Photo of the Day: Above Yonge and Bloor

View from the top of One Bloor East, image by vintxgemonster via Instagram
September 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view captured from the top of Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Submitted by Instagram user vintxgemonster, this dizzying view looks down the tower's west ... read more

8 Elm Street Proposal Met With Hostility from Local Residents

8 Elm Park Properties Inc, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, 8 Elm, Toronto
September 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a passionate crowd that attended the first public consultation for 8 Elm Street, a proposal that would see an 80-storey 259.5-metre tower erected on a 658-square-metre site near the ... read more

Below Grade Structure Progressing at The Craftsman in Clarkson

Construction of The Craftsman in Mississauga, image by Jack Landau
September 22, 2016 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A full three months have transpired since our last visit to the site of VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences in Mississauga's charming Clarkson Village ... read more

Wellington Destructor Focus of ACO NextGen Design Charrette

ACO NextGen, Wellington Destructor, Toronto
September 22, 2016 2:12 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's (ACO) NextGen group is gearing up for their 5th annual Design Charrette, with this edition focusing on one of Toronto's hidden relics from its industrial ... read more

TimberFever Engages Ryerson Students for Wood-Based Design

TimberFever 2015, image courtesy of TimberFever
September 22, 2016 12:55 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
An upcoming design competition presented by Moses Structural Engineers and Ryerson University will see architecture and civil engineering students at Ryerson University build fully-functional ... read more

Akelius and Archdesign Modernizing 730 St Clarens Apartments

West facade of 730 St Clarens Avenue, image by Jack Landau
September 22, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades after a rental apartment building boom reshaped Toronto in the 1960s and 70s, many of the post-Corbusian buildings are now in need of repair and renewal. Bringing aging apartment towers up ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View from Roundhouse Park

View from Roundhouse Park, May 2010, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 22, 2016 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as a monument to Toronto's rich railway heritage, Bremner Boulevard's Roundhouse Park offers a window into our past while also providing perspectives of the surrounding modern cityscape. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor floats idea of foreign buyers tax in Toronto; TTC insists cost-saving measures aren’t service cuts; How Toronto Became a Hub for Green Roofs; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hotel X

Hotel X viewed at sunset, image by Forum contributor yonderbean
September 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the Forum by contributor yonderbean, we are shown a sunset view of Brookfield Multiplex's new Hotel X in Toronto's Exhibition Place. ... read more

Resurgent Rentals: 'What Do You Mean It's Not a Condo?'

43 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, by GWL Realty, IBI Group
September 21, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto is a city of condominiums. In fact, the preponderance of condominium development is such that the term "condo" has infiltrated the common parlance as a de facto synonym for any—and all—of ... read more

Last Mile Forum Targets Weak Spots of Toronto Transit Networks

Last Mile, Ryerson City Building Institute, Transit, Toronto
September 21, 2016 3:55 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s transit network would, in an ideal world, funnel people from their disparate homes to larger, shared vehicles and from transit hubs to their disparate workplaces. The challenge in this ... read more

CTBUH Tours Sun Life Financial and Harbour Plaza Complex

The Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences as seen from the west
September 21, 2016 2:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the largest complexes currently under construction in Downtown Toronto is the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences. Built alongside the Gardiner Expressway where the ... read more

The Greenbelt: Does Smart Growth Policy Impact Affordability?

September 21, 2016 1:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It's pretty straightforward," economist and planner Russell Matthews told the audience, "land use restrictions constrain supply. If demand stays high, that drives prices up." In that simple ... read more

Explainer: Brownfields

Toronto's Port Lands feature numerous brownfields sites, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 21, 2016 10:16 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' takes a look at a planning and development term that refers to previously industrial (or in some cases, commercial) land. Often characterized by contaminated and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square reno falls far short of promise; Who Bears the Cost of Inclusionary Zoning?; City rebuilding Bathurst and Adelaide with bikes in mind; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Misty Sunrise

View of the Toronto skyline from the west, image by ~EvidencE~ via Flickr
September 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ~EvidencE~, we are shown yet another creative view of Toronto's ever-changing skyline. Captured from the ... read more

Eataly to Anchor $100 Million Manulife Centre Redevelopment

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon
September 20, 2016 4:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Adding 35,000 ft² of new space to the retail complex at Bay and Bloor, a $100 million redevelopment of Toronto's Manulife Centre has been announced. The expanded—and extensively reconfigured— ... read more

New Exterior Treatments, PATH Linkage Proposed for 771 Yonge

771 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
September 20, 2016 4:49 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
The area surrounding the intersection of Bloor and Yonge streets is currently a locus of development, with a number of Toronto’s tallest towers either being planned or currently under ... read more

Pier 27 Presentation Centre Moves to Make Way for Construction

September 20, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a summer of strong sales, crews are now in the process of priming the future site of Cityzen and Fernbrook's Tower at Pier 27 for the start of construction. The ... read more

Inside the 'Terrace Collection' of Suites at 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
September 20, 2016 1:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of St. Clair West, a dense stretch of Toronto's Avenue Road will be joined by the 19-storey 609 Avenue Road. Designed by Richmond Architects, the State Building Group and Madison Homes ... read more