Brentwood Library Reopens its Doors

Diamond Schmitt's vision for Brentwood Library, imace courtesy of Diamond Schmit
November 20, 2012 1:06 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
UrbanToronto visits the opening of the redesigned Brentwood Library in Etobicoke. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012 11:45 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Cost overruns on renos at Nelson Mandela Park Public School; Casino debate heats up; Ground breaking for new stadium at York University; Clean Train Coalition fights Metrolinx diesel trains and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown from Above

Downtown from Above, Toronto Condos, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La, Trump, FCP, Union
November 20, 2012 1:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's busy Photo of the Day reveals a detailed and inclusive view of Toronto's Central Business District. This dusk-hour photo was taken by Forum member Jack Landau (someMidTowner), and captures ... read more

Ground is Broken on Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay West Revitalization

November 19, 2012 4:49 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few decades, our central waterfront has been de-industrialized, gentrified, and more or less transformed into a mixed-use, family friendly community. The area known today as ... read more

B.streets Means Big Things For West Annex

B.streets Condos, Toronto Condos, Lindvest Properties, Hariri Pontarini Architec
November 19, 2012 4:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The intersection of Bathurst and Bloor has been known for decades for the iconic Honest Ed's store on the southwest corner. The general area of Bathurst and Bloor around the western edge of ... read more

How to Create a Fresco: Sandro Martini Talks About His Monumental Work at Burano Condominiums

Glass Memory Martini Fresco Unveiling Party at Burano Condos Toronto
November 19, 2012 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Mark Mandelbaum will tell you that Sandro Martini's Glass Memory, the fresco and glass artwork that now adorns the jewel box-like restaurant space at the north end of Burano condominiums, is the ... read more

Sheppard Avenue Corridor Continues to Grow with Hullmark Centre

Hullmark Centre, Toronto Condos, Tridel, Hullmark, Kirkor Architects
November 19, 2012 12:27 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Construction on the Hullmark Centre by Tridel and Hullmark has reached the maximum 6-storey podium height and the 25-storey mark of the project's smaller 35-storey tower that fronts onto Yonge ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 11:51 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Poll on tax for DRL; Ford sidelines Toronto; TDSB ponders selling land from playgrounds; McCallion maintains grip on council and more news. Here are today's headlines. Exclusive: Poll shows ... read more

Photo of the Day: Peering Down King from One King West

One King West, Festival Tower, Cinema Tower, Absolute Tower, Toronto Condos,
November 19, 2012 1:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
There are some dramatic perspective lines from atop One King West. Nestled in between the city's tallest towers (and at 51 storeys, One King West is no slouch), we get an up close look at the ... read more

Sandro Martini Feted as Burano Fresco is Unveiled

November 16, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lanterra's Burano condos on Bay Street—between Grenville and Grosvenor—was regularly affixed in many an's viewfinder over the course of its construction. The 50-storey ... read more

Introducing 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, Toronto Condos, St. Thomas Developments, Hariri Pontarini
November 16, 2012 5:41 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
St. Thomas Commercial Developments is set to introduce a new concept in commercial real estate to the Toronto market with 7 St. Thomas on the southeast corner of Sultan and St. Thomas Streets, ... read more

Beach Motel Demolition Marks End Of An Era In Etobicoke

Beach Motel demolition, Eau du Soleil, Empire Communities, Toronto Condos
November 16, 2012 1:48 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
It was the end of an era in south Etobicoke yesterday as the last of what was once a thriving tourist destination made way for Toronto's condo boom. This section of what was known as Highway 2 and ... read more

Then and Now: Adams Store, City Hall Square

Adams Store, City Hall Square, Toronto, 1920s
November 16, 2012 12:03 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Main floor of the Adams Store. City Hall Square'. At some point Eatons expanded into this space; I'm guessing in the 1920s... And of course Eatons has been gone for over 30 years now. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012 11:34 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume on the Queens Quay remake; Opposition to casino gains steam; Store owners sue City over plastic bag ban; Condomonium in the Annex and more news. Here are today's headlines. A boulevard runs ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura Rises Up From Downtown

Aura at College Park, Four Seasons, Burano, Uptown, Toronto Condos
November 16, 2012 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum member Razz. Taken from the east side of downtown we see what will soon be one of the city's largest towers, Aura at College Park, slowly pushing it ... read more

The Interview: Kyle Rae, Part 3

November 15, 2012 4:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto sat down recently with former Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae, now a lecturer at Ryerson University and a partner in development consultancy PQR Solutions. We wanted to get Kyle's ... read more

Official Launch of New TTC Streetcars

New Streetcars, Toronto Transit Commission, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Metro
November 15, 2012 2:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today, the Toronto Transit Commission and all three levels of government officially announced the arrival of the city's new streetcars. Surrounded by four generations of Toronto's streetcar fleet, ... read more

Construction Update: Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Zeidler/Snohetta
November 15, 2012 1:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Construction on the Ryerson University's Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC) at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets has been underway since early June, and a lot of progress has been made on ... read more

Then and Now: View From Royal York Hotel

View from Royal York Hotel Toronto, 2012
November 15, 2012 12:22 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Toronto Archives describes the picture below as: "View of high buildings from Royal Bank. April 22, 1929." The caption is wrong; it should be Royal York [Hotel]. The largest building in the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012 11:32 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Trump Tower rains glass; Pushing for tougher vandalism laws; Ford in court; Residents vs Uranium; Chow to boot Ford? and more news. Here are today's headlines. Bay and Adelaide intersection closed ... read more