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Growth to Watch for 2017: North Scarborough

SteelesTech Campus, Giannone Petricone, STC Investments Nominee, Toronto
February 17, 2017 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series follow our North York Centre and Willowdale instalment and continues our eastward push into Scarborough, exploring the northern half of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Begins as Axiom Condos' Tower Floors Rise

Axiom Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Greenpark, Fieldgate Homes
February 17, 2017 4:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of Sherbourne, a rapidly intensifying block of Adelaide Street East will soon see another infusion of residential density, as construction progresses on Greenpark ... read more

Mid-Rise Infill Condominium Slated for Queen and Pape

1001 Queen Street East, Toronto, by 33 Developments, Moote
February 17, 2017 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing a modest infusion of new density to Toronto's Leslieville nieghbourhood, a 6-storey condo is being planned for the southwest corner of Queen and Pape. Taking on a site currently occupied ... read more

Site Plan Approval Sought for Leaside Mid-Rise Condo Project

3-5 Southvale Drive, Shane Baghai, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Toronto
February 17, 2017 3:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 2015 proposal in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood has been thoroughly reworked, and was resubmitted to the City of Toronto for Site Plan Approval at the tail end of 2016. The revised proposal ... read more

Scarborough: 8-Storey Condo Planned on Vacant Danforth Lot

3258 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, by Kayra Holdings, Sol-Arch
February 17, 2017 11:47 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Pharmacy Avenue, another mid-rise could join Scarborough's Danforth Avenue, adding to a quietly growing part of Toronto. Located at 3258 Danforth, the latest development proposed for this ... read more

Striking Addition Proposed for Yorkville's Trattoria Nervosa

75 Yorkville Avenue, PARTISANS, Trattoria Nervosa, Toronto
February 17, 2017 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following quickly on the heels of other recent retail proposals in Toronto's posh Yorkville village, an established cafe and restaurant space is seeking to expand in a very unexpected ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rare Books Library gets exterior makeover; Yonge Street project in North York might become casualty of budget debate; $80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina, streetcar, TTC
February 17, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcar traveling north on Spadina Avenue. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great Capture, this south-facing view ... read more

What Will Driverless Cars Mean for Transit and the Urban Realm?

How will driverless cars change the city? image by UT Flickr contributor Greg's
February 16, 2017 5:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The highway flows smooth and gentle as a river, sleek cars moving in sync; passengers are reading, elegantly sipping coffee, speaking face to face, or tapping away on the next-next generation of ... read more

Fare Integration: Metrolinx Considers the Options

Cross-border fares between the TTC and neighbouring transit systems
February 16, 2017 4:27 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While Torontonians continue to debate what transit infrastructure to build where, there's an equally contentious exchange happening now between Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of ... read more

Structural Forming Nearing Completion for ArtHaus in Ottawa

ArtHaus Residences, Ottawa, DevMcGill, Régis Côté, KPMB, Barry Padolsky
February 16, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Approximately 350 kilometres northeast of Downtown Toronto's phalanx of cranes and construction sites, a potential landmark is soon to top off in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market ... read more

Mid-Rise Retirement Residence to Replace Don Mills Parking Lot

905 Don Mills Road, Toronto, by DCMS Realty, Kirkor Architects
February 16, 2017 1:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of the CP rail tracks, a new retirement residence could be coming to Toronto's Don Mills Road. The 10-storey development has been proposed at 905 Don Mills, on a 2,901 m² site at the ... read more

Shoring and Excavation Underway for The Met in Vaughan

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
February 16, 2017 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the late-2016 start of preliminary construction activity at the site of Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, work continues at the Vaughan site of the new Quadrangle ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La, Toronto
February 16, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the southeast corner of Queen Street and University Avenue in late 2009, for a southwest view across Toronto's grand boulevard. At that time, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Latest councillor a reminder of lack of diversity on city council; Time to create a TTC transit museum, councillor says; Toronto council approves 2 per cent property tax ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pearl Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Pearl Street, Financial District
February 16, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Running on an east/west axis just north of King Street, Pearl Street is a narrow one-way street that offers an impressive view from its west end at John Street. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

Growth To Watch For 2017: North York Centre and Willowdale

SIX25BV Condos, Teeple Architects, Haven Developments, Toronto
February 15, 2017 4:48 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Now over a third of the way through our annual Growth To Watch For series, 2017 edition, this instalment picks up from where we ended our Downsview and York University story. Starting right ... read more

Durham BRT: New Transit Infrastructure East of Toronto

Typical Cross-Section of Phase 1 of the Durham BRT
February 15, 2017 4:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
While Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in the western half of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are still in the planning and design phases, their equivalents in York Region to the ... read more

Beefed-up Structure Preparing 488 University for 37 New Floors

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects, Toronto
February 15, 2017 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction at Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue has come a long way since site activity commenced in the Summer of 2015. The Core ... read more

Tower at Pier 27's Lakefront Shoring Closes in on Completion

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, Fernbrook
February 15, 2017 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the (almost) one month since we checked in on the state of construction at Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Tower at Pier 27, shoring work on the ... read more