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News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 25, 2010

August 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Scathing TTC service report fails to derail museum plan (Globe and Mail) Construction equipment plummets into downtown park (Globe and Mail) Picton residents try to save one-quarter ... read more

First Hints Of What The New First Canadian Place Cladding Will Look Like

Recladding at First Canadian Place. Photo by nicetommy.
August 25, 2010 12:03 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The first hints of what the new cladding on First Canadian Place will look like was finally revealed yesterday. Work on the Brookfield Properties' owned building is being led by Moed de Armas ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Cadillac Fairview and Lanterra's Maple Leaf Square As Seen From Infinity Condos

Maple Leaf Square as seen from Infinity Condo. Photo by Sam Javanrouh.
August 25, 2010 12:13 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The newly completed Maple Leaf Square as seen from the 35th floor of Conservatory Group's Infinity Condo. The multi-use project, consisting of hotel, retail and office, is topped by two ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010 1:01 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Mayor Miller would likely win if he ran again, poll shows, Picture shows parking officers using disabled spot, Hume: Miller leaves city divided as never before + more news. read more

NameOurCondo Top Ten Names Announced For Cityzen/Fernbrook/Castlepoint Project

August 24, 2010 12:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the condo industry's most successful social media initiatives, Name Our Condo, will announce a winner this Thursday, August 26 at 12:17 pm. The announcement will be part of the opening ... read more

A Future Render Of Canderel Stoneridge's Aura Condo

Aura at College Park, Canderel Stoneridge and Graziani + Corazza.
August 24, 2010 12:29 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A rendering of what the 75 storey Aura Condo should look like when completed from what we presume is the Pantages Tower. Developed by Canderel Stoneridge, and designed by Graziani + ... read more

Rob Ford Announces Plans For Yonge Street Bike Lanes

Rob Ford Announces Plans For Yonge Street Bike Lanes
August 24, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
In a surprise move City Of Toronto Mayoral candidate Rob Ford has reversed himself on the issue of bike lanes. His office stated that if elected Mayor he would recommend new bike lanes for Yonge ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010 12:40 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
TTC told how to improve customer service 78 different ways (National Post) Pan Am track going to York U (Toronto Star) Hume: As a street closes, the city opens up (Toronto ... read more

Trump Toronto Condo Rising While KMPG Sign Is Now Up On The Bay Adelaide Centre

Trump Tower by Talon International and Zeidler Partnership Architects
August 23, 2010 11:35 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump Toronto continues to rise as seen from this picture taken from City Hall. The soon to be second tallest building in Canada is now officially past the half way point. The 60 storey ... read more

Menkes' Pears on the Avenue Brings Modern to Avenue and Davenport

Pears on the Avenue by Menkes, Page+Steele/IBI and Munge Leung
August 23, 2010 11:25 am | by Craig White | Comments
Menkes Developments is bringing a modern 19-storey condominium tower to the corner of Pears Avenue and Avenue Road, just north of Davenport. Pears On The Avenue sports a sleek, ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Queen's Visit

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visiting Toronto's Bay Street in 1959.
August 23, 2010 11:11 am | by Craig White | 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 ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Happy Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian National Exhibition. Photo by thecharioteer.
August 23, 2010 12:41 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The 133rd edition of the Canadian National Exhibition is now upon us. Food, midway rides, the air show and much more brings us back year after year. But are we wearing rose-coloured ... read more

A Future Render Of Canderel Stoneridge's Aura Condo

Rendering of Aura Condo, Toronto, by 3Dementia
August 23, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a quick render to give an idea of the impact of Aura from Bloor and Jarvis. With Aura nearly 100 meters taller than ROCP, it will really change our skyline from all angles. From this view ... read more

Street Signs: Thematic Photographs by Edward Chamberlain

"The Means to This End", by Edward Chamberlain, Toronto
August 22, 2010 1:37 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
There is little in a city that is more elemental to it than the streets it is built on. In the City of Toronto proper we have nearly 10,000 of them. That's a lot to keep track of, too many in fact ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 20, 2010 (The real 20th)

August 20, 2010 11:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Waterfront Toronto unveils ambitious new downtown neighbourhood (National Post) Details of Toronto’s newest waterfront neighbourhood announced (Globe and Mail) Plans revealed for new ... read more

Looking North From The Top Of The Harbourfront Parking Garage

The view of Maple Leaf Square in 2006
August 20, 2010 2:09 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A spin on our Then & Now thread where we take archival photos and replicate the same shot today. Rather than going back one hundred years we decided to go back just four years. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Ritz-Carlton Condo Hotel Has Quite The Window Cleaning Crane

The Ritz-Carlton by Graywood and Cadillac Fairview with Page + Steele and KPF.
August 20, 2010 1:54 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
We got the chance to see the Ritz-Carlton's fully extended window cleaning crane today. We figure they need an extra long one to be able to reach past the extended portions of the tower. The ... read more

Ontario Place Wants Your Thoughts About Revitalization

Aerial shot of Ontario Place capturing the water facilities and its Cinesphere
August 20, 2010 1:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A local 39-year old is feeling its age, and is wondering about making some changes as its forties loom on the horizon. After Ontario Place opened its futuristic pods and the world's first giant ... read more

Surprise: Toronto's Street Signs Make For Engaging Works Of Art

General typology of Toronto street signs
August 20, 2010 1:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Sometimes it seems that there's another style street sign for every street in Toronto, and in fact there are countless looks from over the years and from all of the former municipalities that now ... read more

WaterfrontToronto Unveils Bayside, A New Neighbourhood On The Harbour

Plan of Toronto's East Bayfront with labels
August 20, 2010 12:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
WaterfrontToronto has unveiled plans for Bayside, its largest makeover yet, a 4 hectare (10 acre) parcel on the south side of Queens Quay Boulevard between Sherbourne and Parliament ... read more