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Long-Awaited Crane Removal Underway at L Tower

May 2, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out a final height of 58 storeys back in 2013, the curving profile of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed L-Tower has been marked by the presence of a tower crane ... read more

Arc Condominiums to be the Crown Jewel of Daniels Erin Mills

Arc, Daniels Erin Mills, Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects Planners, HOK
May 2, 2016 2:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Soon to become what the Daniels Corporation refers to as the crown jewel of Daniels Erin Mills—a master-planned mixed-use community sprouting up at the southwest corner of ... read more

Cladding Seals Off LJM's Appleby Gardens in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
May 2, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Strong residential demand continues to support the construction of new condominium developments in the Hamilton-Burlington area, many of which are shedding the established suburban built form and ... read more

Topping Off April 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off April 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 2, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Erosion could cause Gibraltar Point to split in two; Will TREB ruling lead to Uberization of real estate industry?; Concept of 'Night Mayor' promotes peace between night ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide East Signage

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
May 2, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, a major detail was added to the minimalist exterior of the Bay Adelaide Centre's new east tower, as roofline signage for anchor tenant Deloitte was put in place on the building's east ... read more

Edilcan Proposal Adds More Residential Density Along 427 Corridor

Edilcan, 2 Gibbs Road, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
April 29, 2016 4:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Details of a new major residential development along Highway 427 at Bloor Street West have been revealed through a rezoning application recently submitted by Edilcan for a 2.6-hectare lot at 2 ... read more

Development Adding Affordable Units to Wilson Station Community

Rocket Condos, Toronto, by Metropia, SMV Architects
April 29, 2016 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, UrbanToronto reported on the large-scale redevelopment plans for the Wilson Station area. read more

Tower Crane at Plaza's Musée Condos Comes Down in Timelapse

Musée condos Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
April 29, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plaza's Musée Condos has achieved a major milestone in its construction, with the recent disassembly and removal of the tower crane used to build the 17-storey condominium ... read more

Huge Expansion Coming for Fast Electric Car Charging Points

Electric vehicle charging station
April 29, 2016 11:13 am | by David Brake | Comments
The Ontario government has announced that by March 2017 it will have funded the installation of around 200 of the fastest electric car charging points in a network across the province, ... read more

Oakville's Trafalgar Ridge Emphasizes Family-Friendly Living

Trafalgar Ridge, Oakville, by Dunpar Homes
April 29, 2016 11:04 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As land values across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continue to rise, finding suitably spacious homes is becoming a challenge for many young families. While the realities of the real estate ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Help choose a name for new-look land under Gardiner Expressway; First impressions of Toronto's newest neighbourhood; GTA West highway decision could determine future of the ... read more

Views of Toronto from a Flight Landing at YTZ

Toronto, skyline, Porter Airlines
April 29, 2016 6:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is still the largest and most active airport in the Greater Toronto Area, flights arriving to and departing from Toronto's Billy Bishop City ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bloor-Yorkville Sunrise

Photo of the Day, sunrise, Toronto, Bloor-Yorkville
April 29, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a dramatic sunrise view captured from Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Submitted to the One Bloor East Forum thread by contributor Benito, this shot shows ... read more

First Gulf Proposes 18-Storey Office Tower at 25 Ontario Street

25 Ontario Street, Toronto, by First Gulf, Sweeney &Co Architects
April 28, 2016 5:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
To many, the King East area doesn't immediately come to mind as one of Toronto's development hotspots. Some blocks away from the St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District—and with the ... read more

Multi-Tower Mixed Use Development Proposed for Kennedy and the 401

The Kennedys, SAMM Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
April 28, 2016 4:18 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The intersection of Kennedy Road and Highway 401 has been a hotbed of development activity in recent years, with Tridel's Metrogate community adding new residential density to the Scarborough ... read more

E Condos' South Tower Reaches Grade at Yonge and Eglinton

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Toronto, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli
April 28, 2016 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction has crossed a major milestone at the site of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos, as the Rosario "Roy" Varacalli-designed development's taller 58-storey ... read more

Shoring Underway at Mississauga Site of VANDYK's The Craftsman

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK, SMV, Mississauga
April 28, 2016 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the months since the June 2015 ground breaking ceremony for VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences, much work has been done at the site of the ... read more

LJM's Waterview Condominiums Growing in Grimsby

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Grimsby
April 28, 2016 12:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As real estate values in Toronto continue to grow, many buyers are looking to other municipalities in the GTHA for competitive pricing within reach of the city. About 50 kilometres south of ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Jarvis and Charles

Throwback Thursday, X Condos, X2, Toronto
April 28, 2016 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Jarvis and Charles Streets has undergone major changes over the past decade, adding significant new residential density to an area of Toronto that had previously been the site ... read more