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Photo of the Day: Allen Lambert Galleria

Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, Toronto
July 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A cathedral to commerce, the Allen Lambert Galleria is among the most impressive contributions to the public realm to come from a private development. A central component of the two-tower ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and O'Hara

Queen and O'Hara, Parkdale, Toronto, circa 1900
July 24, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and O'Hara looking east along Queen. Circa 1900s-ish. Now. April 2012. Interesting building of some substance on the right that has disappeared.  I wonder what it was? read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
RBC says we aren't in a condo bubble; where Toronto should build bike lanes; Mississauga a nanny state?; El Mocambo gets another lease on life; green roofs and more. No Toronto condo bubble, RBC ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monarch's Couture Condo

Couture the Condominium, Toronto. Developed by The Monarch Group
July 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
This is a building without equivocation. The muscular cladding, dark tones and dominant form together act as counterpoints to the lightness and ethereal nature of high-rise residential design in ... read more

Hotel in the Garden Receives a New Name and a New Design

An aerial rendering of the new hotel proposal at Exhibition Place, Toronto.
July 23, 2012 4:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Hotel in the Garden is now Hotel X. Exhibition Place and its partner HKHotels LLC have released new renderings showing a complete redesign of the proposal with a new architectural firm. The first ... read more

A Photo Tour of Daniels' Cinema Tower: Part 1, The Podium

Cinema Tower Condos, Toronto. Developed by The Daniels Corporation
July 23, 2012 12:12 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rough, unprocessed and entirely functional, the superstructure of a building is visible only for a short time before being hidden beneath layers of finishing. The opportunity to view a project in ... read more

Then and Now: Dundas at Yonge

Dundas and Yonge, Toronto, circa 1980
July 23, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking WNW along Dundas Square towards Yonge. Circa 1980-ish. Now. May 2012. Hmmm, some "movie prop" cars: in the foreground. Toronto is standing in for New York City (again). read more

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

July 23, 2012 9:13 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto ERs feel weight of downtown condo boom; charge developers for sprawl, says Pembine Institute; and more news. New attitude dismisses code of the street-gang world (Globe & ... read more

Photo of the Day: Midtown's Skyline

Looking southeast towards midtown Toronto
July 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
When viewed alone, the cluster of towers around the intersection of Yonge & Bloor would be a respectable skyline for any mid-size city. As a product of planning policy that sought ... read more

The Transit Planning Process in Toronto and the GTA

The Current Metrolinx/TTC Plan
July 21, 2012 5:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
The OneCity plan flamed out as suddenly as it emerged, but it leaves in its wake a renewed discussion about transit expansion in Toronto and how to pay for it. As a collection of routes, OneCity ... read more

Balcony Glass Re-installation Bringing Festival Tower Back To Finished State

Laminated balcony glass replaces the original panels at Festival Tower, Toronto
July 20, 2012 5:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Daniels Corporation is bringing Festival Tower, the luxury condominium portion of the landmark Tiff Bell Lightbox, back to its pristine finished condition, now that the installation of ... read more

Historic Cabbagetown Mansion Converted Into Four Posh Suites

103 Pembroke Street has been redeveloped by The Rainbow Group.
July 20, 2012 2:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Cabbagetown's 103 Pembroke Street, a Gothic revival style Victorian house built in 1879, has been lovingly redeveloped and converted into a mansion containing four luxury suites which are now on ... read more

Construction Update for Scenic on Eglinton

Scenic on Eglinton is by Aspen Ridge and Page+Steele.
July 20, 2012 1:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Scenic on Eglinton has recently topped off and already one of the mid-rise towers appears to be almost fully sheathed in glass. UrbanToronto Forum user cruzin4u has provided us with these recent ... read more

Paul Raff Studio Wins Prized Ronald J. Thom Award

Paul Raff Studio has won the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement.
July 20, 2012 1:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Canada Council for the Arts has recently presented the Ronald J. Thom Award to the Toronto-based architectural firm Paul Raff Studio. The Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design ... read more

Then and Now: Spadina at College

Spadina and College, Toronto, 1969
July 20, 2012 9:04 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1969. Spadina, west side, College Avenue in the distance. Yes, they could park at a 45-degree angle like that. Like they still do in some small towns. It made life easier for those whose ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 8:49 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto tries Saskatchewan's method for stopping crime before it starts; IBM's Guru Banavar on traffic, politics and Toronto; what are Toronto cyclists' worst habits; and more news. Toronto tries ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Dominion Banking Pavilion

Banking Pavilion at the Toronto Dominion Centre
July 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A monument to perfection and a rebuttal of the notion that modernism and warmth are mutually exclusive, the banking pavilion of the Toronto Dominion Centre is the finest component of the Miesian ... read more

Lanterra's commitment to Public Art continues at Ïce and Burano

Urban Firefly by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier, at Ïce condos, Toronto
July 19, 2012 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As Toronto grows, so does its increasingly eclectic and fascinating trove of public art. As proposal after proposal triggers an application for rezoning, with developers typically looking to build ... read more

Inside Daniels' Exclusive Meet & Greet for One Park Place

One Park Place, Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto Condos
July 19, 2012 11:17 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The redevelopment of Regent Park has been underway for a number of years now, with some recently completed components bringing life back to this neglected neighbourhood. The Daniels Corporation ... read more

Topping Off June 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

E Condos is by Bazis Inc., Metropia, Riocan and architect Roy Varacalli.
July 19, 2012 10:45 am | by Anonymous | Comments
At UrbanToronto, things have been moving so fast we can barely keep up. June was a big month for development news in Toronto; the 83-storey tower proposed for 50 Bloor West, if it passes, could ... read more