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Precarious Work atop Tableau in the Entertainment District

Tableau Condos, Toronto, UrbanCapital, ALIT, Malibu, Wallman Architects
June 23, 2015 1:35 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Summer is kicking into full swing and the city of Toronto is bustling with interesting construction projects to catch up on, nowhere more so than in the Entertainment District. On the southeast ... read more

383 Sorauren Presentation Centre to Close Following Strong Sales

383 Sorauren, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance, Toronto
June 23, 2015 12:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It has been a few months since we last visited 383 Sorauren Avenue, a 10-storey condominium located in the high-demand neighbourhood of Roncesvalles. At that time, the tower crane had just ... read more

River City 2 Approaching Completion in the West Don Lands

River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
June 23, 2015 11:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 2015 Pan Am Games just around the corner, the West Don Lands are looking more welcoming than ever. Now transformed from its industrial past, much of the area will be the temporary home to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor Viaduct’s ‘luminous veil’ to light up for Pan Am torch relay; TTC tokens going away as Toronto says hello to the new Presto fare smart cards; How well do the new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Heavy Skies

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
June 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high-rises of Toronto's South Core offer some amazing views of the Financial District to the north. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Drone Video Captures Mississauga's Iconic Absolute World Towers

June 22, 2015 8:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed between 2004 and 2012, the five towers of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Absolute World are the focal point in Mississauga's growing skyline. ... read more

First Avenue Properties Bringing W Towns to Weston Road

W Towns, pml.A, First Avenue Properties, Toronto
June 22, 2015 7:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we introduced First Avenue Properties’ new townhome development on Weston north of Lawrence called W Towns. The development consists of 48 units, ranging in size from 1,300 to ... read more

Toronto Welcomes Grand Boulevard as Queens Quay Re-Opens

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8, DTAH
June 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Friday, June 19th, excited crowds of Torontonians—including the UrbanToronto team—gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of Queens Quay, following three years of ... read more

New Construction Time Lapse of Ryerson Student Learning Centre

June 22, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened earlier this year, the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre has given students of the university an impressive new study space, and has given Yonge Street a new landmark. We ... read more

CTBUH Announces 2015 Regional Winners for Best Tall Building

Bosco Verticale, Milan
June 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have announced their list of regional winners and finalists for the 2015 Best Tall Buildings Awards. The Best Tall Buildings were selected ... read more

City of Toronto's Outside the Box Program to Debut June 22

Outside the Box, City of Toronto
June 22, 2015 11:45 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Get ready to think "Outside the Box," Toronto! The City of Toronto has joined forces with a group of 52 local artists in an effort to—at least temporarily—bring some artistic inspiration to a part ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Unstoppable real estate market displaces Beatrice House shelter; New TDSB museum contains largest public education collection in Canada; New Queens Quay a redesign for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Roundhouse Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Roundhouse Park
June 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest trend in photography has four rotors and limitless potential. Drones are making aerial photography and videography possible for the masses, and we are seeing more and more ... read more

Drone Video Highlights Explosive Growth in Toronto's Entertainment District

June 19, 2015 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cranes fill the skies over Toronto's Entertainment District as new high-rises continue to transform the neighbourhood into a high-density vertical neighbourhood. While we typically find ourselves ... read more

Topped-Off Picasso Condos Sporting Bold Exterior Details

Picasso Condos, Teeple, Monarch, Goldman Group, Toronto
June 19, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our recent hardhat tour of Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos gave us our first look inside of the 39-storey, Teeple Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Barbara Ann Scott Park Revitalization Going Ahead

Barbara Ann Scott Park at College Park, Toronto, MBTW Group
June 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Tucked away in the heart of Toronto, on the College Park block bordered by Yonge, Gerrard, Bay, and College, sits Barbara Ann Scott Park. Originally built in the 1980s, the 0.75-hectare park was ... read more

Exterior Work Foreshadows Final Look of Thompson Residences

Thompson Residences, Freed, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
June 19, 2015 1:08 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The 15-storey Thompson Residences designed by Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte Architects features a dynamic textured facade of alternating extruded and recessed rectangular boxes, ... read more

CentreCourt's Grid Condos Capitalize on Student Housing Demand

Grid Condos, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group, CentreCourt Developments
June 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area surrounding Toronto's Jarvis and Dundas intersection has a number of new developments either planned or under construction that will dramatically alter the landscape in the near future. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average price of new GTA home reaches new record; PM Harper pledges $2.6-billion to Toronto’s SmartTrack plan; St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto to close for nine months ... read more

Photo of the Day: UP Express Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Union Pearson Express, UP
June 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new UP Express entered service earlier this month, and is now shuttling passengers between Pearson Airport and Downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes, with just two shorts stops in between. The ... read more