Aitken Place Park Opens at East Bayfront

In early October, Aitken Place Park opened in the East Bayfront neighbourhood in downtown Toronto.  Aitken Place Park, overseen by Waterfront Toronto as part of its initiative to revitalize the city’s waterfront, is a welcome addition to the growing neighbourhoods that are now helping the city reconnect to Lake Ontario.

An Update on Islington Terrace

Construction on-site at Islington Terrace has been progressing well over the last few months. At present, outside walls and windows are 90% complete up to the 36th floors.

A Well Beneath The Well

As the residential, commercial and retail buildings rise around it, one section of The Well includes the excavation of a deep cistern near the centre of the site. This cistern will connect to the Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling (DLWC) system to provide heating and cooling to the 11,000 people who will live and work at The Well.

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.”