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Photo of the Day: Ryerson's New Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Ryerson Student Learning Centre
November 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's newest landmark, the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, has garnered plenty of attention throughout its construction at Yonge and Gould Streets. The new Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Cladding Installation Nearing Completion at Lifetime's Yorkville Condos

The Yorkville Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2014 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of Lifetime Developments' The Yorkville Condominiums, a 31-storey, Wallman Architects-designed ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Discusses Main Street Retail

Looking north up Market Street from The Esplanade, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 10, 2014 3:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has taken an active role in educating Torontonians about the planning process since becoming the City's Chief Planner in 2012. One of the primary ways she has done this is by ... read more

Work Continues on Nathan Phillips Square's Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Perkins+Will Canada, Plant Architect Inc.
November 10, 2014 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is the site of some of Toronto's heavier foot traffic, and the pedestrian infrastructure of our premier public square was crumbling after years of heavy foot traffic, ... read more

A Heritage Base and Modern Peak Mark MOD's Five Condos

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 10, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on FIVE Condos a month ago when the 48-storey condominium tower by MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments had recently topped off at St. Joseph and Yonge ... read more

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

November 10, 2014 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto launches waterfront redesign, calls for ideas; TTC workers union unveils plan to fix troubled transit system; Tory aims to tackle traffic. It won’t be easy; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
November 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has been dramatically transformed over the past several years. The construction of the long-awaited Bay Adelaide Centre's west tower and the re-cladding of First ... read more

Construction of the Bisha Hotel and Residences Reaches Grade

Bisha condos' hertiage façade seen across Blue Jays Way in August 2014, Toronto
November 7, 2014 5:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has grown to become one of the city's most densely inhabited areas over the past several years, and that growth continues with a string of new high-rise projects ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Finch West Station

Finch West Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto.
November 7, 2014 3:58 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work is continuing on the TTC’s ambitious Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Today, we look at the construction progress of the second subway station on the extension—Finch West Station. Finch ... read more

Insider Q&A: Daniel Winberg of Rockport Group

Insider Q&A, Daniel Winberg, Rockport Group, Toronto
November 7, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently kicked off a new feature on UrbanToronto we call Insider Q&A, where we get to know some of the movers and shakers who make things happen in the world of development, real estate ... read more

Tridel's Aquavista Looking to Make Waves on Toronto's Waterfront

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
November 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto’s revitalization of the Toronto Harbour continues its push eastward with developments like Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside. read more

Concert Partners with Youth Shelter for Etobicoke's Kip District

Executives from Concert and Youth Without Shelter, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though the relationship between builders and the community in which they want to develop can at times be strenuous, it is often beneficial for both parties. Concert Properties, with roots in ... read more

Opening at the Bloor—Slums: Cities of Tomorrow

Slums: Cities of Tomorrow, Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Hot Docs
November 7, 2014 10:21 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Many of us think of slums as the least desirable place one could and would live in. Synonym of deprivation and harsh living conditions since they first appeared in the 19th century Britain, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford attacks city councillors’ expenses, even though everyone spent less than they were allowed; Mayor-elect Tory talks city manager into putting off his ... read more

Photo of the Day: From a Distance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of vantage points from which to view Toronto's skyline, and just when we thought we had seen them all, one of our Flickr contributors came through with another fresh angle of the ... read more

Explosive Growth Continues to Transform the South Core

SouthCore, ICE, Ten York, 1 York, Infinity, Delta, Toronto
November 6, 2014 5:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is in the midst of a historic building boom, which has and will continue to transform many areas across the city. At the epicentre of this explosion of growth is a recently disused area ... read more

UrbanToronto President Edward Skira Interviewed for True Condos

Interview, Edward Skira, True Condos, podcast, Toronto
November 6, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto President and Co-Founder Edward Skira recently sat down with Andrew LaFleur of TrueCondos.com for an interview about the history of our website, the state of the Toronto condo market ... read more

Construction Progressing on Union Pearson Express Bloor Station

Union Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Toronto
November 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express continues as its completion date in the Spring of 2015 approaches. The train, which will connect Union Station in Downtown Toronto with Pearson ... read more

Metrolinx to Hold Public Meetings on Accessibility

Accessibility, Metrolinx, GO Transit
November 6, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is difficult enough for commuters to make their way around Toronto as it is, and even more so for transit riders with disabilities. Metrolinx is working to make their services fully accessible ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Queen and Spadina

Throwback Thursday, Queen and Spadina, Toronto
November 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
All of the recent high-rise growth in downtown Toronto has drastically altered many familiar views, and each week we compare some of these changes in our Throwback Thursday feature. This week, we ... read more