Media Roundup - August 3rd, 2007

In the News


He loves us, he really loves us.  The Globe and Mail reports that British architect Will Alsop, best known for the OCAD Sharp Centre for Design,
will unveil a new Toronto project next week.  It is rumoured that
the cloud-like building will link to the Filmport studio project
to be built near Cherry street in the Port Lands.  Alsop explains his fixation thus: "I like it here and I plan to plague
Toronto with my buildings for as long as possible."

A hand-carved Swaminarayan Hindu temple of limestone and marble, hailed as an architectural marvel, has recently opened in Etobicoke, adding to Toronto's remarkable diversity.  The temple is located at Hwy 427 and Finch Avenue, near the neighbourhood of Smithfield

In case you (or Borat) missed it, Yonge and Bloor is about to receive a big makeover.  Kazakhstani developer Bazis International have plans to build an 80-storey mixed-use skyscraper on the south-east corner of Toronto's most prominent intersection.

For City Hall junkies, the CBC features some worthwhile commentary on the recent land transfer tax debate from the always steady Madelaine Drohan.

Following the tax kerfuffle, closing the Sheppard subway line could hurt future condominium development in the area and put people back into their cars.

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