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Photo of the Day: Flatiron and 88 Scott

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, Gooderham Building, Flatiron
May 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1892-built Gooderham Building—commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building—is one of Toronto's most photographed landmarks. The building's Romanesque Revival architecture stands out against a ... read more

Toronto City Builders Debate Bid for Expo 2025

Toronto sign, Pan Am Games, Expo 2025, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2016 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The legacy of the Pan Am Games and its contribution to city building and civic pride are just now being realized in full, but influential politicians and development professionals are already ... read more

Diamond Condos on Yonge: First Look at the Project's Floorplans

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
May 20, 2016 3:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Ahead of Diamante's launch of Diamond Condominiums on Yonge this year, we've previewed the Toronto project's interiors and amenities, alongside a brief overview of the previous development ... read more

Re-Skinning of 488 University Continues at Dundas & University

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
May 20, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core Architects-designed condominium development ... read more

Sponsored Post: Five Toronto Condos Under $200K

Sponsored Post: New on the Market - 5 Toronto Condos Under $200K
May 20, 2016 2:44 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The Toronto real estate market is certainly booming right now. There is pressure on Canada’s most populous city to house more and more residents, and this pushes prices up.   As with any city ... read more

17th Annual Doors Open Toronto Focuses on Adaptive Reuse

May 20, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Re-used, Re-visited, and Revised." In a quickly changing architectural—and cultural—milieu, preserving and adapting built form of the past is a complex and contentious issue. As new development ... read more

2016 Governor General's Architecture Medal Recipients Feature Four GTA Projects

Bridgepoint Hospital, KPMB, Stantec, Diamond Schmitt, HDR, Toronto
May 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
On May 19, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2016 winners of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The prestigious ... read more

Revisiting Toronto's Hidden Jewel of the Don Valley: The Sisters of St. Joseph Residence

Sister of St. Joseph Residence, Shim Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto
May 20, 2016 10:12 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Perched atop a hill overlooking the Don River, Shim-Sutcliffe Architect's sensuously curving Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto peacefully rests among its tranquil surroundings, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier details new production schedule for long-delayed TTC streetcars; Ontario Architects disappointed by province's new culture strategy; “Canstruction” delivers big ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Andrew Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Andrew Street, Kensington Market
May 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, we are taken to the roof of the Kensington Market parking garage for a view of St. Andrew Street ... read more

Transit Line Studies Advance With New Round of Consultations

City Planning's 15-year transit plan, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With multiple transit plans underway at the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and the TTC, City staff have planned a number of consultations to provide updates and gather public feedback. Dates have ... read more

The L Tower's Crane Has Finally Come Down

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-awaited removal of the exterior-mounted tower crane at the Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L-Tower is finally complete. The ... read more

Province Introduces Inclusionary Zoning Legislation

St. Jamestown Promoting Affordable Housing, Inclusionary Zoning, Marcus Mitanis
May 19, 2016 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In an effort to boost the stock of affordable housing across Ontario, the provincial government has introduced legislation that would bring a host of changes to four provincial acts. The move ... read more

Timelapse Video Highlights Dowling Avenue Bridge Removal

Dowling Avenue Bridge demolition, Toronto
May 19, 2016 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the fall 2015 demolition of the Dowling Avenue bridge over the Metrolinx rail corridor, the City of Toronto has completed the demolition of the second half of the aging two-part bridge, ... read more

City Invites Engagement for TransformTO Sustainability Initiative

May 19, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of a global movement to cut carbon emissions, the City of Toronto is targeting an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In cities around the world, efforts to mitigate ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Thompson Hotel

Throwback Thursday, Thompson Hotel, International Harvester Building, Toronto
May 19, 2016 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Bathurst and Wellington in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. Back on February 27, 2006, the 1940-built Streamline Moderne style ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province should help build affordable housing in Toronto; Three Myths Used to Argue Against Toronto Bike Lanes; Mississauga gives Uber one week to shut down; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: ICE and the Islands

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ïce Condominiums
May 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum contributor NIL OMNI, who captured an amazing series of photos showing the uppermost levels of Ïce Condominiums' 57-storey west tower. Shot ... read more

Vandyk's Backyard Condos Launches With Significant Sales

Condo Shoppe for Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Vandyk, Etobicoke, Toronto
May 18, 2016 5:49 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, a redevelopment of a former plaza site in Etobicoke's Stonegate neighbourhood, has been a quick success story for the Vandyk Group of Companies. Despite a cold and ... read more

New architectsAlliance-Designed Towers Coming to Old Toronto

158 Front Condos, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
May 18, 2016 4:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Designed by Toronto's architectsAlliance, the two-tower 158 Front Condos development is moving forward, with a sales centre on The Esplanade now open, and the project's floor plans ... read more