Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tall Buildings

On Thursday February 17th, ULI Toronto invited the authors of the report, “Tall Buildings, Inviting Change in Downtown Toronto” and Toronto’s planning staff to apprise ULI members of the potential impacts that this policy could have on Toronto’s core. A packed house filled Toronto’s City Hall Committee Room Two, as representatives of Urban Strategies Inc and Hariri Pontarini Architects presented the scope, objectives, and next steps of the Tall Buildings report. Frank Lewinberg and David Pontarini guided the audience through an engaging presentation including a video that explained the proposed … Read More

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Tall Buildings, Inviting Change in Downtown Toronto

On Thursday February 17th, ULI Toronto invited the authors of the report, “Tall Buildings, Inviting Change in Downtown Toronto” and Toronto’s planning staff to apprise ULI members of the potential impacts that this policy could have on Toronto’s core. A packed house filled Toronto’s City Hall Committee Room Two, as representatives of Urban Strategies Inc and Hariri Pontarini Architects presented the scope, objectives, and next steps of the Tall Buildings report. Frank Lewinberg and David Pontarini guided the audience through an engaging presentation including a video that explained the proposed … Read More

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Corus Quay, The Catalyst for Waterfront Regeneration in Toronto

Like so many of the world’s most prosperous cities, Toronto began along the banks of its waterfront. Initially it functioned as a trading post and strategic military base to improve the colony’s defences from American invasion, and then later evolving rapidly as an industrial port following Confederation. In time, the movement of goods by marine transportation-related industries gave way to rail, and the City’s waterfront seemed to get left behind. With abandoned ports, vacant lots and contaminated soil, Toronto’s waterfront was in desperate need of regeneration and renewal. In 2007, a new … Read More

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