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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

Photo of the Day: RC Harris Water Treatment Plant

RC Harris Water Filtration Plan, Toronto
May 29, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
An architectural beauty in Toronto, the RC Harris Water Treatment Plant, was photographed during Doors Open Toronto this past weekend by senior UT member reaperexpress. The building has been ... read more

The Don, the Flood, and the Berm

River City above the berm, image by CanadianNational
May 29, 2013 6:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you read UrbanToronto regularly, no doubt you will have seen photos of the berm being built by Waterfront Toronto along side the Don River down by River City and the new Corktown Common Park. read more

Alterra's Westwood Growing as Neighbourhood Greens-Up

Westwood Condominiums from Fieldway Road, Toronto
May 29, 2013 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We've be returning every so often to watch a six-storey boutique condo in Etobicoke grow. Not the skyscrapers that we typically spent a lot of time on, Westwood Condominiums is an example of the ... read more

Toronto Architecture Tours Showcases The City's Best

ROM, Royal Ontario Museum, Daniel Libeskind
May 29, 2013 3:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
The Toronto Society of Architects is back for its fourth year bringing tours of Toronto's best buildings including many overlooked ones. The Toronto Architecture Tours offer the oppurtunity to get ... read more

Concord Adex's Quartz and Spectra Projects Fill the Gap

Spectra, Concord Adex, RAW Design
May 29, 2013 12:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The landmark Concord CityPlace community continues to grow, with the construction of sister towers Quartz and Spectra advancing at a good clip. Located at the corner of Dan Leckie Way ... read more

Our Disappearing Heritage: 267 Queen E Improperly Demolished

Queen Street East, demolition, City of Toronto, Ontario Heritage Act
May 29, 2013 11:10 am | by Jason Allen | Comments
Property owner and contractor both summonsed to appear in court after demolishing a 19th century heritage building without a permit. read more

Then and Now: 90 Wellington West, George N. Morang Publishers

90 Wellington St West, Toronto, circa 1898
May 29, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. George N. Morang & Co., Publishers. 90 Wellington Street West, circa 1898. Now. April 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 8:40 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After a soggy evening, the DVP is flooded out for morning commuters; a downtown Walmart; Ford denounces transit funding plan; Vaughan backs a casino; can Metrolinx really succeed; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sun Kissed Glass

Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
May 28, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
With the sun setting on the Royal Bank Plaza, the glass becomes a shimmering and glistening spectacle that is difficult to look away from. This photo also captures the distinct architecture and ... read more

Catching Up With The Berwick at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
May 28, 2013 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Midtown Toronto’s ongoing real-estate renaissance continues to draw in both home buyers and investors at a steady pace. With construction now underway on the 19-kilometre Eglinton-Scarborough ... read more

The Crosstown LRT to Bring Rapid Transit through Mid-Toronto

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 28, 2013 2:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Across the centre of the city, Metrolinx and the TTC are bringing new rapid transit to Toronto. The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT is a 19-kilometre Light Rail Transit line stretching from ... read more

Tonight: City Planning Hosts Workshop on the Future of Eglinton

Toronto, Eglington Avenue
May 28, 2013 1:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto's City Planning division is currently conducting a study on Eglinton Avenue from Jane Street to just beyond Kennedy Station, called the Eglinton Connects Planning Study. Public ... read more

Second Round Starts on Condo Consultation by the City of Toronto

E Condos, Toronto
May 28, 2013 1:05 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Scheduled to occur from May 30th to June 5th, the City of Toronto is inviting condominium residents, members of condominium boards, property managers and business owners located within ... read more

Three Teams Shortlisted for St. Michael's Hospital Expansion

St.Michael's Hospital, Diamond Schmitt Architects
May 28, 2013 12:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Three companies have been shortlisted to design, build and finance the construction of "St. Michael's Hospital 3.0", which includes a new 17-storey patient care tower and the renovation of ... read more

Then and Now: Richmond and Duncan

Richmond and Duncan, Toronto, circa 1915
May 28, 2013 8:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northeast corner of Richmond West and Duncan. Circa 1915. Now. April 2013. read more