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Photo of the Day: Bay at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Street
December 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bay Street has become synonymous with the Canadian banking industry, and the economy in general. The street itself is made up of a wide range of architectural styles, including several notable ... read more

TTC's Leslie Barns Streetcar Facility Closer to Completion

TTC, Leslie Barns, Tom Tardif / Azimuth Geomatics, Toronto Transit Commission
December 10, 2014 6:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
At Bombardier Inc.'s Thunder Bay plant, Toronto's 204 New Streetcars are currently being built and shipped by rail to the Toronto Transit Commission's Hillcrest Complex. Storage here is only ... read more

New Community Centre Taking Shape in Regent Park

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
December 10, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization, led by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is well under way, and the last of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Under Way at King + Condos

King + Condos, TACT Architecture, Toronto, Sherbourne
December 10, 2014 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple months since we last checked in on the construction progress of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new 17-storey, TACT Architecture-designed condominium ... read more

New Signage Atop TD Centre Generating Controversy

TD Centre, Ernst & Young Tower, Toronto
December 10, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's TD Centre, the first modern high-rise office complex in Toronto, is unique among neighbouring Financial District office towers due to its lack of illuminated ... read more

Ryerson Holding Information Session for Building Science Program

Ryerson University, master of building science, Toronto
December 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Master of Building Science, being offered by the Department of Architectural Science, will be at the centre of attention tomorrow evening. An information session will be held ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TD Bank backs expanded Toronto bike-share program in deal said to be worth more than $650K a year; Jet proposal for island airport draws hostile crowd at environmental assessment ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Cinesphere

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cinesphere
December 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1971, the triodetic-domed structure of the Cinesphere still looks just as futuristic as the day it opened. Part of architect Eberhard Zeidler's original vision for Ontario Place, the ... read more

Waterfront Innovation Centre Closer To Announcement

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Diamond Schmitt Morguard competition entry
December 9, 2014 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In October of 2013 Waterfront Toronto announced that the property to the immediate north of Corus Quay and northwest of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus would be the new home for the ... read more

Construction of Lifetime's Bisha Reaches Another Milestone

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences has reached another milestone, as work on the 41-storey, Wallman ... read more

A Preview of the Suites at Tridel's Aquavista at Bayside

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
December 9, 2014 1:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's formerly industrial waterfront continues with Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside, a 12-storey waterfront development designed by New York ... read more

Ghods' 5959 Yonge to Offer Residents Outstanding Amenities

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
December 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Finch area of North York has been the site of some impressive growth in recent years, and new developments like Ghods Builders' 5959 Yonge are gearing up to further ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC pilot project reduces use of streetcar short turns; Mammoliti wants city to foot $48,000 legal bill in conflict-of-interest case; All-door boarding to make King ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainy Ryerson

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ryserson University
December 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University is now the tenth largest University in Ontario as measured by enrolment, and has existed for over 65 years on Gould Street, originally opening in 1948 as The Toronto Normal ... read more

Model Suite Provides Sneak Peek at Enigma on the Park's Units

Enigma on the Park by Quadrangle Architects for Aragon Properties
December 8, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we looked at the unique architecture of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park though an examination of the scale model on display at the project's presentation centre. ... read more

Toronto's Ward Boundaries May Change For 2018

Current Toronto Ward Map, courtesy of the City of Toronto
December 8, 2014 2:25 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
The City of Toronto has initiated a Ward Boundary Review (WBR) to reconsider the size and the shape of the city's 44 Wards. A website called Draw The Lines has been created to give you ... read more

Ever More Construction Webcams Watch Over Toronto Projects

Toronto construction webcams
December 8, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly one year ago, we ran an article covering the numerous construction webcams keeping tabs on some of the many projects being built around the city. We returned with an update this ... read more

Picasso Condos' Multicoloured Cladding Now In Evidence

Picasso, Toronto, Richmond, Queen, Entertainment, Monarch, goldman
December 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Richmond Street through Toronto's Entertainment District is rapidly changing, with the addition of 3 new buildings near the corner of Richmond and Peter. While all 3 feature strong architectural ... read more

The Best Buildings of 2014: Institutional Buildings - Voting Continues!

The Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto, UrbanToronto
December 8, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, we conducted our first poll for the Best Buildings of 2014, and the votes are now in for the Commercial category. Our readers voted overwhelmingly for the new Delta Hotel, which easily ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to allow all-door boarding on King streetcars; Toronto house prices’ heady gains expected to continue into 2015; Five ways to look at Mayor John Tory's first week; and ... read more