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Two Podiums, One Tower Revealed for 3XN-Designed 552 Church

552 Church Street, 3XN Architects, ONE Properties, Toronto
March 24, 2017 4:33 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday evening, March 23rd, ONE Properties hosted the third and final pre-application consultation hosted for their 552 Church Street proposal at the northwest corner ... read more

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Expands in Mississauga

Hazel McCallion Campus Expansion, Sheridan, Moriyama & Teshima, Montgomery Sisam
March 24, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, a major new addition to Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) officially opened at Duke of York Boulevard and Square One Drive in Mississauga. Designed by ... read more

Cladding Underway as Forming Nears Completion at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2017 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the little over two months since we last checked in on the construction of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos, much progress has been made on the ... read more

Junction Triangle's Arch Lofts Emphasizes Low-Carbon Features

Arch Lofts, Windmill Development Caricari Lee Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2017 12:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Spanning from Dufferin to the rail tracks at Dundas West, Toronto's Wallace Avenue is one of the Lower Junction's signature streets. Characterized by a mix of single-family homes, adapted ... read more

Concord Adex's Last Two Towers Approved at CityPlace

Concord Adex, CityPlace, Block 22, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2014 Concord Adex submitted a plan for a two-tower mixed-use condo complex at 23 Spadina Avenue on the west side of Downtown Toronto. This is the same site—also known as Block 22 at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit advocates worry about Metropass costs; Airbnb says it should pay the same in tax, not more, than hotels; Toronto’s laneways have been overlooked but are waiting to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning Skyline

Photo of the Day, 88 Scott Street, Concert, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 24, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to a condominium unit in Toronto's Distillery District, for a dawn view facing west towards the city's changing skyline. Submitted to the 88 Scott Street Forum ... read more

Growth to Watch For 2017: Downtown Toronto North

2 Carlton, Northam Realty, IBI Group, Toronto
March 23, 2017 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of our Growth to Watch For series ventures into the heart of the city, exploring the northern portion of Toronto's Downtown Core along the Yonge and Bay Street corridors between ... read more

Shoring Work Progressing at 609 Avenue Road Condominium Site

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison Homes, Toronto
March 23, 2017 3:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Shoring activity is now well underway at the site of a new condominium from State Building Group and Madison Homes, the 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed tower soon to ... read more

Great View, Friendly Amenities at Lifetime and BLVD's The Code

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
March 23, 2017 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now complete, and the 108 condo units and 10 two-storey townhomes are sold out, in the registered and fully-occupied at The Code Condos by BLVD ... read more

Short-Term Rentals: Public Invited to Help Shape Regulations

What do services like Airbnb mean for housing in Toronto? image by Jack Landau
March 23, 2017 1:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
How is the proliferation of short-term rentals impacting Toronto's housing supply and the character of residential neighbourhoods, and what should be done about it? To help answer those questions, ... read more

Site Plan Application Details 9-Storey Dupont Street Condo

500 Dupont, Toronto, by Lifetime Developments, Rosewater, Core Architects
March 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Dupont west of Bathurst, another of Toronto's Beer Stores is set to make way for a more urban, street-oriented presence. Like soon-to-be redeveloped Beer Store locations on Avenue Road, Gerrard ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Building

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday proves that all major changes aren't obvious. Turning back the clocks to August 2013, and demolition had just begun at the seven-storey 1951 Royal & Sun Alliance ... read more

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

March 23, 2017 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC report looks at impact of driverless buses; Federal Budget Demands That Transit Users Pay More; Councillor asks for study to limit, regulate chain stores; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ismaili Centre

Ismaili Centre, Charles Correa Associates, Toronto
March 23, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a relatively new landmark near Toronto's Don Mills and Eglinton intersection. Designed by Charles Correa Associates, the Ismaili Centre is an integral part ... read more

Devron and Great Gulf Joining Forces to Redevelop 101 Spadina

101 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Devron, Great Gulf Homes
March 22, 2017 4:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A pre-application consultation was held at Metro Hall yesterday evening to consider a redevelopment of the properties at 101 Spadina Avenue on the west side of Downtown Toronto. The site ... read more

Brewery and Event Venue Adapt Toronto's Art Deco Incinerator

150 Symes Road, Toronto, by Symesbridge Inc., Jedd Jones Architect
March 22, 2017 3:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of Toronto's Stockyards and the somewhat awkward urban-suburban shopping complex of the same name, many of The Junction's remaining industrial properties are being partially adapted into ... read more

407 Transitway: The Northern GTA's Express Bus Corridor

Rendering of the Mississauga Transitway's Winston Churchill Station
March 22, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the Highway 427 expansion article UrbanToronto published last week, we touched briefly on the provision in the design for a future Transitway adjacent to the highway, and how the 407 has a ... read more

Excavation Complete for Tridel's Islington Terrace

Islington Terrace, Tridel, Kirkor, Toronto
March 22, 2017 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation has progressed swiftly at the site of Tridel's Islington Terrace, a three-tower community to rise just north of Islington subway station in Etobicoke. Work on ... read more

Explainer: The Blue and Golden Bananas of Europe

The Blue Banana, image via Wikimedia Commons
March 22, 2017 9:58 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' goes global and delves into the terms the Blue and Golden Bananas of Europe. Similar to Canada's very own 'Golden Horseshoe', these terms identify areas of commonality ... read more