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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average new GTA house tops $1M for the first time; Bombardier delays new streetcars — again; What’s festering beneath the surface in Toronto?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Water Guardians

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Water Guardians, West Don Lands
April 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction gates are down, and residents are filling in to the new Canary District neighbourhood in Toronto's West Don Lands. Many photographers are now discovering the new neighbourhood, ... read more

A First Look at the Interiors of Streetcar's The Southwood

The Southwood, Toronto, by Streetcar, TACT Architecture
April 21, 2016 4:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now under construction in Toronto's Upper Beach neighbourhood, Streetcar's The Southwood is adding two mid-rise residential buildings to Kingston Road. Both designed by TACT Architecture, the ... read more

Previewing the Presentation Centre for Central Park Ajax

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects
April 21, 2016 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just shy of two years since we covered the plans to redevelop an aging strip mall near Ajax GO station into a new mixed-use, master planned community that aims to create a new downtown ... read more

Construction In Full Swing at Eau du Soleil in Etobicoke

Construction is under way for Eau du Soleil, an Empire Communities condo complex
April 21, 2016 12:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the largest excavation pits in the Greater Toronto Area is now buzzing with activity as work is under way to build two condominium towers—one of them the tallest building in Canada outside ... read more

New Phases Adding to ELAD's Emerald City Community

ELAD, Fifth on the Park, Colours of Emerald City, WZMH, Toronto
April 21, 2016 10:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's Emerald City community at Don Mills and Sheppard continues to grow, with construction now in full swing at the site of three new buildings to the immediate south of the community's ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Met on Carlton Street

Throwback Thursday, The Met, Carlton, Toronto
April 21, 2016 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the Yonge and College/Carlton area for a look at a major redevelopment project from a decade ago. Back on May 1, 2006, construction was well underway for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Saving for a home down payment a struggle in Toronto; Mississauga council lays out possible rules Uber will need to follow; Richmond Hill to appeal OMB decision on ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core from Queens Quay

Photo of the Day, Queens Quay, South Core, Toronto
April 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is making waves on our Forum, drawing page after page of praise in the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences Forum thread, where it was submitted ... read more

Avenue Road Condo to Transform Beer Store into 'Beer Boutique'

1580 Avenue Road, Toronto, by the Goldman Group, Page + Steele / IBI
April 20, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The beer store at 1580 Avenue Road could be replaced with a 7-storey condominium building. Located just north of Lawrence, the Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed project would bring density to a ... read more

Excavation Wrapping Up and Crane Coming to ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Madison, Fieldgate, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
April 20, 2016 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Only one and half months since the start of digging, excavation is now nearing completion at the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos, ... read more

Sponsored Post: Why Choose a Furnished Apartment Rental Over a Hotel Room?

Sponsored Post: Why Choose a Furnished Apartment Rental Over a Hotel?
April 20, 2016 3:27 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
If you are heading to Toronto, whether for business or pleasure, be aware that a hotel room isn’t your only option for accommodations. You might want to consider a furnished apartment instead, as ... read more

Site Cleared for North Star Homes' ConneXion in Etobicoke

April 20, 2016 2:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With all but the last units sold, North Star Homes' ConneXion is set to go under construction on Etobicoke's Fieldway Road. As of late last month, only 4 of the project's 150 units remained ... read more

Crane Coming Down at Lifetime and BLVD's Code Condos

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
April 20, 2016 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction reached a major milestone today at the St. Clair Avenue West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, with the start of the dismantling and removal ... read more

TD Centre achieves LEED Platinum Certification

TD Centre, Cadillac Fairview
April 20, 2016 11:12 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Just in time for Earth Week, General Manager David Hoffman of the Toronto-Dominion Centre is proud to announce that for the first time ever since the TD Centre began its annual Sustainability ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor get boost from Toronto councillors, businesses; Why Are Subway Cars on Bloor-Danforth So Dirty?; GM considering self-driving, electric, shared cars for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bat Signal Crane

Photo of the Day, E Condos, crane, Toronto
April 20, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Those keeping an eye on the construction of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton may have noticed the iconic Batman "Bat Signal" gracing the ... read more

The Vanguard Promises Family-Friendly Living in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Thornhill, by Devron Development, Kirkor Architects Planners
April 19, 2016 5:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Toronto's Steeles Avenue, Devron Developments' The Vanguard is set to replace Thornhill's Grandview Plaza with a mixed-use 25-storey tower. Designed by Kirkor Architects, the Yonge ... read more

Q & A: Luxury Real Estate with Engel & Völkers' Ron Amendola

Ron Amendola, image courtesy of Engels & Völkers Toronto
April 19, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When luxury real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers opened their first Toronto office last October as part of the German company's ambitious Canadian expansion, the move signalled the growing ... read more

Redevelopment Coming To Wilson Station Employment Lands

Tippet Road, Malibu Developments, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects
April 19, 2016 3:35 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The area around Wilson Subway Station has long been a mish-mash of commuter parking lots, aging office and warehouse commercial space, and some light industrial buildings. While industry and ... read more