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SteelesTech Campus Set to Grow with Several New Buildings

Aerial view of subject site, image retrieved from Apple Maps
August 24, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Toronto's northern edge, the commercial business park known as SteelesTech Campus Master is preparing for a major expansion. A master plan for the site has been evolving since 1998, when Urban ... read more

Explainer: Privately Owned Public Space

The Iceboat Terrace POPS in CityPlace, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 24, 2016 11:17 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's Explainer touches on an issue that's recently been at the forefront of Toronto's civic discourse. More commonly referred to by the acronym 'POPS,' the inclusion of Privately Owned ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park; Toronto’s subway system to benefit from federal infrastructure fund; Federal infrastructure investment means ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from North York

Skyline view captured from a high-rise in North York, image by salsa
August 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of Toronto's fast-changing skyline. Submitted to the Toronto Skyline Forum thread by contributor salsa, this view was captured from the 46th floor of ... read more

Redevelopment Plan Re-Emerges for Storied East End Mansion

450 Pape Avenue, Toronto, by Eracon Holdings Inc., Catherine Naismith, Coolearth
August 23, 2016 5:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The house at Toronto's 450 Pape Avenue has had its turns as a mansion, a Salvation Army shelter, an empty and abandoned building, and a plethora of Hollywood film sets. This being Toronto, the ... read more

Canada, Ontario Sign Agreement to Fund Transit Infrastructure

August 23, 2016 3:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
At an event in Barrie this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announced an agreement to provide more than $2.97 billion in combined funding—by the ... read more

Shayne Dark's 'Nova' Brings a Bright Presence to Tableau

Tableau, Toronto, by Urban Capital, Wallman Architects
August 23, 2016 1:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, a series of massive, seemingly phosphorescent tubes arrived at Toronto's Richmond Street. A few days later, the base of Tableau Condominiums was transformed by the vertical presence of ... read more

ZIGG Condos Rises Above Grade on St. Clair Avenue West

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
August 23, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since site activity commenced with the late-2015 demolition of a row of fully and semi-detached homes on St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto's Deer Park neighbourhood, we have been closely following ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News from the UT Forum

August 23, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Through our front-page news, UrbanToronto works to keep our readers up to date with the latest goings-on of Toronto's development, design, transit, and urban politics. Covering everything from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 7:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise living increasingly part of GTA’s high-priced housing; Toronto Should Get Angry About How Council Has Failed to Address the City’s Social Housing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Brookfield Rainbow

Rainbow over Brookfield Place's TD Canada Trust Tower, image by Ben Roffelsen
August 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from near the base of the CN Tower. Captured this past weekend and submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Ben Roffelsen, this view shows a ... read more

Delta Toronto Hotel: Revisiting a Landmark in the South Core

Delta Toronto Hotel, Page+Steele/IBI Group, bcIMC, GWL Realty, Toronto
August 22, 2016 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has been nearly two years since the Delta Toronto Hotel opened its doors to the public amid much fanfare, and the cause for celebration has hardly abated since. The gleaming tower has earned ... read more

B-Line Condos: Mid-rise on South Etobicoke's Brown's Line

B-Line Condos, Toronto, by RoyalPark Homes, Romanov Romanov
August 22, 2016 3:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of Toronto's Highway 427 / QEW interchange, Etobicoke's Brown's Line stretches from the web of highways at Sherway Gardens down to Long Branch. Past the expressways, the residential ... read more

Mid-Rise Condo Proposed for Sheppard West of Bathurst

Sheppard and Gorman Park Condos, superkül, Toronto
August 22, 2016 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A growing collection of mid-rise developments line a large percentage of Sheppard Avenue West's stretch between Bathurst and Allen Road in North York, and a new proposal submitted a few days ago ... read more

Investment Potential Adds Up at LeMine's Central Park Ajax

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects
August 22, 2016 12:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ever-increasing home prices continue to add fuel to the fire for many surrounding housing markets in the Greater Toronto Area. Located just 35 minutes from Union Station by GO train, ... read more

Livable Condo Suites at Adi's Nautique Maximize Space

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Burlington, by Adi, Icon Architects
August 22, 2016 11:25 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now well over 75% sold out, Adi's Nautique Lakefront Residences is bringing a prominent infusion of high-rise density to Burlington's waterfront. Situated some 50 kilometres west of Toronto's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For new condo buildings, forget about height – focus on design; Celebrating 60 years of Highway 401 in Toronto; The Terrible John Tory-Backed Zoning Change That Undermines ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ride on The Gardiner

Driving eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway, image by Forum contributor steveve
August 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving through Toronto on the Gardiner Expressway has been a constantly changing experience over the past several years, as high-rise developments continue to spring up on either side of the ... read more

Inside the TTC's Will Alsop-Designed Pioneer Village Station

Pioneer Village Station, Toronto, by TTC, aLL Design, IBI Group
August 19, 2016 3:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We're standing outside in the blistering full-sun heat, touring what's now called Pioneer Village Station, and squinting up at the weathered steel that embraces the main entrance in a rusty ... read more

Paired Mid-Rise Volumes Proposed at 2915 Bloor West

2915 Bloor Street West, Toronto, by Fieldgate, Dorsay, TACT
August 19, 2016 2:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Prince Edward Drive, Toronto's Fieldgate Homes and Dorsay Development have proposed an 8-storey, 90-unit condominium at 2915 Bloor Street West. Replacing a low-rise commercial ... read more