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Tridel's Aquavista Looking to Make Waves on Toronto's Waterfront

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
November 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto’s revitalization of the Toronto Harbour continues its push eastward with developments like Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside. read more

Concert Partners with Youth Shelter for Etobicoke's Kip District

Executives from Concert and Youth Without Shelter, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though the relationship between builders and the community in which they want to develop can at times be strenuous, it is often beneficial for both parties. Concert Properties, with roots in ... read more

Opening at the Bloor—Slums: Cities of Tomorrow

Slums: Cities of Tomorrow, Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Hot Docs
November 7, 2014 10:21 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Many of us think of slums as the least desirable place one could and would live in. Synonym of deprivation and harsh living conditions since they first appeared in the 19th century Britain, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford attacks city councillors’ expenses, even though everyone spent less than they were allowed; Mayor-elect Tory talks city manager into putting off his ... read more

Photo of the Day: From a Distance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of vantage points from which to view Toronto's skyline, and just when we thought we had seen them all, one of our Flickr contributors came through with another fresh angle of the ... read more

Explosive Growth Continues to Transform the South Core

SouthCore, ICE, Ten York, 1 York, Infinity, Delta, Toronto
November 6, 2014 5:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is in the midst of a historic building boom, which has and will continue to transform many areas across the city. At the epicentre of this explosion of growth is a recently disused area ... read more

UrbanToronto President Edward Skira Interviewed for True Condos

Interview, Edward Skira, True Condos, podcast, Toronto
November 6, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto President and Co-Founder Edward Skira recently sat down with Andrew LaFleur of TrueCondos.com for an interview about the history of our website, the state of the Toronto condo market ... read more

Construction Progressing on Union Pearson Express Bloor Station

Union Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Toronto
November 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express continues as its completion date in the Spring of 2015 approaches. The train, which will connect Union Station in Downtown Toronto with Pearson ... read more

Metrolinx to Hold Public Meetings on Accessibility

Accessibility, Metrolinx, GO Transit
November 6, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is difficult enough for commuters to make their way around Toronto as it is, and even more so for transit riders with disabilities. Metrolinx is working to make their services fully accessible ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Queen and Spadina

Throwback Thursday, Queen and Spadina, Toronto
November 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
All of the recent high-rise growth in downtown Toronto has drastically altered many familiar views, and each week we compare some of these changes in our Throwback Thursday feature. This week, we ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
El Mocambo reportedly rescued from redevelopment by 11th-hour buyer; TTC head seeks to speed up construction of Spadina extension line; Why John Tory Should Push for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skywalkers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
November 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Eaton Centre is connected to the adjacent Hudson's Bay Building via an elevated walkway running over Queen Street, just west of Yonge. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Design Competition Launched for new Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Harbour Square Park, Toronto
November 5, 2014 4:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Toronto Island Ferry Terminal, renamed the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal in 2012, has been in operation at the foot of Bay Street since 1972, when it opened roughly 100 meters to the east of its ... read more

Picasso Condos is Taking Shape on Richmond Street West

Picasso Condos, Teeples Architects, Monarch Group, Goldman Group, Richmond
November 5, 2014 3:03 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The streets of Downtown Toronto have seen a radical transformation over the past decades, with thousands of condo units bringing residents to neighbourhoods that were once animated only between 9 ... read more

Shoring Crane Arrives at the Site of MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last looked in on at the progress of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, work was under way on the removal of the tile mosaic floor of the heritage bank onsite at 197 Yonge ... read more

Below Grade Levels Taking Shape at Life Condos on Merton Street

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill Homes, A2A Capital Management, Quadrangle Architects
November 5, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just southeast of Davisville subway station, a new residential development is in the process of climbing its way back up to street level. Life Condos, by Chestnut Hill ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie sets tone for a new era; Toronto home sales rise 7.7% in October from year ago; Spadina subway to York could be delayed — again; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Harbour in Infrared

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our ever-expanding skyline has been given countless new additions over the past few years, many of which can be found in the up-and-coming "South Core" district. In today's Photo of the Day, which ... read more

Worsley's IT Lofts Now Rising In Little Italy

IT lofts, little italy, toronto, condo, worsley urban partners,
November 4, 2014 5:08 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
IT Lofts in Little Italy now has its construction crane, and thus is on its way skyward. The building, with its architecture by RAW Design and interiors by Union 31, is set to make a strong ... read more

Lighting Test Illuminates the Upper Floors of Aura at College Park

Aura at College Park, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months ago we covered the testing of the nighttime lighting feature at Canderel's Aura at College Park, when several of our Forum contributors posted photos of the occurrence. The ... read more