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Photo of the Day: Duality and Distortion

Photo of the Day, Peter Gilgan Centre
July 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening late last year, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning has become familiar to many Torontonians. The 21-storey, 750,000 square-foot medical research ... read more

CHAZ Yorkville Continues To Make a Mark on Charles Street

CHAZ Yorkville Toronto Condos Charles Street Yonge Bloor
July 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Located just southeast of the Yonge/Bloor intersection in Toronto is CHAZ Yorkville. This development by 45 Charles Ltd is slowly rising to prominence on ... read more

Construction Moves Above Grade at Exhibit Residences

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
July 17, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum, construction continues to progress at the site of Exhibit Residences by developers Metropia, Bazis and Plaza. When we ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 280 King Street East

Throwback Thursday, 280 King Street East
July 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment and gentrification have had a profound and positive effect on King Street East in recent years, attracting several high-profile businesses to build new headquarters in the area. One ... read more

One Month of Work at Great Gulf's One Bloor East: July 2014

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
July 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does one month of construction activity look like? The answer to that question varies for every project, depending on the stage of construction the building is at, and the size and shape of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto man files complaint against Rob Ford for racial slurs; Trees could use protection from Eglinton LRT construction; Opposition parties fear Liberals are planning to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina

Photo of the Day, Spadina
July 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily one of Toronto's most lively and exciting thoroughfares, Spadina Avenue is known for its cultural importance as the epicenter of the city's Chinese community, along with countless ... read more

Transformation Begins In Toronto's Alexandra Park Community

Sonny Atkinson's community building commemorated in an Alexandra Park mural
July 16, 2014 4:30 pm | by Ingrid Hart | Comments
The sun is setting on the the old Alexandra Park community and the residents that remain here are keeping watch as our neighbourhood begins its massive 10-15 year planned revitilization.  A ... read more

Excavation Continues at Plaza's Musee and Harhay's One Eleven

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto, oneeleven, Harhay
July 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The corner of Bathurst and Adelaide is changing fast, and an entire city block is being excavated as crews dig down to make way for both Plaza's Musée Condos and Harhay's ... read more

Ireland Park Officially Reopens to the Public on Bathurst Quay

Ireland Park is now open after four years of closure. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After four years of construction which left Éireann Quay at the foot of Bathurst Street inaccessible, Ireland Park has finally reopened to the public. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly was joined ... read more

Tango2 Soon to Top Off in Concord Park Place

Concord Park Place, Tango2, Page + Steel / IBI Group, Toronto
July 16, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday, we took a look at Tango, part of Concord Adex's 45-acre, master-planned 'Concord Park Place' community that aims to add a total of about 7,500 new residents to the Sheppard and ... read more

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

July 16, 2014 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto makes $35K from auction of old street signs; Ireland Park reopens to public after four years of isolation; Rob Ford’s first debate since rehab a heated, raucous ... read more

Photo of the Day: Warm Glow

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
July 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the launch of our new and improved Flickr pool earlier this year, we have been seeing a steady stream of top notch urban photography, making for some very visually appealing Photo of the Day ... read more

Downtown Condos Now Complete at Portland and Wellington

Downtown Condos at Wellington West Toronto by Parallax Investment and &Co Arch
July 15, 2014 6:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We stopped by the site of Parallax Investment Corporation's Downtown Condos at Wellington West to check in on the recently completed condominium development at Portland and Wellington ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Growing Amidst the Green

The view of HighPark Condominiums from High Park, Toronto
July 15, 2014 3:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Daniels HighPark Condominiums is slowly growing into the sky on Bloor Street West, halfway between Keele and High Park subway stations, and pretty much surrounded by greenery on all sides. The ... read more

90 Niagara Offers Alternative to High-Rise Living Downtown

90 Niagara condos, Giannone Petricone, Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
July 15, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demand for housing in Downtown Toronto remains high, and much of that need is being met by the high-rise towers we see populating areas like the Entertainment District and CityPlace. ... read more

Construction of Tango at Concord Park Place Nearing Completion

Concord Park Place, Tango, Page + Steel / IBI Group, Toronto
July 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a dozen years since the Sheppard subway went into service, and in the time since the transit line opened to the public, the suburban stretch of Sheppard Avenue East in North York has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow vows to press Ottawa for ban on handguns; Ford brothers baffle with their logic on Crosstown transit project; Overcrowded streetcars, disinterested drivers ... read more

Photo of the Day: City Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
July 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For yesterday's Photo of the Day, we highlighted an amazing aerial image of downtown Toronto captured by Mafaldaboy on a recent flight over the city. That shot wasn't the only great aerial photo ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
July 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The excavation at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower soon to rise from the corner of ... read more