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Construction of The Kip District's First Phase Reaches Grade

The Kip District, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Toronto, Concert Properties
December 22, 2016 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is in full swing for the first phase of The Kip District, Concert Properties' new master-planned community near Kipling subway and GO station in Etobicoke. The project got ... read more

Mid-Rise Density Tabled for Dufferin and Lawrence

3019 Dufferin, Toronto, by Hounslow Holdings, Architecture Unfolded
December 22, 2016 11:10 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Lawrence Avenue, a new development proposal has been submitted to the City of Toronto to allow an 8-storey, 105-unit project at 3019 Dufferin Street. Located on a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Removing an Eyesore on St. Clair

The Code Condos, BLVD, Lifetime Developments, Toronto
December 22, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For our last Throwback Thursday on 2016, we are taking a look at the St. Clair Avenue West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos. Back in August ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 22, 2016

December 22, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier meets latest deadline for streetcar order, but is far behind original schedule; Progress on Burlington GO station going nowhere; Toronto City Council’s 10 Worst ... read more

Photo of the Day: DUKE Condos

Photo of the Day, DUKE Condos, Toronto, TAS, Quadrangle
December 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Dundas Street West for a view of a new mid-rise condominium development. Submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor Mafaldaboy, this photo ... read more

Proposed Distillery District Tower Falls Flat at Design Review

31 Parliament Street, Arquitectonica, Goldberg Group, Toronto
December 21, 2016 5:18 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
An ambitious proposal for a 49-storey tower at 31 Parliament Street located at the southern edge of the Distillery District was presented to the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel last week, ... read more

Cladding Installation Practically Complete at Fuse2 Condos

Fuse Condos, Fuse2, Neudorfer, Barrett, Burka, Toronto
December 21, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's been a busy few weeks at the Dupont and Lansdowne site of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos in Toronto's West End. December marked the first occupancies for ... read more

ZIGG Condos' Mid-Rise Massing Taking Shape on St. Clair West

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
December 21, 2016 3:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After almost one year of construction, Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos is making an impact on St. Clair Avenue West, a short distance west of Avenue Road ... read more

Upper Beaches: 9-Storey Condo Proposed on Kingston Road

507-511 Kingston Road, Toronto, by Nova Vista, architectsAlliance
December 21, 2016 3:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Though not officially designated as an 'Avenue' under the Official Plan, Toronto's Kingston Road is gradually taking on the characteristics of a mid-rise urban corridor. Across the Upper Beaches ... read more

East Bayfront: Podium Levels Rising at Moshe Safdie's Monde

Monde Condominiums, Toronto, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie
December 21, 2016 11:42 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
Construction of Great Gulf Homes’ Monde Condominiums project in Toronto’s emerging East Bayfront neighbourhood has greatly progressed since UrbanToronto last reported on it back in October. ... read more

Explainer: How Tiebacks, Rakers, Struts Support Shoring Walls

December 21, 2016 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' is the third in the topic of shoring, featuring guest contributor and geotechnical engineer, Michael Diez de Aux. In case you missed it, the first 'Explainer' in the series ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 21, 2016

December 21, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to use undercover officers to catch fare cheats; Kensington Market group aims to keep area affordable; 401 Richmond is already its highest and best use; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Holiday Season in Mississauga

Photo of the Day, Mississauga, Square One, Absolute World
December 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Empty Quarter, today's Photo of the Day features a holiday scene from Mississauga. Captured from the roof of Square One Shopping Centre, this view highlights ... read more

KPMG Building Marks First Step for Vaughan's Nascent Downtown

KPMG Vaughan, Vaughan, by SmartREIT, Diamond Schmitt
December 20, 2016 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From outside, KPMG Vaughan is an odd place. Like the black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the building seems an intrusion from another world. Seemingly engulfed by the parking lot of an almost ... read more

Lotus Condos' Construction Pressing On Through Winter Weather

Lotus Condos, Kirkor Architects, Toronto, Chestnut Hill Homes, Fortress RDI
December 20, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our ongoing coverage of the construction of Chestnut Hill Developments and Fortress Real Developments' Lotus Condos is catching up with the project's growth in Toronto's ... read more

Quadrangle-Designed Musée Nears Completion on Adelaide

Musée Condos, Toronto, by Plaza, Quadrangle
December 20, 2016 11:54 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With street-level public space now taking shape along Adelaide Street West and finishing touches being applied to the 17-storey building above, Plaza's Musée Condos (below, left) is set to be ... read more

First Gulf's 25 Ontario Gets Thumbs Up at Design Review Panel

25 Ontario Street, First Gulf, Sweeny &Co Architects, Toronto
December 20, 2016 10:48 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Plans for a 22-storey office building at the corner of Adelaide and Ontario Streets were presented to the Toronto Design Review Panel last week, representing another step in the long saga of this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five housing hacks from cities around the world Toronto could learn from; Only the province can protect artists’ enclave; Pearson Airport prepares for one of the busiest travel ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Christmas Market

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Distillery District, Christmas Market
December 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Holiday season in upon us once again, along with another year of the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to our Flickr Pool by Kris ... read more

Year-End Readers' Poll: Last Chance to Vote on 2016's Best Buildings!

UT's Year-End Readers' Poll: Last Chance to Vote on 2016's Best Buildings!
December 19, 2016 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time is quickly running out to cast your votes in our third annual Year-End Readers' Poll, set to close at midnight, December 20th. Over the last couple of weeks a record-breaking number of ... read more