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Toronto Public Library's 100th Branch to Open on May 20th

Scarborough Civic Centre Library, LGA Architectural Partners
May 14, 2015 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Wednesday May 20th, the Toronto Public Library is set to celebrate a major milestone as the system opens its 100th branch. Already one of the largest networks of public libraries in North ... read more

The Gupta Group Opens New Dual-Brand Hotel in Markham

Ribbon Cutting party for the new Gupta Marriott hotels in Markham, Ontario
May 14, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer and hotelier Easton's Group, owner of a number of successful hotel franchises in Ontario and Quebec and recipient of ‘Best Developer’ in the GTA for 2014 by RealNet, recently launched a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre

Throwback Thursday, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
May 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
While the Toronto of today is a booming metropolis with dozens of cranes dotting the skyline, times weren't so exciting in the early 1990s. An economic recession and high vacancy rates led to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA mayors tackled divides at Ryerson forum; City hall defers decision on future of Gardiner Expressway; Toronto councillors pitch idea for cycling detours where bike ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay Skyline Fog
May 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The past few days have brought Torontonians a temporary break from last week's unusually warm weather, as cooler temperatures and a dense fog settled upon the city. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

Cladding and Interior Work Progresses at Yorkville Condominiums

The Yorkville Condominiums, Toronto by Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects
May 13, 2015 5:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of The Yorkville Condominiums, the 31-storey building's unique, copper-coloured cladding has now been almost fully ... read more

Empire to Break Ground for Eau du Soleil Condos on May 23

Eau du Soleil condos, Empire Communities, Zeidler, Richmond, Toronto
May 13, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the tallest buildings planned for Toronto will break ground this month. Not in our bustling Downtown Core, nor the growing midtown node at Yonge and Eglinton, but in the fast-rising Humber ... read more

Renderings of 1 Eglinton East Reveal Sleek Hariri Pontarini Design

May 13, 2015 12:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
New renderings of 1 Eglinton East, a proposed 68-storey mixed use retail-office-condo tower by Davpart Inc. on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue are given us a much better ... read more

Karma Condos Rises into Toronto Skyline as Glazing Installed

Karma Condos, Toronto by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments
May 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Karma Condos, a 50-storey residential tower at 21 Grenville Street in Downtown Toronto, has reached a major milestone in construction. Developed by partnership of Lifetime ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Regional transit crucial for Toronto to compete globally, say GTA mayors; TTC’s new streetcars plagued with manufacturing problems; Mayor Tory backs rebuild of Gardiner ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Infrared

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Blossoms, Sakura, infrared
May 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
If you have been on any photo sharing or social media sites this week, you have probably seen photos of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Lots of them. The shots, though all beautiful to look ... read more

Revised Proposal in the Works for Theatre District Condos

30 Widmer Street, Toronto by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects
May 12, 2015 4:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In February, we introduced a new, 51 storey high-rise development proposal from Plaza and Quadrangle Architects at 30 Widmer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District. The proposal, initially ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Calls for Volunteers for Queens Quay Opening

Waterfront Toronto, Queens Quay Revitalization, West 8, DTAH
May 12, 2015 3:26 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
In advance of the Pan Am Games, it seems like the most of GTA is under reconstruction. One of those projects is Queens Quay Boulevard, which spans three kilometres running east-west parallel to ... read more

Crane Installed at CentreCourt Developments' Core Condos

Core Condos, CenterCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
May 12, 2015 12:38 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
With its 220 condominium units sold out within its first three weeks on the market, CentreCourt Developments' Core Condos has been able to draw buyers to the east side of Downtown, where ... read more

Sponsored Post: A More Complete Picture - The Power of Aerial Mapping Through Drone Tech

The Sky Guys, Toronto, Drone Photography, aerial surveying
May 12, 2015 9:30 am | by Editor | Comments
There was a time not so long ago when the construction of a high rise building was a difficult, involved process. In order to make sure that construction proceeded as planned – that everyone’s ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Captain John’s restaurant sold to ship scrapper, will be gone by end of May; Court case between Toronto, Uber pushed back until June; Your Myseum of Toronto; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Big Top

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cavalia, Odysseo, Distillery, Port Lands
May 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A familiar big white tent is back in Toronto's Port Lands once again, serving as the home of Cavalia's Odysseo equestrian show. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto ... read more

ELAD Offering Special Incentives for Dream Tower at Emerald City

Emerald City Condos, Dream Tower, ELAD Canada, Toronto, WZMH
May 11, 2015 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we took a look at continuing sales at ELAD Canada’s Emerald City community at Don Mills and Sheppard. The WZMH Architects-designed development features three ... read more

Replicated Facade at Bay Adelaide East Revealed as East Tower Crane Comes Down

Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto by Brookfield Office Properties, WZMH Architects
May 11, 2015 4:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The East Tower of Brookfield Properties Bay Adelaide Centre has reached two major milestones, with the topped-off skyscraper now seeing the removal of its east crane, as well as the ... read more

Balconies Stand Out at Studio on Richmond by Aspen Ridge

May 11, 2015 3:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, the finishing touches are currently being installed on Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio on Richmond condominiums, while the development's taller ... read more