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Infill Project Plans Updated for Rental Tower at 3636 Bathurst

Looking northwest 3636 Bathurst, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Pinedale Properties
September 20, 2017 10:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the latest development trends in Toronto is the intensification of Tower-in-the-Park style housing developments with new infill, as property owners look to maximize land use by replacing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto considers $1.64M glass viewing feature for 1831 drain; Metrolinx blames Bombardier for latest Finch West LRT delay; City urged to try dockless bike sharing; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. James Town Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. James Town, sunrise
September 20, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows a sunrise view of the St. James Town skyline. Submitted to The Selby's Forum thread by contributor 111, this east-facing view shows The Selby rising above ... read more

Reviewing the Status of The Big Move's 15-Year Plan

Extents of electrification and GO RER service
September 19, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
As UrbanToronto covered last week, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which serves ... read more

Indigenous Group UNCEDED to Represent Canada at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

UNCEDED, 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Canada, Toronto
September 19, 2017 5:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, announced that a collaboration of Indigenous designers joining under the name UNCEDED ... read more

Westbank, Allied Moving Ahead with 58-Storey Tower on Duncan

19 Duncan, Toronto, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Westbank, Allied
September 19, 2017 11:52 am | by Craig White | Comments
Westbank Corp and Allied Properties REIT are moving ahead with the redevelopment of 19 Duncan Street in Toronto's Entertainment District. The 58-storey mixed-use tower is designed by Hariri ... read more

Below Grade Activity Heating Up at Yonge & Rich Condos Site

Yonge & Rich condos, Great Gulf, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 19, 2017 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since our last look at Great Gulf's Yonge & Rich this past spring, work on the 45-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower—named for its location on Toronto's ... read more

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

September 19, 2017 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC seeks out alternative streetcar suppliers after Bombardier delays; Traffic wardens coming to Toronto streets in 2018 after successful pilot project; Sidewalks and the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monde's Geometry

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle
September 19, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows off the stepped geometry of Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, a new condominium tower under construction in Toronto's East Bayfront area. Submitted to the ... read more

Cladding Installation Begins at Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
September 18, 2017 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since 2012, work has been ongoing for Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, a 40-storey, WZMH Architects-designed condominium tower rising where the retail podium ... read more

New Gardiner Ramp and Harbour Street Upgrades Progressing

Gardiner Expressway, Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp, Lower Simcoe, Harbour Street
September 18, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the recent demolition of the Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramps in Toronto's South Core, work is underway to construct a replacement ramp truncated to 215 metres that ... read more

Arthaus 70% Sold in Ottawa as Construction Winds Down

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, DevMcGill
September 18, 2017 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 450 kilometre drive northeast of Toronto, the housing market in our nation's capital is holding firm as markets in Toronto and Vancouver soften a little. Among the Ottawa developments benefiting ... read more

Phase 2 Launching Soon at Concert's Kip District Community

The Kip District, Toronto, Concert Properties, Quadrangle
September 18, 2017 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a fall sales launch in the works, the first marketing image has appeared for the second phase at Concert Properties' Kip District community. Named for its location near Kipling ... read more

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

September 18, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-Montreal corridor among finalists for hyperloop competition; Living nearly off the grid in Riverdale; What is the Kirby GO station and why did it get approved?; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Air Show Skyline

September 18, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of the Toronto skyline captured during the recent 2017 Canadian International Air Show. Shared by Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn, this telephoto view was shot ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFP to Study Hydrogen-Powered GO Trains

Map of proposed infrastructure associated with electrification of the GO network
September 15, 2017 5:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today, September 15, Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for what it calls "Bi-Level Electric Multiple Unit Concept Design Services". In a press release, the Ontario Government describes ... read more

$21 Million Gift from BMO to Fund Upgrades for Seven Hospitals

BMO, Toronto, hospital funding
September 15, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, banking titan BMO announced the donation of a $21 million gift to fund upgrades for seven Toronto academic medical institutions associated with the University of Toronto's ... read more

New Proposal Adds to Quickly Densifying Wilson Station Area

30 Tippett, Collecdev, gh3, Toronto
September 15, 2017 1:50 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
What once was an expansive surface parking lot and uninviting industrial cul-de-sac is now slowly transforming into a vibrant community, as Tippett Road, an unassuming dead-end street tucked away ... read more

Plans Tweaked for Mattamy and Biddington's Vita and Vita 2

Vita on The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects
September 15, 2017 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita on the Lake and Vita Two on The Lake are one step closer to construction in Toronto's Humber Bay Shores community following ... read more

Daniels and Diamond Corp Break Ground on FirstHome: Markham Sheppard

Daniels FirstHome: Markham Sheppard, Toronto, Diamond Corp, Quadrangle
September 15, 2017 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Affordable housing has been a hot topic of late in Toronto. Following an announcement earlier this week where the provincial government revealed plans to redevelop three surplus Ontario-owned ... read more