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The Berczy's Making Progress at Front and Church

The Berczy in Toronto by Concert with Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects
September 14, 2012 2:41 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto’s relocation to the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood couldn’t have come at a better time — the area is buzzing with activity, whether it be soaring towers, low-rise infill or ... read more

The First Crane Is Up At Great Gulf's One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Toronto Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects
September 14, 2012 1:10 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Forum members caltrane74, someMidTowner (Jack Landau) and waterscapes-guy have snapped some shots of the first crane erected for One Bloor East. Two cranes will do the heavy lifting for ... read more

Editorial Internship Opening at UrbanToronto

Downtown Toronto skyline
September 14, 2012 12:07 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Then and Now: Ronnie's Up to Bat in Liberty Village

Liberty Village in Toronto, Liberty and Pirandello, 1941
September 14, 2012 11:05 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Women munitions workers play a game of baseball at the John Inglis Co. Bren gun plant. May 10, 1941. Now. May 2012. 'Liberty Villlage' neighbourhood. Looking west at the northwest corner ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012 10:46 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Fatal accident at Yorkdale Station, Rob Ford's staff forewarned him of conflict, Toronto's antiquated Heritage Act, increasing rents won't stop soon plus more of today's headlines.Toronto transit ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower Climbs Skyward

L Tower condos, Toronto. Developed by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint
September 14, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is a severity to the erupting shards of Daniel Libeskind's addition to the Royal Ontario Museum that communicate a cold strength; characteristics that colour many of his other projects. The ... read more

Fabrik Condos Add Texture to Queen and Spadina

Fabrik Condos, Toronto Condos, Menkes Development, Gianonne Petricone Associates
September 13, 2012 2:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's fashion district continues with Menkes Developments' Fabrik Condos at 431 Richmond Street West, just west of Spadina Avenue. The fashion district and adjacent ... read more

Four Toronto Firms' Proposals for Harmony Village in Barrie

Harmony Village in Barrie by City Core Development
September 13, 2012 2:27 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
It’s not too often that we come across an architectural competition in the private development sector. An opportunity to envision how a problem might be solved from various perspectives. Of even ... read more

Then and Now: Carlaw and Gerrard

Carlaw and Gerrard in 1948
September 13, 2012 10:49 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Nov 5, 1948. Carlaw Avenue, south from Gerrard Street after widening.' Now. April 2012. What do the real estate people call this area? North Leslieville? Offices in the former ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 10:40 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Debating the future of Casa Loma, Regent Park phase 2 revealed, Ford's latest fumble, changes to recycling and big changes down at Amsterdam Brewery. Condos? Starbucks? What do you think should be ... read more

Photo of the Day: Montreal Trust Tower

Montreal Trust Tower at 11 King Street West, Toronto. Designed by Page + Steele
September 13, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Tucked into the financial district, the Montreal Trust Tower at 11 King Street West is overshadowed by other, much larger members of its modernist cohort. At a time when the scale of office ... read more

TCHC and Daniels Unveil Plans for Phase Three of the Regent Park Revitalization

TCHC and The Daniels Corporation Revitalization of Regent Park, Toronto
September 12, 2012 5:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and The Daniels Corporation have announced plans for the third phase of the redevelopment of Regent Park. Encompassing over 46 acres when combined ... read more

A Look Inside George Brown's New Waterfront Campus

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and Stantec
September 12, 2012 1:36 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The recently opened waterfront campus of George Brown College represents a substantial upgrade to the school's infrastructure. With $61.5 million invested by the provincial government and $30 ... read more

Then and Now: Riverdale Park with Gerrard in the Distance

Riverdale Park facing Gerrard, 1914
September 12, 2012 11:06 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Aug 1, 1914. Riverdale Park.' That's Gerrard St. at the top of the hill in the distance. The 'Sheet Metal Products' company is long gone, don't know when, but the apartment complex there ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 10:17 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Ford's office aides help run his football teams; Ryerson in talks to buy site of former Empress Hotel; Metrolinx awards $320 million contract for Eglinton LRT tunnel; is 346 Spadina haunted? and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying High at Trump

Talon International's Trump Tower, Toronto. Design by Ziedler Partnership
September 12, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The source of some of the best photos on UrbanToronto, Forum member tomms consistently manages to capture photos from perspectives that surprise and today's photo is no different. Looking south ... read more

Ownership Has Its Privileges at Daniels' Cinema Tower

Cinema Tower condos in party mode as The Daniels Corporation celebrates TIFF
September 11, 2012 3:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday we brought you recent images from the UrbanToronto Forum of the Daniels' Corporation's condominium project Cinema Tower. Its name, of course, refers to its location beside the TIFF Bell ... read more

MOD Developments Contributes to the Celebration on Yonge

Refurbished parkette at the presentation centre for Massey Tower Condos, Toronto
September 11, 2012 1:23 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
MOD Developments and their Massey Tower team have helped transform a neglected park into a vibrant space for the Celebrate Yonge Festival. Located beside their presentation centre at 197 Yonge ... read more

Then and Now: Danforth and Woodbine

Danforth and Woodbine, Toronto, 1915
September 11, 2012 9:53 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. September 22, 1915. Danforth Avenue West from Woodbine Avenue. Open fields. Imagine that. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 9:40 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Casa Loma won't be sold; Pinewood studios to expand in the Port Lands; Rob Ford wants to streamline city management; Galloway Boys linked to shootings and more news: Ryerson has high hopes for ... read more