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

June 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ex-mayor Crombie says Tory is wrong to back Gardiner Expressway rebuild; Toronto expands recycling program to include items like dry cleaning bags; New data finds ... read more

Photo of the Day: Royal Bank Plaza

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Royal Bank Plaza, Bay Street
June 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The two towers of Royal Bank Plaza are far from the tallest in Toronto's Financial District, though their unique design by WZMH Architects makes the complex one of the most photographed in our ... read more

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Progressing

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Pirkins + Will, Plant Architects
June 1, 2015 4:20 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
It has now been exactly 50 years since Nathan Philips Square opened to the public. In the years that followed its opening the square would be the hub of municipal politics, a centre for ... read more

Work Progresses at Balliol Park Rentals near Yonge & Davisville

Balliol Park, Toronto by Shiplake Management Company, Diamond Schmitt Architects
June 1, 2015 3:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Yonge & Davisville area has long been one of Midtown Toronto's densest residential communities, with a large cluster of high-rise development dating back to a previous construction boom in ... read more

Ground Broken for City Core's Harmony Village Sheppard

June 1, 2015 2:45 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Over the weekend, Harmony Village Sheppard by City Core Developments and Fortress Real Developments, celebrated its ground-breaking ceremony in style. Outfitted with a gleaming white ... read more

Lobby Space Takes Shape at Allied's Queen Richmond Centre West

QRC West, Allied Properties REIT, Sweeny &Co, Stephenson, Toronto
June 1, 2015 12:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District continues to grow into one of Canada's most densely inhabited neighbourhoods, and while most of the growth has is in the form of high-rise residential, new office and ... read more

Topping Off May 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off May 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
June 1, 2015 10:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New and evolving proposals made May another busy month for us here at UrbanToronto. With those 31 days now in the books, it is time once again for our monthly roundup of the hottest news stories, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New poll shows Torontonians are in support of Gardiner East teardown; A subway, here? Bellamy Road route looks like a leafy pipe dream; Taxi drivers plan Monday morning ... read more

Photo of the Month: Cherry Blossoms in Infrared

Photo of the Month, Frank Lemire, syncros
June 1, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we present the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

Shoring Work Proceeding for Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
May 29, 2015 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent demolition of the former Guvernment night club at Queens Quay and Jarvis cleared the way for The Daniels Corporation's ambitious multi-phase development, dubbed Daniels ... read more

Empire Celebrates the start of Construction on Eau du Soleil

The first shovel-load of earth is lifted for Eau du Soleil condos, Toronto
May 29, 2015 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last Saturday, May 23, Empire Communities celebrated the start of construction at Eau du Soleil Condos with a ground breaking event for purchasers of suites in the sky-scraping development. The ... read more

Toronto of the Future is Coming!

Toronto of the Future
May 29, 2015 3:10 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Toronto of the Future may be closer than you think. In fact, the upcoming event going by that name will be debuting this Monday, June 1, at Metro Hall (55 John Street) for a week-long exhibit. The ... read more

Retail Spaces Taking Shape at Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto, retail, LCBO, Blue Diamond Condos
May 29, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The restoration and condo-conversion of one of Midtown Toronto's finest architectural landmarks is nearing completion, as the finishing touches are being carried out ... read more

Below-Grade Work Continues on Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
May 29, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As work finishes up on Camrost-Felcorp's conversion of the former Four Seasons Yorkville into a new mixed-use condominium complex, the site of the hotel's former southern podium wing is abuzz ... read more

Introducing W Towns by First Avenue Properties

W Towns, First Avenue Properties
May 29, 2015 12:57 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
For those looking for a new townhome in Toronto, W Towns by First Avenue Properties will be arriving in the heart of Weston Village, with a planned opening for Summer 2016. Totalling a modest 48 ... read more

Rosalie Sharp Pavilion to Act as Gateway to OCAD University

The scrim provides additional height to the building, image by Bortolotto
May 29, 2015 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The intersection of Dundas and McCaul Streets already provides a vantage point from which to see two highly unique buildings—OCAD University's Sharp Centre for Design by Will Alsop, and Frank ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Masaharu Morimoto of ‘Iron Chef’ fame to open Toronto restaurant; Captain John waves an emotional goodbye; How Riverdale became a battleground; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hollywood North

Photo of the Day, Toronto, film, movie, Suicide Squad
May 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has a long history of serving as a stand-in for other cities in film, some real, some fictional. The city has been buzzing this month about work on the blockbuster movie "Suicide Squad", ... read more

UrbanToronto Tours the UP Express' Pearson Airport Station

UP Express T1 Platform, Toronto by Metrolinx, MMM Group Limited
May 28, 2015 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this week, UrbanToronto toured the facilities of the new Union Pearson Express service, previewing the Metrolinx airport rail link set to enter service on June 6th. We began with a ... read more

Captain John's Tugged Out of Toronto Harbour

The tow begins, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 28, 2015 4:33 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The foot of Yonge Street is looking dramatically different today. For forty years, the MS Jadran—or Captain John's Restaurant—stood at Yonge and Queen's Quay. This morning, the 90-metre relic was ... read more