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Toronto Welcomes Grand Boulevard as Queens Quay Re-Opens

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8, DTAH
June 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Friday, June 19th, excited crowds of Torontonians—including the UrbanToronto team—gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of Queens Quay, following three years of ... read more

New Construction Time Lapse of Ryerson Student Learning Centre

June 22, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened earlier this year, the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre has given students of the university an impressive new study space, and has given Yonge Street a new landmark. We ... read more

CTBUH Announces 2015 Regional Winners for Best Tall Building

Bosco Verticale, Milan
June 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have announced their list of regional winners and finalists for the 2015 Best Tall Buildings Awards. The Best Tall Buildings were selected ... read more

City of Toronto's Outside the Box Program to Debut June 22

Outside the Box, City of Toronto
June 22, 2015 11:45 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Get ready to think "Outside the Box," Toronto! The City of Toronto has joined forces with a group of 52 local artists in an effort to—at least temporarily—bring some artistic inspiration to a part ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Unstoppable real estate market displaces Beatrice House shelter; New TDSB museum contains largest public education collection in Canada; New Queens Quay a redesign for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Roundhouse Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Roundhouse Park
June 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest trend in photography has four rotors and limitless potential. Drones are making aerial photography and videography possible for the masses, and we are seeing more and more ... read more

Drone Video Highlights Explosive Growth in Toronto's Entertainment District

June 19, 2015 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cranes fill the skies over Toronto's Entertainment District as new high-rises continue to transform the neighbourhood into a high-density vertical neighbourhood. While we typically find ourselves ... read more

Topped-Off Picasso Condos Sporting Bold Exterior Details

Picasso Condos, Teeple, Monarch, Goldman Group, Toronto
June 19, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our recent hardhat tour of Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos gave us our first look inside of the 39-storey, Teeple Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Barbara Ann Scott Park Revitalization Going Ahead

Barbara Ann Scott Park at College Park, Toronto, MBTW Group
June 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Tucked away in the heart of Toronto, on the College Park block bordered by Yonge, Gerrard, Bay, and College, sits Barbara Ann Scott Park. Originally built in the 1980s, the 0.75-hectare park was ... read more

Exterior Work Foreshadows Final Look of Thompson Residences

Thompson Residences, Freed, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
June 19, 2015 1:08 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 15-storey Thompson Residences designed by Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte Architects features a dynamic textured facade of alternating extruded and recessed rectangular boxes, ... read more

CentreCourt's Grid Condos Capitalize on Student Housing Demand

Grid Condos, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group, CentreCourt Developments
June 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area surrounding Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection has a number of new developments either planned or under construction that will dramatically alter the landscape in the near future. ... read more

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

June 19, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average price of new GTA home reaches new record; PM Harper pledges $2.6-billion to Toronto’s SmartTrack plan; St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto to close for nine months ... read more

Photo of the Day: UP Express Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Union Pearson Express, UP
June 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new UP Express entered service earlier this month, and is now shuttling passengers between Pearson Airport and Downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes, with just two shorts stops in between. The ... read more

Queens Quay Revitalization Opens Friday, June 19 at 6 PM

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8
June 18, 2015 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
After three years of work, Queens Quay will be officially reopened tomorrow. The kilometre-long project, designed by Rotterdam's West 8 and Toronto's DTAH after winning a design competition ... read more

Expansive Toronto Views from atop Picasso Condos

Picasso Condos, Monarch Group, Toronto
June 18, 2015 4:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Despite stormy Toronto skies last Friday, UrbanToronto captured a series of expansive cityscape views from the top floor of Monarch Group's Picasso Condos, currently under construction between ... read more

Plaza's Musée Condos Progresses as Podium Taking Shape

Plaza, Musée Condos, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 18, 2015 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In our last update of Musée Condos—a new development by Plaza located near the corner of Bathurst and Adelaide West—the footprint of the future park was revealed as the structure began to rise ... read more

Restored National Hotel Facade Anchors King + Condos to Street

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, Toronto
June 18, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction work continues at King Plus Development's King + Condos, new finishing details are bringing the building's exterior closer and closer to completion. Since topping off at ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 288 King Street East

Throwback Thursday, 288 King Street East, TCHC, Toronto
June 18, 2015 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2006, the former Ritchie's Auctioneers and Appraisals location at 288 King Street East was picked up by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) from Context Developments, who had ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto moves to expand downtown bike lanes in push to increase safety; Wind Mobile customers will have full data service on certain Toronto subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, CN Tower, cityscape
June 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We see plenty of Toronto skyline photos submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool, showing off the immense growth our city has experienced in recent years. As new development continues to fill out ... read more