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Topping Off September 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off September 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
October 1, 2015 9:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto’s city council argues over Uber’s fate, the ride-sharing service carries on as usual; Toronto’s Old City Hall should have a use that fits its grandness; Students who ... read more

Photo of the Month: Foggy Days Ahead

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, fog, sunrise, rooftopping
September 30, 2015 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we bring back the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares ... read more

Fuse Condominiums Taking Shape in Davenport Village

Fuse condos, Neudorfer Corporation, Channington Developments, Barrett Architect
September 30, 2015 11:56 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Like many other streets in Toronto, Dupont Street has started its transformation from a post-industrial thoroughfare to a more urban and pedestrian-friendly avenue to live, work, and play. At the ... read more

New Public Space Takes Shape at Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Toronto, by Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects
September 30, 2015 11:31 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Ivory on Adelaide's first residents already calling the Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed development home, the project's exterior features are now continuing to shape the 22-storey ... read more

Previewing the Presentation Centre for Spice Urban Towns

Spice Urban Towns, Spice Danforth, Hi-Rise Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
September 30, 2015 11:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With just a few days remaining until the October 3rd Preview Opening for Hi-Rise Group and Spice Danforth Inc.'s Spice Urban Towns, we took the opportunity to preview the ... read more

Sponsored Post: Nature in the Concrete Jungle - By Hariri Pontarini Architects

Nature in the Concrete Jungle - By Hariri Pontarini Architects
September 30, 2015 10:37 am | by Editor | Comments
Internationally acclaimed Hariri Pontarini Architects’ signature is innovative urban design with carefully conceived spaces that are seamlessly interwoven within the context of their surroundings. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 8:16 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Bury the Gardiner? Idea resurfaces at Toronto City Hall on Wednesday; Toronto's Old City Hall could become a mall; TTC streetcar routes could get extended no-parking hours; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying Out of Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Billy Bishop Airport
September 29, 2015 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flights out of Billy Bishop Airport offer some of the best views of the Toronto skyline. While we are more familiar with the close-up view captured on takeoff or final approach, today's Photo of ... read more

U of T Looks to Revitalize St. George Campus With New Landscape

Landmark Quality Innovative Design Competition, University of Toronto
September 29, 2015 4:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The University of Toronto has long been contemplating the improvement of the grounds of their main St. George Campus in Downtown Toronto, and recently launched a process to pick a design team to ... read more

Previewing the Model Suite for Diam's On The Danforth

On The Danforth, onespace Unlimited, DIAM Developments, Toronto
September 29, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past weekend marked an important occasion for Diam Developments' On the Danforth Condos, with the new east end development having celebrated its registrant launch on Saturday and ... read more

TTC Brings Bicycle Repair Facilities to Subway Stations

TTC Bicycle Repair Program, Toronto
September 29, 2015 11:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking this morning at Davisville Station, TTC Chair Josh Colle announced a pilot project that will install bicycle repair facilities at 10 subway stations across Toronto. The $20,000 initiative ... read more

Sun Life Tower Making its Mark on Toronto's South Core Skyline

Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences, Menkes Developments, HOOPP
September 29, 2015 11:13 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just about to top off at its full height of 35 storeys, the Sun Life Financial Tower has brought a new presence to Toronto's South Core skyline. With cladding now mostly installed along the height ... read more

Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns Coming to Dufferin Street

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
September 29, 2015 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we introduced Madison Homes' new stacked townhome development at Briar Hill Avenue and Dufferin Street, Briar Hill City Towns. Located where Toronto's Fairbank and Glen Park ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory threatens higher rent on city buildings leased by province; Tenth new TTC streetcar enters service; University of Toronto looks to rejuvenate its downtown ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset From the East

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Distillery, Gardiner
September 28, 2015 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our Flickr Pool and Forum threads are being flooded with gorgeous sunrise and sunset shots lately, and we are happy to share yet another photo of the Toronto skyline in this dramatic light. In ... read more

Work Ramping Up on MOD Development's Massey Tower

Construction in the Massey Tower pit, MOD Developments, Toronto
September 28, 2015 2:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Across Yonge Street from the Eaton Centre on a tight site in Downtown Toronto, Tucker HiRise are working to get the foundation ready for the 60-storey Massey Tower, a MOD Developments project ... read more

Daniels Waterfront in Registration Phase as Excavation Continues

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, Daniels Corporation
September 28, 2015 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When The Guvernment and Kool Haus first opened at the foot of Jarvis Street in 1996, the nightclub and music venue brought late-night revelers to what was then an overlooked part of the city. ... read more

Previewing the Presentation Centre for Phantom's TeaGarden

TeaGarden Condos, Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects, Tomas Pearce
September 28, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of new condominium developments will further transform the Bayview and Sheppard area of North York, as the convenience of the TTC's Line 4 and Highway 401 continues to draw in public ... read more

Streetcar's The Taylor Topped Off at Dundas and Carlaw

The Taylor, The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture
September 28, 2015 10:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last updated the construction progress for Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, an 8-storey condominium development being built on the north side of ... read more