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CityAge: Daniel Libeskind Preaches Density, Design, and Desire

Daniel Libeskind, image by Stefan Ruiz
September 29, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I really love Toronto," Daniel Libeskind tells me. "It's a beautiful city, and it's growing so quickly, and really becoming a global cultural centre. And the diversity is incredible," the ... read more

Canary District: Checking in on Toronto's New Neighbourhood

Pan Am Village, West Don Lands, Canary District, DundeeKilmer, Toronto
September 29, 2016 4:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's West Don Lands, the one-time Athletes Village of the 2015 Pan Am Games is already well into its second life as a mixed-use urban community. Now served by the TTC's new 514 Cherry ... read more

Luxury Condo Development Proposed in South Rosedale

Dale Inc, Dale II Inc, 5-9 Dale, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
September 29, 2016 3:48 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Density is finding its way into Toronto's upscale Rosedale neighbourhood with a proposal for a four-storey 26-unit condo development at 5-9 Dale Avenue. The proposal would see two conjoined condo ... read more

Crane, Foundation Work Underway for 50 at Wellesley Station

Site of 50 at Wellesley Station, image by Jack Landau
September 29, 2016 12:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Out of view to all but the most curious passersby, the site of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is gearing up for some major construction milestones. Following the excavation of the ... read more

Disused Site on Lansdowne Released for Affordable Housing

Aerial view of the subject site, image retrieved from Apple Maps
September 29, 2016 10:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Increasing urban development new home prices have put a profound strain on Toronto's affordable housing situation over the past few years. The introduction of new economic and planning incentives, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Picasso and Tableau

Picasso (left) and Tableau (right), July 2014, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 29, 2016 10:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The past two years have brought about many changes to Toronto's bustling Entertainment District. Two of the newest kids on the block are Tableau Condominiums by Urban ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Twenty-two storey Yonge street mural pays homage to music legends; CivicAction report takes a long view of federal infrastructure spending; Microtransit idea offers glimmer of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Aerial view of Corktown Common and the Toronto skyline, image by Jasonzed
September 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of one of Toronto's newest outdoor spaces. Located in the fledgling West Don Lands area, the Corktown Common opened to much fanfare in 2013, and ... read more

1 Scollard Proposal Opposed by Planning, Councillor, Locals

1 Scollard, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, KPMB Architects
September 28, 2016 5:09 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
As development intensifies in the height ridge around Toronto’s Yonge and Bloor streets, the debate over the relative importance of aesthetic quality and density requirements came to a head at the ... read more

Ottawa: DevMcGill's Arthaus Introduces Unique Mixed-Use Model

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
September 28, 2016 4:01 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"As land values rise, I think it's going to become more common," DevMcGill CEO Stephane Côté tells us, describing the ambitious mixed-use programming of Ottawa's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court. ... read more

Above Grade Levels Taking Shape at ZIGG Condos

Ground floor of the site's southern arm, image by Jack Landau
September 28, 2016 3:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just last month when Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos achieved an important milestone along Toronto's St. Clair Avenue West, with the pouring of the ... read more

Must See Projects at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016

nuit blanche 2016, electrosmog toronto, jean-pierre aube
September 28, 2016 2:28 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Nuit Blanche Toronto is just around the corner, and this year’s event promises to infuse the city with contemporary art installations and urban interventions. The festivities begin at 6:58 PM on ... read more

Construction Progressing for Block B of ELAD's Emerald City

Panoramic view of construction at Emerald City's Block B, image by Jack Landau
September 28, 2016 11:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the success of the initial block of three towers and townhomes at ELAD Canada's Emerald City at Don Mills and Sheppard in North York, construction is well underway on three ... read more

Explainer: Greenfields

Greenflies sites around Regina, Saskatchewan, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 28, 2016 10:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' provided an overview of the term 'brownfields,' which refers to sites that were formerly developed but are now abandoned lands, often of an industrial nature. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report sounds alarm on big TTC projects; Ontario shows willingness to replace Bombardier on Toronto transit project; Battle brewing over ward boundaries; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Aerial

Aerial view of Downtown Toronto, image by wyliepoon via Flickr
September 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of Downtown Toronto. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by wyliepoon, this view shows the heart of the city, with a number of ... read more

The Museum: Exhibit Interrogates the Architecture of Trauma

A model of the pool, image courtesy of Novka Ćosović
September 27, 2016 10:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We're in a Downtown Toronto café. The familiar din of baristas, regulars, grinders, and steam is somewhere behind us. People are sitting around us, with laptops, newspapers, or friends in front of ... read more

10-Tower M City to Rise on 15 Acres at Mississauga City Centre

M City will transform 15 acres of land southwest of Mississauga City Centre
September 27, 2016 4:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A 15-acre plot of land that has long sat as a vacant field on the south side of Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga is finally to be transformed by a $1.5 bn development to be called M City. ... read more

Crane Installed at Bayview Village Site of Lotus Condos

Crane installed at the site of Lotus Condos, image by Jack Landau
September 27, 2016 2:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One subway stop east of North York's high-density hub at Yonge and Sheppard, the Bayview Village area has been experiencing a boom in mid-rise construction for over a decade now. A dense ... read more

Diamante's 30-Storey Tower Joins Growing North York Corridor

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante, Scott Shields Architects
September 27, 2016 1:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As one of five urban 'Centres' under the City of Toronto's Official Plan, the North York Centre at Yonge and Sheppard is designated to continue developing into a more dynamic hub for the area. ... read more