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Toronto's Waterfront One of "21 Smart Communities of the Year"

Waterfront Toronto's East Bayfront development, artist rendering with block map
October 23, 2012 4:00 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has been named as one of the 21 Smart Communities of the Year and selected as semi-finalist for the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year award. read more

Urban Umbrella Coming To Toronto

Urban Umbrella by Young Choi with Andrés Cortés AIA and Sarrah Khan PE of Agenci
October 23, 2012 2:22 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Tired of walking under the utilitarian and dark scaffolding that barely protects pedestrians from construction debris? Urban Umbrella, a new model for sidewalk sheds, is on its way to ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and McGill

Jonathan Scott House, Yonge and McGill streets, Toronto, circa 1886
October 23, 2012 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Jonathan Scott House, circa 1886. Southeast corner Yonge and McGill. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012 9:22 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Downtown office space in demand; Beach residents fight condo on Queen East; Ford reacts to report on Gardiner; TTC to go ahead on downtown relief line; cell service coming to Toronto subways; ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From The Park

Toronto skyline and ROM seen from the Park Hyatt Hotel, image by Jasonzed
October 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Taken from the historic Park Hyatt Hotel at Avenue Road and Bloor, today's Photo of the Day comes to us via Forum member Jasonzed. The image looks south towards the central core, and manages to ... read more

Rockport Introduces Wicksteed Business Park

South-East view of Wicksteed Business Park along Wicksteed Avenue, image courtes
October 22, 2012 5:30 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Rockport introduces Wicksteed Business Park, an innovative block of office condominiums which will revitalize a brownfield site and give an industrial zone new life. read more

Aura at College Park Gets Ready for Retail

Aura at College Park, Toronto Condos, Canderel Stoneridge, Graziani & Corazza
October 22, 2012 3:16 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The scaffolding and covered walkway that protected pedestians from construction work on the Aura at College Park by Canderel Stoneridge has been taken down as retailers get ready to do business in ... read more

RealNet Releases Q3-2012 Real Estate Investment Results

RealNet Inc. logo
October 22, 2012 3:09 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
RealNet has released figures on the third quarter results for Toronto’s commercial real estate investment market, announcing a record level of investment in the first three quarters of 2012, a ... read more

Excavation has begun at The Madison

Excavation at the Madison by Madison Homes & Kirkor architects Eglinton Toronto
October 22, 2012 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is now underway at The Madison - a twin tower mixed use development located at Dunfield and Eglinton.  The project, developed by Madison Homes and designed by Kirkor Architects, ... read more

A Look Inside Streetcar's "Pop-Up Shop" at The Carnaby

The Carnaby, Toronto Condos, Streetcar Developments, Tact Architecture
October 22, 2012 11:19 am | by Anonymous | Comments
This past weekend, Streetcar Developments held a "Pop-Up Shop" at The Carnaby presentation centre at 1230 Queen Street West. The promotion included great cashback incentives from Streetcar — ... read more

Then and Now: Shuter and Dalhousie

Northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie street in Toronto
October 22, 2012 10:32 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Boarding House. Northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie, 1920's? Now. June 2012. Still there, amazingly. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012 10:25 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford Slams Welfare Cheats; Cabbagetown on edge; Rob Ford's Big Lie; Toronto's nonsense municipal laws; Condo Tower halloween costume?; and more news. These are today's headlines. Mayor Rob Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Down Queen

Sunset on Queen West looking west past CAMH
October 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
This moody photo was captured by Forum member yonderbean and beautifully paints a picture of Queen Street West at sunset. Looking westward we can see CAMH and beyond. Sunset on Queen West looking ... read more

Development Review: Toronto's Development Process

City of Toronto Development Proposal Sign, 17 Dundonald, Toronto Condos, Worsley
October 19, 2012 4:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The City of Toronto receives many planning applications with varying degrees of complexity. City Planning organizes applications into categories based on the principles of the Streamlining The ... read more

Foundation Work Continues at Pure Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Toronto Condos, Pure Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 19, 2012 3:12 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
We here at UrbanToronto have a great view of the construction activity going on at Pure Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide from our new office located next to the site. We have just taken some photos of ... read more

Open House at Living Shangri-La Toronto

Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel and Condo Open House
October 19, 2012 2:52 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Bordering the entertainment and financial districts, the Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel and Condo promises to be an urban icon and destination. Next week, the glass podium and tower will be ... read more

Tridel Releases Price List for Ten York

Ten York Street Condos in Toronto by Tridel with Wallman Architects
October 19, 2012 2:21 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ten York Street Condos by Tridel, overlooking Lake Ontario, promises to be a statuesque beauty in downtown Toronto. The 65-storey glass condo wedged between York and Harbour Streets ... read more

South Podium Demolition Underway at Yorkville Plaza

Yorkville Plaza Condos in Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and WZMH Architects
October 19, 2012 1:04 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
All eyes in Yorkville have recently been focused on the grand opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences on Bay Street. As the dust settles, we thought it might be appropriate to ... read more

Davies Smith Breaks Ground on Eleven Superior in Mimico

Groundbreaking for Eleven Superior condos by Davies Smith Developments, Toronto
October 19, 2012 12:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Humber Bay Shores has seen huge growth over the last decade, and the renewal in that part of Etobicoke's Lake Ontario waterfront is only going to continue. Just to the west of it on Lake Shore ... read more

Streetcar's "Pop-Up Shop" Weekend at The Carnaby

The Carnaby, Toronto Condos, Streetcar Developments, Tact Architecture
October 19, 2012 11:53 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Streetcar is holding a "Pop-Up Shop" event this weekend at The Carnaby. Those who visit the Pop-Up Shop and buy a loft will have it designed by Streetcar and receive $10,000 - $16,000 in designer ... read more