington Condos at 840 Queens Plate Drive. The proposal in northern Etobicoke outlines plans for a ... read more

A Look at Innisfil’s Uber Transit Pilot

Origin & Destination Cost Table
January 16, 2018 12:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In May 2017 the Town of Innisfil, located in Simcoe County, north of Toronto, launched a transit pilot project that was the first of its kind in Canada. In a response to the creeping suburban ... read more

Proposal for The Queensway Continues Etobicoke Densification

1045-1049 The Queensway. Image by Graziani + Corazza Architects.
January 16, 2018 11:27 am | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Marlin Spring, a 12-storey primarily residential building at 1045-1049 The Queensway could densify this avenue in the south end of Etobicoke. The ... read more

Revised Site Plan Submitted for Lifetime's Panda Condos

Panda Condominiums, Toronto, Lifetime, Turner Fleischer, Cecconi Simone
January 16, 2018 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With zoning in place and marketing underway for Lifetime Developments' Panda Condominiums, technical details continue to be worked out between the City of Toronto and the developer. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Peak millennial,' condo nation, and other Toronto real estate trends to watch in 2018; Toronto councillor wants staff to report on using cryptocurrency for tax, ticket ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's Façade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Honest Ed's, Mirvish Village, Westbank, Bathurst
January 16, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the iconic Honest Ed's building at the southwest corner of Toronto's Bathurst and Bloor intersection. Submitted to our Forum by contributor BB ON, ... read more

Toronto Green Standard: The Force Underlying TransformTO

Toronto, Toronto Green Standard, Tier 1
January 15, 2018 5:10 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Over the past decade, Toronto has set the bar in its approach to environmentally oriented development standards in North America. With a concerted view towards addressing the city’s main ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Topped Out Totem Condos

Totem Condos, Worsley Urban Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
January 15, 2018 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few weeks after topping out at a height of 64 metres, Totem Condos by Worsley Urban Partners marked another major construction milestone over the weekend. With forming ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Students Tackle Student Housing Crisis

CEx18 DWELL at Ryerson's Architecture Building, image via Ryerson DAS
January 15, 2018 2:12 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) is hosting this years edition of its annual collaborative exercise, CEx18 DWELL, focused on increasing the housing capacity for students in ... read more