Will Toronto’s Housing Supply Ever Catch Up With Demand?

I read an excellent article recently in Novae Res Urbis about the proposed Housing Supply Action Plan initiated in November, which aims to increase provincial housing supply. Municipalities and stakeholders are recommending a “holistic plan that aligns municipal and provincial policy, reduces hurdles and priorities the creation of affordable housing in perpetuity.”

Building a Foundation at Via Bloor

Shoring and Excavation Complete It's been a long winter!  But that hasn't stopped the crew working at Via Bloor from moving forward on-site.  Now that the shoring and outside walls are complete and the cranes have been erected, the on-site construction team have moved into the next stage of construction. Work on the Foundation Has [...]

Touring the Revitalized Alexandra Park Community

A Shared Vision and Commitment Alexandra Park, the neighbourhood between Spadina and Bathurst, and Queen and Dundas, has long been a strong community.  Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and Tridel have partnered to undertake the revitalization of a portion of the neighbourhood, including the Atkinson Housing Co-op.  Community organizations have maintained a strong voice in the […]

First Glimpse of Retaining Walls at Bianca

It seems the start of the new year has finally brought winter to the greater Toronto Area.  After a somewhat mild December, we have seen a multitude of frigid temperatures, ice rain and multiple snowfalls.  In spite of the weather, work at our Bianca community has been ongoing. We are happy to report that the [...]

Avani 2 Construction Update – January 2019

Avani 2 has Topped Off! We are pleased to share that the roof slab at Avani 2 at Metrogate has been completed and the community has "topped off" at its full height.  This is an important milestone in the construction of any community.  It signifies the end of forming and brings occupancy for our homeowners [...]

What’s New at SQ2? Our January 2019 Construction Update

Construction progressing well at SQ2 While polar vortexes and record snowfalls have made for an ‘exciting’ winter in Toronto, construction at the SQ2 community continues to push forward.  Located in downtown Toronto, near Spadina and Queen, SQ2  “topped off” at its full height of 14 storeys and 169 suites earlier this month.  Since that time, work […]

Homeowner Orientations Begin at Aquavista at Bayside

January 2019 Construction Update At Aquavista at Bayside, the second phase of the Hines and Tridel luxury waterfront community, construction has been progressing well.  Since construction began in January 2016, the building has reached it's full height of 12 stories and the community celebrated their "rooftop" milestone in December of 2017.   Homeowner Inspections Begin [...]

Parfait at Atria January 2019 Construction Update.

Construction progress at this sweet North York Community. Over near Sheppard Avenue and Victoria Park in North York, construction on the fourth and final phase of the Atria community - Parfait - continues. The on-site teams are working on the verticals of the 3rd and 4th floors.  Verticals are the "vertical" pillars that support the floor above.  At [...]

Islington Terrace Rises In Etobicoke

  Islington Terrace Construction Update Islington Terrace, located near Bloor and Islington in Toronto’s west end, has now reached its full height of 45 storeys. If you have never watched the construction of a new community, here’s a simplified explanation of how its done:  First, the structure is built one floor at a time, moving upwards.  […]

Getting our Footing at Aquabella at Bayside

The November 2018 Construction Update While it might not look like a lot is happening, behind the construction hoarding and work trucks, construction at Aquabella at Bayside is progressing nicely.  Currently, the on-site team is forming footing caps, vertical columns and walls on the P4 to P3 levels.  Once footings are complete, work on the […]