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Design Evolves for Alterra's 321 Davenport Boutique Condos

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
April 11, 2017 11:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a year since a proposal was submitted by the Alterra Group of Companies seeking to build a boutique condominium development at 321 Davenport Road, on the west ... read more

Site Plan Advances East Downtown's home: Power and Adelaide

home: Power and Adelaide, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects
April 11, 2017 10:42 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Still occupied by a slightly eclectic combination of surface parking, single-family homes, a mid-rise commercial building, and a pair of recently shuttered automotive business, the redevelopment ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction season in Toronto about to ramp up; Toronto mayor John Tory open to selling some of the city’s 7,000 buildings to fund projects; The wild neighbours ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline View

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
April 11, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the top of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre for a view from the building's 17th floor terrace. Facing west towards the city centre, this view ... read more

New Preferred Relief Line Alignment Identified Under Leslieville

Comparison of the depths of the Bloor-Danforth, Sheppard, & Relief Line tunnels
April 10, 2017 4:48 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In July 2016, the City of Toronto approved its preferred alignment for Phase I of the Relief Line (RL) project, also known as the Downtown Relief Line (DRL). While the alignment was generally well ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Closure To Pave Way for South Core Upgrade

Lower Simcoe Ramp and New Park, Toronto, by City of Toronto, DTAH
April 10, 2017 4:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the works since 2008, preparatory work for the removal of the Gardiner Expressway's eastbound York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp is well underway, with the busy double-ramp set to be permanently closed as ... read more

Touring Toronto's New Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, Toronto
April 10, 2017 4:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Last week, UrbanToronto toured First Gulf's 17-storey Globe and Mail Centre in the city's Downtown East district. Partially opened in late 2016, the Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed LEED ... read more

A First Glimpse at Davpart's Avro Condominiums in Downsview

Avro Condominiums, Davpart, BBB Architects, Toronto
April 10, 2017 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the 1996 opening of Downsview subway station, closure of CFB Toronto, and the subsequent creation of Downsview Park on its former site, the area surrounding Toronto's Allen Road and Sheppard ... read more

New Eaton Centre Bridge Begins Construction This Month

CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview, Wilkinson Eyre, Toronto
April 10, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Summer 2015 announcement of a Saks Fifth Avenue at Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre came with news of plans to replace the shopping centre's aging Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Ample Retail to Anchor Queensway Park Condo in Etobicoke

Queensway Park, Toronto, Urban Capital, Rosewater, RAW Design
April 10, 2017 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queensway, in South Etobicoke, is changing. In the decade since Loggia Condos opened just west of Islington Avenue, The Hive: Lofts on The Queensway, IQ Condos, and Qube have ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TORONTO sign showing its age; All of Canada would pay the price if Toronto’s real estate bubble burst; Toronto schools bracing for wave of highrise neighbours; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tableau Condominiums

Photo of the Day, Tableau Condominiums, Toronto
April 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of facade details of Urban Capital Property Group, Malibu Investments, and ALIT Developments' Tableau Condominiums in Toronto's ... read more

Hot Docs 2017 Offers Plenty for the Urban Enthusiast

Integral House in Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood, image courtesy of hotdocs.ca
April 7, 2017 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're reading UrbanToronto, there's a good chance you'd be comfortable being called an Urban Enthusiast, and if we're right about that, then Hot Docs has a serious helping of city-related ... read more

CityAge: Global Conference Series Landing in Hamilton

April 7, 2017 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As one of the fastest growing cities in the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton's ongoing urban renaissance is a catalyst for the economic diversification of what was long a heavily industrialized city. ... read more

Preserved Heritage Façade to Front Toronto's Nobu Residences

Nobu Residences, Toronto, by Madison Group, Teeple Architects
April 7, 2017 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A collaboration involving Robert De Niro and celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the recently announced Nobu Residences Toronto has grabbed public attention, with the Teeple Architects-designed ... read more

Clearer Images Detail Concepts for Church and Wellesley Tower

552 Church, 3XN, ONE Properties, Toronto
April 7, 2017 1:22 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just two weeks ago, ONE Properties revealed concept plans following two pre-application consultations for a mixed-use proposal in the heart of Toronto's Church and ... read more

Winners of 2017 OAA Awards Announced

Winners of 2017 OAA Awards Announced
April 7, 2017 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this week, the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) announced the winners of the 2017 OAA awards, an honour that has highlighted the best in Ontario architecture annually since 1985. ... read more

Select Suites Still Available at Adi's The West at Stationwest

The West – Condominiums at Stationwest, Adi Development Group, ICON, Burlington
April 7, 2017 10:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's insatiable demand for housing extends beyond the 416, spilling out into the surrounding cities of the Golden Horseshoe. In Burlington, a location immediately adjacent to Aldershot GO ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Has John Tory Discovered Life After SmartTrack?; You can fool Toronto's new subway gates with an umbrella; Hot housing markets could drag down Canada’s economy if ... read more

Photo of the Day: Air Canada Centre

Photo of the Day, Air Canada Centre Torontohe facility
April 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed between 1997 and 1999, the Air Canada Centre holds an important place in Toronto sports culture. Incorporating the Art Deco facades of the former Canada Post Toronto Postal ... read more