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Vaughan Mills Expands with New Stores, Spaces, and Green Parking

Ivanhoé Cambridge, Vaughan Mills
October 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Zainab Habib | Comments
After first announcing their plans in January 2013, the Vaughan Mills shopping centre officially opened their 50 store expansion to the public on Thursday, October 23, 2014—unveiling 200,000 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto election results show a city split into three — but Ford support is thinning in Scarborough; Uniting a divided Toronto will be a key task for Tory’s transition ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Blue Hour

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
October 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline changes by the day, giving urban enthusiasts a unique way of dating photographs of the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Details Start to Shape Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 28, 2014 8:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Daniels HighPark Condominiums is starting—just starting—to take on its final form on Bloor Street West across from the famous park in Toronto's West End. The slab for the 14-storey condominium's ... read more

Flat-Top Tower Crane Installed at Site of Tridel's Ten York Condos

Ten York Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
October 28, 2014 5:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we checked in on the construction progress of Tridel's Ten York, a 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower currently under ... read more

Sue Young of the Onni Group Talks Up Humber Bay Shores

The podium at Westlake Village will include several stores & Club W, Onni Group
October 28, 2014 2:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The large volume of development activity in Etobicoke's lakeside Humber Bay Shores area currently rivals the activity of other Toronto intensification nodes like North York City Centre and the ... read more

Scale Model Reveals Design Details at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
October 28, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Avenues plan encourages intensification of our arterial roads well served by transit, calling for mid-rise developments like ZIGG Condos by developers Madison ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 10:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto election results 2014: A ward-by-ward breakdown of the vote; John Tory’s election win: 11 years in the making; Mayors re-elected in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lightning over Downtown

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
October 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The weather is getting colder as Winter draws closer, but images of Summer in Toronto continue to appear in our Flickr Pool. Snowstorms will soon be replacing thunderstorms, like the dramatic ... read more

Crane Installation Marks Major Milestone for Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
October 27, 2014 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Concert Properties' 88 Scott since the project's earliest stages, including the careful disassembly and demolition of the ... read more

Cladding Seals Out the Cold at DAZ's Abacus Lofts on Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
October 27, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Truly innovative designs for residential projects, like Abacus Lofts by developer DAZ and builder 59 Project Management, are still rare in Toronto, so it's worthwhile ... read more

Toronto Services and Programs Encourage Economic Development

City of Toronto offers a range of programs and services to retain and attrac
October 27, 2014 2:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Municipalities are constantly trying to find new ways to encourage economic development and create new jobs, especially as urban centres continue to swell with new residents. Through the direct ... read more

Planning Documents Reveal More Details on 45 Bay Development

45 Bay Street Toronto, Wlkinson Eyre, Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge
October 27, 2014 12:08 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
One of the most buzz-worthy developments on UrbanToronto this year has certainly been the 45 Bay Street Redevelopment which would transform a land east of Union Station and the Air Canada ... read more

Construction of the U of T's Jackman Law Building Progressing

U of T Jackman Law Building Expansion, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 27, 2014 10:25 am | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
It has been several months since we last looked in on the construction of the University of Toronto's Jackman Law Building. The expansion, designed by Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, here’s all you need to know about voting on Oct. 27; Rob Ford is one absentee candidate that no one dares to count out; Council candidate Russ Ford wants voters ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crowded

Photo of the Day, Commerce Court, Financial District
October 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The densely clustered Financial District is home to many of Canada's largest firms and corporations, and the unique conglomeration of both modern and historic high-rises makes for some ... read more

Sheridan College Breaks Ground for McCallion Campus Expansion

Mississauga politicians joined Sheridan College officials at the ground breaking
October 24, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga, marking the start of the campus' second phase expansion. The ceremony ... read more

Changing the Planning Process: Toronto Considers A Development Permit System

Discussion was held at Ryerson's engineering building, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 24, 2014 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's current planning process can be confusing for residents eager to know how their neighbourhoods will be developed. The bylaws governing zoning, height and other standards are routinely ... read more

Touring Daniels' One Park Place Townhomes and Suites

One Park Place, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini Architect
October 24, 2014 3:55 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The award-winning redevelopment plan transforming what used to be Canada's first and biggest social housing complex is well underway in Regent Park. The area continues its rebirth as more ... read more

Backstage On The Esplanade Rising into the Downtown Skyline

Backstage Condos Toronto by Castlepoint, Cityzen, and Fernbrook Homes
October 24, 2014 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work on Backstage On The Esplanade, a 36-storey condominium tower by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa, has been progressing ... read more