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Throwback Thursday: Pier 27 and the East Bayfront

Throwback Thursday, Pier 27, East Bayfront, Queens Quay, Toronto
November 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday highlights the rapid transformation of Toronto's Queens Quay East. Turning back the clocks to 2012, this east facing view from the top of the Westin Harbour Castle ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 23, 2017

November 23, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public transit in Toronto dangerously noisy, study says; Activists say Ottawa should deliver housing funds over two years, instead of 11; Toronto’s transit ridership is in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Colourful Casa Loma

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Casa Loma
November 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a colourful evening view of Toronto's Gothic Revival style Casa Loma. Submitted by Instagram user Caleb Cho, this view faces southwest at the heritage mansion, ... read more

The One's Presentation Centre Opens For First Time

The One, Toronto, by Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners, Core Architects
November 22, 2017 5:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last night, the presentation centre for The One, Canada's first Supertall building, was opened for the first time to allow those who pre-registered at the project to get a look at layouts, views, ... read more

Preliminary Site Activity Underway for Canary Block Condos

Canary Block Condos, DundeeKilmer, KPMB Architects, Toronto
November 22, 2017 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The initial buildout of Toronto's West Don Lands created an Athletes' Village for the 2015 Pan Am Games. After the event, it was converted into the city's newest neighbourhood. In the time since ... read more

Paving, Lanes Appear as Lower Simcoe Ramp Nears Opening

Lower Simcoe ramp, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto, DTAH, Harbour Street
November 22, 2017 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It isn't too often that an upgrade to highway infrastructure captures the attention of Toronto urbanists. The ongoing replacement of the Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York ... read more

Below Grade Levels Taking Shape for 16 York Office Tower

16 York, Toronto, Cadillac Fairview,  architectsAlliance, B+H Architects
November 22, 2017 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the months since ground was broken for Cadillac Fairview's new 32-storey office tower at 16 York, plenty of work has been accomplished for the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Andy Byford leaving the TTC for a job with New York City Transit; Art classes to take place at Union Station; Toronto looking at rebranding homeless services as part of shelter ... read more

Photo of the Day: Eaton Centre Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre bridge, WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler
November 22, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the new WilkinsonEyre Architects and Zeidler Partnership-designed bridge at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre. Since ... read more

Great Gulf’s Monde Topping Out at 44 Storeys

Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
November 21, 2017 4:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the little over one month since we last covered construction at Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, the 44-storey condominium tower has continued to rise towards a final 150-metre height ... read more

Handful of Units Remain at Plaza’s Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle, Adelaide Street West, Toronto
November 21, 2017 4:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Plaza's Musée now practically completed, remaining work at the building just northeast of Toronto's King and Bathurst intersection includes the construction of ... read more

39-Storey Residential Tower Proposed on Don Mills at Sheppard

2600 Don Mills Road, Hunters Lodge, Toronto, designed by Quadrangle
November 21, 2017 4:15 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Compten Management Inc propose 39-storey infill condominium development of 364 units to increase density on current subject site, and better-utilize space in a strategic growth area of Toronto. read more

Wood Frame Mid-Rise Office Proposed on Sheppard near Senlac

202 Sheppard West, Nikali Holding, William Dewson Architects, Toronto
November 21, 2017 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Ontario Building Code was amended on January 1, 2015 to permit wood frame buildings of up to six storeys high, a slow trickle of such development proposals has begun to emerge. The ... read more

Lormel Homes Revitalizing Mississauga Tower-in-the-Park Site

Chelsea on the Green, Lormel Homes, Mississauga
November 21, 2017 10:00 am | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Lormel Homes are marketing the first of two new condominium buildings on an expansive tower-in-the-park site in the Rockwood Village area of Mississauga. Dubbed Chelsea on the Green (not to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto and Google-owned Waze app agree to trade traffic data; Championing public art in an era of bean-counters; Gridlock on GTA highways costs each household $125 a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Massey Tower Ascending

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini
November 21, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of MOD Developments' Massey Tower rising above Toronto's Yonge Street. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor thecharioteer, ... read more

Metrolinx Issues RFP for Lakeshore East RER Works

Rendering of the proposed underpass at Scarborough Golf Club Rd
November 20, 2017 3:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On November 17th, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. Specifically, this RFP is for a series of ... read more

Undulating Floors Rising for Arc at Daniels Erin Mills in Mississauga

Arc, Daniels Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor, Mississauga
November 20, 2017 3:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just shy of seven months since we last checked in on construction on Arc, the newest phase of The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills community in Mississauga. At ... read more

CityAge Conference Returns to Toronto This Week

CityAge: Toronto, conference, MaRS​ ​Discovery​ ​District
November 20, 2017 11:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canadian governments are anticipated to pour as much as $750 billion into urban infrastructure projects across Canada over the next 10 years. With competing philosophies and differing needs from ... read more

Shoring Marks Start of Mattamy and Biddington's Vita on the Lake

Vita on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
November 20, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work has begun for another high-rise condominium development in South Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. Set to be among the tallest buildings on the neighbourhood skyline at a height of 53 ... read more