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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 3:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Change is in the air at the Bay (National Post) Cracked rail knocks out downtown subway service during morning rush (Globe and Mail) Hume: Heritage report paints bleak picture (Toronto Star) City ... read more

Excavation Begins For The Bremner Tower & Delta Hotel at Southcore Financial Centre

Southcore Financial Centre by bcIMC and KPMB Architects with Steele + Page/IBI
February 14, 2011 2:09 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Pile drivers have arrived onsite, and the excavation process is underway for Toronto's latest downtown office tower and hotel. Great West Life and bcIMC are currently completing the first building ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Toronto Street

Toronto Street in Toronto
February 14, 2011 1:57 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we will both be highlighting a historic photo of the city's people, places and events, ... read more

Excavation Almost Completed At Waterlink at Pier 27 By Cityzen and Fernbrook

Waterlink at Pier 27 is by Cityzen and Fernbrook and architectsAlliance.
February 14, 2011 11:30 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Quick Pic, by roving forum member Jasonzed, is taken from high up on the CN Tower (lots of relatives visiting the city Jason?). It shows that excavation is almost complete for the first ... read more

Photo of the Day: Jarvis Street - How Photography Can Make Something Look Better Than It Really Is

Looking north on Jarvis. Photo by androiduk.
February 13, 2011 11:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day, taken by forum member androiduk, shows just how much good photography can make us see things in a different light. It took us a few seconds before we realized that we ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For February 13, 2011

February 13, 2011 8:48 pm | by Editor | Comments
News headlines from around the internet including a National Post article about Doug Ford's Retort and information about Ontario's suspension of offshore wind turbine projects. read more

Tower Crane Arrives for 300 Front Street West

300 Front St W by Tridel with Wallman Architects and Claude Cormier Landscapes
February 13, 2011 12:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto members Red Mars and Jasonzed were around on Saturday to see the assembly of the first crane at the 300 Front Street West Condo project by Tridel. They have documented the ... read more

Phase Two Of Parade Condos at Concord Adex's CityPlace Begins To Rise

Photo of Phase Two of Parade at CityPlace by Concord
February 11, 2011 6:03 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Phase two of Parade Condos starts to impact the skyline as it begins to rise. Here we see the base of the cylindarical 44 storey tower anchoring the west phase of the project. The Kohn Pedersen ... read more

New And Old Make For Great Neighbours At Cityscape And Dundee Realty's Distillery District

A roof top view of the snowy Distillery District in the dead of a Toronto Winter
February 11, 2011 5:59 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Distillery District really looks old-timey is this picture. Must be the snow. And this photo shows how a well designed modern condo tower like Pure Spirit can fit in perfectly. read more

Steeles West Station on the Spadina Subway Extension Rethought

Steeles West Subway Station is part of the Spadina Subway Extension project.
February 11, 2011 9:54 am | by Craig White | Comments
Work on the extension of the Spadina subway line from its current terminus at Downsview as far as Vaughan's City Centre by Highway 7 and Jane Street is underway, with the opening of the line ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011 1:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Chris Selley: Doug Ford retort not out of bounds (National Post) SRO at Civic Action Summit; Honderich can’t find a seat (National Post) Ontario government suspends all offshore wind ... read more

Alterra Group and Zinc Developments Group Bringing 36 Hazelton Luxury Condo To Yorkville

36 Hazelton, Alterra Group, Zinc Developments Group, Toronto Condos
February 10, 2011 11:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
36 Hazelton condos is coming to 36 Hazelton Avenue in Yorkville. This 7 storey luxury condo features 19 units in a building that incorporates the 1920s vintage St. Basil’s School. Alterra Group ... read more

Two Significant Condo Proposals for Etobicoke's Dundas West Strip

5485-5487 Dundas St West @Shorncliffe Rd, Toronto Condos, Quadrangle
February 10, 2011 11:01 am | by Craig White | Comments
The strip of Dundas Street west from Kipling in Etobicoke is not renowned as Toronto's most beautiful. In fact, the hodgepodge of single storey retail, the sea of parking lots, and the odd small ... read more

Photo Of The Day: GO Trains Waiting For Rush Hour

GO Trains waiting for afternoon rush, Toronto
February 9, 2011 11:25 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day, which is by forum member androiduk, was taken near Bathurst and Front. Here he spotlights our very distinctive GO Trains as they wait for afternoon rush hour. image by ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For February 10, 2011

February 9, 2011 11:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Joe O’Connor: Calgary Mayor wows Toronto, praises Ford (National Post) Ford eyes asset sale to close $500M budget gap (National Post) Old City of York a test lab for Toronto’s garbage ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Towers Slowly Marching Towards The CN Tower

Photo Of The Day: Towers Slowly Marching Towards The CN Tower Toronto
February 9, 2011 12:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day, taken by Urban Toronto forum member androiduk, shows the CN Tower slowly being encroached by downtown's towers. image by androiduk When first built the CN Tower was ... read more

Limelight Condos By Daniels Corporation Slowly Rising Towards The Street

Limelight Condominiums, Toronto Condos, Mississauga, Daniels Corporation
February 9, 2011 11:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction work continues on Limelight Condominiums in downtown Mississauga. Here we see work on the parking levels for the the two tower complex featuring 32 and 22 storey condos above a retail ... read more

Fernbrook & Cityzen's Absolute World Condos Tower 5 About to Top Off

Absolute World, Toronto Condos, Mississauga, Fernbrook Homes, Cityzen
February 9, 2011 11:49 am | by Craig White | Comments
Tower E, the fifth and last tower at Absolute World Condos, Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen's standout Mississauga City Centre project, is about to top off. 56-storey Tower D, nicknamed Marilyn, ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For February 9, 2011

February 8, 2011 11:34 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Bring your own snow shovel to the Sherbourne Commons (National Post) Kelly McParland: Councillors’ salaries should grow with experience (National Post) Privatization: How ... read more

Photo Of The Day: MuseumHouse Condos By Yorkville Group Nearing Completion At 206 Bloor West

MuseumHouse condos Toronto by the Yorkville Group with Page + Steele architects
February 8, 2011 3:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day spotlights the new MuseumHouse luxury condos. Rising at 206 Bloor West, this 19 storey condo is being developed by the Yorkville Group.  Image by jasonzed read more