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Rezoning Application Outlines Vision for East Harbour Site

East Harbour, Toronto, by First Gulf, OMA, Adamson Associates
January 19, 2017 5:31 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last November, a preliminary master plan revealed the scope of First Gulf's plans for the once-industrial expanse of Toronto land long referred to as the Unilever site. Although public details of ... read more

East Harbour: A Transit Hub in the Making for Toronto

Transit Hub view from Broadview Ave
January 19, 2017 5:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Over the past 20 years, the shoulder areas of Toronto's downtown have seen a tremendous amount of development. In the 2000s, the west side of downtown went from former rail lands to high density ... read more

Private Sector Upgrade Proposed for Yonge-Dundas Square

An augmented photo shows two new screens with existing context, image via submis
January 19, 2017 5:24 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square could be getting brighter. The fast-paced outdoor event venue and tourism hub—bursting with a dizzying array of pedestrians, traffic, neon lights, signs and ... read more

Lifetime's Liberty Market Tower Plans Evolve in Liberty Village

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2017 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over four years after Lifetime Developments proposed a 32-storey mixed-use tower in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood, the 2012 proposal has worked its way through the planning and ... read more

Several Condos, Rentals Proposed Overlooking Earl Bales Park

325 Bogert Avenue, Toronto, Core Architects, Greatwise Developments
January 19, 2017 11:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amongst the crush of new development applications that were submitted to the City of Toronto in the final days of 2016, an application was received for a rezoning and an official plan amendment ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday presents the changing view from a condo in Toronto's Distillery District. Back on November 24, 2012, UrbanToronto Forum contributor 'Razz' captured this northwest ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City watchdog asked to investigate misleading briefing note on Scarborough subway; Plan for massive nightclub on Toronto’s waterfront alarms residents; Reasons to Look ... read more

Photo of the Day: King Street West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, King Street West
January 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day presents a moody view of King Street West, submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Neil Ta. Captured from atop the Westside Lofts on the northwest corner of Bathurst ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: King West, Queen West, and More

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini, Cityzen, Diamond Corp, Fernbrook
January 18, 2017 5:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A few days ago, we published the first instalment of our 2017 Growth To Watch For series, focusing on Toronto's burgeoning Entertainment District. Moving west, in this instalment we take a look at ... read more

8-Storey Residential Proposed on Kennedy South of Eglinton

599 Kennedy Road, Toronto, by Harplin Inc., Architecture Unfolded
January 18, 2017 4:50 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
A rezoning application and Official Plan Amendment has been submitted to the City of Toronto to allow an 8-storey residential building at 599 Kennedy Road, with the project slated to ... read more

Initial Occupancy Getting Underway at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle
January 18, 2017 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the exterior construction hoist removed late last year, and Pre-Delivery Inspections (PDIs) taking place throughout December, Downtown Toronto's 17-storey Musée Condos is now in the ... read more

Striking Geometry Emerging at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini, Toronto
January 18, 2017 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction activity is heating up at the Downtown Toronto site of MOD Developments Inc's Massey Tower Condos on Yonge Street north of Queen, where a 60-storey, Hariri ... read more

U of T: Architect Keller Easterling to Speak at Daniels Faculty

January 18, 2017 11:10 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is kicking off its first seminar of 2017 in its MVS Proseminar Series. ... read more

Explainer: Tactical Urbanism

January 18, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With the constant debate on public space and how it should be used, this week's 'Explainer' looks into Tactical Urbanism, a planning term that refers to how both the community and government could ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Failing Presto fare gates madden passengers; Gripes about the TTC are well-founded, but the future looks brighter; Lack of funding means Toronto Community Housing could ... read more

Photo of the Day: Birds Over Bloor-Yorkville

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville
January 18, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a scene from Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood with a distinctly Hitchcockian aesthetic. Submitted to the One Bloor East Forum thread by contributor ... read more

Oakville's Lake & East Continues Through Planning Process

Lake & East Condominium Residences, Oakville, by Symmetry, Fortress RDI, Engine
January 17, 2017 7:06 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the Oakville project expected to launch this year, the 5468796 Architecture-designed Lake & East Condominium Residences continues to attract attention. Envisioning a one-of-kind tower on ... read more

A Look at Unit Layouts in Plaza's Epic on Triangle Park

Epic on Triangle Park, Plaza, TACT Architecture, Toronto
January 17, 2017 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the Drake Hotel, a relatively new condominium development has added residential density to Toronto's growing West Queen West neighbourhood. Plaza's Epic on Triangle ... read more

Shoring Kicks Off Construction of 35-Storey Tower at Pier 27

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
January 17, 2017 3:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queens Quay site of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27 is now alive with activity, as construction begins for the ... read more

Interior Design Show Back at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

A snapshot from IDS 2013, image by Craig White
January 17, 2017 2:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Held from January 19-22, the annual Interior Design Show will bring hundreds of Canadian and international designers to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Returning to Toronto for its 19th year, ... read more