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Queen Street East Sees New Mid-Rise Proposal

Rendering of 1327 Queen Street by Rockport Group and Trolleybus
May 6, 2014 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new residential development has been proposed for 1327 Queen Street East, located just west of Greenwood Avenue. Developers Trolleybus and Rockport Group are proposing to replace three ... read more

Toronto Condominium Market Regaining Strength

Urbanation Q1 2014, Toronto real estate board, condominium market
May 6, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Research firm Urbanation has released the results of its Q1-2014 analysis of the Toronto condominium market, and new figures point to regained strength in the market. A total of 5,140 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 9:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Home prices continue to rise in Toronto; The TTC takes to YouTube to explain upcoming closures; Rob Ford turned back from US; and more news... Average price of single home in Toronto shoots up 13% ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Canadian Fade

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place
May 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The CN Tower still holds the title for the tallest structure in Canada as well as North America, and while it retains the crown of the continent's tallest, the CN Tower fails to meet the criteria ... read more

Emerald Park Offering a Wide Selection of Residential Amenities

Emerald Park Condos, Roy Varacalli, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza
May 5, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week we took you inside of Bazis, Metropia and Plaza's Emerald Park Condos at Yonge and Sheppard, for a look at the development's ample retail spaces. Today, we return to the Rosario ... read more

7 St Thomas Office Project Prepares For Construction

7 St. Thomas seen from the north, image courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
May 5, 2014 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
While One Bloor is turning heads for its curved glass a couple of blocks to the east, another Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed project which will employ similarly sexy curves is gearing up for ... read more

One Bloor East Podium Glazing Turning Heads at Yonge and Bloor

Concave glazing, One Bloor East, Hariri Pontarini, Great Gulf Homes, Toronto
May 5, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been less than a week since we last took a look at One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes' landmark high-rise condominium rising at Yonge and Bloor, but we just can't stay away from this ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Tackles Planning Cities for Families

Jennifer Keesmaat Hosts Chief Planner Roundtable. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
May 5, 2014 12:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat joined City staff, industry representatives, and interested residents on April 24 at City Hall to host another installment of the Chief Planner Roundtable series. ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Announces Winning Street Name

Artist's impression of new Bayside neighbourhood main street, Toronto
May 5, 2014 11:35 am | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has announced the winner of a recent contest they ran to name the new main street of their emerging Bayside neighbourhood in the city's East Bayfront area. Of the seven ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Meteor streaks over Toronto sky on Sunday; Chicago and Toronto compared; Ontario Provincial election campaign heats up; and more news... Toronto meteor sends shockwave over southern Ontario ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above All Else

Photo of the Day, Toronto aerial
May 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tourists and locals flock to the CN Tower's observation levels for an amazing view from above Toronto. The angle is familiar to most of us, but an even better view is in store for those taking off ... read more

Yorkville Condominiums' Cladding Continues to Impress

The Yorkville Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
May 2, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Yorkville, where posh and luxury have been the mainstay for a generation, Lifetime Developments is changing the face of luxury living in a playful way. Unlike many that ... read more

Montecito Restaurant to Open in Daniels' Cinema Tower

Cinema Tower, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects, Montecito Restaurant,
May 2, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominium towers continue to populate Toronto's Entertainment District, a part of the city known for its eclectic blend of dining, nightlife and entertainment venues, but most notably, ... read more

The Upper House Bringing Boutique Condo Living to Leaside

The Upper House Condominiums, Knightstone Capital, Kearns Mancini Architects
May 2, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The midtown community of Leaside remains one of the most sought-after locales in the city. On the east side of the community, Laird Drive acts as a divide between the neighbourhood's quiet, ... read more

Exhibit Residences Reaches Grade at Bloor and Avenue

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza
May 2, 2014 11:30 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Exhibit Residences, which aptly and elegantly derives its name and crystalline form from its southern neighbour, the ROM, is continuing to make construction progress. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto to get new courthouse; Mayor Ford's struggles continue; Subway outage causes morning mayhem; and more news... US late-night hosts all joke about Rob Ford’s rehab, but wish him well ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Sheppard

Photo of the Day, Yonge and Sheppard, North York
May 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The former municipality of North York has seen some dramatic changes since the 1980's, when the suburb's mayor, and future Toronto mayor Mel Lastman pushed for intensification along the Yonge ... read more

Morguard's The Heathview Updates the Forest Hill High-Rise Rental

The Heathview, Morguard, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 1, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Living in a condominium often involves much more than just a long term investment. Rising real estate prices and ever-inflating condominium maintenance fees can be a dealbreaker for those looking ... read more

Topping Off April 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping off April 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 1, 2014 4:00 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
April was yet another fast-paced month for UrbanToronto, with many projects approaching completion and beginning to more closely resemble their renderings. Since last month, the weather ... read more

BILD Takes Ownership of National Home Show

National Home Show, BILD
May 1, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After months of negotiations, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) has reached an agreement to take 100 per cent ownership of the National Home Show, the Toronto Fall Home ... read more