Mid-spring this year UrbanToronto was lucky enough to be invited to tour the SickKids Research and Learning Centre tower along with Duncan Higgins and Mike Szabo, architects at Diamond Schmitt, ... read more
While recent news of a lack of coordination in the PanAm 2015 venues might be sending a few shivers through the city, we’re happy to see this is not the case with the highly anticipated Athlete’s ... read more
The recent intensification of Jarvis Ted Rogers Way and Bloor began with the popular X Condos, the Miesian-inspired tower by Great Gulf and architectsAlliance. The photogenic condominium’s place ... read more
Then. Queen and Yonge. 1980s. Looking NE along Queen. Yonge is behind the photographer. Note the 'Budget Optical' building. Note the stone reliefs on the walls. Keep reading.
Now. March 2012.
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Union station renovation on track; street style at the Pride Parade; Cities for People workshop looks at the Wallace-Emerson neighbourhood; city needs to firm up PanAm Games venues and more:
Clock ... read more
July 2, 2012 11:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
A phantom of our former industrialized waterfront, the Canada Malting Silos stand unused at the corner of Bathurst Street and Queens Quay. Together with its lonely, derelict eastern partner, this ... read more
June 30, 2012 9:30 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
This post also serves as the inaugural post of Transit Futures, a new blog that will focus on transit and rail issues in Toronto and other Canadian and international cities.
Torontonians awoke ... read more
June 29, 2012 11:30 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Having last provided an update on construction a little over a month ago, we are returning to the Hullmark Centre in North York to keep track of work on this ambitous mixed-use project. Developed ... read more
June 28, 2012 11:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Linked together by a connective tissue of glass and steel, the twin towers of Concord's Parade condos now find themselves conjoined following months of preparation. Constructed at the base of the ... read more
Just beyond the downtown core is the booming district of Humber Bay Shores. The area was up until recently known for being home to the somewhat seedy – albeit picturesque – lakefront motels, ... read more
June 28, 2012 9:30 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
OneCity transit battle; house collapses in the Junction; the leadership of Karen Stintz; 2012 Pride Guide; Toronto's first brewery; how the city makes space for culture and more:
Round two of ... read more
June 27, 2012 11:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Draped in the soft, warm fading glow of sunset, the glass skin of Shangri-La and its vitreous neighbours transform themselves with the changing light. Defining the western edge of the central ... read more
The much-anticipated Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences has officially announced their opening date as October 5, 2012. The tower topped off a while back, with work on the exterior cladding ... read more
June 27, 2012 12:30 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Part of the ongoing process to unknot the planning errors that kept Regent Park impoverished, the private-public partnership between the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and The Daniels ... read more
Daniel's Cinema Tower has been making quick work on its pre-cast cladding, a welcome change from the extensive glass podiums around town. Project architects Kirkor continue their use of colour on ... read more
Then. Another Old Chinatown scene. Chestnut Street, south of Dundas West, looking north. Looks to be 1964-ish, judging from the car styles. Bore mode on.
Chestnut was not the main Chinatown drag ... read more