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EY Tower: An Inside Look at the Concourse Building Replica

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
July 4, 2016 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, we toured the construction site of one of Toronto's most talked-about Downtown developments. Now reaching its full height of 40 storeys, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed EY Tower already ... read more

Crane Removed as Cladding Rises at Daniels' The Bartholomew

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 4, 2016 4:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few weeks since our last update on the construction of The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew, the latest market condominium development to rise in the rebuilt Regent ... read more

Lots of Progress on Streetcar's Broadview Hotel Restoration

Broadview Hotel, ERA Architects, Streetcar Developments, Toronto, Riverside
July 4, 2016 4:04 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
In February, we checked in with the Broadview Hotel restoration and expansion by Streetcar Developments. Situated at the northwest corner of Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East, the building ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Tridel's Aqualina

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Toronto
July 4, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside has just reached a new phase in Toronto's new East Bayfront community, with a milestone close on the horizon. The ... read more

Topping Off June 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off June 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
July 4, 2016 10:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up June's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Group of Spider-men climb building under construction; Property Taxes and Subway Financing; Trudeau joins thousands marching in Toronto's Pride Parade; and more news Welcome to ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Sunset

Photo of the Day, South Core, Toronto, sunset
July 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a sunset view of Toronto's growing South Core skyline. Submitted to the Sun Life Financial Tower & Harbour Plaza Residences Forum thread by contributor ... read more

Fox Harb'r: Home-Away-From-Home in a Five Star Setting

Sunset at Fox Harb'r Resort, Nova Scotia, image by Craig White
June 30, 2016 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Regular readers of UrbanToronto know that this site is normally about the new developments that are adding to the hustle and bustle of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. If you've been reading ... read more

Touring the Financial District's Recently Topped-Off EY Tower

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
June 30, 2016 4:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From Nathan Phillips Square, the steel roof already stands out. Clustered amongst Toronto's tallest Financial District skyscrapers, the 40-storey EY Tower isn't the tallest, or necessarily the ... read more

20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Subway Stations

20 New Bicycle Repair Stations Installed at TTC Subway Stations
June 30, 2016 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most common issues facing public transit riders is the "last kilometre" problem. While rapid transit is frequent, not all of the bus or streetcar routes leading from the stations are, ... read more

Previewing Harhay and Carttera's 75 On The Esplanade

75 on the Esplanade, Toronto, by Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance
June 30, 2016 3:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the southwest corner of The Esplanade and Church in Downtown Toronto, one of the core's last remaining surface parking lots is set to welcome new urban density. First proposed last year, Harhay ... read more

Excavation Growing for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
June 30, 2016 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The excavation for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is progressing in Toronto's Church and Wellesley Village. With digging of the pit now practically complete at the south end of the ... read more

Burlington: A Glimpse Into the Suites at Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Burlington, by Adi, Icon Architects
June 30, 2016 12:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent years, the Burlington Downtown lakefront has been asserting a more urban presence. Approximately 50 kilometres west of Toronto's Downtown core, new development is bringing density and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline From St. Clair

Throwback Thursday, skyline, Toronto
June 30, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline has undergone some substantial changes in over the past several years, though sometimes all it takes is a two year gap for a view to be radically transformed. In 2014, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There is no housing bubble, mortgage group says in new report; Toronto business representatives warn councillors not to target them with new taxes; Toronto city councillor ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
June 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Antoine Demé, highlights the impact that the new Harbour Plaza Residences towers are having on the ... read more

Celebrating 40 Years: The Past and Present Evolution of Toronto's CN Tower

Fireworks, CN Tower, Metro Centre, Pan Am Games, WZMH, Marcus Mitanis
June 29, 2016 7:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
No skyscraping development proposal on the desks of the planning office aims to eclipse it. Trying to would be almost sacrilegious in this city. The tallest freestanding structure in the Western ... read more

Yonge & St. Clair: Developer Hopes to Revitalize Midtown Hub

The eight Slate-owned buildings, image courtesy of Slate Asset Management
June 29, 2016 6:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Bloor and South of Eglinton: in both the geographic and cultural landscape, that's Yonge and St. Clair. Flanked by growing urban hubs along the Yonge corridor, the intersection is now ... read more

Event for Kids Officially Opens Regent Park's Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC
June 29, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Students at Nelson Mandela Park Public School and Lord Dufferin Public School got a special treat today for their last day of the school year, being the first to experience the new 2.8-acre ... read more

Natural Finishes Featured at Diamond Condominiums on Yonge

Diamond Condos on Yonge, Toronto, by Diamante Development, Scott Shields
June 29, 2016 2:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately north of the growing Yonge & Sheppard area, Diamante Development is bringing another high-rise residential tower to Toronto's North York. Designed by Scott Shields Architects, the ... read more