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First Phase of Ontario Place Revitalization Plan Announced

Ontario Place, Province of Ontario
June 26, 2013 2:25 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
For 40 years, Ontario Place brought smiles and joy to multiple generations of kids and adults. The theme park opened in 1971 to much fanfare and excitement in the wake of Montreal's Expo '67. With ... read more

Then and Now: The Granite Club House, Church Street

Granite Club House, Church Street, circa 1889
June 26, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Granite Club House, Church Street (just north of Wellesley on the east side), circa 1889. A whole series of Then and Now views for you today. Who knew the 'Swells' of Toronto had so much ... read more

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

June 26, 2013 8:50 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Doubling development fees could kill condo boom; John Tory mulls mayoral run; Mayor did not ask friend to call radio show; Ford suspends staffer after phone call to newspaper, and more news. I ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blending In

MaRS, College Street, Toronto
June 25, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Who could've known that the brand new MaRS building on College Street would be able to render itself invisible against the blue sky and fluffy white clouds? The shimmering glass exterior of the ... read more

Feeling Congested? The City Is Listening, So Speak Up

Feeling Congested? Meeting on the Move, Transportation, Planning, Toronto
June 25, 2013 7:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transportation is a hot button issue in the City of Toronto. Whether walking, cycling, using public transit or driving, commuting is a daily factor in the lives of almost all Torontonians. As the ... read more

Crane Raised at Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton Construction Site

Alterra Group of Companies, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal & Company
June 25, 2013 5:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A tower crane has gone up this past weekend at the construction site of 36Hazelton, a luxury condominium in the heart of the upmarket neighbourhood of Yorkville. The former home of St. Basil’s ... read more

New Community Centre at Don Mills and Sheppard Breaks Ground

June 25, 2013 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last Friday marked a special milestone for the rapidly growing Parkway Forest neighbourhood. On June 21st, the ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Parkway Forest Community Centre, an ... read more

Discovery Channel's Nerve Centre Features Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, Toronto
June 25, 2013 12:05 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
When passing by or staying the night in a large hotel — such as the Four Seasons in Toronto — one rarely stops to ponder the inner workings of such an institution. The staff and activities which ... read more

The Station Condos on Wilson Working Way to Street Level

The Station Condos, SMV, Brandy Lane Homes
June 25, 2013 10:15 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Construction is in full swing on The Station Condos at the Subway, a modern, two-tower and podium project within walking distance of Wilson subway station in North ... read more

Then and Now: Hoyt Metal, Eastern and Lewis

Hoyt Metal, Eastern and Lewis, Toronto, circa 1924
June 25, 2013 8:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hoyt Metal Co. Eastern and Lewis, northeast corner, circa 1924. Now. May 2013. read more

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

June 25, 2013 8:31 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The City will consider nearly doubling development charges for construction projects; former premier Dalton McGuinty is back for another grilling at the gas plants committee hearings; ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the Island

Toronto skyline
June 24, 2013 11:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
When it comes to sheer numbers of large scale development, Toronto is the clear leader, building more high-rise condominums — today's count stands at a record 237 — than any other metropolis in ... read more

Bold Design Aims to Attract End-User Buyers at Yonge+Rich

June 24, 2013 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nestled between two of the most postcard-friendly neighbourhoods in the city—the Financial District and the thriving St. Lawrence neighbourhood—a building that may achieve landmark status is ... read more

Pinnacle International's Latest Release Comes to the Touchscreen

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects
June 24, 2013 1:40 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Ever expanding its horizons, Pinnacle International is the latest developer to hit the touchscreen. Featuring detailed info about its growing list of buildings, the company's free app is ... read more

Downtown Condos on Wellington West: Flexible Living

Downtown Condos on Wellington West, Toronto
June 24, 2013 12:15 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
We all mold our own spaces to suit the way we want to live. That's always been easiest in houses, but while we can decorate to taste in condo suites, making real change is much more difficult. One ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Delisle

Yonge and Delisle streets, Toronto , circa 1914
June 24, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northwest corner Yonge and Delisle, circa 1914. 'A Good Picture of [JAS.] Walker's Drug Store, Toronto.' I do believe that 'JAS.' stands for James. You wonder why they would shorten it; to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 8:49 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford trashes the idea of closing King St. to cars during the morning rush hour; Toronto and Hamilton will become 'immobile' without spending billions on new transit projects, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tower of Light

Royal Bank Plaza and L Tower, Toronto
June 23, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day was captured by UrbanToronto member, Ex-Montreal Girl. It's a great shot of the Royal Bank Plaza up close, while the L Tower reveals its distinctive shape in the ... read more

The Story of Approaching Red, Bold New Art at Concord CityPlace

Approaching Red by Maha Mustafa reflecting Parade, Concord CityPlace Toronto
June 21, 2013 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord CityPlace is one of those places we have been talking about for, well, it seems like forever! There's no bigger project in Toronto of course, and we will be talking about it for some time ... read more

Newly Pedestrian-Friendly Market Street Ready for Foot Traffic

Market Street, Woodcliffe Properties, Taylor Smyth Architects, Toronto
June 21, 2013 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As of today, it is officially summer, and the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy our city and its walkable streets. Whether to intentionally welcome the summer solstice, or simply by ... read more