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Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation Taking Shape on Gerrard

Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation, Moriyama & Teshima, ERA, Toronto
February 23, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's campus is expanding again, with construction well underway for the new Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI) at 44 Gerrard Street East. The Moriyama & ... read more

Ontario Releases Feasibililty Study of Hydrail System for GO

Metrolinx, GO, UPX, Electrification, Regional Express Rail, Hydrogen fuel cells
February 23, 2018 10:35 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is getting closer to determining whether hydrogen fuel-cell technology is a viable means to power GO Transit and Union Pearson Express trains—or whether the plan is just ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Local non-profit Park People seeks pilot ideas to rethink Toronto’s outdoor spaces; Province moves ahead with pursuit of trains powered by hydrogen fuel cells for GO ... read more

Photo of the Day: YC and Karma

Photo of the Day, Toronto, YC Condos, Karma
February 23, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a north-facing view of Toronto's Yonge and College area. Submitted by Forum contributor Larissa Doherty, this shot shows Canderel Residential's 66-storey YC ... read more

Ontario Court of Justice Ready To Go Behind Toronto City Hall

Ontario Court of Justice Toronto, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
February 22, 2018 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Just to the northwest of Toronto City Hall, a new home for many of the city's courthouses will soon be under construction. Today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney ... read more

Daniels DuEast Boutique - East Residence Coming to Regent Park

Daniels DuEast, Boutique – East Residence, Core Architects, Toronto
February 22, 2018 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Shoring and excavation are already well underway at what's called "Block 16S" in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood. The development site on Dundas Street East is part of The Daniels ... read more

Cortel Group Celebrating Oak & CO Grand Opening on March 3

Oak & CO, Cortel Group, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Oakville
February 22, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 35-minute drive west of Toronto, at the southwest corner of the Trafalgar Road and Dundas Street East in Oakville's "Uptown Core”, the Cortel Group is gearing up ... read more

REimagining Yonge: Last Chance for Public Feedback

REimagining Yonge, North York Centre, Toronto
February 22, 2018 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A two-year study and extensive consultation have shaped the plan to "REimagine" Yonge Street in North York Centre, and the public is being given one last chance to voice feedback and concerns next ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Residences of 488 University Avenue

488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
February 22, 2018 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to University Avenue and Dundas Street in Downtown Toronto, where an 18-storey, 1968-built office building is having 37 new residential ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the waterfront, Toronto’s next great park takes shape; Metrolinx to test Wi-Fi on GO Transit vehicles this spring; Cancelled GTA West highway would have eased ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from the East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 22, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto, captured from a condominium unit several floors above the Distillery District. Submitted by Forum contributor Razz, this ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2018: North Scarborough

Retail streetscape with residential towers in the Agincourt Mall Redevelopment
February 21, 2018 5:08 pm | by Craig White | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series follows our North York Centre and Willowdale instalment and continues our eastward push into Scarborough, exploring the ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Rising at Dundas and Jarvis

Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta Group, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
February 21, 2018 3:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly 30 months have passed since the Gupta Group celebrated with a ceremonial ground breaking of their 50-storey Dundas Square Gardens (DSG) project at the intersection ... read more

Four-Storey Rental Proposed for Bathurst Street in Forest Hill

1637 Bathurst, Starlight Investments, RAW Design, Toronto
February 21, 2018 12:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal from earlier this month seeks to redevelop a line of five low-rise apartment buildings on Bathurst Street in Midtown Toronto's Forest Hill South area. The plan from Starlight ... read more

Shoring Work Marks Start of Next Phases in Bayside Community

East Bayfront, Tridel, Hines, Aqualina, Aquavista, Aquabella, Waves, 3XN
February 21, 2018 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A derelict stretch of Toronto's waterfront is quickly being transformed into he city's newest neighbourhood. Construction of Tridel and Hines' Bayside community has been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough seeking fair share of Bike Share; Extending the Yonge line will only make crowding worse; Toronto Mayor John Tory pressured to drop opposition to Yonge St. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
February 21, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto, captured during Tuesday's unseasonably Spring-like conditions. Submitted by Forum contributor Rascacielo, this southwest-facing ... read more

John Tory's 10-Point Plan to Alleviate TTC Crowding: a Close Look

The Feb 15, 2017 Council vote
February 20, 2018 4:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto Mayor John Tory made headlines when he released a 10-point plan to tackle congestion on the TTC. This was largely in response to a series of problems on the TTC in previous weeks ... read more

Plans Resubmitted, Permits Filed for Nobu Residences Toronto

Nobu Residences Toronto, Madison, Westdale Properties, Teeple, Studio Munge
February 20, 2018 3:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Final plans for Nobu Toronto are getting closer to being realized following recent resubmissions of planning documents to Toronto City Planning. Planning of the twin 45-storey ... read more

ELAD Canada Breaks Ground on Block C of Emerald City

ELAD Canada, Emerald City Block C, Lumina, Toronto
February 20, 2018 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's Emerald City community is growing again as another block of three towers gets underway at the site within walking distance of Don Mills subway station. With the community's first ... read more