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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 8:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Highway 427 ramp closes for emergency repairs; Politicians rally for better bike infrastructure, John Tory a no-show; TTC returns over $47 million to the city; and more news... Union Station ... read more

Photo of the Day: Three Halls

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
May 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 15th annual Doors Open Toronto now over, photos are starting to pour in to our Flickr Pool. Doors Open gives the public behind-the-scenes access to some of the city's most closely guarded ... read more

Crane Up for Oxford's 40-Storey EY Tower in Downtown Toronto

EY Tower, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Toronto
May 26, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another major office tower will soon grace the skyline of Toronto's densely clustered Financial District, as a tower crane is now in place at the site of Oxford Properties' EY Tower. read more

Oben Flats aims to bring Style to Toronto Rental Market

May 26, 2014 2:45 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
In early May, Oben Flats Leslieville—a new development on Queen Street East—received Community Council approval, moving the project one step closer to breaking ground. This is one of ... read more

First Tower Floor Under Way at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele, Toronto
May 26, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction on Backstage On The Esplanade will soon be climbing skyward, with the first of the building's typical tower floors now beginning to take shape. The 36-storey, Page + ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at Allied's Queen Richmond Centre West

Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC, Allied, Sweeny &Co, Stephenson Engineering
May 26, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District is in the midst of transforming into a high-density residential hub with the addition of countless high-rise condominiums, some complete, and many under construction. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two major downtown project facing budget issues; Rob Ford drama invades cottage country; Plane evacuated at Pearson; and more news... Olivia Chow adopts new area code to implement lucky ’888’ ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
May 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The twilight hour has long been a favourite for photographers and painters looking to get the best of their view. In both natural and urban settings, the short period of time known as "blue hour" ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Focusing on Grouped Venues

Doors Open Toronto, Goldring Student Centre, University of Toronto
May 23, 2014 6:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This year's Doors Open Toronto event offers a multitude of exciting buildings and sites spread around the GTA to explore over this weekend. To get the most out of the weekend, we've created a ... read more

Construction Progressing at Studio and Studio2 on Richmond

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes Toronto
May 23, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on Aspen Ridge Homes’ Studio and Studio2 on Richmond over the past few months, as construction on the project continues to progress. ... read more

Theatre Park Condo Tops Off in the Entertainment District

Theatre Park, Lamb, Harhay, Niche, architectsAlliance, Toronto
May 23, 2014 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many high-rise condominiums springing up from the ground in Toronto's Entertainment District, UrbanToronto readers have been paying especially close attention to a vitual instant landmark ... read more

Metrolinx Adds Colour and Cover Across Toronto's West Side

Metrolinx, GTS Project, Georgetown South, Go Transit, Noise Walls, UP Express
May 23, 2014 12:39 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Regional growth and economic expansion can only succeed if infrastructure investment follows along. Along a ribbon that cuts through Toronto's west side, Metrolinx is making major investments in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lake Shore lane closures concerning mayoral candidates; Allen Road to remain open during Crosstown construction; Two million expected to attend WorldPride; and more news...  Rob Ford’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: SkyPod

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
May 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower attracts over 2 million visitors annually, most of whom visit the tower's main observation deck. A far fewer number of visitors venture the additional 40 storeys up to the CN Tower's ... read more

Architectural Firms Opening For Doors Open 2014

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Diamond Schmitt
May 22, 2014 3:15 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Doors Open 2014 is coming this weekend for the festival's 15th year of behind-the-scenes public access to some of Toronto's most famous and well guarded landmarks. On May 24th and May 25th, many ... read more

A Trip to the Top of Great Gulf and Lifetime's X2 Condos

X2 Condominiums, Lifetime, Great Gulf Homes, Wallman Architects, Toronto
May 22, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Jarvis Street just south of Bloor, Great Gulf Homes and Lifetime Developments' X2 Condominiums is getting close to topping off, just next door to its somewhat shorter ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Temperance and Sheppard

Throwback Thursday, Sheppard and Temperance
May 22, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Temperance and Sheppard has long been a focal point for Toronto development enthusiasts. The former parking lot which borders the historic Graphic Arts Building has been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford's SUV impounded; Muzik club owner pulls bid for new lease terms; TTC revises Queen streetcar diversion plan; and more news... TTC union boss says driver abandoning passengers in bus ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spine of the City

Photo of the Day, Yonge Street
May 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Serving as Toronto's undisputed main north-south thoroughfare, Yonge Street is arguably the most important street in the city, if not the region. Yonge connects Torontonians not just as a surface ... read more

Inspiration Lakeview Soon to Transform Mississauga Waterfront

Inspiration Lakeview master plan, City of Mississauga
May 21, 2014 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For years, the main landmark of eastern Mississauga's primarily industrial waterfront were the quadruple smokestacks of Ontario Power Generation's Lakeview Generating Station, known by locals as ... read more