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Hotel X Growing Steadily at Exhibition Place

Hotel X, The Library Hotel Collection, Exhibition Place, Brookfield Multiplex
September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian National Exhibition has come and gone for another year, and with it, the Summer. Many who attended the Ex this year noticed the construction site for Hotel X, prominently rising ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford makes first public appearance since cancer diagnosis at Ford Fest; Mississauga mayoral election: Platforms of the two front-runners; Toronto city councillor ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Spelunking

Photo of the Day, subway tunnel, Toronto
September 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is changing fast; a fact we can all recognize. While most of this growth is happening above ground and up into the sky, one of the most significant projects under way at this time is ... read more

Deerhurst Resort $500M Master Plan Includes New Muskoka Village

Village Centre includes a cobblestone road, shops and condos. Image by Skyline.
September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As summer ends and the leaves begin to change, the draw of Muskoka heightens; it's hard to resist the colours of autumn sweeping across the hills, especially when they are reflected in some of ... read more

Enigma on the Park Presentation Centre to Open Saturday

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects
September 26, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition crews have been busy for the past few months, clearing and preparing the site of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, a daringly designed condominium coming to a Bloordale ... read more

Union-Pearson Express Trains now Testing in Toronto

Union-Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Union Station, Pearson Airport
September 26, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving around Toronto can be quite the hassle these days, and with the city just getting busier, various infrastructure projects are working to improve the way we move around the city. The ... read more

Luxurious Spaces and Amazing Views: Touring the Delta Toronto

The reflective glass results in some interesting views. Image by Jack Landau.
September 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's new downtown extension, a district immediately south of the railway lands and recently dubbed the 'Southcore', is morphing from a hub of construction activity into one of daily life. A ... read more

Surprises and Delights: June Callwood Park Opens October 4

Ure-tech surfaces colour much of June Callwood Park pink, Toronto, gh3
September 26, 2014 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
As crowds roam downtown Toronto neighbourhoods the evening of Saturday, October 4 and on into the wee hours of October 5 seeking out the ephemeral installations that make Nuit Blanche a ... read more

Nuit Blanche Expands Its Reach Beyond the Downtown Core

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
September 26, 2014 9:50 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Saturday, October 4, crowds will pour into central Toronto for the city's annual after hours—6:53 p.m. to sunrise—exhibition of contemporary art, Nuit Blanche. As wading through pedestrian ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory to focus on debates where Doug Ford is present; Olivia Chow accuses John Tory of being scared to debate her one-on-one; GO Transit in the dark on details of dangerous ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kensington Market

Photo of the Day, Kensington Market, Toronto
September 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most beloved cultural hotspots, Kensington Market easily ranks on most Torontonians' list of most interesting neighbourhoods. For some it is the food, and for others it is the ... read more

Alex Chapman Retires and a New Era Begins at UNION31

September 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
For the past three decades, UNION31 has created beautiful interiors for condos, offices, stores, and homes in Toronto and abroad. Over the past several years UrbanToronto has reported on many of ... read more

Public Invited to Learn About and Discuss Wayfinding in Toronto

City of Toronto, Wayfinding
September 25, 2014 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is vitally important when we navigate through areas we are unfamiliar with, or where our normal routes are diverted temporarily. With plenty of construction projects tearing up ... read more

U of T Daniels Architecture Announces 2014-2015 Lectures

U of T John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto
September 25, 2014 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, to move next year from their current home at Huron and College to a restored and expanded facility at Spadina and College, has ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Moss Park Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Toronto skyline, Moss Park
September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline's impressive growth over the past several years has made for some pretty cool photo comparisons in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature, and today we return with another look ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 7:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford attacks Tory’s credentials in impromptu news conference; Brampton council puts off issue of misspending by mayor; Rob Ford had city-funded driver drop him off at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Curved and Broken Glass

Photo of the Day, Loblaws, CityPlace, Toronto
September 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The juxtaposition of old and new is something we see a lot of in Toronto, where new development and historic building stock are often situated side by side. Concord CityPlace, despite being built ... read more

Daniels Bringing Big Changes to Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway

Erin Mills, Kirkor Architects, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
September 24, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The revitalization of the Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall in Mississauga is no longer the only major construction project at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway, ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: D'Arcy Jones

Ryerson University Architecture Lecture, D'arcy Jones
September 24, 2014 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will continue their ongoing series of architecture lectures with a talk by Vancouver-based ... read more

Concert Properties Bringing The Kip District to Kipling and Dundas

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
September 24, 2014 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since Concert Properties' 2013 purchase of the former Canadian Tire location at 5365 Dundas Street West adjacent to Kipling subway and GO station in Etobicoke, many have been wondering what ... read more