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Guest Column: Sobering Thoughts for the Holidays

Guest Column: Sobering Thoughts for the Holidays
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

GTAA, Metrolinx Working Together on Pearson Transit Plan

Toronto Pearson International Airport Transit Terminal
December 11, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Here's a pop quiz for regular UrbanToronto readers: What is Canada's second-largest employment zone? If you guessed downtown Montreal or Vancouver, you haven't been paying enough careful attention. read more

Massive Pit Forms at Sugar Wharf Condos Site

Sugar Wharf Condos, 100 Queens Quay, Menkes, Toronto
December 11, 2018 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The leading edge of a high-rise development tidal wave is already breaking on the eastern shores of Toronto Harbour. Massive pits carved into the post-industrial landscape mark the locations where ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province kicks in $30 million for Massey Hall ‘revitalization’ project; Council should strike new transit funding agreement as part of upload talks, city manager says; Real ... read more

Photo of the Day: Etobicoke to Downtown

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Gardiner Expressway
December 11, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Gardiner Expressway, looking east from Etobicoke to Downtown Toronto. Submitted by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this skyline view is framed by ... read more

Docs Hint at Massive Scarborough Town Centre Redevelopment

Scarborough Town Centre, Oxford, Quadrangle, ABBARCH, Urban Strategies, Toronto
December 10, 2018 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
There is a growing list of developments across the city that can be directly attributed to the provision of higher-order transit, but if all goes according to plan, one project in the heart of ... read more

Metrolinx Plans to Partner with Developers for TOD Projects

December 10, 2018 3:26 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx announced a new plan to cooperate with private developers to help finance construction of new transit infrastructure with profits from adjacent commercial and residential ... read more

Shifting Geometry Apparent as Tower at Pier 27 Rises

Tower at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 10, 2018 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27 is in the process of adding a new peak to classic postcard views of the Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 51-storey condo tower proposed for densely populated St. James Town has residents concerned; Transit union, Tory asks Ontario government to fix problems with Presto-card ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Residences of 488 University Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Residences of 488 University Avenue
December 10, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a view of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, where 37 new residential floors are rising above an existing 18-storey ... read more

Trump Toronto to St Regis Retrofit and Rebranding Complete

Looking across Adelaide Street to the St. Regis Toronto, image by Craig White
December 7, 2018 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week, the signs saying 'The Adelaide Hotel' came down. The name, an interim measure chosen for the duration of the renovation of Toronto's former Trump Hotel and Residences, was done with. ... read more

Crane Installed as Excavation Continues at Diamond Condos

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, Diamante, Scott Shields
December 7, 2018 3:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since kicking off construction this past Spring, the early stages of work have been progressing for Diamante Development's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, a 30-storey Scott Shields ... read more

The United BLDG: 55-Storey Plan for 481 University at Dundas

481 University, B+H Architects, Toronto
December 7, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After receiving zoning bylaw approval from Toronto City Council in 2014, a plan to redevelop the Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company complex at the northeast corner of University and Dundas went ... read more

Lighthouse Towers Rising Taller at Daniels Waterfront Site

Daniels Waterfront, Lighthouse Tower East and West, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
December 7, 2018 10:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As companies continue to move into the 280,000 ft² condominium office complex known as 130 QQE at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, construction is progressing on the residential ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC union warns Presto too unreliable for agency to end Metropass program next month; Three Waterfront Toronto directors involved with Google wired-community deal fired by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk in Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, condominium towers
December 7, 2018 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Mississauga City Centre. Captured by Forum contributor Jasonzed, this drone view shows the suburb's increasingly dense Downtown. A white ... read more

Federal Offices Being Retrofitted for Carbon Zero Operations

Arthur Meighen Building, DIALOG
December 6, 2018 5:00 pm | by Ryan Debergh | Comments
As the Government of Canada prepares to vacate Toronto's Dominion Public Building across from Union Station after 86 years, a more permanent home is being prepared for its 1,900 federal ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo Proposed for Kingston and St. Clair

2880 Kingston Road, Toronto, Artlife, Studio JCI
December 6, 2018 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent proposal submitted to the City of Toronto is seeking rezoning to permit a new mid-rise condominium development at 2880 Kingston Road, just east of St. Clair in Scarborough. The plan, ... read more

Shoring Prepping CityPlace Site of Concord Canada House

Concord Canada House, CityPlace, IBI Group, Toronto
December 6, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The initial stage of construction is underway for Concord Canada House, the final phase of Concord Adex's community in Toronto's rail lands. Replacing the Concord CityPlace ... read more

Throwback Thursday: University Heights Medical Centre

Throwback Thursday, University Heights Professional and Medical Centre, Toronto
December 6, 2018 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday looks back over a year and a half at the start of construction for an office condominium development just a block from Finch West Station in northwest Toronto. Back ... read more