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Photo of the Day: Closing Time

Photo of the Day, Rogers Centre, SkyDome , Toronto
November 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1989 as the SkyDome, the now-renamed Rogers Centre still manages to impress with its massive scale even after a quarter century. The stadium was an engineering marvel in its early days, ... read more

Touring Ivory on Adelaide in Advance of First Move-Ins

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2014 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the construction of Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, a 22-storey Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower nearing completion on ... read more

Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein Talk The Barrington

Larry Blankenstein and Murray Goldman, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 3, 2014 3:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein both know a thing or two about developing and transforming Toronto neighbourhoods. Their respective companies, The Goldman Group and The Lash Group of ... read more

Teeple-Designed Wing Taking Shape at the Boulevard Club

Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement Project, Teeple Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well under way at Toronto's venerable Boulevard Club located along Lake Shore Boulevard as it rounds Humber Bay. The club's new West Wing, designed by Teeple ... read more

Topping Off October 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2014, UrbanToronto
November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy October at UrbanToronto, as we kept pace with the onslaught of new commercial and residential developments and proposals throughout the city. With the month now over, we look back at ... read more

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

November 3, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Liberty Village needs another pedestrian-cycling bridge, developers believe; Traffic light synergy an elusive dream in Toronto; SmartTrack delays could dent credibility of John ... read more

Photo of the Day: North of the Core

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place view, Toronto
November 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of the coolest photos we see on UrbanToronto come from the upper reaches of our city's several skyscrapers. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Amenities to Take Centre Stage at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Rosario Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza, Toronto
October 31, 2014 7:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growth of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline continues to impress. With the Bloor-Yonge subway interchange station central to the area, and Toronto's best shopping in the surrounding blocks, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station, Toronto, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension.
October 31, 2014 5:37 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work on Downsview Park Station on the Spadina subway extension is progressing. We catch up with the latest at the most southerly of the six new stations. read more

Chestnut Hill Bringing Lotus Condos to Bayview and Sheppard

Chestnut Hill Homes, Fortress RDI, Lotus, Bayview, Sheppard, Toronto
October 31, 2014 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in its 12th year of operation, the TTC's Sheppard subway has spurred much redevelopment along the suburban North York arterial below which it runs. Since the early 2000s, Sheppard Avenue has ... read more

Toronto Skyscraper Stair Climb Raises Funds for the United Way

October 31, 2014 2:28 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Toronto is a city full of office towers and sky-scraping condominiums, with more going up on what seems like a daily basis. More and more of us ride elevators to our offices and homes every day ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at INDX Condos in the Financial District

INDX Condos, Lifetime, CentreCourt, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
October 31, 2014 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over two months since we last visited the construction site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' INDX Condos, a 54-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, Toronto
October 31, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we checked in on the progress of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre. When we last visited the site of the 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt ... read more

East VS West: Intelligent Discussion on a Not So Important Topic

River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, West Don Lands, Toronto
October 31, 2014 10:05 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Saucier + Perrotte Architects-designed River City plan is reshaping a part of Toronto's East side, bringing thousands of new residents to an area that was once abandoned industrial lands. With ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 6:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory says councillor support for SmartTrack will play role when he selects executive committee; Rob Ford’s 20-year-old nephew says he’ll make a good school trustee because he ... read more

Photo of the Day: Masked Protector

Photo of the Day, Spider-Man, skyline, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have seen plenty of amazing shots from the photographers in Toronto's "rooftopping" community, most of which focus on the views found from the roofs of the city's high-rise buildings. In ... read more

160 Front West Update Redux

160 Front Street West Toronto by AS+GG Architecture for Cadillac Fairview
October 30, 2014 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We're jamming the genie back into the bottle for a while (you can do that, right?) on 160 Front West, a proposed 54-storey office tower for the west side of Toronto's Downtown Core. The Cadillac ... read more

High Performance Athletes Get a New Home at the Goldring Centre

Goldring Centre, Patkau Architects, MJM Architects, Varsity, UofT, Toronto
October 30, 2014 2:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Academics are undeniably at the core of university life. Caught in the midterm season, students have their heads buried in textbooks and notes with an ample amount of coffee standing by. Yet ... read more

Urbanation's Q3 Results Show Condo Sales Are On The Rise

Urbanation, Q3 Market Report, Toronto, Condominiums
October 30, 2014 11:50 am | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
The results are in and Toronto's condominium market is booming this quarter. Urbanation Inc., Toronto's leading research firm on the condominium market, released its Q3-2014 market results today. ... read more

Construction Progressing on Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
October 30, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District's transformation from a post-industrial rough-around-the-edges club district into a densely-populated mostly vertical mixed-use neighbourhood continues with the ... read more