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Smart House: Ultra Efficient Micro-Condos at Queen and Simcoe

October 10, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like it or not, the future of big cities will involve smaller living spaces. As land to build downtown becomes increasingly hard to find, the cost of it will just continue to rise. Mix that with a ... read more

UTSC Groundbreaking for Environmental Sci and Chem Building

University of Toronto, Environmental Science and Chemistry Building
October 10, 2013 4:50 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
The University of Toronto Scarborough broke ground on October 8, 2013 for a new technologically advanced Environmental Science and Chemistry Building. The new building designed by Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Crane installed at Parliament Data Centre site

Parliament Street Data Centre WZMH Architects Bresler Toronto
October 10, 2013 12:00 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Construction of the Parliament Data Centre has progressed to a new stage, as crews have now installed a crane at the site next to the Distillery District. Crews install a crane at the Parliament ... read more

Demolition Clearing Art Deco Wing of Women's College Hospital

Women's College Hospital, Toronto
October 10, 2013 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another depression-era high-rise structure is coming down in Toronto.  The Art Deco Women’s College Hospital building, completed in 1935, is currently being torn down on Grenville Street, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013 10:32 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
'Millions' involved in community housing scandal: Ford; the fate of the Sam the Record Man neon sign; TTC extension delays; and more news. Mayor Ford says ‘millions’ involved in community housing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Grid

Toronto skyline at night
October 10, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Forum member Empty Quarter has been busy behind the camera taking great evening shots of the city. Today's photo of the day features an amazing bird's-eye view of the downtown city core and its ... read more

Delta Toronto at Southcore Financial Centre Hotel Tops Off

Southcore Financial Centre Delta Page + Steele IBI Group GWL bcIMC
October 9, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some people may not be convinced as of yet, but statistics have shown Toronto to be climbing the ranks of the world’s most visited cities, with numbers of international tourists on the rise and ... read more

Freed's Sixty Colborne to Feature Unique "Openair" Window Design

Sixty Colborne Condos Freed Developments Toronto Openair Balconies
October 9, 2013 12:45 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Prospective condo buyers are understandably attracted to balconies as a way to get quick access to private outdoor space. But most balconies in new condos are too small to be functional, or are ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013 10:30 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
Scarborough subway confirmed by Toronto Council; SRT could become 'high line' park; legacy of Pan Am Games worth the cost; and more news. Rob Ford recruited man with history of violent crime to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Aurora

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
October 9, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
While usually a busy urban public gathering space, this image captures a quiet moment at Nathan Phillips Square. UrbanToronto member Jack Landau's use of a long exposure ... read more

Stonegate: a Plaza and Neighbourhood that needs a New Start

Conceptual massing scheme for Stonegate Plaza
October 8, 2013 5:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most people reading this article will neither have ever heard of nor have been to Stonegate Plaza… and there's a simple reason for that. Stonegate is just like the other plazas that were built in ... read more

Bay Adelaide East Tower Construction Now Streaming Live

Bay Adelaide, Brookfield Office Properties, downtown, Toronto, financial
October 8, 2013 2:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The new Bay Adelaide East tower, one of several new office buildings currently under construction in Downtown Toronto, is set be be a 44-storey, LEED CS-Gold certified building designed by KPMB ... read more

Public Meeting on Future of the Gardiner Expressway East

Gardiner Expressway Lakeshore Boulevard East proposals Waterfront Toronto
October 8, 2013 1:40 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Do you have a strong opinions about the Gardiner Expressway? Do you think it's an unnecessary barrier between Toronto and its waterfront? Or do you think the city would suffocate itself with ... read more

Heritage Toronto Awards Architecture Nominees: Part 3

RC Harris Water Treatment Plant, courtesy of Heritage Toronto
October 8, 2013 1:30 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Part 3 of 3 reviewing the 2013 Heritage Toronto Awards Architecture category. read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Lenser

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week, Lenser, Max MacDonald
October 8, 2013 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the launch of our new Photographer of the Week feature a month ago, we have explored the city through the eyes and camera lenses of four different Forum contributors. To celebrate the hard ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 8, 2013

October 8, 2013 10:00 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Toronto City Council votes on funding for Scarborough subway extension; Markham takes more time to decide on NHL-sized arena; Union Station renovations go over budget; and more news. It’s a subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Phoenix Rising

Mural on 200 Wellesley, Toronto Community Housing, STEPS initiative
October 8, 2013 12:00 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
UrbanToronto member Androiduk captured the full length of the "tallest mural in the world," recently completed on the side of 200 Wellesley, a 32-story Toronto Community housing building. ... read more

RBC WaterPark Place III Changing the Feel of Queens Quay

RBC WaterPark Place III Oxford Properties WZMH Architects Toronto
October 7, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades after the completion of phases I and II of the pioneering WaterPark Place office development, a new third phase is climbing skyward on Queens Quay just west of Yonge. Oxford Properties’ ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Company dataBase

October 7, 2013 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the biggest additions to UrbanToronto in the last few weeks has been a whole new section of our dataBase, one that's devoted to the companies that we follow. Those companies are the ... read more

A Look at the Unique Amenities of Newton at Concord CityPlace

Newton Condos at Concord CityPlace, Toronto
October 7, 2013 1:30 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Imagine yourself as a struggling musician. As a child you picked up a guitar, plucked a string and you were hooked. You thought to yourself; this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. As ... read more