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Design Revealed for Menkes' Waterfront Innovation Centre

Looking east at the proposed Waterfront Innovation Centre, image by Menkes
February 6, 2015 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Change is once again coming to the East Bayfront after Waterfront Toronto and Menkes Developments officially announced today the addition of a 350,000 square foot office complex. Located just ... read more

New Urbanist Town of Queensville Prepares for Construction

Queensville, new urbanism, east gwillimbury, toronto, sprawl
February 6, 2015 3:33 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The long planned, expanded town of Queensville is finally set for ground breaking. The new community that is to eventually house 30,000 people to the north of Newmarket is advancing to ... read more

The Bond's 'Connect and Capture' Photo Contest A Big Success

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto, Connect and Capture
February 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction continues on The Bond, developer Lifetime Developments has been celebrating the vibrancy and culture of Toronto's Entertainment District with a social media ... read more

Our First Glimpse at Hariri Pontarini's Design for 1 Eglinton East

1 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Davpart, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 6, 2015 2:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was only six weeks ago when we broke the news of a 68-storey proposal for the southeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton. The initial rezoning application was light on details, but the proposed ... read more

BILD Hosting Panel at The GTA Home + Reno Show February 14th

BILD, Toronto, GTA Home + Reno Show
February 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From February 13th through February 16th, Mississauga's International Centre will be transformed into a home-improvement mecca for the GTA Home + Reno Show. The show will bring together some ... read more

360 Degree Video Reveals Every Angle of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Projectcore, Gehry Partners
February 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The word "iconic" gets a lot of mileage in architecture discussions, being used to describe special buildings all over the world, large and small. Few buildings in a city, if any, should have this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada’s top mayors band together to push for better federal funding; During a pivotal year, Waterfront Toronto readies for change at the top; The hunt is on to fill ... read more

Photo of the Day: Offramp

Photo of the Day, York-Bay-Yonge offramp, Toronto
February 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The looping York-Bay-Yonge offramp from the Gardiner Expressway will be torn down and replaced by a shorter ramp to meet ground level at Simcoe Street in the next few years, greatly ... read more

The Finishing Touches: Touring the Canary District

The west face of Canary Park, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 5, 2015 7:36 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's newest neighbourhood is almost ready for its closeup as finishing touches are completed on the Canary District and Pan Am Village just east of Downtown. The West Don Lands neighbourhood ... read more

ULI Holds Urban Ideas Competition for Downtown Revitalization

brampton, downtown, urban land institute
February 5, 2015 5:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Urban Land Institute is holding its second annual Urban Ideas Competition, this time in cooperation with the Downtown Brampton Development Corporation. The competition this year focuses on ... read more

Previewing The Craftsman Condos' Sales Centre in Clarkson Village

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK group of companies, Mississauga
February 5, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer VANDYK group of companies is bringing a new condominium community to the quiet Clarkson Village area in Mississauga. The Craftsman Condominium Residences will feature ... read more

Major Redevelopment at 400 Front West by State Building Group

400 Front Street, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Public Work, State Building Group
February 5, 2015 12:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The State Building Group and Stanford Homes have proposed an extensive redevelopment of what are currently surface parking lots at Front and Spadina in Downtown Toronto. The property at 400 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 100 Yorkville at Bellair

Throwback Thursday, 100 Yorkville at Bellair, Toronto
February 5, 2015 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development continues to add density to Toronto's trendy Yorkville area, home to some of Canada's most posh retailers and exclusive restaurants. Back in 2007, excavation was progressing at the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 7:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC’s generation-old streetcar fleet shows its age in winter; Toronto board recommends selling four schools, reviewing 31 more; Karen Stintz is back with morning radio ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snow Day

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sony Centre, Front Street, Snow
February 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Winter storm on Sunday night and Monday morning left Toronto's streets and sidewalks inundated with snow. The storm caused quite the headache for commuters at the start of the work week, as ... read more

Madison Homes Proposes 67-storey 0-shaped Tower on Mercer

15-35 Mercer, Toronto, preliminary design by Teeple Architects for Madison Homes
February 4, 2015 3:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Madison Homes is preparing an application to build 67-storey building shaped like a squared-off 0 in Toronto's Entertainment District. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building is proposed at ... read more

Ryerson Image Centre Glowing to Raise Homelessness Awareness

Patricio Davila, Dave Colangelo, Ryerson Image centre, toronto
February 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For the second year running, media artists Patricio Davila and Dave Colangelo present In The Air, Tonight, a month-long reactive architecture installation that transforms the ... read more

Insider Q&A: Herb Lewington of EllisDon

Insider Q&A: Herb Lewington of EllisDon
February 4, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction industry is essential to Toronto's economy, carrying out the plans of developers and architects, supplying the physical efforts it takes to reshape a city. UrbanToronto has spoken ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 4, 2015

February 4, 2015 7:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough residents weigh in on subway plan; Wrigley to close 53-year-old Toronto gum factory, cut 383 jobs; Canada's big city mayors ready to push urban agenda; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Teardown

Photo of the Day, Regent Park, 605 Whiteside Place, Demolition, Toronto
February 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demolition of 605 Whiteside Place in Regent Park has attracted several photographers over the past several days, and photos continue to appear in our Forum threads and on the UrbanToronto ... read more