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Ground Broken for Globe and Mail Centre on King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, King Street East, Diamond Schmitt, First Gulf, Toronto
October 30, 2013 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, ground was officially broken for the new headquarters for national newspaper The Globe and Mail, marking the official start of construction on the 17-storey office tower.  ... read more

Ryerson to host Master of Planning Open House Nov 6th

Ryerson, Toronto, School of Urban and Regional Planning
October 30, 2013 1:55 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Know someone interested in tackling contemporary urban issues as a career? You maybe? Ryerson University's School of Urban and Regional Planning is holding an open house on November 6th from 5:30 ... read more

Honest Ed's Site Sold to Vancouver-based Westbank Corp

Honest Eds, Toronto
October 30, 2013 12:00 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Opened in 1948 by Edwin Mirvish, Honest Ed himself, the famous Honest Ed's discount store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets was put on sale earlier this year by the Mirvish ... read more

Plaza Unveils Olaf Breuning's 'Guardians' in Liberty Village

Olaf Breuning's Guardians, at King West Life condos, Liberty Village, Toronto
October 30, 2013 11:20 am | by Craig White | Comments
As the arrival of new buildings continues to transform Toronto, so does new public art, thanks to the City's Percent for Public Art Program. With this successful initiative, the city is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013 9:55 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario unveils plan to sell 'green bonds' to help fund transit plans; Toronto considers charging more for heavily paved lots; Toronto can solve gridlock with more traffic cameras at major ... read more

Photo of the Day: Planet Berczy

Berczy Square Toronto development L Tower
October 30, 2013 12:00 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member udo captured the many angles of Berczy Park using 360cities. To the left, the so-far-incomplete L Tower rises above Front Street's heritage ... read more

Bazis and Plaza's First 1 Yorkville Rendering Released

1 Yorkville condos Toronto, designed by Rosario Varacalli for Bazis and Plaza
October 29, 2013 7:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Developers Bazis and Plaza are teaming up to bring a 58-storey condominium tower to the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street in the heart of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. ... read more

Podium Taking Shape at CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
October 29, 2013 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a city with almost as many cranes as there are days in a year, construction in the trendy Bloor/Yorkville neighbourhood alone rivals that of many cities similar in size to Toronto. On the ... read more

Ontario Grows Aerospace Sector Training at Downsview Park

Centennial College Aerospace Training Site, Downsview park, Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2013 4:55 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The Ontario Government has announced today that it has plans to invest in a new Centennial College facility at the former de Havilland manufacturing plant at Downsview Park, several kilometres ... read more

The Berwick Closing in on Final Height at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
October 29, 2013 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Out of the handful of construction sites in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton, we have been keeping a very close eye on The Berwick and CityTowns, a ... read more

Thompson Residences Continues Rise as Work Progresses

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, Saucier + Perrotte, Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2013 1:35 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
With the ground floor’s structure now poured, the construction of Thompsons Residences at 621 King Street West is proceeding with gusto as crews shift their energy to the lower storeys. While it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013 10:30 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Sears plans to close down flagship store, four others in Canada; Liberals and Tories debate light rail; East Bayfront condo may have affordable rental units; Banksy slams World Trade Center ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Crazy World Below

Maple Leaf Square condo, Toronto
October 29, 2013 12:00 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Looking down at the intersection of York and Bremner, the dizzying angle of this photo by UrbanToronto member Jack Landau flattens and distorts the new developments just south of Union ... read more

The Hub Condos Aligns Itself with Improving Transit Connectivity

The Hub Richmond Architects Empire Communities Eglinton Crosstown-LRT
October 28, 2013 7:45 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Driving along Eglinton, it's obvious that construction of the Crosstown-LRT is in full swing. Lanes have been reduced and construction fences raised along stretches of the busy arterial. Through ... read more

Alterra's Westwood Condos Growing Brick by Brick

Bricks go up at Westwood Condominiums by the Alterra Group, Toronto
October 28, 2013 7:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When you check in on a project on a monthly basis, you learn that progress during some stages is more subtle than others. Now that the Westwood Condominiums by the Alterra Group is topped off ... read more

On the GO Mimico Promotes Excellent GTHA Transit Linkages

On the GO Mimico Etobicoke development McCallum Sather Stanton Renaissance
October 28, 2013 4:05 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Taking advantage of a site directly adjacent to GO Transit's Mimico Station, On The GO Mimico is a new development that promotes itself as a residence outside the downtown core, yet one with quick ... read more

Crosstown LRT a Revitalization Catalyst for Mount Dennis

Mount Dennis, Eglinton, Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, City of Toronto
October 28, 2013 12:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Across the city, Torontonians are hungry for better transit. Starved for years by a lack of funding and political bickering, congestion is now hurting our region's economic performance to the tune ... read more

New Gallery at Ryerson's Architectural Science Building Opens with Classics of Canadian Modernism

Paul H. Cocker Gallery at Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science building
October 28, 2013 11:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Hot on the heels of last year's opening of the photography galleries at the Ryerson Image Centre, the University has another new gallery, this time in its Architectural Science building. The Paul ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013 10:08 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Mirvish sells Honest Ed's site to Vancouver developer; Karen Stintz announces she is running for Mayor; report details the many costs of urban sprawl; and more news.  Mirvish sells site of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainbow City

CN Tower and condos in downtown Toronto
October 28, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member philcloh2o managed to capture a rainbow over the downtown a few days ago. This shot features the CN Tower in the centre flanked by condos on either side. Toronto skyline, ... read more