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Ground Officially Broken for Concert Properties' 88 Scott

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 28, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thursday, March 27 marked the official groundbreaking for Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed development now underway at the ... read more

Ontario Home Builders to be Recognized at 2014 Tarion Awards

Tarion Awards of Excellence
March 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Tarion Warranty Corporation has announced the finalists for the 2014 Tarion Awards of Excellence, the only awards in Ontario that recognize new home builders based solely on their ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Development Results in Gift to Ryerson

Dundas Square Gardens Toronto Jarvis Garden District Downtown
March 28, 2014 12:05 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Although a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle Yonge-Dundas Square, Dundas Square Gardens is the name of Easton's Group's newest condominium development. Currently the site of a Hilton ... read more

'Before Ontario' Looks at Our Home Prior to European Arrival

Cover of Before Ontario: The Archeology of a Province, McGill-Queen's University
March 28, 2014 10:40 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Wednesday, April 2 from 6:30 to 8 PM, the Toronto Reference Library will launch Before Ontario: The Archeology of a Province, a newly published book detailing the archeological evidence on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto city manager clarifies Ford's $1 billion claim; City councillors want less secrecy on hazardous rail cargo; Jimmy Kimmel calls out Mayoral candidates for not mentioning drugs in debate; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gates

Photo of the Day, 427
March 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the 401 holds the title for Toronto, Ontario, Canada and even North America's busiest highway, not many are aware that Highway 427 is a close second for busiest highway in the nation, while ... read more

Closing in on Completion at Lindvest's B.streets Condos

B.streets Condos Lindvest Properties Hariri Pontarini Cecconi Simone Toronto
March 27, 2014 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Bathurst Street just south of Bloor in Toronto's lively Annex area, Lindvest Properties' B.streets Condos is on the construction home-stretch. The 9-storey condominium topped off last ... read more

Section 37 Money Provides New Park For Roncesvalles Village

Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Park, Toronto, by Mary Tremain of Plant Architect
March 27, 2014 2:40 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
While some Toronto residents will be staying indoors this Saturday evening, flicking the switches off and lighting candles for WWF's Earth Hour, and others will just ignore it all, a ... read more

Empire Communities' The HUB Releases Townhomes on the LRT

The HUB, Empire Communities, Richmond Architects, Oakwood, Eglinton
March 27, 2014 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eglinton Avenue is set to see some major intensification over the next several years as construction continues on the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT line. Various developments are capitalizing on the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Church Colborne

Church and Colborne, May 8 2008, image by Edward Skira
March 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Toronto's ongoing transformation makes for some pretty dramatic before and after images. Our ongoing Throwback Thursday series compares recent photos with similar angles shot at the onset of our ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Candidates ignore Ford scandals in first Toronto Mayoral debate; Ontario Liberals in front in the polls after strong month; Beaches Jazz Festival will not be scaled back thanks to provincial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mirror's Edge

Photo of the Day
March 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Imposing architecture and massive scale are the primary built form in Toronto's Financial District, where the nation's largest banks and white-collar firms are located.  Today's Photo of the ... read more

Touring Allied REIT's Queen Richmond Centre West

Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC, Allied, Sweeny &Co, Stephenson
March 26, 2014 4:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Entertainment District has seen tremendous growth in recent years, but its transformation into a high-density neighbourhood has been dominated by condominium development, with little ... read more

Ryerson Presents Chris Matthews Architectural Lecture

Ryerson University Architectural Science
March 26, 2014 2:50 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The Architectural Science department at Ryerson University has been hosting various guest lectures throughout this past school year. Closing off the 2013-2014 Lecture Series is a prominent ... read more

Cladding Appears as FIVE Condos Continues to Rise

FIVE Condos, Five St Joseph, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini, ERA
March 26, 2014 12:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It has been a few months since we last checked in on MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments’ FIVE Condos off of Yonge Street just north of Wellesley. read more

Leaders to Convene in Toronto for Inaugural Global Cities Summit

March 26, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A preeminent group of international planning and design professionals will convene in Toronto to discuss big ideas and innovations for cities at The Global City Indicators ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor Ford not invited to this year's Garrison Ball; John Tory talks subway plans; The Billy Bishop expansion debate continues; and more news... Toronto to allow talks on expansion of Billy Bishop ... read more

Photo of the Day: Nucleus

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
March 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring has indeed sprung, but the deep freeze continues to punish. While our interconnected Financial District may as well exist in a climate controlled bubble, that same conglomeration of heating ... read more

OAA Announces 2014 Award Winners

2014 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, OAA
March 25, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The most prominent Ontario architectural firms and various emerging talents in the business are being honoured as recipients at the 2014 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, set to ... read more

Construction Progressing on Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, Toronto, Union Station
March 25, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the debate over expanding Billy Bishop Airport rages on, the nation's largest airport will soon have greatly improved connectivity thanks to Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express, a vital rail link ... read more