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Glass and Cladding on Aura Condo Previews What's to Come

Aura Condos in Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge and Graziani + Corazza Architects
May 18, 2012 12:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Over the past few days we've seen a flurry of shutterbug activity over at Aura condos, and rightfully so. The cladding process is following close behind the construction of the tower floors, and, ... read more

Checking in on Progress of the Yorkdale Mall Expansion

Yorkdale Mall in Toronto by Oxford Properties, AIMCO, MMC Architects
May 18, 2012 11:47 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We have a photo update on the ongoing expansion at Yorkdale Mall, courtesy of Forum member drum118. This is a significant building project adding onto one of the largest shopping malls in the ... read more

Construction Progressing Well at Concert Properties' Motion

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert Properties
May 18, 2012 11:02 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Located at the corner of Bay Street and Dundas Street West, Motion is ideally situated for residents to take advantage of all the benefits of downtown living. Easy access to transit, the Eaton ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Limelight

Limelight Condos in Mississauga by Daniels with Kirkor Architects
May 18, 2012 10:45 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today we're shifting our focus out of Toronto's downtown core and westward, towards Mississauga's booming city centre. The Limelight condominiums project by Daniels is wrapping up ... read more

Then and Now: Elm Avenue

21 Elm Avenue, Toronto, circa 1910
May 18, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 21 Elm Avenue, circa 1910. Residence of Percival Leadley. Without being too presumptuous, perhaps J T Cunningham will come along soon and tell us who Percy was. Now. August 2011. Not ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012 9:52 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
The site of GTA casino down to four possibilities; Lastman Square campus quad in the making?; significant drop among Rob Ford's strongest supporters; and more news. Dozens of police officers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Tops off University Avenue

Shangri-La, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
May 18, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member cruzin4u, this picture shows Westbank's 66-storey Shangri-La moving ever closer to completion. This newest addition to University Avenue is certainly a welcome one. ... read more

The Interview: Paul Golini of Empire Communities, Part 1

Paul Golini of Empire Communities, Toronto
May 17, 2012 1:10 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
The first of a two-part interview with Paul Golini of Empire Communities. Part 2 follows next Thursday. We begin by Part 1 talking about Golini's background and the history of Empire ... read more

Cladding Arrives for Tridel's 300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West in Toronto by Tridel and Wallman Architects
May 17, 2012 12:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
While much of our recent coverage of Front Street has focused on the development occurring around Bathurst or further east, we haven't forgotten about one of our most hyped about projects, and ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Parade

Parade in Cityplace Toronto, by Concord Adex and Kohn Pederson Fox Architects
May 17, 2012 12:19 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
We're nearing the completion date for Concord CityPlace's Parade condominium, so it's an appropriate time to spotlight it in our Project of the Day feature. Of all the condominiums we've seen ... read more

Then and Now: Beaumont Road

Beaumont Road, Toronto, circa 1910
May 17, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 2 Beaumont Road, circa 1910. Now. August 2011. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012 9:53 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Gardiner repairs to cause traffic headaches; drivers fight the 407 ETR; a trip to a historic gas station; Seattle shows us how to rejuvenate ailing neighbourhoods; Brampton may be getting a ... read more

Photo of the Day: King West's Growth Spurt

Condo development along King Street West in Toronto
May 17, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member Mike in TO, this photo shows the burgeoning King West strip. Given its central location, easy access to rapid transit, abundance of cultural amenities and vibrant retail ... read more

UrbanToronto tours the SickKids Research and Learning Centre, Part 3

Mechanical Penthouse at the SickKids Research and Learning Centre, Toronto
May 16, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We end our tour of the SickKids Research and Learning Centre tower today with a visit to an area that most of the 2,000 people who will work in the building will never see: the mechanical ... read more

Introducing the Canary District Neighbourhood in the West Don Lands

Canary District in Toronto by DundeeKilmer Integrated Design Team
May 16, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The event we covered yesterday regarding the Canary District Condominiums not only introduced us to the first condominium to be sold within the larger West Don Lands precinct, it also provided ... read more

Construction Update at Emerald Park Condos

Bazis, Metropia and Plazacorp's Emerald Park Condos in Toronto.
May 16, 2012 12:59 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Few places in the city have undergone the rapid change seen in North York City Centre. Beginning in the 1980s with an influx of commercial projects and continuing today with a dizzying pace of ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Lifetime, Ink and Wallman Architects
May 16, 2012 12:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The popularity of hotel-condominium developments within Toronto has so far been expressed through a surge in high-end brands taking root within the city — The Four Seasons, Trump ... read more

Then and Now: 31 Whitney Avenue

31 Whitney Avenue, Toronto, circa 1920
May 16, 2012 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 31 Whitney Avenue, circa 1920. House of Edward Newell, Esq. Harold R. Watson, Architect. Now. July 2011. I like this place: subtle, sublime, style and substance. Punchy colour, too. read more

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

May 16, 2012 9:51 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Lessons from David Miller, resident push back against proposed Queen East condo; another year of controversy with Toronto Pride; time is running out for Market Village; TTC reveals designs for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto in the Jet Age

May 16, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Optimistic, energetic and bold, urban planning in the post-war period was about the creation of a new way to live. Cities would be freed from the restrictions of their ageing form and ... read more