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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sale of Captain John’s restaurant approved; Toronto’s next police chief could be from outside Canada; UP Express fare to include a fee in lieu of airport parking; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sailing into the Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
August 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Harbour has a rich maritime history, with the harbour playing significantly into the growth of our city. In the early days of York, the sheltered harbour served as the primary point of ... read more

Catching up with Morguard's The Heathview

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
July 31, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on The Heathview, Morguard's twin-towered rental complex under construction near Bathurst and St. Clair, the crane had just been removed from the north tower of ... read more

Dunpar's Heritage Gate to Add 65 Townhomes South of Streetsville

Heritage Gate Mississauga Road by Dunpar Homes
July 31, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The quaint community of Streetsville is getting some new neighbours thanks to Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, a master-planned community by Dunpar Homes coming to the south of ... read more

New Public Art 'Nyctophilia' Adorns Mount Dennis Neighbourhood

The artwork is an "illuminated grove" of light. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 31, 2014 4:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A new piece of public art has been unveiled at the corner of Weston Road and Dennis Avenue in Toronto's Mount Dennis area. The artwork, titled Nyctophilia for ‘love of the night’, consists of ten ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Reaches Redevelopment Milestone

Erin Mills Town Centre Toronto Ontario Canada Shopping
July 31, 2014 3:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Lying to the west of Toronto, Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall is undergoing a major renovation. Until recently, the 25-year old complex had not been substantially updated since its opening in ... read more

Ontario Place Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

Ontario Place revitalization
July 31, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the closing of Ontario Place in 2012, plans have been in the works for a long-term revitalization of the provincial government owned lands. Ontario Place was well loved by kids growing up in ... read more

Throwback Thursday: SPIRE Condos at Adelaide and Church

Throwback Thursday, SPIRE Condos, Church, Adelaide, Toronto
July 31, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As high-rise condominiums continue to populate downtown Toronto, surface parking lots are on the verge of extinction. In the not-too-distant past, our downtown was littered with surface parking ... read more

New Promotions Being Offered for Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Easton's Group
July 31, 2014 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major changes are coming to the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis, in the form of a new condominium development by Easton's Group called Dundas Square Gardens. The development, which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014 9:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ford campaign video breaks election rules; How Toronto's waterfront redevelopment is going right; A photographer's quest to find the whole world in Toronto, and more… read more

Photo of the Day: Textbook Summer

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
July 31, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several things that define summer in Toronto. Boating on Lake Ontario, an open SkyD-err...Rogers Centre, and of course construction! Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville Condominiums Closer To Reality

The 1 Yorkville tower rising behind restored heritage properties on Yonge Street
July 30, 2014 6:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Bloor-Yorkville area is one of the hottest in Toronto for new development. It's not really a surprise why, with the best subway access in the city, great shopping, cinemas, cultural gems ... read more

New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

The Mercer Condos Topping Off in the Entertainment District

The Mercer condos, Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Development, BBB, Toronto
July 30, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments' The Mercer is the latest high-rise condominium to top off among a growing ... read more

Tower Floors Rising from Tableau's Tabletop Podium

Tableau Condos, Urban Capital, Malibu, ALIT Developments, Wallman Architects
July 30, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high concentration of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District keeps us coming back to the booming area for updates. The intersection of Richmond and Peter, once dominated by night ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cressy expected to bid for Toronto council; TTC driver letter recounts her run through a red light; Designers of controversial street light art project explain their ... read more

Photo of the Day: King Street Canyon

Photo of the Day, King Street canyon
July 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King Street is one of Toronto's densest thoroughfares, especially the stretch which passes through the Financial District. Many of the high-density office buildings which line King Street in the ... read more

Grange Park Makeover Breaths New Life into a Storied Park

Grange Park, AGO, OCAD University, Art Galllery of Ontario, PFS Studio
July 29, 2014 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Wealthy philanthropists, a booming economic base, and a population growth spurt might sound like a description of modern day Toronto. But this story has been told more than once over our city's ... read more

BSäR Group's Unique 12 Degrees Condos Topping Out

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto
July 29, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development continues to draw us back to the Entertainment District, but today, we are taking a look at a smaller-scale mid-rise project currently under construction on Beverley Street ... read more

Cladding Rising on Carmelina Condos at Woodbine and Danforth

Carmelina Condos, Tre Memovia, TACT Architecture, Arsenault Architect
July 29, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Avenues and Mid-Rise Guidelines have led to a substantial increase in mid-rise development along Toronto's arterial avenues. Streets such as Danforth Avenue are now ... read more