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Photo of the Day: Hotel X

Hotel X viewed at sunset, image by Forum contributor yonderbean
September 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Forum by contributor yonderbean, we are shown a sunset view of Brookfield Multiplex's new Hotel X in Toronto's Exhibition Place. ... read more

Resurgent Rentals: 'What Do You Mean It's Not a Condo?'

43 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, by GWL Realty, IBI Group
September 21, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto is a city of condominiums. In fact, the preponderance of condominium development is such that the term "condo" has infiltrated the common parlance as a de facto synonym for any—and all—of ... read more

Last Mile Forum Targets Weak Spots of Toronto Transit Networks

Last Mile, Ryerson City Building Institute, Transit, Toronto
September 21, 2016 3:55 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s transit network would, in an ideal world, funnel people from their disparate homes to larger, shared vehicles and from transit hubs to their disparate workplaces. The challenge in this ... read more

CTBUH Tours Sun Life Financial and Harbour Plaza Complex

The Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences as seen from the west
September 21, 2016 2:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the largest complexes currently under construction in Downtown Toronto is the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences. Built alongside the Gardiner Expressway where the ... read more

The Greenbelt: Does Smart Growth Policy Impact Affordability?

September 21, 2016 1:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It's pretty straightforward," economist and planner Russell Matthews told the audience, "land use restrictions constrain supply. If demand stays high, that drives prices up." In that simple ... read more

Explainer: Brownfields

Toronto's Port Lands feature numerous brownfields sites, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 21, 2016 10:16 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' takes a look at a planning and development term that refers to previously industrial (or in some cases, commercial) land. Often characterized by contaminated and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square reno falls far short of promise; Who Bears the Cost of Inclusionary Zoning?; City rebuilding Bathurst and Adelaide with bikes in mind; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Misty Sunrise

View of the Toronto skyline from the west, image by ~EvidencE~ via Flickr
September 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ~EvidencE~, we are shown yet another creative view of Toronto's ever-changing skyline. Captured from the ... read more

Eataly to Anchor $100 Million Manulife Centre Redevelopment

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon
September 20, 2016 4:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding 35,000 ft² of new space to the retail complex at Bay and Bloor, a $100 million redevelopment of Toronto's Manulife Centre has been announced. The expanded—and extensively reconfigured— ... read more

New Exterior Treatments, PATH Linkage Proposed for 771 Yonge

771 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
September 20, 2016 4:49 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
The area surrounding the intersection of Bloor and Yonge streets is currently a locus of development, with a number of Toronto’s tallest towers either being planned or currently under ... read more

Pier 27 Presentation Centre Moves to Make Way for Construction

September 20, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a summer of strong sales, crews are now in the process of priming the future site of Cityzen and Fernbrook's Tower at Pier 27 for the start of construction. The ... read more

Inside the 'Terrace Collection' of Suites at 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
September 20, 2016 1:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of St. Clair West, a dense stretch of Toronto's Avenue Road will be joined by the 19-storey 609 Avenue Road. Designed by Richmond Architects, the State Building Group and Madison Homes ... read more

Hamilton Solicits Ideas for City Hall Parking Lot Redevelopment

Aerial view of the subject site, Hamilton, Raymond Kessler, Google Maps
September 20, 2016 11:20 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The parking lots that hug the south end of Hamilton's International Style City Hall—a designated heritage building—have been targeted for redevelopment, with an eye towards creating a mix of uses ... read more

Sponsored Post: Managing Post-Construction Cleanup

Sponsored Post: Managing Post-Construction Cleanup
September 20, 2016 10:51 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The construction or renovation of a building you manage just ended. Do you have an idea how to approach the post-construction cleanup? It’s the last step in the arduous process and in the context ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why GTA transit has one ‘last mile’ to go; Bloor Street set to become Canada's first 'cultural corridor'; Why Toronto Should Invest in Rail Deck Park; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: BMO Field

Aerial view of BMO Field, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed
September 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Recent upgrades to Toronto's BMO Field have transformed the facility, greatly increasing the stadium's capacity, converting the playing surface to allow for CFL Football, and adding three large ... read more

Daniels Waterfront: Office Condo Complex Rises Above Grade

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by Daniels, Giannone Petricone
September 19, 2016 4:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Poised to become a hub for Toronto's nascent East Bayfront community, the first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts is beginning to rise above street level on Queens Quay East. Situated ... read more

Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum

September 19, 2016 4:27 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On September 15, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) held the ninth annual TTC Public Forum on Accessibility at the Allstream Centre at ... read more

Wide Range of Suites on Offer at Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, image courtesy of Plaza/Berkeley
September 19, 2016 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few public structures have an impact as catalytic as a subway station. Development in the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area is a prime example of this, with the subway station now ... read more

Lee Lifeson Art Park Opens in North York

Lee Lifeson Art Park, Willowdale, Toronto, North York, Art, Rush
September 19, 2016 3:22 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Saturday, September 17, Lee Lifeson Art Park opened in North York's Willowdale neighbourhood. The park is named after iconic musicians Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, two childhood residents ... read more