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Pinnacle International Advances Plans for Landmark 1 Yonge Project

March 7, 2013 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday Pinnacle International submitted to the City its plans for a landmark project located on the Toronto Star lands at the foot of Yonge Street. UrbanToronto first reported on this project ... read more

Webcampak Melds Time Lapse Photography and Construction Monitoring

Toronto Skyline
March 7, 2013 3:25 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
With the city changing at an unprecedented rate, there has never been a better time to watch the skyline grow, so time lapse photography to record it all has become a more common occurance in ... read more

Bridgepoint Hospital Celebrates Completion of New Facility

Bridgepoint Hospital, Construction, Toronto
March 7, 2013 3:11 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transformation of the intersection of Gerrard St. E and Broadview Ave. has reached a major landmark this month with the completion of a new facility for one of Riverdale's oldest institutions, the ... read more

Daniels Offers Rent-to-Own Program at Cinema Tower

Cinema Tower, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects & Planners
March 7, 2013 2:47 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's latest King West venture, Cinema Tower at 21 Widmer Street, is gearing up for a special round of sales, this time targeting folks with its unique Rent2Own ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013 9:14 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
TDSB votes to cut more jobs; Chow just may take on the mayor next year; TTC wants it's enforcement power back; Ford in more hot water with teachers, and more! MGM sells massive casino plan with a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning on Bay Street

Morning on Bay Street, Toronto
March 7, 2013 12:00 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Today's view, from high up the golden RBC tower, comes from UrbanToronto Forum member tomms. Here we get a very unique view of the financial district and the Royal York Hotel, in distinct tomms ... read more

Eight Cranes Tower over Highway 401 and Keele Street

Humber River Hospital, HDR Architecture
March 6, 2013 5:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Driving down Highway 401, one can't help but notice the eight massive cranes peaking out over the horizon at Keele Street. The huge Ontario Government-owned lands at Keele and Wilson Avenue ... read more

MGM and Cadillac Fairview Unveil Exhibition Place Casino Vision

Exhibition Place casino proposal
March 6, 2013 3:30 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
The latest casino proposal hitting Toronto is a massive one. MGM Resorts and Cadillac Fairview have unveiled their proposal to build an "integrated resort" complex on the CNE grounds at Exhibition ... read more

Suite Spot: A Look Inside Harhay's The Ninety

Harhay Developments The Ninety Core Architects Stirling Home Studio Toronto
March 6, 2013 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week we stopped in to tour Harhay Developments’ recently completed project “The Ninety”, a mid-rise condominium located on Broadview south of Queen, just east of the Don River. The Core ... read more

Then and Now: St. Patrick Street

St. Patrick Street, Toronto, circa 1975
March 6, 2013 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
54 and 56 Saint Patrick Street, circa 1974 or 5-ish, perhaps even later. That's a 1974 Volvo in the picture. I had a '73. Horrible car, underpowered and rusted after five years. Power steering was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013 9:52 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Toronto is now the fourth-largest city in North America; TTC struggles with ticket enforcement; MGM and Cadillac Fairview outline casino and hotel proposal for Exhibition Centre; Earth Hour 2013 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From the East

Toronto skyline from Eastern Avenue overpass
March 6, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day was captured by UT Forum member Jack Landau. Here we see our skyline as viewed from the Eastern Avenue overpass. It's a famliar scene of the downtown core for many who ... read more

Daniels Community Building in Regent Park with One Park Place

March 5, 2013 9:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The tower cladding is quickly creeping upward at One Park Place, and the exterior treatment is a refreshing change from the glass highrises that dot the city's skyline. The condominium ... read more

First Full Rendering of Yonge + Rich Condos Reveals Complex Skin

Yonge + Rich condos looking northeast, by architectsAlliance for Great Gulf
March 5, 2013 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Great Gulf continues to release images of their new Yonge + Rich condo complex on Richmond Street in Downtown Toronto one step at a time. Initially teasing the 50-storey tower in a video that ... read more

Toronto Now the Fourth Largest City in North America

Toronto Skyline
March 5, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the number of under-construction residential and commercial developments across the city coming in at record highs, it should come as no surprise that Toronto has become one of the most ... read more

Catching Up With Urban Capital's River City Condos

River City Condos Urban Capital ZAS Architects Saucier + Perrotte Toronto
March 5, 2013 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only 28 months remaining until the highly anticipated 2015 Toronto Pan-Am Games, development in and around the West Don Lands, home during the games of the Athletes' Village facilities, is ... read more

Then and Now: Shell Gas Station at Yonge & York Mills

Shell gas station, Yonge and York Mills, Toronto, circa 1955
March 5, 2013 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Shell gas station at Yonge and York Mills, circa 1955-ish, prior to the Yonge street widening. The old station here was replaced by the newer one that you can see in yesterday's 'Then' ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Wynn Resorts tries to woo Toronto with a high-end casino; first of new longer streetcars to be tested on city streets; BMO mortgage cut could spur other banks to follow suit; UofT ... read more

Photo of the Day: Three Generations in One

Uno Prii, The Prince Arthur and The Four Seasons, Peter Clewes, Toronto
March 5, 2013 12:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
In this single eastward vista from the edge of the Annex are three remarkably different architectural expressions, a rich juxtaposition of three generations in one. At left stands ... read more

Restaurant To Perch Atop Restored Dineen Building

Dineen Building George Robb Architect Empire Restoration Commercial Realty Group
March 4, 2013 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's constantly changing cityscape has seen the comings and goings of many landmarks in the recent past. Over the past few years the countless high-profile developments we have seen come to ... read more