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Whitehaus Condos Brings Creative Amenities to Yonge & Eglinton

Whitehaus Condominiums, Toronto, by Lifetime, Knightstone, Diamond Schmitt
January 28, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While the exterior of the 29-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed Toronto tower makes a strong aesthetic statement in its own right, our first look at the interiors reveals a bold collection of ... read more

Mississauga Site of The Craftsman Primed for Foundation Work

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, Mississauga, VANDYK, SMV
January 28, 2016 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Site preparation work is under way for The Craftsman Condominium Residences, a four-storey, SMV Architects-designed condominium community by the VANDYK group of companies. Located ... read more

Cladding Underway on Appleby Gardens Condo in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
January 28, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Hamilton-Burlington area is now among the hottest real estate markets in all of Canada, with high demand being driven by appreciating land values and a strong supply of empty-nesters looking ... read more

New Details Emerge For Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Revamp

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, KPMB, West8, Greenberg, Waterfront Toronto
January 28, 2016 12:05 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
On January 26, 2016, Waterfront Toronto held the first public meeting on the reconstruction of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and adjacent Harbour Square Park since the winning team for the ... read more

TeaGarden Condominiums Promises Luxurious Suite Interiors

TeaGarden Condominiums, Toronto, by Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects
January 28, 2016 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, Phantom Development's TeaGarden Condominiums is set to infuse the urbanizing Bayview and Sheppard area with a dose of quiet sophistication. Poised to rise to a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Art Gallery of Ontario

Throwback Thursday, AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
January 28, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In this week's Throwback Thursday, we take a look at world-renowned architect Frank Gehry's first hometown project, the redesign of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Back in spring, 2008, work was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016 9:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposed Leslieville homeless shelter approved despite residents’ concerns; Too much housing, too-high prices in Toronto; Let’s ask some pointed questions about the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kicking Up Snow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GO Transit
January 28, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans for a new grade-separation of GO Transit's Barrie corridor and CP Rail's North Toronto Subdivision have been in the news lately, and UrbanToronto recently attended ... read more

Chinatown, U of T, The Annex: Growth to Watch for in 2016

Chinatown, U of T, The Annex: Growth to Watch for in 2016
January 27, 2016 6:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This week, UrbanToronto's annual Growth To Watch For series continues with another overview of the new and ongoing development expected to impact Toronto's nieghbourhoods this year. Picking ... read more

New Development Proposed Across From Gladstone Hotel

1181 Queen Street West, Toronto, by Skale Developments, Quadrangle Architects
January 27, 2016 6:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2013, when a 26-storey tower tower was proposed across the street from the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto's West Queen West, the local community—and voices across the city—strongly opposed the ... read more

56-Storey Entertainment District Tower Proposed on Widmer

8-20 Widmer Street, Toronto, Scott Shields Architects, Claireville Holdings
January 27, 2016 3:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Another high-rise tower could be coming to Toronto's Entertainment District. Although the project is still in the pre-submission phase, yesterday's Ward 20 community consultation brought to light ... read more

Allied Properties REIT Adding New Storeys to 1916-Built 180 John

180 John Street, Allied Properties REIT, Gensler, DTAH, ERA, Toronto
January 27, 2016 1:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nearly a year after the March 2015 announcement of Allied Properties REIT’s purchase of 180 John Street for $8.25 million, we are learning about a plan to add more storeys to the building through ... read more

TREB Releases Housing Figures for Fourth Quarter of 2015

The Financial District skyline in early 2016, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 27, 2016 11:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) recently released Q4 housing report shows 2015 was closed out with strong year-over-year growth in sales. Compared to the same period in 2014, the volume of ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Reaches Grade on Queen

St. Michael's Hospital, Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, Toronto
January 27, 2016 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost one year after Bondfield Construction was awarded the contract to construct a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital on the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Solutions for Toronto Community Housing residents come at a cost; Catch Up With Toronto’s Changing Transit Plans; Time capsule from 1952 uncovered at Scarborough YMCA site; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: 299 Queen West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 299 Queen Street West
January 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic property at 299 Queen Street West has been an important part of Toronto's media landscape for decades. Constructed in 1913 as the headquarters of the Methodist Church of Canada, the ... read more

Mayor's Task Force on Housing Recommends TCHC Reform

Looking northeast across Regent Park, image by Jack Landau
January 26, 2016 3:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation faces an overhaul that could transform the structure and delivery of affordable housing throughout the city. Today, the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto ... read more

re:practice Symposium to Discuss the Future of Architecture

re:practice 2016, Toronto, architecture
January 26, 2016 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like any art form, architecture is constantly evolving and changing. While earlier generations of architects came of age during movements like Art Deco, International Style, and Postmodernism, the ... read more

Port Lands Form Centrepiece of Potential Expo 2025 Bid

Looking southeast across Toronto's Port Lands, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 26, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's Port Lands could be set for a dramatic transformation. With representatives of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in town to build support for the City's prospective bid for ... read more

Excavation Ongoing at Site of Rockport's Montgomery Square

Montgomery Square, Toronto, RAW Design, The Rockport Group
January 26, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after we last covered the demolition of the rear portion of the historic Postal Station K, excavation is well underway for Rockport Group's Montgomery Square, a ... read more