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Construction Set to Begin For Sick Kids Hospital Research Building

SickKids Research and Learning Tower, Toronto by Diamond + Schmitt, HDR
April 6, 2010 11:59 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction is now set to begin on new facilities for the Hospital for Sick Children. The Research Tower, as it will be called, will rise 21-storeys and will contain 650,000 square feet of space. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bay Street And Babies

Photo Of The Day: Bay Street And Babies
April 6, 2010 12:55 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Bay near College. With all the new condos comes an explosion of babies and dogs. A sure sign that the core of the city is in decent shape. Photo by androiduk read more

Daily Headlines: News from The Internet for April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010 12:05 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Like Vatican City, Toronto's PATH has its own pulse. Also, lots of money, Bay Street loses another 119 parking spots, Greenbelt community up in arms over gas-fired power plant + more news. read more

Photo Updates on M5V Life Condominiums By TAS Design Build and Lifetime Developments

M5V Condominiums Toronto by TAS Design Build and Lifetime Developments
April 5, 2010 11:46 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Some updates today from M5V Life, a 35 storey 305 suite condo now rising on the south side of King between Blue Jays Way and Spadina. Developed by Lifetime Developments in tandem with TAS Design ... read more

An Update On 18 York St Toronto - The Future PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto by GWL Realty Advisors & bcIMC
April 5, 2010 11:38 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction continues on 18 York Street or Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto, the final new office tower we'll probably being seeing for a while. After more than a decade ... read more

Trump Tower Toronto By Talon International Updated

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto by Talon International
April 5, 2010 2:58 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto member Caltrane snapped this shot of the Trump Toronto recently. The building is now high enough that the cladding is changing, and curves in the north facade are becoming ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Ritz-Carlton From U of T

Photo Of The Day: Ritz-Carlton From U of T
April 5, 2010 1:50 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
We've had some people complain about how One Bedford towers over the University Of Toronto campus. Do we have the same problem here or are we OK because these buildings are much further ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from The Internet for April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Don Lands arena project choking on red tape, Streetcar plan takes speed out of ‘rapid’ transit + more news. read more

Trump Toronto Starting To Take On The Big Boys

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto by Talon International
April 4, 2010 2:43 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump Toronto hotel and condo at 20 plus floors surrounded by the tallest towers in the country. Photo taken from the Eaton Centre parking garage. Construction Underway on the Trump Tower read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 12:34 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
CAMH launches Phase Two redevelopment (Toronto Star) Incineration: a recycling killer? (Toronto Star) Urban designer quits in dispute over waterfront sports complex (Toronto Star) What to do with ... read more

Trump Tower Continues to Rise: Photo Updates

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto
April 3, 2010 12:35 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump Toronto continues to rise high in the sky. These pictures from April 3rd by forum member drum118 show where the project currently stands. The soon to be second tallest building in the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Coming Into Toronto

Photo Of The Day: Coming Into Toronto Via Pearson Airport
April 1, 2010 10:35 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Flying into Pearson Airport. The eastern approach gives us a good look at the downtown skyline. Image by flar read more

RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Expansion Approved

RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Expansion Approved
April 1, 2010 3:48 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A quick update from our reporter at City Hall. Yonge Eglinton Centre expansion rezoning application has passed at City Council, with some amendments. Please find below our mash up of the motion ... read more

CrystalBlu Crane Comes Down - Great Photo Essay

Crystal Blu condo Toronto by Bazis Inc and Varacalli Architects
April 1, 2010 12:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Forum member Casaguy recently moved into his new condo at, would you believe it, Casa Condos of all places. It has provided him a birds-eye view of a lot of new development in the Yonge and ... read more

Westbank's Shangri-La Preparing To Leave Earth Behind

Living Shangri-La Toronto hotel and condos by Westbank and Hariri Pontarini
April 1, 2010 7:49 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Shangri-La at street level finally ready to head skyward. Photo taken from the St. Andrews Conference Centre. Shangri La Photo by Geekaroo read more

Fire At CrystalBlu By Bazis International

Photo of the Fire at CrystalBlu Condominium Toronto By Bazis International
April 1, 2010 1:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
While we are on the topic of CrystalBlu, here are some shots of the fire that broke out last night. The fire department had this under control quite quickly. No word on why this happened but ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For April 1, 2011

April 1, 2010 1:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Tipsy crane shuts Sherbourne (National Post) Your City My City: Don’t tear down Gardiner (Toronto Star) Olive: Unwillingness to spend costs GTA (Toronto Star) Council should get behind ... read more

Crane Topples At Empire Communities' The Modern Condo

Toppled Crane at Richmond and Sherbourne. The Modern Condo by Empire Communities
March 31, 2010 12:57 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A quick update from the Modern Condo construction site where a toppled crane has apparently knocked out power in the area. The condo is being constructed on the northeast corner of Richmond and ... read more

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