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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013 9:23 am | by Editor | Comments
Canada is one of the happiest countries in the world; the coming construction boom for Canadian apartment housing; Scarborough transit plans head off rails; and more news. Canada is one of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Geometry

Toronto buildings captured as geometric forms
September 8, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto member krooj has been posting some great photos in our 'Post your pictures of Toronto here!' Forum thread. This one caught our eye as an image that beautifully spotlights the up-close ... read more

A Hive Grows on the Queensway

September 6, 2013 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Queensway is one of Toronto's typical suburban arterial roads. Lined predominantly with mostly unattractive two-storey high buildings with shops and restaurants below and apartments above, it, ... read more

Corktown Common to Remain Open until Thanksgiving

Corktown Common, Don River Park, Waterfront Toronto, Michael Van Valkenburgh
September 6, 2013 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this summer Toronto saw the opening of Corktown Common, an 18-acre park located on the eastern edge of the fast rising West Don Lands.  In the few months since Waterfront Toronto ... read more

20th Century Interest Course on offer for Armchair Architects

September 6, 2013 2:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We've highlighted Ted Scott's interest courses before. The US and Japan-trained architect, world traveller, and resident of Toronto has lectured at the U of T and AGO over the years, and ... read more

New Renderings Released Prior to Launch of E Condos North Tower

E Condos, Bazis, Toronto
September 6, 2013 12:15 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Developers of the highly anticipated E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton have responded to the challenge of fitting the north tower at the project into an envelop determined by the City ... read more

Buildings and Infrastructure in Pan Am Village Poised for Games

West Don Lands Canary District YMCA George Brown College DundeeKilmer Toronto
September 6, 2013 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preparing a city for a large scale multi-sport event is often a test of cooperation between government bodies and the hosting city, as well as a test of efficiency for event organizers, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013 8:55 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario Transportation Minister says he's not seizing control of Troonto transit planning; Scarborough subway to be built with shortened route; a Pickering airport, or farmland?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Topsy Turvy

CNE Airshow 2013, Toronto
September 5, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
The airshow held annually over Toronto's waterfront isn't just a way of wrapping up the CNE, it also sadly signifies the end of summer. This shot posted in our Flickr pool and captured by Ben ... read more

11 Lillian brings Side Street Redevelopment at Yonge & Eglinton

11 Lillian Yonge Eglinton Midtown Toronto Condos
September 5, 2013 4:05 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over the past few years, the Yonge & Eglinton corridor has been experiencing a massive boom in condominium development. Following the trend of other condominium developers with their eye on ... read more

River City Brings Curb Appeal to Fledgling Community

River City Condos Urban Capital ZAS Architects Saucier + Perrotte Toronto
September 5, 2013 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Pan Am Athlete’s Village continues to take shape in the West Don Lands, the former industrial land is looking more and more like a neighbourhood and less like several acres of dirt.  ... read more

RAW Design Brings Modern to Burlington at LINK Condos and Towns

September 5, 2013 12:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's suburbs sprawl across thousands of square kilometres of land, sporting winding streets lined mostly with single detached homes, most of them designed as knock-offs of Victorian ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 9:30 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Positive thoughts on extended island airport; mixed feelings regarding proposed Scarborough subway plan; Toronto's housing sales boom; and more. Longer island airport runway might make 'an already ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glow

buildings, Toronto
September 4, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Nothing like a calming, soft glow to make a skyscraper more fascinating and pleasant to look at. Thanks to Chris Smart who submitted this great, nicely edited shot into our Flickr pool. Truly ... read more

155 Redpath Condos: A New Addition To Yonge & Eglinton

Freed 155 Redpath Condos at Yonge and Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto
September 4, 2013 5:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
In Midtown Toronto, about a dozen single-family homes quietly sat at the southeast corner of Redpath and Roehampton Avenues for years, long after being surrounded by high-rises which had replaced ... read more

The Harlowe to Employ Warehouse-style Design on Richmond West

The Harlowe condos Toronto by Core Architects for Lamp Dev Corp and Fortress RDI
September 4, 2013 4:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lamb Development Corp is partnering with Fortress Real Developments to create a new 222-suite condominium project called The Harlowe. Designed by Core Architects to harmonize with the warehouse ... read more

City Weighs in on Wynn Group's Proposed Waverley Hotel Redevelopment

484 Spadina, Wynn Group, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
September 4, 2013 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed redevelopment of the historic Waverley Hotel at 484 Spadina Avenue, just north of College, is facing a series of hurdles as the application proceeds through the planning ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013 9:04 am | by Editor | Comments
Scarborough subway will be built with shortened route, Ontario to announce; Porter Airlines seeks runway extension in move to reduce noise, Toronto City Hall's magnificent doors get a six-figure ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cable Web

Queen and Spadina, Toronto
September 3, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Queen and Spadina, one of Toronto's many busy and popular downtown intersections, looking rather gloomy on this overcast day but still bustling with constant traffic. This shot posted in our Forum ... read more

Mississauga's Parkside Village Amongst GTA's Best-Looking Condos

Parkside Village Phase 1 by EI Richmond Architects for Amacon
September 3, 2013 5:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ask anyone what the real stand-outs have been from the ongoing GTA condo boom, and Absolute World just east of Square One in Mississauga will be on nearly everyone's list. The Square One one area ... read more