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Photo of the Day: Inside the Eaton Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
July 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With hundreds of stores and over 1.7 million square feet, Toronto's Eaton Centre has been a popular shopping and dining destination since opening in 1977. In today's Photo of the Day, which was ... read more

Concept Plan Revealed for CityPlace Schools and Community Centre

Block 31, Toronto, by City of Toronto, ZAS Architects Inc.
July 21, 2015 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last two decades, Toronto's former railway lands have undergone a remarkable transformation, as high-rise residential towers now stand where, not so long ago, an empty and sullen expanse ... read more

Exploring Post House Condos' Historic Meets Modern Courtyard

Post House Condominiums, Alterra Group of Companies, Wallman Architects, Toronto
July 21, 2015 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents are now moving into Alterra Group of Companies' recently completed Post House Condos as finishing touches wrap up on the 21-storey condominium tower at Adelaide and ... read more

Court and OSC Rulings Vindicate Trump Tower Developer

Trump Toronto, Talon International, Zeidler Partnership Architects
July 21, 2015 2:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Trump brand has seen extensive media coverage as of late. Though newsmakers abroad are focused on recent comments made by Donald Trump in his bid to be the Republican Party's presidential ... read more

Aura Illuminates Downtown Night as Lights Tested

Aura at College Park, Toronto , by Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
July 21, 2015 11:16 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last night, residents across the city got a preview of the striking light fixture at Canderel's Aura at College Park. The vertical configuration of LED lights was prominent against the night sky, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC riders want early subway hours maintained after Pan Am; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey’s LRT plan woefully short of riders; Toronto to open pedestrian tunnel under lake ... read more

Photo of the Day: Metro Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, fog, downtown
July 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day feels like it would make a perfect backdrop for a science-fiction movie. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Michael Muraz, this shot shows us the ... read more

Tridel's Islington Terrace to Feature Public Realm Improvements

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 20, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium development can have a transformative effect on a neighbourhood. New residential density brings the people necessary to patronize services, while street level retail and community ... read more

Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring Debuts at Pan Am Games

AirSENCE, Toronto
July 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The world of sport and spectacle is at once timeless and changing. While the thrills of sweat, determination, and competitive spirit capture the modern spectator's attention in much the same way ... read more

Our Favourite Photos of the Instantly Popular TORONTO Sign

Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 20, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower has been Toronto's most photographed symbol for decades now, but City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the previous most photographed symbol of the city, has followed closely behind. ... read more

Introducing Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
July 20, 2015 11:15 am | by Editor | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area's unquenchable thirst for new housing manifests itself differently in different areas of the GTA, with a trend toward towers closer in, townhomes in shoulder areas, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s chief planner says rushed Scarborough subway analysis was ‘problematic’; Here’s how commuters are coping with Pan Am’s HOV lanes; More than one million Pan Am ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Golden Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, golden hour
July 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We love seeing new angles of our growing skyline, like the beautiful aerial view featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Giulio Calisse, this ... read more

IT Lofts Repairing Gap in Little Italy Street Wall

IT Lofts under construction on College Street in Toronto
July 17, 2015 5:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the 150 or so cranes that rise into the air above Toronto are drawing towers into our skyline, but not every construction site in town is appropriate for a high-rise. The City also wants ... read more

King Blue Condos Sales Centre Relocates Pending Construction

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
July 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent ground breaking ceremony Greenland Group's King Blue officially marked the start of construction on the new Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed development in ... read more

TREB Releases Second Quarter Housing Figures

TREB Q2 2015 housing figures
July 17, 2015 1:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The condominium housing market continues to show strength in the Greater Toronto Area, evidenced in the newly released Second Quarter report by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). 7,656 ... read more

Laneway Bridge Being Constructed at Freed's Sixty Colborne Site

Sixty Colborne condos, Freed, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 17, 2015 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early-stage construction is making progress at the site of Freed Developments and Carttera Private Equities' Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easing traffic congestion may be most enduring Pan Am legacy; Residents sound off about Union-Pearson safety bells; Pan American art sets sail in Toronto Harbour; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Giant Among Giants

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, First Canadian Place
July 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been 40 years since the completion of First Canadian Place, and despite the major development boom in Toronto, the office tower has yet to be surpassed in height by any other building, and ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
July 16, 2015 5:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another future skyscraper is rising in Downtown Toronto, as podium levels are now forming at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more