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UrbanToronto 2.013: The Company dataBase

October 7, 2013 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the biggest additions to UrbanToronto in the last few weeks has been a whole new section of our dataBase, one that's devoted to the companies that we follow. Those companies are the ... read more

A Look at the Unique Amenities of Newton at Concord CityPlace

Newton Condos at Concord CityPlace, Toronto
October 7, 2013 12:30 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Imagine yourself as a struggling musician. As a child you picked up a guitar, plucked a string and you were hooked. You thought to yourself; this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. As ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013 9:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Archeologists find linke to 200-year-old scandal under new Globe home; since storm in July, this GTA street has endured total darkness; the TTC's new 'bendy' buses hitting the road this winter; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Driftwood on the Western Beaches

Toronto skyline beaches Colonel Samuel Smith Park
October 6, 2013 11:00 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
This photo reminds us that Toronto is indeed a city of beaches and nature. Posted by UrbanToronto member EvCo in our Urban Wilderness thread after a walk along the lake shore of Central ... read more

Construction of L Tower sees Progress from Top to Bottom

October 4, 2013 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Arguably the most architecturally significant high-rise condominium to be built in Toronto since the onset of our massive building boom, Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint’s L Tower has been ... read more

The Goldring Student Centre Opens at Victoria College

Opening night at the Goldring Student Centre, University of Toronto
October 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The students have been enjoying the building since before the start of the academic year, but as of last week, the Goldring Student Centre, an expansion and renovation of Wymilwood, the student ... read more

Get Ready for the 8th Annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche 2013, Chairs Queen Church
October 4, 2013 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Planning a quiet night in tomorrow? Maybe just watch a movie, then go to bed early to catch up on sleep? It might be time to cancel those plans. Starting Saturday as the sun sets at 6:51 p.m. ... read more

The Berczy Achieves Registration Before First Occupancy

The Berczy in St. Lawrence Market, Toronto by Concert Properties
October 4, 2013 11:20 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
In an occurrence so rare, we do not remember when we have encountered this before, The Berczy condominium by Concert Properties has been fully registered in advance of first occupancy. ... read more

Huge Scaffold now at Cityzen and Fernbrook's Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
October 4, 2013 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the first residential development in years to be built south of Queens Quay, we have been keeping a close eye on Cityzen and Fernbrook’s Waterlink at Pier 27. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013 9:45 am | by Editor | Comments
Stintz refuses further TTC fare hike, lobbies for more funding; Mirvish to plead case for Gehry condo to provincial board; Brookings Institute's Jennifer Bradley talks cities in TO; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Museum Bustle

Traffic Royal Ontario Museum Toronto
October 3, 2013 11:00 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
While the ROM's 2007 addition of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal continues to divide architectural enthusiasts, it undeniably contributes a striking scene to Toronto's streetscape. UrbanToronto ... read more

Heritage Toronto Architecture Award Nominees: Part 2

Mjolk House, courtesy of Heritage Toronto
October 3, 2013 4:05 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Part 2 of 3 highlighting Heritage Toronto's nominees for the 2013 William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship award category read more

GO Receives 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association

GO Transit Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award Metrolinx GTHA Toronto
October 3, 2013 3:55 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
GO Transit has received the 2013 Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the APTA Awards Ceremonies on October 1, 2013. GO ... read more

Heritage Restoration Underway at Freed Developments' Fashion House

Fashion House, Toronto
October 3, 2013 3:35 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
The latest project by Freed Developments to close in on completion is Fashion House. This 12 storey, 334 unit condominium will create a sleek, sophisticated environment for residents and ... read more

What's Going On Beneath Front St? TTC Works on Union Subway Station

Union Station second platform TTC
October 3, 2013 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as Downtown Toronto’s busiest intermodal transit hub, Union Station is traversed by roughly a quarter million commuters on any given weekday. The ongoing revitalization of the 86-year ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013 9:17 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Rob Ford addresses connection with Sandro Lisi before traveling to Austin; City will decide Scarborough subway route; Growing car-share industry changing transit habits; and more news. Arrest of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Break Time

Chinatown, Toronto, signs, signage, break, man, Spadina
October 2, 2013 11:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Taken in Toronto's Chinatown, this image posted in our Flickr pool by Jason Cook shows us that it is indeed possible to tune out all of the noise and enjoy a quick break in the ... read more

Roundtable Seeks to take "Sub" out of "Suburbs"

Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto
October 2, 2013 3:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Since becoming Chief Planner of Toronto a year ago, Jennifer Keesmaat has been a shining star of the city, putting herself out there in a manner that we don't normally expect from public servants, ... read more

Talking Design with Diego Burdi of Burdifilek

Diego Burdi, image by Jack Landau
October 2, 2013 1:00 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
UrbanToronto recently had the opportunity to sit down with Diego Burdi of Toronto's internationally renowned interior design duo Burdifilek to learn about the company's design process, and to talk ... read more

Work On Parkway Forest Community Centre Progressing Quickly

Parkway Forest Community Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Emerald City
October 2, 2013 10:15 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Yesterday we looked at Biyu, the latest phase to be announced for Emerald City, a more urban re-imagining of a 1960s tower-in-the-park suburb, still in its infancy. Today we cross the street ... read more