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Sorbara Development's 400 Wellington Condo As Seen From The CN Tower

400 Wellington West in Toronto by Sorbara Developments and SMV architects
November 30, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This past weekend Urban Toronto forum member Jasonzed took a trip up the CN Tower and took a lot of photos that he's been uploading to the site. Here's a view of 400 Wellington under construction. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Looking Down On Urban Toronto Headquarters From The Top Of Minto Midtown

Minto Midtown in Toronto by Minto Group
November 30, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Urban Toronto forum member tomms does it again with this shot of Yonge and Eglinton from the top of Minto Midtown. While he is doing this we at Urban Toronto headquarters are waving a big hello ... read more

Condo Projects Abound Around Humber Bay

Nautilus Condos in Toronto by Monarch and Graziani + Corazza Architect
November 30, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto recently toured the South Beach Condominiums sales pavilion and work site, from which we will be bringing you photos and details of the project soon, but for now we start with views ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Chris Selley: Meet Rob Ford’s brain trust (National Post) Worst intersections: Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road (Globe and Mail) No surprises as right-leaners dominate Ford team (Globe and ... read more

The Lobby At Menkes' Lumiere Condo Coming Together

Lumiere Condos in Toronto by Menkes Development and Wallman Architects
November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Our regular readers know that we really like the new Lumiere Condo. The love-fest continues now that we've been able to see the lobby - designed by Munge/Leung Design Associates, it's looks ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Johnny Lombardi

Johnny Lombardi's Italian Records in Toronto
November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we will both be highlighting a historic photo of the city's people, places and events, ... read more

Looking at the Architecture of Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes' Mercer Condominiums

The Mercer in Toronto by Beaverhall and Graywood Developments, BBB Architects
November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Earlier this month, Urban Toronto visited the offices of BBB Architects to discuss The Mercer with lead architect Brian Brisbin. He explained how the 33-storey condominium by Graywood Developments ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 27, 2011

November 27, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Queen West’s artsy bike rack project got its kick from OCADU students (National Post) Ford’s message already trickling down at City Hall (National Post) ‘The death of the shopping mall is an old ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Cavalcade Of Lights 2010 Brings Fireworks To City Hall

Cavalcade of Lights in Toronto
November 27, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The 44th annual Cavalcade Of Lights were launched on Saturday night at City Hall. Forum member dt_toronto_geek was unable to attend but was still able to contribute this amazing photo from what we ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Canada Life's Main Entrance On University North Of Queen

Photo Of The Day: Canada Life's Main Entrance On University North Of Queen
November 26, 2010 3:21 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
One of our favourite buildings in Toronto is the Canada Life Building. Built in 1931 the 15 storey Beaux Arts building is 321 feet tall to the top of its famour weather beacon. It has always been ... read more

Menkes Moving To North East Corner Of Church And McGill?

November 26, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Word on the street (actually urbanation) is that Menkes has purchased 365 Church Street, at the north east corner of Church and McGill, for $8.8 million. While we can't confirm this we will ... read more

Southcore Financial Centre Celebrates a Topping Off and a Groundbreaking

Southcore Financial Centre by bcIMC and KPMB Architects with Steele + Page/IBI
November 26, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Southcore Financial Centre, owned and developed by the British Columbia Investment Development Corporation, is celebrating not one, but two milestones today. The first is a topping off for the ... read more

45 Charles Ltd. & Edenshaw Homes' Chaz on Charles Goes With Limestone

Chaz Yorkville in Toronto by Edenshaw and Charles LTD., Page + Steele Architects
November 26, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
In a city awash in precast, Chaz on Charles, developed by 45 Charles Ltd. and Edenshaw Homes, and designed by Sol Wassermuhl of Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, will have its podium clad what ... read more

The Bridge Goes In At Menkes and Lifetime's The Four Seasons Hotel and Residence

Four Seasons Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAlliance
November 25, 2010 3:59 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The frame for the ramped bridge joining the shorter tower at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences to the podium is now in place. The bridge? Yes: it's not something that UrbanToronto has paid ... read more

Renovations Complete at Oxford Properties' Scarborough Town Centre

Scarborough Town Centre Mall, Oxford Properties and Petroff Architects.
November 25, 2010 12:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Scarborough Town Centre's 2-year-long renovation project is finished. The Oxford Properties-managed mall was originally opened in 1973 and was in need of a major facelift. Designed ... read more

Photo Of The Day: New Mississauga City Centre Sheridan College Campus Moving Along

Sheridan College Campus at Mississauga City Centre
November 25, 2010 12:23 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Mississauga City Centre is getting a new Sheridan College campus. The 4 storey 150,000 square foot building will open in the fall of 2011. Coming in at $46-million the space will ... read more

Trinity Development Group Brings The Stockyards Back To St. Clair & Weston

The Stockyards by Trinity Development Group and Greenberg Farrow
November 24, 2010 1:09 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The northwest corner of St. Clair Avenue West and Weston Road is about to get a 650,000 square foot big box retail centre called The Stockyards. Trinity Development Group has ... read more

News Headlines from November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010 12:30 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Waiting for the ice (National Post) Rob Ford’s first Toronto council meeting agenda: Slash budgets, axe taxes (Globe and Mail) Regional strategy proposed for public ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010 1:25 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
What the #!%*? is the deal with the new TTC board (National Post) Dufferin underpass forces new route, but TTC leaves bus stop to nowhere (Globe and Mail) Toronto architects honoured for turning ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Toronto On A Foggy Night As Seen From The First Canadian Place

CN Tower and Ritz-Carlton above the fog. Photo by harleyjuice.
November 24, 2010 12:33 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The night of Friday, November 12 was a wonderful time to be standing high up on First Canadian Place. The fog made for a surreal scene where 53 storey buildings, like the new Ritz-Carlton Toronto, ... read more