Contentious Toronto condo proposal back from the dead years after plans stalled

It seemed dead and buried, but a plan to build a pencil-thin luxury condo tower above a Toronto heritage building is back, and not quite looking as sleek as the design that came before. The application at 187 King Street East/65 George Street in the King East neighborhood dates back to 2017, when developer 10Block … Read more

Seven-Foot Sinkhole Submerges Car in Salt Lake City

Utility crews extracted a car from a 7-foot-deep sinkhole after a water main break submerged the vehicle and flooded multiple houses in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 3. The SLC Department of Public Utilities reported the break flooded six homes in the Poplar Grove area and left the block without water. As of Tuesday … Read more

Ottawa’s Block 2 offers six striking design options for Parliament Hill’s new neighbors

When was the last time the federal government commissioned a great building? This hasn’t happened for half a century in Ottawa, where recent public architecture has been unambitious and underwhelming. That is likely to change with Block 2, a new office complex to be built across the street from Parliament Hill. Some of the world’s … Read more

New Orleans Chris Owens death

New Orleans’ beloved Bourbon Street performer Chris Owens has died, according to a family friend. Owens would have been 90 in October. Her death from her comes weeks before her annual Easter Parade that rolls through the French Quarter. A fixture in the French Quarter since the 1960s, Owens affectionately became known as the “Queen … Read more

Toronto’s most famous laneway house with a rooftop shower is going for $3 million

Toronto isn’t really known for it’s architecture but that’s not to say there isn’t great architecture in this city. Sometimes you just need to look a little harder. Hidden on one of Toronto’s secret little laneways known as Croft Street, is one of the city’s most famous laneway homes. The award-winning 54 Croft Street is … Read more

Rising crime in Vancouver’s downtown sparks calls for reform

Police officers watch the crowd on Granville Street in Vancouver, in 2017. Police statistics show crime patterns in Vancouver, as in many other cities around the world, changed dramatically during COVID-19.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail Vancouver plans to spend almost half a million dollars on new initiatives aimed at tackling homelessness, poverty and mental health … Read more

People in a Toronto building stopped getting mail and can’t get answers

Residents in a Toronto apartment building stopped receiving mail in January and don’t know when it will start again. A resident in the apartment building at 33 Holly St., near Yonge and Eglinton, tells blogTO they haven’t received mail since Jan. 26. The building, with more than 200 residents, hasn’t received mail delivery due to … Read more