And Then It Was Gone: Concourse Building Awaits Reincarnation

The Concourse Building, Toronto, image courtesy of
November 22, 2013 7:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Concourse Building was a 16-storey tower at 100 Adelaide Street West in Downtown Toronto. Built in 1928, the buff brick and limestone clad building was adorned with Art Deco flourishes. Over ... read more

DUKE Condos Designed with Junction Neighbourhood Values in Mind

Duke Condos Toronto by TAS, Quadrangle Architects
November 22, 2013 5:30 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
As one of Toronto’s most progressive developers, TAS believes in the important role that developers play in building cities: developers not only build buildings, but they create communities. For ... read more

Ryerson Opens Centre for Urban Research and Land Development

Ryerson, SURP, David Amborski, CURLD
November 22, 2013 3:30 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Are the professionals who shape urban policy working with or against economic drivers? On November 20th, Ryerson opened their new Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, an offshoot of ... read more

A Look Behind the Curtain at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Numa Toronto
November 22, 2013 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There's no family resemblance, but Backstage on The Esplanade, a condominium development by Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint Numa, can be considered the sister project of the ... read more

Sponsored Post: Ready to Buy a Condo in Toronto? Here’s what to Expect for the Median Asking Price

105 George Street, Toronto
November 22, 2013 1:30 pm | by Editor | Comments
Are condos much more vulnerable to a crash than detached homes? Although there are many people who believe so, the Toronto condo market doesn’t seem to be affected too much. On the ... read more

Construction Well Underway at Streetcar and Dundee's The Carlaw

The Carlaw Streetcar Developments Dundee Realty Toronto
November 22, 2013 1:10 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Construction of The Carlaw, a new development that straddles Leslieville and Riverdale in Toronto's east end, is well underway, with the momentary completion of its excavation and current ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 10:27 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Rob Ford fights impending tax increases; learning from Boston's "Big Dig"; David Mirvish on city building; and more news. Ford’s approval strong amid new report of ‘domestic’ police call  ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Toronto

Toronto skyline in the fog
November 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
When a thick blanket of fog looms over the city, it is certain that someone will photograph it. That's great because we get some beautiful, often eerie, images like this one, posted in the ... read more

Must-See Time Lapse Video of QRC West Delta Frame Installation

Delta frames at QRC West by CastConnex, Walters Inc., Stephenson Engineering
November 21, 2013 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A couple of weeks ago we brought you some of the great shots that the team from engineering firm CastConnex were getting of the installation of the X-shaped delta frames at Allied Properties ... read more

A Look Inside of 155 Redpath's Bright, Modern Model Suite

155 Redpath Freed Developments architectsAlliance Johnson Chou Toronto
November 21, 2013 7:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The increasingly dense and urban midtown hub of Yonge and Eglinton has become the most significant development node between the crane-dotted hives of construction seen surrounding the ... read more

L Tower's Top Floors: Part 3, The Penthouses

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Numa Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
November 21, 2013 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the first and second installments of our tour of the L Tower’s peak, we took a look at the louvers being applied to the mechanical floors as well as the temporary scaffold and curtain wall ... read more

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

November 21, 2013 11:33 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto budget chief backs away from Rob Ford's hard line on taxes; Ford scandal hurting Toronto's global brand, research finds; the City will probably start selling decommissioned street signs ... read more

Photo of the Day: Reflections at City Hall

City Hall Reflecting Pool, Toronto
November 21, 2013 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
There has been a lot of activity at Toronto's city hall in the past few weeks so we thought we'd feature a photo of the day that shows a more pleasant and serene side of Nathan Phillips Square. ... read more

Eau du Soleil a Step Closer to Approval

Eau du Soleil condos Toronto, by Empire Communities,  seen from Lake Ontario
November 20, 2013 7:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With a vote at Etobicoke York Community Council yesterday, Eau du Soleil by Empire Communities is a big step closer to approval. The plan for the two-tower condominium development ran into a ... read more

Lindvest Releases The Brownstones at Westown

November 20, 2013 6:40 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
With the average home in Toronto hovering over half a million dollars, developer Lindvest, who are also responsible for the well-received B.streets condominiums, are releasing town homes that are ... read more

L Tower's Top Floors: Part 2, Glazing the Tip

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Numa Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
November 20, 2013 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, we returned to the standout L Tower at Yonge and The Esplanade for a trip up to the top of the 58-storey condominium development. In yesterday’s first installment of our tour, we gave ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 20, 2013

November 20, 2013 11:26 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Sun News cancels Ford Nation; Frank Gehry weighs in on heritage buildings; TTC proposes another fare hike; Canadian housing over-valued; Central Tech is contaminated; and more news. Sun News kills ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gorgeous Sky Over Toronto

Toronto Islands
November 20, 2013 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
New member Matt M S has shared some spectacular photos in the Forum recently. Here's a great shot by Matt, captured from the popular Toronto Islands, known as one of the best spots in the city for ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Goldie

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week, Goldie, George Dunbar
November 19, 2013 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The photographers that document the changing face of Toronto play an important role in our city’s identity. In the last 60 years, our city has witnessed exponential growth, which has accelerated ... read more

TTC to Hold Charity Open House and Town Hall Meeting

Toronto Transit Commission, TTC
November 19, 2013 3:45 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
The Toronto Transit Commission is holding a pair of very different events that are open to the pubic in the next week. First is a Customer Town Hall on Thurs. Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 ... read more