Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013 10:01 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Spadina will be the first to get new Streetcars; Parkdale restaurant cap moving to other neighbourhoods; Ping-Pong in Public Parks; Dufferin Street the worst in the Province, and more news! TTC ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ghostly Lights

Downtown Toronto
June 19, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
An extremely impressive shot of the thick clouds of fog shrouding the towering skyscrapers in Downtown Toronto is definitely an image that is both marvelous and eerie. The usually-bright lights ... read more

X2 Doubles Up the X-rating at Charles and Jarvis

X2 Condominiums, Great Gulf Homes, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects
June 18, 2013 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
At the eastern tip of Charles Street, Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes are creating the second phase of their two-tower gateway into the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. The sleek X2 ... read more

Back to Work on Podium at Absolute World in Mississauga

Absolute World, MAD architects, Burka Architects, Cityzen Development Group
June 18, 2013 3:05 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Mississauga's Absolute World Towers, dubbed the Marilyn Monroe towers by local residents, were completed in 2012 and put the city on the world map. While 99% of the attention has ... read more

B.Streets Condos Offers Space, Light, and Tailored Design

B.streets Condos, Annex, Toronto
June 18, 2013 2:30 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Set to be situated in the vibrant and ecclectic neighbourhood of the Annex at Bathurst and Bloor, B.streets Condos by Lindvest Properties is offering some very promising suites which are sure ... read more

68 Main Street Condo Design Sensitive to Markham Heritage

Flanagan Beresford & Patteson Architects, Sierra Building Group
June 18, 2013 2:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Markham Village's plans for urban revitalization continue with the intensification of its beloved Main Street. The addition of 68 Main Street Condominiums will bring residential and retail along ... read more

Then and Now: Edward Street

Edward Street, Toronto, circa 1950
June 18, 2013 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Edward Street looking west from the east side of Centre Avenue. I'm guessing 1950-ish. Now. April 2013. Some changes coming: read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013 9:29 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Former McGuinty top aide grilled about cancelled gas plants; Toronto's storied Masonic Temple sold to IT firm; Mayor Rob Ford mayoralty on line again if Supreme Court agrees to hear his conflict ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Solid Foundation

Foundation of a Toronto tower under construction
June 18, 2013 12:00 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
One of the most imporant parts of a building is the part we see the least. Without a solid foundation, the towers rising around us would never hold. Forum member lucci captured the complexity and ... read more

19 Storeys Proposed for College and Huron Streets

Kirkor Architects and Planners, Shiu Pong
June 17, 2013 4:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Developer Shiu Pong has its sights on developing a corner on College Street, and has submitted an application to amend the Zoning By-law to permit a 19-storey condo tower where a small rental ... read more

Concrete Rising at CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
June 17, 2013 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The constant sounds of drilling, crashing, demolition and trucks backing up have become akin to white noise for longtime residents of Charles Street East, between Yonge and Jarvis. Once a quiet ... read more

Onni's Westlake Passes Grade at Lake Shore and Park Lawn

Westlake, Onni Group, Page + Steele, IBI Group, Ferris + Associates Inc.
June 17, 2013 1:35 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
The burgeoning Humber Bay Shores community has become one of the city's most sought after areas for new condo residents. One of the largest projects bringing homeowners to the shores of Lake ... read more

Then and Now: Augusta and Nassau, Kensington Market

Augusta and Nassau streets, Toronto, circa 1955
June 17, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Augusta and Nassau, looking across at the northwest corner, circa 1955. Now. April 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013 9:44 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A trusted advisor for McGuinty government figured prominently in the $275-million settlement to kill a Mississauga power plant; Mayor Rob Ford admits its time to hire his own security ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising into the Fog

L Tower, Condo, Toronto
June 17, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Never do our growing number of skyscraper feel more like actual mountains than when their soaring peaks are obscured by inclement weather. Today's photo, captured by Flickr contributor ... read more

Great Gulf's One Bloor East Reaches Long Awaited Milestone

June 14, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have always considered it to be a major milestone when an under-construction project reaches ground level. With active construction sites in the GTA numbering near all-time highs, a new project ... read more

Alterra Celebrates at Westwood Condos with Roof Top Party

The future mechanical penthouse atop Westwood Condominiums by the Alterra Group
June 14, 2013 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's going to make for a handsome little project when it's all done. And when I say little, well, it's still 110 units and 6 storeys, so it may be small by downtown skyscraper standards, but a ... read more

Concert's Berczy Condos Celebrates Its Historic Location

June 14, 2013 11:30 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of things that may be easy to miss for the modern Torontonian is that our downtown core used to be quite a bit smaller. Even with the dip south of Front Street it might be easy to miss that ... read more

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex Merges Design with Duty

Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 14, 2013 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At UrbanToronto our thirst for knowledge of every corner of this great city takes us to the doorstep of a huge variety of buildings. Whether standing in an old prison on a long disused gallows or ... read more

Then and Now: Harold A. Wilson Co., 299 Yonge Street

Harold A. Wilson Co., Yonge and Dundas, Toronto, circa 1909
June 14, 2013 9:38 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 299 Yonge Street, circa 1909. The Harold A. Wilson Co. Limited Now. April 2013. Just relying on my own memory from the '60s, '70s and '80s, the Yonge Street side of Yonge-Dundas Square, ... read more