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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

Photo of the Day: Dusk Cityscape

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, buildings, architecture
December 15, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite decades of urban development in and around the Financial District, First Canadian Place has remained the tallest building in Canada since its completion 40 years ago. ... read more

The Best Residential Buildings of 2015: Your Vote Counts!

The Best Residential Buildings of 2015
December 14, 2015 7:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2015 has been yet another hot year for Toronto's powerhouse development industry, with dozens of new buildings around the city completed during the past 12 months. Of the many buildings added to ... read more

John McEwen's "The Miracle" debuts at Sherway Gardens

December 14, 2015 4:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In step with the ongoing $500 million expansion efforts now well underway at Cadillac Fairview's Sherway Gardens shopping centre in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, the work of local artist John ... read more

Redesigned 1 Eglinton East Sees Podium Reconfigured

1 Eglinton East, Toronto, by Davpart, Hariri Pontarini
December 14, 2015 12:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A revised design for 1 Eglinton East has recently come to light, with Davpart Inc.'s showpiece Yonge & Eglinton tower slightly reduced in height to 65 storeys from 68. Height aside, the most ... read more

Fuse Condos Nears Final Height as Second Phase Rises

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Neudorfer, Barrett, Burka
December 14, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the final residential level now in place, forming of the mechanical penthouse is now under way for the 27-storey first phase of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, ... read more

An Early Glimpse at the Rosedale on Bloor's Interiors

Rosedale on Bloor, Toronto, by The Gupta Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 14, 2015 10:54 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In September, we introduced the Gupta Group's Rosedale on Bloor, a 52-storey condo/hotel project that's set to rise just west of Sherbourne Station. A month later, we learned that the luxury ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does Toronto’s new bike plan offer Scarborough?; Dixon Hall Youth Centre left without permanent home in Regent Park revitalization; New Uber service targets Toronto ... read more