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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Half of Torontonians support King St. pilot, poll finds; Cycling rates spike in downtown neighbourhoods; Plans to buy Danforth Road plaza for subway up for debate at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sherbourne Common

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Sherbourne Common, East Bayfront
December 6, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view captured from Sherbourne Common in Toronto's East Bayfront area. Submitted to our Forum by contributor skycandy, this view faces ... read more

Hydrogen Powered Trains Attracting Attention World-Wide

Alstom's pilot hydrail train on a test track in Germany
December 5, 2017 5:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Canada, especially Ontario, should be a leader, not a follower, in using hydrogen fuel cells to operate trains. That was a key message during the recent Metrolinx symposium, "Hydrail in ... read more

Transfer Slab Supporting First Tower Level at 488 University

488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
December 5, 2017 4:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Complex engineering, and a prominent location at University and Dundas in Downtown Toronto are keeping interest high for Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University ... read more

Concrete Ontario Hands Out 2017 Concrete Awards

2017 Concrete Awards, Ontario
December 5, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week at The Buildings Show in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre—an industry event that brings together a number of design, architecture, and construction expos under one roof—at ... read more

Home Sales Stabilize in November as Prices, New Listings Surge

TREB, market report, Toronto, real estate
December 5, 2017 12:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest monthly report from the Toronto Real Estate Board President (TREB) is showing that a steady demand remains for homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During the month of ... read more

Ryerson's City Building Institute Supports Rail Deck Park

Street View of Proposed Rail Deck Park, 20 acre park. Rendering by PUBLIC WORK.
December 5, 2017 10:10 am | by Josie Harrison | Comments
Well-maintained and accessible green space is necessary for the health of a city’s downtown core, but this essential component is more often than not given second thought as a city densifies. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s on the agenda for December’s Toronto City Council meeting?; Province to give Toronto $25.6 million for bicycle infrastructure; Great Streets project could create a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Bloor Yorkville, fog
December 5, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Dramatic fog has engulfed the city for the last couple of mornings, allowing for some impressive shots of Toronto's skycrapers rising above the low cloud layer. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

IIDEXCanada 2017 Offers First Look at New Products and Designs

The Buildings Show, IIDEXCanada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
December 4, 2017 4:34 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Described as Canada’s largest development industry networking and educational event of 2017, the 32nd annual IIDEXCanada exposition returned to Toronto last week as part of The Buildings Show. The ... read more

Shoring in Full Swing for Whitehaus Condos on Yonge Street

Whitehaus Condos, Lifetime, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
December 4, 2017 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is experiencing a wave of high-rise redevelopment, with the latest project to begin construction in the area set to rise 29 storeys above Yonge Street, ... read more

OMB-Approved Retirement Residence Coming to 146 Laird Drive

150 Laird Drive, V!VA Retirement Communities, RAW Design, Toronto
December 4, 2017 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment plans are advancing for a block of Laird Drive in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. Originally proposed in 2014, a plan by V!VA Retirement Communities to redevelop 146-150 ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Topping Out on South Core Skyline

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 4, 2017 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The skyline of Toronto's relatively young South Core area has been growing denser and taller by the year, the latest addition now topping out at the intersection of York and Harbour Streets. On a ... read more

Scale Model Shows Off Ground Realm at Solmar's Edge Towers

Edge Towers, Solmar Development Corporation, Roy Varacalli, Cusimano Architect
December 4, 2017 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month marked the official launch of Solmar Development Corporation's Edge Towers, a trio of 35, 40, and 55-storey towers coming to Hurontario at Elm Drive in Downtown Mississauga. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. pilot project has slashed streetcar travel times, statistics show; Udder confusion surrounds fate of cow-on-stilts; It’s time to brace for the day Toronto’s real ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Street Canyon

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Harbour Street canyon
December 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Harbour Street's growing urban canyon in Toronto's South Core. Captured from the upper level of the 200 Queens Quay West parking garage by Forum ... read more

Fitzrovia Capital Proposes 64 Storeys at Yonge and Wellesley

10 Wellesley West, designed by bKL Architecture for Fitzrovia Captial
December 1, 2017 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
November was a busy month for new proposals in Toronto, including a plan submitted late in the month by Fitzrovia Capital seeking rezoning to permit a high-rise condominium development ... read more

Excavation Begins for Daniels' Wesley Tower in Mississauga

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, The Daniels Corporation, Rafael + Bigauskas
December 1, 2017 2:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly a month ago the first shoring rig was spotted at the site of Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, a 43-storey Rafael + Bigauskas Architects-designed condominium tower now under ... read more

Revamped East Harbour Plan Makes First Appearance at DRP

East Harbour, First Gulf, Adamson Associates, Urban Strategies, Toronto
December 1, 2017 12:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It is being heralded as the new Downtown East: a brand new neighbourhood built from scratch complete with a concentration of jobs rivalling the Financial District, a multi-modal transit hub ... read more

Topping Off November 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
December 1, 2017 10:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up November 2017's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions. Our Top Ten News ... read more