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St. Clair: Growth to Watch For in 2016

St. Clair: Growth to Watch For in 2016
February 2, 2016 6:57 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series shifts into midtown Toronto with an overview of development along the St. Clair Avenue corridor. Identified as an avenue in the ... read more

Suite Vignette Provides Glimpse into Life at Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
February 2, 2016 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only a handful of units remaining, Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns is gearing up for a planned Spring start to construction. The stacked townhome development nestled ... read more

Exploring Toronto's Luxury Real Estate with Talon's Neil Labatte

Trump Residences International, Toronto, by Talon International, Zeidler Partner
February 2, 2016 4:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto, a city of constantly rising real estate prices and fast-paced development, it can be difficult to analyze market conditions with a long-term perspective. The whirlwind nature of the ... read more

Limestone Installation Underway on Backstage Condo Podium

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
February 2, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off in mid-2015, remaining construction work has been progressing at the Yonge and Esplanade site of the Backstage on The Esplanade condominiums by Cityzen Development ... read more

LJM Developments' Waterview Condominiums Rising in Grimsby

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
February 2, 2016 11:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though major housing markets have cooled elsewhere in Canada, the area around Hamilton at the west end of Lake Ontario continues to draw in buyers with competitive pricing compared locations ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC subway service improving, but maintenance program has to wait; Scarborough subway won't necessarily carry jobs; 14th and 15th new TTC streetcars entered service, ... read more

Photo of the Day: The 509

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, streetcar
February 2, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's colourful Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Ronaldo Wanyou, takes us to Queens Quay, facing west at Rees Street. Captured after dark, this long ... read more

33 Avenue Road Redesigned as Toronto's First 'Vertical Forest'

33 Avenue Road, Toronto, by Empire Communities, Greybrook Capital, Zeidler
February 1, 2016 5:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood could become the site of the city's first 'vertical forest.' New renderings for the long-awaited 33 Avenue Road project bring to light a new design aesthetic for ... read more

Scale Model Provides Insight into Design of 609 Avenue Road

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison Homes, Richmond Architects
February 1, 2016 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we visited the presentation centre for 609 Avenue Road, a new 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed development by State Building Group and Madison ... read more

Demolition Clearing Site for Riverside Square Development

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, Toronto
February 1, 2016 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition of existing buildings has begun at the 4.5 acre Queen Street East site of Riverside Square, an ambitious mixed-use development from Streetcar ... read more

128 Hazelton: Updated Design Emerges at Public Consultation

128 Hazelton, Toronto, by Mizrahi Developments, AUDEX architecture
February 1, 2016 12:29 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A January 28th community consultation brought to light a slightly tailored design for Mizrahi Developments' 21-unit luxury condominium at 128 Hazelton, just to the east of the intersection of ... read more

Topping Off January 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off January 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
February 1, 2016 10:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen Street Route Proposed For Downtown Relief Line; Subway touted as a way to awaken Scarborough’s downtown dream; ‘Green’ Gardiner proposal includes a park over the ... read more

Photo of the Day: GO Willowbrook Yard

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GO Transit Willowbrook Yard
February 1, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit's Willowbrook Yard is a large storage and maintenance facility located in Etobicoke, just west of Mimico GO Station. Several GO Transit bilevel trains can be seen at the large train ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Design Captures Imagination—and Earth's Energy—at UTSC

UTSC Environmental Science and Chemistry Building, University of Toronto, dsai
January 29, 2016 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week's announcement of renewed plans for a Scarborough LRT was met with praise and celebration by residents and transit advocates throughout Toronto. Proposed to terminate at the University ... read more

Altus Group Releases Results of 2015 Real Estate Review

Altus Group Limited
January 29, 2016 4:40 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
At the end of January, Altus Group Limited (Altus Group; TSX: AIF), a leading provider of commercial real estate services, software, and data solutions, released results of its 2015 Real Estate ... read more

Is Toronto's Real Estate Market Healthy for Entrepreneurs?

Nina Gazzola, Lana Sherman, Michael Emory, Kristina Verner, Urban Land Institute
January 29, 2016 4:25 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The role that real estate plays in shaping the look and feel of cities is an obvious one. The built form of urban centres has a profound impact on the way people use the city. The designs of ... read more

Sail Condos Celebrates Chinese New Year in North York

Sail Condominiums, Toronto, by Opearl Developments, Keith Loffler McAlpine
January 29, 2016 3:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Opearl Developments' first Canadian project, Toronto's Sail Condos is set to declare the Chinese company's presence in a new market. With a highly recognizable design evoking the eponymous ... read more

U of T Residence Proposed for Corner of Spadina and Sussex

698-704 Spadina, UofT, Toronto
January 29, 2016 2:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
By 2020, as reported by the University of Toronto, there will be the need for an additional 2,300 residence spots in order to maintain their first-year housing guarantee. To stay ahead of the ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising for Forward at Concord CityPlace

Forward, CityPlace, Concord Adex, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
January 29, 2016 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Months after the completion of excavation and an archaeological dig at the site of Concord Adex's Forward and Newton condos at CityPlace, the pace of work has sped up considerably at the site ... read more