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Victorian Townhome Facades Saved For 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
April 22, 2015 11:42 am | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of St. Thomas Commercial Develoments' new project 7 St. Thomas, a nine-storey mixed-use development by award winning Hariri Pontarini Architects, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How two Toronto streetcars managed to crash into each other during rush hour; Air-quality project reveals Toronto’s most polluted neighbourhoods; Famed architect Moshe ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline in Pink

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
April 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bathurst Street bridge provides an amazing view of Toronto, and the view has been a favourite angle for photographers for years now. Recent additions like the high-rise towers of Concord ... read more

Ground Broken for Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums

Officials break the ground for Monde, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 21, 2015 3:18 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Just a few short weeks following the ground breaking of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Great Gulf Homes celebrated the official start of construction today for the ... read more

More Floors, More Cladding Shaping Great Gulf's One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini, Toronto
April 21, 2015 2:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is rapidly progressing at the site of Great Gulf Homes' landmark One Bloor East development at Yonge and Bloor. When we last checked in on the 75-storey, Hariri ... read more

Colliers' Q1 Office Report Shows Continued Strength in the Market

Colliers Q1 Office Report, Toronto, GTA
April 21, 2015 1:28 pm | by Editor | Comments
2014 was a busy year for office development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and despite 2.7 million square feet of new office space coming online last year, vacancy rates remain low throughout ... read more

Province to Proceed with Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit Line

Hurontario-Main LRT, Metrolinx, Brampton, Mississauga
April 21, 2015 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we updated the RFP for the sale of the LCBO lands on Queens Quay, part of the province's plan to unlock the financial value of land assets. The sale of these assets is projected to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario willing to fund Mississauga-Brampton LRT without federal help; Toronto needs higher property taxes on most expensive homes; Pan Am Games baseball schedule ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge Street Glow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge Street
April 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street is known for its walkability, culture, and for its tremendous length. The street also serves as an important geographic dividing line between the east and western sides of the city. ... read more

LCBO Lands Sale to Fund Infrastructure Projects Across Ontario

LCBO lands, Toronto, infrastructure, development
April 20, 2015 5:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last Fall, the Government of Ontario announced their intention to sell off the LCBO headquarters' 11-acre site on Toronto's waterfront for private development, posting a request for ... read more

66 Isabella Now 20 Storeys Up in Church-Wellesley Neighbourhood

66 Isabella, Mohican Holdings, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
April 20, 2015 2:47 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
It has been 45 years since the rental apartment at 66 Isabella was built tower-in-the-park style in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village. With the province of Ontario mandating intensification, ... read more

Crosstown LRT Tunnel Boring Machines Successfully Moved

The front of the machine is marked by its cutting head, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
This past weekend was a sight to behold for many self-described 'transit geeks' as two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) successfully made an above-ground journey outside Eglinton West Station at ... read more

Toronto Raptors Practice Facility Progressing at Exhibition Place

High Performance Basketball Development and Training Centre, MLSE, Raptors
April 20, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The NBA Playoffs are under way, and after losing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the fourth-seeded Toronto Raptors are looking to defeat the fifth seed Washington Wizards to even ... read more

Internship Positions Available at UrbanToronto

Toronto 2030 District
April 20, 2015 12:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Green Features to Promote Efficiency at Concert's Kip District Condos

The Kip District Condos, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Concert Properties
April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are challenges associated with building eco-friendly high-rise residential buildings, but builders of new Toronto communities are showing an increased commitment to the including "green" ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Inside Toronto Community Housing’s uphill battle; An exciting glimpse at boring machines on Eglinton; Armed U.S. border guards could be coming to Union Station; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar Flash

Photo of the Day, Toronto, streetcar, ttc, bridge
April 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While neither the longest, widest nor oldest bridge in Toronto, the Queen Street viaduct is easily one of the most photographed. Carrying traffic over the Don River, the bridge was constructed in ... read more

Fuse Condos Now Rising at the Corner of Dupont and Lansdowne

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, Barrett
April 17, 2015 4:25 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Annexed to the City of Toronto in 1909, Davenport Village was known for its industrial facilities providing jobs to the many Italian and Portuguese Canadians settled in the area. Since the decline ... read more

New WZMH-Designed Data Centre Opens on Parliament Street

Parliament Data Centre, Equinix, IBX, TR2, WZMH, Bresler
April 17, 2015 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of a new data centre on Parliament Street just south of Front on the edge of Toronto's Distillery District. Developed by Bresler and ... read more

TREB Releases First Quarter 2015 Market Report

TREB, Market Report, housing figures, Toronto Real Estate Board
April 17, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their market report for the first quarter of 2015, showing a continued demand for condominium housing, and a rapidly growing rental market. ... read more