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Alexandra Park: SQ Takes Shape with Sales Underway for SQ2

SQ at Alexandra Square, by the City of Toronto, TCHC, Tridel, Teeple
July 13, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Regent Park's high-profile transformation continues to the east of Downtown Toronto, the rebuild of Alexandra Park is quickly progressing to the west of Downtown. Just northwest of the Queen ... read more

Pride of Canada Carousel Spins Up in Downtown Markham

Pride of Canada Carousel, Downtown Markham
July 13, 2016 2:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two weeks ago—just before Canada Day—a new community centrepiece powered up for the first time in the heart of Markham’s emerging Downtown, on Birchmount Road north of Enterprise Boulevard. ... read more

Explainer: Office Space Classifications

Explainer: Office Space Classifications
July 13, 2016 1:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's edition of Explainer discusses the three different classifications for office space as designated by The Building Owners and Managers Association. The highest classification ... read more

Upper Beach Club Condo Proposed on Kingston Road

Upper Beach Club Condominiums, Mutual Development Corporation, Onespace
July 13, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a November 2015 site plan application, a recent re-submission to the City of Toronto Planning Department along with new marketing material is providing a look at a proposed mid-rise ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former mayor Mel Lastman laments Scarborough subway extension; Making sense of the TTC’s new fare rules; Mayor Tory expected to support Karygiannis move to extend Sheppard ... read more

Photo of the Day: East from John Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
July 13, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, presents a view of Downtown Toronto captured from 50 John Street in the Entertainment ... read more

Entertainment District Site Identified for New Ward 20 Park

The site, looking northeast from Nelson Street, image retrieved via Google Maps
July 12, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
No, it's probably not going to be a condo. Following weeks of speculation, the vacant lot at 229 Richmond Street West has been identified as the potential site of a new Toronto Ward 20 park. ... read more

Tarion Warranty Corporation Launches Redesigned Website

Tarion Warranty Corporation Launches Redesigned Website
July 12, 2016 1:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being founded by the provincial government back in 1976, Tarion Warranty Corporation has been Ontario’s official home building industry regulator, protecting new home buyers’ purchases with ... read more

Scale Model Reveals Details of Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
July 12, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this year, we were provided a sneak peek at the presentation centre for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley, a 28-storey, Core Architects-designed condominium tower in Toronto's ... read more

Huge Amenity Terrace takes Spotlight at Islington Terrace

Islington Terrace, Toronto, by Tridel, Kirkor Architects Planners
July 12, 2016 10:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At 45, 38, and 35 storeys, Tridel's Islington Terrace community is introducing a bold influx of density to Toronto's Bloor and Islington area. As one of the largest residential developments in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former Toronto hostel finds room for change; TTC to require Presto cards from age 6 to help weed out teen cheaters; A primer on the seven-stop Scarborough LRT; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: CityPlace and the Gardiner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CiyPlace, Gardiner Expressway
July 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dave Jackson, features an aerial perspective of Toronto's CityPlace/Bathurst-Fort York neighbourhood. This ... read more

Revised CityPlace School & Community Centre Impresses at DRP

ZAS Architects, City of Toronto, Block 31, 20 Brunel Court, TDSB, TCDSB, Toronto
July 11, 2016 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of the final pieces of the puzzle for Toronto's CityPlace neighbourhood is working its way through the planning process, as a new community and education centre is proposed for the vacant ... read more

44-Storey Bisha Tops Off in the Entertainment District

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Toronto, by Lifetime, INK, Wallman
July 11, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the 44-storey Bisha in November, it was only the 17-storey Bisha. After beginning to rise into Toronto's Entertainment District skyline towards the end of last year, the ... read more

Settlement Reached to Redevelop Celestica Site in North York

Celestica, Diamond Corp, Lifetime Developments, Context Developments, Toronto
July 11, 2016 4:06 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
In 2014, the City of Toronto received a redevelopment proposal for the sixty-acre Celestica Site on the northwest corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. The proposal aimed to ... read more

Major Three-Tower Scarborough Redevelopment Evolves at DRP

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
July 11, 2016 1:06 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Highway 401, and east of Kennedy Road, SAMM Developments' 'The Kennedys' aims to transform a strip of Scarborough parking into a high-density residential community. On July 5th, the ... read more

Family-Friendly Layouts Offered at J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Graziani + Corazza, Mattamy, Biddington, Toronto
July 11, 2016 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House now over 75% sold out, suite availability is tightening at the new 9-storey Graziani + Corazza-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brimley: The Station That Never Was; 905 condo boom attracts millennials priced out of other markets; TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates at three more stations; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dark Skies

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, L Tower
July 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, presents a view from the top of a parking garage in Toronto's St. Lawrence district. Facing ... read more

Province Announces Retrofit of Macdonald Block Office Complex

Aeries view of the Whitney Block (left) and MacDonald block (right), image by Ke
July 8, 2016 5:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Stretching from Grosvenor to Wellesley, Toronto's Macdonald Block of office buildings is home to 15 of Ontario's ministries and 12 cabinet ministers, serving as the nerve centre for much of the ... read more