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Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Financial District
August 14, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to the nation's largest banks, law firms and major businesses, as well as the regional headquarters for several multinational corporations based outside of ... read more

Fontana Adding Density and an Urban Street Wall to Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
August 14, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham is seeing a lot of new growth these days. With Metrolinx's Viva BRT (bus rapid transit) line nearing completion, several new developments are capitalizing on the suburban city's bright ... read more

Leafs Unveil Plans for 'Legends Row' Sculpture at Maple Leaf Square

Legends Row, Toronto Maple Leafs, sculpture, art
August 14, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many sports fans are already aware of the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of new President and former NHL great Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan, an Etobicoke native, spent years playing in the league as a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas
August 14, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent years, new developments on Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto have led to some major changes of the street's urban aesthetic, and few stretches of Yonge have changed as much as the blocks ... read more

Touring Ryerson's Ultra-Cool Student Learning Centre

Fritted window, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Snohetta, Zeidler Partnership
August 14, 2014 10:25 am | by Bryan Bonnici | Comments
In Feburary of this year, Ryerson Graduate Bryan Bonnici took on us a hard-hat tour of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre. Bryan was able to visit the building again this June, and this is his ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014 7:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UP Express terminal at Union Station nears big reveal; Six ATM-like bitcoin teller machines installed across GTA; Honest Ed’s cancels parking lot charity party over ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's Alley

Honest Ed's Alley, Photo of the Day
August 13, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though its days may be numbered, Honest Ed's is still a Toronto landmark. Most are familiar with the building's exterior signage and its hundreds of glowing incandescent bulbs, as well as the many ... read more

Sales Continue as Howard Park Residences Rises in Roncesvalles

August 13, 2014 3:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We didn't plan a theme day, but for the moment UrbanToronto caught up in mid-rise projects, and this is our third profile of the day of one on or close to Dundas Street West. Dundas and its ... read more

Renderings Released for Ryerson Church Street Development

East elevation of Church Street Development. Image by Ryerson University.
August 13, 2014 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ryerson University is continuing to expand its downtown presence with a new project referred to as the Church Street Development, planned for a parking lot on Church Street just north of Dundas ... read more

Abacus Lofts Brings Unique Angles to Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
August 13, 2014 11:50 am | by Craig White | Comments
A site of now demolished auto repair shop on Dundas Street between Dovercourt and Ossington Avenues is being transformed by a mid-rise condominium, and the nearly topped-off concrete shell is ... read more

DUKE Condos Offers New Incentives with Only 23% of Units Left

Duke Condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, TAS
August 13, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While taller and taller skyscrapers will be built Downtown and in major nodes over the coming decades, Toronto is going to be growing in other areas and other ways too. On our Avenues, mid-rise ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford thinks that the jobless don’t need transit; Bill Blair serves Doug Ford with defamation notice; Many more subway closures to come from TTC; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fallen

Photo of the Day, Regent Park revitalization, Toronto
August 12, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Regent Park has already spurred major changes east of the downtown core. New mixed-income residential developments continue to spring up around the neighbourhood, and ... read more

Second Last Dickinson Tower Coming Down At Regent Park

14 and 42 Blevins Place, Regent Park, Toronto
August 12, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The revitalization of Canada's largest public housing community recently moved on to its third phase, starting with the demolition of rows of townhouses at Shuter and River Streets on the east ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime's The Code Condos Sold Out in Forest Hill

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
August 12, 2014 12:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Being able to offer the right product in the right location at the right price isn't always the easiest task to accomplish for property developers in Toronto, but BLVD ... read more

Canada and Ontario Announce Affordable Housing Funding

The IAH agreement extension is signed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 12, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Finding affordable housing in Toronto, especially housing that is in good condition, can be a daunting task. The wait list for affordable housing continues to climb and a backlog of repairs is ... read more

Creative Thinking Adapts a King West Commercial Building

545 King St W, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Hullmark Developments
August 12, 2014 10:05 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Another adaptive reuse project has won out in Downtown Toronto. The modest building at 545 King Street West is being rehabilitated by Hullmark and will see new restaurants and offices occupy its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City approves Guild Inn developer; Ontario teachers to head back to the bargaining table; Cafe at Toronto city hall gets break from councillors, despite owing $200,000; ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Canadian Supermoon

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place, supermoon
August 11, 2014 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
The weekend August the 10th marked the moon's closest approach to Earth for the year of 2014. Dozens of people flocked to the roof of the Kensington Market parking garage for a picturesque view of ... read more

Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station to Bring Added Density to Yonge Street

50 at Wellesley Station, condos by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
August 11, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting around the city using a car or surface transit is becoming increasingly difficult, and the positive aspects of living right above a subway station are becoming more and more apparent to ... read more