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Enirox's 707 Lofts a Handsome Mid-Rise Redevelopment

Toronto Condos, 707 Lofts, Enirox Group, LCL Builds Corporation, Tact Design
July 29, 2013 5:15 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
An update today on the construction on the 707 Lofts in Toronto's Bloorcourt neighbourhood. UrbanToronto Forum members drum118 and yonderbean have posted a ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Church-Wellesley Village

Church-Wellesley Village, gay village, Toronto, downtown, development
July 29, 2013 12:35 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
Toronto is changing at such a rapid pace these days. With new development popping up throughout the core, many of the surrounding communities and neighbourhoods look quite different than they did ... read more

Unique Angles Revealed at Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Snøhetta Design Zeidler Partnership Architects
July 29, 2013 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sometimes, to gain a new landmark, we are forced to sacrifice an old one. In one infamous example, the original Toronto Star building at 80 King West—the inspiration for the Daily Planet building ... read more

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

July 29, 2013 9:24 am | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
Toronto Police being criticized for Saturday's fatal streetcar shooting; Chief Bill Blair will address the media Monday morning about the shooting; and a new parkette is attracting skepticism at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Condos By The Tower

Toronto, Southcore, CN Tower, Ice Condos, Maple Leaf Square
July 28, 2013 11:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto's south core is growing with new condos and office towers going up all over. Nearby though, Canada's tallest structure has called the area home for nearly 40 years. Today's photo shows how ... read more

A Hard Hat Tour of Graywood and MOD Developments' FIVE Condos

FIVE St Joseph MOD Development Graywood Hariri Pontarini Toronto
July 26, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street is undeniably one of the most important streets in the Toronto. It acts as the official dividing line between the east and west sides, provides an easily navigable route for tourists, ... read more

Canada Square and Ontario Square: Toronto's Newest Spaces by the Water

Canada Square, Ontario Square, Toronto Harbourfront, Toronto public space
July 26, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
Having been a decade in the works, it may have taken somewhat longer than expected, but on Canada Day this year, the second of two new public spaces were opened within the span of a week on ... read more

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto Rising Steadily

Southcore Financial Centre Delta KPMB Page + Steele IBI Group GWL bcIMC
July 26, 2013 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing southerly expansion of Toronto's downtown core is transforming the physical appearance of our city in ways not seen since the large scale building boom of the late 1960s and early ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013 9:26 am | by Editor | Comments
Food trucks approved for five Toronto parks; Toronto leads the trend as Canadian crime rate hits four-decade low; Toronto needs to put its money where the Don's mouth is; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glass and Steel

Glass and steel Toronto skyscraper
July 25, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The two primary elements of many Toronto skyscrapers are glass and steel. Today's photo, from Flickr contributor Beaulawrence, is a small yet intricate piece of our primarily modernist ... read more

River City Bringing Style to Toronto's West Don Lands

River City, Condos, Toronto
July 25, 2013 1:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
With hundreds of millions of dollars pouring in to the West Don Lands, new life is springing up with each passing day in this former industrial sector. With Waterfront Toronto leading the charge ... read more

8 Gladstone and Carnaby Row: Streetcar's Latest Well Underway

8 Gladstone, Toronto, Streetcar Developments
July 25, 2013 12:30 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
What was originally a single, intimate building called Two Gladstone, is now just the first of a whole cluster of contemporary condos, soon to form their own small community. Streetcar ... read more

Exhibits Moving Into Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada B+H Architects CN Tower Toronto
July 25, 2013 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are less than two months away from our first look inside the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and with opening day coming quickly, exhibits are now being installed in the 135,000 square-foot ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 25, 2013

July 25, 2013 9:16 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
TTC looks at possibly operating on existing GO Train lines; food trucks heading to five local parks; TTC will not take over BIXI; Pape Station closing soon for massive renovation; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: A New Icon

L Tower Condo, CN Tower, Toronto,
July 24, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
It may seem to regular UT readers that we feature the 58-storey L Tower quite a bit. If so, it's for good reason as this Daniel Libeskind-designed building has broken the mold of the traditional ... read more

The UrbanToronto dataBase Celebrates 500 Projects

Lassonde School of Engineering, ZAS Architects, Arup Canada, Laing O'Rourke
July 24, 2013 4:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Since 2011, UrbanToronto's dataBase has been bringing together the facts, figures and renderings of hundreds of projects making waves today. Our readers and Forum members have been instrumental in ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Announces $100 Million Redevelopment

20VIC Management Inc., Erin Mills Town Centre, MMC Architects, GHA Design, Mall
July 24, 2013 3:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
The GTA is experiencing an unprecedented retail rennaissance. Shopping centres across the region are transforming themselves from suburban retail enclosures into stunning architectural icons. In ... read more

Ted Rogers Commemorated with Statue at Rogers Centre

Rogers Communications, Ted Rogers, Siegfried Puchta
July 24, 2013 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot of things contribute to help define a world class city. The skyline, transit, walkability and tourist appeal all add to a city’s stature as an international destination, but to many living ... read more

TAS Introduces DUKE Condos in The Junction

DuKe Condos, Rendering, Toronto
July 24, 2013 12:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
For the past few years, The Junction — centred around the intersection of Dundas West and Keele Street — has not just been drawing new residents from around the city, but has been changing the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013 8:59 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Passing the streetcar to get a little bit harder; City paints curbs red; Ted Rogers memorialized in statue; east end streetcar service resumes; Toronto financial district needs an identity, and ... read more