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Upper West Side Hosts VIP Preview in Thornhill

Upper West Side, Aspen Ridge, Conservatory, CountryWide, Regal Crest, Townwood
June 16, 2014 7:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Suburban subdivision homes have historically been cast from the same mould, with kilometres of similar if not identical looking streets the result. read more

Phase 2 and Phase 3 Overlap at Regent Park Revitalization

Buildings coming down for Phase 3, while Phase 2 rises behind it, Regent Park
June 16, 2014 2:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the years Regent Park has been in the news for many reasons, and over the years those reasons have made a turnabout, from stories of trouble to ones of hope, and now to ones of results. We ... read more

The Nest Bringing Luxury Condo Living to Hillcrest Village

The Nest Condos Toronto by RAW Design for the Rockport Group
June 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments continue to pop up along Toronto's walkable, retail-lined Avenues, after being identified by the City as appropriate locations for intensification. Hillcrest Village ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thornhill riding goes from Liberal to PC after voting error disovered; Writer of Rob Ford musical says Toronto mayor is 'Shakespearean'; The area made famous by Rob Ford one year after massive ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monochrome Skyline

Photo of the Day, Bathurst Street Bridge
June 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The steel truss bridge which carries Bathurst Street traffic over the rail corridor is a favourite destination for photographers looking to capture a dynamic view of Toronto's growing skyline. ... read more

Construction Continues on Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion, MMC Architects, Oxford Properties, Nordstrom
June 13, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The $331 million expansion of AIMCo and Oxford’s landmark Yorkdale Shopping Centre, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues to progress with excavation now ... read more

Cadillac Fairview's Expansion of Sherway Gardens Progressing

View of the North expansion at Sherway Gardens, image by Craig White
June 13, 2014 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's not just condos and office towers that make up the seemingly constant growth that Toronto is seeing these days. Another of the sectors that is seeing a huge amount of investment is our retail ... read more

Howard Park Condos Phase 2 Grand Opening This Weekend

Howard Park Phases 1 and 2 with street-level terrace, by Triumph Developments
June 13, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The second and final phase of a master planned community in the heart of Roncesvalles Village, Howard Park 2 condominiums is gearing up for its grand opening this Saturday, from ... read more

Catching Up With Construction at HNR Dundas Square Tower

HNR Dundas Square Tower, Diamond Schmitt, Page + Steele / IBI Group, ERA
June 13, 2014 11:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
To the immediate south of Yonge-Dundas Square, construction is progressing on the HNR Dundas Square Tower by HNR Properties. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, Page + ... read more

Lakeside Lodge at Deerhurst Offers Condo Convenience in Cottage Country

Lakeside Lodge at Deerhurst, Skyline International, Richard Wengle, DesignAgency
June 13, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's favourite getaway spots can be found just down the road from the Cottage Country hub of Huntsville. Deerhurst Resort's lineage can be traced back to 1896, when Charles ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario Liberal land majority government on election day; Tim Hudak resigns as PC leader; Yorkville residents win fight against "neighbourhood destroying" heritage building; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Square Balconies

Photo of the Day, Harbour Square balconies
June 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The once heavily industrialized Toronto waterfront continues its generation long transformation into a thriving mixed-use district with plenty of new development and infrastructure upgrades ... read more

Classic Series at 88 Scott: 2-Bedroom Corner Units Under $1M

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 12, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With excavation making steady progress at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, the final stage of sales for the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed project, now 90% sold, is ... read more

PUG Talk: What Can Toronto Learn From Chicago?

Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in Chicago, image  by Craig White
June 12, 2014 4:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
We Torontonians are always considering how our city stacks up against other ones around the world. It's often seen as a sign of an inferiority complex, but just as often we are looking at what we ... read more

Catching up with Lifetime Developments' The Bond Condominiums

The Bond condos, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
June 12, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been quite some time since we last checked in on the construction progress of Lifetime Developments' The Bond, a 40-storey Core Architects-designed condominium development ... read more

Sam The Record Man Sign may find New Home at Dundas Square

Sam The Record Man Dundas Square Toronto Ontario Neon
June 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The iconic neon Sam The Record Man sign that fronted Yonge Street for over fifty years is one step closer to finding a new home. Ryerson University has been under pressure to find a new location ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and College

Throwback Thursday, Bay and College, Toronto
June 12, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
"Bay Street" is synonymous with finance in this country, but it really only applies to the stretch of Bay between Front and Queen Streets in the Financial District. To the north, Bay Street holds ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Election day in Ontario; Rob Ford musical to hold open casting call Monday; Beijing-backed school program comes under fire; and more news... Ontarians head to the polls today (Global ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streaming into the City

Photo of the Day, Exhibition Place turbine
June 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's newer landmarks, the Exhibition Place wind turbine has become a familiar sight for motorists passing by the exhibition grounds. Erected in late 2002 for a cost of $1.8 million, ... read more

Streetcar's Carnaby Taking Shape at Queen and Gladstone

Two cranes stand over the construction site of The Carnaby Condos, Toronto
June 11, 2014 7:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We are not sure that when Streetcar Developments began their first development at Queen and Gladstone with Two Gladstone they knew some day they would build out nearly the whole block, and we have ... read more