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Exploring the Street-Level Amenities at Opearl's Sail Condos

Sail Condominiums, Toronto, by Opearl Developments, Keith Loftier McAlpine
December 10, 2015 3:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the last few years, fast-paced urban development has continued to transform Toronto's Sheppard Avenue East into an increasingly dense and urban environment. From North York to Scarborough, a ... read more

Viva's Davis Drive Rapidway Now Open in Newmarket

Davis Drive Rapidly, Newmarket, York Region Transit
December 10, 2015 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Newmarket's Davis Drive has undergone a major transformation in recent years, with the street now reconfigured as a Viva bus rapidway which entered into service on November 29th. Although cosmetic ... read more

Scala Adds A Unique Presence to North York's Don River Valley

Scala, Toronto, by Tridel, Wallman Architects
December 10, 2015 12:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looking out over Villaways Park and the Don River, Tridel's Scala is set to add a unique new architectural form to North York. Located just west of Leslie Street in the Don River Valley, the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Duke Street-Adelaide Street

Throwback Thursday, Duke Street, Adelaide, Sherbourne, Toronto
December 10, 2015 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though we typically only turn back the clocks a few years in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature, we decided to look further back for this week's pick after coming across an image from the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Artistic overhaul coming to five TTC subway stations; Toronto resale market in record territory, surpassing 2007 boom; University of Toronto opts for car-free Front ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Eglinton

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge, Eglinton
December 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of new high-rises are currently in various stages of construction in the Yonge and Eglinton area of Toronto, many of which can be seen in today's Photo of the Day. read more

Local Opinion Divided on 45-Storey Condo Proposal at 411 Church

411 Church, Toronto, by CentreCourt, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 9, 2015 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last night, the first public meeting regarding CentreCourt Development's recent proposal for a 45-storey condo tower at 411 Church Street was held, giving neighbouring residents in this central ... read more

Previewing the Presentation Centre for J. Davis House Condos

J. Davis House, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Mattamy / Biddington
December 9, 2015 4:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the VIP preview opening now in the books and an early-2016 public launch just around the corner, UrbanToronto was recently invited to visit the presentation centre ... read more

Plaza's Musée Condos Reaching Final Height on Adelaide

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
December 9, 2015 1:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the time of our September update on Plaza's Musée Condos, the 17-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development had just reached a height of ten storeys. ... read more

Menkes Proposes 49-Storey Tower at Yonge and Sheppard

4800 Yonge Street, Menkes, Arquitectonica, Toronto
December 9, 2015 12:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Menkes is seeking an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to permit a mixed-use tower at 4800 Yonge Street, a 0.415 hectare site situated on the southwest corner of Yonge and Sheppard. The ... read more

Floorplans Released for Zinc's 35 Wabash in Ronscesvalles Village

35 Wabash, Toronto, by Zinc Developments, RAW Design
December 9, 2015 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last few moths, we've introduced Zinc Developments' 35 Wabash, a boutique townhouse condominium project that will bring 62 family-friendly homes to Toronto's vibrant Roncesvalles Village ... read more

Major Redevelopment Proposed for Don Valley Hotel Site

December 9, 2015 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
An application is being considered at the December Toronto City Council meeting to amend a site specific zoning by-law enacted in 2007 for 175 Wynford Drive, a site owned by Allied ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto taxis protest UberX in coordinated processions; Affordable housing for artists aims to keep them in Toronto; Parking pad? Not in your front yard; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes and the City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bridgepoint Hospital, sculpture
December 9, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's new Bridgepoint Hospital is the site of a large sculpture garden containing 20 large works by artist William Lishman, officially known as the Max Tanenbaum Sculpture Garden. ... read more

TAS' Condo/Library Proposal on Dupont and Campbell Revised

299 Campbell Ave, Toronto, by TAS, Teeple Architects
December 8, 2015 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2012, a TAS proposal first emerged for a Teeple Architects-designed condominium at 299 Campbell Avenue along Dupont, and just west of the Barrie GO rail corridor. Designed to house a new ... read more

Lago and Riva del Lago Condos Growing on Etobicoke's Waterfront

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Toronto
December 8, 2015 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The seedy motel strip on the Etobicoke waterfront is now a distant memory, as new condominium towers continue to transform the Humber Bay Shores community which has replaced it. The ... read more

40-Storey Condo Up for Approval in Etobicoke's Six Points Area

Aukland House, Toronto, by Main and Main Developments, Diamond Schmitt
December 8, 2015 12:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As far back as 2001, various development proposals for the southeast corner of Dundas and Aukland Road in Etobicoke's Six Points area have surfaced and disappeared. Over the last year, however, ... read more

Province Receives Panel Report on Greenbelt and Smart Growth

Credit River Valley, Greenbelt, Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, image by Marcus Mitan
December 8, 2015 11:46 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) represents 70% of Ontario's Gross Domestic Product and the region is expected to grow to 13.5 million in 2041 from 9.5 million today. The province has created ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 8, 2015

December 8, 2015 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory open to using tech to catch cars, taxis parked in bike lanes; Toll lanes are coming to Ontario starting in 2016 but that’s about all we know so far; Wi-Fi now ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Centre

Photo of the Day, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
December 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2006, the Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts serves as the home of the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of ... read more