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Revised Plan Reveals an Evolving Design for Alaska Condos

Alaska Condos, Will Alsop, Quadrangle Architects, Bianca Pollak, ALL Design
August 6, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have been resubmitted to the City Planning Department for Alaska Condos, a mid-rise condominium development proposed by developer Bianca Pollak for the corner of Yonge Street and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx pulls embarrassing UP Express video off the web; Forensic audit renews controversy over Brampton mayor’s spending; Toronto may part ways with City Hall café ... read more

Photo of the Day: The ROM

Photo of the Day, ROM
August 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The modern crystalline addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, or ROM, is easily one of the most polarizing examples of architecture in the city. Most who know the building either love it or hate ... read more

Approval Recommended for Mixed-Use Tower at King and Spadina

57 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Corp, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
August 5, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting a development approved in Toronto is a lengthy and meticulous process. A development proposal for 57 Spadina Avenue designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects for Diamond ... read more

Approval Recommended for Two Major Office Towers Downtown

156 Front West, Cadillac Fairview, AS + GG, B+H Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2014 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the new development we see across Toronto these days comes in the form of high-rise condominium towers, especially in the area surrounding Downtown. The condos are adding vitality to ... read more

Redevelopment Proposed for 60-Acre Celestica Site in Don Mills

Celestica, re-zoning, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 5, 2014 11:20 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The largest redevelopment proposal triggered to date by the construction of the Crosstown LRT has been received by the City of Toronto. Electronics manufacturer Celestica ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's inspiring Inglis sign dismantled after nearly 40 years; Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair’s replacement a hot topic at city hall; Doug Ford claims media leak of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rolling Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, fog
August 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had some pretty interesting weather this Summer, and by interesting we mean unpredictable. The season has been marked with shifts from hot to cool and from clear to foggy, and the varying ... read more

Toronto's First POPS Plaque Unveiled in Concord CityPlace

The first POPS plaque is officially revealed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 1, 2014 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A City of Toronto initiative to identify and label Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces (POPS) had its first plaque unveiling Thursday. Located below the Parade towers at Concord CityPlace, ... read more

Modern meets Muskoka at Lakeside Lodge in Huntsville

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Deerhurst Resort has been a fixture in Muskoka for over a century, providing Ontarians with a serene lakefront getaway on the Canadian Shield, away from the hustle and ... read more

City Recommends Approval of Revised College and Huron Proposal

231-237 College Condos Toronto by Shiu Pong and Kirkor Architects
August 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed condominium redevelopment of a site at College and Huron Streets is one step closer to fruition, with the City's Planning Department now recommending the approval by Council of recently ... read more

Hotel X Construction Will Make A Difference At This Year's 'Ex'

Hotel X, Library Hotel Collection, Brookfield Multiplex, NORR Architects
August 1, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now upon us, many Torontonians are counting down to the start of the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), a longstanding Summer tradition in the city. Attendees of this year's ... read more

Topping Off July 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2014
August 1, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been another busy month in the development world, with several new proposals, announcements and plenty of construction progress on the various projects being built around the city. To ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sale of Captain John’s restaurant approved; Toronto’s next police chief could be from outside Canada; UP Express fare to include a fee in lieu of airport parking; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sailing into the Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
August 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Harbour has a rich maritime history, with the harbour playing significantly into the growth of our city. In the early days of York, the sheltered harbour served as the primary point of ... read more

Catching up with Morguard's The Heathview

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
July 31, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on The Heathview, Morguard's twin-towered rental complex under construction near Bathurst and St. Clair, the crane had just been removed from the north tower of ... read more

Dunpar's Heritage Gate to Add 65 Townhomes South of Streetsville

Heritage Gate Mississauga Road by Dunpar Homes
July 31, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The quaint community of Streetsville is getting some new neighbours thanks to Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, a master-planned community by Dunpar Homes coming to the south of ... read more

New Public Art 'Nyctophilia' Adorns Mount Dennis Neighbourhood

The artwork is an "illuminated grove" of light. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 31, 2014 4:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A new piece of public art has been unveiled at the corner of Weston Road and Dennis Avenue in Toronto's Mount Dennis area. The artwork, titled Nyctophilia for ‘love of the night’, consists of ten ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Reaches Redevelopment Milestone

Erin Mills Town Centre Toronto Ontario Canada Shopping
July 31, 2014 3:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Lying to the west of Toronto, Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall is undergoing a major renovation. Until recently, the 25-year old complex had not been substantially updated since its opening in ... read more

Ontario Place Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

Ontario Place revitalization
July 31, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the closing of Ontario Place in 2012, plans have been in the works for a long-term revitalization of the provincial government owned lands. Ontario Place was well loved by kids growing up in ... read more