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Construction Progressing at Site of Chestnut Hill's Life Condos

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill Homes, A2A Capital Management, Quadrangle Architects
January 20, 2015 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the rapidly intensifying Yonge and Eglinton area in Toronto's Midtown, Davisville is another hot development node gearing up for some big changes in 2015. There are a handful of new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Norman Foster building set to replace Stollerys: What does a Norman Foster building look like?; Price gap between Toronto homes, condos hits record high; Residents doubt ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystal Reflection

Photo of the Day, Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Toronto
January 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Known as 'The Crystal', architect Daniel Libeskind's modern addition to the historic Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has become one of the most photographed pieces of architecture in Toronto. Located ... read more

Demolition Marks Start of Work at Freed's 155 Redpath

155 Redpath Condominiums, Freed, architectsAlliance
January 19, 2015 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise development is under way in the Yonge and Eglinton area, as demolition has commenced at the site of Freed Developments and CD Capital's 155 Redpath ... read more

Demolition Continues at Site of Canderel's YC Condos

YC Condos, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2015 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work on Canderel's YC Condos officially got under way last month with a ceremonial groundbreaking marking the start of demolition on the two-storey commercial building at 454-468 ... read more

Stollerys Demolition Begins Amid Heritage Concerns

Stollerys occupied the southwest corner for 114 years, image by Forum kotsy
January 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Questions over whether the building housing Stollerys at the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor should be preserved may be moot after demolition work began on the structure this past weekend. The ... read more

Chestnut Hill's Lotus Condos Coming to Bayview and Sheppard

Lotus Condos by Kirkor for Chestnut Hill Homes and Fortress RDI
January 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sheppard Avenue East has been the site of much intensification over the past several years. Much of this growth can be attributed to the relatively new Sheppard Subway (Line 4), which has greatly ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto skyline’s ‘absolute transformation’ captured by two photos taken 13 years apart; Toronto Mayor Tory’s budget plan rollout begins this week; Demolition work begins ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hall of Fame

Photo of the Day, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
January 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most people will recognize today's Photo of the Day as the Hockey Hall of Fame, a shrine for Canada's favourite sport, but before the historic building at Yonge and Front served as a hockey ... read more

CONTEST: Win Tickets to New Mariinsky Theatre VIP Screening

New Mariinsky Theatre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, contest
January 16, 2015 4:16 pm | by Editor | Comments
We're all about celebrating city culture here at UrbanToronto, especially during the long, cold winter! So we're especially excited to announce an extra-special contest just for UTers! One lucky ... read more

In-Context Video Asks How Architecture Improves Quality of Life

Surrey Library by Bing Thom Architects, image courtesy of In-Context Videos
January 16, 2015 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A screening on Monday evening at 6:45 PM at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will try to answer the question 'How does Architecture affect the quality of our lives?' As another component of the Toronto ... read more

Come Up To My Room Design Event Takes Over Gladstone Hotel

'Orange Crush' by DTAH, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Now in its 12th year, the annual alternative design event 'Come Up To My Room' has provided Toronto artists with a platform to experiment and show off brand new site-specific installations. ... read more

TREB Releases Fourth Quarter 2014 Market Report

TREB, market report
January 16, 2015 1:33 pm | by Editor | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released its condominium resale and apartment rental market report covering the fourth quarter of 2014, and the figures point to continued strength in both ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Joint Fare Pilot Project at 2 Toronto GO Stations

A GO Train passes work to expand services on the Georgetown South corridor
January 16, 2015 12:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx has announced a year-long pilot project to make the cost of commuting to Union Station cheaper for TTC Metropass users from two GO stations in Toronto. Starting January 26, Metropass ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto will rent motel rooms for the homeless, Mayor John Tory says; LRT in Mississauga could derail if Ontario doesn’t fully commit; Tenants seek rent rebate for losing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Tracks

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
January 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bathurst Street bridge is a favourite angle of photographers looking to capture the Toronto skyline from an unobstructed position. With views of the main downtown core and neighbouring ... read more

Groundbreaking Kicks off Work on Tridel and Beaux's 101 Erskine

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
January 15, 2015 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many active development projects in the Yonge and Eglinton area of Midtown Toronto, the most recent to start construction is Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine. ... read more

Gupta Group Acquires 3.2 Acres of Land at Yonge and York Mills

4050 Yonge Street, Gupta Group, Easton's Group, Toronto
January 15, 2015 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For decades the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue has been home to a large surface parking lot, serving York Mills subway station on the TTC's Line 1. Spanning 3.2 acres, this ... read more

Target Announces Decision to Close Retail Operations in Canada

Stockyards, Toronto, Target, St. Clair, streetcar, retail, mall
January 15, 2015 12:45 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Target Canada made a big entrance into the Canadian retail market in 2011 when it purchased Zellers leases in many locations and converted their stores. After posting large quarterly losses ... read more

Throwback Thursday: First Canadian Place

Throwback Thursday, First Canadian Place, Toronto
January 15, 2015 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For almost 40 years, First Canadian Place has held a commanding position on the Toronto skyline, standing as not just the tallest building in the city, but in all of Canada. From the ... read more