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Metrolinx Preparing For Massive GO Transit Service Expansion

go, upx, metrolinx, georgetown south
April 2, 2015 3:58 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is just beginning its massive GO RER project, but it is already showing progress. Georgetown South, a $1.2 billion dollar rail project predating the GO RER program, is now fast sprinting ... read more

St. Lawrence Market North Preparing For Temporary Move

St lawrence, rogers stirk harbour, toronto, market, court
April 2, 2015 2:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The St. Lawrence Market North building, constructed in 1968, is showing its age. The low slung building was constructed in a basic form, and the city is looking to replace it with a building more ... read more

Urban Capital and ALIT's The Ravine Embraces Natural Setting

The Ravine, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Rafael + Bigauskas, Toronto
April 2, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We usually associate high-rise living with dense urban settings like those found in Downtown Toronto, but a new master-planned community by Urban Capital and ALIT ... read more

Throwback Thursday: ROM Crystal

Throwback Thursday, ROM Crystal, Toronto, Avenue, Bloor
April 2, 2015 10:50 am | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Its been nearly 8 years since construction wrapped up on the Daniel Libeskind-designed Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, and for this week's Throwback Thursday, we look back at the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s taxi-licensing debate is expected to include Uber; ROM makes full 2015 debt payment, bringing debt to $33.3 million; No matter what anyone says, a Woodbine ... read more

Photo of the Day: Path to Science

Photo of the Day, Terrence Donnelly Centre, U of T
April 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2005, the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research is one of the newest institutional buildings at the University of Toronto's main campus in Toronto's ... read more

Karma Condos Will Soon Add to the Yonge and College Skyline

View from West of Yonge Street, image by UrbanToronto forum contributor Benito
April 1, 2015 4:58 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
A lot has changed since we last checked in nearly seven months ago with a front page story on Karma Condos. Designed by architectsAlliance and developed by Lifetime ... read more

Touring The Huge New Humber River Hospital, Part Two

Humber River Hospital, Toronto
April 1, 2015 2:10 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Recently we brought you the first part of our tour inside the new Humber River Hospital (or HRH), located just north of the 401 at Keele and Wilson. The 1.8 million square foot, 14-storey building ... read more

Toronto Wins Prestigious International Architecture Title

Toronto, window wall, spandrel panel, aluminum mullions
April 1, 2015 11:55 am | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto has beaten out Yekaterinburg, Pyongyang, Luzon City, and Ordos to claim the title of the World's Best City for Window Wall, Spandrel Panel, and Aluminum Mullions. The prestigious award, ... read more

Topping Off March 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off March 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
April 1, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
March was a very busy month at UrbanToronto, where big news like the reveal of Mizrahi Developments' The One and a revised design for Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Shades of green at Greenbelt consultation; Toronto council endorses artistic community-cultural hub for Weston; John Tory growing frustrated at council’s propensity for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monument to Multiculturalism

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Monument to Multiculturalism, Union Station
April 1, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is known around the world for its multiculturalism as much as it is for cold winters and hockey. “Monument to Multiculturalism” by Francesco Perilli, stands in a highly prominent location ... read more

Toronto East of the Don River: Growth to Watch for in 2015

East of the DVP: Growth to Watch For in 2015
March 31, 2015 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our ongoing Growth to Watch For series has already covered several areas of the city, including North York Centre and East, Yonge-Eglinton, St. read more

Fieldgate Homes Hosts 90 Niagara 'Demolition Party'

Senior VP Urban Fieldgate Homes Leith Moore, image by Marcus Mitanis
March 31, 2015 5:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Infill developments support the goals of the province and the City of Toronto in providing additional density throughout urban centres. Located a short walk west from King and Bathurst Streets, ... read more

Phantom's TeaGarden Condos Coming to Bayview and Sheppard

Tea Garden Condos, Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects
March 31, 2015 2:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bayview and Sheppard area of North York has been the site of much intensification since the opening of the Sheppard subway line back in 2002. Projects under construction and new proposals will ... read more

Heritage and Modern Coexist at Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
March 31, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The combination of transit, retail, and quiet, treed side streets is attracting plenty of new residents to the Avenue Road and St. Clair neighbourhood. One of the handful of new developments ... read more

Fortune at Fort York to Add to Onni's Master-Planned Community

Fortune at Fort York, Onni Group, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
March 31, 2015 11:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Onni Group's master‐planned Fort York community is set to grow yet again, with a fourth condominium development called Fortune at Fort York. The 32-storey, IBI Group Architects-designed Fortune ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario government says it will not cover $85M shortfall for beleaguered Spadina subway extension; Ontario Culture Minister believes ROM will pay off $33-million loan by ... read more

Photo of the Month: Galleria Stairs

Photo of the Month, Toronto, Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place
March 31, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Reader submitted content is a big part of making UrbanToronto such a visually appealing news source, and our daily Photo of the Day selections are one of the many ways we highlight Toronto's ... read more

Cool Features and Sleek Finishes at Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
March 30, 2015 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Intensification of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood has brought countless full time residents to the primarily shopping district. Among the newest residential additions to the neighbourhood, ... read more