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Aerial Photography Offers New Views of Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 from the start of excavation in 2010, through visits to the site when ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Humber Bay Shores skyline, Toronto
August 6, 2015 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's high-rise development boom has dramatically altered many areas around the city with the addition of new towers, bringing with them new residents and businesses. The Humber Bay Shores ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo vacancy drops as units become lowrise alternatives; Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station; On transit, Torontonians may be ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Fish-Eye

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, city, urban
August 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid growth of Toronto's new South Core area continues to replace unused space with new towers, businesses, and residents. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Bjarke Ingels Group to design Westbank-Allied Project on King West

489-539 King St. West, Allied, Westbank, Bjarke Ingels
August 5, 2015 7:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels' firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been retained as the design architect for a new joint-venture development by Westbank Corp and Allied Properties ... read more

Plans Revealed for West Block Development at Loblaws Lake Shore

West Block, Loblaws, ArchitectsAlliance, Page + Steele, ERA Architects
August 5, 2015 4:00 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Choice Properties REIT and Wittington Properties Limited unveiled updated plans for the Loblaws Groceterias building at Lake Shore and Bathurst today during a ceremony honouring the preservation ... read more

The Kip District Bringing Urban Living to Etobicoke

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
August 5, 2015 3:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Etobicoke's Six Points Interchange—which epitomized the car-oriented culture that has 'driven' life in Toronto's West End for decades—and the surrounding area now becoming reconfigured and ... read more

Introducing Madison Homes's Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
August 5, 2015 1:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Madison Homes' planned redevelopment of a mid-sized site at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue will bring a major shot of new life to an area straddling the border between ... read more

Introducing Opearl's Sail Condominiums in Scarborough

Sail Condominiums, Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, Opearl Developments
August 5, 2015 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New developments are in the works for Sheppard Avenue East in North York and Scarborough, an area of the city that has been subject to a notable population boom fueled by condominium construction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many want another look at Scarborough subway; GO Transit’s concourse at Union Station to close Aug. 16; Private Zipcars, hidden kitchens, and more killer features coming ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence, night, city, urban
August 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood is home to much history, culture, and a mix of modern and historic styles of architecture. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Pace Condos Now Topped-Off at Jarvis and Dundas

Pace Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 4, 2015 5:00 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Since we last checked in with this development from Great Gulf Homes, Pace Condos at Jarvis and Dundas has been topped-off. Now that almost all concrete formwork has been removed, ... read more

Union Station Bay Concourse Closing for Two Years on August 16th

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
August 4, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the ambitious revitalization of Union Station continues, GO Transit and Metrolinx have now announced that the station's existing Bay Concourse will close on August 16th, ... read more

Sales Centre Moves as Enigma on the Park Readied for Construction

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
August 4, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park is one step closer to realization, as the project's on-site presentation centre has been relocated to 1346 Bloor Street West, at the top of St ... read more

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 4, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
July was yet another busy month on UrbanToronto, as the long-awaited arrival of the Pan Am Games put a spotlight on the new buildings and infrastructure that were built in advance of the ... read more

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

August 4, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Money to fix splash pad dries up; Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis follows, confronts UberX driver; Apartment dwellers losing sleep over loose utility cover; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queens Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Queens Park, Aura
August 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are just too many landmarks to list in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Michael Muraz. This south-facing shot, captured at ... read more

Peel Memorial Health Centre in Tops Off Brampton

Celebrating the topping off of the Peel Memorial Centre, Wm Osler Health System
July 31, 2015 5:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
On July 30th, dignitaries and members of the public gathered to celebrate the topping-off of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton, designed by Diamond ... read more

Bikes vs. Cars Opens Today at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema

Cyclist Aline Cavalcante, São Paulo, Brazil. Image by Rodrigo Marcondes, WG Film
July 31, 2015 4:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're concerned at all about the future of transportation, whether merely locally or in cities all around the world, then Bikes vs. Cars, a new documentary by Fredrik Gertten will be of ... read more

Globe and Mail Centre Continues to Rise on King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
July 31, 2015 2:34 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
There has been a flurry of progress at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre since our last update in April. Over the last 4 months, the 17-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed ... read more