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Photo of the Day: Trump Tower & Scotia Plaza

March 13, 2017 1:00 am | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day highlights two skyscrapers in the financial district, the Trump Tower and Scotia Plaza. The 57-storey Trump Tower, completed in 2012, was designed by Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Growth To Watch for 2017: Bloor-Yorkville and Rosedale

771 Yonge, Wallman Architects, Menkes Developments, Toronto
March 10, 2017 6:23 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
After fourteen instalments of the Growth To Watch For series so far this year, we are finally getting back to Downtown Toronto, as the tour from Eglinton brings us down Yonge Street into ... read more

Cladding Test Panels Visible at Richmond Adelaide Centre

Richmond Adelaide Centre, WZMH Architects, Oxford Properties, Toronto
March 10, 2017 5:06 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over two weeks ago, we reported to you that an application has been brought forward to the City by Oxford Properties to reclad two of their buildings at the Richmond Adelaide Centre in ... read more

Chicago's Studio Gang to Design Yonge & St. Clair Rental Tower

March 10, 2017 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of St. Clair, a new rental apartment tower is being proposed on the corner of Yonge Street and Delisle Avenue in Midtown Toronto. Designed by Chicago-based Studio Gang for Slate Asset ... read more

Pair of Office Redevelopments Proposed on Richmond West

860-862 Richmond Street West, TAS, Suulin Architects, Toronto
March 10, 2017 12:57 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Sometimes overlooked for the fervour of West Queen West, the area south of Trinity Bellwoods Park is notable for its eclectic mix of uses accumulated over its 150-year history. Given its unique ... read more

U of T Lecture: Adapting Cities and Buildings to Climate Change

Catherine Dubois, image courtesy of Université Laval
March 10, 2017 12:51 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced another entry in this year's B.E.S.T lecture series, featuring Catherine Dubois. Held at ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Ottawa's 23-Storey Arthaus

Arthaus Residences, Ottawa, DevMcGill, Régis Côté, KPMB, Barry Padolsky
March 10, 2017 11:36 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By Toronto standards, the 23-storey height of DevMcgill's Arthaus probably wouldn't register much excitement. Not that height is generally the primary determinant of a project's quality and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 10:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto has outgrown provincial oversight: Opinion; Ontario reconsidering a foreign buyers' tax to cool housing market; Pushing Back on Skyrocketing Housing Prices; and more news: Toronto has ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gooderham at Dusk

A long exposure of the Gooderham Building, image by Flickr user Walter Sim
March 10, 2017 1:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a long exposure shot of the Gooderham Building. Submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Walter Sim, this shot captures the photogenic historic landmark, ... read more

Fare Integration: Comparing the Options for Better Transit Fares

Beijing's fare payment machine, using a map-based user interface
March 9, 2017 6:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In parts 1 through 4 of this series on fare integration for transit riders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), we first presented the options, and then analyzed the modified status ... read more

Development Temporarily Turns Dundas Street into a Causeway

Grid Condos, Dundas Square Gardens, CentreCourt, Gupta Group, Toronto
March 9, 2017 5:40 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Rare side-by-side excavations at the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis Streets in Downtown Toronto have created what some people might consider a rather precarious situation, where the road has ... read more

'Mountainous' 227 Gerrard East Met With Backlash By Residents

227 Gerrard St East, Architecture Unfolded, Rosewater Capital Group, Toronto
March 9, 2017 4:53 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
"It's too tall." "It's mountainous." "No more than four storeys." These were just some of the comments made during the March 8th community consultation for Rosewater Capital's proposed ... read more

Brick Cladding Shapes Daniels Waterfront Office Complex

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by, Daniels Corp
March 9, 2017 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's nascent East Bayfront neighbourhood, the volume of construction is such that it's hard to distinguish one concrete skeleton from another. Travelling east along Queen's Quay from ... read more

Growth to Watch For: UrbanToronto's Round-up of the East End

March 9, 2017 12:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since the turn of the year, the 2017 vintage of our annual Growth to Watch For series has surveyed new and ongoing developments throughout Toronto. So far, the 14 entries in this year's series ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 10:07 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto cyclists endure a dramatic rise in dooring incidents; Protest planned at John Fisher Public School to oppose condo development; What Toronto Can Learn About Childcare from Japan; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: CN Tower from Harbourfront

The CN Tower viewed from Harbourfront, image by Flickr user Hồng Tiến
March 9, 2017 1:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a vibrant long exposure view of the CN Tower. Submitted to the Urban Toronto Flickr Pool by Hồng Tiến, this shot was captured from Harbourfront, with the ... read more

Yonge Sheppard Centre Rebuild Ongoing, Rental Tower Rejigged

Yonge Sheppard Centre, Quadrangle Architects, RioCan, Kingsett Capital, Toronto
March 8, 2017 5:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the past couple of months, much has changed on the northeast corner of Yonge and Sheppard in Toronto's North York City Centre area where ongoing construction activity is reshaping ... read more

Nobu Hotel & Restaurant Brand to Anchor Mercer Street Towers

Nobu Residences, Toronto, by Madison Group, Teeple Architects
March 8, 2017 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding a layer of gloss to what was already one of Toronto most-talked about developments, the global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality has been announced as the operator of the 15-35 Mercer Street ... read more

Sam The Record Man Sign Coming to Yonge-Dundas Square

Rendering of the Sam The Record Man signage atop 277 Victoria, image courtesy of
March 8, 2017 2:17 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Three years after the announcement of a new Yonge-Dundas Square home for the iconic sign, Ryerson University has revealed the Sam The Record Man sign will be back on display later this year, ... read more