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Bay + Scollard Design Evolves with Updated Facade

Bay + Scollard, Urbacon, BRL Realty, Foster + Partners, RAW Design, Toronto
August 25, 2016 4:15 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A new rendering has surfaced showing an altered facade design for Urbacon and BRL Realty's Bay + Scollard development. The project is moving toward a site plan approval submission after ... read more

Metrolinx Makes Big Move with Kodak Building at Mount Dennis

Metrolinx, Mount Dennis Station, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Crosslinx, Toronto
August 25, 2016 3:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When Metrolinx staff generally talk about "The Big Move", they're referring to their regional transportation plan for Toronto. Today, they could use the term specifically to describe a key part of ... read more

Retirement Community Proposed on Build Toronto Eglinton Site

Parkland Eglinton, Shannex, Page + Steele / IBI, Toronto
August 25, 2016 2:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent re-submission to Toronto's City Planning Department is revealing details about a retirement community proposed last year at 4650 Eglinton Avenue West. The site is one of the ... read more

Sponsored Post: Tarion Protects Ontario's New Home Buyers

August 25, 2016 2:30 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
In Toronto's red-hot real estate market, purchasing a home can be a daunting endeavour. To potentially make matters more complex, buying a pre-construction property comes with an additional set of ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King + Condos

The base of King + Condos, September 2014, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 25, 2016 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent completion of King Plus Development's King + Condos has added added a new presence to the King and Sherbourne intersection. Anchored by the restored three-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 9:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
How to get it right with Rail Deck Park, Bike lanes around the world: Where mere paint won't do it, Toronto's downtown core being completely rebuilt — in Minecraft, Toronto condo owners barking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Residential Density

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. James Town, Church-Wellesley Village
August 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village and St. James Town neighbourhoods are both home to several rental apartment towers, and today's Photo of the Day shows yet another rental tower rising in the ... read more

4-Storey Office and Retail Building Proposed at 336 Queen West

336 Queen Street West, Toronto, by Ashlar Urban Realty Inc., Turner Fleischer
August 24, 2016 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Urban Planet may not be long for its current location in Queen West (its lease expiry sale is underway), but a more urban structure could replace it in the next while. Located at 336 Queen Street ... read more

Artwork in Brick Proposed for Mid-Rise at 763 Queen East

763 Queen East, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto
August 24, 2016 3:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just under two years ago, a rezoning application was tabled by WHW Property Development Corp. seeking the redevelopment of a two-storey commercial property at 759-763 Queen Street East. In ... read more

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