The Midtown in Focus plan, unanimously passed by Toronto City Council in 2018, has been languishing, ignored, on Minister Steve Clark’s desk for six months. The Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is bursting at the seams and if the plan is not approved by June 6 the community will be beyond a breaking point.
Ryerson University’s new Student Learning Centre is architecturally innovative in a sea of bland new construction. More importantly, it’s an effective instructional space, especially for students learning how to solve big-city problems.
Look to the skyline and see the cranes towering and swinging back and forth as if speaking to each other as they pass. They arrive in pairs or small groups, some are solitary. Who summoned them? Is there a plan? When they disappear from the skyline, what will they leave behind? Will we remember what …
Vincenzo Pietropaolo, a Toronto-based photographer, author and former city planner gave the Annual Leo Srole Urban Studies Lecture at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York on April 19, 2012. Here’s what he said.
Construction workers below grade at a site on Yonge St north of Dundas as they begin the tower.
THE DEMISE OF A LOCAL LANDMARK
History and reminiscences by Debbie Nyman, Larry Swartz and Elizabeth Cinello. Photos by Elizabeth Cinello.
Condo construction downtown seems an overnight transformation of our city. Meanwhile the speed at which the city moves to direct and control growth seems glacial. What can chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat do?