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One Bloor East's Podium Moves Upward, Sees Glazing Installed

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Tucker HiRise
March 3, 2014 6:45 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
In our last update on the progression of Great Gulf's One Bloor East development, crews were hastily working on the lower floors that made up part of the the 75-storey building's podium. A few ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime Developments Open Up 'The Code' Condos

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
March 3, 2014 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Anyone who is familiar with St. Clair West between Spadina and Russell Hill Road will know about Sir Winston Churchill Park. Stretching along the south side of the avenue here, accessible via the ... read more

Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

156 Front Street West, AS+GG Architects, B+H Architects, Toronto, downtown
March 3, 2014 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
February was quite exciting UrbanToronto. To round up the highlights of the last month, we have collected the 10 most popular news stories, forum threads, and dataBase files of November. 156 Front ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014 11:30 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Can John Tory win the mayoral race?; mayoral candidates debate extending last call; Memes help Soknacki's race for mayor; subway plans baffles Nenshi; and more news. Calgary mayor baffled by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Passing Through

Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto
March 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
There seems to be a striking visual metaphor present in this photo by Matt M S, with the plane and the modern, monolithic structures that compose the Toronto-Dominion Centre. The Mies van der ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Moving Forward On All Fronts

The Daniels Corporation, HighPark Condominiums, High Park, Toronto
February 28, 2014 7:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It may be crazy cold at the moment, and more people may be hibernating this winter than would be in a regular year, but the polar vortex has not stopped everything from happening in this town. ... read more

Bazis and Plaza Launch 1 Yorkville Condos

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, TMG, Varacalli, ERA, NAK Design, Toronto, midtown
February 28, 2014 5:50 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Bazis Inc. and Plaza, developers behind the slender metallic tower at 1 Yorkville, held an event celebrating the launch of the project at their presentation gallery at 162 Cumberland Avenue near ... read more

Sustainable Design a Key Component of DUKE Condos

Quadrangle, Duke Condos, TAS Design Build
February 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
UrbanToronto’s Stephanie Calvet sat down with Michelle Xuereb, architect and sustainability strategist at Quadrangle Architects, to discuss the green aspects of DUKE Condo’s design. The ... read more

Allied Properties REIT Brings Office Space to Downtown West

Rendering of 620 King West
February 28, 2014 12:50 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
When it comes to the development of office space in Downtown Toronto, a few big names spring to mind: Brookfield; Oxford; Cadillac Fairview. Perhaps lesser known, but no less active in Downtown ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
'Arrest me,' Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dares police chief; Rob Ford's war leaves Torontonians losers: Hume; political advice from Calgary's Mayor; and more news. ‘Arrest me,’ Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto's Skyline in the Cold

Toronto, skyline, winter, cold, cn tower, lake ontario, ice, snow
February 28, 2014 1:01 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Looking southward towards Lake Ontario, this photo, posted on UrbanToronto's Flickr pool by JStokez, gives a bird's eye-view of a bleak and muted city still under the cold, cruel, windy grasp of ... read more

Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide Goes for Drama on Contrasted Exterior

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
February 27, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a very close eye on Plaza’s Ivory on Adelaide for quite some time now, and you can't blame us as the construction is occurring just a few dozen feet outside the UrbanToronto ... read more

Taking Form: New Development at Thompson Residences

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, Toronto
February 27, 2014 5:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
When we last reported on Freed Development's Thompson Residences in January, only the skeleton of the first floors of both the King Street and Stewart Street buildings were completed. ... read more

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Sees Further Progress

Studio, Studio 2, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Architects, Mike Niven Interior
February 27, 2014 3:40 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Aspen Ridge Home's Studio and Studio2 between Simcoe and Nelson streets in the city's Entertainment District has seen a steady pace of development despite this long and bitterly cold winter ... read more

Throwback Thursday: No Trump As Bay Adelaide Creates A New Vu

February 27, 2014 3:20 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Few streets in Toronto have seen as many new buildings over the last decade as Adelaide Street. Less than a decade ago Adelaide seemed like an express route between surface parking lots, but most ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 11:30 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Rob Ford criticized by Montreal mayor for his absence at Big City Mayors' press conference; Karen Stintz proposes a way to expand the TTC without taxpayer dollars; Yorkdale Turns 50; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Expressway

Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
February 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Here's a nice shot of the Gardiner Expressway captured from Market Wharf. From this view, it's 'condo city' forming a tunnel surrounding the busy roadway. Gardiner Expressway, image by Edward Skira read more

Emerald Park Condos Making an Impact at Yonge and Sheppard

Emerald Park Condos, Bazis, Metropia, Plazacorp, Varacalli, NYCC
February 26, 2014 6:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The continuing densification of Yonge and Sheppard in North York has taken a great leap forward over the past couple of years, thanks to projects like Metropia, Bazis and Plaza’s Emerald Park ... read more

Cladding now rising on The Berwick at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick,CityTowns,Andrin Homes,The Brown Group,Page+Steele/IBI Group
February 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge and Eglinton has been a major node in Toronto ever since the newly-opened Yonge subway line terminated there in 1954. The subway has since been extended north, but Eglinton station still ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet For February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014 11:45 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford in Ottawa: "I want more money for subways'; poll shows tight early race among Chow, Ford, Tory; big private landowners have shocking proposal for the Gardiner Expressway; and more ... read more