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Urban Toronto Visits The New Ritz-Carlton, Part 3: The SkyLobby

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments
April 23, 2010 12:11 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Today Urban Toronto visits the skylobby at Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto in the third part of our tour of the currently under construction hotel and condo. Click here for ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Marilyn Getting Her Hips

Absolute Condos, Toronto, Fernbrook and Cityzen, MAD architects
April 23, 2010 12:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Absolute World continues its rise in Mississauga. The unique twisting design has resulted in the project getting the nickname of "Marilyn". And as the following photo shows its easy to see why. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010 12:06 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
T.O. has a hangup about saving Transit City (Toronto Sun) Campaign mounts to save Toronto's transit plan, but city may be flexible (National Post) Athletes’ Village moving forward on waterfront ... read more

The Mercer Condos By Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes Coming Soon

Mercer Condominiums, Toronto, Graywood and Beaverhall Homes
April 22, 2010 11:41 am | by Craig White | Comments
Beaverhall Homes (Europa on College) and Graywood Developments (The Ritz-Calton) have teamed up to build a tower at Mercer and John in the Theatre District. The 33 storey Mercer (formerly ... read more

Hot Docs 2010: Paul Goldberger

Hot Docs 2010: Paul Goldberger
April 22, 2010 11:32 am | by Craig White | Comments
Are you interested in Cities? In Architecture? In Urban Planning? Does the way we all connect with each other amidst the tall buildings and bustling streets of the places we call home endlessly ... read more

Urban Toronto Visits The New Ritz-Carlton, Part 2: Penthouse Tour

Ritz-Carlton Penthouse, Toronto by Graywood Developments and Cadillac Fairview
April 22, 2010 11:26 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today, a visit to the 52nd floor of the Ritz-Carlton, and its 10,820 square foot penthouse: Yes, that's a long view: you are looking through several rooms along the southern side of the unit, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010 12:03 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Karen Stintz: University Avenue bike lanes may be better than the process that created them (National Post) Metropasses the latest in condo amenities (Toronto Star) University Ave. bike lanes ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King Peeking Out

One King West hotel condo, Toronto, Stinson Properties
April 22, 2010 12:01 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
One King having a hard time fitting in with its neighbours. Image by Edward Skira read more

Pears on the Avenue Condos By Menkes Sales Centre Launched

Pears on the Avenue, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele Architects
April 21, 2010 1:36 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Alan Menkes, President of Menkes Developments, and Barbara Lawlor, President of Baker Real Estate, launched Menkes' swank new Pears on the Avenue project yesterday evening at their new sales ... read more

1 Gould Street Update by Heritage Toronto

1 Gould Street collapsed facade, Toronto
April 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by Editor | Comments
According to Councillor Kyle Rae's office, 1 Gould Street will be fully restored to its original façade. The building will not be demolished, but will be rebuilt using the original brick that ... read more

Photo of the Day: Japanese Cherry Trees Bloom in High Park

Photo of the Day: Japanese Cherry Trees Bloom in High Park, Toronto
April 21, 2010 12:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Scores of visitors take in the site of the blooming Japanese Sakura cherry trees in High Park. The allee leads from the cafe in the middle of the park down to Grenadier Pond. If you are going to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010 12:06 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Province’s pledge: 4 Transit City lines in 10 years (Toronto Star) Miller shrugs off low livability rating(Toronto Star) Ottawa to give $25-million for new global securities study centre (Globe ... read more

Urban Toronto Visits The New Ritz-Carlton - Part 1

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Condo in toronto by Graywood and Page + Steele Architect
April 21, 2010 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
To start UrbanToronto's visit to the new Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences, we will begin our photo essay on the roof. If you looked skywards yesterday towards the Ritz, you will have seen that ... read more

CityPlace' Canoe Landing Park By Douglas Coupland And Phillips Farevaag Smallengerb Updated

Canoe at Canoe Landing Park, Toronto, Cityplace, Concord Developments
April 21, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Canoe Landing Park, despite looking very inviting and ready to open, is stuck in limbo while the City and the Developer deal with legal matters. The eight-hectare park was built by Concord Adex ... read more

Queens Quay Revitalization Approved

Queens Quay, Waterfronttoronto, Toronto
April 20, 2010 11:59 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The plan to turn Queens Quay into a beautiful world class street has been approved by John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. This follows approval by the City Of Toronto. The new ... read more

Quick Pic: Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Park Bookend Corus Entertainment

Sherbourne Commons and Sugar Beach, Waterfront, Toronto
April 20, 2010 11:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The waterfront is soon to get two new parks and a new office building. Spreading westward from the foot of Sherbourne we find Sherbourne Park, followed by the new head office of media firm Corus, ... read more

Photo Of The Day: 60 Richmond Street East Already Tagged

Photo Of The Day: 60 Richmond Street East Already Tagged
April 20, 2010 11:51 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
60 Richmond East was just recently completed and it has already been tagged. Colourful yes but I'm not sure the architects had this in mind. How did they even get up there? Image by Edward Skira read more

Then and Now: St. Clair and Bathurst

St. Clair West and Wells Hill Avenue, Toronto, 1970's
April 20, 2010 10:53 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today we have a rather special Then and Now to present. The reason? One innocent sounding post brought a barrage of really interesting responses that totally gave us a great look at a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010 12:11 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
City bike-lane strategy gets green light (Toronto Sun) Condo to reach new heights for Canada (Toronto Sun) Proposal for bike lanes on University Avenue passes first hurdle (National ... read more

Renovation comes to 1967 Landmark Old Mill Towers

Old Mill Towers, 39 Old Mill Road, Etobicoke, Ray Mandel
April 19, 2010 4:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As a child, Ray Mandel escaped Nazi persecution in Poland, fleeing with his family to Toronto. By 1957 he had graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Toronto. By 1962 he ... read more