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Update on Plans for Camrost Felcorp's Yorkville Plaza

Yorkville Plaza, Toronto condos
April 3, 2013 3:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Of all the Toronto's neighbourhoods now experiencing renewal, Yorkville has seen more than its fair share of change throughout the past hundred years. It started out at as a quiet village north of ... read more

3C Lakeshore Waterfront Project To Transform Lower Don Lands

3C Waterfront Project at Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
April 3, 2013 1:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The Lower Don Lands are in for a major transformation in the next decade. The expansive 5.5 hectare/13.5 acre chunk of land south of the Gardiner Expressway is currently a disused post-industrial ... read more

Update on the Union Pearson Express: Electrification by 2017?

Union Pearson Express, Highway 427, Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto
April 3, 2013 11:25 am | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The construction of the Union Pearson Express continues, with construction of the airport connection underway as of mid-March. The station at Terminal One will interface directly with the ... read more

Excavation Proceeds for Lanterra's 3018 Yonge in Lawrence Park

Excavation Work, 3018 Yonge, Toronto
April 3, 2013 11:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
More and more projects are popping up in Toronto's burgeoning Midtown area. With people flocking to convienient and efficient living spaces close to work and transit, developers are squeezing in ... read more

Then and Now: Betz's Hotel, Esplanade & Front

Betz's Hotel, Esplanade & Front, Toronto, 1866
April 3, 2013 8:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Betz's Hotel. Esplanade and Front, circa 1866. This is a very old image. Now. September 2012.   read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013 8:56 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Debate begins on new transit funding; Rob Ford to pay legal costs of case he won; Hydro bills go up; home sales drop in March; decision on Gardiner to come during election; and more news. Rob Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Towers and Bikes

Downtown Toronto cranes
April 2, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
This image, posted on UrbanToronto's Forum by member Jasonzed, gives us a different vantage point to view downtown's towers and cranes. In the foreground we have a parking garage lined up with ... read more

Views Framed by Libeskind: Touring the L Tower, Part 2

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
April 2, 2013 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we took you to the very top of Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint’s L-Tower to show off some of the stunning vistas as seen from above the 58-storey Daniel Libeskind-designed ... read more

Underpass Park being readied for Phase Two Opening this Spring

Underpass Park, Toronto
April 2, 2013 4:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
While underused land is quickly being snatched up in Toronto for new density, City initiatives are also in place to improve the quality of life of its residents. Creating new parks and public ... read more

Zeidler-Designed Atrium Refreshes Aging Train Shed at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Toronto
April 2, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 250,000 commuters, including 155,000 GO passengers passing through every business day, Union Station is Canada’s busiest transportation hub. The bulk of that traffic passes through the ... read more

Topping Off March 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Toronto skyline
April 2, 2013 1:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There remains almost no area in the city that is immune to Toronto's densification. Beyond the core, there is pressure to develop the waterfront, underused parcels, derelict lands, and the overall ... read more

Then and Now: China Court

China Court, Toronto, circa 1980
April 2, 2013 9:20 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. China Court. Spadina Avenue. Construction finished on this about 1980 or so. The building on the left was repurposed from a factory whose purpose I can't remember anymore. Housekeeping on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013 9:15 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Metrolinx to release funding tool shortlist; Ontario Federation of Labour looks for ways to address pension fund deficit; Toronto’s problem is more the car than the condo; Toronto Region ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Glow From Pier 27

The Toronto Skyline from Waterlink at Pier 27 by night, image by Tomms
April 1, 2013 11:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's skyline never fails to enthrall when Tomms scales another building and points his DSLR towards the towers. The man has an eye for composition, and knack for knowing how long to keep that ... read more

View From The Top: Touring the L Tower, Part 1

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Daniel Libeskind Toronto
April 1, 2013 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The hardhat tour has always been an interesting part of the UrbanToronto employee experience. Whether touring a topped-out high-rise or a half built mid-rise, the feeling of donning a hardhat and ... read more

Tridel's West Village and Edilcan's One Valhalla Rise Above the 427

West Village, Tridel, One Valhalla, Edilcan
April 1, 2013 3:40 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
As the price of land skyrockets around the GTA, developers are densifying areas of Toronto which might at first glance not appeal particularly. This stretch of Highway 427 in Etobicoke, just ... read more

Art Crawl Part 3: Condos Worthy of West Queen West

Art Condos Triangle West Oleson Worland Architects Hariri Pontarini Toronto
April 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week we brought you the first and second installments of our extensive tour of Triangle West Developments’ Art Condos where we examined the project’s view, finishes and retail and much, much ... read more

Construction Update: Chaz Yorkville Condos On The Rise

Chaz, Construction, Toronto
April 1, 2013 1:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As our city grows and evolves to meet the needs of a 21st century lifestyle formerly quiet streets are being transformed into high density residential areas. Charles Street in the area of Yonge ... read more

TTC Narrows Down DRL Subway Route Through Toronto's Core

Downtown Relief Life Study Corridors
April 1, 2013 10:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
Talk has been gradually heating up over the last several years about the increasingly urgent need to relieve traffic congestion in Toronto, and especially in the city's burgeoning Downtown. In ... read more

Then and Now: Bay and Dundas from Above

Bay and Dundas streets, Toronto, circa 1910
April 1, 2013 10:15 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking north from the top of the Eaton factory, circa 1910. Dundas crosses left to right/west to east across the middle of the picture. Bay street is the north south street. The church on ... read more