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Heritage Restoration Reveals 345 Queen East's True Colours

345 Queen East, Marty Millionaire, Free the Children, Kohn Partnership Architect
April 19, 2017 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Known for decades as the home of furniture retailer Marty Millionaire, the once bright cyan-blue painted exterior of 345 Queen Street East is no more, as a restoration project brings the ... read more

Daniels Architecture Lecture: Art and Architecture in Action

University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture
April 19, 2017 11:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With computer simulation and new environmental technology having a growing impact on the way we design and interact with our built form, the University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of ... read more

Explainer: Daylighting

Daylighted Saw Mill River in Yonkers, New York, previously buried under a parkin
April 19, 2017 10:01 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With the growth of urbanization, the challenge of maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment has been at the forefront for cities around the world. This week, our 'Explainer' looks at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Governments rule out housing measures that would boost Toronto demand; Scarborough RT vehicles need repairs to avoid ‘catastrophic’ corrosion failures; Toronto residents ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dense Cityscape

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sixty Colborne, construction
April 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a west-facing view of Downtown Toronto captured from a condominium unit in the Distillery District. Submitted to the Sixty Colborne Forum thread by contributor ... read more

Siamak Hariri's TED Talk: How Do You Build a Sacred Space?

Siamak Hariri, Hariri Pontarini Architects, TED Talk, Bahá'í Temple
April 18, 2017 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
"The school of architecture that I studied at some 30 years ago happened to be across the street from the wonderful art gallery designed by the great architect Louis Kahn. I love the building, and ... read more

Inside Brampton's Newly Opened Peel Memorial Health Centre

Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, Brampton, Ontario
April 18, 2017 4:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, Brampton's Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness officially opened amidst Provincial fanfare. Located on John Street a few blocks east of Brampton's Downtown Main and ... read more

Rise Condos Growing Tall at Bathurst and St. Clair

Rise Condos, Reserve Properties, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
April 18, 2017 3:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well underway at the Bathurst and St. Clair site of Reserve Properties' Rise Condos, and the 21-storey, Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed tower now stakes a ... read more

One Tower Approved, One Left Behind on Widmer Street

Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Theatre District Condos, 30 Widmer, Toronto
April 18, 2017 11:42 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
More drama played out at the OMB last month as a pair of side-by-side towers on Widmer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District contemplated their fate in negotiations with the City. The towers ... read more

Metro to Open 'Food Basics' Supermarket at Fuse Condos

Fuse Condos, Fuse2, Barrett, Burka, Neudorfer, Toronto
April 18, 2017 10:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents are now occupying Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse Condos as late-stage construction progresses on the second phase in the project, Fuse2, in Toronto's Wallace-Emerson ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen's Park mulls reforms to powerful land-use tribunal; Speculation distorting Toronto housing market, says Tory ahead of meeting with finance ministers; John Street ... read more

Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Square

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Maple Leaf Square, ACC, Rogers Centre
April 18, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
April has been a busy month for Toronto sports fans. With both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors taking part in playoff action this year, the public square on the west side of the Air ... read more

Capital Dev's and Metropia Engage Public at Bloor & Dufferin

Bloor & Dufferin, Hariri Pontarini for Capital Developments and Metropia
April 17, 2017 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week, Capital Developments and Metropia unveiled their initial ideas for 'Bloor & Dufferin', a redevelopment of two school sites located at a major crossroads in Toronto's West End. ... read more

The Davies' Ground Floor to Offer Range of Amenities

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
April 17, 2017 4:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the building's 36 luxury units nearly sold out and construction just around the corner, Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies will soon rise above Avenue Road, just north of Dupont in ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Rising into South Core Skyline Views

Ten York Street, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
April 17, 2017 3:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sine the early-2014 start of construction for Tridel's Ten York Street Condos, the 65-storey Wallman Architects-designed condominium development has progressed significantly in ... read more

New Renderings Shed Light on Bay Adelaide Centre North Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre North, Toronto, by Brookfield Properties Partners, KPMB
April 17, 2017 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following completion of the 44-storey Bay Adelaide East tower, new marketing material for the third and final element of Brookfield Properties Partners' Downtown Toronto office hub reveals a ... read more

GO Station Parking Lots: Missed Opportunities To Urbanize

Massing example of Appleby GO's north parking lot, showing retail & residential
April 17, 2017 11:40 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca held a press conference at Oakville GO Station to announce that Tim Hortons kiosks will be introduced at four GO stations (Oakville, ... read more

Gallery, Condo, Hotel: DevMcGill's ArtHaus Progressing in Ottawa

ArtHaus Residences at Ottawa Arts Court, DevMcGill, Ottawa
April 17, 2017 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly 350 kilometres northeast of Toronto, Ottawa remains the second most populous urban area in the province, and similar to Toronto, the downtown area is experiencing increased reinvestment. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ramp off eastbound Gardiner Expressway to York-Bay-Yonge now closed; The curious case of the Scarborough chain of office; Subway relief the entire city can get behind; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Open Dome

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rogers Centre
April 17, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of the Rogers Centre, captured from the upper SkyPod level of the CN Tower. Submitted to the Rogers Centre Renovations thread by contributor ... read more