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First Capital Realty to Invest $1 Billion Over the Next 5 Years

Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville, First Capital Realty, Redevelopment, Toronto
December 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
CEO Dori Segal of First Capital Realty (FRC) has announced $1 Billion in investments over the next five years in major Canadian urban centres, that is to say Quebec City, the ... read more

Work to Begin on Ambitious Garrison Point Development

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, Fernbrook
December 19, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early this year, sales were launched for Garrison Point, an ambitious multi-tower redevelopment east of Liberty Village in a wedge-shaped tract bounded by converging rail lines, an area ... read more

Gift-Wrapping the Parliament Street Data Centre

December 19, 2014 11:22 am | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Since our last update on the Parliament Street Data Centre development in Toronto's Corktown area, more of the vibrant slatted cladding has been put up on the building as the team has finished the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner construction to be finished two months ahead of schedule for extra $2-million; TTC riders ask: Where are Toronto's new streetcars?; Lawrence West riders get a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lights and Fog

Photo of the Day
December 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thick fog overtook the city for much of the past week, and while decreased visibility is a dangerous hindrance for drivers, it has quite the opposite effect for photographers. We have seen some ... read more

Cathedrals of Culture Offers 3D Film Treat for Architecture Buffs

Centre Georges Pompidou, from Cathedrals of Culture, copyright neueroadmovies
December 18, 2014 8:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As an UrbanToronto reader, you consider yourself an architecture buff, right? When you plan a trip, your must-do list includes visiting special buildings, and once you do walk through an ... read more

Floor-By-Floor: Surveying One Corner at Tableau Condominiums

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
December 18, 2014 6:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several high-rise condominium developments currently rising in Toronto's Entertainment District, one of the city's most rapidly densifying areas. On the southeast corner of Peter and ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Gets A New Entrance

Erin Mills Town Centre New Main Entrance and Glass Sphere
December 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Erin Mills Town Centre first opened in 1989, and now after 25 years of serving customers on the west side of Mississauga, a $100 million renovation is updating the shopping centre, both inside and ... read more

Construction Under Way at 7 St Thomas in the Bay-Bloor Area

7 St Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, gh3, Toronto
December 18, 2014 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A couple blocks west of the the closely followed One Bloor East, construction has begun on another long-awaited Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed development near Bay and Bloor ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Uptown Residences

Throwback Thursday, Pemberton, Uptown Residences, Toronto
December 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's posh Bloor-Yorkville area has been the site of some tremendous intensification over the last decade, with many new high-rise developments now added to the landscape. The demise of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North Toronto tenants mired in confusion over where to send their rent cheques; Waterfront Toronto chair defends 40 per cent budget overrun; Former provincial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension, tunnel
December 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the tunnelling phase of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension now complete, some photographers are having trouble containing their excitement, which has led to some rare and fantastic ... read more

Casa Loma Revitalization Underway as the Landmark Decks its Halls

Casa Loma shrouded in light, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As new tourist attractions like the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and the Aga Khan Museum + Ismaili Centre open their doors to the public, an historic Toronto landmark is also getting a new ... read more

Excavation at DUKE Condos is Underway in Toronto's Hip Junction

Excavation under way for DUKE Condos, TAS, Toronto
December 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In Toronto's historic and now trendy Junction neighbourhood DUKE Condos, developed by TAS, will start to rise mid-next year now that excavation is underway. Since our last story featuring the ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Vote For Your Favourite High-Rises!

Best Buildings of 2014, high-rise, Toronto
December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes have been tallied and we can now confirm our readers' decision for the best mid-rise buildings of 2014. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign investment may not be as big a factor in Toronto’s condo market as we all thought it was; Toronto's real divide a struggle of north versus south; TTC to add new ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Holiday Season

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Holiday, Christmas
December 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Holiday season is upon us, and lights and displays are illuminating the city and adding warmth to a cold time of year. Nathan Phillips Square's tree was lit at the end of Novmeber during the ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Revitalizing Ottawa's National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre Revitalization, Ottawa, Diamond Schmitt Architects
December 16, 2014 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It wasn't their first performing arts facility, but ever since the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened on University Avenue, Diamond Schmitt Architects have been in demand as a ... read more

Studio2 on Richmond Grows Alongside Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
December 16, 2014 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise growth continues to transform Toronto's Entertainment District, replacing after-hours clubs and surface parking lots with a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses. One of the ... read more

Mattamy Homes Announces Purchase of Monarch Corporation

Mattamy Homes, Monarch Group, Toronto
December 16, 2014 1:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major transaction in the real estate world has been announced, as developer Mattamy Homes has reached an agreement to purchase Monarch Corporation, the Canadian division of US-based Taylor ... read more