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Photo of the Day: The Big X

Photo of the Day, Toronto, financial district, Yonge, King
July 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Where two of Toronto's most important streets cross paths, the intersection of Yonge and King is home to some impressive early-20th-century architecture, and King Subway Station on the TTC's Line ... read more

Quadrangle Unveils New Renderings for Yonge and Gerrard Project

385 Yonge Street, Gerrard, Quadrangle, Toronto
July 3, 2015 4:56 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
UrbanToronto has written extensively about the Yonge and Gerrard intersection, home to some of the city’s most interesting projects: Aura at College Park to the northwest and Ryerson’s Student ... read more

Four Seasons Officially Unveiled at Emerald City in North York

Four Seasons as seen from Sheppard and Don Mills, Douglas Coupland, Emerald City
July 3, 2015 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In late June, a celebration marked the official dedication of the Four Seasons cones and related public artworks which grace the condominium and townhome community known as Emerald City. Located ... read more

Early Stage Construction Progressing at Tridel's SQ Condos

SQ, SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, Toronto
July 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Led by the City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing, and private developer Tridel, work on the revitalization of Toronto's Alexandra Park community is now well under way ... read more

Major Cycling Announcement from the Province of Ontario

Kathryn McGarry, #cycleON
July 3, 2015 2:27 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Today Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry, along with MPP for Beaches-East York, Arthur Potts, and Communications & Outreach Manager for CycleToronto, Bex Thorpe, made ... read more

Public Input Sought for Municipal Legislation Reforms

Toronto, Province of Ontario, Municipal Legislation Review
July 3, 2015 12:09 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The City of Toronto is encouraging citizens to provide input to the Province of Ontario on how municipal legislation is working in the city and throughout the province. Led by the Ministry of ... read more

Excavation Progressing Swiftly at Tridel's Aqualina at Bayside

Aqualina condos, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Artscape, Toronto
July 3, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just two short months after ground was officially broken for Hines and Tridel's Aqualina at Bayside, excavation work for the new waterfront condominium development is moving ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham in the midst of public art renaissance; Taxi drivers threaten to strike over Uber in midst of Toronto Pan Am Games; A stroll through Guildwood is like a ‘walk ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Day Fireworks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fireworks, Canada Day
July 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year, the night sky is lit up by the glow of fireworks on Canada Day, a spectacle that attracts droves of photographers to locations like Harbourfront, Ashbridges Bay, and Canada's ... read more

Union Subway Station Completed and Full Artwork Unveiled

Union Subway Station, TTC, Stuart Reid, Andy Byford, Toronto
July 2, 2015 5:14 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Earlier today, TTC CEO Andy Byford addressed a crowd of onlookers on the new Yonge Line platform at Union Subway Station to officially mark the completion of renovations in what is being ... read more

City Seeks Public Input for Comprehensive Cycling Network Plan

July 2, 2015 4:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the Rob Ford era gradually—if not gracefully—recedes into memory, the development of cycling routes is again becoming a focus for the City of Toronto, with the Transportation Services division ... read more

River City Dog Owners to Enjoy Off-Leash Emma Park

Emma Park, River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, Toronto
July 2, 2015 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It seems condominium developers in Toronto are always looking to outdo their own earlier projects, and set themselves apart from their competition, by including a diverse range of amenities with ... read more

Topping Off June 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off June 2015, UrbanToronto
July 2, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
June brought us plenty of development activity and city-building news, including new proposals, much progress on construction projects around the city, and the controversial Gardiner East vote ... read more

Electronic Commerce Act Ammended to Allow e-Signatures in Real Estate Transactions

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's fast-paced real estate market is set to take advanted of the new e-commerce laws, image by Alexander Zhukau read more

Throwback Thursday: Bremner and Rees

Throwback Thursday, Bremner, Rees, CityPlace, Toronto
July 2, 2015 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's vertical community of Concord CityPlace has been almost completely built out over the last decade and a half, with just a few plots of land remaining and soon to be developed. 13 years ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling; First Pan Am athletes arrive in Toronto; Waterfront Toronto shows we can get it right; and more news... Pan Am lead says ... read more

Photo of the Month: Polson Pier Skyline

Photo of the Month, Ben Roffelsen
July 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we present the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

RAW Canvas Brings Out the Artists to the Architecture Party Circuit

RAW Canvas Party, image by Chris Kotsy
June 30, 2015 6:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A lot of people see Toronto as a city of business people in suits, and sure, there's a lot of Italian pinstripe walking around this town, but we're also a city of artists in tyvek onesies, and a ... read more

How A Unit Gets Built: Floor by Floor at Cloud9 Condominiums

Cloud9 Condominiums, Etobicoke, design by Richmond Architects for The Lash Group
June 30, 2015 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We often talk about construction of condo buildings in ways where we assume you know how a unit is put together piece by piece, but it's rare when we have the chance to actually show you how it ... read more

The Bartholomew Gets Under Way as One Park Place Wraps Up

One Park Place, The Bartholomew, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, TCHC
June 30, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
East of Downtown Toronto, the multi-year, multi-phase revitalization of Regent Park by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing is an ongoing process, where ... read more