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Toronto Incentivizing Eco-Roof Conversions

Eco-Roof Incentive Program, City of Toronto
December 17, 2015 5:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Though relatively little-known, the City of Toronto's Eco-Roof Incentive Program has been helping fund the installation of new, eco-friendly roofs throughout the city. In place since 2009, the ... read more

Touring the Amenity Spaces at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Toronto, by Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 17, 2015 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With construction complete and residents moved in, UrbanToronto recently toured Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, taking in the finished Hariri Pontarini design, as well as the views from one of Ivory's ... read more

Spice Urban Towns Offers Diverse Suite Configurations

Spice Urban Towns, Scarborough, by The High-Rise Group, Kohn Partnership
December 17, 2015 10:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the sales centre for Scarborough's Spice Urban Towns now officially open to the public, we've been previewing the project's interiors and design elements. Last month, we looked at the virtual ... read more

Sponsored Post: Condos That Offer the Most Luxury for Under $300,000

Sponsored Post: Condos That Offer the Most Luxury for Under $300,000
December 17, 2015 10:50 am | by Editor | Comments
With single-family home prices shooting upwards of 1 million dollars and condominium prices not far behind, buyers are hard-pressed to find much value for their dollar in the City of Toronto. But ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Distillery District

Throwback Thursday, Distillery District, Toronto
December 17, 2015 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the early 2000s, the historic Gooderham and Worts distillery has rapidly been transformed into the trendy Distillery District, a pedestrianized mixed-use community that capitalizes on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC eyeing major fare structure changes as Presto rolls out; Ontario stalls on plans for western GTA highway; Minister of Infrastructure Sohi eases congestion on Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Erin Mills Town Centre

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Erin Mills Town Centre
December 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The expansion and modernization of Mississauga's Erin Mills Town Centre has breathed new life into 1989-built suburban shopping centre. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the ... read more

Illustrating the Future: Inside Toronto's Largest Architectural Rendering Studio

Norm Li, Toronto, architectural renderings
December 16, 2015 5:16 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
We see them everywhere: advertised on websites, presented at public consultations, plastered on billboards, and of course, posted in your favourite UrbanToronto articles. Indeed, over the past two ... read more

Expanded Winter Stations Competition Returning in February

A 2016 submission, image courtesy of Winter Stations
December 16, 2015 4:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the success of Toronto's inaugural Winter Stations Design Competition, organizers RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio have announced that the 2016 event has drawn nearly twice as ... read more

Bazis and Plaza Gear Up For Construction of 1 Yorkville

The back of the storefronts mid-demolition, 1 Yorkville, Toronto
December 16, 2015 3:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Bazis and Plaza are gearing up for construction of their new condominium tower named after its address of 1 Yorkville. Designed by architect Roy Varacalli to soar to over 600 feet into the ... read more

Lifetime's The Bond Grows Taller in the Entertainment District

The Bond Condominiums, Toronto, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects
December 16, 2015 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been about two months since we last checked in on the construction progress of Lifetime Developments' The Bond, a 42-storey Core Architects-designed condominium development ... read more

TeaGarden's Suite Vignette Offers Preview of Interiors

TeaGarden Condominiums, Toronto, by Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects
December 16, 2015 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last month, we took a look at the suite layouts for Phantom Developments' TeaGarden Condos, a 12-storey development currently in sales near Bayview and Sheppard. With its combination of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flood control, affordable-housing fixes top Toronto mayor’s infrastructure list; Presto fare system goes live on many TTC streetcars; Downtown commuters test the waters on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Vitrolite

Photo of the Day, Toronto, subway, TTC, Vitrolite, Osgoode
December 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-forgotten vibrantly coloured Vitrolite tile recently uncovered during renovation work at College Station has drawn much attention in recent weeks. Though not as eye-catching as the tiles ... read more

Design Guidelines for Toronto's New Provincial Courthouse Emerge

Centre Street Courthouse, Toronto, by Infrastructure Ontario, AECOM
December 15, 2015 5:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) was offered a first look at emerging Urban Design Guidelines for the new provincial courthouse to be built immediately northwest of ... read more

Avani2's Diamond Collection Offering High-Floor Suites

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Avani2, Toronto, Scarborough, Tridel
December 15, 2015 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction approaches completion for Tridel's Avani, sales are heating up for the 35-storey Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium tower's second phase twin, ... read more

Burlington's Nautique Gets Set for Grand Opening in New Year

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Burlington, Adi Group Developments, RAW
December 15, 2015 4:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now over 75% sold out, Burlington's Nautique Lakefront Residences is getting set for an early 2016 Grand Opening, which will officially introduce the ambitious 26-storey development to the public. ... read more

Demolition, Excavation, Restoration Continues at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO
December 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the mid-August closure of the GO Transit Bay Concourse at Union Station, work has been proceeding behind the hoarding to transform and modernize the space as part of the transit hub’s ... read more

North Star's ConneXion Offers Incentives for First-Time Buyers

ConneXion, Toronto, by North Star Homes, TACT Architecture
December 15, 2015 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Six Points neighbourhood continues its rapid development, the Etobicoke community is now in the midst of a large-scale transformation. High-rise projects like The Kip District and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolishing the Gardiner's spiral ramp could free up prime public space; Departing Waterfront CEO reflects on the ‘tactics’ of his city-building mission; Toronto is still ... read more