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Bay Street Abuzz With Development Activity

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, Toronto Condos, Lifetime, Menkes, Alc
November 30, 2012 2:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
High-rise development is happening all over this city, but a few major streets seem to have captured the bulk of large scale projects going on in the downtown core. One of those streets is Bay ... read more

Metrolinx "Next Wave" of The Big Move

DRL, TTC, Metrolinx, Transit Expansion, LRT, Subway, GO, Toronto
November 30, 2012 2:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the official signing-off for Toronto's LRT lines and PRESTO smartcards has passed, Metrolinx has moved on to other major infrastructure projects sitting in the transit pipeline. In a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012 10:38 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Downtown relief line and Yonge subway extension fast-tracked; accusations of extracting cash out of developers; Mississauga property owners to pay for water run-off; LRT not mentioned in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown From the West

Toronto skyline from the northwest, Toronto Condos
November 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of Toronto's greatest assets that one often notices while traveling through its diverse neighbourhoods that the city is composed of a vast collection of unique enclaves, each with its own ... read more

Monarch's The Epicurean Lives Up To Its Name

November 29, 2012 4:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Nearly every condo launched in Toronto gets a rough time from UrbanToronto readers for the name that has been chosen to market it. Marketers and developers know that there's a savvy market here, ... read more

Update on Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Toronto Condos, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, aA
November 29, 2012 3:59 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto's waterfront may not yet be the most accessible or visually pleasing peice of property in the world, it continues to draw people who want to live close to the water, and this desire is ... read more

Richmond Continues to Change with Studio and Studio2

Studio & Studio2 on Richmond, Toronto Condos, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Arch
November 29, 2012 2:52 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Since breaking ground earlier this spring, work on the foundation for Studio and Studio2 on Richmond by Aspen Ridge Homes has progressed down four storeys deep. We can expect to see a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 10:31 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Plastic bags live on; Elephants in the room; Karen Stintz may seek mayor's chair after all; Lots on the Ford saga and more news. Here are today's headlines. Rob Ford may be losing allies in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lights in St. James Park

Lights in Saint James Park, image by krooj
November 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
As the nights close in, the lights of the holiday season begin to illuminate the city. In this photo by Forum member krooj, multi-coloured bulbs frame the gazebo and spill light into St. James ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Progressing

November 28, 2012 4:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Three months ago we reported on the construction that is underway on the guideway for the new Union Pearson Air Rail Link, and the crews have been busy in the time since extending the support ... read more

City Infrastructure Plans for 2013 Online

T.O. INview, Cycling network construction, City of Toronto, 2013
November 28, 2012 3:15 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction ... read more

Metrolinx & City of Toronto Officially Ink LRT & PRESTO Deals

Toronto LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Bob Chiarelli
November 28, 2012 1:12 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have finally signed off on the $8.4 billion LRT deal for the city that will see four new rapid transit lines constructed in an effort to ease congestion and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012 10:19 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transit plans to go ahead despite leadership uncertainty; Death of the conservative agenda?; Presto cards coming for TTC; Chow for mayor and more news. Here are today's headlines. The $8.4B ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Glows At Night

Toronto skyline at night from the east, glows with light
November 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is another skyline shot by Forum member lucci. Taken from east of downtown, the skyline glows with bright white and coloured city lights, accentuated by a darker ... read more

Don Schmitt on the Art of the Architect at the Walrus Talks

Donald Schmitt speaks at the Walrus Talks 2012, image by Jack Landau
November 27, 2012 6:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Back in October the Walrus Magazine, Canada's general interest literary journal, invited nine Toronto-based movers and shakers to speak on "The Art of the City" at a salon held in front of a ... read more

Time Running Out on the Inaugural Shows at the Ryerson Image Centre

November 27, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When the Ryerson Image Centre opened in time for Nuit Blanche this year, Toronto gained a major new cultural attraction, one aimed squarely at the importance of the photographic image in this ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Market Wharf

Market Wharf, Toronto Condos, Context Development, architectsAlliance
November 27, 2012 1:58 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The lower St. Lawrence neighbourhood's latest condo tower, Market Wharf by Context Development, has reached a milestone in its construction phase. The construction crane has been taken down from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012 10:29 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford intends to appeal; What kind of mayor does Toronto need?; New hotel at CNE; Pan Am Games on budget and more news. Here are today's headlines. Rob Ford’s appeal will be filed ‘in the next ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Chinatown

Skyline from Chinatown, FCP, Trump Tower, Festival Tower, Toronto Condos
November 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Photographs of Toronto's skyline always interest us here at UrbanToronto, as we get such different perspectives on it from different parts of town and at different times of day, weather ... read more

New Globe and Mail Headquarters Cancelled

New Headquarters for the Globe and Mail, now likely cancelled, Toronto
November 26, 2012 5:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A new headquarters building for The Globe and Mail at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Front Street in Toronto has been cancelled as owner the Woodbridge Co. Ltd. has instead sold the land to ... read more