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Major Three-Tower Scarborough Redevelopment Evolves at DRP

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
July 11, 2016 1:06 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Highway 401, and east of Kennedy Road, SAMM Developments' 'The Kennedys' aims to transform a strip of Scarborough parking into a high-density residential community. On July 5th, the ... read more

Family-Friendly Layouts Offered at J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Graziani + Corazza, Mattamy, Biddington, Toronto
July 11, 2016 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House now over 75% sold out, suite availability is tightening at the new 9-storey Graziani + Corazza-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brimley: The Station That Never Was; 905 condo boom attracts millennials priced out of other markets; TTC installing new PRESTO fare gates at three more stations; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dark Skies

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, L Tower
July 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Lori Whelan, presents a view from the top of a parking garage in Toronto's St. Lawrence district. Facing ... read more

Province Announces Retrofit of Macdonald Block Office Complex

Aeries view of the Whitney Block (left) and MacDonald block (right), image by Ke
July 8, 2016 5:27 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Stretching from Grosvenor to Wellesley, Toronto's Macdonald Block of office buildings is home to 15 of Ontario's ministries and 12 cabinet ministers, serving as the nerve centre for much of the ... read more

Concert Properties Celebrate The Kip District Ground Breaking

Ground breaking at The Kip District by Concert Properties, Etobicoke
July 8, 2016 5:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concert Properties celebrated ground breaking for 'Kip One,' the 29-storey first tower at their Kip District development in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke this morning. The IBI Group-designed ... read more

Eight Cumberland Hitting the Market with Fresh New Design

Eight Cumberland, Great Gulf, Phantom Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 8, 2016 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following an early-2015 submission by Phantom Developments proposing a 64-storey residential tower at Yonge and Cumberland in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood, Phantom has partnered ... read more

Rockport's George Condos and Towns Emphasize Outdoor Space

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by Rockport, RAW
July 8, 2016 12:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Taking its name from 19th century horticulturalist George Leslie—for whom the Leslieville neighbourhood is also named—Rockport's George Condos and Towns is coming to Toronto's Queen Street East. ... read more

36-Storey Infill Proposed on a Midtown Tower-in-the-Park Site

89 Roehampton, Pabs Corporation, Roehampton Apartments, Quadrangle Architects
July 8, 2016 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Eglinton area has grown to become one of Toronto's hottest development nodes, spurred by unwavering demand and a major transit expansion. Increasing land values in the neighbourhood ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke councillor wants city to examine bicycle licensing; Rent relief coming for 550 Toronto families waiting for affordable housing; TTC Abdicates Responsibility for ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One King West
July 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Joel Gale, highlights the slender form of Stinson Properties and Projectcore's One King West. ... read more

2 Gibbs Road Makes First Pass at Design Review Panel

2 Gibbs Road, Edilcan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
July 7, 2016 5:52 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The intensification of the Highway 427 corridor in Etobicoke is picking up steam with Edilcan's multi-tower proposal at 2 Gibbs Road, which made its first pass through Toronto's Design Review ... read more

Massive Mural Comes to Yonge & St. Clair Starting July 8

The artist's conceptual drawing, image courtesy of KG&A
July 7, 2016 5:29 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The blank western face of the Padulo Building somehow fits the neighbourhood. Facing away from the corner of Yonge and St. Clair that's steps behind it, does the 12-storey building's unadorned ... read more

Daniels Waterfront: Previewing the Lighthouse Tower Amenities

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation,
July 7, 2016 4:17 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With cranes already raised for the office towers on Queens Quay, Daniels Waterfront—City of the Arts is beginning to make an impact on the Toronto waterfront. Just north of the rising ... read more

Introducing Alterra's 159SW Condos at Sherbourne and Wellesley

159SW Condos, Toronto, Richmond Architects, Alterra Group of Companies
July 7, 2016 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being purchased by Alterra Group of Companies last year, plans have been put in motion to redevelop the site of a former gas station and donut shop at the southwest corner of ... read more

Introducing Mattamy and Biddington's Vita on the Lake

Vita on the Lake, Toronto, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, gh3
July 7, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been three and a half years since the very last of the shabby motels on Etobicoke's waterfront bit the dust, and the high-density Humber Bay Shores area that has replaced them over the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Eglinton

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge Eglinton
July 7, 2016 10:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area has been in a continuous state of transformation for a few years now, as new condominium towers populate the area surrounding the bustling Midtown intersection. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lower TTC ridership leaves $25 million budget gap; The Dwindling Capacity of the Yonge Subway; Toronto home prices surge 20% as buyers face ‘uphill battle’; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: City Hall and the TORONTO Sign

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sign, City Hall
July 7, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being installed prior to the 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, the TORONTO sign in Nathan Phillips Square has become a favourite for photographers. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

Galleria Mall Redevelopment Assessed at Design Review Panel

Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Toronto, by Freed, ELAD
July 6, 2016 6:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
There is no proposal, and there is no application, yet the planned Galleria Mall redevelopment is in some ways already more evolved than many of the submissions that come before the City of ... read more