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Run This Town: Taking Toronto on Foot—and Fast

Catherine Bubulj and Stephen Walter, image by Jack Landau
June 16, 2016 1:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's streets have been in the news lately. From Council's recent vote to double the size of the City's cycling network to the #SitTO initiative, and the ongoing #VisionZero debate about ... read more

Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge Townhomes Taking Shape in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
June 16, 2016 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As glass condominium towers take over the skylines of Toronto and its surrounding suburbs, single-family housing stock is growing more scarce, putting pressure on developers to introduce more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fort York Boulevard

Garrison at The Yards, Onni, Throwback Thursday, Toronto
June 16, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Fort York Boulevard, just west of Bathurst Street in Toronto's Bathurst-Fort York neighbourhood. Back on February 27, 2006, it would have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
East-end residents debate downtown relief line at town hall; Gardiner Expressway to completely reopen four months ahead of schedule; How Council Likes Bike Lane Plans More than Bike ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lake View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
June 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Rodney Gaviola, features an interesting take on a popular view. Captured from Centre Island, this dusk view ... read more

30-Storey Rental Tower, Artscape Hub Coming to Weston Village

22 John Street, Toronto, by the City of Toronto, Rockport Group, Artscape
June 15, 2016 5:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Big changes are coming to a Weston Village parking lot north of Toronto's Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue intersection. The John Street site will soon be home to a 30-storey rental tower, a new ... read more

Exploring the Interiors of State and Madison's 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
June 15, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since late last year, UrbanToronto has followed State and Madison's 609 Avenue Road, a 19-storey condominium coming to Midtown Toronto. Located just north of the growing St. Clair West corridor, ... read more

Four-Storey Infill Development Proposed for 200 Keele Street

200 Keele Street, Romanov Romanov Architects, Toronto
June 15, 2016 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The neighbourhood north of Toronto's High Park is marked by a substantial number of high-rise rental towers, mostly built in the 1960s, while surrounding the apartments, the streets maintain a ... read more

45-Storey Lighthouse Tower Launches at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation,
June 15, 2016 12:13 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Toronto's Sugar Beach, the first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts is already well under construction on Queens Quay East. The 280,000 ft² office condo complex will be ... read more

Waterview Condominiums Now Topping Off in Grimsby

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
June 15, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's hot real estate market continues to foster new development, though rising prices within the city limits have become increasingly exclusionary, forcing many buyers to look beyond the 416 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brain-themed art project around the city aims to get you thinking; New project aims to seed cement cracks, make Toronto laneways into greenways; Redesigning Toronto's ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from City Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, City Hall observation deck
June 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent Doors Open Toronto festivities provided public access to a number of restricted spaces, including the long-shuttered City Hall observation deck. While the south-facing has proven to be ... read more

Mirvish Village: Updated Plan Praised, Criticized at Consultation

Mirvish Village, Toronto, by Westbank Corp., Henriquez Partners Architects
June 14, 2016 5:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 6:30 PM, the crowd at the Bickford Centre was spilling out into the courtyard. Inside, the presentations weren't due to start for another hour, and the place was already packed. The hallway ... read more

Big Boost for Kitchener-Waterloo & Brampton GO Transit Service

Wynne Kitchener Waterloo announcement
June 14, 2016 5:06 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Starting this fall, GO Transit commuters between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto will have more trains and buses to choose from, a promised agreement with CN should bring two way, all-day GO train ... read more

Fuse2 Condos Now Topped Off on Davenport Village Skyline

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
June 14, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity has recently attained another milestone at the Davenport Village site of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos. Following the topping off the Barrett ... read more

City Seeking Input on Future of Toronto's Ravines

City Seeking Input on Future of Toronto's Ravines
June 14, 2016 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's extensive network of ravines are an important element in our city's ecology, carving through all parts of the city and shaping the surrounding built form. In response to the growing ... read more

Colourful Cladding Appears at LJM's Appleby Gardens in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
June 14, 2016 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
More often than not, suburban development in the Greater Toronto Area comes in the form of subdivision housing, a model which is gradually being supplanted by projects with more urban inspiration. ... read more

875 Queen East Brings Mid-Rise Density to Leslieville

875 Queen Street East, Toronto, by Harhay Developments, OFFICEArchitecture
June 14, 2016 11:18 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past the Don Valley and the rail tracks beyond, Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood remains a mostly low-rise community. Eschewing much of the high-rise construction boom concentrated to its west, ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing at The Craftsman in Mississauga

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
June 14, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A full year since the project's June 2015 ground breaking ceremony, the massive 4.4 acre site of The Craftsman Condominium Residences by the VANDYK group of companies is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto needs to plan around pedestrians, not drivers; Readers explain why ridership is slowing at the TTC; How Bike Lanes Get Installed in Toronto; and more ... read more