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Construction Transforming RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
September 10, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge and Eglinton is changing fast, and with a new transit line and thousands of new residents on the way in the coming years, RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre is getting a facelift in ... read more

Athletes at Home in Toronto's 2015 Pan Am Games Aquatics Centre

2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, Norr Architects
September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) located at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus began operating this week. Under the official name “CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Aquatics Centre and ... read more

St. Clair West to Get Mid-Rise Addition with ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
September 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towards the end of August, we highlighted a selection of new projects to watch out for in September, and as promised, details are beginning to emerge on many of the developments we introduced. One ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Soknacki drops out of Toronto mayoral race; Olivia Chow attacks John Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan as undoable; Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Looking Down

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place
September 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Canadian Place has remained Canada's tallest building since it was completed in 1975, and despite the continuing onslaught of high-rise development, the 72-storey office tower has yet to be ... read more

The Selby to Rise 49 Storeys Above Sherbourne and Bloor

The Selby by BKL Architecture for Cityzen, Fernbrook and Diamond Corp.
September 9, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ever since renderings first appeared on a City of Toronto Planning Department webpage over a year ago, UrbanToronto readers have been eagerly anticipating the redevelopment of the ... read more

Tridel and Concert Properties Team Up on Sherwood at Huntington

Sherwood at Huntington, Kirkor, Tridel, Concert Properties, Toronto
September 9, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers Tridel and Concert Properties have joined forces for a new condominium development soon to be constructed on Bayview Avenue north of Eglinton. Sherwood at ... read more

U of T to Create Cultural Complex on Planetarium Site

Existing state of the former McLaughlin Planetarium. Image by Google Maps.
September 9, 2014 12:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The fate of the McLaughlin Planetarium looks to be sealed as the University of Toronto has announced plans to create a cultural complex at 90 Queen's Park Crescent. The planetarium, which closed ... read more

Excavation Progressing for Yorkdale's Nordstrom Expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, Toronto
September 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
AIMCo and Oxford Properties' Yorkdale Shopping Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and after a half century of success and a number of expansions, Yorkdale is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Vogue names Toronto’s Queen Street West world’s second-hippest district; Cultural complex to rise on planetarium site; Ontario's affordable housing wait list climbs to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Atrium on Bay

Photo of the Day, Atrium on Bay
September 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1981, the 14-storey Atrium on Bay has been a fixture at Bay and Dundas for over 30 years now. Sandwiched between Yonge and Bay Streets on the north side of Dundas, Atrium on Bay is ... read more

Touring Morguard's Fraternal Twin Heathview Rental Towers

The twin-towered Heathview complex. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
September 8, 2014 4:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our last update on Morguard's The Heathview focused on the exterior work progressing on the twin-towered complex. A major milestone was reached when the south tower's crane was removed in ... read more

City to Increase Enforcement of Construction Activity on Roads

Construction impacts traffic at York and Front Streets in Downtown Toronto
September 8, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is reshaping Toronto for the future, and new commercial, residential and infrastructure projects can be found all over the region. We like to look at the positive side of all this new ... read more

Checking Out the Model Suite at Fontana's Presentation Centre

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
September 8, 2014 2:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a trip through Markham's burgeoning downtown and you will find a collection of active construction sites. Markham's future is a bright one, and the addition of residential density and ... read more

75 Mutual Joining Condo Developments near Dundas and Jarvis

75 Mutual Street Condos in a local context of new towers, Toronto
September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
75 Mutual Street is the latest address to have a development application in play in the area surrounding the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis Streets on the east side of Downtown Toronto. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TIFF 2014: Highlights from Day 4; Rob Ford publicly addresses decision to enter rehab; Ontario private sector to play pivotal role in youth unemployment; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Offramp

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
September 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway gets a lot of bad press these days, and despite being known by some as an eyesore and a physical barrier to the waterfront, the major highway still has a few attractive ... read more

Residences of 488 University Avenue Opens To The Public

September 5, 2014 10:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto is going through a transformation that few would have imagined just a dozen years ago. This city has long had a livable, attractive downtown with plenty to do, but we didn't necessarily ... read more

Lifetime Launches 'Connect and Capture' Social Media Campaign

The Bond condos, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
September 5, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bond is now well under construction in the Entertainment District, with concrete and steel now above grade, and Lifetime Developments, the developer behind the 40-storey ... read more

TREB Releases August Commercial and Resale Housing Figures

Toronto Real Estate Board housing stats, figures, TREB
September 5, 2014 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) recently released their commercial leasing and resale housing figures for the month of August, and it appears that a strong summer is closing on a high ... read more