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Photo of the Day: Gardiner Offramp

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
September 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway gets a lot of bad press these days, and despite being known by some as an eyesore and a physical barrier to the waterfront, the major highway still has a few attractive ... read more

Residences of 488 University Avenue Opens To The Public

September 5, 2014 10:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto is going through a transformation that few would have imagined just a dozen years ago. This city has long had a livable, attractive downtown with plenty to do, but we didn't necessarily ... read more

Lifetime Launches 'Connect and Capture' Social Media Campaign

The Bond condos, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
September 5, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bond is now well under construction in the Entertainment District, with concrete and steel now above grade, and Lifetime Developments, the developer behind the 40-storey ... read more

TREB Releases August Commercial and Resale Housing Figures

Toronto Real Estate Board housing stats, figures, TREB
September 5, 2014 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) recently released their commercial leasing and resale housing figures for the month of August, and it appears that a strong summer is closing on a high ... read more

Lash Group's ME Living Condos Offers Plenty of Amenity Options

ME Living Condos, Markham and Ellesmere, Scarborough, Lash Group
September 5, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough is currently the focus of much of the debate on transit improvements in the 416, and at the same time as we seek the best ways to make getting around easier, this eastern part of ... read more

UrbanToronto Featured on CBC News

September 5, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's news about the LCBO lands on Lake Shore Boulevard was covered by several media outlets, including us, and the possibilities for the site are grounds for quite a bit of excitement in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Can John Tory sustain the momentum in Toronto’s mayoral race?; Rob Ford served subpoena to testify at upcoming Lisi extortion trial; Toronto lags other Canadian cities in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Burst of Sun

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
September 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The views from the CN Tower are easy to recognize for most Torontonians, with new development usually being the only differentiating factor in photos captured from the top of our concrete ... read more

Second Phase of Women's College Hospital Taking Shape

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects
September 4, 2014 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing on the second phase of Women's College Hospital, located between Grenville and Grosvenor Streets, west of Bay and east of University. The second phase is ... read more

Province Announces LCBO Waterfront Lands Officially For Sale

LCBO lands from the Loblaws parking garage. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
September 4, 2014 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The massive building boom in Toronto has meant that underutilized sites and parking lots have been replaced by new developments that have added to the vibrancy of the city. Prime locations ... read more

Karma Condos Rises Above Grade Near Yonge and College

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 4, 2014 1:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Grenville Street is a quiet side street one block north of College Street, running west from Yonge. Or I suppose it once was a quiet side street. These days, you don't have to travel far in ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Scott Street and The Esplanade

Throwback Thursday, Scott Street and The Esplanade
September 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium development in Toronto's Downtown core has led to some dramatic changes in our cityscape in recent years, and the intersection of Scott Street and The Esplanade is changing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford’s ‘subway fantasies’ blasted by rival mayoral candidates; Son of former Toronto deputy mayor to contest his father’s seat; Brampton to get answers on Mayor Susan ... read more

Photo of the Day: Varsity in Blue

Photo of the Day, Varsity Stadium, Goldring Centre, U of T
September 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Varsity Stadium serves as the home of the U of T's Varsity Blues football team, as well as many other sports teams representing the University. The stadium also has a place in local lore as the ... read more

Streetcar's Carnaby Continues to Grow at Queen and Gladstone

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Dundee, Toronto
September 3, 2014 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The trendy West Queen West neighbourhood continues to attract new residents, many of whom are drawn towards loft-style condominium developments like The Carnaby, a new high-rise project by ... read more

Construction Imminent for Totem Condos at Wellesley Station

Totem Condos, Toronto, RAW Design, Worsley Urban Partners
September 3, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
You may already know about Totem Condos. Its ultramodern shifted cube design and its great location directly above a new exit to be constructed at Wellesley subway station certainly got it a ... read more

Exploring the Tower Floors of Nicholas Residences

Nicholas Residences, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Core Architects
September 3, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently were given a tour of Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments' Nicholas Residences, a 35-storey, Core Architects and Goldsmith Borgal ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 3, 2014

September 3, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford accidentally leaks his $9-billion subway plan online; Tory takes 14-point lead over Ford in new Globe poll; Metrolinx CEO casts doubt over GO rail electrification ... read more

Photo of the Day: Air Show

Photo of the Day, CNE, air show
September 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are many individual factors that make the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) an essential part of the textbook Toronto Summer, and one of the most important traditions associated with The Ex ... read more

Council Greenlights Many New Developments Across Toronto

156 Front West is the tallest of the projects approved by Toronto City Council
September 2, 2014 6:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Labour Day and summer vacations have passed for another year and workers are returning to their desks at development firms across the GTA. At many of those firms, a brighter glow will be filling ... read more