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Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring Debuts at Pan Am Games

AirSENCE, Toronto
July 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The world of sport and spectacle is at once timeless and changing. While the thrills of sweat, determination, and competitive spirit capture the modern spectator's attention in much the same way ... read more

Our Favourite Photos of the Instantly Popular TORONTO Sign

Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 20, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower has been Toronto's most photographed symbol for decades now, but City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the previous most photographed symbol of the city, has followed closely behind. ... read more

Introducing Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
July 20, 2015 11:15 am | by Editor | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area's unquenchable thirst for new housing manifests itself differently in different areas of the GTA, with a trend toward towers closer in, townhomes in shoulder areas, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s chief planner says rushed Scarborough subway analysis was ‘problematic’; Here’s how commuters are coping with Pan Am’s HOV lanes; More than one million Pan Am ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Golden Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, golden hour
July 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We love seeing new angles of our growing skyline, like the beautiful aerial view featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Giulio Calisse, this ... read more

IT Lofts Repairing Gap in Little Italy Street Wall

IT Lofts under construction on College Street in Toronto
July 17, 2015 5:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the 150 or so cranes that rise into the air above Toronto are drawing towers into our skyline, but not every construction site in town is appropriate for a high-rise. The City also wants ... read more

King Blue Condos Sales Centre Relocates Pending Construction

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
July 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent ground breaking ceremony Greenland Group's King Blue officially marked the start of construction on the new Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed development in ... read more

TREB Releases Second Quarter Housing Figures

TREB Q2 2015 housing figures
July 17, 2015 1:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The condominium housing market continues to show strength in the Greater Toronto Area, evidenced in the newly released Second Quarter report by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). 7,656 ... read more

Laneway Bridge Being Constructed at Freed's Sixty Colborne Site

Sixty Colborne condos, Freed, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 17, 2015 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early-stage construction is making progress at the site of Freed Developments and Carttera Private Equities' Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easing traffic congestion may be most enduring Pan Am legacy; Residents sound off about Union-Pearson safety bells; Pan American art sets sail in Toronto Harbour; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Giant Among Giants

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, First Canadian Place
July 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been 40 years since the completion of First Canadian Place, and despite the major development boom in Toronto, the office tower has yet to be surpassed in height by any other building, and ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
July 16, 2015 5:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another future skyscraper is rising in Downtown Toronto, as podium levels are now forming at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

50 at Wellesley Station to Begin Construction this Fall

50 at Wellesley Station condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 16, 2015 3:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With around 90% of the building's 365 units sold, Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is scheduled to begin construction this fall in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village. The ... read more

Scale Model Brings Spice Urban Towns to Life

Spice Urban Towns, Spice Danforth, Hi-Rise Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
July 16, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From the conceptual stages all the way to registration and move-ins, there are several steps along the way to marketing and building a new condominium development. These days, many—if not ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Shuter Street

Throwback Thursday, 76 Shuter, Toronto
July 16, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot has changed on the east side of Downtown Toronto, with new residential developments popping up all over the area. Back in 2006, the Queen and Church neighbourhood was just starting to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
House prices continue to rise despite sales slowdown; New TD Centre Signage Reopens Heritage Debate; Tory takes to Twitter to ask where ‘Toronto’ sign should go next; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: PANAMANIA Fireworks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Panamania, Fireworks
July 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week's dazzling opening ceremony washed away much of the apathy felt in Toronto prior to the start of the Pan Am Games. The highlight of the event for many was the display of pyrotechnics ... read more

City Announces Next Steps in Port Lands Revitalization

Waterfront 2.0, Toronto, Waterfront Toronto
July 15, 2015 2:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown and waterfront continue to rapidly develop—and land continues to become more valuable—the potential of Toronto's Port Lands is being realized. However, while the Port Lands ... read more

Sheridan College's Hazel McCallion Campus Growing with Bridge

Hazel McCallion Campus at Sheridan College, Mississauga
July 15, 2015 12:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Situated between two buildings, and with a pedestrian bridge above, the new entrance to a Mississauga college campus is beginning to resemble the ceremonial gates that typically shape the ... read more

Sponsored Post: Aerial Drones Providing New Views of Toronto

Image from The Sky Guys' drone footage of Toronto
July 15, 2015 11:25 am | by Editor | Comments
To fully appreciate the magnificence of Toronto’s bustling streets, glittering skylines and world class architecture – you need to see it from afar, or up high. Aerial drones are proving why ... read more