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Bilateral Funding Propels Downsview Park's Aerospace Campus

Centennial College: Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, Toronto
November 22, 2016 12:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Reinventing a hub of mid-century aerospace innovation, Downsview Park's new Aerospace Campus will see Toronto's former de Havilland aircraft plant adapted to become part of a new educational ... read more

9-Storey Midrise Evolves at Danforth and Greenwood Avenue

The Greenwood, Kirkor Architects, Toronto, Sierra Building Group, Fortress RDI
November 22, 2016 11:42 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The distinct character of Danforth Avenue may be best known for its predominantly low-rise built form of 2 and 3-storey buildings. While the west end of Danforth is the popular and densely built ... read more

UofT: Daniels Faculty Announces 2016 B.E.S.T Lecture

By Aaron Einstein (Aaron Lloyd) - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/
November 22, 2016 10:19 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced this year's B.E.S.T lecture, featuring speaker David Fortin. Held at the Faculty Club on November ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
14 years ago the subway line to nowhere opened; Scarborough real estate agent campaigns for de-amalgamation; Please Council, Don’t Make the Same Revenue Tools Mistakes You ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Plaza Residences

Photo of the Day, Harbour Plaza Residences, Toronto
November 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows the impressive skyline impact of the new Harbour Plaza Residences condominium towers in Toronto's South Core area. Submitted to the project's Forum thread ... read more

SkyriseCities Launches Local Edmonton Site

Edmonton skyline, Alberta, Canada
November 21, 2016 5:07 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
We’ve got more news! Just over a year ago we introduced our sister site SkyriseCities, last month we launched SkyriseCalgary, and now we’re pleased to share SkyriseEdmonton, the newest local site ... read more

Madison's Real Towns Coming to Vaughan's Lebovic Campus Drive

Real Towns, Vaughan, by Madison Homes, Flangan Beresford Patterson Arhictects
November 21, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of Lebovic Campus Drive and Ilan Ramon Boulevard, a new residential community is quickly taking shape in Vaughan. Rows of detached homes already fill out the landscape to ... read more

Finishing Details Coming Together for Berczy Park

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
November 21, 2016 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since closing for a rebuild late last year, Toronto's Berczy Park has been transformed through a major design overhaul led by acclaimed landscape architects Claude Cormier + ... read more

Stafford's Boutique Avenue & Park Launches on Avenue Road

Avenue & Park, Toronto, by Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI
November 21, 2016 3:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Lawrence, Stafford Homes' Avenue & Park launched last week with a Friends & Family event celebrating the upcoming condominium. Contributing 36 units to the upmarket stretch, ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Street Condos Rising into South Core Skyline

Ten York Street, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 21, 2016 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Four months since our last look at Tridel's Ten York Street Condos, the 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium development has begun to impact skyline views as it rises ... read more

Below Grade Structures Taking Shape at King Blue Condos

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
November 21, 2016 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity at the Entertainment District site of Greenland Group's King Blue reached a major milestone back in April, when the first cuts were made into the Canadian ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes eyed as loading zones for those aiding the disabled; Torontonians support Rail Deck Park; Construction ends, streetcars resume on St. Clair; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: New Additions

Photo of the Day, Harbour Plaza, Ten York, 88 Scott, Toronto
November 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a handful of new condominium towers rising into the Toronto skyline. Submitted to the Ten York Street Forum thread by contributor skycandy, this view from a Regent ... read more

#CityResolve—Along the Lake, Up the Humber—ULI Bikes with Jennifer Keesmaat

ULI Bike Ride, At the Oculus on the Humber Trail, image by Craig White
November 18, 2016 6:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been a beautiful Fall in Toronto. This season, which like Spring often feels like an all-too-brief transition between the real seasons of cold and heat, has actually given us a serious dose ... read more

Tracking the Continued Progress of Union Station's Revitalization

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
November 18, 2016 5:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the better part of the last decade, the revitalization of Union Station has served to improve the efficiency, aesthetics, and overall experience of Toronto's central rail hub. While the ... read more

Garbage Privatization: Inside Toronto's Two-Tier System

Toronto refuse, image by UT Flickr contributor Bryan Bonnici
November 18, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Ford administration's privatization of residential garbage pick-up east of Yonge in 2011, the City of Toronto's waste management has remained in a somewhat awkward state of ... read more

Trio of High-Rises Changing Face of Jarvis and Dundas

New Student Residence, Toronto, by Ryerson, MPI Group, IBI Group
November 18, 2016 2:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For decades, the corner of Dundas and Jarvis remained one of Downtown Toronto's less prominent major intersections. Seemingly at the edge of the city while simultaneously at its heart, the corner ... read more

Tridel's Alter Rises Above Grade on Church Street

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto
November 18, 2016 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is picking up speed at the site of Tridel's Alter, an architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower that will soon stand 33 storeys over Church Street, just north of Gerrard Street, ... read more

Infill Coming to Tower-in-the-Park Site at 555 The West Mall

555 The West Mall, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
November 18, 2016 12:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Furthering a growing trend of intensifying underutilized space in Toronto's outmoded Tower-in-the-Park communities, a new proposal is seeking to add a 24-storey purpose built rental tower ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Renting in Toronto's downtown core an increasingly competitive process; Quarter of TTC surface routes regularly exceed crowding standards; TTC set to increase fares for ... read more