Throwback Thursday: Adelaide Street West

Throwback Thursday, Adelaide, Spadina, Toronto
October 16, 2014 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District has been the site of major intensification over the past several years, transforming the parking lots, warehouses and after-hours venues which once defined the area into ... read more

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

October 16, 2014 6:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chow’s analysis to dissect Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan; Brampton mayor Susan Fennell on phone bills, nice cars and “smear campaigns”; Record-number of Toronto voters ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Exposure

Photo of the Day, CN Tower, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
October 15, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two iconic examples of Toronto architecture both share the honours in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by [EyeTheNorth]. In the image below, the ... read more

Thompson Residences Have Topped Off on King Street West

Thompson Residences, Freed Development, Saucier+Perotte, King and Bathurst
October 15, 2014 3:23 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Freed Developments' project is taking its final shape at the corner of King and Bathurst. Designed by Montreal-based architects Saucier+Perrotte, Thompson Residences are comprised of a ... read more

Ghods Builders Bringing Twin Tower Complex to North York

5959 Yonge Street Condos North York, designed by Kirkor Architects for Ghods
October 15, 2014 2:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
North York has exploded with construction activity lately, especially around the busy intersection of Yonge and Sheppard. A few kilometres north however, where highrises begin to transition to ... read more

How to Develop a Condo from Start to Finish

BILD, OHBA, Condo: Start to Finish
October 15, 2014 10:40 am | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
Let's say you sat down for dinner one night with friends and one of them who knew something about real estate mused about getting into condo development. "I'd like to build a condo. What do you ... read more

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

October 15, 2014 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ford slams political endorsements as Chow, Tory win new support; Carl’s Jr will find a home on Queen West; John Tory pledges immediate repairs at Toronto’s crumbling ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Basketweave

Photo of the Day, Highway 401
October 14, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Highway 401's route through Toronto carries more cars per day than any other stretch of highway in the world. To carry such incredible volumes efficiently, the highway uses a system of collectors ... read more

TTC Streetcars Roll Into Union and Through Harbourfront Again

October 14, 2014 3:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The red rocket has returned to Union Station and along Queens Quay in Toronto's Harbourfront neighbourhood. This past Sunday morning, construction work overseen by Waterfront Toronto to rebuild ... read more

Tower Core Nearing Structural Completion at Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
October 14, 2014 2:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre has grown impressively over the past year. Fifty-two weeks ago on the construction site there was little more than a one-storey tall ... read more

Catching Up with Pemberton Group's U Condominiums

October 14, 2014 1:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been some time since we last checked in on the construction progress of Pemberton Group's U Condominiums, an architectsAlliance-designed residential development consisting of ... read more

IIDEXCanada to Highlight Architecture and Design this December

IIDEXCanada 2014, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
October 14, 2014 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The booming condominium industry has led to increased public attention to design and architecture, which are growing into major industries on the national level. Founded in 1984 by the Association ... read more

Demolition at 545 Sherbourne Making Way for Infill Development

545 Sherbourne, Medallion Corporation, Page + Steele, IBI Group Architects
October 14, 2014 10:13 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
St. James Town is Canada's densest neighbourhood, but that is not stopping new infill development from revitalizing one of the blocks in the district. At 545-565 Sherbourne street, a new 43-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory endorsed by federal transport minister Lisa Raitt, but no cheque for SmartTrack; Public need not fear private transit test run on King Street; Hazel McCallion ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fog Noir

Photo of the Day, fog
October 13, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yet another amazing shot of Toronto's recent foggy weather has made the cut for today's Photo of the Day. In this shot, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Ben ... read more

The Lanes of Melbourne: Could Something Similar Happen Here?

Melbourne lanes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
October 10, 2014 4:40 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
UrbanToronto recently published an update on progress for The Well, the major development project by Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, and RioCan slated for Front and Spadina. One of the most interesting ... read more

CHAZ Yorkville Condos Nearing Final Height on Charles Street

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
October 10, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The urban canyon on Charles Street East continues to grow, with another high-rise condominium development approaching its final height. CHAZ Yorkville Condos, developed by 45 Charles ... read more

Toronto Heritage Preservation Seeking Citizen Board Members

Heritage Toronto, Bellevue Fire station
October 10, 2014 12:55 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto is home to a variety of architectural styles - from the Brutalist Robarts Library 'Peacock', to the stately Victorian homes that populate the Annex, to the glass and steel behemoths ... read more

Cladding Covers Up the Mechanical Penthouse at X2 Condominiums

X2 Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Great Gulf Homes, Wallman Architects
October 10, 2014 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes' X2 Condominiums has reached a major milestone, as cladding now stretches to the uppermost reaches of the ... read more

Tango2 Crane Being Disassembled at Concord Park Place

The crane is pulled back higher, image by Craig White
October 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A major milestone for any construction project is the removal of the tower crane. The process can be tricky but is also quite interesting to watch unfold. On Tuesday, workers at Tango2 in Concord ... read more