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Photo of the Day: Snow Day

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sony Centre, Front Street, Snow
February 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Winter storm on Sunday night and Monday morning left Toronto's streets and sidewalks inundated with snow. The storm caused quite the headache for commuters at the start of the work week, as ... read more

Madison Homes Proposes 67-storey 0-shaped Tower on Mercer

15-35 Mercer, Toronto, preliminary design by Teeple Architects for Madison Homes
February 4, 2015 3:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Madison Homes is preparing an application to build 67-storey building shaped like a squared-off 0 in Toronto's Entertainment District. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building is proposed at ... read more

Ryerson Image Centre Glowing to Raise Homelessness Awareness

Patricio Davila, Dave Colangelo, Ryerson Image centre, toronto
February 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For the second year running, media artists Patricio Davila and Dave Colangelo present In The Air, Tonight, a month-long reactive architecture installation that transforms the ... read more

Insider Q&A: Herb Lewington of EllisDon

Insider Q&A: Herb Lewington of EllisDon
February 4, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction industry is essential to Toronto's economy, carrying out the plans of developers and architects, supplying the physical efforts it takes to reshape a city. UrbanToronto has spoken ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 4, 2015

February 4, 2015 7:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough residents weigh in on subway plan; Wrigley to close 53-year-old Toronto gum factory, cut 383 jobs; Canada's big city mayors ready to push urban agenda; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Teardown

Photo of the Day, Regent Park, 605 Whiteside Place, Demolition, Toronto
February 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demolition of 605 Whiteside Place in Regent Park has attracted several photographers over the past several days, and photos continue to appear in our Forum threads and on the UrbanToronto ... read more

A Look at Progress on the TTC's Leslie Barns

Leslie barns, AECOM, pomerleau, Brown + Storey, TTC, Toronto, streetcar
February 3, 2015 6:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Toronto's aging streetcars will be replaced over the next several years by a brand new fleet. More accessible, they will also be longer and thus require additional space to be maintained and ... read more

Work Progressing on Union Subway Station University Platform

Work continues on Union Subway Station, Toronto
February 3, 2015 4:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amongst all of the construction going on at Union Station is work to complete the expansion of the subway station. On August 18th last year a new platform opened, allowing the old, narrow centre ... read more

The Carnaby Has Reached its Final Height on West Queen West

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, Tact Architecture, Queen West, Toronto
February 3, 2015 3:45 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
West Queen West has seen some dramatic changes over the past few years. The transformation of the Queen and Dufferin intersection appears to be one the most important as The ... read more

Multi-Tower Development Proposed at Inn on the Park Site

Inn on the Park, 1095 Leslie Street, Toronto
February 3, 2015 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of the Inn on the Park, designed by WZMH Architects, means that the hexagonal modernist hotel at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East will soon be another ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Are you up with UP? Here’s how Union Pearson Express compares with other airport trains; The difference between Tory and Ford is all in the details; Tory wants a say in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Royal Alex

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Royal Alexandra Theatre, King Street West
February 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in it's 108th year in operation, the Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street West is the longest continuously-operating theatre on the continent. The beautifully ornate example of Edwardian ... read more

CTBUH Hosts Winter Spaces Tours in 7 Cities Around The Globe

February 2, 2015 8:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted tours in seven cities around the globe on January 29, 2015. Starting at 3 PM local time, members of the CTBUH took to the streets, ... read more

Craftsman Condos in Mississauga set to open New Sales Office

Craftsman, Mississauga, clarkson, village, vandyk, smv
February 2, 2015 2:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Craftsman Condominium Residences in Mississauga is moving its sales office to a newly constructed building immediately adjacent to the site of the future condominium. The development by Vandyk ... read more

Onni's Local at Fort York Condos Heading for Ground Level

Local at Fort York condos, Toronto, Page + Steele Architects, Onni Group
February 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer The Onni Group has another condominium development to add to its cluster of buildings at Bathurst and Fort York. The 13-storey Local at Fort York, designed by Page + ... read more

Pan Am Village Legacy Discussed at Urban Land Institute Event

The West Don Lands in its current state, image courtesy of Pan Am Village webcam
February 2, 2015 12:18 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
With the Pan Am Games quickly approaching, all eyes are on the West Don Lands, an area on Toronto's waterfront that was a contaminated brownfield just a few short years ago. From July 10-26 and ... read more

Topping Off January 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off January 2015, UrbanToronto
February 2, 2015 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first month of 2015 has been quite a busy one, with plenty of development, construction and real estate news to report on around Toronto. For a look back at the previous month, we have rounded ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It’s time Toronto illuminates the Bloor viaduct, as originally planned; Scarborough subway proposals on display for residents to assess; Canada's big city mayors ready to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Closing Time

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Guvernment, Daniels Waterfront
February 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Guvernment nightclub on Queens Quay Boulevard East closed its doors for good on the morning of January 26th, ending a 19-year run as one of Toronto's most widely attended entertainment venues. ... read more

Shoring and Excavation for Newton and Forward at CityPlace

Concord CityPlace, Newton, Forward, Toronto, Concord Adex
January 30, 2015 2:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is now under way by developer Concord Adex at the site of Newton and Forward, 18 and 30-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium towers soon ... read more