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The Globe and Mail Invests in the Future

Globe and Mail, Toronto Condos, Globe and Mail, KPMB Architects
October 31, 2012 3:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The redevelopment of Front and Spadina has been a long time coming. As much as car dealerships are a necessity for any metropolitan area, the recent and ongoing demand for downtown real estate has ... read more

AGO's designTALK with Tania Bortolotto: The Architecture of Happiness

Fort York Restoration, Bortolotto Design Architect Inc.
October 31, 2012 1:10 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The AGO's designTALK series presents Tania Bortolotto, president and founder of Bortolotto Design Architect Inc. Bortolotto's presentation will be on The Architecture of Happiness and will ... read more

Then and Now: New City Hall Site, 100 Years of Development

Registry Building, New City Hall, Span of 100 Years
October 31, 2012 10:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Leafy neighbourhood to Registry Building to New City Hall over a span of one hundred years. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 9:35 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Assessing Sandy's toll; The Star defends paywall; Social Housing for sale; The Ombudsman is here to stay and more news. These are today's headlines. Sandy’s Toronto toll: Fire department deluged ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From Atop L Tower

Photo of the Day, L Tower, Toronto condos, Cityzen and Fernbrook.
October 30, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes from Cole Garside & Castlepoint Realty, posted to our Forum by member udo.  Shot is from atop the L Tower, it overlooks a couple of ongoing ... read more

George Brown Waterfront Campus Officially Open

October 30, 2012 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
October 26 marked the official opening of the new George Brown College Waterfront Campus, located off Queens Quay just west of Sherbourne. George Brown president Anne Sado was joined by ... read more

King Blue Condos to House Theatre Museum Canada

King Blue Condos, Toronto Condos, Theatre Museum Canada, Easton's Grp/Remington
October 30, 2012 1:37 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
King Blue Condominiums will incorporate a special component that will distinguish it from other new developments in the area. The Theatre Museum Canada will be housed in the complex's lobby ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge Street, North of Queen

Then and Now, Yonge north of Queen west side
October 30, 2012 10:32 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 1954. Reitman's store. Yonge Street west side, north of Queen Street. Our little store was sandwiched between the old Eatons store to the north (the large dark mass of a building on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 9:39 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Subway to Scarborough reconsidered; casino could bring needed funds to the city; experts debate what to do with crumbling Gardiner; city keeps St. Lawrence Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts; ... read more

Photo of the Day: No Reservations Required

South of Temperance in Toronto
October 29, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The lifespan of restaurants and bars in Toronto can be fickle; we're a city that thrives on trends, ingredient-faddism and an infatuation with all things new. While a number of establishments ... read more

Balcony Glass Arrives at the L Tower

Balcony glass on the L Tower cityzen fernbrook castlepoint Toronto
October 29, 2012 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the L Tower pushes ever closer to its final height, with its unique blue cladding now covering over half of the structure, the completed building is not too hard to imagine. Last week, the ... read more

Eau Du Soleil Creates a Stir on the West Waterfront

Eau Du Soleil, Toronto Condos, Empire Communities, EI Richmond/Zeidler
October 29, 2012 2:35 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Sun. Water. Life. These are the elements used to portray the lifestyle promised at one of Toronto's most talked about developments west of downtown. Empire Communities' Eau Du Soleil promises ... read more

OCADU Student Exhibit Seeks to Alleviate Canada's Homelessness Crisis

OCADU Design Competition
October 29, 2012 2:05 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
With the staggering amount of condominium development underway throughout the city and the jaw-dropping prices that units are now fetching, it’s all too easy to forget the real cost of living, and ... read more

Then and Now: Unitarian Church

Unitarian Church c. 1867, Toronto In The Camera, Octavius Thompson
October 29, 2012 8:17 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Unitarian Church.  c1867.  This was on Jarvis, west side north of Dundas, south of Gould.  From 'Toronto In The Camera' by Octavius Thompson. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 8:10 am | by Anonymous | Comments
City Prepares for the storm; Sandy grounds flights; Auction fails to sell home; Health Inspector scams and more news. Here are today's headlines. The Fixer: What you can do to help prepare for ... read more

Photo of the Day: A City Reflected

Toronto Skyline
October 28, 2012 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us by way of Forum member MafaldaBoy. In this shot we can see our built history mixing with its natural enviroment in one of Toronto's more pleasing views. To the ... read more

Development Review: The Ontario Municipal Board

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto Condos, Talon International
October 26, 2012 2:13 pm | by Michael Batt | Comments
One of the most dominant forces in city building is the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), which operates as a branch of the Environment and Land Tribunals of Ontario (ELTO) and is directed by ... read more

Ribbon Cutting At The New First Canadian Place

First Canadian Place at the start of renovation, Toronto
October 26, 2012 2:01 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Three years ago, Brookfield began revitalization work on First Canadian Place, Canada's tallest office tower, a massive project that not only competes in this environmentally conscious ... read more

Puente de Luz Opens at Concord CityPlace

Detail of Francisco Gazitua's Puente de Luz at Concord CityPlace, Toronto
October 26, 2012 11:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
Puente de Luz, a pedestrian connection spanning the rail tracks halfway between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue, opens to the public today at 4:30 PM. The $8 million bridge fulfills ... read more

Construction Contract Awarded For Fort York Visitor Centre

Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto Condos, Fort York Foundation, Patkau & Kearns
October 26, 2012 11:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Harbridge & Cross Limited has been awarded the construction contract to build the Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site. The building design, a joint effort by Vancouver's ... read more