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Glazing Being Installed at Alterra's Westwood Condominims

Westwood Condominiums to the west of Network Lofts, image by Craig White
July 17, 2013 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Westwood Condominiums is a boutique project by the Alterra Group now under construction within a short walk of Islington Subway Station in central Etobicoke. The Westwood continues the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013 9:30 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Phoney cop interviews, NDP scrutinize Giambrone, Ford ally strikes back, GO Transit makeover, a new editor at Toronto Sun and more news. Toronto cop disciplined for posing as flood ... read more

Photo of the Day: All In One

Gardiner Expressway, Queens Quay, Toronto skyline
July 16, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
This panoramic shot, taken by cosmocalisse and posted in our Flickr pool, does a great job of capturing the lit up Gardiner Expressway on the right as well as the cluster of boats resting in the ... read more

Teeple Architects Condo Reimagines Site of Defunct Alpine Hotel

July 16, 2013 5:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Back in January, Main and Main (a First Capital Realty partner), TAS and Teeple Architects announced they were teaming up to redevelop the shuttered Alpine Hotel site at 1092-1118 ... read more

History Unearthed at Future Site of Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Toronto
July 16, 2013 4:40 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
You can probably remember playing around as a kid in a sandbox and accidentally coming across some kind of hidden toy. Or you'll have heard stories of archealogists discovering fossils and pottery ... read more

Neilas' Cube Lofts: Modern Condos Come to Little Italy

Cube Lofts, Neilas Inc., RAW Design, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 16, 2013 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise additions to historically low-rise avenues are coming to Toronto. While some worry about encroachment on low-rise neighbourhoods, six-to-eight-storey buildings lining our main streets is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013 8:58 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Honest Ed's has been put up for sale; King Edward Hotel to be taken over by Omni Hotels; further discussion in regards to transit; and more news. Iconic Honest Ed's store - famous for its cheesy ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue on the Water

Ryerson University, Toronto
July 15, 2013 11:00 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
It's challenging to find a quiet place in the downtown core, but UT contributor Jack Landau has managed to make a place that's often bustling look downright zen. The Ryerson Image Centre, lit up ... read more

Unique Features Make Edge on Triangle Park Condos Stand Out

Edge on Triangle Park condos, Urbancorp,  PurePlaza, Tact Architecture
July 15, 2013 4:50 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
An update today on Urbancorp and Plaza's Edge on Triangle Park Condos. Construction of the two joined towers means that the buildings have topped off, and the focus now shifts to cladding the ... read more

Empire Communities Creates 'The Hub' at Eglinton and Oakwood

Scale model of The Hub condos Toronto by EI Richmond for Empire Communitie
July 15, 2013 4:05 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A new mixed-use condominium development is coming to the southwest corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, a spot that will feature a station on the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. ... read more

New Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex Prepares for Fall Opening

Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, WZMH Architects, Toronto
July 15, 2013 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area's ongrowing growth has brought about the need for various infrastructure and public works upgrades. In recent years we have seen construction of new parks, roads, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013 9:26 am | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
The question of building a subway in Scarborough. Toronto can look toward cities such as Amsterdam when it comes to incorporating cyclists into its streets. Former mayor David Miller is calling ... read more

Photo of the Day: Life in the Fast Lane

Toronto subway tunnel
July 14, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Few of us ever really look at the inside of a Toronto subway tunnel, especially at the speed the trains rumble through. This spectacular shot, posted to the UrbanToronto Flickr pool by ... read more

Touring Waterlink at Pier 27: Part 3, Penthouses and Skybridges

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
July 12, 2013 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This is the last installment in our recent tour of Cityzen and Fernbrook’s Waterlink at Pier 27. If you haven’t checked out parts one and two yet, they are certainly worth a look. read more

Light and Shadow Public Art will animate Tridel's 300 Front St W

Jason Bruges Studio, Tridel, 300 Front Street W
July 12, 2013 4:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Property developer Tridel has commissioned internationally-acclaimed interactive installation designer Jason Bruges to create an innovative site-specific art piece at its 300 Front ... read more

UP Express Terminal Updated, Scarborough LRT vs. Subway Questioned

Metrolinx, Toronto, Union-Pearson Express, Skywalk, EllisDon Corporation, UPX
July 12, 2013 4:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Glen Murray announced at a press conference yesterday in the Union Station Skywalk that the Union Pearson Express is on time to be built ... read more

Mist Garden Completes Four Seasons Development in Yorkville

July 12, 2013 10:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
A misty rose garden? In Downtown Toronto? Really? Really! Open to the public, and located beside the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Yorkville, this intricately designed garden and forecourt ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013 6:18 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario Liberals use Scarborough subway in by-election campaign; construction on airport express station to start next month; Toronto pedestrians wait for go light to go on; and more news from the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blurry Rainbow

Toronto skyline at night
July 11, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Full of colour and light, this bright and vivid shot of the Toronto skyline has some added flavour thanks to the vibrant streaks of light stretching across the water. Forum member Jack ... read more

Touring Waterlink at Pier 27: Part 2 — Fantastic Views

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
July 11, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Touring the individual construction sites which comprise Toronto’s massive building boom affords UrbanToronto the opportunity to bring you views of the growing city from many angles, and specially ... read more