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The Politics of Vacancy: The History, and Future, of Toronto's Condo Euphoria

07:00 - 6 November, 2018
The Politics of Vacancy: The History, and Future, of Toronto's Condo Euphoria, © Manuel Alvarez Diestro
© Manuel Alvarez Diestro

This article was originally published on ArchDaily on 13 February 2018. 

The City of Toronto has a long, fraught relationship with development and vacancy. The map of the initial Toronto Purchase of 1787 between the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the British Crown, which would later establish the colonial territory that became Toronto, conceives of the landscape as a single, clearly defined vacant lot anxious for development. Or, as artist Luis Jacob better described it, “signifying nothing but an empty page waiting to be inscribed at will.” Over two-hundred years later, as housing availability, prices, and rental shortages drive vertical condominium developments in the city, the politics of the vacant lot have never felt so palpable.

© Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro + 24

ARTE S / SPARK Architects

22:00 - 15 May, 2018
© LinHo
© LinHo

Courtesy of Nusmetro Group Courtesy of Nusmetro Group © LinHo Courtesy of Nusmetro Group + 57

  • Architects

  • Location

    3, Jalan Bukit Gambir, Desa Mutiara Ii, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Category

  • Project Directors

    Stephen Pimbley, Wenhui Lim
  • Project Leader

    Carlo Joson
  • Design Team

    Ethan Hwang, Luca Maccarinelli, Mark Mancenido, Peter Morris, Jay Panelo, Lintang Wuriantari
  • Client

    Nusmetro
  • Local Architect

    East Design Architect SDN BHD
  • Area

    72500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc

19:00 - 1 September, 2017
Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc, © Zhejia Dai
© Zhejia Dai

© Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Intersection of Jinshui Dong Road and Dongfeng Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Nonchi Wang, Luoya Tu
  • Design Team

    Ying Tao, David Rodriguez, Dennis Roney, Charles Liu, David Van Arsdell, Kisung Nam, Brandon Vickers, Brian Skowvron, Elana Pappoff, Xiaofeng Mei, Jiarui Liu, Zhexiong Hu, Michelle Lozano, Nicholas Poulos, Carey England
  • Area

    21500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

COOKFOX Architects' 550 Vanderbilt Condo Opens for Sale

08:00 - 30 June, 2015
COOKFOX Architects' 550 Vanderbilt Condo Opens for Sale, Street View. Image Courtesy of VUW Studio
Street View. Image Courtesy of VUW Studio

COOKFOX Architects’ new project, 550 Vanderbilt Avenue has opened for sale. The 17-storey building will be the first of four condominiums in the 22-acre Pacific Park Brooklyn development in Prospect Heights. The project aims to create a new neighbourhood of 14 buildings, all connected to 8-acres of public green space designed by landscape architecture firm Thomas Balsley Associates. Read more about this project after the break.