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Catching Up with Ryerson's Wild Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta
August 11, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC), under construction on Yonge Street north of Dundas, continues to turn heads as more cladding covers the Snøhetta and Zeidler ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The guy who bought Captain John’s may be on the verge of backing out of the deal; Caribana founders not giving up on reclaiming festival; TTC boss Andy Byford seeking to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glencairn Station

Photo of the Day, TTC, Glencairn Station, subway
August 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The northwestern leg of the TTC's Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina Line) runs on a grade-separated alignment down the middle of the truncated Allen Road - the only realized portion of the ... read more

Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development

45 Bay Redevelopment, Toronto, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines
August 9, 2014 5:05 am | by Craig White | Comments
There's nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to put a big story together before there's even a press release to refer to. Over the last few weeks rumours of a major redevelopment on ... read more

Swiss Cheese Roof Taking Shape on Ice Condos' East Tower

ICE Condos, Ïce, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 8, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing condominium boom continues to reshape our city's skyline, and one of the most prominent additions to the classic skyline view from the Toronto Islands is Ïce ... read more

Greater Toronto Area Housing Market Very Strong In July

Toronto Real Estate Board housing stats, figures, TREB
August 8, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA housing market remained strong throughout the month of July, in fact, this past month was the second best July on record for house sales in the region, according to a recent report from ... read more

Heritage Toronto Discusses 40 Years of Heritage Preservation

Old City Hall once faced demolition. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto has always had a rocky relationship with heritage preservation. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from Union Station to Old City Hall, once faced the very real possibility of ... read more

Front Gets a Shot of Colour as Part of the Union Station Makeover

Union Station revitalization, Front Street, Toronto
August 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuilding of TTC's Union subway station has restricted traffic on Front Street for a few years now as the street has been ripped up to facilitate the rebuilding of the underground ... read more

Twin 34-storey Towers at Broadway and Redpath Approved

95 Broadway, Sentinel (Broadway) Holdings Inc., Toronto
August 8, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) hearing has determined the fate of a new twin-towered high-rise condominium development proposed for the intersection of Redpath and Broadway, just north of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014 9:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Owner of former Jilly’s site acquires large property nearby; Parapan Am Games one year countdown begins; Mayor Ford backs eviction of City Hall café operator; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Gardiner at Night

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
August 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway is the main route in and out of the city for thousands of commuters daily, but also a major hindrance for pedestrians heading for our waterfront. The Gardiner is often ... read more

Eglinton Connects Moves Another Step Forward

Eglinton Connects will transform the street. Image by City of Toronto.
August 7, 2014 6:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The much-discussed Eglinton Connects project is one step closer to fruition after the City of Toronto's Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted Part 2 of the Planning Study’s Phase 1 ... read more

Lower Floors Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
August 7, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new condominium project rising at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Designed by TACT ... read more

Canary Park Condos Launching to the Public This Saturday

Canary Park Condos, Toronto, by KPMB Architects for DundeeKilmer
August 7, 2014 1:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Lower Don Lands have moved away from their recent past as vacant former industrial sites and are developing together into one of the Toronto's newest neighbourhoods, the Canary ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Richmond Street from Sherbourne

Throwback Thursday, Richmond, Sherbourne, Toronto
August 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New commercial and residential developments continue to stitch in the tears in our city's urban fabric, and we have been highlighting this growth with a weekly feature called Throwback Thursday. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell illegally lowered salary, expert says; Toronto police chair accused of grandstanding; Toronto officials not separating Adelaide bike lane ... read more

Photo of the Day: Barrel Vault

Photo of the Day, skywalk, UP Express
August 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The large barrel-vaulted section of the skywalk running to the south of Station Street, between York and Simcoe, is a popular spot for photography in Toronto. It's transparent and translucent roof ... read more

Revitalization of St. James Town Just Getting Under Way

Demolition of former retail space at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, image by android
August 6, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. James Town is known as Canada's most densely populated neighbourhood. Primarily comprised of mid 20th-century rental apartment buildings, pockets of revitalization within this low-income ... read more

OMB Approves Freed Developments' Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Freed Developments
August 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario Municipal Board has approved by a zoning amendment application and the site plan for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey condominium to be built at King Street East and Church Streets just ... read more

Revised Plan Reveals an Evolving Design for Alaska Condos

Alaska Condos, Will Alsop, Quadrangle Architects, Bianca Pollak, ALL Design
August 6, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have been resubmitted to the City Planning Department for Alaska Condos, a mid-rise condominium development proposed by developer Bianca Pollak for the corner of Yonge Street and ... read more