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Newly Pedestrian-Friendly Market Street Ready for Foot Traffic

Market Street, Woodcliffe Properties, Taylor Smyth Architects, Toronto
June 21, 2013 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As of today, it is officially summer, and the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy our city and its walkable streets. Whether to intentionally welcome the summer solstice, or simply by ... read more

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Now at Ground Level

Ryseron Student Learning Centre, Construction, Toronto
June 21, 2013 2:45 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Yonge Street has always been a busy place: this main thouroughfare that divides East from West also plays host to the city's busiest subway line, Yonge Dundas Square, The Financial District and a ... read more

New Work and New Artwork Mark Nathan Phillips Square Re-Do

Nathan Phillips Square Perkins+Will Canada Plant Architect Inc.
June 21, 2013 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As work slowly pushes forward on the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, many Torontonians are impatiently anticipating the day where they can enjoy the square unimpeded by the noise, dirt and ... read more

CONTEST: Tour the New Aura at College Park Condo!

Ivory on Adelaide condo, Toronto
June 21, 2013 2:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
We're kicking off summer in a big way with a great new contest for the UrbanToronto community! read more

Library District Condos: Nature, Literature, and a Project Well Underway

Library District Condominiums, Toronto
June 21, 2013 1:45 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Vibrant, captivating and unique are just a few words that could begin to describe the current Context Development project underway in the Fort York neighbourhood, whose amenities and surroundings ... read more

Demolition Starts at Loblaws' Lake Shore Site

Loblaws, City of Toronto, Loblaws Bathurst
June 21, 2013 11:40 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
For over decade now, the Loblaws site at Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard has been the subject of much speculation and concern for its future. With new developments and residents moving ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Rosehill

Yonge and Rosehill, Toronto, circa 1935
June 21, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge and Rosehill, northeast corner, circa 1935. Now. April 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 8:34 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario to cancel $150-million in funding for Toronto; City Council split over proposal to make Toronto's King Street car-freep; Toronto moving on taxi changes; and more news. Ontario to cancel ... read more

Photo of the Day: Distant Haze

Toronto Skyline
June 20, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the core of our city grows taller and more prominent, its towers become the literal backdrop to our daily lives. Today's photo, captured by Forum member rdaner shows us two vistas, the ... read more

Neighbourhood Responds to Lanterra Condo and Park Proposal

Ward 27, Wellesley, Lanterra, Toronto, KPMB, Nak Design
June 20, 2013 3:55 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
“We want a public park” reads the hoarding that currently stretches across 11 Wellesley West. Answering this cry, Lanterra Developments has unveiled their vision of the site. read more

Ion Condos Transforming a Parking Garage at Keele and Wilson

Ion Condos, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
June 20, 2013 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The term ‘adaptive re-use’ conventionally applies to revitalized heritage buildings, often with restored historical features and contextually sensitive additions; but sometimes adaptive re-use ... read more

Great Gulf and Hullmark to Partner on Teeple-Designed Corktown Condo

Power Condos, Toronto
June 20, 2013 12:11 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The influx of residential development into Downtown's East side is continuing to pick up the pace as the rebirth of these neighbourhoods become more evident. 48 Power Street at Adelaide and ... read more

Clever Ideas Allow Big Living in Small Spaces

Condos, Toronto Events, CityPlace, Small Spaces, IKEA, maximize space
June 20, 2013 9:20 am | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
Living Big in Small Spaces, presented by IKEA and hosted in the Concord CityPlace presentation centre in Downtown Toronto was a swanky cocktail party held last Thursday night. Concord ... read more

Then and Now: Allen Gardens? Allan Gardens

Allen Gardens, Toronto, circa 1921
June 20, 2013 8:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'In the Allen Gardens, On Carlton St., Toronto' circa 1921. Now. Allan Gardens, April 2013. Inside.. lovely, ah, peonies,-or-something.  :) read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 7:12 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Plastic Bag debate dead; TDSB avoids contreversial proposal and saves music programs; Court to reveal if it will hear Rob Ford conflict case; Bob Rae resigns; Ford in favour of garbage ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glass City, Glass Lake

Toronto skyline
June 19, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto's skyline is one covered in a great deal of glass. Today's photo, taken from the Toronto Island by Flickr contributor Empty Quarter, captures our shimmering glass towers rising over a very ... read more

Work Proceeding at King+Condos at King and Sherbourne

King+Condos, King Plus, Terracomm, Tact Architecture, ERA, Mike Niven Design
June 19, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few years, many pedestrians passing by 251 King East, at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne Streets, have noticed the construction hoarding surrounding the three-storey ... read more

TTC Rolls Out Its New Low Floor Streetcar Deployment Plan

TTC, Streetcar, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, Bombardier
June 19, 2013 3:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto's transit issues have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. With congestion plaguing the GTHA, improved public transit is an essential component of easing travel ... read more

One King West: Hotel Builds For More Sophisticated Event Clientele

One King West, hospitality suite, Toronto, Squarefoot Design Inc
June 19, 2013 2:10 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
A rash of new hotels in Toronto over the last couple of years has brought more competition and increasing sophistication to the accommodations and event markets here in Toronto. Anyone else in the ... read more

Greenpark's Allure Condos Approaches Street Level on Yonge in Midtown

Allure, Condo, Construction
June 19, 2013 11:05 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The wave of new development in Toronto's Midtown area seems to have grown exponentially over the last while (along with a great deal of the rest of the city)! One project that is just about ready ... read more