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Quick Pic: The New Sick Kids Research Centre Begins Construction

Sick Kids Research Centre designed by Diamond+Schmitt
May 5, 2010 5:18 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work on the new Sick Kids Research Centre begins. The $400 million dollar project, designed by Diamond + Schmitt, will be located on the north west corner of Bay and Elm Street. It ... read more

Quick Pic: Seventy5 Portland Street

75 Portland, Freed Developments, Toronto, Phillipe Starck
May 5, 2010 4:41 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's one that flew under the radar for us. Seventy5 Portland Street is another Freed Developments project which is adding to what is dubbed "Freedville" (Bathurst and King). This 11-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 5, 2010

May 5, 2010 12:03 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Smitherman's talk knocked regarding new TTC building (Toronto Sun) TTC considers new ‘green’ HQ (Toronto Star) New Transit City: slower, shorter (Toronto Star) New Sick Kids tower designed to ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Skyline From Allen and Eglinton

Photo Of The Day: Skyline From Allen and Eglinton
May 5, 2010 12:01 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
A view of the skyline that we rarely see. Shows how the spine of the city is Yonge Street.  Image by mckarisma read more

Random Toronto Photographs By Polystyrene: Yorkville

Random Toronto Photographs By Polystyrene: Yorkville
May 4, 2010 2:54 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Random Toronto Photographs By Polystyrene: Yorkville Image by Polystyrene Image by Polystyrene read more

Urban Toronto at Hot Docs 2010

Urban Toronto at Hot Docs 2010
May 4, 2010 2:27 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Tuesday at HotDocs brings another chance to see the very worthwhile Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio, playing this time at the ROM theatre at 2 PM. This film ... read more

Trump Tower Toronto Construction Video

Trump Tower, Toronto, Talon Developments, Zeidler Architects
May 4, 2010 2:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member TrumpToronto has posted a new video of images from early April 2010 which includes many Trump Tower Toronto interior and top floor construction shots that have been ... read more

Scenic Condominiums on Eglinton west of Lesile

Scenic Condominium, Toronto, by Aspen Ridge Homes
May 4, 2010 2:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Aspen Ridge Homes recently held a grand opening for Scenic II, the second tower at the company’s successful Scenic On Eglinton Condominiums community at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue. While ... read more

Quick Pic: How Many Cranes Can You Spot In Downtown Toronto?

Murano Condominiums, Toronto, by Lanterra Developments
May 4, 2010 3:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Taken from Lanterra's Murano condo. How many cranes can you spot and what projects do they represent? Image by Mike in TO Photo by Mike in TO Click here to comment or to view responses. read more

Photo of the Day: A Unique Building Set to Bite the Dust

Exhibit Residences condo by Bazis, Metropia, Pure Plaza
May 4, 2010 12:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This very unique looking McDonald's is a favourite of ours. Unfortunately it is set to be demolished in the near future to be replaced by the Exhibit condos. The McDonald's will return ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Subway stations get failing grade (Toronto Sun) Rossi promises subways (Toronto Sun) Split the Queen 501, argue west-enders (Toronto Star) Rossi would expand subway (Toronto Star) Rossi vows ... read more

Urban Toronto at Hot Docs 2010

Urban Toronto at Hot Docs 2010
May 3, 2010 1:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Just a reminder that tonight's the night to catch Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger in conversation with the CBC's Michael Enright. Tickets are still available (as of ... read more

Ordnance Street Rezoning Triggers Debate

30 Ordnance Street Proposal By Diamondcorp
May 3, 2010 1:44 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A new thread in UrbanToronto's Projects and Construction subforum is dedicated to a property to the east of Liberty Village which is currently the subject of a rezoning application. UrbanToronto ... read more

Concord Adex's Discovery 1 & 2 Condos At Concord Park Place Updated

Discovery 1 & 2, Concord Park Place, Concord Adex, Quadrangle
May 3, 2010 12:46 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord Adex's new Discovery Condos project at their Concord Park Place site near Leslie and Sheppard in North York was recently caught by UrbanToronto photographers and ... read more

Quick Pic: James Cooper Mansion By Tridel

Tridel's James Cooper Mansion in Toronto by Burka Architects & Goldsmith Borgal
May 3, 2010 12:33 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's an update from Tridel's James Cooper Mansion project. Located on Sherbourne just south of Bloor, this 32 storey building was designed by Burka ... read more

Beyond The Sea & Star Tower Condos By Empire Communities On The Rise

Beyond the Sea and Star Tower Condos Toronto by Empire Communities
May 3, 2010 10:22 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member Drum118 recently took his camera to the construction site of Empire Communities' new Beyond The Sea and Star Tower condominiums on Lake Shore Boulevard along ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The Very First Pizza Pizza

First Pizza Pizza location on Wellesley near Parliament in downtown Toronto.
May 3, 2010 12:44 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The very first Pizza Pizza is still located on Wellesley just west of Parliament. 43 years later it continues to pump them out.  Image by Edward Skira read more

News Headlines For May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Hume: Toronto the Progressive? Not so much (Toronto Star) City Hall crowns itself emperor of the air (Globe and Mail) Nostalgia Tripping: The William Reynolds Block (a.k.a. the building at Gould ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Transit City delays would hurt energy conservation: report (Toronto Sun) James: A radical plan for accountability (Toronto Star) Hume: Hockey trumps planning in Toronto (Toronto Star) Joe ... read more

UrbanToronto at Hot Docs 2010: Disco and Atomic War, Czech Dream

"Disco and Atomic War", apart of Toronto's 2010 HotDocs Festival
May 1, 2010 12:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Spending ten or eleven days in a row in and out of cinemas is, as festival going audiences have come to know, a pretty great way to spend ones time, when possible. Depending on how happy-go-lucky ... read more