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Ground Breaking At The Colours of Emerald City

The Colours of Emerald City, II BY IV Design Associates,WZMH Architects, ELAD Ca
June 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located just off of Don Mills Road in North York, Emerald City is a new community comprised of high-rise condominiums and townhomes knitted into a neighbourhood of pre-existing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Should Pearson be the Union Station of the west GTA?; Positive city report may see Adelaide, Richmond bike lanes extended; $2 billion cost of burying Gardiner Expressway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Clouds

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, storm, city, urban, view
June 15, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring is here, and with it comes some pretty intense weather. Last week's heavy downpour in the Downtown Core made for some impressive photographic opportunities, like the image featured in ... read more

UrbanToronto Forum Closed for Maintenance This Weekend

image by Jack Landau
June 12, 2015 9:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Unbeknownst to you, dear readers, UT's developers have recently been busy working behind the scenes on some exciting new updates to our Forum. What was once a few "skyscraper geeks" discussing new ... read more

Tower Crane Comes Down at Landmark Picasso Condos

June 12, 2015 6:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We were fortunate enough today to tour the Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos, a 39-storey tower to the west of Downtown Toronto which is quickly establishing ... read more

Great Gulf's One Bloor East Standing Tall at 63 Storeys

One Bloor East, First Gulf Homes, Toronto
June 12, 2015 4:29 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since our last update back in April, construction on what will soon be Great Gulf Homes' signature Toronto condo, One Bloor East, has risen another 17 storeys, having now ... read more

Next Round of Relief Line Public Consultations Coming

Relief Line, Toronto by City Planning Division and TTC
June 12, 2015 1:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a quickly expanding population and increasing density throughout the city, parts of the Toronto subway system are becoming increasingly strained. Adding to this, the proposed extension of the ... read more

Mayor's Task Force on Community Housing to Hold Public Meeting

Toronto Community Housing
June 12, 2015 11:24 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following a series of community meetings in May, the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing is hosting a public consultation on June 22nd. Chaired by senator (and former Toronto Mayor) ... read more

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

June 12, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council votes for hybrid Gardiner, scoring a win for Tory; Ismaili Centre’s garden takes root in Toronto; A sense of civic failure hangs over Gardiner decision; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sugar Beach

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sugar Beach
June 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening in 2010, the artificial "Sugar Beach" has become a well-visited waterfront hangout. Located next to Corus Quay, and across the Jarvis Slip from the Redpath Sugar Refinery, Sugar ... read more

Ground Breaking Marks Start of Work at Wellesley on the Park

Wellesley on the Park, Lanterra, KPMB, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
June 11, 2015 7:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
On a warm and sunny afternoon earlier today, City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam led a ceremonial ground breaking event heralding the beginning of the end for the saga surrounding the vacant lot at ... read more

Last Crane at Bay Adelaide East Being Dismantled

Bay Adelaide Centre, Brookfield Properties, KPMB Architects, Adamson Ass
June 11, 2015 6:35 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
The 44-storey East Tower of Brookfield Office Properties ' Bay Adelaide Centre, designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, topped off in ... read more

Finishing Touches Completing the Look of Women's College Hospital

Women's College Hospital, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
June 11, 2015 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over one century after the opening of Women's College Hospital, the rebuilding of the hospital near Bay and College is closing in on the final stages of its complete redevelopment. Designed ... read more

City of Toronto Seeks Public Input on 'Complete Streets' Initiative

Complete Street plan for Dunlop St, City of Barrie, Public Information Centre
June 11, 2015 12:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The 21st century has brought a paradigm shift to many lifestyles in Toronto, with cultural and economic changes driving rapid urbanization throughout the city. With greater density, transit use, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Concord CityPlace from Blue Jays Way

Throwback Thursday, Blue Jays Way, CityPlace, Toronto
June 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Concord Adex's master-planned CityPlace community has been almost entirely built out in recent years, and what was once nothing but disused rail yards has grown to become home to thousands of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 7:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner debate a big test of Mayor Tory's hold on council; Toronto’s Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village won’t repeat same mistakes as Vancouver; Beneath the Gardiner, a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Island Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset, skyline
June 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The most popular place to photograph the Toronto skyline has always been the Toronto Islands. The growing skyline makes yet another appearance in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted ... read more

Construction Progressing at U of T's Jackman Law Expansion

Jackman Law Expansion, University of Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, B+H Architects
June 10, 2015 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto is in the process of expanding its Faculty of Law with a new modern structure, while restoring the attached neoclassical 1902 Flavelle House, which has been ... read more

Preferred Consortium Announced to Construct Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto by Metrolinx, Crosstown Transit Solutions
June 10, 2015 1:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastracture Ontario have announced that Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS)—an equal-share consortium of SNC-Lavalin, EllisDon, AECON, and ACS Infrastructure Canada—as the preferred ... read more

INDX Condos Beginning to Impact Financial District Skyline

INDX Condos, Lifetime Developments,Page+Steele / IBI Group Architects
June 10, 2015 11:53 am | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, INDX Condos sets out to bring new life to a corner of the core where street life is lacking outside of business hours. The CentreCourt ... read more