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Transit Line Studies Advance With New Round of Consultations

City Planning's 15-year transit plan, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With multiple transit plans underway at the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and the TTC, City staff have planned a number of consultations to provide updates and gather public feedback. Dates have ... read more

The L Tower's Crane Has Finally Come Down

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-awaited removal of the exterior-mounted tower crane at the Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L-Tower is finally complete. The ... read more

Province Introduces Inclusionary Zoning Legislation

St. Jamestown Promoting Affordable Housing, Inclusionary Zoning, Marcus Mitanis
May 19, 2016 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In an effort to boost the stock of affordable housing across Ontario, the provincial government has introduced legislation that would bring a host of changes to four provincial acts. The move ... read more

Timelapse Video Highlights Dowling Avenue Bridge Removal

Dowling Avenue Bridge demolition, Toronto
May 19, 2016 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the fall 2015 demolition of the Dowling Avenue bridge over the Metrolinx rail corridor, the City of Toronto has completed the demolition of the second half of the aging two-part bridge, ... read more

City Invites Engagement for TransformTO Sustainability Initiative

May 19, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of a global movement to cut carbon emissions, the City of Toronto is targeting an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In cities around the world, efforts to mitigate ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Thompson Hotel

Throwback Thursday, Thompson Hotel, International Harvester Building, Toronto
May 19, 2016 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Bathurst and Wellington in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. Back on February 27, 2006, the 1940-built Streamline Moderne style ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province should help build affordable housing in Toronto; Three Myths Used to Argue Against Toronto Bike Lanes; Mississauga gives Uber one week to shut down; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: ICE and the Islands

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ïce Condominiums
May 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor NIL OMNI, who captured an amazing series of photos showing the uppermost levels of Ïce Condominiums' 57-storey west tower. Shot ... read more

Vandyk's Backyard Condos Launches With Significant Sales

Condo Shoppe for Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Vandyk, Etobicoke, Toronto
May 18, 2016 5:49 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, a redevelopment of a former plaza site in Etobicoke's Stonegate neighbourhood, has been a quick success story for the Vandyk Group of Companies. Despite a cold and ... read more

New architectsAlliance-Designed Towers Coming to Old Toronto

158 Front Condos, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
May 18, 2016 4:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by Toronto's architectsAlliance, the two-tower 158 Front Condos development is moving forward, with a sales centre on The Esplanade now open, and the project's floor plans ... read more

Relocated Peace Garden Rededicated at Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Toronto, Peace Garden
May 18, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost 32 years since the creation of Toronto's Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square. The brainchild of local religious figure Father Massey Lombardi, the garden was conceived in ... read more

Neptis Responds to Proposed Growth Plan Amendments

Suburban sprawl in Mississauga, Growth Plan Golden Horseshoe, Neptis, Jasonzed
May 18, 2016 2:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Neptis Foundation—a Toronto-based charitable organization which conducts and disseminates research about Canada's urban regions—has released their response to proposed amendments of ... read more

CANstruction Raises 63,000 Pounds for Daily Bread Food Bank

EmojiCAN, image by Jack Landau
May 18, 2016 1:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following Monday's grueling 7-hour build night, Tuesday evening saw the participants of Toronto's 17th annual CANstruction rewarded for their hard work. Hosted by City tv's Francis D'Souza, last ... read more

Office Condos Planned at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, RAW
May 18, 2016 11:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now under construction on Queens Quay East, Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts is contributing mixed-use density to Toronto's revitalizing lakefront. Joining what could become one of the most ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province to give cities new affordable housing powers; Tunnelling beneath Eglinton Ave. for the Crosstown LRT; How Toronto’s Newly Proposed Wards Will Shake Up the City; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, L Tower, 88 Scott
May 18, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the L Tower Forum thread by contributor Razz, shows us a view of the Toronto skyline from yesterday morning. Captured from a condominium unit high above the ... read more

Open House Tonight for St. George Campus Secondary Plan

The campus' proposed character areas, image courtesy of the University of Toront
May 17, 2016 3:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The University of Toronto is hosting an open house to review the new Secondary Plan proposed for the St. George Campus. Replacing a plan adopted in 1997, the new Secondary Plan is being drafted to ... read more

Previewing Suite Interiors at The Brownstones of Leaside

The Brownstones of Leaside, Impressions Group, Peter Higgins Architect, Toronto
May 17, 2016 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we introduced Impressions Group's The Brownstones of Leaside, a four-storey, Peter Higgins Architect Inc.-designed townhome development in Toronto's sought-after Leaside ... read more

Three More OAA Celebration of Excellence Awards Announced

Richard Ivey Building, image by Ben Rahn / A-Frame
May 17, 2016 1:00 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
Architects across Ontario were honoured at this year’s Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Celebration of Excellence Awards on May 13th, 2016. Ontario's best architects, industry ... read more

Family-Sized Suites Being Offered at Opearl's Sail Condos

Sail Condos, Opearl Developments, Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, Toronto
May 17, 2016 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In contrast with the compact residential units being built around Downtown Toronto, many condominium developments proposed for the city's suburban areas are taking advantage of lower land values ... read more