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Photo of the Day: Crossing the Don River

streetcar, TTC, queen st. west, toronto, ontario, riverdale
November 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Of the many bridges in Toronto, the Queen Street Viaduct that runs over the Don River is certainly one of the oldest and well-known. This image by UrbanToronto Forum member ... read more

Soaring Tower Proposed for 80 Bloor Street West at Bay

80 Bloor Street West, Toronto, image by architectsAlliance for Krugarand Corp
November 1, 2013 7:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto has received an application for another soaring tower in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. 80 Bloor Street West, currently an 18-storey office building just west of Bay ... read more

UrbanToronto Tours Aura With Our Instagram Contest Winner

Aura at College Park Canderel Stoneridge Graziani + Corazza Architects Toronto
November 1, 2013 6:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aura at College Park holds many titles for height; it is the tallest construction project currently underway in the city, contains the highest floor count in the country, and once completed will ... read more

King Blue Condos: Integrating Urban Chic with Heritage and the Arts

King Blue Condos, Toronto, Remington, Easton's Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
As Toronto’s bustling Entertainment District continues to thrive and evolve, the development of Remington and the Easton's Group's King Blue Condominiums will contribute to the ongoing changes in ... read more

Topping Off October 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

UrbanToronto Topping Off October 2013
November 1, 2013 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Halloween is now in the books and the air is getting colder, but throughout the month of October, various proposals and active construction projects across the GTA were heating up. To keep our ... read more

383 Sorauren Seeking Approval at the Ontario Municipal Board

383 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, Gairloch Homes
November 1, 2013 12:15 pm | by Samantha Martin | Comments
383 Sorauren is a proposed 10-storey development in Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood, being developed by Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Developments Inc. Designed ... read more

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

November 1, 2013 10:46 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Rob Ford’s lawyer slams ‘politicking,’ wants public to see video (Globe & Mail) Ask the legal experts: Will the public ever see the Ford video? (Globe & Mail) read more

Photo of the Day: Adventure in Condoland

Toronto development cityplace southcoure financial district condos
November 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Stitched together from 13 photos, this wide view of Toronto's skyline by UrbanToronto member Jack Landau captures the magnitude of high rise development in CityPlace, Southcore and the ... read more

University Heights Professional Centre Set to Revitalize Finch Avenue West

University Heights Professional Centre, Real Wealth Group of Companies, ACK
October 31, 2013 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction progressing quickly on the York-Spadina subway extension, the catalyst is in place for large scale redevelopment in the city’s northwest end. One block east of Keele Street on ... read more

One Month of Work at Daniels' NY2: October 2013

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
October 31, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on The Daniels Corporation’s NY2 at Bayview and Sheppard since construction started last year, including monthly visits to the site since mid-summer to check in on ... read more

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

Progress at Alterra's Post House Condominiums, Toronto, end of October, 2013
October 31, 2013 12:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
What can you build in a month? Post House Condominiums by the Alterra Group is really moving skyward now that the Wallman Architects-designed building is in the midst of its typical floors. We ... read more

Construction Continues on Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, Toronto
October 31, 2013 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the high-end neighbourhood of Yorkville, the construction site for Alterra and Zinc Developments’ 36Hazelton is making the push towards grade. Designed by Quadrangle ... read more

Parsing the Scale Model of Freed and CD Capital's 155 Redpath

155 Redpath Freed Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
October 31, 2013 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the retail centre and future transit hub of midtown Toronto, the Yonge and Eglinton area is seeing a wave of redevelopment projects both proposed and under construction as developers and home ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013 8:59 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Bixi's fate is still being determined; Council discusses garbage fee increase; raccoons invade city hall; restaurant at Casa Loma; and more news. Bixi fate remains uncertain (Globe and ... read more

Photo of the day: Zombie Night

Toronto, Yonge Street
October 31, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
The annual Toronto Zombie Walk took place on the weekend creating some creepy scenes in the downtown core. Using the ghosting effect, Forum member udo catches an eerie scene himself in ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Jasonzed

Photographer of the Week, Jasonzed, Jason Zytynsky
October 30, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The nonstop technological advancements of the information age have brought about an era where cameras are more affordable and accessible than ever, and as a result, photography has become a ... read more

Ground Broken for Globe and Mail Centre on King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, King Street East, Diamond Schmitt, First Gulf, Toronto
October 30, 2013 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, ground was officially broken for the new headquarters for national newspaper The Globe and Mail, marking the official start of construction on the 17-storey office tower.  ... read more

Ryerson to host Master of Planning Open House Nov 6th

Ryerson, Toronto, School of Urban and Regional Planning
October 30, 2013 1:55 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Know someone interested in tackling contemporary urban issues as a career? You maybe? Ryerson University's School of Urban and Regional Planning is holding an open house on November 6th from 5:30 ... read more

Honest Ed's Site Sold to Vancouver-based Westbank Corp

Honest Eds, Toronto
October 30, 2013 12:00 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Opened in 1948 by Edwin Mirvish, Honest Ed himself, the famous Honest Ed's discount store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets was put on sale earlier this year by the Mirvish ... read more

Plaza Unveils Olaf Breuning's 'Guardians' in Liberty Village

Olaf Breuning's Guardians, at King West Life condos, Liberty Village, Toronto
October 30, 2013 11:20 am | by Craig White | Comments
As the arrival of new buildings continues to transform Toronto, so does new public art, thanks to the City's Percent for Public Art Program. With this successful initiative, the city is ... read more