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Streetcar's The Carlaw and The Taylor Growing in Leslieville

The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architects, Toronto
October 20, 2014 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Streetcar Developments' The Carlaw is making some impressive progress, with construction now reaching above the tenth floor of the 12-storey, 320 ... read more

Expansion Announced for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Expansion, Toronto
October 20, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has been pushing the boundaries of cancer research and treatment since the 1950s. In the mid 1990s, the Cancer Centre moved from Sherbourne and Wellesley to its ... read more

Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for Rockport's The Nest Condos

Rockport Group and RAW Design join Councillor Mihevc, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 20, 2014 1:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The installation of the right-of-way for the TTC's St. Clair streetcar route was not without controversy. The line is now proving its worth, however, in both speeding the commute on the street, ... read more

Construction of DUKE Condos Begins with Official Ground Breaking

Event attended by TAS CEO/President Mazyar Mortazavi, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Downtown Toronto's population growth has led to a complementary surge in high-rise construction, dramatically changing the city's skyline. For areas outside downtown, mid-rises are beginning to ... read more

Centennial College Culinary Arts Centre and Residence Under Way

Centennial College, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Knightstone Capital
October 20, 2014 10:53 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Centennial College Progress campus is renewing its partnership with Diamond Schmitt Architects. The esteemed architects most recently designed the elegantly modern Library and Academic ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto downtown South Core is rising fast; Toronto’s affordable housing shortage sparks growth of illegal suburban rooming houses; Train car converted to library a ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Old Mill Bridge

Photo of the Day, Old Mill bridge, Etienne Brule Park, Humber River, Toronto
October 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The arched stone bridge carrying Old Mill Road over the Humber River has stood in place since 1916, but it was the first bridge built on site. There has been a bridge spanning the Humber River in ... read more

Bruce Mau Design Hosts Lecture by Nathalie de Vries of MVRDV

The new Market Hall in Rotterdam, Netherlands, image courtesy of MVRDV
October 17, 2014 6:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Since its founding in 1993, Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has become famous for its diverse and outspoken designs. Responsible for landmark projects around the world, including both individual ... read more

Cities of the Future Exhibit Opens at Canary Park Sales Centre

October 17, 2014 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Cities of the Future is the name of an art exhibit opening this weekend at the Canary District Presentation Gallery. Starting at noon on Saturday, the public is invited to take in a pair of ... read more

Sukkahville 2014 Combines Architectural Flair with Religious Roots

October 17, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The week-long festival of Sukkot is an important celebration in the Jewish faith, occurring annually during the harvest season. While reporting on religious celebrations would normally fall beyond ... read more

A 360 Degree View of Markham's Atos Pan Am Centre

Markham Pan Am Centre, B+H Architects, Toronto
October 17, 2014 1:09 pm | by Zainab Habib | Comments
We are now only 9 months away from the Pan and Parapan Am Games which come to the Greater Toronto Area starting in July 2015. Work continues on completing each of the facilities that will be ... read more

A Year of Growth at Perspective Condos on the Humber Valley

Perspective Condos, Pianosi Development Group, Turner Fleischer Architects
October 17, 2014 11:35 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Though the majority of Toronto's development is centred in and around downtown, some developers know that there are good sites worth intensifying in other parts of the city. On the edge of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Catch up on Toronto’s mayoral race in a minute; Susan Fennell’s support slipping as Linda Jeffrey holds steady in new Forum poll; Hospital discovers privacy breach on Rob ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blood Moon

Photo of the Day, Ïce Condominiums, CN Tower
October 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development in Toronto continues to contribute to an ever changing landscape, giving photographers seemingly endless opportunities to capture new angles and landmarks. In today's Photo ... read more

Excavation to Bottom Out at Plaza's Musee Condominiums

Musée Condos, OneEleven, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Harthay Developments
October 16, 2014 3:52 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The streetscape around Adelaide Street West and Bathurst has, just like the rest of the Entertainment District, been going through a complete transformation over the past decade. Two side-by-side ... read more

Sam Mizrahi Reveals a Few Details for Bloor and Yonge Development

1 Bloor West, Stollerys, Mizrahi Khalili Developments, The One, Toronto
October 16, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this month, news broke on the coming redevelopment of the Yonge and Bloor intersection's last remaining low-rise corner, with Mizrahi Developments' recent purchase of the 30,000 ... read more

Ground to be Broken for Rockport's The Nest This Weekend

The Nest, Rockport Group, Toronto, Hillcrest Village
October 16, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just under one month ago that we looked at the demolition progress at the site of The Nest, a new mid-rise condominium development coming to St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto's ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Adelaide Street West

Throwback Thursday, Adelaide, Spadina, Toronto
October 16, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District has been the site of major intensification over the past several years, transforming the parking lots, warehouses and after-hours venues which once defined the area into ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 7:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chow’s analysis to dissect Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan; Brampton mayor Susan Fennell on phone bills, nice cars and “smear campaigns”; Record-number of Toronto voters ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Exposure

Photo of the Day, CN Tower, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
October 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two iconic examples of Toronto architecture both share the honours in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by [EyeTheNorth]. In the image below, the ... read more