UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Udo

Photographer of the Week, Udo
September 10, 2013 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the UrbanToronto Forum has become best known as the premiere source for breaking development, real estate and construction news, a growing population of photographers have been drawn to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 10, 2013

September 10, 2013 9:44 am | by Editor | Comments
Owner Captain John defiant as city talks of seizing ship; Scarborough's subway saga a failure to learn from history; concrete collars around King St trees are big and dumb; and more news. 'I am ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Riverdale Park

Toronto skyline
September 10, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
New Forum member jpBombales has posted some great shots of the Toronto skyline as viewed from Riverdale Park. More shots captured from this view can be found here. Keep the great shots ... read more

Derelict Corktown Heritage Cottages Get Much-Needed Refresh

Little Trinity Church Workman’s Cottages, 399 King Street East, E.R.A., DTAH
September 9, 2013 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
If there is one word guaranteed to rile up the tempers of both architecture and heritage enthusiasts, it would have to be façadism. Preserving only the outer shell of a building is often written ... read more

Spectra Condos to add Colour to Toronto's Skyline

Spectra condos with its first splashes of colour, Concord CityPlace, Toronto
September 9, 2013 4:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With most of our buildings clad in bricks, Toronto has long been a city of earth tones. While we have lots of white, buff, and yellow brick throughout Toronto, brown was all the rage in the 70s, ... read more

Daniels Hosts Party at Cinema Tower to Celebrate TIFF 2013

Cinema Tower Daniels Corporation Kirkor Architects Toronto TIFF 2013
September 9, 2013 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year as the summer draws to a close, we are given several reminders as to what makes this city great.  Festivals like Taste of the Danforth and the Canadian National Exhibition mark key ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013 10:23 am | by Editor | Comments
Canada is one of the happiest countries in the world; the coming construction boom for Canadian apartment housing; Scarborough transit plans head off rails; and more news. Canada is one of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Geometry

Toronto buildings captured as geometric forms
September 9, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto member krooj has been posting some great photos in our 'Post your pictures of Toronto here!' Forum thread. This one caught our eye as an image that beautifully spotlights the up-close ... read more

A Hive Grows on the Queensway

September 6, 2013 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Queensway is one of Toronto's typical suburban arterial roads. Lined predominantly with mostly unattractive two-storey high buildings with shops and restaurants below and apartments above, it, ... read more

Corktown Common to Remain Open until Thanksgiving

Corktown Common, Don River Park, Waterfront Toronto, Michael Van Valkenburgh
September 6, 2013 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this summer Toronto saw the opening of Corktown Common, an 18-acre park located on the eastern edge of the fast rising West Don Lands.  In the few months since Waterfront Toronto ... read more

20th Century Interest Course on offer for Armchair Architects

September 6, 2013 3:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We've highlighted Ted Scott's interest courses before. The US and Japan-trained architect, world traveller, and resident of Toronto has lectured at the U of T and AGO over the years, and ... read more

New Renderings Released Prior to Launch of E Condos North Tower

E Condos, Bazis, Toronto
September 6, 2013 1:15 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Developers of the highly anticipated E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton have responded to the challenge of fitting the north tower at the project into an envelop determined by the City ... read more

Buildings and Infrastructure in Pan Am Village Poised for Games

West Don Lands Canary District YMCA George Brown College DundeeKilmer Toronto
September 6, 2013 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preparing a city for a large scale multi-sport event is often a test of cooperation between government bodies and the hosting city, as well as a test of efficiency for event organizers, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013 9:55 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario Transportation Minister says he's not seizing control of Troonto transit planning; Scarborough subway to be built with shortened route; a Pickering airport, or farmland?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Topsy Turvy

CNE Airshow 2013, Toronto
September 6, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
The airshow held annually over Toronto's waterfront isn't just a way of wrapping up the CNE, it also sadly signifies the end of summer. This shot posted in our Flickr pool and captured by Ben ... read more

11 Lillian brings Side Street Redevelopment at Yonge & Eglinton

11 Lillian Yonge Eglinton Midtown Toronto Condos
September 5, 2013 5:05 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over the past few years, the Yonge & Eglinton corridor has been experiencing a massive boom in condominium development. Following the trend of other condominium developers with their eye on ... read more

River City Brings Curb Appeal to Fledgling Community

River City Condos Urban Capital ZAS Architects Saucier + Perrotte Toronto
September 5, 2013 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Pan Am Athlete’s Village continues to take shape in the West Don Lands, the former industrial land is looking more and more like a neighbourhood and less like several acres of dirt.  ... read more

RAW Design Brings Modern to Burlington at LINK Condos and Towns

September 5, 2013 1:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's suburbs sprawl across thousands of square kilometres of land, sporting winding streets lined mostly with single detached homes, most of them designed as knock-offs of Victorian ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 10:30 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Positive thoughts on extended island airport; mixed feelings regarding proposed Scarborough subway plan; Toronto's housing sales boom; and more. Longer island airport runway might make 'an already ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glow

buildings, Toronto
September 5, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Nothing like a calming, soft glow to make a skyscraper more fascinating and pleasant to look at. Thanks to Chris Smart who submitted this great, nicely edited shot into our Flickr pool. Truly ... read more