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Flaire Condos Brings Sleek Interiors to Don Mills

Flaire Condominiums in Toronto by Cadillac Fairview with FRAM Building Group
July 16, 2012 11:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The redevelopment at the Shops of Don Mills brought with it an array of high-end retail stores and restaurants to the neighbourhood. The inward-looking outdoor shopping centre is gradually being ... read more

Then and Now: Rawlinson Public School

Rawlinson Public School, Toronto, circa 1921
July 16, 2012 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Rawlinson Public School, circa 1921. Earnscliffe and Glenholme Avenues. I've been studying this one. It's not from the usual design mold. Other contemporary schools from the 1920s — Maurice ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 8:34 am | by Editor | Comments
GTA residents warming to density; deputy mayor faces backlash over disparaging downtown living; OneCity should be the start of a transit discussion + other news. read more

Photo of the Day: Exhilarating View from SickKids Research Tower

SickKids Research Tower designed by Diamond Schmitt
July 16, 2012 12:00 am | by Albert Chen | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes courtesy of UrbanToronto Forum member lucci who shared with us this breathtaking view from inside the SickKids Research and Learning Tower. Towering over ... read more

Xpression in Richmond Hill to Celebrate Grand Opening

Xpression condos by Zancor Homes with Quadrangle Architects
July 13, 2012 5:00 pm | by Albert Chen | Comments
This month, on July 14, Zancor Homes is celebating the grand opening of Xpression, their new condominium community in Richmond Hill. The grand opening festivities will include a community ... read more

Atrium on Bay receives approval for 4 additional floors of retail

Atrium on Bay in Toronto by Page + Steele Architects
July 13, 2012 4:45 pm | by Albert Chen | Comments
Following months of rumours, UrbanToronto has finally received confirmation regarding the highly anticipated redevelopment of the Atrium on Bay. This latest scoop is brought to us courtesy of ... read more

Then and Now: Christie North of the Tracks

July 13, 2012 11:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 350 Christie Street. c1916. 'South and East Elevation. National Cash Register Company, Toronto. Page & Warrington, Architects, Toronto.' read more

Photo of the Day: Charlie's Magic Hour

An evening view of King West condos, Toronto.
July 13, 2012 12:01 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There exists a small window in which light cast by the setting sun creates, however briefly, an ideal city. Dubbed the magic hour, the legions of glass towers take in the warm tones of the sun and ... read more

A Preview of State Building Group's and Madison Homes' The Upper Canada Condominium

The Upper Canada Condo, Toronto. State Building Group/Madison Homes.
July 12, 2012 4:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Carrying the cachet of the elite private school to its north, the State Building Group and Madison Homes have crafted a project with a clear understanding of what is most ... read more

Construction Update: Ice Making an Impact

Ice condos at York Centre, Toronto. Developed by Cadillac Fairview & Lanterra
July 12, 2012 12:40 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Like so much of the revision of the city's landscape, the Ice Condos at York Centre is a product of the sustained and strong market demand for condominium units. Rising from one of the few ... read more

Street Style Pop-Up Shop Comes to The Carnaby

The Carnaby by Streetcar Developments and Tact Architecture.
July 12, 2012 11:54 am | by Anonymous | Comments
On June 23 and 24, Streetcar Developments in partnership with DesignRepublic and Seven Haus Design hosted a "pop-up shop" at the presentation centre for their new building The Carnaby Lofts on ... read more

Then and Now: 670 Austin Terrace

670 Austin Terrace in Toronto 1920
July 12, 2012 10:53 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 670 Austin Terrace. c1920 Now. March 2012. read more

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

July 12, 2012 10:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
TTC introduces scorecard to measure reliability; $180m to save a Liberal seat; stores continue to charge 5 cent bag fee; OneCity transit plan collapses and more: Karen Stintz’s OneCity plan goes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura Rising

Aura Condo at College Park, Toronto. Developed by Canderel Stoneridge
July 12, 2012 12:01 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The acceleration of this construction cycle has brought with it a corresponding escalation in height. With the apparent ability of the market to absorb an ever greater number of units, and with ... read more

Fate of 11 Wellesley Street West "Green Space" Comes to the Fore

11 Wellesley Street West in Toronto
July 11, 2012 4:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Amidst the clamor of construction along Bay Street there's been one site that has been eerily quiet for all too long; 11 Wellesley Street West, located between Bay and Yonge on the south side has ... read more

Streetcar set to Launch Lofthouses at Corktown District This Weekend

Corktown District in Toronto by Streetcar Developments with Quadrangle Architect
July 11, 2012 1:21 pm | by Editor | Comments
One of the first developers to single out King East as an up-and-coming district was Streetcar; while they've now become known for developments further west, they continue to add to the community ... read more

Then and Now: Danforth in the Making

Building Bloor Street east of Sherbourne 1908
July 11, 2012 11:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Danforth In The Making. Looking west to Sherbourne. 1908?' That's some kind of road building. One wagon load of dirt at a time. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012 10:38 am | by Anonymous | Comments
$180M pricetag for killing Mississauga power plant ‘outrageous’: NDP (National Post) Can’t repair city-owned Cabbagetown heritage buildings, housing committee says (National Post) read more

Photo of the Day: George Brown's Waterfront Campus

George Brown's waterfront campus in Toronto's East Bayfront.
July 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Home to George Brown's third campus, this newest addition to the East Bayfront will house the school's health sciences education learning centre. Designed by KPMB & Stantec Architects, the ... read more

Clear Spirit towers above the Distillery while Gooderham Condos prepares to rise

Clear Spirit condos in Toronto by Cityscape, Dundee and architectsAlliance
July 10, 2012 6:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The majority of recent talk regarding the area around Cherry and Mill Streets has been focused on the highly anticipated West Don Lands redevelopment. While we here at UrbanToronto can’t wait to ... read more