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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposal could increase councillors at Toronto City Hall to 58; Toronto hailed as world’s most livable city by NYC magazine; TTC's eighth Bombardier Flexity ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Zone

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, urban
August 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As much of the architecture in Toronto was designed and constructed in the modern era, large expanses of reflective glazing are a common feature in many of our major structures. In today's Photo ... read more

Previewing the Amenites at Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
August 11, 2015 6:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza development on St. Clair Avenue West, plans are in motion for a new 26-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed ... read more

Construction Proceeding on St. Michael's Hospital Addition

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower & Emergency Department, Diamond Scmitt
August 11, 2015 3:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since early 2015, when the contract to construct the new 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital was awarded to Bondfield Construction, there has been significant activity on the site, with ... read more

Oben Flats Leslieville Taking Shape on Queen Street East

Oben Flats Leslieville, superkül, Toronto
August 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Trendy shops, a dining scene known for elaborate brunches, and a tight-knit community vibe are some of the many reasons why Leslieville is such an attractive locale for people looking for a fun ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha, Lifetime Developments, Ink Entertainment, Wallman Architects, Toronto
August 11, 2015 11:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last provided an update on the construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences. At the time of our ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rising popularity of ‘skybridges’ in Toronto; Report urges Queen’s Park to create more community hubs; Will early-bird TTC subway service on Sundays continue after the Games?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sugar Beach and the Redpath Refinery

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sugar Beach, Redpath Refinery
August 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The juxtaposition of recreational and industrial uses is part of what makes Sugar Beach such an interesting space on Toronto's waterfront. The most traditional view of these clashing styles is ... read more

Angled Podium Glazing Increases Visual Interest at Theatre Park

Theatre Park condos, architectsAlliance, Lamb, Harhay, Niche, Toronto
August 10, 2015 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been many months since the first residents moved into the Theatre Park condominium by Lamb Development Corp, Niche Development, and Harhay Developments in ... read more

Hotel X Construction Progresses at Exhibition Place

Toronto, Hotel X, Exhibition Place
August 10, 2015 2:28 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Hotel X is a 27-storey tower and podium complex currently under construction at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Originally dubbed Hotel in the Garden, the project was redesigned and ... read more

Transformer Station Construction Continues on Bremner Blvd

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Starion, Hydro Toronto, IBI Group Architects
August 10, 2015 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown core continues to experience a surge of growth and new demand, so too does the city's  power grid. Facilitated by an ongoing construction boom, new residential and ... read more

Ghods' 5959 Yonge Condos Offering Four Floors of Amenities

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
August 10, 2015 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ghods Builders' 5959 Yonge Street Condos is setting itself apart from other Toronto developments, offering a vast array of amenities, including some innovative spaces that you won't ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s ravine system offers the perfect escape from urban life; Salivate over these Taste of the Danforth photos; Will this circle be unbroken? Rising house prices, sinking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lightning Across the City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, lightning
August 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some heavy summer storms got in the way of many of the outdoor activities planned for last week's Civic Holiday long weekend. While torrential downpours kept most people indoors, photographers ... read more

Toronto Raptors Training Centre Taking Shape at Exhibition Place

Toronto, Raptors, Training Facility, MLSE, Exhibition Place
August 7, 2015 3:42 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Last summer City Council approved the plans for a new $30 million practice facility for the Toronto Raptors to be located at Exhibition Place adjacent to Medieval Times. The building, designed by ... read more

Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Reaches Grade in Roncesvalles

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments
August 7, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction work at the Roncesvalles site of 383 Sorauren Avenue has reached a milestone, with work now under way on the ground floor of the 10-storey, architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

New Oakville Hospital Reaches Substantial Completion

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Parkin Architects, Adamson Associates
August 7, 2015 11:32 am | by Brianne Benness | Comments
The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital reached substantial completion on July 31st, just one day after the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness topped off in Brampton. ... read more

Sponsored Post: What Toronto’s Median Sale Price Buys You in 5 Other Ontario Cities

What Toronto’s Median Sale Price Buys You in 5 Other Ontario Cities
August 7, 2015 9:22 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto’s real estate market continues to heat up. According to data provided by CREA, the median sale price for single family detached homes is now at $685,000, an 11.8% Y-o-Y increase, and also ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Remade Front Street a road to enlightenment; Dead rail lines, lost streets, and more Toronto oddities; Torontonians get a chance to adopt a street tree with new program; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint Hospital Facade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bridgepoint Hospital
August 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, HDR Architects, KPMB Architects, and Stantec, the ten-storey Bridgepoint Hospital has won multiple awards, and has been ... read more