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MOD's Massey Tower set to Rejuvenate Yonge Street Theatre Block

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, 197 Yonge, Toronto
November 11, 2013 8:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Surface parking lots in downtown Toronto are rapidly disappearing as residential and commercial real estate demand continues to fuel the redevelopment of underused land. As prime vacant land and ... read more

Junction Commons Project Developing Case for Community Space

Junction Commons Project, the Junction, Toronto
November 11, 2013 4:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
New development can bring new residents and new vitality to a neighbourhood, but it can also bring new challenges. One of the challenges that many older neighbourhoods in Toronto are facing is ... read more

Lindvest's B.streets Condos Aiming for Spring 2014 Occupancy

B.streets Condos Lindvest Properties Hariri Pontarini Cecconi Simone Toronto
November 11, 2013 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With occupancy slated for next spring, construction is moving along at Lindvest Properties’ B.streets, a 9-storey mid-rise condominium on Bathurst Street steps south of Bloor. Located across the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 11:26 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford saga casts shadow on Toronto Centre byelection; despite everything, Rob Ford's fiscal record is solid; there's more to Toronto than Rob Ford; and more news. Pro-Ford billboard taken down, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Layered

Downtown Toronto
November 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
We love black and white images of different parts of Toronto. This one, captured by Jack Landau, portrays a layered, graphic view of downtown's towers. Downtown Toronto towers in black and white, ... read more

Touring Lanterra's Ice Condos: Part 2 - Building The Swiss Cheese Roofs

Mechanical penthouse of Ïce's South Tower, Toronto, Lanterra, architectsAlliance
November 8, 2013 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We are bringing you a pair of stories today about one of Toronto's most prominent new developments, Ïce Condos by Lanterra Developments, currently under construction at York Street ... read more

Touring Lanterra's Ice Condos - Part 1: The Podium

Ice Condos Lanterra architectsAlliance Vong Phaophanit Claire Oboussier
November 8, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are bringing you a pair of stories today about one of Toronto's most prominent new developments, Ïce Condos by Lanterra Developments, currently under construction at York Street ... read more

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Shaping Up at Yonge and Gould

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto by Zeidler Partnership, Snøhetta Design
November 8, 2013 12:50 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
There has been quite a lot of activity at the site of Ryerson University's ultramodern new Student Learning Centre located on the busy Yonge Street corridor at Gould Street. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for November 8, 2013

November 8, 2013 10:59 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford hires new driver and staffer amid furor over latest video; Jim Flaherty chokes up when asked about Rob Ford's troubles; Toronto's top civil servant says the city is not in crisis; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Stretch

CN Tower stretching, Toronto, ON, Urban Toronto
November 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member Empty_Quarter has been posting some really great shots of Toronto lately, with many of them making Photo of the Day. This image captures a beautiful blue evening sky, the ... read more

Steel Rising at U of T's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

U of T Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Patkau, MJM, Toronto
November 7, 2013 7:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Known internationally for its academic quality, the University of Toronto also has a rich history in sports and athletics. Over 40 sports teams currently bear the maple leaf and upper-case T crest ... read more

Daniels' One Park Place Committed to Environment and Community

One Park Place, Toronto by The Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini Architects
November 7, 2013 6:35 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
The revitalization of Regent Park by The Daniels Corporation continues to progress with construction of the second Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed tower at One Park Place ... read more

Crane Installed Behind Heritage Facade at King + Condos

King + Condos, Toronto, by King Plus Development and TACT Architecture
November 7, 2013 4:30 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Located at the intersection of King and Sherbourne Streets in Old Town Toronto, work on King + Condos progresses with excavation now complete. While this project had a slow start owing to a string ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: drum118

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week, drum118
November 7, 2013 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a record-setting number of construction projects ongoing across the GTA, many are drawn to the UrbanToronto Forum to both witness and help to document the frenetic pace of construction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for November 7, 2013

November 7, 2013 11:09 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Still plenty of news about Rob Ford scandal today; Byford wants to discuss TTC funds; Canadian veteran honoured for giving a poppy and a song; and more news. Rob Ford increasingly isolated as ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Standing Tall

Toronto skyline
November 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member Empty_Quarter has posted this image in the midst of the Rob Ford Scandal in Toronto, titling it 'Crack Cocaine.' Toronto is in an embarrassing situation, but a shot ... read more

Podium Taking Shape at Great Gulf's One Bloor East

One Bloor East Great Gulf Homes Hariri Pontarini Tucker Hi Rise Toronto
November 6, 2013 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a little while since we last caught up with One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes’ flagship 75-storey condominium tower under construction at the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor ... read more

Aspen Ridge's Studio on Richmond Now Above Ground Level

Studio on Richmond, by Aspen Ridge Homes and Quadrangle Architects
November 6, 2013 4:15 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Rising on the corner of Richmond and Duncan on a plot of land that was previously a parking lot, is Studio and Studio2 on Richmond by Aspen Ridge Homes. The condominium development is located in ... read more

Thanks Mayor Rob Ford: UrbanToronto's Site Traffic is Soaring!

Toronto City Hall
November 6, 2013 2:40 pm | by Editor | Comments
There's some obvious big news happening in the City of Toronto right now, and you'd have to be in a coma to avoid it. While the UrbanToronto editorial on our home page continues to be focused on ... read more

Urbanation Releases Q3 Toronto Condominium Market Analysis

Construction in Humber Bay Shores, image by Craig White
November 6, 2013 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past year we have seen a pronounced decrease in market activity compared to the activity seen at height of the condo boom a couple years back. While numbers have been on the decline as of ... read more