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Construction Under Way on BMO Field Expansion

BMO Field Expansion, Gensler, MLSE, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
September 24, 2014 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its founding in 2006, Major League Soccer's Toronto FC has attracted an ever-growing, die-hard fan base. Their home stadium, BMO Field, has become one of the liveliest venues in the league ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford makes debut in raucous Toronto mayoral debate; A Brief History of the Legendary El Mocambo; GTA home buyers prefer walkable neighbourhoods; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunny Day on Market Street

Photo of the Day, Market Street
September 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are enjoying some beautiful weather this week, and people across the city are soaking in the rays on Toronto's many patios, including the several found on the recently revitalized Market ... read more

EllisDon Innovating With Concrete To Yield More Interesting Forms

SCC Under Pressure Teams (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)
September 23, 2014 4:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the past six decades, EllisDon has built some of Canada's most significant buildings, including the SkyDome, and many of the projects we follow these days on UrbanToronto are being built by ... read more

Province to Allow Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys

wood framed construction, OBC
September 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming increasingly common in Toronto, thanks in part to new municipal guidelines encouraging intensification of the city's arterial roads, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford showing limited voter appeal as Tory widens lead in Toronto race; Zombie Walk needs cash to stay alive; Toronto’s Beaches vs. Beach debate reopened; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Searchlights in the Rain

Photo of the Day, searchlights, rain
September 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summer has come to an end, and cool rainy weather is once again the norm. Though this type of weather may not be everyone's favourite, photographers are taking advantage of the moody ... read more

Freed Celebrates the Start of Construction on Sixty Colborne

Johnson Chou, Peter Clewes, Ryan Rabinovich, Peter Freed, Jeff Murva, Silke Stad
September 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Peter Freed and his firm Freed Developments along with Carttera Private Equities celebrated the start of construction on their distinctive Sixty Colborne on September 18 at the site of the ... read more

Schools and Community Centre Coming to CityPlace Neighbourhood

Block 31, Railway Lands, ZAS Architects Inc., Toronto, CityPlace
September 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's railway lands has almost been completely realized over the past several years, but a few key elements are left to be built before this burgeoning community can grow ... read more

New Phases to Add on to ELAD's Emerald City Community

Emerald City condos, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
September 22, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New high-rises continue to transform Toronto's once-suburban areas with new growth and vitality. The Don Mills and Sheppard area is one of these communities going through some major changes, ... read more

Two Leading Real Estate Research Companies Join Forces

Urbanation, Marsh Report, Toronto, condos
September 22, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Urbanation and the Marsh Report, two of the Greater Toronto Area's leading real estate market research and analysis companies, have merged in an attempt to offer the most comprehensive data ... read more

New Bridge Will Extend PATH System South of Harbour Street

RBC WaterPark Place III, Oxford Properties, Sun Life Harbour Plaza, Menkes
September 22, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one month ago, we were on the scene to cover the installation of a new PATH pedestrian bridge linking the Air Canada Centre to Menkes' Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With less than a year to go, Pan Am venues face delays; Chow targets Tory as her campaign shifts left; Doug Ford launches mayoral campaign with door knocking blitz; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Berczy Park

Photo of the Day, Berczy Park
September 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A small sliver of green oasis amid the chaos of downtown, Berczy Park offers some impressive views westward toward the Financial District. The view in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Fort York Visitor Centre Officially Opens With Weekend Festival

Fort York Visitor Centre, Patkau Architects, Kearns Mancini
September 19, 2014 9:09 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Official Opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre was held this afternoon. By most definitions, Toronto’s newest attraction, which is embedded into the ground, makes a bold statement whilst ... read more

Construction of The Madison Gaining Momentum on Eglinton East

The Madison, Madison Homes, Kirkor Architects, Eglinton, Toronto
September 19, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Eglinton area is bursting at the seams with new development. In anticipation of the new Crosstown LRT line, several new construction projects are adding significant density to this ... read more

Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio1 Condo Tops Off on Richmond

Studio Richmond Street Downtown Toronto Condos Aspen Homes
September 19, 2014 11:42 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
In Toronto's Entertainment District, the Richmond Street corridor is quickly becoming one of our most intensely urban streets as several new projects are being constructed. Making a big impact to ... read more

Rezoning Application Seeks 45-Storey Addition to LuCliff Place

700 Bay Street, LuCliff Place, Toronto
September 19, 2014 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The owners of LuCliff Place at 700 Bay Street have filed a rezoning application with Toronto's Planning Department, seeking a 45-storey addition at the west end of the property. LuCliff Place ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With first ‘woonerf’ in West Don Lands, Toronto is learning to share its streets; Sick coyote captured roaming Scarborough Bluffs; Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Saucer

Photo of the Day, Toronto City Hall
September 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of downtown Toronto's earliest modern high-rise projects remains one of the most striking even after almost fifty years. Completed in 1965, architect Viljo Revell's City Hall and Nathan ... read more