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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 9:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC fare hike rolls out, but not all riders are irked; Toronto tunnel: Police say investigation is over; Toronto Pan Am Games ticket sales right on target; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From 2000 Feet

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
March 2, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ongoing vertical growth spurt gets a lot of airplay in the media these days, as people around the city take notice of the transformational effect of redevelopment. Aerial views of the ... read more

'After Empirical Urbanism' Panel Discusses the Messages of Maps

Map of Nairobi's matatus network, image courtesy of Civic Data Design Lab
February 27, 2015 9:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design began its three-day symposium 'After Empirical Urbanism' today. The free series explores urbanism as an art, ... read more

Time-Lapse Video Artfully Shows Toronto in Motion

February 27, 2015 8:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It takes the dedication of many photographers to make UrbanToronto such a visually appealing source for news. While the static image is king here, we are presented every once in a while with a ... read more

Delta Toronto Celebrates its Official Grand Opening

Delta and Marriot Executives, Mayor John Tory, and party guests enjoy the party
February 27, 2015 8:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As Marriott's acquisition of the Canadian accommodations chain Delta nears finalization, Toronto's Southcore district officially welcomed the new hotel to the neighbourhood. Though the Delta ... read more

A Look at ZIGG Condos' Indoor and Outdoor Amenity Spaces

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
February 27, 2015 7:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New developments are transforming the streetscapes of St. Clair Avenue West, taking best advantage of the strip's great walkability and its great accessibility thanks to the 512 streetcar. On the ... read more

Enigma on the Park Soon to Rise Near Bloor and Lansdowne

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
February 27, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Situated where West Toronto's walkable neighbourhoods of Bloordale, Brockton Village and Little Portugal all meet, Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park is soon to inject both new ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Spaces at Kingston&Co Condominiums

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple Architects
February 27, 2015 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Kingston Road in Scarborough, a new condominium development by TAS in partnership with Main and Main Developments Inc. will add new life in the form of retail at ground ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Hydro says they’re not to blame for Queens Quay project delay; Rob Ford’s former chief of staff gets new job with Ontario Liberals; Toronto Mayor John Tory says the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk Skyline

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
February 27, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline is changing by the day as new high-rises continue to populate our downtown. With no clear end in sight to the ongoing building boom, our skyline could soon have some major ... read more

UPDATED: Renderings Detail Daniels Waterfront Plan

Daniels, Queens Quay, Waterfront, Artscape
February 26, 2015 9:10 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
UPDATE EDITOR: The Daniels Corporation has contacted us about the following story to let us know that a number of the details below no longer reflect the current plans for the Daniels Waterfront ... read more

Metrolinx Encouraging Development at GO and Crosstown LRT Stations

Bathurst, LRT, Metrolinx
February 26, 2015 5:44 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx will take a step into the real estate market tomorrow, when it issues an RFP for development above its new Crosstown LRT stations. Metrolinx has already been using a more hands off ... read more

New Renderings Show Off the Interiors at Ghods' 5959 Yonge Street

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
February 26, 2015 4:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A collection of new images are giving us a better idea of how the interior spaces will look in the two-tower 5959 Yonge Street Condos development proposed for North York by Ghods ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond Meshes Modern with the Past

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
February 26, 2015 4:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we announced the launch of Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond at Imperial Plaza, a new 26-storey tower containing 226 condominium units, to rise next to the developer's condo ... read more

Construction Begins on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place

Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail, LANDinc, West 8, Urbacon, Toronto
February 26, 2015 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
When it opened back in May 1971, Premier Bill Davis said that “The vision and scope of Ontario Place gives promise of our vast potential”. It is now time for this vision to be revisited and bring ... read more

A Look at ME Living Condos' Model Suite

ME Living Condos,Markham Ellesmere, Scarborough, Lash Group, Turner Fleischer
February 26, 2015 1:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development is having a transformational effect on some pockets of Scarborough, where several new condominium projects are promising new vitality for the former borough well into the future. ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Changing View from Granby Street

Throwback Thursday, Aura at College Park, The Met, Granby Street, Toronto
February 26, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new high-rises have been constructed in the Bay/Yonge College/Carlton area over the past several years. That includes two two-towered condo projects Residences of College Park and The Met, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit real estate deals elicit skepticism from TTC officials; Toronto moves toward making more outdoor rinks available; Family claims falling concrete from Gardiner damaged car; ... read more

Photo of the Day: CN Tower Up Close

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CN Tower
February 26, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower no longer holds the title for tallest structure in the world after being surpassed in height by the Burj Khalifa in 2010, and the Abraj Al Bait Towers and Tokyo Skytree in ... read more

484 Yonge Renderings Depict a Reinvigorated Heritage Clock Tower

View from the northeast, image courtesy of Quadrangle Architects
February 25, 2015 7:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Renderings depicting the podium of a proposed 45-storey residential tower at Yonge and Grosvenor have been posted on Quadrangle Architects' website. The KingSett Capital development spans several ... read more