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Photo of the Day: Rainbow City

CN Tower and condos in downtown Toronto
October 28, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member philcloh2o managed to capture a rainbow over the downtown a few days ago. This shot features the CN Tower in the centre flanked by condos on either side. Toronto skyline, ... read more

Dramatic Views Predominate at ELAD's Emerald City Condos

Emerald City, ELAD, Toronto, Don Mills, Sheppard, WZMH
October 25, 2013 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing densification of Toronto’s inner suburbs has made exponential steps forward in the past few years, especially surrounding the once resolutely suburban stretch of Sheppard Avenue East ... read more

Cladding Begins to Transform Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Toronto by Plaza Corp, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 25, 2013 2:00 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Rising in the increasingly vibrant Old Town Toronto to the east of Downtown is Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide. Situated near the intersection of Adelaide and Sherbourne, residents of the complex will ... read more

Wycliffe's Hendon Park Towns Coming to Yonge and Finch

Hendon Park Towns, North York, Toronto, Wycliffe Homes
October 25, 2013 12:10 pm | by Samantha Martin | Comments
A modern new townhome development is on its way to North York's Yonge and Finch neighbourhood. Hendon Park Towns is the latest project out of Wycliffe Homes and SRN Architects Inc. Designed ... read more

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

October 25, 2013 8:15 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario Liberals don't know what budget is for Pan Am Games security; GO Transit wind turbine producing 91% less power than expected; Hazel McCallion awarded $170,000 in dismissed conflict case; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens, Toronto
October 25, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Located adjacent to the Toronto Botanical Gardens, Edwards Garden was once an estate garden owned by Toronto businessman Rupert E. Edwards. Using over 400 tons of limestone from the Credit Valley, ... read more

Province Examining Development Charges, the OMB, and Section 37

Linda Jeffrey, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Fort York, Toronto
October 24, 2013 2:45 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
This morning at Fort York, Lindy Jeffrey, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced that her government would be seeking input as to how the province could improve land use ... read more

Unique Delta Frame Assembly Progressing at QRC West

Queen Richmond Centre West, Toronto
October 24, 2013 1:40 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Yesterday we introduced you to the special construction now going on at Queen Richmond Centre West, a new office complex being developed by Allied Properties REIT and designed ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Red Mars

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week, Red Mars, Harvey McGrath
October 24, 2013 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As our city’s record setting growth spurt continues to produce scores of new structures every month, a growing body of both amateur and professional photographers have been using the UrbanToronto ... read more

Tarion Warranty Takes Worry out of New Home and Condo Purchases

Tarion, Tarion Warranty Corporation, Toronto
October 24, 2013 12:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
For most of us, purchasing a new home is one of life’s biggest, most stressful decisions. In the Greater Toronto Area, the number of new condos being constructed is staggering, with thousands of ... read more

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

October 24, 2013 10:30 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
A look at the potentially new TTC Subway map; reviving Casa Loma; a limit on smoking at playing fields; and other news Here’s What the TTC Wants Toronto’s New Subway Signage to Look ... read more

Photo of the Day: Westward View from Bathurst Street

Bathurst Street Bridge, Toronto
October 24, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
The Bathurst Street Bridge has some great views of downtown Toronto to the east, but the west side also offers some nice scenery — especially at sunset! Posted on the ... read more

Plans Evolve for 55-Storey Tower at 480 University and Dundas

The evolving design of 480 University, by Core Architects, Amexon Development
October 23, 2013 5:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Plans for 480 University Avenue have evolved, and continue to, as Amexon Development Corporation, owners of the 18-storey office building on the northwest corner at Dundas, work with their ... read more

Impressive Delta Frames Undergoing Assembly at QRC West

Queen Richmond Centre West, delta frame node, Toronto, Ontario, Cast ConneX
October 23, 2013 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Queen Richmond Centre West, or QRC West, developed by Allied Properties REIT and designed by &Co. Architects, is destined to be a landmark in Toronto’s Entertainment District. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013 10:30 am | by James Bombales | Comments
TTC consider renaming subway lines with numbers; 2013 shaping up to be the weakest on record for GTA new home sales; Industry group opposes reforms to Toronto taxi industry; and more news. The ... read more

Photo of the Day: Inside Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium Canada Grand Opening, Toronto
October 23, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Toronto's newest tourist attraction opened to the public last week and UrbanToronto's Jack Landau took part in some of the action. The 135,000-square-foot aquarium holds over 5.7 million ... read more

Bloor-Yorkville Skyline Now Joined by Rising Nicholas Residences

Nicholas Residences, Toronto
October 22, 2013 6:15 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Construction on the Nicholas Residences located near Yonge and Bloor continues with half of the tower's floors now erected, and glazing now applied on the first half dozen. Located at 75 ... read more

Proposal to Redevelop Ridpath's Site on Yonge goes to the OMB

Ridpath 906 Yonge Street Rendering, KPMB Architects, Toronto, Ontario
October 22, 2013 2:09 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The Tudor styling of the 106-year-old Ridpath's Furnishings building at 906 Yonge Street is certainly eye-catching amongst all the familiar and mostly unremarkable post-Modern developments that ... read more

Teeple-Designed Condo Proposed for 143 Avenue Road

143 Avenue Road, Toronto by Dash Developments, Teeple Architects
October 22, 2013 1:15 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Dash Developments Inc. has submitted an application to amend a City of Toronto Zoning By-law that would permit the construction of a 12-storey mid-rise mixed-use building on Avenue Road, near the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 22, 2013

October 22, 2013 10:30 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Toronto Port Authority decries critics' 'doomsday' concerns about Porter's plan to fly jets from island airport; Bloor Street bike lanes makes headway at city hall; and more news. Rob Ford leaves ... read more