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Former Torch Remade Ad City-TV & OMNI-TV's H.Q.

March 31, 2010 2:48 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
One of the most unfortunate additions to the city in recent years is starting to get a bit of a makeover. The building, formerly known as Torch, has had major issues since its inception. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The 401's 18 Lanes

18 Lanes on Highway 401 in Mississauga
March 31, 2010 12:05 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The 401 is the world's busiest freeway. Not surprising then that it hits 18 lanes in spots like this section in Mississauga. Not very urban friendly but pretty cool to look at from above. Image by ... read more

Redevelopment of Northwest Corner of Queen and McCaul

Artists Rendering of 226 Queen Street West
March 30, 2010 2:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Redevelopment is coming to Queen and McCaul according to councillor Adam Vaughan's newsletter. He reports: read more

Waterfront Toronto: East Bayfront Construction Updates (March 17, 2010)

Update on Construction at Sugar Beach
March 30, 2010 1:50 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work on the East Bayfront continues largely hidden behind hoarding. Waterfront Toronto's latest update from their March 17 board meeting bring us up to speed on the work that's going on back ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from The Internet For March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 12:44 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Protesters tell developers to park it, Congestion costing $5 billion annually, Transit still not a priority for province + more news. read more

It Was 56 Years Ago Today...

Yonge Subway Line Toronto Opened March 30, 1954
March 30, 2010 10:38 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
It was 56 ago today, Leslie Frost and Allan Lamport taught the band to play. They've been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you, the act ... read more

Ritz-Carlton Cladding Reaching For The Top

Cladding Underway at the Ritz-Carlton
March 30, 2010 12:23 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Cladding now reaches the roof portion of this signature building. We now await the cladding of the slanted roof. Cladding Underway at the Ritz-Carlton courtesy of nicetommy read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 12:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Walk Under Toronto: A difficult PATH to follow (National Post) Disney eyeing office space at CBC headquarters (Toronto Star) Artfully mapping Toronto (Toronto Star) Toronto commuting times ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bloor Street Revitalization

Photo of the Day showing construction of the Bloor Street Revitalization
March 30, 2010 12:11 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This will be the second summer of work on revitalizing Bloor Street. Can't wait to see it fully completed. Image by androiduk read more

Toronto Community Housing's New Project: Block 31

City Place Map, Toronto, Blocks 36, 32 and 31
March 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Last week we took a look at the new TCHC projects coming to the west end of the old rail lands. Namely Blocks 36, 32 and 31. Now comes word that changes are coming to Block 31. City Place Map, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 9:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Battle over Midtown's 'windswept wasteland (Toronto Sun) $4B transit funding delay leaves Miller furious, observers perplexed (National Post) In new Yonge/Eglinton debate, a switch of roles for ... read more

New Sorbara Group Condo Coming To 32 Camden Street

32 Camden Street Condominiums by Sorbara Group
March 29, 2010 12:25 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
32 Camden is the lastest project from the Sorbara Group. Located at Camden and Spadina, this Core Architects designed live/work building will rise 10 storeys. Sorbara Group's other downtown ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Disera Drive in Vaughan

Smart Centre on Disera Drive in Vaughan
March 29, 2010 12:02 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
We seriously had no idea about this street. Come on 905ers you need to keep us updated. Does this street work in urban terms or is it as real as the Disney backlot? We'd like to see some ... read more

One Bloor and Four Seasons Dominate in Future Rendering of Bloor Street Neighbourhood

Toronto Skyline with One Bloor Condominiums
March 27, 2010 10:49 am | by Editor | Comments
Forum member urbandreamer created a great rendering of the Yonge and Bloor skyline seen from the south - One Bloor is on the right, while the new Four Seasons Hotel is on the left. Toronto ... read more

Project Renderings and Interiors of One Bloor East

David Gerofsky, Anna Simone, Janet Rosenberg and David Pontarini.
March 26, 2010 12:31 pm | by Craig White | Comments
David Gerofsky, President and COO of developer Great Gulf, has launched sales at their One Bloor project on the southeast corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto. The 65 storey condominium ... read more

One Bedford Topped Off And Cladding Almost Complete

Construction at One Bedford Condominiums by Lanterra
March 26, 2010 10:43 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Designed by KPMB in conjunction with Page & Steele, One Bedford, a 32 storey condo, is being developed by Lanterra. It situated in a great location, just above the subway, and with stunning, ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Skyline From Danforth & Broadview

Photo Of The Day: Downtown Toronto Skyline From Danforth & Broadview
March 26, 2010 12:48 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
What more can we say other than this is one of the best places in town to view the downtown skyline. Image by yonderbean read more

A Cool Time-Lapse of Lumiere Condos By Menkes And Lifetime Developments Under Construction

March 25, 2010 12:11 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A cool zoomed in time-lapse of Lumiere condos by Menkes and Lifetime Developments with Ritz-Carlton and Festival Tower in the background. read more

UrbanToronto Looking for Editor, Writers and Interns

St. James Cathedral clock in the midst of a foggy night in Toronto
March 25, 2010 10:06 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
We recently posted that we were looking for an editor, freelance writers and for interns. It has come to our attention that people thought we were looking for volunteers to fill these positions. ... read more

Toronto Growing Up: The Start of Toronto's Skyline in 1971

Toronto Growing Up: The Start of Toronto's Skyline in 1971
March 25, 2010 12:43 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Toronto starting to create a real skyline as seen in this photo circa 1971. Here we have the Sheraton Centre, York Centre and Commerce Court West all under construction at the same time. Commerce ... read more