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Ontario Place Redux: a Unique Plan for a Unique Destination

Ontario Place, Ontario Place Redux, Archology, Toronto, Scott Dickson
April 11, 2013 4:25 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Scott Dickson wants to pitch you an exciting idea that he calls, Ontario Place Redux. Imagine having a 'Caribbean' style waterpark at Ontario Place, coupled with the creation a 60 acre, floating, ... read more

Leslieville Lofthouses Bring Lofty Living to East Toronto

Lesileville Lofthouses on Queen Street East in Downtown Toronto by Urban Fabric
April 11, 2013 3:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Nine exclusive residences are rising up near Queen Street East. Tucked in and away from that quickly gentrifying retail strip on the corner of Colgate and Verral Avenue, are the Leslieville ... read more

Renovation and Restoration: The Landmark Nelson Mandela Park Public School Reopens

Nelson Mandela Park Public School, Toronto. Design by CS&P Architects.
April 11, 2013 3:20 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
By any account it is a remarkable survivor. The city around it has served as a lab of sorts, an ephemeral testing ground for the social engineering of well-intentioned urban planners. The ... read more

Concord Adex Celebrates Success of Opus Launch

Concord Adex celebrates the success of Opus Condos at Concord Park Place
April 11, 2013 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord Adex threw a party recently to thank purchasers at Opus Condominiums, the latest phase of its growing Concord Park Place community in North York. 83% of the first release of 180 units in ... read more

Extensive Retrofit Modernizes 180 Wellington West for RBC

180 Wellington West RBC offices, Stantec Architecture Toronto
April 11, 2013 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
When thinking of development in Toronto, a few things come to mind; namely marketing campaigns, lengthy excavations, concrete trucks, cranes and construction hoists. So when work began last spring ... read more

Home Building Starts in Ontario Showing Return to Historical Average

Aura condo, Toronto
April 11, 2013 10:58 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
After a year of extreme speculation from both builders and buyers, the number of homes being built in Ontario is  returning to a relatively stable number. The Ontario Home Builders ... read more

Then and Now: Loretto Abbey

Loretto Abbey, Toronto, 1865 - 1930
April 11, 2013 8:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Loretto Abbey. Wellington Street West, 1865 - 1930.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013 8:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Weather causing cancellations; casino approval a long shot; traffic issues looming with LRT construction beginning; challenges ahead for GTA economy and more news. Toronto weather: Flights, school ... read more

Photo of the Day: Burning Bulbs

Looking East, Toronto
April 10, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Although we may not be known as the city that never sleeps, if these nighttime lights are any indication we aren't getting much rest either. Today's photo of the day comes to us from our flickr ... read more

While Porter Orders Jets, Airport Tunnel is Halfway to Completion

Cross section of the pedestrian tunnel
April 10, 2013 4:30 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Amid news that Porter Airlines has placed an order for 12 jet airplanes and options on 18 more, a lesser known project is well underway at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and it set to change ... read more

Full Steam Ahead at Lamb, Niche and Harhay's Theatre Park

Theatre Park Lamb Niche Harhay Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
April 10, 2013 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With smaller and smaller plots of land being swallowed up by high-rise development, the immense value of downtown real-estate is quite apparent. The ongoing intensification of the Entertainment ... read more

Riedel Group's One Rainsford Coming Together on Queen East in The Beach

One Rainsford on Queen Street in Downtown Toronto in The Beach
April 10, 2013 3:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A beach lover's dream residence is arriving in Toronto's east end. Rising at the corner of Queen and Rainsford will be One Rainsford, a mid-rise development from The Riedel Group. This six-storey ... read more

RBC WaterPark Place III Rising South of Union Station

RBC Waterpark Place III construction,Toronto
April 10, 2013 11:45 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The area south of Union Station is seeing one the largest waves of development ever in Toronto's history. As proximity to transit, vibrant cultural amenities, and a highly educated and skilled ... read more

Then and Now: Campbell House

Campbell House move, Toronto, 1972
April 10, 2013 8:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Campbell House Move. Friday March 31, 1972. It was a big deal that day to come downtown to watch. Also interesting in this picture is the back of the Supreme Court of Ontario building (it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 8:46 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Toronto casino proposal near defeat; Rob Ford disapproves of City Hall bike station; Pape Station to possibly close for twelve days straight; Winter Storm watch in effect for tonight; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura Surveys the City Below

Aura at College Park, Toronto Condos, Canderel Stoneridge, Graziani & Corazza
April 9, 2013 11:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Today's photo of the day is a hauntingly beautiful shot from the uppermost stories of Aura at College Park. It was captured by our very own star photographer and  UrbanToronto Forum member ... read more

Lots of Angles on that New Angle at the L Tower

L tower, Daniel Libeskind, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
April 9, 2013 3:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Though its skeletal frame has been a figure in the city's skyline for some time, the L Tower's sloped roofline is finally being revealed. The 58-storey skyscraper by renowned architect Daniel ... read more

Hockey Legend Wendel Clark Scores for King Blue Opening

April 9, 2013 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last October's VIP Launch of King Blue Condominiums, by Remington and the Easton’s Group, was a pretty unforgettable event.  From the moment we walked through the mind-bending Montana ... read more

Streetcar Developments' The Carlaw Hits the Ground Running

The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments
April 9, 2013 2:20 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The way has been cleared for The Carlaw. Demolition of the existing building at 345 Carlaw at Dundas Street East has been completed and site prep has begun. UrbanToronto forum ... read more

The Many Sides of Context's Market Wharf

Market Wharf, Toronto
April 9, 2013 11:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A number of highrise buildings in Toronto are taking on an undulating façade, a treatment that yields a more dynamic profile than with evenly stacked floorplates. Case in point: Context ... read more