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SickKids' Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Prepares for Fall Opening

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, DSAI, HDR, Sick Kids
August 26, 2013 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As a world leader in children’s medical research and innovation, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, more commonly referred to as SickKids, has gained significant international attention ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013 9:53 am | by Editor | Comments
Activist inspires Rouge River's protectors to keep fighting; Sick Kids' new centre brings science to streets; Toronto Community housing trades park for payday; and more news. Debate over ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto's Newest Library Branch

Bathurst Street Bridge, Library District Condos, Toronto
August 26, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Forum member urbandreamer has captured this shot from the Bathurst Street bridge nicely showcasing the newest branch of the Toronto Public Library, the Fort York/Bathurst Branch, seen on ... read more

Toronto Blogger Takes Social Experiment to New Heights

Zach Bussey, A Sponsored Life, Empire Communites, Beyond the Sea
August 24, 2013 12:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few years, social media and blogging have both become dominant forces in the world of marketing.  Media savvy businesses know that the power of online exposure has surpassed the ... read more

The Changing Face of the Humber Bay Shores

South Beach, Waterscapes, Westlake, Jade, Ocean Club, Lago, Humber Bay
August 23, 2013 7:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
If some parts of this city were built with winter uppermost in mind — like our climate controlled PATH walkway system downtown, there are other parts of this city that seem like they were built ... read more

Layton Memorial Unveiled at renamed Island Ferry Terminal

People get their picture taken riding Jack Layton's bike, Toronto
August 23, 2013 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Toronto Island Ferry Terminal has been renamed in honour of former Toronto City Councillor and leader of the federal New Democratic Party, the late Jack Layton. Two years to the day after his ... read more

Making Structural Touch Points at Queen Richmond Centre West

Allied Properties REIT, &Co Architects
August 23, 2013 2:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The remarkable challenge at Queen Richmond Centre West involves the suspension of a 13-storey office building over top of two four-storey historic buildings. With the century-old corner ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013 10:10 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto's Saddest Park; Hobbyist (and UrbanToronto member 3Dementia) designs a 'postcard' from future Toronto; Joe Pantalone: Progressive mayoral candidate now a lobbyist; Moss Park neighbourhood ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Toronto Inuksuk

Toronto Inuksuk Ontario Place Waterfront Canada
August 23, 2013 12:00 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo of the day is taken along the Toronto waterfront during the 6 AM sunrise. Located near Ontario Place, a Toronto inukshuk stands tall with the Toronto skyline in the background. This ... read more

We Check In as Lindvest's B.Streets Condos Tops Off

August 22, 2013 7:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bathurst Street has been the focus of a lot of development talk lately. A proposed big-box mall near Dundas has raised neighborhood concerns, and news of the upcoming sale and redevelopment of the ... read more

Historic Schoolhouse Facade hides work going on at 36Hazelton

36 Hazelton Alterra Developments Yorkville Downtown Toronto Condos
August 22, 2013 4:05 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
36Hazelton is the latest luxury boutique-size residential condominium residence under construction in Yorkville. We've been following work on this Alterra and Zinc Developments project: the ... read more

Glazing Smooths Out the Curve at the L Tower

L Tower with surrounding landmarks, image by Jack Landau
August 22, 2013 3:15 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Even with all the construction in Toronto, some projects just tend to stand out more than the rest. The L Tower by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and  Castlepoint Realty Partners ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013 9:51 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
CNE Cronut Burger stand remains closed for investigation; Toronto Island Ferry Terminal to be renamed for Jack Layton; Maple Leafs announce sure-to-be-popular ticket pricing tiers; Rob Ford asks ... read more

Photo of the Day: Let's Go to The Ex!

CNE, Toronto
August 22, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
It's that time of year again. The CNE is in full swing and there's plenty of great food, rides and events, along with many opportunities for great photos, like this one captured by Jack Landau. ... read more

Construction Accelerating at CentreCourt's Peter Street Condos

Peter Street Condos, CentreCourt Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 21, 2013 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For those who have seen yesterday's Photo of the Day, it is abundantly clear that the Entertainment District and its surroundings are bursting at the seams with under-construction ... read more

Phase Three Starting on Nathan Phillips Square Reno

Nathan Phillips Square, City of Toronto, Perkins + Will, Plant Architect
August 21, 2013 5:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
On September 13, 1965 Toronto awoke to the grand opening of Nathan Philips Square and new City Hall. Viljo Revell's landmark design was selected out of a competition of over 500 entries. After 4 ... read more

Tafelmusik Attracts Million Dollar Gift for Trinity-St.Paul Renos

Trinity-St.Paul United Church, Annex, Toronto
August 21, 2013 10:45 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Toronto is a city with plenty of performing arts venues, from the small and intimate to the grand-in-every-way. We have seen a lot of money poured into the grander spaces over the last decade, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 9:44 am | by Editor | Comments
Proposed TTC uniform colours draw negative response from sports fans; Ford urges Harper not to kill Toronto Expo hopes; new park named after slain York police officer Garret Styles; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rooftop Adventures

Toronto skyline
August 21, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Another spectacular rooftop shot of Toronto's skyline, courtesy of Neil Ta. These photos never cease to amaze, and exemplify how much our city is growing along with how brave some photographers ... read more

Suite Spot: 13 is Your Lucky Number at Daniels' Cinema Tower

Cinema Tower Daniels Corporation Kirkor Architects Toronto
August 20, 2013 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have kept a close eye on The Daniels Corporation’s Cinema Tower throughout its construction. Since the 43-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed tower topped off late last year, the building has ... read more