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Photo of the Day: Canada Life Building

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Canada Life Building
May 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Canada Life Building on University Avenue is perhaps best known for the illuminated weather beacon atop the 15-storey Beaux Arts-style structure. Submitted to the UrbanToronto ... read more

Phase 2 Progresses at Sheridan College's Hazel McCallion Campus

Hazel McCallion Campus, Sheridan College, Toronto
May 15, 2015 4:25 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
A lot has changed since UrbanToronto first reported on the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College at Square One in Mississauga. For one, the ... read more

Ïce Condominiums' East Tower Nearing Completion

Ïce Condominiums, architecsAlliance, NAK Design Strategies, Lanterra
May 15, 2015 3:58 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Recognized for their 'Swiss Cheese' rooftops, Lanterra Developments' Ïce Condominiums development consists of a 57-storey and a 67-storey tower which have risen high, expanding Toronto's ... read more

Lash Group of Companies Celebrating 60 Years

Larry Blankenstein at Design Centre north of Downsview, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It has been a busy year so far for the Lash Group of Companies, who just last month celebrated the grand opening of their project at St. Clair and Bathurst, The Barrington Condos. It's a ... read more

U of T's Robarts Library Preparing for Major Expansion

Robarts Library, University of Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
May 15, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening over 40 years ago, The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library, more commonly known simply as 'Robarts', is among the university’s most striking modern structures, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit updates look with new style cab cars; Taxi drivers swarm Toronto’s downtown core in Uber protest; Staff, guests weren’t told about hotel’s mould issue; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cloud City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Skyline, Fog, clouds
May 15, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A thick fog blanketed Toronto earlier this week, providing some moody shots from street level, as well as the surreal shot captured from above in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to ... read more

Runnymede Chapters Re-Opened as a Shoppers Drug Mart

The Runnymede, Shoppers Drug Mart
May 14, 2015 3:48 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located on Bloor Street West at Runnymede Road, the historic Runnymede Theatre has been a part of Bloor West Village for 88 years. First built in 1927, the Runnymede was utilized as a vaudeville ... read more

2015 OAA Awards Presented Recently at Gala Event

2015 OAA Awards
May 14, 2015 3:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of this province's leading architecture firms were honoured at The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, held on Friday, May 8th. The event, with internationally renowned ... read more

Toronto Public Library's 100th Branch to Open on May 20th

Scarborough Civic Centre Library, LGA Architectural Partners
May 14, 2015 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Wednesday May 20th, the Toronto Public Library is set to celebrate a major milestone as the system opens its 100th branch. Already one of the largest networks of public libraries in North ... read more

The Gupta Group Opens New Dual-Brand Hotel in Markham

Ribbon Cutting party for the new Gupta Marriott hotels in Markham, Ontario
May 14, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer and hotelier Easton's Group, owner of a number of successful hotel franchises in Ontario and Quebec and recipient of ‘Best Developer’ in the GTA for 2014 by RealNet, recently launched a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre

Throwback Thursday, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
May 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
While the Toronto of today is a booming metropolis with dozens of cranes dotting the skyline, times weren't so exciting in the early 1990s. An economic recession and high vacancy rates led to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA mayors tackled divides at Ryerson forum; City hall defers decision on future of Gardiner Expressway; Toronto councillors pitch idea for cycling detours where bike ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay Skyline Fog
May 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The past few days have brought Torontonians a temporary break from last week's unusually warm weather, as cooler temperatures and a dense fog settled upon the city. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

Cladding and Interior Work Progresses at Yorkville Condominiums

The Yorkville Condominiums, Toronto by Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects
May 13, 2015 5:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of The Yorkville Condominiums, the 31-storey building's unique, copper-coloured cladding has now been almost fully ... read more

Empire to Break Ground for Eau du Soleil Condos on May 23

Eau du Soleil condos, Empire Communities, Zeidler, Richmond, Toronto
May 13, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the tallest buildings planned for Toronto will break ground this month. Not in our bustling Downtown Core, nor the growing midtown node at Yonge and Eglinton, but in the fast-rising Humber ... read more

Renderings of 1 Eglinton East Reveal Sleek Hariri Pontarini Design

May 13, 2015 12:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
New renderings of 1 Eglinton East, a proposed 68-storey mixed use retail-office-condo tower by Davpart Inc. on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue are given us a much better ... read more

Karma Condos Rises into Toronto Skyline as Glazing Installed

Karma Condos, Toronto by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments
May 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Karma Condos, a 50-storey residential tower at 21 Grenville Street in Downtown Toronto, has reached a major milestone in construction. Developed by partnership of Lifetime ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Regional transit crucial for Toronto to compete globally, say GTA mayors; TTC’s new streetcars plagued with manufacturing problems; Mayor Tory backs rebuild of Gardiner ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Infrared

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Blossoms, Sakura, infrared
May 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
If you have been on any photo sharing or social media sites this week, you have probably seen photos of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Lots of them. The shots, though all beautiful to look ... read more