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Neighbourhood Node: The New and Old Regent Park

Regent Park, Toronto, development, Dickinson
June 3, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
It’s a rare occasion when urban enthusiasts get to watch a huge portion of their own city get razed and remade, but this is what's happening in Toronto currently. Reintroducing, Regent Park. read more

Topping Off May 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

MP John Carmichael, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Mayor Rob Ford, Deputy Mayor
June 3, 2013 1:05 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Unfortunately Toronto has been in the world news lately for the antics of its mayor, not for displays of creative or dynamic development nor urban design best practices. Fortunately, Torontonians ... read more

Then and Now: Mary Pickford and SickKids

Placque commemorating Mary Pickford
June 3, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Who doesn't know the story of Mary Pickford — Canadian girl who made good in Hollywood early in the last century — even if her films aren't relevant to contemporary tastes anymore? Mary ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 8:40 am | by Editor | Comments
Hundres rally to deman resignation of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford; Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's response to HST as transit funding tool unacceptable; do revenue tools proposed by Metrolinx have ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Canada Life Building

Toronto skyline shot from Canada Life Building
June 2, 2013 11:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo of the day was taken by UrbanToronto Forum member reaperexpress during Doors Open 2013. A viewpoint that isn't accessible year round, this photo gives us a great vantage point of ... read more

Plaza's York Harbour Club Condos Near Topping Off

Plazacorp, York harbour Club, Quadrangle Architects, Fort York
May 31, 2013 4:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
As the GTA's populaion continues to expand, more people are choosing to live in condos. In the growing Fort York neighbourhood, the York Harbour Club development by Pure Plaza will ... read more

Development Proposal for Waverly Hotel Site on Spadina

Hotel Waverly, Toronto
May 31, 2013 1:15 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The redevelopment of Spadina Avenue continues with a proposal for a 22-storey mixed use building at 484 Spadina, site of the Hotel Waverly, just north of College Street. Kirkor ... read more

City of Toronto Awarded for Environmental Efforts

Live Green Toronto
May 31, 2013 12:20 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Not much of the news focusing on Toronto as of late has been very positive, but despite all the sturm und drang emanating from City Hall there is still some positive news to report which is sure ... read more

Daniels' NY2 Condos Rises Above Grade in North York

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
May 31, 2013 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the year’s first heat wave upon us, summer is clearly around the corner. As the mercury has steadily risen over the past several weeks, so have the various construction projects throughout ... read more

B.Streets: The Past, Present, and Future of Bathurst south of Bloor

Present: B.streets Condos has hit its first step-back, Toronto
May 31, 2013 10:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Bloor Street through the Annex is one of Toronto's liveliest retail and restaurant strips. It has always felt odd however that Bathurst Street should die off so quickly as you moved south from ... read more

Then and Now: Queen's Hall

Queen's Hall, Queen's Park, Toronto, circa 1916
May 31, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen's Hall. 7 Queens Park Crescent, circa 1916. What was it, you ask...? read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013 8:42 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario prepared to intervene as Toronto's city hall reels; Yonge-Dundas Square has helped bring Toronto into 21st century; Richmond Hill bans number four in new addresses; and more news. Ontario ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hustle and Bustle

Aura condos, Toronto
May 30, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Clear blue skies, a sunny day and numerous amounts of tourists and citizens crowding the sidewalks are just a few signs of summer quickly approaching. Plus, with the warmer and much more enjoyable ... read more

36Hazelton Bringing 18 Very Special Suites To Yorkville

36 Hazelton Alterra Developments Yorkville Downtown Toronto Condos
May 30, 2013 3:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Bringing luxury boutique residences north of Bloor Street is Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton. This Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium will consist of 18 very special suites near the ... read more

Harmony Village Lake Simcoe Draws Interest from across the GTA

RAW Design, City Core Developments, Diamond Schmitt, Harmony Village Lake Simcoe
May 30, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
What is your definition of Toronto? The City? The GTA? While we don't want to offend any people in Barrie, Toronto's growth may not mean that Barrie is quite "GTA" yet, but it is certainly within ... read more

Cooper Koo Family YMCA Topped Off in the West Don Lands

Cherry Street, Canary District, Pan Am Games, Toronto, development, YMCA
May 30, 2013 1:30 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
Media gathers for topping off ceremony and hard hat tour of progressing Cooper Koo Family YMCA in the Canary District. read more

Details Heighten the Appeal of Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

High Park Condos Daniels Corporation Bloor Street Downtown Toronto
May 30, 2013 12:35 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Across the street from Toronto's largest park will sit the HighPark Condominums, named for the nearby landmark. This new condo from The Daniels Corporation will offer contemporary living in a ... read more

2150 Condos Breaks Ground at Birchmount and Lawrence

May 30, 2013 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As new developments across the GTA continue to densify the city, large residential developments have begun to sprout in Toronto’s suburban brownfield areas. With the ongoing condominium boom ... read more

Then and Now: Melinda Street

37 Melinda Street, Toronto, circa 1907
May 30, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'The Old Premises', 37 Melinda Street, circa 1907. Now. April 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013 8:48 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The TTC plans to transform Toronto public transit; city councillors want casino debate reopened; Don Valley Parkway reopens after Wednesday flooding; Toronto declares first heat alert of the year, ... read more