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Photo of the Day: Air Show

Photo of the Day, CNE, air show
September 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are many individual factors that make the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) an essential part of the textbook Toronto Summer, and one of the most important traditions associated with The Ex ... read more

Council Greenlights Many New Developments Across Toronto

156 Front West is the tallest of the projects approved by Toronto City Council
September 2, 2014 6:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Labour Day and summer vacations have passed for another year and workers are returning to their desks at development firms across the GTA. At many of those firms, a brighter glow will be filling ... read more

A Trip Inside Urban Capital and ALIT's Nicholas Residences

September 2, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments' Nicholas Residences has been topped out at the corner of St. Nicholas and St. Mary Streets for a few months now, and with ... read more

Topping Off August 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off August 2014
September 2, 2014 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now behind us, it is time to recap the month's top ten news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads at UrbanToronto. The last 31 days constituted one of our busiest ... read more

Bricks and Mortar add to The Berwick at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
September 2, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a little while since we checked in on the construction progress of The Berwick and CityTowns by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of Companies. The 17-storey, Page + Steele / ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The next few weeks in T.O. mayoral race promise to be a corker; Mayor Rob Ford drops out of two planned debates; Big crowds turn out to ride Toronto’s new streetcars for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Through the Tunnel

Photo of the Day, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
September 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening last year, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada has become one of Toronto's most popular tourist destinations, often with line ups around the block on weekends. The 135,000 square-foot ... read more

How Tarion Helps Protect New Homebuyers

Fill underneath a house is replaced with lightweight fill. Image by Tarion.
August 29, 2014 5:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
When people buy a new home, they want to have confidence that it has been built well and according to the standards set by law. Tarion Warranty Corporation is a private corporation that regulates ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Roll Out on 510 Spadina this Sunday

TTC, streetcar, Spadina, Toronto, Transit
August 29, 2014 4:17 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This Sunday, two of the TTC's new streetcars will roll out on the 510 Spadina route at 10:10 a.m. The cars, with an increased capacity of up to 250 people, feature a plethora of new ... read more

Sorbara Group's Beacon Condos Coming to North York

Beacon Condos, Toronto, Sorbara Group, Wallman Architects
August 29, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's stretch through North York has been the site of some impressive growth over the past several years, a revitalization which shows little sign of slowing down any time soon. Sorbara ... read more

Coming Soon: New Projects To Watch For In September 2014

August 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new condominiums projects are set to emerge on the Toronto scene in the next month, and while details on some are still sketchy, here's what we have on a few of them: On Dufferin Street ... read more

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Making it Real Rapid Transit

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Route Map (source: Metrolinx)
August 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT has long been a subject of debate—in Rob Ford's mind, it still is—but construction has begun and the somewhat peculiar hybrid of underground rapid transit and road ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 9:56 am | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto bureaucrats bypass politicians to make waterfront transit pitch (The Globe and Mail) City council term ends with broken voting machines, Rob Ford lone votes (The Star) Manhattanization ... read more

Photo of the Day: Midway Madness

Photo of the Day, CNE
August 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Summer is drawing to a close, and part of the transition process is the CNE - a Torontonian tradition that dates back generations. With Labour Day just around the corner, this weekend is the ... read more

Canderel's Aura Condos at College Park Tests its Lighting Feature

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Canderel's Aura at College Park now in its late stages, we now have a much clearer picture of how the 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Morguard's The Heathview Closing in on Completion

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
August 28, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Morguard's The Heathview, and in the time since our last visit one month ago, much more work has been done on the twin ... read more

Winners Announced for 2014 Carpenters Apprentice Competition

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition
August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past weekend, Roundhouse Park in Downtown Toronto played host to the 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC), held by United Brotherhood of ... read more

Continued Growth at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele, Toronto
August 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crews are working away at the site of Backstage On The Esplanade, a 36-storey condominium by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Gerrard

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many changes that new development has brought to Toronto in the last few years, few projects have had as great an impact as Aura at College Park, a 78-storey condominium tower on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 8:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downtown development growing at ‘mind blowing’ rate; Rob Ford only a few points behind Tory in new mayoral poll; Will new $1.2b streetcars mean less public transit agony in ... read more