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Aviva Canada to Move to Downtown Markham

Aviva Canada, Downtown Markham, image courtesy of the Remington
March 5, 2014 6:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Insurance company Aviva Canada will be moving from Scarborough in 2017 to a new office building in Downtown Markham, a multi-year 243-acre project by The Remington Group to bring a vibrant, ... read more

Folk Art Carousel to Add Whimsy to Downtown Markham

March 5, 2014 6:22 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Recently news broke on UrbanToronto of a new 12-storey, 350,000 square foot office building under construction at Birchmount Road and Highway 407 which will serve as headquarters for Aviva Canada. ... read more

New TTC Video Explains Work To Modernize Yonge Line

A Toronto Rocket subway train pulls into St. Patrick subway station
March 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In advance of another weekend shutdown of part of the Yonge line for work to modernize the signalling system, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has released a new video on YouTube which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 11:49 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto council defers Gardiner decision, Cisco taps Toronto as one of four global innovation hubs, Shortage of new listings fuelling desperation among Toronto home buyers, and more. Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Linear Arrangement

Toronto Apartment building, lines, geometry
March 5, 2014 1:06 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
As Toronto continues to develops at break-neck speed, high altitude office buildings and condos become increasingly associated with materials like glass and steel. Today's photo, taken by Jack ... read more

Cladding Making The Difference At The Yorkville Condominiums

Yorkville Condos Lifetime Developments Toronto Condos
March 4, 2014 6:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Tucked away on Davenport Avenue at McMurrich Street, a new condominium tower is rising in Toronto's posh Yorkville neighbourhood. The Yorkville Condos from Lifetime Developments is getting ... read more

A Pool With A View Tops Rooms With A View at YC Condos

AQUA66 at YC Condos, Toronto, by Canderel
March 4, 2014 4:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's condo construction boom means that we are becoming a city of views, and those vistas out our windows are getting more varied and interesting every year as our buildings race increasingly ... read more

First 'Offices' Open At Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide East Street Toronto Downtown Core Financial District
March 4, 2014 12:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Although the building won't to be completed until late 2015, it looks like the first 'offices' have opened at Bay Adelaide East - construction offices that is! In this case it seems two portable ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 11:35 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Gardiner demolition put on hold; Toronto Parks urges to keep rinks open; Pan Am Games security; extreme cold weather alert continues; Rob Ford makes his late night debut on Kimmel; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Neither Here Nor There

Train Departing from Bayview Station, TTC, Toronto, Sheppard Line
March 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Today's photograph, taken by UT Forum member Jack Landau, shows a train departing eastward from Bayview Station. An image of a subway tunnel is superimposed on top of the departing train, ... read more

One Bloor East's Podium Moves Upward, Sees Glazing Installed

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Tucker HiRise
March 3, 2014 6:45 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
In our last update on the progression of Great Gulf's One Bloor East development, crews were hastily working on the lower floors that made up part of the the 75-storey building's podium. A few ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime Developments Open Up 'The Code' Condos

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
March 3, 2014 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Anyone who is familiar with St. Clair West between Spadina and Russell Hill Road will know about Sir Winston Churchill Park. Stretching along the south side of the avenue here, accessible via the ... read more

Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

156 Front Street West, AS+GG Architects, B+H Architects, Toronto, downtown
March 3, 2014 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
February was quite exciting UrbanToronto. To round up the highlights of the last month, we have collected the 10 most popular news stories, forum threads, and dataBase files of November. 156 Front ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014 11:30 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Can John Tory win the mayoral race?; mayoral candidates debate extending last call; Memes help Soknacki's race for mayor; subway plans baffles Nenshi; and more news. Calgary mayor baffled by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Passing Through

Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto
March 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
There seems to be a striking visual metaphor present in this photo by Matt M S, with the plane and the modern, monolithic structures that compose the Toronto-Dominion Centre. The Mies van der ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Moving Forward On All Fronts

The Daniels Corporation, HighPark Condominiums, High Park, Toronto
February 28, 2014 7:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It may be crazy cold at the moment, and more people may be hibernating this winter than would be in a regular year, but the polar vortex has not stopped everything from happening in this town. ... read more

Bazis and Plaza Launch 1 Yorkville Condos

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, TMG, Varacalli, ERA, NAK Design, Toronto, midtown
February 28, 2014 5:50 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Bazis Inc. and Plaza, developers behind the slender metallic tower at 1 Yorkville, held an event celebrating the launch of the project at their presentation gallery at 162 Cumberland Avenue near ... read more

Sustainable Design a Key Component of DUKE Condos

Quadrangle, Duke Condos, TAS Design Build
February 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
UrbanToronto’s Stephanie Calvet sat down with Michelle Xuereb, architect and sustainability strategist at Quadrangle Architects, to discuss the green aspects of DUKE Condo’s design. The ... read more

Allied Properties REIT Brings Office Space to Downtown West

Rendering of 620 King West
February 28, 2014 12:50 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
When it comes to the development of office space in Downtown Toronto, a few big names spring to mind: Brookfield; Oxford; Cadillac Fairview. Perhaps lesser known, but no less active in Downtown ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
'Arrest me,' Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dares police chief; Rob Ford's war leaves Torontonians losers: Hume; political advice from Calgary's Mayor; and more news. ‘Arrest me,’ Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ... read more