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Exploring Toronto from atop CHAZ.Yorkville Condos

Looking south towards downtown and Five St. Joseph, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 27, 2014 2:28 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Yesterday, we took a peek inside the suites of CHAZ Yorkville Condos while also exploring the two-storey CHAZ Club, which will soon provide residents with a lounging space in the sky. The ... read more

Plans for Interim St. Lawrence Market North Revealed

St. Lawrence Market North
November 27, 2014 11:45 am | by Rami Kozman | Comments
When it was completed in 1968 as a Canadian Centennial project, the St. Lawrence Market North building was intended to be a temporary structure that would ultimately be replaced by a permanent ... read more

Throwback Thursday: One Bloor East

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Roy's Square, Toronto
November 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing construction of Great Gulf Homes' landmark One Bloor East has already permanently transformed the Yonge and Bloor streetscape, having done away with the low-rise 'Roy's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hazel McCallion, in her own words, on her last day as Mississauga mayor after almost four decades; Doug Ford expected to announce provincial Tory leadership ... read more

Photo of the Day: Reflected Traffic

Photo of the Day, Bathurst Bridge, Toronto
November 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
111 years ago, the steel truss bridge which currently carries Bathurst Street traffic over the downtown rail corridor was built to move rail traffic over the Humber River, kilometres to the west ... read more

Condominium Tower Proposed at Church and Charles

68 70 Charles Street, Church Street, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
November 26, 2014 5:18 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Possibly more than any other street in our beloved Toronto, Charles Street is going through a radical transformation as condominium towers are popping up on what seems like every property. East of ... read more

Demolition Proceeds at The World's Biggest Bookstore

The World's Biggest Bookstore, 20 Edward, Lifetime Developments, Toronto
November 26, 2014 2:19 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In February this year, we reported on the sale of The World's Biggest Bookstore on Edward Street to Lifetime Developments for $51.5 million, and their plans for its redevelopment ... read more

Touring the Suites and the Club at the CHAZ.Yorkville Condo

The CHAZ Club  offers great views of the city, image by Craig White
November 26, 2014 1:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area, construction on Casa II has popped up above ground level now, but its neighbour across the street reached its final height. At 47 storeys, CHAZ ... read more

Renderings Look at Life Inside The Residences of 488 University

The Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core Architects
November 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's grand boulevard, University Avenue, is home to some of the country's largest medical and research-related institutions, the Ontario Legislature, and several other public and private ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto looks to reduce lane widths in hopes of getting cars to slow down, using extra space for other things; Airport workers to get a discount on new Union Station-Pearson ... read more

Photo of the Day: Twisted Sisters

Photo of the Day, Absolute World, Marilyn, Mississauga
November 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga has a modern landmark in Absolute World, a unique twin-tower development designed by MAD architects for developers Cityzen Development ... read more

Dufferin Station Modernization and Expansion Opens to the Public

Dufferin, Subway, Toronto, TTC, bus, second entrance, art
November 25, 2014 5:15 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Dufferin Subway Station's long anticipated renovations and expansion opened yesterday, after a weekend-long closure to put the finishing touches on the station. Designed by the TTC's Engineering ... read more

Oxford's EY Tower Reaches Grade in the Financial District

EY Tower, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH Architects
November 25, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another office tower is soon to join the skyline of Toronto's Financial District, as Oxford Properties' EY Tower at 100 Adelaide West has hit a major milestone, reaching grade at ... read more

Work Has Begun, but Pre-Construction Prices Remain at ParkLane

ParkLane, Turner Fleischer Architects, KobenHavn, Mississauga
November 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga is the site of some major redevelopment right now, and several new high-rise condominium towers are adding a significant amount of residential density to our western neighbour. While ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at The Madison

The Madison, Toronto, Madison Homes, Kirkor Architects
November 25, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Madison, a Kirkor Architects-designed condominium development by Madison Homes, is a major new project that promises to transform Eglinton Avenue east of Yonge Street. It consists of ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Regent Park Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, BBB, EDA
November 25, 2014 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization kicked off earlier this year with the demolition of a row of aging townhomes on Blevins Place, along with the simultaneous unveiling of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory stands by promise to finish SmartTrack in seven years — without raising Toronto property taxes; About 4,000 in the GTA still without power after severe ... read more

Photo of the Day: Over the Top

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto
November 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most prominent new high-rise developments to be built in recent years, Cityzen, Castlepoint, and Fernbrook Homes' L Tower, a Studio Daniel ... read more

Upcoming Public Lectures at Ryerson Architecture

Ryerson university, department of architectural science, toronto, lecture, meier
November 24, 2014 6:15 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will host two public discussions this week starting on Wednesday, November 26, with a first lecture sponsored by the Canadian Wood Council ... read more

Yonge and Eglinton's E Condos Site Grows While Demo Continues

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
November 24, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since our last visit to the site of Bazis, Metropia and RioCan's E Condos, a Rosario Varacalli-designed two-tower condominium development ... read more