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Throwback Thursday: View From Toronto City Hall's Green Roof

Throwback Thursday, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
July 21, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2010-completed revitalization of City Hall's podium roof transformed a 35,000 square foot concrete surface into a publicly-accessible modular green roof, resulting in an increase in foot ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx serves Bombardier Inc with notice of default over delayed delivery of light-rail vehicles; Toronto's archaeological treasures left to languish in basements; City ... read more

Photo of the Day: Billy Bishop Ferry

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Billy Bishop Airport ferry
July 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2015-opened pedestrian tunnel connecting Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with Eireann Quay on the mainland has made travel to and from the airport much more convenient in the ... read more

19-Storey Rental Tower Proposed at 149-157 Bathurst Street

149-157 Bathurst Street, Toronto, RAW Design, Centrestone, Carlyle
July 20, 2016 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An increasingly tight rental housing market in Toronto has brought about a resurgence in purpose-built rental developments, and new rental apartment proposals continue to spring up here. The ... read more

Foundation Work Underway at VHL's Haven on the Bluffs

Haven on the Bluffs, Toronto Condos, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc.
July 20, 2016 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the late-2015 start of construction at the site of VHL Developments' Haven on the Bluffs in Scarborough's Cliffside neighbourhood, the last several months of work has ... read more

Ottawa: Arthaus Continues to Rise in Nation's Capital

ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, KPMB Architects
July 20, 2016 2:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now well above grade, DevMcGill's Arthaus Reisdences at Arts Court is contributing a mixed-use presence to Ottawa's Downtown. As the capital city experiences notable urban growth and ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Designs Take Centre Stage in Downtown Ottawa

A panorama of Ottawa, image via Wikimedia Commons, by G. Baranski
July 20, 2016 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Toronto's decade-long building boom keeping everyone in the GTHA development industry very busy, our architects are in demand in other cities across Ontario too. Although not as tall nor as ... read more

(In)Complete: the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Toronto
July 20, 2016 1:24 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square has taken its fair share of twists and turns over the past decade. Beginning as a high-profile international competition awarded back in 2007 to the ... read more

Explainer: Façadism

Toronto's Bay Adelaide Centre incorporates a historic facade, image by Marcus Mi
July 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing our weekly 'Explainer' series, we return with an overview of another technical design and construction term via our sister site, SkyriseCities.com. This week, an explanation of ... read more

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

July 20, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx threatens legal action over late delivery of light rail vehicles; Toronto sees uptick in new rental units and more on the way; What the Pan Am Legacy Means for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cranes from Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Corktown Common, River City 3, RC3
July 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, we are shown a late-evening view captured from Toronto's new Corktown Common park in the ... read more

Exterior Shaping Up on Mattamy & Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
July 19, 2016 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The cluster of high-rise condominium developments in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores community continues to grow larger. The latest addition to the neighbourhood skyline is Mattamy ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Tridel's Ten York Street

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
July 19, 2016 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now reaching a height of 17 storeys in Toronto's South Core area, Tridel's wedge-shaped Ten York Street Condos is beginning to make its presence felt from various vantage points ... read more

UrbanToronto is Looking For a Transportation Writer

July 19, 2016 4:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto is looking for writer/reporter to cover transportation-related stories on a freelance, part-time basis. If you have a keen interest and excellent knowledge of transit issues in the ... read more

Inverted Valleys: Artists Re-Imagine the Urban Landscape

The artists, image courtesy of Mark Francis and Natalia Bakaeva
July 19, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Winding through the city like arteries, Toronto's ravines run beneath the urban landscape of streets and towers as a subtle yet defining topographical feature. However, despite the natural beauty ... read more

Casey House Rebuild and Expansion In Full Swing

Casey House, Hariri Pontarini, Bird Construction, Toronto
July 19, 2016 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hidden among the high-rise developments and master-planned communities that make up the most visible components in this city's urban renewal, historically-sensitive adaptive reuse projects play an ... read more

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

July 19, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ferry traffic to Toronto Island is way up this summer; Exploring Toronto’s Hidden Waterfronts; LRT will completely transform Mississauga; and more news Ferry traffic ... read more

Photo of the Day: Take-Off

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, airplane, Porter
July 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bombardier Dash-8 Q 400 turboprop airplanes of Porter Airlines are a familiar sight flying low above Toronto's waterfront. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Visualizing Great Gulf's Completed One Bloor East

July 18, 2016 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the installation of balcony glass brings the exterior of Great Gulf's One Bloor East closer to completion, commenters in the UrbanToronto Forum are getting more excited about the ... read more

Council Vote Brings Kipling Mobility Hub a Step Closer to Reality

The current plan (click for a closer view), image via the City of Toronto
July 18, 2016 4:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, Toronto City Council approved the sale of lands adjoining Kipling Station to Metrolinx, paving the way for a long-awaited GO/MiWay transit hub at Line 2's western terminus. Following ... read more