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Allied Restoring 1894-Built Office Building at 642 King West

642 King West, Allied Properties REIT, Sweeny &Co Architects, Toronto
July 31, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Allied Properties REIT's inventory of heritage structures in Toronto continues to expand. Acquired by Allied in 2016, a four-storey brick and beam office building at 642 King Street West, ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
July 31, 2017 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the three years and four months since Concert Properties celebrated ground breaking on their 88 Scott Street development, the 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI ... read more

Range of Cladding Coming to Plaza and Berkeley's The Met

The Met, Berkley, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Vaughan
July 31, 2017 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension now just a few months away, development activity is heating up around the line's new terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. One of ... read more

First Glimpse at Building Interiors for Vita Two On The Lake

Vita Two On The Lake, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
July 31, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As marketing for Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group's Vita Two on The Lake continues, new information continues to roll out regarding the Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Island Park opens its shores and doors after flooding; ‘I can see the cow!’ Now tourists want photos with stainless steel statue on stilts; Toronto craftsmen bring ... read more

Photo of the Day: Brick Grid

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Selby, MOD, Tricon, OP, bKL Architecture
July 31, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of MOD Developments, OP Trust, and Tricon Capital's The Selby, a new 50-storey, bKL Architecture-designed rental tower rising on ... read more

Richardsonian Romanesque Icon Reborn as Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Toronto, by Streetcar, Dream, ERA Architects, DesignAgency
July 28, 2017 4:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Easily outmuscling the recently shuttered Dangerous Dan's as a Queen and Broadview landmark, Toronto's former Jilly's strip club has been reintroduced to the urban fold as the new Broadview Hotel. ... read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 3:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

George Brown Planning Tall Wood Building on the Waterfront

George Brown College Waterfront Campus, The Arbour, Toronto
July 28, 2017 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
George Brown College (GBC) officially opened their 380,000 ft² Waterfront Campus' first phase—now known as the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences—just shy of five years ... read more

Daniels Celebrates 20 Years Working with Habitat for Humanity

The Hassan family with Daniels's Vice President, Don Pugh and Executive Vice Pre
July 28, 2017 2:12 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity GTA and The Daniels Corporation celebrated 20 years of working together to provide affordable homeownership for those in need. Private developer ... read more

Smart House Blushing a bit Red as it nears its Final Height

Smart House, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 28, 2017 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been roughly four months since we last covered the construction of Urban Capital and Malibu Investments' Smart House, a 25-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Manulife Centre's Concrete Making Way for Glassy Addition

Manulife Centre, Toronto, by Manulife Real Estate, Moed de Armas & Shannon
July 28, 2017 10:20 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
At the southeast corner of Bay and Bloor, and across much of the block, work has been progressing over the past few weeks on the Manulife Centre's Podium and Streetscape Revitalization. Since ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say; After massive effort, Toronto Island ready to re-open; How tall buildings in the burbs are killing our ... read more

Photo of the Day: Broadview Hotel

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Broadview Hotel
July 28, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's newest boutique hotel has opened its doors. Streetcar Developments and Dream Unlimited's Broadview Hotel has restored an 1891-built structure at Queen and ... read more

Massive Tower Complex in the Works for Scarborough Centre

120 Grangeway Avenue, Goldman Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
July 27, 2017 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Continuing our coverage of last week's Design Review Panel (DRP) that focused on the future of Scarborough Centre, a pre-application presentation was held for a significant condo development at ... read more

Shoring and Site Prep Underway for CIBC Square on Bay Street

CIBC Square, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines, WilkinsonEyre Architects
July 27, 2017 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since a ceremonial groundbreaking was held to commemorate the start of construction on Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines' CIBC Square just over a month ago, ... read more

Sales Centre Relocated, Construction Comes Soon for The Davies

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects, Toronto
July 27, 2017 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is just around the corner for Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies, a boutique condominium development coming to Avenue Road north of Dupont, in Midtown Toronto. The ... read more

Demolition Clearing Site for The Well at Front and Spadina

The Well, HPA, AAA, BDP Architects, aA, Diamond Corp, Allied, RioCan, Toronto
July 27, 2017 1:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On the west side of Downtown Toronto and the northwest corner of Front and Spadina, demolition work is making way for The Well, the much-anticipated master-planned, mixed-use community that will ... read more

Construction Underway at Alterra's 36-Storey 159SW Tower

159SW, Toronto, by Alterra Group of Companies, Richmond Architects, Quadrangle
July 27, 2017 10:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and donut shop is now a construction site. Developed by the Alterra Group of Companies, the 36-storey ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Pears on the Avenue

Throwback Thursday, Pears on the Avenue, Toronto
July 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For many years, the southwest corner of Avenue Road and Pears, just north of Davenport, was home to a luxury auto dealership. In early 2010, work began on converting the former Downtown Fine Cars ... read more