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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Great (and less great) moments in Toronto NIMBYism; TTC fare hikes go into effect; Why the city has left some cash-generating tools in its back pocket; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Regent Park Demolition

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Regent Park, demolition
January 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization is well under way, with demolition of existing housing having started in late-2015. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Happy Holidays From UrbanToronto!

December 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
We wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed until January 4th as our team takes a well-deserved break from tracking the countless developments reshaping our ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 24, 2015

December 24, 2015 8:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Uber, SmartTrack remain issues for John Tory heading into 2016; A European expert's take on the TTC; Retailers look to jam more living into smaller homes; and more news... A European expert's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Distillery District

Distillery District Toronto Christmas Market, Photo of the Day, Marcus Mitanis
December 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
While the warm weather might be trying to fool us, tomorrow is Christmas Day. Much of the city has been appropriately decorated with festive lights and tinsel, including the Distillery District, ... read more

Coming Up In 2016: Toronto's Most Intriguing Proposed Complexes

385 Yonge, KingSett Capital, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
December 23, 2015 7:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As we wrap up another exciting year in Toronto's development industry, it's time to reflect on the many proposals that made a splash over the past 12 months, and to get excited for what 2016 has ... read more

Intriguing Tower Proposals To Watch Develop in 2016

19 Duncan, Toronto, by Westbank, Allied Properties REIT, Hariri Pontarini
December 23, 2015 7:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
2015 was a year of ongoing proposals of new buildings for Toronto. In another article we cover new complexes proposed for the city last year which will continue through the planning process in ... read more

Two Ambitious Condo Projects Re-Imagine a Block of Peter Street

350 Adelaide West, Toronto, by Graywood, BBB
December 23, 2015 2:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the past decade, Toronto's Entertainment District has experienced explosive growth, with a surfeit of high-rise condominiums and adaptive reuse projects remaking much of Downtown's west side. ... read more

UT Readers Select Favourite Residential Buildings of 2015

UT Readers Select The Best Residential Buildings of 2015
December 23, 2015 11:55 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ealier this month, we asked our readers to vote for their favourite residential buildings to have been completed in Toronto in 2015. Voters were given the ability to select up to five of the ... read more

Daniels Waterfront Excavation Reaches Final Depth

Daniels Waterfront excavation site as seen from the north-east corner, image by
December 23, 2015 11:02 am | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
In our most recent construction update for Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts from September, excavation for the commercial buildings on the south half of the site had reached approximately half ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 23, 2015

December 23, 2015 7:52 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Former Dieu du Ciel brewmaster to open brew pub in Toronto's east end; Drone flights prompt federal warnings; Warm weather helps Toronto save its plow budget for a snowy day; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from Theatre Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Financial District
December 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Mitul Shah, we are taken to the top of the 47-storey Theatre Park condominium development in Toronto's ... read more

Plan for Landmark 1- 7 Yonge Development Continues to Evolve

1 - 7 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Hariri Pontarini for Pinnacle International
December 22, 2015 6:29 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A plan to redevelop the Toronto Star lands at the base of Yonge Street continues to evolve as developer Pinnacle International and their architects Hariri Pontarini move closer to finalizing a ... read more

Empty Queen East Block Could be Set for High-Rise Development

88 Queen, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments
December 22, 2015 5:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A large surface parking lot spanning between Queen East and Shuter Street in Downtown Toronto—yes, that one (below)—looks to be set for high-rise redevelopment, with renderings showing two designs ... read more

One Park Place Adds to the List of Regent Park Accomplishments

One Park Palce, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini
December 22, 2015 2:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since the Daniels Corporation's redevelopment of Toronto's Regent Park began, UrbanToronto has been following the revitalization progress, as landmark projects like Daniels Spectrum and the Regent ... read more

Excavation Begins at Site of Aragon's Enigma on the Park

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects
December 22, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly three months since the start of shoring work marked the beginning of construction for Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, a 9-storey, Quadrangle ... read more

Wellness Partnership Planned for Harmony Village Sheppard

Harmony Village Sheppard, City Core, Fortress, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 22, 2015 11:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction continues at City Core and Fortress RDI's Harmony Village Sheppard, we take a closer look at the health and wellness program specifically designed for Toronto's innovative active ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 22, 2015

December 22, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Dollar-a-day parking levy could be a powerful revenue tool for Toronto; How the TTC can strike back against UberHop; The Impact of an Underfunded Poverty Reduction Strategy; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina, Dundas, Chinatown
December 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The hustle and bustle of Toronto's Chinatown is perfectly highlighted in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Frank Lemire. This shot faces ... read more

Union Station Taking Shape with New Retailers and TD Partnership

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
December 21, 2015 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"2016 is going to be a very big year for Union Station," Osmington Inc. CEO Lawrence Zucker tells us. As head of the company selected by the City of Toronto as the head lessee of Union Station's ... read more