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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compromise reached over Central Tech’s sports fields (Globe and Mail) TTC subway service suspended between Union and Bloor-Yonge stations (Toronto Star) Doug Ford racked up ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset
March 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most photographers will tell you that views of the city are best enjoyed right around the time of sunrise or sunset, when the low sun's natural tones and the city's abundant artificial light glow ... read more

Temporary Bridge Installed as Massey Tower Excavation Pit Grows

Massey Tower Condos, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
March 23, 2015 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is progressing at the site of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, a landmark 60-storey, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower coming to Yonge Street across ... read more

Introducing Avalon Urban Towns in Kitchener

Avalon Urban Towns by Savic Homes, Kitchener, ABA Architects
March 23, 2015 2:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada's Tech Triangle of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge is attracting young and educated homebuyers from across the country, and new developments are answering the call for that demand. On ... read more

Moninder Khudal Talks Up Diam Developments' On The Danforth

Moninder Khudal, President and CEO of Diam Developments, image by Marcus Mitanis
March 23, 2015 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As plans for a new east-end condominium dubbed On The Danforth approach finalization, UrbanToronto sat down with Moninder Khudal, President and CEO of Diam Developments, the developer behind the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Birds versus buildings a deadly problem in Toronto; How one small idea could bring new life to Toronto’s back alleys; TTC head lays out plan to get problem-plagued Spadina extension ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen and Beverley

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queen Street West
March 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With an eclectic mix of trendy shops and restaurants, Toronto's Queen West neighbourhood remains one of the most popular pedestrian stretches in the city, and was recently recognized ... read more

The Story Behind Ryerson University's Next Big Development

Doors to the new Church Street Development at Ryerson University, Toronto
March 20, 2015 6:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Now open for anyone to visit is an exhibition in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in Ryerson University's Architecture Building on the school's next major building, the 28-storey Church Street ... read more

York GO Concourse Set To Open This Spring At Union Station

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March 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The $1 billion plus renovations and expansions of Union Station have been under construction for what seems like forever with few hints of the coming improvements so far for weary commuters. The ... read more

Touring The Huge New Humber River Hospital, Part One

Humber River Hospital, Toronto
March 20, 2015 2:47 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Does anyone actually like going to the hospital? Putting aside the many regrettable reasons you may find yourself in one, most hospitals by themselves are not exactly enjoyable experiences. In ... read more

RENOMii Expedites Contractor and Homeowner Communication

March 20, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The stuff of dinner party nightmarish legends, home renovations can be a stressful and often confusing experience. Miscommunication issues frequently lead to a final bill that is much higher than ... read more

Cladding Installation Progressing at O2 Toronto on Shuter Street

O2 Toronto condominium maisonettes, Identity, Stal, Page + Steele
March 20, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development is having an impact on the neighbourhoods east of Downtown Toronto, the most notable transformation being the ongoing rebuilding of Regent Park. Nearby, the Moss Park neighbourhood ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two senior TTC managers in charge of delayed, over-budget Spadina subway fired by Andy Byford; Uber supercharges city hall lobbying tactics; How the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar on Spadina

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, streetcar, transit
March 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since entering service last year, the TTC's new Flexity Outlook streetcars have become a familiar sight on the Spadina and Harbourfront routes. Despite production delays, 30 of these vehicles are ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architectsAlliance, Hood Design

Boardwalk canopy, image by Diller Scofidio Renfro, architectsAlliance, Hood
March 19, 2015 4:28 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
This is the last of five in-depth looks at the entries by the shortlisted teams for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park design competition. read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: KPMB Architects, West 8, Greenberg Consultants

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March 19, 2015 3:20 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The journey to 'the Island' is the quintessential Toronto experience, and it should be exciting. Once you're on the ferry it usually is, but the trip actually begins at the terminal at the foot of ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, Scott Torrance

Ferry Terminal, Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, Scott Torrance
March 19, 2015 1:58 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The journey to 'the Island' is the quintessential Toronto experience, and it should be exciting. Once you're on the ferry it usually is, but the trip actually begins at the terminal at the foot of ... read more

Construction of Great Gulf's Monde Condos to Begin This Spring

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf Homes
March 19, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past several years, private developers have been working with Waterfront Toronto to create the new East Bayfront community. New residential, commercial, institutional and public spaces ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Nelson Street in the Entertainment District

Throwback Thursday, Nelson Street, Toronto
March 19, 2015 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The transformation of Toronto's Entertainment District into a high-density mixed-use district continues with the construction of new residential and commercial space, filling in the few remaining ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former Brampton mayor Susan Fennell’s city compensation totalled nearly half a million dollars in 2014; Deputy mayor wants Toronto to reopen casino debate with report on Woodbine ... read more