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A First Look at Suite Interiors for The Kennedys Condominiums

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
August 10, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been following SAMM Developments' intensification plans for the Delta Toronto East Hotel site at Kennedy Road and the 401 in Scarborough. Dubbed 'The Kennedys', the development ... read more

Explainer: Business Improvement Area

A retailer in the world's first ever BIA, in Toronto's Bloor West Village, image
August 10, 2016 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The term BIA (Business Improvement Area) is one that often shows up on UrbanToronto, with local streetscapes and businesses—and even new developments—strongly influenced by the presence of BIA's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Q&A: Chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, who wants build a “Central Park” for downtown; How Transit App Saved Me From a Terrible Commute; Taxi drivers prepare to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Shores Sunset

Humber Bay Shores skyline at sunset, image by Phil Marion via Flickr
August 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features the skyline of Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores community, just one of the many skyline in the Greater Toronto Area. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Dunpar Homes Proposes 28 and 30-Storey Towers at Mimico GO

Aerial, 39 Newcastle, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Dunpar Homes
August 9, 2016 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto developer Dunpar Homes has proposed a two-tower residential development at 39 Newcastle Street, immediately north of Mimico GO station in the city's West. The 606-suite Turner ... read more

New Rendering Offers Full View of 51-Storey Eight Cumberland

Eight Cumberland, Toronto, by Phantom, Great Gulf, architectsAlliance
August 9, 2016 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Yonge Street, Eight Cumberland by Great Gulf and Phantom Developments is now set to add to a 51-storey presence to Toronto's Yorkville skyline. Initially ... read more

Landmark Curves Shape Amenities at Daniels Arc at Erin Mills

Daniels Arc, Erin Mills, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor, HOK
August 9, 2016 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sales are now well underway for Arc, the signature new phase in Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills community at Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga. The ... read more

Toronto From Above: 4K Drone Video Captures an Evolving City

August 9, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a city relentlessly transformed by new development, keeping up with the changing urban landscape isn't easy. While we try to keep our readers abreast of the latest developments, sometimes it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 9, 2016

August 9, 2016 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Bloor, then Yonge: Toronto cyclists eye Yonge Street as next bike lane battleground; Queens Quay redesign proves popular though ‘friction’ remains; Toronto Rail Deck ... read more

Photo of the Day: FCP and EY Tower

First Canadian Place and EY Tower in Toronto's Financial District
August 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The addition of new buildings to Toronto's Financial District continues to create new views for photographers, including the detail shot featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing at Chestnut Hill's Lotus Condos

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
August 8, 2016 5:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Primed by a late-2015 Ontario Municipal Board approval, a block of bungalows were recently taken down to make way for the shoring phase of Lotus Condos, a 12-storey condo development from ... read more

LJM's Appleby Gardens Brings Mid-Rise Presence to Burlington

Appleby Gardens, Burlington, by LJM, Icon Architects
August 8, 2016 5:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While the Downtown Burlington skyline is a dominant focal point for the Halton Region city's continuing growth, a new urban character is also taking shape north of the QEW. Along the Appleby Line, ... read more

Menkes' 60 Shuter Street Redesigned as 29-Storey Tower

60 Shuter Street, Toronto, by Menkes, architectsAlliance
August 8, 2016 1:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last year, a 42-storey condominium tower was proposed for the northeast corner of Church and Shuter in Downtown Toronto. Replacing a surface parking lot fronting the corner and a three-storey ... read more

CBRE Q2 Office Figures Reveal Continued Strength in Market

Toronto skyline, image by Sanjay Chauhan via Flickr
August 8, 2016 11:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE's recently-released second quarter office figures show continued strength in Toronto's commercial real estate market, a fact recently underlined by the revelation that Downtown Toronto now ... read more

82-Unit Affordable Rental Development Planned Near Casa Loma

200 Madison Avenue, McKnight Charron Limited Architects, Madison View, Toronto
August 8, 2016 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost 8 years after the City of Toronto's Planning Department recommended approval of an 82-unit affordable housing development located at 200 Madison Avenue in Toronto's Casa Loma ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why our ravines are the city below Toronto; Toronto 'urgently' needs better standards to fix broken elevators; After long rally, Canada’s housing market may be primed for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Flyover

Flight over Toronto, image by Dan Sedran via Flickr
August 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Dan Sedran, takes us on a flight over Downtown Toronto. Captured from above the Financial District shortly before ... read more

32 Storeys Proposed at Southeast Corner of Shuter and Mutual

81 Shuter, Toronto, by Hyde Park Homes, architectsAlliance
August 5, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately east of the massive surface parking lot that could soon be replaced by the towers of 88 Queen East, the southeast corner of Shuter and Mutual is now also subject to a high-rise ... read more

Video Tour of Aragon's of Eighty One Wellesley

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2016 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now well into its registration phase, marketing material continues to be released for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley. After getting a taste of the project's interior and exterior features ... read more

Scale Model Highlights Design of Plaza and Berkeley's 'The Met'

The Met, Plaza, Berkeley, Quadrangle Architects, Vaughan
August 5, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently paid a visit to the presentation centre for Plaza and Berkeley's The Met, giving us a more complete look at the high-rise condominium development in Vaughan's ... read more