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A Future Render Of Canderel Stoneridge's Aura Condo

Rendering of Aura Condo, Toronto, by 3Dementia
August 22, 2010 11:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a quick render to give an idea of the impact of Aura from Bloor and Jarvis. With Aura nearly 100 meters taller than ROCP, it will really change our skyline from all angles. From this view ... read more

Street Signs: Thematic Photographs by Edward Chamberlain

"The Means to This End", by Edward Chamberlain, Toronto
August 22, 2010 12:37 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
There is little in a city that is more elemental to it than the streets it is built on. In the City of Toronto proper we have nearly 10,000 of them. That's a lot to keep track of, too many in fact ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 20, 2010 (The real 20th)

August 20, 2010 10:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Waterfront Toronto unveils ambitious new downtown neighbourhood (National Post) Details of Toronto’s newest waterfront neighbourhood announced (Globe and Mail) Plans revealed for new ... read more

Looking North From The Top Of The Harbourfront Parking Garage

The view of Maple Leaf Square in 2006
August 20, 2010 1:09 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A spin on our Then & Now thread where we take archival photos and replicate the same shot today. Rather than going back one hundred years we decided to go back just four years. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Ritz-Carlton Condo Hotel Has Quite The Window Cleaning Crane

The Ritz-Carlton by Graywood and Cadillac Fairview with Page + Steele and KPF.
August 20, 2010 12:54 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
We got the chance to see the Ritz-Carlton's fully extended window cleaning crane today. We figure they need an extra long one to be able to reach past the extended portions of the tower. The ... read more

Ontario Place Wants Your Thoughts About Revitalization

Aerial shot of Ontario Place capturing the water facilities and its Cinesphere
August 20, 2010 12:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A local 39-year old is feeling its age, and is wondering about making some changes as its forties loom on the horizon. After Ontario Place opened its futuristic pods and the world's first giant ... read more

Surprise: Toronto's Street Signs Make For Engaging Works Of Art

General typology of Toronto street signs
August 20, 2010 12:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Sometimes it seems that there's another style street sign for every street in Toronto, and in fact there are countless looks from over the years and from all of the former municipalities that now ... read more

WaterfrontToronto Unveils Bayside, A New Neighbourhood On The Harbour

Plan of Toronto's East Bayfront with labels
August 20, 2010 11:19 am | by Craig White | Comments
WaterfrontToronto has unveiled plans for Bayside, its largest makeover yet, a 4 hectare (10 acre) parcel on the south side of Queens Quay Boulevard between Sherbourne and Parliament ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 20, 2010

August 20, 2010 12:52 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Waterfront Toronto unveils ambitious new downtown neighbourhood (National Post) Details of Toronto’s newest waterfront neighbourhood announced (Globe and Mail) Plans revealed for new ... read more

Quick Pic: Maple Leaf Square Complex Adding Some Interesting New Lighting

Maple Leaf Square by Cadillac Fairview and Lanterra with KPMB and Page + Steele.
August 19, 2010 2:30 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction on Maple Leaf Square is quickly coming to completion. Final touches are being added including new lighting. Forum member androiduk reports: Approximately 8000 lights are ... read more

Check Out Bisha Hotel and Residences Condos By Lifetime Developments And Charles Khabouth

Bisha Hotel and Residences by Lifetime, Wallman Architects and INK Entertainment
August 19, 2010 12:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Charles Khabouth has for years been creating some of clubland's most storied hotspots. His ventures include Ultra, Koolhaus, The Guvernment, Dragonfly and This is London. In conjunction with ... read more

Demolition Quickly Clearing The Site For Great Gulf Homes & Lifetime Developments' X2 Condos

X2 Condos by Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes
August 19, 2010 12:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Two days ago, Urban Toronto gave you a look at X2 Condominium's ultimate and eventual reality. Today, we bring you back to the present; the rapidly changing present. Lions ... read more

Maple Leaf Square Complex Adding Some Interesting New Lighting

Lighting system being assembled at Maple Leaf Square. Photo by androiduk.
August 19, 2010 10:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction on Maple Leaf Square is quickly coming to completion. Final touches are being added including new lighting. Forum member androiduk reports: "Approximately 8000 lights are ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Trump Hotel And Condominium Starts To Make An Impact From Riverdale Park

Trump Tower in Toronto by Talon Developments and Zeidler Architects
August 19, 2010 12:34 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump Toronto starts to make an impact on the skyline as seen in this photo taken from Riverdale Park. The 60 storey hotel/condo will be the second tallest building in the city when ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010 12:07 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Toronto’s bike lanes need to be connected (National Post) Ontario Place seeks new vision (Globe and Mail) Bloor shopping strip upgrade now expected by October (Globe and Mail) Too ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Great Gulf's X The Condo Just Keeps Getting Sexier

X the Condominium Toronto by Great Gulf Homes and architectsAlliance
August 18, 2010 3:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
X The Condominium just keeps getting sexier. Outside of the botched mechanical floor on the roof we can't say anything but great things about this Great Gulf Homes developed project. The ... read more

Five St. Joseph Condos By Graywood And Mod Developments Launches

Five Condos on St. Joseph Street by Mod/Graywood with Hariri Pontarini.
August 18, 2010 2:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Five Condos, a joint venture of Mod Developments Inc. and Graywood Developments Ltd., made quite the splash when it debuted on UrbanToronto early this summer. The project beautifully melds the ... read more

Dufferin Jog Now Beset By A Bump In The Road

Dufferin Jog and Queen Street Bridge.
August 18, 2010 2:46 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Traffic on Dufferin Street in Toronto's west end has never had an easy time of making the trip between Bloor Street and Exhibition Place. Vehicles, including TTC Buses, have long been rerouted via ... read more

Pinnacle Grand Park Condos By Pinnacle International Coming To Mississauga

Pinnacle Grand Park Condos, by Pinnacle International, Toronto
August 15, 2010 10:16 am | by Craig White | Comments
Mississauga's high-rise core has been developing rapidly around Square One with such recent construction projects as Cityzen and Fernbrook's Absolute World, Daniels' Chicago, Tridel's Ultra ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Etobicoke City Centre Skyline Today and Five Years Ago

Photo Of The Day: Etobicoke City Centre Skyline Today and Five Years Ago
August 15, 2010 4:31 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
A then and now shot of Etobicoke City Centre skyline today and what it looked like in 2005. Slowly it changes and grows.  2005, Image by EVCco read more