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Eau du Soleil Making Waves at Humber Bay Shores

Eau du Soleil Condos in Etobicoke by Empire, Zeidler Partnership, E.I. Richmond.
April 20, 2012 2:39 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Humber Bay Shores' newest development, Eau du Soleil, has gotten our Forum members talking, and the recently revealed project model has re-sparked our interest in this innovative and ... read more

Scadding Cabin Commemorative Plaque Acknowledges Our City's Heritage

Scadding Cabin in Toronto, Ontario.
April 20, 2012 1:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Toronto has an embarrassing track record of devaluing the city's history. Whether it's a lack of knowledge, or a belief that the city only became noteworthy in the later part of the 20th century, ... read more

Then and Now: 1275 Danforth Avenue

Canada Bread Company, 1275 Danforth Avenue, Toronto circa 1921
April 20, 2012 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1275 Danforth Avenue, circa 1921. Canada Bread Company's Bakery. McCormick Company and Charles S. Cobb, Associate Architects and Engineers. Now. September 2011. 1275 Danforth today. read more

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

April 20, 2012 9:35 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto seeks a new chief planner, what it needs is a visionary; fare of outdoor pools, wading pools still up in the air; and more news. No saviour on the horizon for Toronto's Far Enough ... read more

Photo of the Day: Looking Down On The Future Ten York And 1 York Street

Ten York condo Toronto by Tridel and 90 Harbour and 1 York by Menkes
April 20, 2012 7:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
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Harhay Construction tops off The Ninety Lofts on Broadview

The Ninety loft condominiums by Core Architects for Harhay Construction Mgmt
April 19, 2012 6:11 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Harhay Construction Management Limited continues to work on their Broadview Avenue loft project, preparing for occupancies this fall, after the recent topping off party at the site. UrbanToronto ... read more

The Interview: Chris Harhay talks about oneeleven and The Ninety

Chris Harhay at The Ninety condos by Harhay, Toronto
April 19, 2012 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Chris Harhay of Harhay Construction Management and Harhay Developments, talks to UrbanToronto about the company history and current projects 'The Ninety' and 'oneeleven' on ... read more

Toronto Society of Architects Holds Transit Architecture Urban Affairs Forum

Vaughan Centre Station in Toronto by Grimshaw Architects.
April 19, 2012 1:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Toronto Society of Architects is holding what should prove to be an interesting discussion regarding transit architecture. The TSA's urban affairs forum will feature guest speakers including ... read more

Heritage Toronto Moment: Riverdale Isolation Hospital

Riverdale Isolation Hospital, 1907
April 19, 2012 12:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Urban Toronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we highlight historic photos of the city's people, places and events, and tell ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning Fog Flows into the City

Skyline of downtown Toronto viewed from the west
April 19, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member 416, this beautiful photo shows the morning sun rising as the fog retreats from the city. Although we are fortunate to have an abundance of excellent skyline shots, it's ... read more

Then and Now: 81 Avenue Road

81 Avenue Road, Toronto, circa 1914
April 19, 2012 9:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 81 Avenue Road, circa 1914. Wolseley Motor Car Company. E.J. Lennox, Architect. They couldn't have sold a high volume of cars, comparatively speaking, to the American makes that were being ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 19, 2012

April 19, 2012 9:48 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Latest stats on condo prices; Hume on 40 Oak; More Underpass Park; and Brutalism Rebirth at UTM.  Here are today's headlines.  Toronto's average condo price is... (Toronto ... read more

First Look: Interior Design Photos for Streetcar Developments' The Carnaby

Living Room/Kitchen in a suite at The Carnaby, designed by Seven Haus for Street
April 18, 2012 3:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Streetcar Developments has just released photographs of model suite interiors for its latest condo development The Carnaby. As we reported last month, The Carnaby will be a 20-storey, 200-unit ... read more

Tarion Names the Daniels Corporation 2012 High-Rise Builder of the Year

The Daniels Corporation Team Celebrates Receiving Tarion’s 2012 High-Rise Builde
April 18, 2012 3:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Tarion Warranty Corporation, a private corporation established in 1976 to serve as the Regulator of the new-home building industry in Ontario, has named The Daniels Corporation as the 2012 ... read more

RealNet & BILD Report Shift in Q1 High-Rise Sales to the 905

April 18, 2012 2:16 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The sale of high rise units in the GTA shifted to the 905 in the first quarter of 2012, with 46 percent being sold in the 905 municipalities. RealNet attributes these numbers to the growing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint Hospital

The new Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto
April 18, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member anonymous0024, this photo shows the new Bridgepoint Hospital moving ever closer to completion. Designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects, the new 10-storey building ... read more

Then and Now: Balsam Avenue

106 Balsam Avenue, Toronto, circa 1910
April 18, 2012 9:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 106 Balsam Avenue, circa 1910. Residence of W. F. Temple. You'll recognize the "signature" look of these images by now — sourced by UT-er wwwebster and, as always, a UT exclusive! Now. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012 9:48 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Nascent NIMBY-ism at Harbourfront; Woodbine floated as entertainment hotspot; Casino giants eye Toronto; and more.  These are today's headlines. Nightlife at Harbourfront could fall victim ... read more

"Placeholder" Development at Northwest Corner of Yonge and Sheppard

Development at 4804-4812 Yonge Street, Toronto
April 17, 2012 3:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
For all the contemporary talk about density and mixed-use development in the city, this prime location at the northwest corner of Yonge and Sheppard seems to fly in the face of intensification ... read more

Mixed-Use Project Proposed for the Golden Mile

Site plan for 1891 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
April 17, 2012 2:50 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The paramountcy of the car in mid-century planning led to the construction of the city's inner suburbs with ample amounts of land afforded to low density uses. Although there are certainly ... read more