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Freed Developments' Fashion House Now Flaunting its Façade

Fashion House, Freed Developments, Core Architects, Studio CK, King West
January 13, 2014 1:45 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Fashion House, located in the trendy King West neighbourhood, is set be completed this year by Freed Developments. A major draw to this building from the very first renderings has been the rich ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available

January 13, 2014 12:45 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014 10:40 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Rob Ford visits nightclub; aging Toronto hydro system isn't up to the task; pothole blitz commences with mild temps; the islands are Toronto's winter wonderland; TTC head Andy Byford wants more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Marilyn

Absolute World Condos, Mississauga
January 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
There was a time in UrbanToronto history when photos of Marilyn — real name Absolute World — were a pretty regular feature. Though it has long been occupied, the twin towers of this project ... read more

Fairview Branch Library Officially Re-Opens to the Public

Fairview Branch Library, Makrimichalos Cugini Architects, Toronto Public Library
January 10, 2014 7:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 2,000 new and under construction condominium units coming to the blocks surrounding the Don Mills and Sheppard intersection—like at Elad Canada's Emerald City and Biyu Condos, and at ... read more

City Says Atrium on Bay Can Expand Upwards and Outwards

January 10, 2014 6:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As of this past December's Toronto City Council meeting, H&R REIT, the owners of the Atrium on Bay complex since 2011, now have a zoning amendment that they need to allow expansion of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014 11:28 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto City Council debates asking Ontario for disaster aid in wake of ice storm; TTC head hoping for more transit-friendly politicians; Pearson, Canada Post badly flubbed crisis control, say PR ... read more

Photo of the Day: Frozen City

Toronto skyline in winter
January 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Each new development changes the Toronto skyline. This image was captured from Toronto's Olympic Island, as cold temperatures shifted our attention to a frozen harbour. From this perspective, ... read more

CentreCourt Developments' Core Condos Step Onto The Scene

January 9, 2014 7:05 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Core Condos is the latest addition to CentreCourt Developments’ portfolio of downtown residential towers targeting the urban professional. With INDX, Karma, and Peter Street Condominiums ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Offers Exhibition and Battersby Lecture

The new Paul Cocker Gallery in the Ryerson Architecture Building, image by Craig
January 9, 2014 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University has two events in store for those interested in the coming days. The first is a new exhibition of student work at the recently opened ... read more

The King West Neighbourhood: Growth to Watch For in 2014

King West, 2014, UrbanToronto
January 9, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are just over a week into a new year, and with 51 weeks left to go in 2014, it is time to start looking forward towards the changes we will see in Toronto during the next 11.71 months. [ed. ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 2007 Toronto Skyline

Throwback Thursday: 2007 Toronto Skyline From Space Lofts. Photo by Edward Skira
January 9, 2014 12:30 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Recently, a few of us were sitting around the UrbanToronto office discussing what a massive archive of photographs I have accumulated over the years, a visual history of development in Toronto. I ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford hints at privatization after tax hike; ice storm cost Toronto $106-million, says city staff; Doug Ford wants to remove streetcars from downtown streets.  Rob Ford hints at ... read more

Photo of the Day: One York Street Pit

One York Street and Harbour Plaza Residences, by Menkes Development
January 9, 2014 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Urban Toronto Forum member Empty_Quarter gives us a bird's-eye view on the construction happening inside the "pit" at the site of One York Street and Harbour Plaza Residences. The development by ... read more

Toronto's Entertainment District: Growth to Watch For in 2014

Entertainment District Toronto 2014 UrbanToronto
January 8, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise growth in the Entertainment District was a major player in 2013’s headlines. From Richmond to Front, and Spadina to Simcoe, the area ended the year with over a dozen cranes working away ... read more

Top of the Tower Amenities Stand Out at 1 Yorkville Condos

The rooftop amenity area at 1 Yorkville condos Toronto by Bazis and Plaza
January 8, 2014 2:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It was only yesterday that we covered another of Bazis's projects in this city—E Condos—up at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto's Midtown core, a project now in sales which is going to transform that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014 11:34 am | by Editor | Comments
More cancellations, delays at Pearson Airport amid deep freeze; Tories accuse Kathleen Wynne of ignoring Rob Ford during ice storm; mapping the 'frost quakes', Toronto woman tracking cryoseisms; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deep Freeze

GO Transit, Toronto
January 8, 2014 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Most of Ontario has been under a deep freeze and the GTA is no exception. Today's photo of the day was submitted into the UrbanToronto Flickr pool by Sigma and captures the extreme cold and dreary ... read more

E Condos Provides a Glimpse into the Future of Yonge and Eglinton

E Condos Roy Varacalli Metropia Riocan Bazis International Toronto
January 7, 2014 6:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fueled by the promise of better transit in the near future, safe walkable streets and a bustling retail and restaurant scene, condominiums continue to sell in the thriving Yonge and Eglinton area. ... read more

A Year in Review at Pinnacle Uptown in Mississauga

Pinnacle Uptown, by Pinnacle International and Richmond Architects
January 7, 2014 4:55 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
While 2013 was a busy year of construction in the city, Toronto's neighbour to the west has also experienced its share of growth. From the completion of the internationally known Absolute World ... read more