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Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint

Photo of the Day, Bridgepoint
August 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of the Don River, Bridgepoint Hospital provides a major landmark for commuters travelling on the Don Valley Parkway as well as the Bayview Extension. In today's Photo of the ... read more

Checking Out the Podium at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East

Bay Adelaide East tower, Brookfield Properties, KPMB, Adamson Associates
August 26, 2014 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently attended a tour of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre, held by the Council on Tall Buildings an Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In the first ... read more

Public Art To Improve Westin Conference Centre Bay Street Wall

StART photographic mural, 11 Bay Street, Westin Harbour Castle
August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto (StART) program has announced that it has been selected by volunteer-based not-for-profit group of contemporary art supporters named 'Partners In Art' to ... read more

Residences of 488 University Avenue Coming to Downtown

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon Development, Core Architects
August 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
University Avenue has seen some major changes in recent years, and Toronto's grand boulevard will soon be the site of another ambitious development with Amexon Development ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Is John Tory’s SmartTrack on track for seven-year delivery?; Toronto city council approves new Raptors training centre; Pink protest shows Rob Ford still a ‘lone wolf’ as ... read more

Photo of the Day: No Entry

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
August 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most dramatic places to view the Toronto skyline is Polson Pier. Located in the primarily industrial Port Lands, Polson Pier is a popular Summer destinations for Torontonians for a ... read more

City Council Approves $30M Raptors Practice Facility

High Performance Basketball Development and Training Centre, MLSE, Raptors
August 25, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Raptors' recent post-season run generated a lot of new fans and overall interest in the team, and despite a heartbreaking game 7 defeat, excitement and buzz for the coming season ... read more

University Suites Bringing Condo Living to Queens University

University Suites, PRK Developments, Brookfield Multiplex, Teeple Architects
August 25, 2014 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Kingston, Ontario has long been home to Queen’s University, one of Canada's most prestigious insitutions of higher eduction, and one with a growing student population. Like most university towns, ... read more

A Look Inside Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the steady growth of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre. Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson ... read more

Sheraton's Toronto Flagship Hotel Announces Major Renovation

Sheraton, Toronto, Renovation
August 25, 2014 10:35 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Downtown Toronto's Sheraton Hotel looks north on Queen Street West opposite City Hall, Osgoode Hall and Old City Hall. Given its location it is probably one of the most seen buildings in the city. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 7:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City manager Joe Pennachetti to step down in December; Captain John’s ship to be towed away from Yonge Street slip; Toronto island airport one step closer to allowing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Colourful Spin

Photo of the Day, CNE
August 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year, Torontonians flock to Exhibition Place for a time honoured Summer tradition. The Canadian National Exhibition is a part of life in Toronto, and while some choose to avoid the crowds ... read more

Hard Hat Tour of Ryerson University's Student Learning Centre

Work continues on the Student Learning Centre. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 22, 2014 5:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 155,000 square-foot Ryerson University Student Learning Centre at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets in Downtown Toronto continues to impress as it move towards completion. We had the ... read more

GO Regional Express Rail: CityRail for the GTA

The Munich S-Bahn (Photo by Florian Derwarf)
August 22, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Since the CityRail concept was introduced in 2012, the idea of using existing rail corridors to expand rapid transit throughout the GTA has become mainstream. Metrolinx and the provincial ... read more

Pinstriping Downtown in Green at RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC WaterPark Place III, WZMH Architects, DTAH, Oxford Properties, Toronto
August 22, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction wrapping up over the next few months on Oxford Properties' WaterPark Place III, some final aesthetic and functional touches are being applied to the 30-storey, ... read more

Podium Levels in Place at Lifetime's INDX Condos

INDX Condos, Lifetime, Centrecourt Developments, Page+Steele/IBI Group
August 22, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to Canada's biggest economic players, most based out of massive office towers that clear out by sundown. Condominium development is a relatively new thing in ... read more

Qube Condos Brings Mid-Rise to The Queensway at Royal York

Qube Condos by Romanov Romanov for First Avenue Properties
August 22, 2014 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming more and more popular in Toronto thanks to the City's Avenues plan, which encourages density and vitality in the form of residential buildings with ground ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Stintz bows out of mayoral race, won’t endorse anyone else; Pearson employees outraged at steep airport-link fares; Councillor Josh Matlow to present motion on reducing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Summer Evening

Photo of the Day, CNE, Humber Bay
August 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had a very mild Summer so far, but looking at today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, the scene seems like a typical Toronto Summer ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Art Encourages TTC Riders to Engage

Stuart Reid, Zones of Immersion, TTC, Union Station Revitalization
August 21, 2014 3:25 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Union Station is the focus of several concurrent restoration, renovation, and redevelopment schemes meant to give the city's Downtown gateway a major facelift and boost its capacity ... read more