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Photo of the Day: Boating on the Harbour

Photo of the Day, Toronto harbour, skyline
August 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On any given Summer day, Toronto Harbour can be seen swarming with sailboats and yachts, as boaters take in the impressive views and surprising urban fishing opportunities offered by the harbour. ... read more

Evolving Design for The Well evident in New Renderings

The Well, Toronto, Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Pickard
August 15, 2014 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
From initial concept to final realization, the story of a development is one of evolution, but one where the steps along the way are often hidden. The larger the development, typically the more ... read more

Stuck in the Past: Outmoded Plans for New Towns

August 15, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
We've come a long way from the days a hundred years ago when new neighbourhoods were built by cutting down all the trees, flattening the hills, using their dirt to fill in river valleys, and ... read more

90 Niagara's Model Suite Offers a Glimpse of Boutique Living

90 Niagara condos, by Giannone Petricone for Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
August 15, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residential developments come in all shapes and sizes, and while much focus is put on the splashier high-rise projects, not everybody wants to live up in the sky. Smaller boutique-style ... read more

CBRE Releases Q2 Toronto Downtown Office Market Update

CBRE Office Market Report, Q2, second quarter, Toronto
August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their second quarter update on the Toronto Downtown office market, revealing plenty of activity in the commercial real estate market. Toronto skyline, image by Jack Landau read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tax promise is ‘unreasonable,’ Mayor Ford’s budget chief says; Mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson robocalls residents at 1:00 a.m; East end Toronto a developer's dream; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Financial District
August 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to the nation's largest banks, law firms and major businesses, as well as the regional headquarters for several multinational corporations based outside of ... read more

Fontana Adding Density and an Urban Street Wall to Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
August 14, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham is seeing a lot of new growth these days. With Metrolinx's Viva BRT (bus rapid transit) line nearing completion, several new developments are capitalizing on the suburban city's bright ... read more

Leafs Unveil Plans for 'Legends Row' Sculpture at Maple Leaf Square

Legends Row, Toronto Maple Leafs, sculpture, art
August 14, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many sports fans are already aware of the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of new President and former NHL great Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan, an Etobicoke native, spent years playing in the league as a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas
August 14, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent years, new developments on Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto have led to some major changes of the street's urban aesthetic, and few stretches of Yonge have changed as much as the blocks ... read more

Touring Ryerson's Ultra-Cool Student Learning Centre

Fritted window, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Snohetta, Zeidler Partnership
August 14, 2014 11:25 am | by Bryan Bonnici | Comments
In Feburary of this year, Ryerson Graduate Bryan Bonnici took on us a hard-hat tour of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre. Bryan was able to visit the building again this June, and this is his ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UP Express terminal at Union Station nears big reveal; Six ATM-like bitcoin teller machines installed across GTA; Honest Ed’s cancels parking lot charity party over ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's Alley

Honest Ed's Alley, Photo of the Day
August 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though its days may be numbered, Honest Ed's is still a Toronto landmark. Most are familiar with the building's exterior signage and its hundreds of glowing incandescent bulbs, as well as the many ... read more

Sales Continue as Howard Park Residences Rises in Roncesvalles

August 13, 2014 4:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We didn't plan a theme day, but for the moment UrbanToronto caught up in mid-rise projects, and this is our third profile of the day of one on or close to Dundas Street West. Dundas and its ... read more

Renderings Released for Ryerson Church Street Development

East elevation of Church Street Development. Image by Ryerson University.
August 13, 2014 3:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ryerson University is continuing to expand its downtown presence with a new project referred to as the Church Street Development, planned for a parking lot on Church Street just north of Dundas ... read more

Abacus Lofts Brings Unique Angles to Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
August 13, 2014 12:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A site of now demolished auto repair shop on Dundas Street between Dovercourt and Ossington Avenues is being transformed by a mid-rise condominium, and the nearly topped-off concrete shell is ... read more

DUKE Condos Offers New Incentives with Only 23% of Units Left

Duke Condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, TAS
August 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While taller and taller skyscrapers will be built Downtown and in major nodes over the coming decades, Toronto is going to be growing in other areas and other ways too. On our Avenues, mid-rise ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford thinks that the jobless don’t need transit; Bill Blair serves Doug Ford with defamation notice; Many more subway closures to come from TTC; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fallen

Photo of the Day, Regent Park revitalization, Toronto
August 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Regent Park has already spurred major changes east of the downtown core. New mixed-income residential developments continue to spring up around the neighbourhood, and ... read more

Second Last Dickinson Tower Coming Down At Regent Park

14 and 42 Blevins Place, Regent Park, Toronto
August 12, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The revitalization of Canada's largest public housing community recently moved on to its third phase, starting with the demolition of rows of townhouses at Shuter and River Streets on the east ... read more