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Art Deco Concourse Building Coming Down For New Office Tower

Ernst and Young Tower, Oxford Properties, 100 Adelaide West, Toronto
October 1, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though the ongoing development boom will undoubtedly one day be recognized for the thousands upon thousands of condominium units introduced to Toronto’s residential market, a steady stream of new ... read more

The City Invites You To Rethink Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Connects, City of Toronto, Metrolinx
October 1, 2013 4:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Eglinton is Toronto's true beating cross-city artery. By 2020 though, the street will look much different to the Eglinton Avenue we know today. Metrolinx is building the Crosstown LRT which will ... read more

ELAD Announces Biyu Condos at Emerald City

Biyu Condos Emerald Park ELAD Canada Toronto North York Sheppard Avenue
October 1, 2013 4:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over the past few years, the Sheppard East corridor has become a popular hub for condominium development in North York. Adding to the list of developments along the avenue is Biyu Condos, ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Yonderbean

Photographer of the Week, Yonderbean, Mathew Borrett
October 1, 2013 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growing number of both professional and amateur photographers using the UrbanToronto Forum is pretty difficult to ignore. While we tend to focus on topics like development, transit and ... read more

Topping Off September 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

2 Queen West at Yonge Street, image courtesy of Cadillac Fairview
October 1, 2013 12:50 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
September 2013 saw movement all throughout the city, from the downtown core all the way up to Pearson Airport. With all this new development, it can be hard to keep track of every project. We've ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Project dataBase

UrbanToronto Project dataBase landing page
October 1, 2013 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
The changes we recently introduced to UrbanToronto have received some really great positive feedback. Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts! We introduced the new features with a big ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013 10:23 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Wider ban on smoking in public space; Toronto councillors receiving rent discounts; Ryerson urged to reinstall Sam the Record Man sign; Nuit Blanche 2013 Guide; GO increases service for ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Unique View of First Canadian Place

First Canadian Place, Toronto
October 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
An interesting photo posted by UrbanToronto member Jack Landau. His photograph of First Canadian Place displays the geometry of the building and how architecture can be an alternate form of art ... read more

Heritage Toronto Architecture Award Nominees: Part 1

Dineen Building (after), courtesy of Heritage Toronto
September 30, 2013 5:35 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Here on UT, it is true that new buildings are highlighted, but the old, refurbished buildings keep our attention too. read more

One Month of Work at Daniels' NY2: September 2013

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
September 30, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the final tract of land developed by The Daniels Corporation for their award-winning NY Towers community, we have been keeping a close eye on the construction of NY2, a 7-storey condominium ... read more

One Month of Work at Alterra's Post House: September 2013

Post House as seen from George Street, Alterra Group, Toronto
September 30, 2013 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Sometimes a month can feel like forever when you're watching a construction site grow. When projects are in their early stages, and every form has to be built specially for each floor, progress ... read more

Toronto 360 Makes Its Mark at Markham and Steeles

Toronto 360, Baif Developments Ltd, M&R Holdings, Dean Martin, Stephen Richards
September 30, 2013 1:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto 360 is a bold new figure in the suburban landscape; the winner of a public art competition, the work was officially unveiled earlier this week. Standing tall on the car-centric boundary ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013 10:54 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Scarborough Subway could cost 2.5 billion and a decade to complete; Toronto cemeteries are running out of land; public vs. private spaces in Toronto; Increasing potholes becoming hazardous for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Royal Clouds

Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
September 30, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto member androiduk posted this gorgeous picture of Royal Bank Plaza in the City Photos & Videos section of the Forum. We always love these creative shots of some of the ... read more

Concord CityPlace Arrives at Bathurst with Newton Condos

Looking west towards Newton condominiums, Concord CityPlace, Toronto
September 27, 2013 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord Adex has announced the latest addition to their Concord CityPlace community is Newton, an 18-storey condominium that will be the furthest west of all the buildings in the downtown ... read more

Concrete Flowing at Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, Toronto
September 27, 2013 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being gentrified in the 1970s, the neighbourhood of Yorkville has transitioned from a funky bohemian enclave to a high-end mixed use district for our nation’s top drawer. As Canada’s ... read more

Westwood Condominiums: the Ride-by

Westwood Condominiums, Etobicoke, Toronto, by the Alterra Group
September 27, 2013 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We have been watching the construction of the Alterra Group's Westwood Condominiums in Etobicoke for several months now, and we have been taking the pictures from all the most obvious spots along ... read more

CHAZ Yorkville Condos Rising Above Charles Street

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
September 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most rapidly evolving side streets in Toronto, Charles Street East in the growing Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood now has yet another above-grade construction site. CHAZ Yorkville Condos, ... read more

DUKE Condo reflects Junction Values while going Modern

DUKE, TAS, The Junction, Dundas St W, Toronto
September 27, 2013 11:00 am | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The Junction was—for some time—one of those best-kept secrets of Toronto. The neighbourhood has been slowly gentrifying since around the turn of the millennium though, when a historic ban on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013 10:12 am | by Editor | Comments
45 contenders vie for vacant seat in Toronto council; Toronto's Trump Hotel looks to brighter future; Rob Ford has one official challenger for 2014 mayoral race; and more news. 45 contenders vie ... read more