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Photo of the Day: Burning Bulbs

Looking East, Toronto
April 11, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Although we may not be known as the city that never sleeps, if these nighttime lights are any indication we aren't getting much rest either. Today's photo of the day comes to us from our flickr ... read more

While Porter Orders Jets, Airport Tunnel is Halfway to Completion

Cross section of the pedestrian tunnel
April 10, 2013 5:30 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Amid news that Porter Airlines has placed an order for 12 jet airplanes and options on 18 more, a lesser known project is well underway at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and it set to change ... read more

Full Steam Ahead at Lamb, Niche and Harhay's Theatre Park

Theatre Park Lamb Niche Harhay Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
April 10, 2013 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With smaller and smaller plots of land being swallowed up by high-rise development, the immense value of downtown real-estate is quite apparent. The ongoing intensification of the Entertainment ... read more

Riedel Group's One Rainsford Coming Together on Queen East in The Beach

One Rainsford on Queen Street in Downtown Toronto in The Beach
April 10, 2013 4:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A beach lover's dream residence is arriving in Toronto's east end. Rising at the corner of Queen and Rainsford will be One Rainsford, a mid-rise development from The Riedel Group. This six-storey ... read more

RBC WaterPark Place III Rising South of Union Station

RBC Waterpark Place III construction,Toronto
April 10, 2013 12:45 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The area south of Union Station is seeing one the largest waves of development ever in Toronto's history. As proximity to transit, vibrant cultural amenities, and a highly educated and skilled ... read more

Then and Now: Campbell House

Campbell House move, Toronto, 1972
April 10, 2013 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Campbell House Move. Friday March 31, 1972. It was a big deal that day to come downtown to watch. Also interesting in this picture is the back of the Supreme Court of Ontario building (it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 9:46 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Toronto casino proposal near defeat; Rob Ford disapproves of City Hall bike station; Pape Station to possibly close for twelve days straight; Winter Storm watch in effect for tonight; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura Surveys the City Below

Aura at College Park, Toronto Condos, Canderel Stoneridge, Graziani & Corazza
April 10, 2013 12:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Today's photo of the day is a hauntingly beautiful shot from the uppermost stories of Aura at College Park. It was captured by our very own star photographer and  UrbanToronto Forum member ... read more

Lots of Angles on that New Angle at the L Tower

L tower, Daniel Libeskind, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
April 9, 2013 4:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Though its skeletal frame has been a figure in the city's skyline for some time, the L Tower's sloped roofline is finally being revealed. The 58-storey skyscraper by renowned architect Daniel ... read more

Hockey Legend Wendel Clark Scores for King Blue Opening

April 9, 2013 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last October's VIP Launch of King Blue Condominiums, by Remington and the Easton’s Group, was a pretty unforgettable event.  From the moment we walked through the mind-bending Montana ... read more

Streetcar Developments' The Carlaw Hits the Ground Running

The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments
April 9, 2013 3:20 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The way has been cleared for The Carlaw. Demolition of the existing building at 345 Carlaw at Dundas Street East has been completed and site prep has begun. UrbanToronto forum ... read more

The Many Sides of Context's Market Wharf

Market Wharf, Toronto
April 9, 2013 12:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A number of highrise buildings in Toronto are taking on an undulating façade, a treatment that yields a more dynamic profile than with evenly stacked floorplates. Case in point: Context ... read more

Toronto is Home: A Video by Javin Lau

April 9, 2013 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photos taken by courageous rooftoppers have become a recurring feature on UrbanToronto. The act of infiltrating a skyscraper and sharing the amazing views seen from the top can turn an urban ... read more

Then and Now: Adelaide and Simcoe, Part 2

Adelaide and Simcoe streets, Toronto, 1911
April 9, 2013 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Adelaide looking west from Simcoe today. Same date as yesterday. June 7, 1911. There is more "transportation excitement" today than yesterday. Streetcar rails are being laid in this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013 9:21 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne urges business community to help GTA and Hamilton area to meet its transit needs; Toronto city report recommends more convention and retail space for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Curves at Market Wharf

Market Wharf Condo, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Context Development
April 9, 2013 12:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
This stunning snapshot of Market Wharf Condo's undulating balconies shows off this architectsAlliance-designed building to its best advantage. The shot was taken by UrbanToronto ... read more

New Headers Make Navigation Easy on the UrbanToronto Forum

April 8, 2013 6:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has made a change to its Forum that has brought major improvements to navigating around the site. Converting some ad space at the top of each thread page into a header that tells you ... read more

CN Tower and the Ripley's Aquarium Race to Summer Openings

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada B+H Architects CN Tower Toronto
April 8, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few parts of Toronto see as much tourist traffic as the area surrounding the base of the CN Tower. Each year, millions of visitors from across the globe stand at the base of this monolithic ... read more

A Sheathing of Green for Library District Condos

Library District Condominiums, Context Development, KPMB Architects
April 8, 2013 4:42 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
It has only been three weeks since we last covered progress at Library District Condominiums and the actual adjoining library, but recent work on this colourful project means that things are ... read more

Waterlink at Pier 27: Good Neighbour(hood) on the Lake

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
April 8, 2013 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After decades of questionably planned and executed waterfront developments, Torontonians have begun to demand more of projects situated in highly visible harbourside locales. The revitalization of ... read more