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19th Century Schooner Uncovered at CityPlace Excavation Site

Newton, Forward, Concord Adex, CityPlace, Toronto, archaeology, dig, excavation
May 8, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Various land reclamation projects have dramatically altered Toronto's shoreline over several generations, burying much of our waterfront's history in the process. As redevelopment reshapes this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Archaeologists dig up 19th century schooner that might just be the oldest ship ever found in Toronto harbour; New raccoon-resistant green bins coming soon to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Dundas West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Dundas West
May 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Toronto skyline expands outwards and upwards, we are seeing more and more photographic angles of our growing city. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Humbold Properties Proposes 56-Storey Tower on Adelaide

2217 Adelaide West, Toronto, by Humbold Properties, Kirkor Architects & Planners
May 7, 2015 6:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Humbold Properties, a developer and manager of office, retail, and industrial properties across the GTA, is proposing to develop a surface parking lot that they own at 217 Adelaide Street West in ... read more

Metrolinx Exploring Options for Davenport Diamond Separation

Davenport Diamond grade separation, Toronto, transit, Metrolinx
May 7, 2015 5:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Davenport Diamond, one of the busiest train crossings in North America, is where CP Rail’s North Toronto Subdivision intersects with GO Transit’s Barrie Rail Corridor. The at-grade, ... read more

Construction Progressing at Phantom's Jade Waterfront Condos

Jade Waterfront Condos, Phantom Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
May 7, 2015 3:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the many new high-rises climbing into the skyline of Toronto's Humber Bay Shores area, Phantom Developments' Jade Waterfront is starting to make quite the impact. With work ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 10 Dundas East and Yonge-Dundas Square

Throwback Thursday, Yonge Dundas, 10 Dundas East, Toronto
May 7, 2015 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The chaotic atmosphere and glittering lights of Yonge and Dundas are among the many features of the public plaza often compared to Times Square in New York City. Many of the illuminated signs and ... read more

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

May 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council approves new home for Red Door Shelter, another study for Scarborough subway; No recommendations for Toronto council on Gardiner; Toronto city council ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Gardiner and Keating Channel

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Photo of the Day selections have shown us views from above and below the Gardiner Expressway. With the elevated highway's prominence in the news recently, we decided to feature just ... read more

A Closer Look at Kirkor's Design for 55 Eglinton East

55 Eglinton Avenue East, State Building Group, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
May 6, 2015 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Earlier this year, we got our first look at State Building Group's proposed redevelopment of 55 Eglinton Avenue East, currently an 8-storey building, with a 47-storey tower by Kirkor ... read more

Extension of Richmond and Adelaide Bike Lanes Could Go Ahead

Richmond-Adelaide Bike Lanes, City of Toronto
May 6, 2015 3:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since last year, a pilot project has seen separated bike lanes built on portions of Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe Streets on the west side of Downtown Toronto. The lanes' functionality and ... read more

Diam's On The Danforth Recognizes Potential of the East End

On The Danforth, onespace Unlimited, DIAM Developments, Toronto
May 6, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Great walkability and proximity to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) are fueling demand for new homes on and around The Danforth. One of the new developments capitalizing on this demand is On the ... read more

16th Annual CANstruction Event Fights Hunger in Innovative Ways

CANstruction, Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto, TD Centre
May 6, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We love food in Toronto. With everything from fine dining to hipster havens to street food, Toronto's eclectic food scene has something to offer people of all tastes. With the range of food ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike-powered trailside concerts roll along Toronto’s Pan Am Path; Tory opens door to Uber discussion at council, as new new anti-ridesharing ads ... read more

Photo of the Day: Under the Gardiner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In yesterday's Photo of the Day, we featured a view from high above an empty Gardiner Expressway, and today we are featuring a shot from below the elevated artery. Submitted to ... read more

2015 NXT City Prize Competition Kicks Off

NXT City Prize, Toronto
May 5, 2015 3:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto continues to experience tremendous growth, both the quality and quantity of our public spaces are becoming increasingly important to Torontonians' quality of life. The ability to draw ... read more

EY Tower Construction Picking up Speed in the Financial District

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, KPF, WZMH, Toronto, 100 Adelaide West
May 5, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last featured Oxford Properties' EY Tower at 100 Adelaide West back in November, when the 40-storey, 900,000 square-foot office tower had just reached a major milestone, ... read more

Scale Model Shows Off Exterior Features at Ghods' 5959 Yonge

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
May 5, 2015 12:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently had the opportunity to visit the sales office for Ghods Builders' new 5959 Yonge Street Condos development, planned for Yonge Street north of Cummer in North York. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Subway expansion under Toronto; Toronto council set for another taxi plate vote after fierce lobbying; Toronto considers asking feds to reinstate long-form census; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Empty Gardiner Expressway

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Gardiner Expressway
May 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amidst debate of the highway's future, the Gardiner Expressway was closed over the weekend to facilitate Spring maintenance. Though the closure was troublesome for some, it provided a great photo ... read more