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Great Gulf's Yonge + Rich Condos Coming to Downtown Toronto

Yonge + Rich, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Burdifilek, DHTA
February 19, 2013 3:20 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A new high-rise to grace the Toronto skyline is on the way, a luxury living condo development, this one a 50-storey tower at 25 Richmond Street East. Yonge + Rich, a wordplay on its location ... read more

Ontario Heritage Trust Launches Heritage Week 2013

February 19, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Friday the Ontario Heritage Trust hosted a special event at the historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres to mark the beginning of Heritage Week 2013. This year’s celebrations, which run ... read more

CBRE Releases Q4 2012 Results for Toronto Office Market

Toronto's Core, image by Craig White
February 19, 2013 2:06 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
CBRE Ltd has released their fourth quarter stats for Toronto's office rental market. CBRE examines both the financial core as well as suburban office markets in order to provide ... read more

Then and Now: Eglinton Subway Station

Eglinton Subway Station, Toronto, 1960s
February 19, 2013 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Eglinton TTC station, 1960s. I remember that Laura Secord store (in the middle distance) as being quite large and busy. The salesladies wore a white uniform; many were older ladies; many ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013 10:30 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The city-led transit consultation holds its fourth public event; retired construction boss Nicolo Milioto downplays Mob links; book lover Nicholas Hoare is closing up shop; uncertain future of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Winter Hits the Islands

Toronto Islands and the financial core in downtown Toronto
February 19, 2013 1:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
In the summertime the Toronto Islands become a popular destination, with the ferries carrying sunbathers, cyclists, and amusement park-goers, amongst others. Once the mercury drops, many city ... read more

Construction at Alterra's Westwood Condos Reveals Unique Design

Crane for Westwood Condominiums by Alterra in Etobicoke
February 15, 2013 6:30 pm | by Khristopher Ranger | Comments
Construction is underway on Westwood Condominiums by Alterra central in Etobicoke, and from the photos below you'll see that this 6-storey project designed by EI Richmond Architects is not your ... read more

Residential Infill Developments Proposed Across North York

2800 Keele Street, suburban development in Toronto
February 15, 2013 4:35 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
UrbanToronto often focuses mainly on hectic pace of development within the city's downtown, but that doesn't mean that Toronto's building boom hasn't also benefitted the inner and outer ... read more

Bridgepoint Hospital Reimagines Healing Space as it Nears Completion

Bridgepoint Hospital looking south from the Don Valley Parkway
February 15, 2013 3:25 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Amid Toronto's cultural and physical renaissance, the city has undertaken an institutional revolution that has repositioned Toronto at the forefront of heath science and medical care. Projects ... read more

Then and Now: Melinda Street

Melinda Street, Toronto, circa 1949
February 15, 2013 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking at the north side of Melinda, between Jordan and — in the distance — Yonge Street. Circa 1949.     Now. August 2012. On the left we see the back of the 1965 Montreal ... read more

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

February 15, 2013 10:36 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Increased revenue for Metrolinx; making cycling in Toronto safer; Mayor Ford apologizes for another bungle; the case for a Canadian ministry of cities; and more news. Metrolinx may consider ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystalline Invader

ROM Crystal, Toronto
February 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day captures the ROM Crystal from high up on a cold and cloudy winter morning. It's not often we see the controversial crystal from this angle. Love it or hate it, it's easy ... read more

Details Emerge for OCAD U at Mirvish+Gehry Project

Mirvish+Gehry OCAD University Princess of Wales Centre for Visual Arts
February 14, 2013 8:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sara Diamond was joined by David Mirvish along with Craig Webb of Gehry Partners LLP, to unveil more detailed plans for the ... read more

The Crane Goes Up for CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
February 14, 2013 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the bustling Yonge and Bloor intersection, Charles Street East has seen nearly constant construction activity for close to a decade now. Over the past few years this rapidly ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the East

Downtown Toronto
February 14, 2013 5:09 pm | by Editor | Comments
This shot is an awesome view of downtown Toronto shot from the east side. Captured by Forum member, udo, here we see L Tower to the left, the CN Tower on the right, and St. James Cathedral's ... read more

Then and Now: College Theatre, College and Dovercourt

College Theatre, College and Dovercourt, Toronto, 1946
February 14, 2013 10:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. College Theatre. NW corner College and Dovercourt. 'Gallant Journey' is on the marquee. This dates the photograph to 1946. The theatre was built in 1920; closed in 1967.   Now. August ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013 10:38 am | by Editor | Comments
OCAD's new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales Art Centre; Hudake eyes transit as way to win over Torontonians; and more news. OCAD’s new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning Commute

Waiting for the subway, UrbanToronto
February 14, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Often for the Photo of The Day feature we like to spotlight views of our ever-more-impressive skyline, but it's important to remember all the daily activities that make our city a fascinating ... read more

Catching Up With Tridel's 300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  Toronto
February 13, 2013 6:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel’s 300 Front Street West, a 49-storey condominium at the corner of Front and John, is fast approaching its ultimate height of 157.9 meters (518 feet). With concrete now reaching above the ... read more

Toronto Wants to Know What You Think About the City's Future

Aura at College Park Under Construction, Toronto
February 13, 2013 6:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Communication is extremely important in any relationship, and the City of Toronto has been making big efforts of late to engage the ever-expanding populace in several different ways. As our city ... read more