Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 9:16 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Bury the Gardiner? Idea resurfaces at Toronto City Hall on Wednesday; Toronto's Old City Hall could become a mall; TTC streetcar routes could get extended no-parking hours; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying Out of Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Billy Bishop Airport
September 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flights out of Billy Bishop Airport offer some of the best views of the Toronto skyline. While we are more familiar with the close-up view captured on takeoff or final approach, today's Photo of ... read more

U of T Looks to Revitalize St. George Campus With New Landscape

Landmark Quality Innovative Design Competition, University of Toronto
September 29, 2015 5:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The University of Toronto has long been contemplating the improvement of the grounds of their main St. George Campus in Downtown Toronto, and recently launched a process to pick a design team to ... read more

Previewing the Model Suite for Diam's On The Danforth

On The Danforth, onespace Unlimited, DIAM Developments, Toronto
September 29, 2015 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past weekend marked an important occasion for Diam Developments' On the Danforth Condos, with the new east end development having celebrated its registrant launch on Saturday and ... read more

TTC Brings Bicycle Repair Facilities to Subway Stations

TTC Bicycle Repair Program, Toronto
September 29, 2015 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking this morning at Davisville Station, TTC Chair Josh Colle announced a pilot project that will install bicycle repair facilities at 10 subway stations across Toronto. The $20,000 initiative ... read more

Sun Life Tower Making its Mark on Toronto's South Core Skyline

Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences, Menkes Developments, HOOPP
September 29, 2015 12:13 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just about to top off at its full height of 35 storeys, the Sun Life Financial Tower has brought a new presence to Toronto's South Core skyline. With cladding now mostly installed along the height ... read more

Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns Coming to Dufferin Street

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
September 29, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we introduced Madison Homes' new stacked townhome development at Briar Hill Avenue and Dufferin Street, Briar Hill City Towns. Located where Toronto's Fairbank and Glen Park ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory threatens higher rent on city buildings leased by province; Tenth new TTC streetcar enters service; University of Toronto looks to rejuvenate its downtown ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset From the East

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Distillery, Gardiner
September 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our Flickr Pool and Forum threads are being flooded with gorgeous sunrise and sunset shots lately, and we are happy to share yet another photo of the Toronto skyline in this dramatic light. In ... read more

Work Ramping Up on MOD Development's Massey Tower

Construction in the Massey Tower pit, MOD Developments, Toronto
September 28, 2015 3:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Across Yonge Street from the Eaton Centre on a tight site in Downtown Toronto, Tucker HiRise are working to get the foundation ready for the 60-storey Massey Tower, a MOD Developments project ... read more

Daniels Waterfront in Registration Phase as Excavation Continues

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, Daniels Corporation
September 28, 2015 2:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When The Guvernment and Kool Haus first opened at the foot of Jarvis Street in 1996, the nightclub and music venue brought late-night revelers to what was then an overlooked part of the city. ... read more

Previewing the Presentation Centre for Phantom's TeaGarden

TeaGarden Condos, Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects, Tomas Pearce
September 28, 2015 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of new condominium developments will further transform the Bayview and Sheppard area of North York, as the convenience of the TTC's Line 4 and Highway 401 continues to draw in public ... read more

Streetcar's The Taylor Topped Off at Dundas and Carlaw

The Taylor, The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture
September 28, 2015 11:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last updated the construction progress for Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, an 8-storey condominium development being built on the north side of ... read more

Home Energy Loan Program Creates Savings Through Efficiency

Home Energy Loan Program, City of Toronto
September 28, 2015 11:04 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last months, we have been exploring a unique City of Toronto pilot project, the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which provides low-interest loans to improve the energy efficiency of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx's love for the business traveller goes unrequited; Toronto flirts with participatory budgeting; A love story starring Toronto in 5 illustrations; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Days Ahead

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, fog, sunrise, rooftopping
September 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
News spread late last week about charges being dropped against the well-known daredevil/photographer Tom Ryaboi, bringing the often polarizing practice of rooftopping back into the local ... read more

CTBUH/OPPI Tour Explores Skyscrapers and the Public Realm

Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, City of Toronto
September 25, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, September 17th, UrbanToronto joined the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) on a tour of Downtown Toronto, ... read more

Bergeron Centre Open for Classes as Construction Nears Completion

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, York University, ZAS Architects
September 25, 2015 1:22 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When we last checked in on York University's new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence back in the Spring, progress on the latest addition to the Lassonde School of Engineering had ... read more

ConneXion Condos Bringing Modestly Scaled Density to Etobicoke

ConneXion, Etibicoke by North Star Homes, TACT Architecture
September 25, 2015 12:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As cranes and gleaming towers increasingly come to dominate Toronto's landscape, new residential density is changing the face of the city, with increasingly urban lifestyles replacing the ... read more

'Toronto on Film' Series Coming to Bloor Cinema

Toronto on Film, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
September 25, 2015 10:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema has recently announced the Curious Minds Speaker Series, with two extensive courses aimed at providing an in-depth exploration of specifically focused cultural topics. ... read more