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Several Nuit Blanche Exhibits to Highlight Architecture and Built Form

October 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This Saturday, October 4th 2014, the city will come alive for another year of Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night arts festival that transforms our downtown into a massive art gallery from sunset ... read more

Construction Webcams Keep Tabs on Projects Around Toronto

Toronto construction webcams
October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towards the end of 2013, we took a look at the various construction webcam feeds broadcasting up-to-date images of construction sites across the web. Many months later, it's time for an update as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 3, 2014

October 3, 2014 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto residents fear footprint of Tory’s SmartTrack rail system; Doug Ford says he would build Downtown Relief Line before extending Sheppard subway; Hottest Pan Am ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dawn on The Don

Photo of the Day, DVP, Don Valley Parkway, Toronto
October 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened between 1961 and 1966, the Don Valley Parkway remains one of Toronto's most vital arteries, carrying north and southbound traffic for 15 kilometres between Highway 401 and the Gardiner ... read more

Saving the Mosaic Floor at MOD's Massey Tower Condo Site

The heritage bank building at 197 Yonge Street hides activity inside, Toronto
October 2, 2014 6:00 pm | by Zainab Habib | Comments
Demolition quietly began three months ago at 197 Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto, currently the site of a heritage bank building, but soon to be Yonge Street's next major landmark. Hidden behind ... read more

12 Foot Ceilings Offered in Sky Suites at ME Living Condos

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer Architects
October 2, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The marketing is heating up for Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos, a multi-phased 911-unit residential development consisting of 4 towers and town homes, as four ... read more

The Hoarding, Hoist, and Crane are Gone at Pinnacle on Adelaide

Pinnacle on Adelaide condos, Toronto: cladding going up where the hoist was
October 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominium development in the Entertainment District continues to add residential density to an area once dominated by night clubs and after-hours venues. With a new wave of projects ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Shangri-La

Throwback Thursday, Shangri-La, Toronto
October 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The massive changes Toronto has undergone over the past several years are noticeable everywhere, especially in the area surrounding our downtown core of course, where countless new high-rise ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC won't run streetcars on Cherry until at least 2016; Thousands to carry Pan Am torch in 41-day journey across Canada; Mississauga mayoral campaign a ‘brand new concept’ ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Heron

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, heron
October 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The view of the city from the Toronto Islands remains as one of the most impressive vantage points of our growing skyline. The islands, and the nearby Leslie Street Spit also provide an important ... read more

New PATH Link Opens to RBC WaterPark Place

PATH network extension, Toronto, Southcore, bridge
October 1, 2014 7:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently covered the installation of a new PATH bridge spanning over Lake Shore Boulevard but under the Gardiner Expressway This was followed by the raising of a second bridge spanning over ... read more

More Design Details Appearing at Queen Richmond Centre West

Queen Richmond Centre West, Queen Richmond, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
October 1, 2014 2:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
What was once the centre of the Torontonian nightlife has seen impressive changes over the past decade. Condominium towers now overlook the Entertainment District and the corner of Richmond and ... read more

Topping Off September 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

156 Front West, Topping Off September 2014
October 1, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summer has ended, unfortunately, but despite the approaching Winter, the Toronto development and real estate scene just keeps getting hotter and hotter. With the month of September now behind us, ... read more

Application Submitted for Sky-Scraping Towers at Concord CityPlace

Podium rendering, Signature Towers, Concord CityPlace
October 1, 2014 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The master-planned community of Concord CityPlace has grown from disused railway yards on Downtown Toronto's doorstep into one of Canada's most densely populated neighbourhoods in just over a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford vows to cut land transfer tax; Olivia Chow promises 3,000 more child care spaces; John Tory looks ahead in his new ad; and more news... Security could drive ... read more

Photo of the Day: Infrared Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
October 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Chester Hill lookout is one of those hidden gems that many Torontonians fail to notice when flying past on the Don Valley Expressway. Up on the east cliff of the valley and north of the Prince ... read more

Streetcar's Riverside Square to Transform Queen Street East

Riverside Square will include retail and pedestrian spaces. Image by Streetcar.
September 30, 2014 5:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Although they have only been in business since 2002, Streetcar Developments has already made a big impact in some of Toronto's trendiest neighbourhoods. Much of their new building stock is located ... read more

The Bean to Bring Mid-Rise Condos to Dufferin North of Eglinton

The Bean Condominiums, Toronto, Royalpark Homes, Romanov Romanov Architects
September 30, 2014 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the Crosstown LRT is making more areas of Toronto attractive for redevelopment, and developers are finding undervalued properties to improve. One such site is on Dufferin Street, ... read more

New GO Bus Terminal Slated for Massive 45-141 Bay Development

Revised plan for 45-141 Bay Street redevelopment. Image by Ivanhoé Cambridge.
September 30, 2014 1:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Plans were announced by real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge and the provincially-run GTA transit agency Metrolinx on Tuesday to include a new bus terminal at the site of an ... read more

40th Heritage Toronto Awards and Lecture Address Toronto's Past and Future

40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
September 30, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's upcoming municipal election is the talk of the town, and it has become clear that Torontonians are increasingly concerned about the city's future. By learning from past mistakes and ... read more