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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough subway plan should be reconsidered if costs go above $3.56-billion; Toronto declines call to open armouries to shelter homeless; TTC’s removal of old streetcar ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fog Over the East Bayfront

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fog, East Bayfront
December 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another shot of the recent early morning fog over Toronto is featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the Monde Forum thread by contributor Razz, this view faces southwest over a fog ... read more

Tower Plan at Davenport Village to be Augmented by Townhomes

December 6, 2017 5:04 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The final phases of the Davenport Village revitalization have been revised in plans recently submitted to the City of Toronto. Prepared by M. Behar Planning & Design on behalf of Neudorfer ... read more

Finishing Materials Emerging at Copeland Transformer Station

Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
December 6, 2017 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Originally anticipated to be operational in 2014, Toronto Hydro's upgrade to Downtown power infrastructure is finally approaching completion on Bremner Boulevard. Though behind schedule, ... read more

Rekai & Options for Homes Site in West Don Lands Progresses

Rekai Centres, Options for Homes, Montgomery Sisam, West Don Lands, Elevations
December 6, 2017 2:05 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
While the number of people in need of long-term care in Toronto is set to grow drastically over the next decade, long-term care facility owners and operators in the city are dwindling as Downtown ... read more

Graywood's Peter and Adelaide Almost Completely Sold Out

Peter and Adelaide, Graywood Developments, BBB Architects, Toronto
December 6, 2017 10:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District remains one of the city's most in-demand neighbourhoods as evidenced by the recent success of Graywood Developments' Peter and Adelaide. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Half of Torontonians support King St. pilot, poll finds; Cycling rates spike in downtown neighbourhoods; Plans to buy Danforth Road plaza for subway up for debate at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sherbourne Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Sherbourne Common, East Bayfront
December 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view captured from Sherbourne Common in Toronto's East Bayfront area. Submitted to our Forum by contributor skycandy, this view faces ... read more

Hydrogen Powered Trains Attracting Attention World-Wide

Alstom's pilot hydrail train on a test track in Germany
December 5, 2017 5:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Canada, especially Ontario, should be a leader, not a follower, in using hydrogen fuel cells to operate trains. That was a key message during the recent Metrolinx symposium, "Hydrail in ... read more

Transfer Slab Supporting First Tower Level at 488 University

488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
December 5, 2017 4:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Complex engineering, and a prominent location at University and Dundas in Downtown Toronto are keeping interest high for Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University ... read more

Concrete Ontario Hands Out 2017 Concrete Awards

2017 Concrete Awards, Ontario
December 5, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week at The Buildings Show in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre—an industry event that brings together a number of design, architecture, and construction expos under one roof—at ... read more

Home Sales Stabilize in November as Prices, New Listings Surge

TREB, market report, Toronto, real estate
December 5, 2017 12:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest monthly report from the Toronto Real Estate Board President (TREB) is showing that a steady demand remains for homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During the month of ... read more

Ryerson's City Building Institute Supports Rail Deck Park

Street View of Proposed Rail Deck Park, 20 acre park. Rendering by PUBLIC WORK.
December 5, 2017 10:10 am | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Well-maintained and accessible green space is necessary for the health of a city’s downtown core, but this essential component is more often than not given second thought as a city densifies. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s on the agenda for December’s Toronto City Council meeting?; Province to give Toronto $25.6 million for bicycle infrastructure; Great Streets project could create a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Bloor Yorkville, fog
December 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Dramatic fog has engulfed the city for the last couple of mornings, allowing for some impressive shots of Toronto's skycrapers rising above the low cloud layer. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

IIDEXCanada 2017 Offers First Look at New Products and Designs

The Buildings Show, IIDEXCanada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
December 4, 2017 4:34 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Described as Canada’s largest development industry networking and educational event of 2017, the 32nd annual IIDEXCanada exposition returned to Toronto last week as part of The Buildings Show. The ... read more

Shoring in Full Swing for Whitehaus Condos on Yonge Street

Whitehaus Condos, Lifetime, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
December 4, 2017 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is experiencing a wave of high-rise redevelopment, with the latest project to begin construction in the area set to rise 29 storeys above Yonge Street, ... read more

OMB-Approved Retirement Residence Coming to 146 Laird Drive

150 Laird Drive, V!VA Retirement Communities, RAW Design, Toronto
December 4, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment plans are advancing for a block of Laird Drive in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. Originally proposed in 2014, a plan by V!VA Retirement Communities to redevelop 146-150 ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Topping Out on South Core Skyline

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 4, 2017 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The skyline of Toronto's relatively young South Core area has been growing denser and taller by the year, the latest addition now topping out at the intersection of York and Harbour Streets. On a ... read more

Scale Model Shows Off Ground Realm at Solmar's Edge Towers

Edge Towers, Solmar Development Corporation, Roy Varacalli, Cusimano Architect
December 4, 2017 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month marked the official launch of Solmar Development Corporation's Edge Towers, a trio of 35, 40, and 55-storey towers coming to Hurontario at Elm Drive in Downtown Mississauga. ... read more