12 Degrees Condos Rising North of Queen Street

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto
June 9, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just north of the hive of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District, BSäR Group Of Companies' mid-rise condominium project 12 Degrees, or 12° if you will, is making a bold ... read more

Aspen Ridge's Studio Climbs into Entertainment District Skies

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond condos, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Architects
June 9, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the impressive amount of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District, we find ourselves turning our attention back the area on an almost daily basis as several high-rise developments ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Rising Above the Hoarding

HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
June 9, 2014 12:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A couple of months since our last visit, HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation is suddenly making an impact on its surroundings as it begins to rise above the hoarding. Let's catch ... read more

NXT City Prize: Toronto Competition to Improve Public Space

NXT City Prize, City of Toronto
June 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto has launched an urban ideas competition which invites young people to help share in the shaping of Toronto’s future. Local urban strategy studio Distl is teaming up with the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Auditor general wants investigation of Fords' lobbying efforts, How the MaRS Centre became a hot-button election issue; Rob Ford appears intoxicated of video, Doug Ford blames muscle spasms; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: In Disguise

Photo of the Day, film shoot
June 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ultra-dense downtown core and vibrant streetscapes are a lot like ones found in New York City, and while Toronto and the Big Apple are often compared with one another, the two cities are ... read more

Tower, Glass, and Podium Going Up at Bay Adelaide Centre East

Brookfield, Bay Adelaide Centre East
June 6, 2014 4:55 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Bay Adelaide Centre East has made a good deal of vertical progress since we last checked in with the project  almost two months ago. The building, under development by Brookfield Office ... read more

Toronto Fire Safety Week 2014 to Focus on High-Rise Residents

Toronto Fire Services' (TFS) Safety Awareness Week
June 6, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the past, Toronto Fire Services' (TFS) Safety Awareness Week's education efforts have focused mainly on single-family dwellings, but Toronto's high-rise population is growing faster than ... read more

Toronto Modern Home Tour 2014 Tomorrow; Saturday June 7

Toronto Modern Home Tour, 1294 College, Spaces by Rohan
June 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While most people appreciate the charm and history of Toronto's Victorian houses, the use of modern architecture for single-family dwellings remains in the realm of architecture buffs, even though ... read more

Carpenters Annual Apprentice Competition Comes to Toronto

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition
June 6, 2014 1:00 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
"Ready… Set… Drill!" Will that be the call that starts the United Brotherhood of Carpenters' 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition in Toronto this August? The event, to be held at ... read more

Great Toronto Views From the Top of Pinnacle on Adelaide Condos

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects
June 6, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District remains a hotbed of construction activity, as crews work away on the many skyscraping condominium towers now rising throughout the area. On the southwest corner of ... read more

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

June 6, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly endorses Wynne in Ontario election; Volunteer Sony Centre board members resign en masse; Toronto wins 'intelligent community' award despite 'unique public challenge'; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Luminato Stage

Photo of the Day, Luminato stage
June 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
June has finally arrived, and with it comes Luminato, the annual ten-day celebration of arts and creativity, beginning this weekend in downtown Toronto. With Luminato drawing closer, UrbanToronto ... read more

Knightstone Capital Launches The Upper House Condos in Leaside

June 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Knightstone Capital opened its doors and fired up its barbecue this past Saturday in celebration of their launch of its Upper House Condos. The event at the project's presentation centre ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Street

Throwback Thursday, Market Street
June 5, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday morning saw the official unveiling of the revitalized Market Street, a small north-south thoroughfare running along the west side of Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market, and we were ... read more

Brookfield Place Galleria Made Over by Artist Heather Nicol

Soft Spin by Heather Nicol, Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, Toronto
June 5, 2014 10:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Allen Lambert Galleria is one of Toronto's most distinctive spaces. Running most of the way from Bay Street to Yonge Street through the Brookfield Place office-retail complex in the ... read more

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

June 5, 2014 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Power outage leaves east end dark; Olivia Chow says she's the 'one person that can beat' Rob Ford; E-mail links the Fords to printer with family firm dealings; and more news... Five things to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen's Park

Photo of the Day, Queen's Park
June 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1903, the pink sandstone facade of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park forms an impressive terminating vista at the north end of University Avenue, and is one of ... read more

Market Street Makeover Officially Unveiled

Patios along the west side of Market Street. Image by Jack Landau, 06/04/2014.
June 4, 2014 7:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After years of restoration and construction, the revitalization of Market Street has been officially recognized and commemorated with the unveiling of "Paul Oberman Walk". The only purpose-built ... read more

Catching a Ride on the TTC's Ultra-Modern New Streetcars

TTC, Streetcars, Bombardier, City Of Toronto, Bathurst Station, Transit
June 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With vehicles over 30 years old, the Toronto Transit Commission's streetcar fleet is wearing out and has earned its place in our transit history. As Toronto emerges as a world city, the TTC is ... read more