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Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
June 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Antoine Demé, highlights the impact that the new Harbour Plaza Residences towers are having on the ... read more

Celebrating 40 Years: The Past and Present Evolution of Toronto's CN Tower

Fireworks, CN Tower, Metro Centre, Pan Am Games, WZMH, Marcus Mitanis
June 29, 2016 7:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
No skyscraping development proposal on the desks of the planning office aims to eclipse it. Trying to would be almost sacrilegious in this city. The tallest freestanding structure in the Western ... read more

Yonge & St. Clair: Developer Hopes to Revitalize Midtown Hub

The eight Slate-owned buildings, image courtesy of Slate Asset Management
June 29, 2016 6:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Bloor and South of Eglinton: in both the geographic and cultural landscape, that's Yonge and St. Clair. Flanked by growing urban hubs along the Yonge corridor, the intersection is now ... read more

Event for Kids Officially Opens Regent Park's Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC
June 29, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Students at Nelson Mandela Park Public School and Lord Dufferin Public School got a special treat today for their last day of the school year, being the first to experience the new 2.8-acre ... read more

Natural Finishes Featured at Diamond Condominiums on Yonge

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
June 29, 2016 2:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately north of the growing Yonge & Sheppard area, Diamante Development is bringing another high-rise residential tower to Toronto's North York. Designed by Scott Shields Architects, the ... read more

The Hearn: What's Next for Toronto's Sleeping Giant?

Hearn Generating Station, Luminato, Toronto, PARTISANS, charcoalblue, Ryerson
June 29, 2016 11:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 2016 Luminato Festival has injected a shot of life into the rusting hulk of the Hearn Generating Station, as thousands of people flocked to the Port Lands over the past two weeks to take in ... read more

Explainer: Tuned Mass Damping to Counteract Sway

The world's largest tuned mass damper in Taipei 10, image by Armand du Plessis v
June 29, 2016 11:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this month, we introduced UrbanToronto's newest feature, called 'Explainer.' This weekly series provides an overview of the terms used in the architecture, design, construction, and real ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ambitious – and expensive – transit plans debated at Toronto city hall; Residents split over new Scarborough shoreline trail; Jury’s still out on subway’s impact on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Clean Windows

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
June 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, the 44-storey east tower of Brookfield Office Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre continues to fill up ... read more

OMB-Mediated Developments to Urbanize Stretch of Dupont

740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
June 28, 2016 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of mid-rise, mixed-use developments on a stretch of Toronto's Dupont Street are preparing to go ahead thanks to mediated settlements at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The once ... read more

New Sculpture at Toronto City Hall Commemorates Canadian Soldiers in Italian Campaign

Soldier standing vigil, photo by Stefan Novakovic
June 28, 2016 4:05 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
A sculpture commemorating more than 93,000 Canadians who fought in the Italian Campaign of World War II—an often overlooked but vital part of Europe’s fight for liberation from Nazi Germany—has ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Rising at Queen and Victoria

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower
June 28, 2016 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost exactly five months since construction of a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital reached grade at the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. In the ... read more

Ward 20 Community Celebrates Grange Park Progress

Grange Park Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario
June 28, 2016 11:36 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On June 27, 2016, a year ahead of the project's expected completion, members of Toronto's Trinity-Spadina community gathered at Grange Park. Framed by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and OCAD U's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plan for Scarborough Bluffs goes to the public as residents push back against development; Tory's published defence of Scarborough subway draws fresh ... read more

Photo of the Day: RAW SHIFT Party

RAW SHIFT party, image by Maria Govea
June 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, local architecture firm RAW Design hosted their 9th annual shindig in a storefront on Queen Street, just east of Broadview. This year's "RAW SHIFT" event brought together a number of ... read more

Fine-Grained Urbanism Evolves 88 Queen East Redevelopment

88 Queen Street East, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele
June 27, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Queen Street's long, full-block parking lot is an obvious chasm in Toronto's urban fabric. Surrounded by this century's towers and the previous centuries' brick ... read more

Touring Lifetime's Topped-Off The Bond Condominiums

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects
June 27, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments' The Bond reached a major milestone this month, as the Core Architects-designed condominium tower has reached its final 42-storey height ... read more

Cladding Rising On Mattamy and Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 27, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at 16 storeys in May, installation of the cladding has made quite an impact at the Humber Bay Shores site of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's Riva del ... read more

Major Expansion of Bike Share Toronto Network Starting

Bike Share Toronto, Toronto Parking Authority, Metrolinx
June 27, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following last week's extended outage of the Toronto Bike Share network, the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA)—the new operator of the system—and the provincial transit agency Metrolinx are ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CN Tower celebrates 40 years as a tourist magnet and lightning rod; Riding the rails with the TTC's Andy Byford; Independent retail still thriving at street level in ... read more