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Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint Hospital Facade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bridgepoint Hospital
August 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, HDR Architects, KPMB Architects, and Stantec, the ten-storey Bridgepoint Hospital has won multiple awards, and has been ... read more

Centennial's Ashtonbee Campus Reveals its Dramatic Transformation

Centennital College, Ashtonbee Campus Renwal, MJM Architects
August 6, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a flurry of (mostly) Downtown high-rise construction occupying the last decade's civic imagination, we are occasionally guilty of overlooking the positive urbanism initiatives that have taken ... read more

Malmö’s Turning Torso Wins 10 Year Award from CTBUH

Turning Torso, Malmö, Santiago Calatrava, CTBUH
August 6, 2015 4:15 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has chosen the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden as the winner of the 2015 10 Year Award. This award recognizes the 54-storey skyscraper’s ... read more

Previewing the Suites at First Avenue's W Towns

W Towns, pml.A, First Avenue Properties, Toronto
August 6, 2015 3:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the development now 60% sold, construction of First Avenue Properties’ W Towns is imminent on Weston Road north of Lawrence. The dark brick-clad urban townhome ... read more

Excavation Underway for Redesigned Rental Tower at 43 Gerrard

43 Gerrard West rentals, GWL Realty Advisors, Toronto
August 6, 2015 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In June 2012 UrbanToronto featured an article about the then current plans for a rental tower at Bay and Gerrard by GWL Realty Advisors. The 50-storey proposal featured a provocative ... read more

Aerial Photography Offers New Views of Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 from the start of excavation in 2010, through visits to the site when ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Humber Bay Shores skyline, Toronto
August 6, 2015 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's high-rise development boom has dramatically altered many areas around the city with the addition of new towers, bringing with them new residents and businesses. The Humber Bay Shores ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo vacancy drops as units become lowrise alternatives; Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station; On transit, Torontonians may be ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Fish-Eye

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, city, urban
August 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid growth of Toronto's new South Core area continues to replace unused space with new towers, businesses, and residents. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Bjarke Ingels Group to design Westbank-Allied Project on King West

489-539 King St. West, Allied, Westbank, Bjarke Ingels
August 5, 2015 7:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels' firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been retained as the design architect for a new joint-venture development by Westbank Corp and Allied Properties ... read more

Plans Revealed for West Block Development at Loblaws Lake Shore

West Block, Loblaws, ArchitectsAlliance, Page + Steele, ERA Architects
August 5, 2015 4:00 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Choice Properties REIT and Wittington Properties Limited unveiled updated plans for the Loblaws Groceterias building at Lake Shore and Bathurst today during a ceremony honouring the preservation ... read more

The Kip District Bringing Urban Living to Etobicoke

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
August 5, 2015 3:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Etobicoke's Six Points Interchange—which epitomized the car-oriented culture that has 'driven' life in Toronto's West End for decades—and the surrounding area now becoming reconfigured and ... read more

Introducing Madison Homes's Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
August 5, 2015 1:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Madison Homes' planned redevelopment of a mid-sized site at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue will bring a major shot of new life to an area straddling the border between ... read more

Introducing Opearl's Sail Condominiums in Scarborough

Sail Condominiums, Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, Opearl Developments
August 5, 2015 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New developments are in the works for Sheppard Avenue East in North York and Scarborough, an area of the city that has been subject to a notable population boom fueled by condominium construction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many want another look at Scarborough subway; GO Transit’s concourse at Union Station to close Aug. 16; Private Zipcars, hidden kitchens, and more killer features coming ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence, night, city, urban
August 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood is home to much history, culture, and a mix of modern and historic styles of architecture. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Pace Condos Now Topped-Off at Jarvis and Dundas

Pace Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 4, 2015 5:00 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Since we last checked in with this development from Great Gulf Homes, Pace Condos at Jarvis and Dundas has been topped-off. Now that almost all concrete formwork has been removed, ... read more

Union Station Bay Concourse Closing for Two Years on August 16th

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
August 4, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the ambitious revitalization of Union Station continues, GO Transit and Metrolinx have now announced that the station's existing Bay Concourse will close on August 16th, ... read more

Sales Centre Moves as Enigma on the Park Readied for Construction

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
August 4, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park is one step closer to realization, as the project's on-site presentation centre has been relocated to 1346 Bloor Street West, at the top of St ... read more

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 4, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
July was yet another busy month on UrbanToronto, as the long-awaited arrival of the Pan Am Games put a spotlight on the new buildings and infrastructure that were built in advance of the ... read more