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TTC Starts Streetcar Service on Cherry, Updates Bus Routes

TTC map cherry street
June 17, 2016 5:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The first extension of Toronto's streetcar network in 16 years will open on Saturday, June 18th with the launch of the 514 Cherry Streetcar service. The new line runs mostly along King Street but ... read more

59-Storey Tower Proposed on Yonge at Scollard in Bloor-Yorkville

1 Scollard, Toronto, designed by KPMB Architects for the Cityzen Group
June 17, 2016 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A residential tower has been proposed by the Cityzen Development Group for the southwest corner of Yonge and Scollard Streets in Toronto's tony Bloor-Yorkville area. Designed by the highly ... read more

The Craftsman Offering 'Suites of the Summer' Promotion

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
June 17, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction activity now heating up the the Mississauga site of VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences, the 4.4-acre Clarkson Village community-to-be ... read more

Design Review Panel Digs Into BIG's Mountain on King West

Allied, Westbank, 489-539 King West, Bjarke Ingels Group, Toronto
June 17, 2016 11:20 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Bjarke Ingels' highly-anticipated Toronto debut hit a speed bump on Thursday as BIG's proposal for 489-539 King Street West made its first pass through Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP). ... read more

Sponsored Post: Dare to be Different

June 17, 2016 10:38 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Lash Group launches a “Distinctly” different condominium concept. The Yonge/Eglinton neighbourhood has seen significant housing growth in recent years. Giant condominium towers now line the main ... read more

Follow UrbanToronto and SkyriseCities on Social Media

Toronto, by Jack Landau
June 17, 2016 10:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
And now for some self-promotion. With UrbanToronto recently reaching 12,000 Facebook 'likes,' and closing in on 39,000 devoted 'followers' on Twitter, we're taking this opportunity to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New streetcars force months-long closure of busy St. Clair route; Putting Scarborough subway claims to the test; Can you imagine a car-free King Street?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Mike's Helipad

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, St. Michael's Hospital
June 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Evan Russell, takes us to the top of St. Michael's Hospital for a view of the facility's rooftop helipad. This ... read more

Toronto's Traffic Safety Plan Coming Under The Microscope

Toronto pedestrian collision injuries and deaths 2005-2015 source: City of Toron
June 16, 2016 5:25 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The announcement of a new Toronto road safety plan on Monday which would more than double the existing budget for the next five years has been overshadowed by controversy over whether its ... read more

Inside Cityzen and Fernbrook's St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbro
June 16, 2016 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Toronto's Downtown core, the architectsAlliance-designed St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front is set to replace an existing parking lot with another high-rise presence. Joining the ... read more

Heritage Toronto Celebrates Imperial Oil Building

Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 16, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The former Imperial Oil Building at 111 St. Clair Avenue West has stood as an important landmark in Toronto's Deer Park community since it opened in 1957. Following the office building's closing ... read more

Run This Town: Taking Toronto on Foot—and Fast

Catherine Bubulj and Stephen Walter, image by Jack Landau
June 16, 2016 1:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's streets have been in the news lately. From Council's recent vote to double the size of the City's cycling network to the #SitTO initiative, and the ongoing #VisionZero debate about ... read more

Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge Townhomes Taking Shape in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
June 16, 2016 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As glass condominium towers take over the skylines of Toronto and its surrounding suburbs, single-family housing stock is growing more scarce, putting pressure on developers to introduce more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fort York Boulevard

Garrison at The Yards, Onni, Throwback Thursday, Toronto
June 16, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Fort York Boulevard, just west of Bathurst Street in Toronto's Bathurst-Fort York neighbourhood. Back on February 27, 2006, it would have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
East-end residents debate downtown relief line at town hall; Gardiner Expressway to completely reopen four months ahead of schedule; How Council Likes Bike Lane Plans More than Bike ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lake View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
June 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Rodney Gaviola, features an interesting take on a popular view. Captured from Centre Island, this dusk view ... read more

30-Storey Rental Tower, Artscape Hub Coming to Weston Village

22 John Street, Toronto, by the City of Toronto, Rockport Group, Artscape
June 15, 2016 5:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Big changes are coming to a Weston Village parking lot north of Toronto's Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue intersection. The John Street site will soon be home to a 30-storey rental tower, a new ... read more

Exploring the Interiors of State and Madison's 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
June 15, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since late last year, UrbanToronto has followed State and Madison's 609 Avenue Road, a 19-storey condominium coming to Midtown Toronto. Located just north of the growing St. Clair West corridor, ... read more

Four-Storey Infill Development Proposed for 200 Keele Street

200 Keele Street, Romanov Romanov Architects, Toronto
June 15, 2016 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The neighbourhood north of Toronto's High Park is marked by a substantial number of high-rise rental towers, mostly built in the 1960s, while surrounding the apartments, the streets maintain a ... read more

45-Storey Lighthouse Tower Launches at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation,
June 15, 2016 12:13 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Toronto's Sugar Beach, the first phase of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts is already well under construction on Queens Quay East. The 280,000 ft² office condo complex will be ... read more