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Photo of the Day: Nucleus

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
March 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring has indeed sprung, but the deep freeze continues to punish. While our interconnected Financial District may as well exist in a climate controlled bubble, that same conglomeration of heating ... read more

OAA Announces 2014 Award Winners

2014 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, OAA
March 25, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The most prominent Ontario architectural firms and various emerging talents in the business are being honoured as recipients at the 2014 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, set to ... read more

Construction Progressing on Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, Toronto, Union Station
March 25, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the debate over expanding Billy Bishop Airport rages on, the nation's largest airport will soon have greatly improved connectivity thanks to Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express, a vital rail link ... read more

University of Toronto Mississauga gets New Digs and more Transit

University of Toronto, UTM, Moriyama & Teshima, Innovation Complex, Mississauga
March 25, 2014 1:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Mississauga is Ontario's third largest city, and while the vision of peaceful suburb still fits the popular notion, the city is rapidly changing. Large scale densification and a renewed ... read more

Heritage Toronto Unveils Commemorative Plaques for Houses of Don Jail

Gatekeeper's House facing Gerrard, built in 1865. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
March 25, 2014 11:05 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Amid the rehabilitation of the Don Jail complex as part of the Bridgepoint Hospital project, Heritage Toronto unveiled two plaques on March 22 commemorating the Gatekeeper's House and the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014 7:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The worst roads in Ontario; Karen Stintz's transit funding plan; Porter expansion debate lands at City Hall; and more news... Karen Stintz’s Plan to Fund the Relief Line by Selling Half of Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Forever Yonge

Photo of the Day, Yonge Street
March 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street has always been one of Toronto's most important thoroughfares. Dividing the entire city down it's north/south axis, Yonge Street sees some of the GTA's most vibrant streetscapes and ... read more

'The Parkside Collection' Towns coming to Daniels' HighPark

High Park Condominiums Daniels Corporation Toronto Condos Bloor Street
March 24, 2014 5:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
We have been reporting on the Daniels' HighPark Condominiums development over the past year. This city block-wide project on Bloor West has already begun construction, but not everything at ... read more

Follow Construction of the Crosstown LRT with TBM Tracker

TBM tracker, Eglinton-Crosstown LRT
March 24, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT is an exciting development for transit users in this city, and thanks to a cool new tool on Google Maps, we can now keep tabs on the location of ... read more

Demolition Site becomes Excavation Pit for EY Tower on Adelaide

EY Tower, Richmond Adelaide III, Oxford, WZMH, Kohn Pedersen Fox
March 24, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District is seeing a profound transformation thanks to a continuing trend of large scale commercial developments. The most recent project to get underway is Oxford ... read more

Construction at INDX Condos Reaches Grade Downtown

INDX Condos, Lifetime, CentreCourt, Page + Steele / IBI Group
March 24, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we last checked in on Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' INDX Condos, a 54-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Melting snow creates problems on the road; Mayor Ford under fire yet again; Shedding some light on a misunderstood affordable housing alternative, and more news... Toronto's melting snow ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dupont

Photo of the Day, TTC
March 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compared to the rest of the world's major cities, Toronto's rapid transit network is very young. Cities like Paris, New York and London have systems dating back to the late 19th century, but here ... read more

Ontario Moves Forward with Six-Storey Wood-Frame Construction

Ontario Building Code, BILD, wood
March 21, 2014 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Government of Ontario announced yesterday that it will follow through on plans to amend the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to allow the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up ... read more

Construction Progressing on York University Subway Station

York University Subway Station, TTC Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension
March 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling work now complete on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension, focus has shifted to the construction of the line's six new subway stations. One of the busiest of the line's six ... read more

Triumph Developments Launches Howard Park Condos Phase Two

Howard Park Condos, Triumph Developments, Raw Design, Roncesvalles Village
March 21, 2014 2:42 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
We were first introduced to Howard Park Condos in late 2011 and saw demolition activity begin at its Roncesvalles Village site at the end of last summer. Since then Triumph Developments has ... read more

Heritage facade makes a move at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB Architects, Adamson Associates, ERA
March 21, 2014 12:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has been growing at a frenetic pace in recent years, and the growth continues with multiple office towers currently under construction in the area. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 8:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
BMO Field expansion sees support at City Hall; Mayor Ford comments on threatening rant video; a farewell to winter and more news... BMO Field upgrade endorsed by City council's executive ... read more

Photo of the Day: Alley Life

Photo of the Day, Aura
March 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some call it street art, others call it graffiti.  It is a polarizing topic and chances are that many reading this will have a formed opinion about its presence and prevalence downtown. ... read more

King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District Plans Progress

Toronto Councillor Adam Vaughan answers questions. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
March 20, 2014 5:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Community members, planning staff and other interested stakeholders came together on March 18 at Metro Hall to discuss the draft recommendations of the King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District ... read more