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Touring CentreCourt's About-To-Top-Off Core Condos

Core Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 20, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2013, CentreCourt Developments purchased property at the northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie in Downtown Toronto and by January of 2014, sales for Core Condos were underway. By early ... read more

Ottawa: Mixed-Use Arthaus Complex Making its Mark Downtown

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
June 20, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now starting to rise well above grade, DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court is bringing a unique mixed-use presence to Ottawa's Downtown. Housing an art gallery, a black box theatre, a ... read more

GO Lakeshore East Line to Extend from Oshawa to Bowmanville

GO Lakeshore East expansion, Bowmanville
June 20, 2016 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, Premier Kathleen Wynne appeared in Bowmanville to announce the expansion of GO Tranit's Lakeshore East corridor from the line's current terminus in Oshawa, 20 kilometres to the ... read more

46-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at Charlotte and Adelaide

46 Charlotte, Fortress Real Developments, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
June 20, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Charlotte and Adelaide site of the cancelled 13-storey ‘Langston Hall’ residential development is back in play in Toronto’s Entertainment District. Since being purchased by Fortress Real ... read more

City Staff Recommend Dominus for TCHC CityPlace Development

Block 36N, TCHC, Toronto, affordable housing
June 20, 2016 11:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following Mayor John Tory's November 2015 announcement of new incentives to promote the development of affordable housing in Toronto, plans for the very plot where the announcement took place have ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising Rapidly at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Urban
June 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos is abuzz with activity, as forming continues for the below-grade structure of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TORONTO sign could fall victim to lack of council funding; Increased Scarborough subway cost should kill this project; Cherry Street Day One; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Route 514

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, Streetcar, Route 514
June 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, features a Bombardier Flexity Outlook ALRV being tested on Toronto's newest surface rail line. ... read more

DRP Assesses 58-storey Rental Tower at 591 Sherbourne

601 Sherbourne, Toronto, by Medallion Corporation, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 17, 2016 6:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Alongside Allied and Westbank's BIG proposal for 489-539 King Street West, another big project was assessed by the City's of Toronto's Design Review Panel on Thursday, June 16th. Located in north ... read more

TTC Starts Streetcar Service on Cherry, Updates Bus Routes

TTC map cherry street
June 17, 2016 5:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The first extension of Toronto's streetcar network in 16 years will open on Saturday, June 18th with the launch of the 514 Cherry Streetcar service. The new line runs mostly along King Street but ... read more

59-Storey Tower Proposed on Yonge at Scollard in Bloor-Yorkville

1 Scollard, Toronto, designed by KPMB Architects for the Cityzen Group
June 17, 2016 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A residential tower has been proposed by the Cityzen Development Group for the southwest corner of Yonge and Scollard Streets in Toronto's tony Bloor-Yorkville area. Designed by the highly ... read more

The Craftsman Offering 'Suites of the Summer' Promotion

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
June 17, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction activity now heating up the the Mississauga site of VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences, the 4.4-acre Clarkson Village community-to-be ... read more

Design Review Panel Digs Into BIG's Mountain on King West

Allied, Westbank, 489-539 King West, Bjarke Ingels Group, Toronto
June 17, 2016 11:20 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Bjarke Ingels' highly-anticipated Toronto debut hit a speed bump on Thursday as BIG's proposal for 489-539 King Street West made its first pass through Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP). ... read more

Sponsored Post: Dare to be Different

June 17, 2016 10:38 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Lash Group launches a “Distinctly” different condominium concept. The Yonge/Eglinton neighbourhood has seen significant housing growth in recent years. Giant condominium towers now line the main ... read more

Follow UrbanToronto and SkyriseCities on Social Media

Toronto, by Jack Landau
June 17, 2016 10:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
And now for some self-promotion. With UrbanToronto recently reaching 12,000 Facebook 'likes,' and closing in on 39,000 devoted 'followers' on Twitter, we're taking this opportunity to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New streetcars force months-long closure of busy St. Clair route; Putting Scarborough subway claims to the test; Can you imagine a car-free King Street?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Mike's Helipad

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, St. Michael's Hospital
June 17, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Evan Russell, takes us to the top of St. Michael's Hospital for a view of the facility's rooftop helipad. This ... read more

Toronto's Traffic Safety Plan Coming Under The Microscope

Toronto pedestrian collision injuries and deaths 2005-2015 source: City of Toron
June 16, 2016 5:25 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The announcement of a new Toronto road safety plan on Monday which would more than double the existing budget for the next five years has been overshadowed by controversy over whether its ... read more

Inside Cityzen and Fernbrook's St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbro
June 16, 2016 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Toronto's Downtown core, the architectsAlliance-designed St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front is set to replace an existing parking lot with another high-rise presence. Joining the ... read more

Heritage Toronto Celebrates Imperial Oil Building

Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 16, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The former Imperial Oil Building at 111 St. Clair Avenue West has stood as an important landmark in Toronto's Deer Park community since it opened in 1957. Following the office building's closing ... read more