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City Seeks Input on Licensing of Rental Apartment Buildings

An apartment-rich skyline, image by Jack Landau
August 16, 2016 10:37 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of an effort to standardize and regulate rental apartment buildings, the City of Toronto is calling for public input to guide the creation of a new licensing framework for multi-unit ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rail-deck park dream depends on securing air rights; Why do condo towers in Toronto all look the same?; Urbancorp buyers watch as their new-home dreams get sold ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leaside Towers

Leaside Towers on Thorncliffe Park Drive, image by Lori Whelan via Flickr
August 16, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood in the former Borough of East York. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, this shot ... read more

Mid-Rise Rental Proposed on Yonge Street in Lawrence Park

2851 Yonge Street, Muir Park Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
August 15, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A resurgence of the purpose-built rental market is bringing forward a number of new proposals across Toronto. Although the sought-after Lawrence Park neighbourhood isn't a neighbourhood associated ... read more

Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts Coming to Riverdale

Sunday School Lofts, Toronto, by Grid Developments, George Popper Architects
August 15, 2016 2:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Located slightly north of Danforth and Jones, Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts is one of the relatively few developments in Toronto's Riverdale neighbourhood. With Donlands Station a block ... read more

Demolition Underway for Yonge Sheppard Centre Expansion

Yonge Sheppard Centre Renovations and Expansion, Kingsett, RioCan, Quadrangle
August 15, 2016 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-awaited renovation and expansion of RioCan and Kingsett Capital's Yonge Sheppard Centre is now well under way at the intersection of Yonge and Sheppard in North ... read more

488 University: Transformation Continues as Glazing Installed

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
August 15, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent months, we've closely followed the re-skinning and structural reinforcement of the 1968-built Global House office building, which will be a major element of Amexon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto businesses reserving judgement on Bloor bike lanes… for now; Toronto restaurant faces backlash for public space patio; Federal cash for infrastructure funding deals stalled; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ten York Street

Aerial view of Ten York, image by Forum contributor UrbanOptic
August 15, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our last Photo of the Day featured a view of balconies, while today's Photo of the Day features a view from a balcony. read more

Province Moving Ahead with Dufferin Street Bridge Widening

The Dufferin Street Bridge, viewed from the south, image via Google Maps
August 12, 2016 5:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following this morning's official launch for the 2.6-kilometre Bloor Street bike lane pilot project, the Province of Ontario is commencing an expansion of Toronto's Dufferin Street Bridge, ... read more

Quality Materials Mark Exterior of North Drive's The High Park

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, Quadrangle
August 12, 2016 4:59 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since our last construction update on North Drive Investments' The High Park, the condominium development on Bloor across from Toronto's most famous park has come a long way. ... read more

Marlin Spring's Canvas Condominium Coming to The Danforth

Canvas Condominium, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
August 12, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We first learned of plans to redevelop a stretch of Danforth Avenue east of Woodbine back in late-2015 via a rezoning application filed with the City of Toronto's Planning Department. In the ... read more

Morning on Bloor Street: Optimism Launches Bike Lane Pilot

The crowd gathers for the announcement, image by Stefan Novakovic
August 12, 2016 11:41 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It wasn't yet 8:30 AM, but the crowd already spread across both sides of Toronto's Lippincott Street. Donning helmets and safety gear, the gathering spilled out onto Bloor Street as cycling ... read more

Modern Townhomes to Complement Teeple-Designed SQ2

SQ2 and adjacent townhome block, image courtesy of Tridel
August 12, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction progresses on SQ Condos—the first condominium development in Tridel's master-planned redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park community—sales are well under way for the ... read more

Penthouses at Whitehaus Make For Spacious Homes in the Sky

Whitehaus, Lifetime Developments, Knightstone Capital, Diamond Schmitt
August 12, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a number of developments already under construction in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area, several more in various stages of planning and approvals, and a new transit line under construction, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What the giant mural at Yonge and St. Clair says about Toronto; New Bloor bike lanes in Toronto must pass ‘rigorous’ tests; Toronto group crowdsources map of public seating; ... read more

Photo of the Day: On a Balcony

Resident on a balcony at Absolute World in Mississauga, image by Matt via Flickr
August 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Matt, features a close-up view of a Mississauga landmark. This shot reveals a resident of the iconic Absolute World ... read more

One Bloor East: Tower Levels Coming Together at City's Tallest

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 11, 2016 5:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this week, UrbanToronto had the opportunity to tour Toronto's tallest construction site, taking in the progress at Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Taking stock of the podium levels, our ... read more

Demolition Paving Way for Gupta's Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta Group, Page + Steele / IBI, Toronto
August 11, 2016 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over ten months since a ground breaking ceremony marked the official start of construction for Gupta Group's Dundas Square Gardens, demolition is helping clear the Dundas and Jarvis ... read more

Details of Park Hyatt Conversion Project Come to Light

Park Hyatt Renovation, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, KPMB Architects
August 11, 2016 3:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The 18th story rooftop lounge where Mordecai Richler (and more than one of his literary surrogates) knocked back successions of scotch isn't going anywhere. According to updated documents released ... read more