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Previewing the Amenity Spaces at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

SCOOP Condos, Toronto, by Graywood, SMV Architects
August 11, 2016 1:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Old Weston Road, Graywood's SCOOP Condos is introducing mid-rise density to Toronto's St. Clair West. Set to be built out in three phases, the infill development will transform a ... read more

Construction Progresses at The Signature in Downtown Markham

The Signature, Markham, Remington Group, Quadrangle Architects
August 11, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Little more than an ambitious vision back when Enterprise Drive was completed in 2005, Markham’s new purpose-built 243-acre mixed-use Downtown continues to evolve as new buildings are added to the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto Harbour Commission Building

Throwback Thursday, Toronto Harbour Commission Building, South Core
August 11, 2016 10:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Toronto Harbour Commission Building was at one time the southernmost building in Toronto, though harbour infill and urban development have since allowed the city to grow two more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Train platform changes start at Union Station; Nope, the Private Sector Doesn’t Magically Pay For High Speed Rail; Councillor ‘exasperated’ as chain eatery opens at ... read more

Photo of the Day: York University Station

York University Station under construction, image by dtstuff9 via Flickr
August 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension is in the process of adding 6 new stations to the western leg of the TTC's Line 1. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto ... read more

One Bloor East: Podium Levels Take Shape at Yonge and Bloor

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 10, 2016 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By virtue of its height alone, Toronto's One Bloor East can claim iconic status in its prominent mid-city location. As a work in progress, Great Gulf's 76-storey tower is already a focal point and ... read more

On The Park Evolves With Attention-Grabbing New Design

On the Park, Toronto, by Tridel, Graziani + Corazza
August 10, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once home to Toronto's Inn on the Park, a revised plan has emerged for the Leslie Street site of the On The Park development. Early last year, a Tridel project to redevelop the site came online, ... read more

Vita on the Lake: The Next Step in Humber Bay Shores' Growth

Vita on the Lake, Toronto, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects
August 10, 2016 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a month since we first discussed Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes' plans to add a 53-storey condominium tower to Toronto's growing Humber Bay Shores skyline. ... read more

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