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Studio2 Continues to Rise Next to Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
March 16, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the few months since we last caught up with Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio on Richmond, there has been plenty of progress to report on about the Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Organizers to announce Pan Am Games torchbearers today; Is the third time a charm for Rexdale revitalization?; Metrolinx puts a train-mad seven-year-old in the driver seat; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Finance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, fog
March 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the average weekday, over 100,000 workers commute in and out of Toronto's bustling Financial District. In addition to being Toronto's primary business district, this area of the city is also ... read more

The Top 10 Tallest Towers Coming to Toronto's Skyline

The 10 Tallest Developments Planned for Toronto
March 13, 2015 6:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent announcement of Mizrahi Development's proposed tower 'The One' seems to have hit Toronto like a bombshell. The involvement of world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners has the ... read more

Catching Up With Work at BSäR Group's 12 Degrees Condos

12 Degrees Condos, BSäR Group, Core Architects, Toronto
March 13, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on the construction progress of BSäR Group Of Companies' 12 Degrees during Summer 2014, when the 11-storey, Core Architects-designed development was in the ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners
March 13, 2015 3:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A list of winners has been released for the 2015 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, featuring local and international projects designed by architects and firms hailing from Ontario. ... read more

Toronto Urban Design Awards Calls for Submissions

2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards, City of Toronto
March 13, 2015 2:15 pm | by Editor | Comments
Every other year, the Toronto Urban Design Awards recognize the architects, urban designers, students and city builders who shape and reshape our urban environment. The awards are returning in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto parking officials now towing 80-110 vehicles daily; The Changing Landscape of Toronto’s Purpose-Built Rental Market; Target Canada closing 16 stores next week; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ghost on King

Photo of the Day, Toronto, streetcar, ttc, King, 504
March 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though many of us love to complain about transit, it is an undeniably important part of life in Toronto. The TTC's subway trains and streetcars are recognizable to the point of being considered ... read more

Ambitious Retail and Public Realm Plans Mark Mizrahi's The One

The One, Bloor and Yonge, Toronto, Foster + Partners, Mizrahi Developments
March 12, 2015 8:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's still early days for The One, plans for which were revealed yesterday by Mizrahi Developments and Foster + Partners at the Park Hyatt Hotel on Avenue Road. The companies are working towards a ... read more

Rising Home Prices Breathing New Life into GTA Rental Market

GTA Rental market, Concert Properties, Toronto
March 12, 2015 4:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate prices in the GTA are rising higher all the time, with the average detached home price recently crossing the $1 million mark, and average condo prices now sitting at $369,655 in ... read more

Restored Heritage Facade Beautifully Incorporated into 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 12, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Yorkville, home to Toronto's classiest shops, cafes and restaurants, construction is now in the late stages at the site of Alterra and Zinc ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Front

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Front, Toronto
March 12, 2015 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Throwback Thursday, we are comparing the southwest-facing view from Bay and Front between 2009 and 2015 where the construction of several office and condominium towers and the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposed 80-storey Toronto tower would be tallest building in Canada; TTC’s new ‘bendy’ buses still without bicycle racks; Connecting The Dots of transit wayfinding in the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising Moon Over Brookfield Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place
March 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 53-storey TD Canada Trust Tower was completed in 1990, and was known as the Canada Trust Tower until 2000 when it took on the current name. Part of the Brookfield Place complex ... read more

Mizrahi Development's 'The One' to be Canada's Tallest Building

The One, Toronto, Foster + Partners, Mizrahi Developments
March 11, 2015 7:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If Toronto's Planning Department and City Council can be persuaded, then 'The One', an 80-storey retail and residential skyscraper proposed for the southwest corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Artwork Currently Being Installed

Union station revitalization, union subway platform, Stuart Reid, art, Toronto
March 11, 2015 4:28 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Serving approximately 250,000 passengers each day, Union Station is the busiest transportation facility in Canada. It has been going through a major revitalization project over the past few years ... read more

5468796 Architecture and dkstudio Talk The Tree House

The more elongated Block C of The Tree House, image by Symmetry Developments
March 11, 2015 12:13 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Downtown Toronto is bustling with construction. Cranes dot the already dense skyline, signifying new developments that will bring residences, offices, hotel rooms and retail to our growing city. ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Spaces at Tridel's Avani and Avani2

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto by Tridel and Graziani + Corazza Architects
March 11, 2015 11:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The master-planned development at Tridel's Metrogate community has already added four new high-rise condominium towers, a park and several townhomes to its corner of Scarborough at Kennedy ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 8:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers say foreign investors still a small segment of condo market; Mayor Tory’s tax stance gets broad support from council; Casino debate could focus on expanded ... read more