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Shoring Kicks Off Construction of 35-Storey Tower at Pier 27

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
January 17, 2017 3:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queens Quay site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27 is now alive with activity, as construction begins for the ... read more

Interior Design Show Back at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

A snapshot from IDS 2013, image by Craig White
January 17, 2017 2:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Held from January 19-22, the annual Interior Design Show will bring hundreds of Canadian and international designers to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Returning to Toronto for its 19th year, ... read more

Cluster of Boutique Projects Planned for Wellington Street Block

488, 486, and 474 Wellington (l-r), image via Google Maps
January 17, 2017 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From Spadina to Portland, the stretch of Wellington Street between Clarence Square and Victoria Memorial Park does not rank among Downtown Toronto's more prominent streets. While a number of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo rent surges as housing prices soar; John Tory Enjoys Middle of the Road Approval Ratings; Toronto to get more red-light cameras as part of road safety plan; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: 200 Wellesley Street East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 200 Wellesley Street East, mural, STEPS Initiative
January 17, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood, featuring one of the high-density community's slab-style apartment towers. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Lori ... read more

Scarborough Subway: The Trojan Horse Alignment

Big Bend and Sheppard Subway meeting at STC
January 16, 2017 5:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In October 2016, a local ratepayers group named the Glen Andrew Community Association released a proposal outlining a new potential alignment for the Scarborough Subway extension. Rather than ... read more

457 Richmond West To Join Growing Urban Canyon

457 Richmond Street West, architectsAlliance, 457 Richmond Street West Limited
January 16, 2017 5:18 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the days leading up to year's end, a flurry of development applications hit the City, especially in Ward 20. Many of those applications saw their way to Wellington Street, just west of Spadina, ... read more

Commercial Phase Taking Shape at Vandyk's Backyard Condos

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, VANDYK Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
January 16, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a late-2016 ground breaking ceremony, VANDYK Group of Companies' redevelopment of Etobicoke's Stonegate Plaza is well underway. The first phase of the Backyard Neighbourhood ... read more

Winter Stations 2017 Brings Interactive Spaces to the Waterfront

BuoyBuoyBuoy at Winter Stations, Toronto
January 16, 2017 4:14 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
For its third consecutive year, the Winter Stations Design Competition brings together Canadian and international architects, designers, and artists to transform the cold, icy landscapes ... read more

135 Fenelon: Tower-in-the-Park Infill Planned at DVP and 401

135 Fenelon, Toronto, by Beaux Properties, Kirkor Architects
January 16, 2017 3:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding to a recent wave of infill projects to intensify some of Toronto's mid-century apartment communities, North York's Fenelon Drive is one of the latest sites to face potential densification. ... read more

Heritage and Infill Work Tabled for Mimico's Blue Goose Tavern

The Mimico, 1 Blue Goose, Allegra Homes, Thomas Payne Architect, Toronto
January 16, 2017 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the flood of development applications submitted to the City of Toronto in the final days of 2016, a proposal from Allegra Homes and 1 Blue Goose Developments Inc. is seeking to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's Fashion District changes, small businesses are feeling the heat; TTC plans 35 subway closures this year; These acid-white LEDs serve as a lesson for Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Winter Weather

Photo of the Day, Toronto, winter, Jarvis, Adelaide, St. James Park
January 16, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week brought Toronto's its first major snowfall of 2017, creating some photogenic wintery conditions for photographers. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the 88 Scott Street Forum ... read more

Growth To Watch For in 2017: Entertainment District

The Bond, Core Architects, Lifetime Developments, Toronto
January 13, 2017 6:28 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Toronto's urban landscape has continued to evolve over the past year. Last month, we polled you on what your favourite buildings of their class were in 2016. Now, as the wave of development ... read more

The Winthorpe Modern Adds Custom Homes to The Beaches

The Winthorpe Modern, Kingston Beach Inc., George Popper Architect
January 13, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just off Kingston Road in Toronto's Beaches area, a new boutique townhome condominium development from builder Kingston Beach Inc. is offering a limited selection of 8 units on the quiet ... read more

Fieldgate and Hullmark's 6-Storey 'Heartwood the Beach' Evolves

Heartwood the Beach, Toronto, by Fieldgate Homes, Hullmark, Quadrangle
January 13, 2017 2:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a city dominated by high-rise construction, discretely scaled developments like the 6-storey Heartwood the Beach remain relatively scarce. Throughout Toronto, however, evolving planning ... read more

Demolition Activity Clearing Site of 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison Homes, Toronto
January 13, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first traces of site activity are now in evidence at the site of State Building Group and Madison Homes' 609 Avenue Road where Toronto's Deer Park neighbourhood meets ... read more

Structural Forming Progressing at ZIGG Condos on St. Clair

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
January 13, 2017 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos for over a year now, with regular updates on the project providing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Foreign Homebuyer Tax is Just One Option for Tackling Toronto’s Rising Home Prices; Yonge-Sheppard station entrance remains closed more than two years later as delays ... read more

Photo of the Day: Drone View From Palmerston–Little Italy

Photo of the Day, Toronto, drone, Palmerston–Little Italy
January 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Drone views of Toronto have grown increasingly common in our Forum threads and Flickr Pool, including the aerial view from the Palmerston–Little Italy neighbourhood featured in today's Photo ... read more