Crane Rises over DUKE Condos Construction Site in The Junction

DUKE Condos, Toronto, TAS, Quadrangle Architects
July 27, 2015 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Beyond Toronto's rapidly densifying Downtown core of assertively tall skyscrapers and iconic high-rises, the surrounding urban landscape is gradually becoming peppered with mid-rise construction, ... read more

Symmetry Developments' Origami Lofts Taking Shape on Bathurst

Origami Condos, Teeple Architects, Symmetry Developments, Toronto
July 27, 2015 5:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been five and a half months since we covered demolition at the site of Symmetry Developments' Origami, a new Teeple Architects-designed mid-rise on Bathurst Street, north of ... read more

CN Tower Fireworks Show Marks Official Close of Pan Am Games

CN Tower, Fireworks, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 27, 2015 2:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers were out in droves and kids were out far past their bedtimes last night, as crowds gathered at vantage points around the city to witness the Pan Am Games close with a bang, or in ... read more

FIVE Condos' Unique Glazing Installed as Construction Progresses

FIVE Condos, Toronto by MOD, Graywood, FIVE St. Joseph Developments
July 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the construction progress of FIVE Condos on St, Joseph Street, the restored storefront and factory facades on Yonge and St. Joseph streets were revealed for the first ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How more drivers can use HOV lanes starting Tuesday; The man behind the star of Pan Am: CN Tower fireworks; Toronto tenants band together, receive settlement after company removes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Street Bascule Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
July 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cherry Street's path through Toronto's industrial Port Lands includes two bascule bridges. The smaller of the two bridges, known as the Cherry Street lift bridge, carries traffic over the Keating ... read more

Many New Condominiums Planned for Bayview and Sheppard

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
July 24, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Close to one of Toronto's premier mid-size malls, offering proximity to Highways 401, 404, and the Don Valley Parkway, and right on the Sheppard Subway line, developers and purchasers are being ... read more

The Madison Grows Taller on Eglinton Avenue

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
July 24, 2015 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge-Eglinton skyline is looking a fair bit denser as work progresses on Madison Homes' The Madison, a Kirkor Architects-designed development consisting of 33 and 36-storey ... read more

Broadview Hotel Rebuild Kickstarting Riverside Transformation

Broadview Hotel, ERA Architects, Streetcar Developments, Toronto, Riverside
July 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of Toronto's iconic heritage buildings is finally being revitalized as work is underway at the New Broadview Hotel on the corner of Queen Street and Broadview Avenue in Toronto's Riverside ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ridesharing apps could finally be carpooling’s coming of age; Why is Hamilton’s bike sharing scheme more popular than Toronto’s?; TTC wants to split King streetcar route ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ismaili Centre Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre, architecture
July 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre has added two cultural and architectural landmarks to northeastern Toronto. The Ismaili Centre component, designed by Charles Correa ... read more

Great Design Marks Great Gulf's Monde Condos Inside and Out

Monde, Great Gulf Homes, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 23, 2015 5:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The April groundbreaking ceremony at the site of Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums marked the official start for the long-awaited waterfront residential development. The ... read more

City Seeks Feedback on Draft Map of Toronto-Wide Cycling Network

Toronto Cycling Network Plan, Bicycle Lanes, Toronto
July 23, 2015 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of the development of its 10-year Cycling Network Plan, the City of Toronto is asking for pubic input on its interactive draft map of proposed bike routes and areas of study. The map is a ... read more

Avani Closing in on Final Height as Second Phase Sales Continue

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
July 23, 2015 2:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the Kennedy and Highway 401 area of Scarborough, construction of Tridel's Avani is fast progressing, as sales continue on the development's second phase, Avani2. Together, the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 8 Trefann Street

8 Trefann Street, Corktown, Stanford Downey Architect, Toronto
July 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One notable house in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood has seen its fair share of attention in architecture communities since being constructed in 2005-2006. Designed by Stanford Downey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Union Pearson Express doesn’t allow bikes on board; Temporary HOV lanes installed for Pan Am Games could be turned into toll lanes; Wynne, Tory begin ... read more

Photo of the Day: Varsity Blues

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Varsity Stadium
July 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium is an important landmark on Bloor Street West, having hosted several important cultural and sporting events over the years, including the legendary ... read more

UrbanToronto's Exclusive Interview with Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks with Craig White of
July 22, 2015 4:04 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Toronto Mayor John Tory to talk about the mood of the city and dig a little deeper on transportation choices facing the city in coming ... read more

Hamilton's Bikeshare Success Provides Lessons for Toronto

July 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On July 6th, the Province of Ontario announced $4.9 million in new funding for Toronto's Bike Share program, providing an infusion of capital that will—according to reports—effectively double the ... read more

Lifetime Developments Proposes Condos at King and Dufferin

1182 & 1221 King West, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
July 22, 2015 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new development proposal has been submitted by Lifetime Developments to the City of Toronto asking for rezoning that would allow the construction of two new condominium towers at ... read more