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Recladding Project Changes the Face of 401 Bay Street

June 21, 2017 3:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In early 2016, UrbanToronto covered the filing of a controversial building permit outlining the planned recladding of the 33-storey Simpson Tower at 401 Bay Street. Seeking no added density or ... read more

Bay Park Centre Unveiled as 'CIBC Square' at Ground Breaking

CIBC Square, Toronto, by Ivanhoe Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre, Adamson
June 21, 2017 12:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's happening—or, at least, it's going to very soon. This morning, the ceremonial ground was broken for Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines' hotly-anticipated Bay Park Centre in Downtown Toronto, ... read more

Master Plan Sets Vision For Refreshed Toronto Botanical Garden

Toronto Botanical Garden, Forrec, City of Toronto
June 21, 2017 11:51 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry, and Recreation department is advocating a transformation of Edwards Gardens and the Toronto Botanical Garden on Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Street through ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why all the fuss about a transit corridor on Toronto’s King Street?; Barrier at Toronto’s Bloor Viaduct significantly reduced suicides; Portion of Highway 400 to be widened to ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and Jarvis

Photo of the Day, Toronto, King and Jarvis, St. Lawrence Hall
June 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the intersection of King and Jarvis, for a long-exposure view of the city in motion. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Paul Flynn, this view ... read more

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Starting To Look Like It's a Thing

Ground breaking ceremony for the Vaughan Centre PwC Tower, YMCA, Public Library
June 20, 2017 5:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension was announced in 2006, its new terminal station at Highway 7 in Vaughan meant that the new line was derided as 'the subway to nowhere' by many ... read more

Landscaping Prioritizes Outdoor Space at Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
June 20, 2017 4:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Two blocks north of Lawrence, the seven-storey Avenue & Park is set to add 36 luxury homes to Toronto's upscale Ledbury Park area. Designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group, the Stafford ... read more

7.5 Acre Trillium Park and Trail Unveiled at Ontario Place

Trillium Park, LANDinc, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Toronto
June 20, 2017 3:40 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Yesterday, the first phase in the revitalization of Ontario Place was officially opened by Premier Kathleen Wynne, Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Chief ... read more

Tracking Six Months of Work on Plaza's The Met in Vaughan

Plaza, Berkeley, The Met, Vaughan, Quadrangle, TMG Builders
June 20, 2017 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was back at the end of December that preliminary site preparation work began at the site of Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, one of the pioneering condominium developments leading the charge ... read more

Plans Evolve for First Gulf's 25 Ontario Street

25 Ontario Street, First Gulf, Sweeny&Co Architects, Toronto
June 20, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Gulf's plans for a Sweeny&Co Architects-designed office tower at 25 Ontario continue to evolve at the east end of Toronto's Downtown. A newly revised submission moves ... read more

New Park to Begin Construction at Adelaide and Widmer

Dr. George Robert Grasett Park, Toronto, Ireland Park Foundation
June 20, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Four years after the completion of The Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, a major public realm enhancement has been announced for the base of the 43-storey condominium tower. Building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory defends controversial shelter from critics on his executive committee; Toronto vacant homes tax could be hard to enforce, city officials say; Historic site at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Dundas
June 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A moody view of Toronto's Yonge and Dundas intersection is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Captured from above 302 Yonge Street and submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Freaktography, ... read more

Kids in Condos: Toronto Crafts 'Growing Up' Guidelines

King West and the Humber Bay Shores, image by Greg Lipinski
June 19, 2017 5:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long before shovels touch the ground and communities take shape, the marketing machine for new Toronto condominiums—and increasingly, rentals—renders lobbies of lounging young professionals, ... read more

Cladding Installation Well Underway for Regent Park's Block 27

Regent Park revitalization, Block 27, Daniels, TCHC, Toronto, RAW Design
June 19, 2017 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Taking shape as part of Phase 3 in the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and The Daniels Corporation's revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, ... read more

Low-Rise Office Building Proposed at 464 Queen Street West

Rendering of 464 Queen Street West, Pearl Group, SvN Architects+Planners Toronto
June 19, 2017 4:13 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
The Pearl Group has submitted a proposal for a new four storey office/retail building at 464 Queen Street West to the City of Toronto. The site is currently occupied by single storey ... read more

Model Suites Offer Insight into Life at Plaza's Musée

Musée condos Toronto, Quadrangle, Plaza, Bryon Patton, Enid Macintosh
June 19, 2017 2:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As finishing details are still being applied to the public realm around the building and other odds and ends, residents continue to move into more and more suites in Plaza's Musée, a ... read more

New Gardiner Off-Ramp Takes Shape Following Teardown

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
June 19, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been relegated to Toronto congestion history following the removal of the last sections of the spiral ramp that touched down at York ... read more

Construction Rises Above Grade at The Village by Main Station

The Village by Main Station, Options for Homes, Deltera, Toronto
June 19, 2017 10:28 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
As gradual intensification continues in Toronto's Danforth Village, new developments are popping up throughout the east end neighbourhood. Just to the south of Danforth Avenue, construction is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New park honours those who helped sick Irish arriving in Toronto during crisis-ridden summer of 1847; Plan to turn Toronto Botanical Garden into international ... read more