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The Esplanade: Touring the Changed—and Changing—Street

Backstage on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Page + Steele
May 24, 2016 6:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looking toward the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade, it can be hard to imagine the Downtown Toronto site just 10 years ago, when the 58-storey L Tower and the 36-storey Backstage had ... read more

2,000,000 Users: Presto Card Adoption Up 25% In A Year

presto network map
May 24, 2016 5:48 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Metrolinx has announced its two millionth Presto card holder, a figure that is up by around 500,000 in the last year. In Toronto, the rollout of Presto readers to buses has begun, all streetcars ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Fuse Condos as Fuse2 Nears Final Height

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
May 24, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since we last checked in on the progress of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos about a month ago, much progress has been made on the two-tower development in Toronto's ... read more

Two Townhomes Remain at Madison's Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
May 24, 2016 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since launching last year, Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns, a Kirkor Architects-designed stacked townhome development in Toronto's Fairbank neighbourhood, has proven to be very ... read more

Toronto Event Showcases Shortlisted Projects for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

New Power Station, Erginoglu & Calislar, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Baku
May 24, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been recognizing excellence in design for nearly 40 years, and this year's line-up of shortlisted projects is no exception. At a special event this past ... read more

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

May 24, 2016 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Justin Trudeau to look into 'next steps' if Toronto bids for World Expo 2025; Amid development boom, Queens Quay East LRT running late; Does Toronto hate marathons?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flatiron and 88 Scott

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 88 Scott, Gooderham Building, Flatiron
May 24, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 1892-built Gooderham Building—commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building—is one of Toronto's most photographed landmarks. The building's Romanesque Revival architecture stands out against a ... read more

Toronto City Builders Debate Bid for Expo 2025

Toronto sign, Pan Am Games, Expo 2025, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2016 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The legacy of the Pan Am Games and its contribution to city building and civic pride are just now being realized in full, but influential politicians and development professionals are already ... read more

Diamond Condos on Yonge: First Look at the Project's Floorplans

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
May 20, 2016 3:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Ahead of Diamante's launch of Diamond Condominiums on Yonge this year, we've previewed the Toronto project's interiors and amenities, alongside a brief overview of the previous development ... read more

Re-Skinning of 488 University Continues at Dundas & University

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
May 20, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core Architects-designed condominium development ... read more

Sponsored Post: Five Toronto Condos Under $200K

Sponsored Post: New on the Market - 5 Toronto Condos Under $200K
May 20, 2016 2:44 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
The Toronto real estate market is certainly booming right now. There is pressure on Canada’s most populous city to house more and more residents, and this pushes prices up.   As with any city ... read more

17th Annual Doors Open Toronto Focuses on Adaptive Reuse

May 20, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Re-used, Re-visited, and Revised." In a quickly changing architectural—and cultural—milieu, preserving and adapting built form of the past is a complex and contentious issue. As new development ... read more

2016 Governor General's Architecture Medal Recipients Feature Four GTA Projects

Bridgepoint Hospital, KPMB, Stantec, Diamond Schmitt, HDR, Toronto
May 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
On May 19, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2016 winners of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The prestigious ... read more

Revisiting Toronto's Hidden Jewel of the Don Valley: The Sisters of St. Joseph Residence

Sister of St. Joseph Residence, Shim Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto
May 20, 2016 10:12 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Perched atop a hill overlooking the Don River, Shim-Sutcliffe Architect's sensuously curving Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto peacefully rests among its tranquil surroundings, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier details new production schedule for long-delayed TTC streetcars; Ontario Architects disappointed by province's new culture strategy; “Canstruction” delivers big ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Andrew Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Andrew Street, Kensington Market
May 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, we are taken to the roof of the Kensington Market parking garage for a view of St. Andrew Street ... read more

Transit Line Studies Advance With New Round of Consultations

City Planning's 15-year transit plan, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With multiple transit plans underway at the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and the TTC, City staff have planned a number of consultations to provide updates and gather public feedback. Dates have ... read more

The L Tower's Crane Has Finally Come Down

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-awaited removal of the exterior-mounted tower crane at the Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L-Tower is finally complete. The ... read more

Province Introduces Inclusionary Zoning Legislation

St. Jamestown Promoting Affordable Housing, Inclusionary Zoning, Marcus Mitanis
May 19, 2016 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In an effort to boost the stock of affordable housing across Ontario, the provincial government has introduced legislation that would bring a host of changes to four provincial acts. The move ... read more

Timelapse Video Highlights Dowling Avenue Bridge Removal

Dowling Avenue Bridge demolition, Toronto
May 19, 2016 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the fall 2015 demolition of the Dowling Avenue bridge over the Metrolinx rail corridor, the City of Toronto has completed the demolition of the second half of the aging two-part bridge, ... read more