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

Photo of the Day: Japanese Cherry Trees Bloom in High Park, Toronto
April 20, 2010 11:15 pm | 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 20, 2010 11:06 pm | 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 20, 2010 11:00 pm | 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 20, 2010 11:00 pm | 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 10:59 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 10:54 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 10:51 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 9:53 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 19, 2010 11:11 pm | 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 3:47 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

Remembering The Big Pour At The New Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences

Four Seasons Residences, Toronto, Menkes, architectsAlliance and Page + Steele
April 19, 2010 12:10 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Remember the massive pour at the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences last year? Well we have obtained insider photos that documented the event. From the street everything looks ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 19, 2010

April 18, 2010 11:45 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Wind turbine plan blows in controversy (Toronto Sun) Queen's Quay revamp gets go-ahead (National Post) Wind farm opponents blocked again (Toronto Star) Queens Quay ready for its makeover (Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from The Internet for April 18, 2010

April 18, 2010 9:30 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Demolition crews rip into building (Toronto Sun)Fight begins to save Transit City (National Post)Toronto's great transit con (National Post) West-end bridges to be expanded for Pearson rail ... read more

First Two Phases of West Harbour City Nearing Completion

West Harbour City, Plazacorp, Construction, Toronto
April 16, 2010 1:11 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work is nearing to a close for the first two phases of West Harbour City. Located on Fleet Street, where the old Molson factory was once located, WHC is comprised of two towers rising 36 and ... read more

Quick Pic: Glass is up on 18 York Street / Southcore Financial Centre

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto by GWL Realty Advisors & bcIMC
April 16, 2010 11:55 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Glass is up at 18 York / Southcore Financial Centre. Looks pretty good to me.  Image by Mongo62aa read more

Quick Pic(s): First Canadian Place Re-Cladding

First Canadian Place Toronto Renovation by Brookfield Properties
April 16, 2010 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work proceeds on the re-cladding of First Canadian Place. Built in the 1970's, First Canadian Place has long been Canada's tallest building. Designed by Edward Durell Stone, the building ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Dramatic Elevator Banks at Bay Adelaide Centre

Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre by Brookfield Properties Toronto
April 15, 2010 11:15 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Photo Of The Day: Dramatic Elevator Banks at BAC. While we feel the Bay Adelaide Centre cladding was a missed opportunity we do quite like the lobby.  Image by androiduk read more

Photo Of The Day: Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University

Photo Of The Day: Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
April 15, 2010 3:06 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Another recent addition to the Yonge and Dundas area that didn't get much love from Urban Toronto members when it first was built. But this shot of the Rogers School of Management at Ryerson ... read more

MuseumHouse Condos By The Yorkville Group Profiled

MuseumHouse condo in Toronto by Page + Steele and Yorkville Group
April 14, 2010 1:42 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's feature project is MuseumHouse, a new 19 storey luxury condo rising at 204 Bloor West, which sits directly across from the ROM (hence the name). This project contains just 24 units ... read more

Maple Leaf Square Construction Photos

The Residences of Maple Leaf Square, Toronto by Lanterra and Cadillac Fairview
April 14, 2010 10:26 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Maple Leaf Square under-construction. 54 and 50 storey condo towers developed by Lanterra Developments and Cadillac Fairview. Some pics from last night:  Mall at The Residences of Maple Leaf ... read more