news

Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio 2 Condos Launches on Richmond

Studio 2 condos arrive on Richmond St. Toronto, by Aspen Ridge Homes
August 31, 2011 5:02 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We have known for a while that Studio, the 31-storey condominium tower on Richmond from Aspen Ridge Homes, would be joined by a big sister. Today, the curtains come off the 41-storey sibling ... read more

Second Bridge Coming To CityPlace — This Time To Parade Condos

Concord Adex's CityPlace Parade Condos Designed By KPF
August 31, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Concord Adex recently began the process of adding a bridge connecting CityPlace to Front Street. We covered the installation of the Puente de Luz Bridge in great detail here. But there's ... read more

Retail Podium Taking Shape At Canderel Stoneridge's Aura at College Park Condos

Aura at College Park Condos Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge
August 31, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day takes us to the construction of the new Aura at College Park condos. Taken by UrbanToronto forum member steveve, the photo shows the four storey retail podium as it takes ... read more

George Brown College's New Waterfront Campus Coming Along

George Brown College Health Sciences Waterfront Campus design by KPMB Architects
August 30, 2011 3:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
George Brown College, which has two main campuses in Toronto, and is busy adding a third on the waterfront. Just to the east of the recently completed Corus Quay, and surrounded by Waterfront ... read more

Cladding Continues To Rise At Aspen Ridge Homes' 77 Charles West Condos

77 Charles West Condos by Aspen Ridge Homes
August 30, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
As cladding continues to be added to 77 Charles West condos we're getting a better idea of the final look. This photo, taken by UrbanToronto forum member dt_toronto_geek, shows both glass and ... read more

Then and Now: Front and Overend

Front Street East and Overend, Toronto
August 30, 2011 9:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
This is the last one for a few days... taking some time off. I'll be back resuming things with a post for Tuesday, September 6. Then. February 24, 1925. Front Street east of Overend ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011 9:13 am | by Editor | Comments
Ford moves to take control of port lands denounced, website seeks louder for citizens opinions, George Brown a proud part of Toronto's waterfront plan and more. Ford’s 'abrupt and odd' move to ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Trump Getting Its Dome

Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto begins to get its dome.
August 30, 2011 1:54 am | by Craig White | Comments
The erection of the quater onion dome at the top of Talon International's Trump International Hotel and Tower which began on the weekend, was captured by many UrbanToronto photographers over the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Welcome To The Canadian National Exhibition 2011

Photo Of The Day: Welcome To Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition 2011
August 30, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto took the day off yesterday and went to the Canadian National Exhibition. Lots of food, rides and plenty of fun.  Image by Edward Skira But we certainly didn't forget our mandate ... read more

Monarch Launches Lago Condos with an Opening on the Lake

Sales centre opens for Lago condos on the waterfront by Monarch Group, Toronto
August 29, 2011 2:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Monarch launched sales at its 49-storey Lago Condominiums this past weekend with the premiere opening of their new sales centre in a beatuful spot overlooking Humber Bay and the Toronto skyline. ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Allen Beach Theatre

Allen Beach Theatre, Toronto, 1919
August 29, 2011 1:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we highlight historic photos of the city's people, places and events, and tell ... read more

A Quick Update On Symmetry Developments' Linea on Bayview Condos

Linea on Bayview Condos by Symmetry Developments
August 29, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
One of our favourite smaller townhome projects is Linea on Bayview. Located just north of Sheppard at 2956 Bayview Avenue, the 3 storey project contains 11 units. Here, in this photo by ... read more

Then and Now: High Park Presbyterian Church

High Park Presbyterian Church, Toronto, 1916
August 29, 2011 8:07 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northwest corner of Roncesvalles and Wright, circa 1916. High Park Presbyterian Church. The Toronto firm of Smith and Gemmell also designed Knox College on Spadina Crescent; of which we were ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011 8:05 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto bits farewell to Jack Layton, city wants to seize port lands project, bricks fall from downtown building and more. Photos: Bidding farewell to Jack Layton (Globe & Mail) Toronto ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre Gets A New Neighbour In Trump Toronto

Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre Gets A New Neighbour In Trump Toronto
August 29, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Bay Adelaide Centre is getting a new neighbour in the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto. Both are visible in today's Photo Of The Day by UrbanToronto forum member ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp to Makeover Existing Four Seasons Hotel as the New Residences of Yorkville Plaza

The New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, in Toronto, by Camrost-Felcorp
August 26, 2011 3:43 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In a year or so's time, the building that has served as the Four Seasons Yorkville Hotel will be vacated as the hotel moves down the road to Bay Street. A question that many an UrbanToronto reader ... read more

Station creation underway on the Spadina subway extension

Construction well underway at Sheppard West/Downsview Park station on the Spadin
August 26, 2011 12:00 pm | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
After years of talk and countless media events, construction is underway on the six stations of the Spadina subway extension. The extension will push the Spadina side of the ... read more

Living Luxuriously: A Tour of the Festival Tower (Part Three)

Pool House from the Fitness Centre Festival Tower, Toronto. Image by Craig White
August 26, 2011 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
For the last two days, the Festival Tower has opened its doors to UrbanToronto allowing an exclusive look at the top-notch amenities the building offers. These amenities are themed appropriately ... read more

Living Shangri-La Toronto Brightening Up The Skyline

Living Shangri-La Toronto hotel and condos by Westbank
August 26, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Living Shangri-La Toronto hotel and condos continues to rise as seen in this photo by UrbanToronto forum member nicetommy. The 66 storey tower has about 12 more floors to go.  Image by nicetommy read more

Then and Now: Glengowan Road

Glengowan Road, Toronto, 1915
August 26, 2011 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 4 Glengowan Road, circa 1915. (Thanks, wwwebster.) Now.  July 2011. Those 4 narrow little windows... I'd open them up into one big one to let in more light but that's me.  :) read more