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The Berwick and Citytowns Making Progress near Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns, Andrin Homes, Brown Group, Page + Steele/IBI Group
July 11, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of The Berwick and CityTowns by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of Companies, a 17-storey, Page + Steele / IBI ... read more

Heritage Toronto Honours Cecil Street with Commemorative Plaque

The plaque is officially unveiled, image by Marcus Mitanis
July 11, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto and the Ontario Jewish Archives unveiled a plaque on Wednesday commemorating the history of institutions on Cecil Street, located just east of Spadina Avenue and south of College ... read more

Sam The Record Man Sign Officially Moving to Dundas Square

Sam The Record Man Dundas Square Toronto Ontario Neon
July 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Ryerson Student Learning Centre is making quite the impact on the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, and while the new landmark brings a bold architectural statement to the Downtown Yonge ... read more

Construction Progressing at Studio and Studio2 on Richmond

Studio Richmond Street Downtown Toronto Condos Aspen Homes
July 11, 2014 10:30 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, a new twin-towered condominium development by Aspen Ridge Homes rising in Toronto's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA cricket fans closer to domed stadium; Pan Am countdown clock unveiled; Doug Ford rejects claim that mayor is in touch with accused drug dealer; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Rainbow Tunnel

Photo of the Day, Rainbow tunnel
July 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
While it is hardly a landmark, many Torontonians are familiar with the rainbow-painted pedestrian tunnel which passes below a rail line east of the DVP near Lawrence Avenue, providing a ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Officially Opens Corktown Common

Corktown Common, Waterfront Toronto
July 10, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downtown Toronto's newest park has seen an overwhelmingly positive reception since its soft opening last Summer, and after a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, the 18 acre Corktown Common is ... read more

Landmark Mirvish+Gehry Development Approved by City

Mirvish + Gehry Toronto, Projectcore Inc., Gehry Partners
July 10, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's next major landmark is one step closer to fruition thanks to today's vote at City Council supporting Toronto Planning staff's recommendations to approve the current application plan for ... read more

Queen Richmond Centre West Continues to Take Shape

Queen Richmond Centre West Toronto Ontario Downtown
July 10, 2014 1:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over a decade ago, the intersection of Richmond and Peter was very different from what it is today. Back in the 1990s, the area was filled with bars and clubs on all four corners, but today you ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King and Berkeley

Throwback Thursday, 54 Berkeley, Toronto
July 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of our recent Throwback Thursday articles have focused on dramatic changes in density and height, but it is smaller infill projects that have had the biggest impact on our city streets. In ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014 7:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Captain John’s ship may be sold, for real this time; Toronto Pan Am Games countdown begins; Ford stays in seat for Pride ovation, brushes off homophobia charges; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La

Photo of the Day, Shangri-La
July 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's building boom has brought about the construction of a number of high-rise condominiums and hotels in the downtown core, and the landscape continues to be transformed by new development. ... read more

VHL's 2150 Rising at Birchmount and Lawrence

2150 Condos, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc, Scarborough
July 9, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the cost of housing in the downtown core at near-record highs, first-time home buyers are looking to the east, west and north for better value in the housing market. VHL Developments ... read more

New Renderings Show Evolving Design of Symmetry's The Tree House

The Tree House by 5468796 Architecture for Symmetry Developments
July 9, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Town home developments are becoming more and more popular within the GTA and the design of most tend to fall on the conservative side. Never afraid to stray outside architectural ... read more

Cladding of Aura at College Park's Roof Fins Under Way

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
July 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction on Canderel's Aura at College Park continues to draw attention, as the finishing touches are applied to the towering 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Cladding Continues to Impress at Ryerson's Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta
July 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's new 150,000 square foot learning and study facility continues to turn heads at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets. Designed by Snøhetta with Zeidler ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayoral candidates divided on plan to make Eglinton more cyclist, pedestrian friendly; Rosedale residents delay construction of $1-million Don Valley trail; Toronto remembers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Cityscape

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
July 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline has plenty of classic 'postcard' angles, like the view from Centre Island or in front of the Flatiron Building, but it is elevated vantage points from the city's high-rise towers ... read more

Lifetime's Karma Condos Approaching Grade on Grenville

Karma Condos, Lifetime, Centrecourt Developments, Toronto
July 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we checked in on Karma, a 50-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt ... read more

First Capital to Reclad and Revitalize 3080 Yonge Street

3080 Yonge Street, Lawrence, First Capital, Kasian, Toronto
July 8, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When the Lawrence Subway Station opened in 1973, it significantly increased the value and demand for office space, leading to the construction of a six-storey office building on the northwest ... read more