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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Talk of ‘climate of change’ at Toronto Police Services with new chief, budget strategy in store; TTC rules under scrutiny after subway chaos strands train for 56 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and Dundas
November 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bright lights of Yonge and Dundas contribute to one of the most vibrant and urban feeling intersections in the entire country. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Sales Centre Comes Down at the Site of Freed's Sixty Colborne

Sixty Colborne, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Freed Developments
November 12, 2014 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently covered the ground breaking ceremony for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development by Freed ... read more

Mississauga Transitway Set To Open Monday, November 17

Mississauga Transitway, Bus, BRT, transit station, transit, central parkway
November 12, 2014 12:45 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is set to open to buses on Monday, November 17th. In advance of that, an open house is set for this Saturday, November 15th between 10 AM and 3 PM, with free tours ... read more

CBRE Releases 2014 Q3 Toronto Office Market Figures

CBRE Q3 Toronto Office Market
November 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their Q3 office market figures for Toronto and the GTA, and the numbers are showing continued strength in our city's office market, recent talk of a slowdown notwithstanding. A ... read more

Vibrant Cladding Impresses at the Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
November 12, 2014 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we visited the site of Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre just north of the Distillery District, and in that short time, cladding ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will T.O. businesses survive Eglinton LRT construction?; Mississauga to open four of 12 Transitway stations next Monday; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell will receive rich compensation ... read more

Photo of the Day: Freedom Arches

Photo of the Day, Freedom Arches, Nathan Phillips Square
November 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Freedom Arches over the reflecting pond at Nathan Phillips Square were an original feature in Viljo Revell's architectural landmark, but it was only in 1989 that they were officially given ... read more

TTC Union Echoes Calls for Increased Transit Investment

McNicoll Bus Garage, TTC, Toronto Transit Commission, Transit
November 11, 2014 5:14 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After a 10-month election campaign of transit promises—from "Subways, Subways, Subways" to SmartTrack to express buses and LRT—you might be forgiven for thinking transit talk had become a populist ... read more

Video Tour Reveals the Ins and Outs of Royalpark's The Bean

The Bean Condominiums, Romanov Romanov Architects, Royalpark Homes
November 11, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tunnelling for the west leg of the Crosstown LRT is nearly complete, priming many of the properties along Eglinton and the intersecting station streets for intensification. One of the strips soon ... read more

U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture Featured in Podcast Series

University of Toronto, Liat Margolis, architecture, sustainability
November 11, 2014 3:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture's experts are featured in a new 4 part podcast series prepared by U of T News in advance of the just past municipal election. The ... read more

Updated Grange Park Plans to Enhance the Space for Torontonians

November 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
Recent revisions to Grange Park’s proposed revitalization by Vancouver-based Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (PFS) have been released by the Grange Park Advisory ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Introduces the University Collection

Dundas Square Gardens, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Easton's Group
November 11, 2014 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Easton's Group's Dundas Square Gardens is a Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium development that will consist of two volumes, the 47-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Memo to Tory— find a transit quick win; Toronto transit union pledges to make TTC funding a key issue for 2015 federal election; Rats displaced by Union construction; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson's New Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Ryerson Student Learning Centre
November 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's newest landmark, the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, has garnered plenty of attention throughout its construction at Yonge and Gould Streets. The new Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Cladding Installation Nearing Completion at Lifetime's Yorkville Condos

The Yorkville Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2014 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of Lifetime Developments' The Yorkville Condominiums, a 31-storey, Wallman Architects-designed ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Discusses Main Street Retail

Looking north up Market Street from The Esplanade, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 10, 2014 3:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has taken an active role in educating Torontonians about the planning process since becoming the City's Chief Planner in 2012. One of the primary ways she has done this is by ... read more

Work Continues on Nathan Phillips Square's Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Perkins+Will Canada, Plant Architect Inc.
November 10, 2014 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is the site of some of Toronto's heavier foot traffic, and the pedestrian infrastructure of our premier public square was crumbling after years of heavy foot traffic, ... read more

A Heritage Base and Modern Peak Mark MOD's Five Condos

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 10, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on FIVE Condos a month ago when the 48-storey condominium tower by MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments had recently topped off at St. Joseph and Yonge ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto launches waterfront redesign, calls for ideas; TTC workers union unveils plan to fix troubled transit system; Tory aims to tackle traffic. It won’t be easy; and ... read more