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Excavation Wrapping Up and Crane Coming to ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
April 20, 2016 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Only one and half months since the start of digging, excavation is now nearing completion at the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos, ... read more

Sponsored Post: Why Choose a Furnished Apartment Rental Over a Hotel Room?

Sponsored Post: Why Choose a Furnished Apartment Rental Over a Hotel?
April 20, 2016 3:27 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
If you are heading to Toronto, whether for business or pleasure, be aware that a hotel room isn’t your only option for accommodations. You might want to consider a furnished apartment instead, as ... read more

Site Cleared for North Star Homes' ConneXion in Etobicoke

April 20, 2016 2:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With all but the last units sold, North Star Homes' ConneXion is set to go under construction on Etobicoke's Fieldway Road. As of late last month, only 4 of the project's 150 units remained ... read more

Crane Coming Down at Lifetime and BLVD's Code Condos

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
April 20, 2016 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction reached a major milestone today at the St. Clair Avenue West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, with the start of the dismantling and removal ... read more

TD Centre achieves LEED Platinum Certification

TD Centre, Cadillac Fairview
April 20, 2016 11:12 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Just in time for Earth Week, General Manager David Hoffman of the Toronto-Dominion Centre is proud to announce that for the first time ever since the TD Centre began its annual Sustainability ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor get boost from Toronto councillors, businesses; Why Are Subway Cars on Bloor-Danforth So Dirty?; GM considering self-driving, electric, shared cars for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bat Signal Crane

Photo of the Day, E Condos, crane, Toronto
April 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Those keeping an eye on the construction of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton may have noticed the iconic Batman "Bat Signal" gracing the ... read more

The Vanguard Promises Family-Friendly Living in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Thornhill, by Devron Development, Kirkor Architects Planners
April 19, 2016 5:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Toronto's Steeles Avenue, Devron Developments' The Vanguard is set to replace Thornhill's Grandview Plaza with a mixed-use 25-storey tower. Designed by Kirkor Architects, the Yonge ... read more

Q & A: Luxury Real Estate with Engel & Völkers' Ron Amendola

Ron Amendola, image courtesy of Engels & Völkers Toronto
April 19, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When luxury real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers opened their first Toronto office last October as part of the German company's ambitious Canadian expansion, the move signalled the growing ... read more

Redevelopment Coming To Wilson Station Employment Lands

Tippet Road, Malibu Developments, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects
April 19, 2016 3:35 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The area around Wilson Subway Station has long been a mish-mash of commuter parking lots, aging office and warehouse commercial space, and some light industrial buildings. While industry and ... read more

City-Builders Celebrate the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

The Royal Conservatory's Heather Kelly introduces the panel, image by Craig Whit
April 19, 2016 2:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What makes Bloor Street special? Over the course of an evening's discussion, panelists offered differing views on what the prominent Toronto artery is all about. The speakers included the Toronto ... read more

Lago and Riva del Lago Making Mark on Humber Bay Skyline

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva Del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza
April 19, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With work underway on the final levels of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's 49-storey Lago at the Waterfront and 16-storey Riva del Lago, the ... read more

299 Queen West Receives Landmark Designation from OAA

299 Queen West, Quadrangle Architects, OAA landmark designation
April 19, 2016 10:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The iconic 299 Queen West at the corner of John Street, currently known as the Bell Media Building, has recently been awarded landmark designation by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GM buys Toronto property for new Cadillac head office; Canadian confidence in housing soars to highest since 2014; UP Express could cost Toronto taxpayers millions in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lamppost

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Canary District, Lamppost, Tadashi Kawabata
April 19, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, takes us to Toronto's newly-opened Canary District neighbourhood for a view ... read more

Heritage Toronto Announces Launch of 22nd Year of Tours

Heritage Toronto 2016 Walking Tours
April 18, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For over two decades, Heritage Toronto has drawn communities together with a series of tours and walks celebrating some of the many culturally and historically significant locations and ... read more

Terrace and Street-Level POPS a Centrepiece of Sonic Condos

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAK
April 18, 2016 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With two towers rising to heights of 30 and 28 storeys, Lindvest's Sonic Condos will bring a new urban presence to the Eglinton and Don Mills area. Anticipating the improved transit connections ... read more

Mississauga Looking for Public Input on Dundas Corridor Plan

Dundas and Hurontario, Dundas Connects, Mississauga, Google Street View
April 18, 2016 3:48 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The City of Mississauga is seeking input on the Dundas Connects project, an upcoming Master Plan that will shape Dundas Street's land use, transit and public realm. read more

The Hearn: Luminato Turns On Toronto's Sleeping Giant

The Hearn Generating Station, image by Jack Landau
April 18, 2016 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Outside, it felt like Toronto's first real day of Spring, but stepping into the Hearn Generating Station meant stepping out of the warm April afternoon. Inside, it felt like another world. Such is ... read more

Contra-flow: Waterfront Trail in Etobicoke Could be Improved

Waterfront Trail, Etobicoke
April 18, 2016 11:15 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Dating back to 2012, plans have been in the works to improve cycling conditions along the Waterfront Trail which spans the Toronto waterfront from Etobicoke to Scarborough. While the central, ... read more