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The Berwick Ready to Rise near Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick, Toronto, Scale Model
March 28, 2013 3:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Yonge and Eglinton for a long time now has been one of the city's most desirable neighbourhoods, and this recent building boom along with reshaping the way we live and function in the city has ... read more

Then and Now: Elizabeth Street and Nathan Phillips Square

Rear of 21 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 1913
March 28, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Rear 21 Elizabeth Street. May 15, 1913. The paper sign tacked upon the house says: 'UNSANITARY'.  Now. September 2012. Nathan Philips Square. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013 9:20 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Echo Boomers moving downtown in droves; No moral argument for status quo on casinos; more troubles for Ford; TTC defends costs; and more news. There is no moral argument for the status quo on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Miniature Metropolis

Financial District, Toronto
March 28, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
From some vantage points even our tallest skyscrapers look not quite so massive. Today's photo, taken by Michael Nalley from the main viewing deck of North America's tallest structure, does just ... read more

West Queen West Sensibility Shapes Art Condos: A Tour, Part 1

Art Condos Triangle West Oleson Worland Architects Hariri Pontarini Toronto
March 27, 2013 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queen West Triangle is formed by Queen Street on the north, Dovercourt Road on the east, and the rail corridor cutting from the southeast towards the Junction and beyond. It's a funky area - ... read more

Tridel's One Old Mill Condo Begins to rise in Bloor West Village

One Old Mill, Under Construction, Toronto
March 27, 2013 4:55 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As development continues to boom in Toronto's core, the land in the city's encircling neighbourhoods is also becoming more and more valuable, and we see dozens of residential projects underway in ... read more

Post House Condos Progressing East of Downtown

Post House, Condos, Toronto
March 27, 2013 3:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Post House Condos, part of the wave of residential and office development reshaping Toronto's most historic neighbourhood, is soon to make its mark on the east side of downtown. Taking its name ... read more

Then and Now: 9 Dundas West

9 Dundas West, Toronto, 1939
March 27, 2013 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Nine Dundas West. December 14, 1939. That arched doorway on the left — a narrow driveway, actually — is something I sauntered by many times on the way to and from Chinatown in my youth. I'm ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013 9:27 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Concerns about Ford continue to grow; newstand franchisees pressing TTC; extracurriculars heading back to school; trusting the government on transit funding; and more news. Newstand franchisees to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Towers at Night

Downtown Toronto at night
March 27, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's spotlighted photo was submitted to the Forum by senior UT member drum118. There's a lot of glowing red to be seen in the downtown sky at night! We can easily make out the Scotiabank logo, ... read more

Lanterra's Ice Condos Gets a Podium, and Other Storeys

Ice Condos Lanterra Developments Cadillac Fairview architectsAlliance Toronto
March 26, 2013 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We just can’t keep our eyes off of Ïce Condominiums, Lanterra’s 57 and 67-storey, twin-tower development rising from York Street and Lake Shore Boulevard. With the 57-storey west tower approaching ... read more

Waterscapes and Ocean Club Condos Chart Progress in Humber Bay Shores

Monarch Corporation, Waterscapes condos
March 26, 2013 4:40 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The 5th and final phase of Monarch’s Waterview community is well underway. Waterscapes is a new condominium development located at 68 Marine Parade Dr in Toronto, just south of the ... read more

One Sherway Wrapping Up as Sherway Gardens Ramps Up

One Sherway condos, Toronto, by Page + Steele for Menkes and Great Gulf
March 26, 2013 1:22 pm | by Ted DuArte | Comments
The condominium towers at One Sherway are nearing completion after several years of planning and construction. The towers, four in total, range from 23 stories to 32 storeys and are contributing ... read more

Craig Dykers Speaks at UofT's Faculty of Architecture

Ryerson University, Snøhetta, Toronto
March 26, 2013 12:49 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Architect Craig Dykers, of renowned Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta, speaks this evening at UofT's Daniels Faculty of Architecture about his interest in design as a promoter of social and ... read more

Then and Now: Bank of Commerce, Jarvis and King

Bank of Commerce, Jarvis and King streets, Toronto, circa 1922
March 26, 2013 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Market Branch, Jarvis and King, northwest corner, circa 1922. Now. September 2012. No longer a bank; offices now... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Ford allies deny report that Toronto mayor has an alcohol abuse problem; TTC to spend $700M upgrading infrastructure for new streetcars; jumbo streetcars are the right fit for TO's ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Esplanade in HDR

Toronto, The Esplanade and L Tower, HDR imaging
March 26, 2013 12:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
UrbanToronto member Udo uses a special technique for artistic effect in this shot of The Esplanade, with a clear view to L Tower. High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR or HDRI) allows for greater ... read more

Westwood Condominiums Bring Renewal to Central Etobicoke

Westwood Condominiums, EI Richmond Architects Ltd.
March 25, 2013 5:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Alterra's current addition to the Islington neighbourhood of Etobicoke is two-thirds of the way to its 6-storey topping out mark. Westwood Condominiums is a low-rise development ... read more

Dizzying Angles Reveal Dynamism of Clear Spirit and Gooderham Condos

Gooderham, Clear Spirit, architectsAlliance, Cityscape
March 25, 2013 3:55 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
We reported last week on the progress of Clear Spirit and Gooderham condos, designed by architectsAlliance for developers Cityscape and Dundee Realty at the Distillery ... read more

Construction Progressing at Southcore Financial Centre and Delta Toronto

Southcore Financial Centre Delta KPMB Page + Steele IBI Group GWL bcIMC
March 25, 2013 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As a figurative tidal wave of development continues to vertically transform Toronto, few areas of the city have seen the same level of unprecedented change as the downtown district becoming ... read more