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Photo Of The Day: Checking Out Toronto's East Bayfront From The Top Of Pinnacle International's Success Tower Condo

East Bayfront in Toronto by WaterfrontToronto
October 8, 2010 12:08 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Earlier in the week we took a quick mini tour of the 53rd floor of the Pinnacle International developed Success Tower. Today we show the east view from the Page + Steele designed condo. If we were ... read more

A Few Suites Remain at the King Edward Residences

King Edward Hotel and Residences by King Edward Realty and ERA Architects
October 7, 2010 12:13 pm | by Craig White | Comments
King Edward Realty Inc., made up of partners Dundee Realty Corp., Alex Shnaider, Skyline International Development Inc., and Serruya Realty Group Inc, is restoring the landmark King Edward Hotel ... read more

Renderings For The Upcoming Tableau Condos By Urban Capital, Malibu And Alit

Tableau Condos in Toronto by Wallman Architects, Urban Capital, Malibu and Alit
October 7, 2010 12:05 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Renderings have surfaced for the new Tableau Condominiums. Set to rise 36 stories at 117 Peter Street (southeast corner of Richmond Street West) the project was designed by Wallman Architects. The ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Absolute World Condo As Seen From The Penthouse Of The New Ritz-Carlton

Absolute World Condos in Mississauga by Cityzen/Fernbrook and MAD Architects
October 7, 2010 12:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
During our recent tour of the new Ritz-Carlton hotel and condo we were able to grab this photo from the penthouse level. In the distance we see the distinctive shape of the new Absolute World ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 7, 2010

October 7, 2010 12:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Joe Mihevc and the culture of opportunity (National Post) It’s time to bring the TTC under provincial control (Globe and Mail) New building rules would cost Toronto, ... read more

Design Concept Released for Dundas Street West Streetscape Improvement

Dundas Street West Streetscape Improvement in Toronto by ERA, pA and rA
October 6, 2010 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Department has released the final design concept for improvements to the public realm along Dundas Street West between University Avenue and Bathurst Street, ... read more

Canlight Realty Bringa Ancroft Place Back To Life

Ancroft Place in Toronto by Canlight Realty and Shepard & Calvin
October 6, 2010 11:38 am | by Craig White | Comments
Canlight Realty introduces Ancroft Place, a collection of 21 heritage townhomes set on a quiet cul-de-sac just north of the Sherbourne St Bridge in South Rosedale. Formerly a high-end rental ... read more

Backstage Condo Toronto By Castlepoint, Cityzen and Fernbrook Sure Going For A Tight Fit

Backstage Condos in toronto by Cityzen and Page + Steele Architects
October 6, 2010 11:30 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Backstage Condo Toronto is sure going into a very tight location. Located at 5-7 Esplanade, the 36 storey Page + Steele condo is going to be wedged in between the street and the rail corridor. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Let's Take One More Look At First Canadian Place Before It Sheds Its Original Cladding

First Canadian Place Recladding by Shannon and B+H Architects in Toronto
October 6, 2010 12:04 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
As we have previously reported First Canadian Place is getting re-clad. The original stone, which had issues with falling off, is being replaced by glass. So let's take one last look at the ... read more

Residences at the RCMI Condo By Tribute Communities To Start With A Clean Slate

Residences at the RCMI by Tribute Communities and Zeidler Partnership
October 5, 2010 5:21 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Demolition work continues at 426 University which is slated to be the future home of the Residences at the RCMI condo. We recently reported that the facade would be saved and incorporated into the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The View From The 53rd Floor Of Pinnacle International's Success Tower Condo

Success Tower in Toronto by Pinnacle International and Page + Steele
October 5, 2010 7:12 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
We took a mini tour of the Success Tower today. Here are three shots taken from the 53rd floor of this 54 storey condo. The 54th floor penthouse tour is being saved for another day as the private ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010 1:23 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Chris Selley: Waterfront isn’t the battle it once was (National Post) New bylaw restricts driveway parking, but city has little appetite for enforcement (Globe and Mail) New bylaw restricts ... read more

UrbanToronto Tours the Ritz-Carlton for an Updated Look

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Condo in Toronto by Graywood and Page + Steele Architect
October 4, 2010 4:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week, Urban Toronto had occasion to get an update on construction progress inside the Ritz-Carlton courtesy of Garnet Watchorn, president of Graywood Developments Ltd., and facilitated by ... read more

Lifetime Releases Rendering of The Yorkville Condominiums on Davenport

The Yorkville in Toronto by Lifetime Developments and Wallman Architects
October 4, 2010 4:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lifetime Developments has released a brand new rendering of their Davenport Avenue and McMurrich Street development The Yorkville Condominiums. The 28-storey tower, not yet in sales, is designed ... read more

Crane Operator's POV at Menkes and Lifetime's Four Seasons Hotel and Condos

Downtown Toronto from the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Toronto
October 4, 2010 4:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Urban Toronto member VDub works as a crane operator at some of Toronto's most interesting high rise projects. He recently took these images from his cab high atop Menkes and Lifetime Development's ... read more

Topping Off September 2010: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Trump International hotel and tower in Toronto by Talon and Zeidler Architects
October 4, 2010 4:15 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
10. Ritz-Carlton (Graywood/CadFair, 53s, KPF/P+S) 9. Absolute World (MCC, Fernbrook/Cityzen, 56 + 50s, MAD (Yansong Ma)) 8. Ïce Condos/York Centre (16 York St., CadFair/Lanterra, 67 + 57 + 31s, ... read more

Tridel's New Rêve Condo Rising Quickly On Front Street West

Reve Condos in Toronto by Tridel and Wallman Architects with Burka
October 4, 2010 4:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Tridel is leading the charge in reshaping Front Street West. Work has recently begun on 300 Front West. Meanwhile further west the Rêve condos at 560 Front West is quickly rising. Occupying the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Cityscape's Completed Pure Spirit And Soon To Be Rising Clear Spirit Condos Add Much To The Distillery District

Pure Spirit Condos in Toronto by Cityscape and architectsAlliance
October 4, 2010 3:57 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Photos taken yesterday from the 11th floor deck at 39 Parliament Street. 39 was one of the original condos built more than a decade ago in the Distillery District. Photos show Cityscape ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 4, 2010

October 4, 2010 12:08 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Burlington pier going nowhere (Toronto Star) Hume: A predictable naysayer on the lakefront (Toronto Star) We're Number One! Toronto is most livable city in world: report (Toronto Sun) LORINC: The ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market

Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market
October 3, 2010 4:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Urban Toronto 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