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Waterfront Toronto Needs Your Help Naming a New Street

Waterfront Toronto, name a street, East Bayfront, Bayside Toronto
March 14, 2014 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has been overseeing the steady transformation of the East Bayfront from a deindustrialized port area into a mixed-use waterfront community. Large swaths of "brownfield" land are ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 8:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow takes aim at Mayor Ford, Premier Wynne rules out gas tax and HST hike for transit, and more.... Premier Wynne rules out gas tax, HST hike for transit (CBC News) Toronto doctor ... read more

Photo of the Day: The World Below

Photo of the Day, underground city, Lenser
March 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The daily rat race is one of those activities we often dread, but do out of necessity. The rush hour commotion can be felt and seen on city roads, sidewalks and transit lines, but in a city as ... read more

Concord CityPlace Continues to Grow as Quartz and Spectra Rise

Concord CityPlace, Spectra, Quartz, Forward, Newton, Toronto
March 13, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The master planned community Concord CityPlace continues to grow into a vertical neighbourhood with the addition of two new developments under construction, Spectra and ... read more

Submissions for 2014 Live Green Toronto Awards are now Open

2013 Individual Live Green Winner Justin Nadeau 'The Inventionator'
March 13, 2014 3:35 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Yesterday Live Green Toronto opened up its call for submissions for its annual Live Green Awards. The Award  goes to the individual, group, business or organization that best ... read more

Harmony Village Sheppard Offers Boomers Healthy Active Living

Harmony Village Sheppard, City Core Developments, Page + Steele/IBI Architects
March 13, 2014 12:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
For some time now real estate and aging-related research experts have been predicting the massive sell-off of big homes by baby boomers seeking smaller quarters. With the kids out of the nest and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New neighbourhood ranking system puts Lawrence Park in first and Black Creek in last, Olivia Chow kicks off her mayoral campaign, and more... Black Creek neighbourhood deemed Toronto’s least ... read more

Photo of the Day: World Famous

Photo of the Day, Honest Ed's
March 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sale and proposed redevelopment of Honest Ed's at Bathurst and Bloor has seen much media coverage over the past several months. As the discount shopping landmark and neighbourhood icon's days ... read more

Lighting Feature Illuminates Aura at College Park's Upper Floors

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corrazza Architects, Toronto
March 12, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada's new tallest residential development has just reached another milestone with the testing of lighting strips on the tower's upper floors. Canderel's Aura at College Park has drawn ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Updates Queens Quay Revitalization

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, TTC, Toronto
March 12, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's major harbourfront thoroughfare, Queens Quay Boulevard is an important artery not only for private vehicles, but for public transportation, bicyclists, and pedestrian flow as well. ... read more

Owning on the Lakeshore Made Easy at Eau Du Soleil

Eau Du Soleil Empire Communities Humber Bay Shores Toronto
March 12, 2014 3:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Located in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores, Empire Communities' Eau du Soleil will be quite the prominent silhouette amongst the towers in this growing western Toronto skyline on Lake Ontario. ... read more

Urbancorp Proposes a 14-Storey Condominium for 121 Avenue Rd

121 Avenue Road, Urbancorp, TACT Architecture, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario
March 12, 2014 1:33 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Urbancorp has applied for a zoning by-law amendment for a proposed development plan for 121 Avenue Road at Webster Avenue, one block south of Davenport Road in the heart of Yorkville. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 9:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The self-serving case for expanding Billy Bishop Airport, Olivia Chow to launch Toronto mayoral bid Thursday, TTC ranked best transit system in Canada, and more..... Olivia Chow to resign as ... read more

Photo of the Day: North on the Avenue

 University Avenue, Toronto, skyscrapers
March 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Today's photo is a shot of University Avenue looking northward from the top of ICE Condos.  The black and white effect does a great job of emphasizing how the buildings of heights and ... read more

Reflective Glazing at RBC WaterPark Place III Updates Queens Quay

RBC WaterPark Place III, Oxford Properties, WZMH Architects, Toronto
March 11, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent onslaught of high-rise commercial developments in the Downtown core continues to redefine the Financial District's boundaries. As the phalanx of office buildings spreads beyond the core ... read more

Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District

The Northwest PATH extension will reduce vehicle lanes on York to Wellington
March 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
When most people think of Toronto's Financial District, they first think about the skyline and the gleaming bank towers which surround the intersection of King and Bay; most don't think about ... read more

Catching up with the Southcore Financial Centre and Delta Toronto

Southcore, Delta, GWL, bcIMC, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Toronto
March 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium developments have taken centre stage in the race to redevelop Downtown Toronto's former rail lands, but in the up and coming 'Southcore' district, commercial developments are rising in ... read more

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

March 11, 2014 8:58 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
City of Toronto reevaluates priority neighbourhoods; hundreds line up at Honest Ed's for hand painted signs; Toronto food trucks parking on street sides a possibility; and more news. Losers and ... read more

Photo of the Day: More

TTC, 501, snow, Toronto, bay St. downtown, storm, 2014, city hall
March 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
An unrelenting, bitter cold winter has left many Torontonians longing for warmer temperatures. With the frozen season soon to give way to Spring, it is a bit easier to enjoy some of the beautiful ... read more

Progress at Cityzen and Fernbrook's Waterlink Condos at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
March 10, 2014 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes’ Waterlink at Pier 27 has been drawing a lot of attention on Queens Quay just east of Yonge, both for its creative design and for the impressive ... read more