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Dramatic Eaton Centre Skybridge Installed Above Queen Street

Eaton Centre, Toronto, by WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler Partnership Architects
July 10, 2017 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Even as the skeleton for the WilkinsonEyre and Zeidler-designed pedestrian bridge sat moored on James Street, Toronto's future Eaton Centre skybridge captured the public attention. Beginning to ... read more

Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station Rises Above Grade

50 at Wellesley Station, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
July 10, 2017 4:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was late-2016 when we last checked in on construction at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station, a 37-storey Quadrangle designed condominium development in Toronto's ... read more

Turner Fleischer-Designed Tower Proposed at 286 Main Street

286 Main Street by Turner Fleischer for Tribute/Greybrook Realty, Toronto
July 10, 2017 3:36 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Last week, rezoning and Site Plan applications were submitted to the City of Toronto by Tribute Communities and Greybrook Realty Partners for their joint venture in a redevelopment of ... read more

New Grange Park Continues Toronto's Public Realm Renaissance

Grange Park, Toronto, by PFS Studios, Thinc Design, Earthscape
July 10, 2017 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By the time the giant green ribbon was cut and the photo ops done away with, the revitalized green space immediately felt an established part of Toronto's urban fabric. As Saturday's ceremonies ... read more

Luxury Amenities Are On Offer at Nobu Residences Toronto

Nobu Residences Toronto, Madison Group, Westdale Properties, Teeple Architects
July 10, 2017 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Evolved from a 2015-proposed 0-shaped design into a twin 49-storey tower mixed-use project now being marketed as Nobu Toronto, new information continues to emerge for the newest development ... read more

Sponsored Post: Arceffect Brings Projects to Life with 3D Imagery

3D rendering, image courtesy of Arceffect Visuals
July 10, 2017 10:10 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With so many companies vying for the attention of homebuyers, it’s become far more important for land developers to stand out from the crowd. At a time when consumers are bombarded with thousands ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is getting a new ferry; Office vacancy rate hits record low in Toronto; Development of purpose-built rentals slowing in GTA, says report; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk in Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, dusk, Entertainment District
July 10, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to Toronto's Entertainment District for a dusk view of the Downtown Core. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by contributor Worrawat Engchuan, this view faces east ... read more

Ontario Place: Province Invites Development Proposals

Ontario Place Revitalization, Toronto, by Province of Ontario
July 7, 2017 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the back of the much-lauded opening of the 7.5 acre Trillium Park on the East Island of Toronto's Ontario Place, the Province of Ontario is gradually moving forward with further plans to ... read more

City Launches Planning Study, Public Meetings for Golden Mile

Golden Mile neighbourhood in 2016, image by City of Toronto
July 7, 2017 4:12 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
The City of Toronto has launched a new Secondary Plan Study for the Golden Mile, designed to help guide—and enhance—the ongoing transformation and densification of the Scarborough neighbourhood. ... read more

In Memoriam: Pam McConnell

July 7, 2017 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pam McConnell, a long-time Toronto City Councillor and a committed champion of social justice and urban causes, died today at the age of 71.  Prior to becoming a well-liked and highly ... read more

Exploring the Residential Amenities at Tridel's Bianca Condos

Bianca Condos, Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects for Tridel
July 7, 2017 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Planned for a stretch of Dupont Street between Albany and Howland Avenues, Tridel's newest luxury condominium development recently hit the market with the moniker Bianca, and new details ... read more

Podium and Point Tower Planned at Sheppard East and Warden

3220 Sheppard Avenue West, KFA Architects and Planners, Toronto
July 7, 2017 11:45 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
An updated Site Plan Approval for a mid-rise condominium on Sheppard Avenue East just east of Warden Avenue has been resubmitted to the City by Quadcam Development Group Inc. The new ... read more

Plans Advance for 'The Guildwood' at Eglinton and Kingston

The Guildwood by Gabriel Bodor Architects for Scollard Development Corp. Toronto
July 7, 2017 10:35 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
A few months shy of two years has passed since Scollard Development Corporation first proposed their vision at 3655 Kingston Road in Scarborough. The proposal, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crane on top of downtown building finally ready to come down; Council approves King St. pilot to prioritize streetcars, but bows to taxi industry; GTA housing prices drop ... read more

Photo of the Day: 510 in Motion

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 510 Spadina, streetcar, TTC
July 7, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of streetcars in motion. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Paul Flynn, this long exposure view shows two of the TTC's Flexity Outlook streetcars on the 510 ... read more

High-Rise Proposal Surfaces Following Contentious Demolition

2444 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Main and Main, architectsAlliance
July 6, 2017 4:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Six months before an application was filed with the City of Toronto, the Midtown site at the southwest corner of Yonge and Roselawn was already a wellspring of controversy. In January of this ... read more

Corner Suites Tempt at Stafford's Downsview Park Townhomes

Luxury Townhome Collection, Downsview Park, Toronto, by Stafford Developments
July 6, 2017 4:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Taking over part of the former Stanley Greene Canadian Forces housing complex just south of Downsview Park, Stafford Developments is introducing new luxury housing to Toronto. Taking on one of the ... read more

130 QQE Nearing Final Height at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
July 6, 2017 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction is in the process of creating new residential and employment lands in Toronto's nascent East Bayfront district. Among the pioneering developments set to prime the new ... read more

Period of Flux: GTA Home Sales Decline as New Listings Increase

GTA housing market, TREB report, Toronto, real estate
July 6, 2017 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the weeks since the provincial government introduced Ontario's Fair Housing Plan to curb an overheated housing market, the effects of the new policy are being felt in the Greater Toronto Area ... read more