urbanMetrics inc.

urbanMetrics inc.

urbanMetrics is a consulting practice committed to building better communities. We provide custom market analytics and municipal strategies that drive investment in real estate, infrastructure and community assets. With more than 35 years of expertise, we understand the power of collaboration. Our assignments are built on close partnerships with planners, engineers, designers, retailers, lenders, property developers, lawyers and government leaders.

Through its long corporate history, urbanMetrics has established itself as a leading practice providing a range of market, economic and strategic advisory services to the real estate development and urban planning industries. Our experts offer advice to municipal, provincial and federal government agencies, property managers, public and private developers, investors, as well as institutional owners of real estate.

Company information

67 Yonge Street, Suite 804, Toronto, ON M5E 1J8, Canada
+1 (416) 351 8585

Recent News

 Photo of the Day: Downtown and Beyond
 Allied and RioCan Announce Major Office Tenant at The Well
 Mirvish Village Looking Forlorn in Advance of Transformation
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 Cranes Down at Bathurst College Centre as Work Continues
 East Harbour Advances with Council-Approved Master Plan
 Throwback Thursday: CN Tower View
 Forming and Excavation Progress at Enormous 'The Well' Site
 New CAMH Buildings Reach Grade at Queen and Ossington
 Heritage Retention Plan Outlined for Wonder on Eastern Avenue
 State Building Group Advances Plans for Southport Square
 Design Review Panel Split Over 2450 Victoria Park Proposal
 The Well: Work Expanding at Toronto’s Largest Construction Site
 Graywood and Alterra Reveal “Wonder” on Eastern Avenue
 Rezoning Sought for Urban Hub at Eglinton & Don Mills
 The Well: First Crane Up at Toronto’s Largest Construction Site
 Work Progressing at Site of RioCan's Bathurst College Centre
 Toronto's Largest Construction Site: The Well, Spadina at Front
 Toronto Site Reimagined in 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition
 Growth to Watch For 2018: Downtown Toronto Core
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 After Ed's: Demolition Continues at Mirvish Village Site
 Growth to Watch for 2018: Yorkville, Bloor-Yonge & Rosedale
 Growth To Watch For 2018: East York and Don Mills
 Growth to Watch For 2018: Beaches, Leslieville & The Danforth
 Growth to Watch For 2018: North Scarborough
 Growth to Watch For 2018: North York Centre & Willowdale
 Growth to Watch For 2018: York to Yorkdale to York Mills
 Enwave Partner to Bring Sustainable Energy to The Well
 Bayview Village Redevelopment Impresses Design Review Panel
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 Growth to Watch For 2018: Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West
 Weston Bakery on Eastern Closer to Redevelopment Agreement
 Last Sections of Honest Ed's Coming Down for Mirvish Village
 Growth to Watch For 2018: Queen West, Roncy & Liberty Village
 Construction Progressing at RioCan's Bathurst College Centre
 Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's Façade
 Growth To Watch For 2018: Entertainment District
 The Well: Updated Drawings Reveal Further Design Refinements
 Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Forum Threads of 2017
 Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Database Files of 2017
 64-Storey Office Tower Proposed for Toronto's Financial District
 QuadReal Proposes New 64-Storey Tower at Commerce Court
 Revamped East Harbour Plan Makes First Appearance at DRP
 Retail Centre Proposed for Sears Warehouse Site in Rexdale
 Demolition Clearing Honest Ed's for Westbank's Mirvish Village
 How the Shifting Retail Industry is Impacting Urban Spaces
 GM Mobility Campus Lacking Vision at Design Review Panel
 Collecdev Submits Proposal to Redevelop 2450 Victoria Park
 Westin Prince Hotel Infill Re-Development Proposed to City
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 Updated Wynford Green Master Plan Presented at Design Review
 Amazon Bid: Mapping Toronto Locations for Tech Giant's "HQ2"
 The Well: Diamond Corp Sells Interest as Construction Heats Up
 CAMH Breaks Ground on Two New Facilities on Queen West
 $21 Million Gift from BMO to Fund Upgrades for Seven Hospitals
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 Three Land Use Concepts Being Considered for Yorkdale Mall
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 Iconic Honest Ed's Sign Coming Down on Markham Street
 The Well: Retailers and Offices to Anchor Mixed-Use Community
 Trio of Wellington Street Proposals Face Vocal Public Scrutiny
 Toronto City Council Advances Wave of Downtown Developments
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 Big Plans in Store for the Transformation of Don Mills & Eglinton
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 Growth to Watch For 2017: East York and Don Mills
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 Topping Off November 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Allied REIT Proposes 48-Storey Union Centre at York & Front
 Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Topping Off January 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Topping Off November 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto
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 Yorkdale Mall Expansion Updated
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Projects


2200 Islington

2200 Islington Avenue, Toronto, Rice Group, Turner Fleischer
2200 Islington Avenue, Toronto |
Proposed retail centre to replace an existing Sears warehouse facility at 2200 Islington Avenue in Etobicoke by Rice Group and Turner Fleischer Architects go to project

2450 Victoria Park

2450 Victoria Park, Toronto, looking southeast, designed by gh3 for Collecdev
2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto | Collecdev

33 Avenue Road

140 Yorkville & 33 Avenue Rd by Zeidler Architects/Richmond Architects, Toronto
33 Avenue Road, Toronto | Empire Communities, Greybrook Realty Partners
33 Avenue Road condo and retail mixed-use development by Empire Communities. Design by Zeidler Partnership Architects with Richmond Architects. go to project

4800 Yonge Street

4800 Yonge, designed by Arquitectonica and Turner Fleischer for Menkes
4800 Yonge Street, Toronto | Menkes Developments
4800 Yonge Street Toronto, designed by Arquitectonica for Menkes. Potential 49 storey mixed-use complex with retail and office podium, and residential tower above, at the southwest corner of Yonge ... go to project

Bathurst College Centre

Bathurst College Centre, RioCan, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
420 Bathurst Street, Toronto | RioCan REIT
Bathurst College Centre: a 4-storey commercial development by RioCan and Turner Fleischer Architects, containing 80,000 ft2 of retail space and 70,000 ft2 of office space go to project

Bayview Village Redevelopment

Bayview Village, Quadreal, bcIMC, Hariri Pontarini, Dialog, Toronto
2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto | bcIMC, QuadReal Property Group
Proposed redevelopment of the Bayview Village Shopping Centre in North York by QuadReal (a branch of bcIMC). Plans call for multiple towers and mid-rise residential buildings designed by Hariri ... go to project

CAMH Queen Street Redevelopment

Queen Street CAMH, Stantec Architecture Inc, Plenary Group, PCL Investments
1001 Queen Street West, Toronto | CAMH
The CAMH Redevelopment Project – Transforming Lives Here – will convert our 27-acre site on Queen Street West into a welcoming, integrated community, weaving together new cutting-edge CAMH ... go to project

Commerce Court 3

Commerce Court 3, Toronto, designed by DIALOG and Hariri Pontarini for QuadReal
197 Bay St, Toronto | QuadReal Property Group
Commerce Court 3 is a proposed 64-storey office tower at 197 Bay Street by designed by DIALOG and Hariri Pontarini Architects for the QuadReal Property Group, replacing mid-rise Commerce Court ... go to project

East Harbour

Bridge, East Harbour, Toronto, designed by OMA and Adamson for First Gulf
21 Don Roadway, Toronto | First Gulf
Located on a 60-acre site directly east of Toronto’s downtown core, East Harbour is the largest commercial project currently planned in Canada. Once complete, this 12-million square foot, unique ... go to project

Gibson Square Condominiums

Gibson Square Condominiums Toronto by Menkes and Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
Yonge and Park Home, Toronto | Menkes Developments
Menkes is pleased to introduce a new release of podium suites at Gibson Square Condominiums, giving buyers expanded opportunities to become part of North York City Centre’s most desirable and ... go to project

Humbertown Redevelopment

Humbertown Redevelopment proposal by First Capital Realty, Toronto
270 The Kingsway, Etobicoke | First Capital Realty, Tridel
The development proposal puts forward a liveable, mixed-use community. with generous high-quality open spaces and public thoroughfares that will bring to Humbertown a welcoming quality of life for ... go to project

Liberty Market Tower

Liberty Market Tower, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
171 East Liberty Street, Toronto | Lifetime Developments
Liberty Market Tower: a mixed-use 28-storey, Wallman Architects-designed tower from Lifetime Developments proposed for Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood. go to project

Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment)

Mirvish Village, Toronto, by Henriquez Partners Architects for Westbank
581 Bloor St W, Toronto | Westbank Corp
Westbank Corp is proposing a redevelopment of the Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village site at Bloor and Bathurst Streets in Toronto's Annex area. The development proposes fine grain details at ground ... go to project

Oxford Place

Street view at Oxford Place redevelopment of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
211 Front Street West, Toronto | Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Announces Plans to Develop a World-Scale Project in Downtown Toronto Project to Include Casino, Convention Centre, Office, Retail, Hotel and Residential TORONTO, ... go to project

Southport Square

Southport Square, Toronto, designed by Richmond Architects for State Building Gp
34 Southport St, Toronto | State Building Group
Located at Southport St. just north of the Queensway, this mixed use condominium project is set to rise in the highly coveted Swansea area. With two residential towers, townhomes and 35,000 sqft ... go to project

The Well

Aerial, The Well, Toronto, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Tridel
The Well is a new, open and vibrant mixed-use community in downtown Toronto where people can live, work, and shop well. Spread over seven and a half acres, The Well borders Wellington, Spadina and ... go to project

Westin Prince Redevelopment

Westin Prince Redevelopment, Quadrangle Architects, Haven Developments, Toronto
900 York Mills Road, Toronto | Haven Developments
Proposed redevelopment of the Westin Prince Hotel site in North York, designed by Quadrangle for Haven Developments. Plans call for a new 10-storey hotel wing, a new ballroom, an expanded ... go to project

Wonder

Wonder, 462 Eastern, Toronto, Graywood, Alterra, Diamond Schmitt Architects
462 Eastern Avenue, Toronto | Graywood Developments, Alterra Group of Companies
Wonder: a proposed 8-storey condominium development at 462 Eastern Avenue in Toronto by Graywood and Alterra, featuring a design by Diamond Schmitt Architects go to project

Wynford Green

Wynford Green site, image courtesy of Diamondcorp
844 Don Mills Road, Toronto | Diamond Corp, Lifetime Developments, Context Development
Located on the northwest corner of Eglinton and Don Mills Road, the 60-acre master planned and transit-oriented development would feature commercial space, office buildings, and residential uses ... go to project

Yorkdale Mall

Yorkdale Mall 2016 Expansion Toronto by Oxford Properties
3401 Dufferin St, Toronto | Oxford Properties Group
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, one of Canada’s leading shopping destinations, announced a new 298,000 square foot retail expansion that will be complete in the Fall of 2016. Construction of Yorkdale’s ... go to project