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Graywood and Beaverhall's The Mercer Climbs towards Street Level

August 12, 2013 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The continuing growth spurt in Toronto’s Entertainment District has produced several high-rise condominiums over the past few years, with many more currently progressing through the planning and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 10:36 am | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
Tickets to be sold online for the Toronto ferries; Toronto's beaches impress experts but not locals; a hindrance for cyclists along Gerrard street, Enbridge promises advance notice in the future ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bikes of Kensington

Kensington Market, Toronto
August 12, 2013 12:24 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Toronto's Kensington Market is a hub for affordable meals, vintage clothes and artwork. Jack Landau's photo, which can be found in our Forum, captures an interesting display of street art that ... read more

Toronto's City Planning Division Going Local

City of Toronto, City Planning Division, Planners in Public Spaces
August 9, 2013 5:00 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Division has announced a new month-long public outreach program called 'Planners in Public Spaces'. The program—which will run throughout the month of August—is ... read more

Demolition Proceeding at Future Howard Park Condos Site

Howard Park condos, Roncesvalles, Toronto
August 9, 2013 11:45 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
"Construction Starting Soon" reads the sign erected on the site of Trimuph Development's future Howard Park condos in the Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West area, and from what recent ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 9, 2013

August 9, 2013 9:57 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford may call summer council meeting to decide how to fill Doug Holyday’s vacated Toronto seat, Loblaws proposal would keep façade of 1928 heritage warehouse to build grocery store ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tropical Sunset

Toronto skyline, Toronto islands
August 9, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
It's summer and although we've been getting some warm and sunny weather, Toronto isn't Miami and our climate doesn't accommodate tropical plants like palm trees. But what's to stop us from making ... read more

Subway and Streetcar Networks Undergo Major Repairs this Month

TTC, City of Toronto, Toronto Streetcar
August 8, 2013 5:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
It's often said Toronto only has two seasons, Winter and Construction. Across the city, various projects are being completed while the weather permits, and the TTC is taking advantage too. Despite ... read more

bazinga!: Tech for the Condo of the Future (and present!)

August 8, 2013 12:55 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
The demand for synthesizing large quantities of information and making it readily accessible has never been greater than it is today, and every condo-dweller knows that keeping track of ... read more

First Look: The Nest Condos Coming to Hillcrest Village

The Nest St. Clair Avenue Midtown Toronto Condos
August 8, 2013 11:40 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Coming to St. Clair Avenue between Christie and Oakwood is 'The Nest'. A new condo development subtitled Residences Of Hillcrest Village, the land The Nest will be built on now comprises 829 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 8, 2013

August 8, 2013 10:28 am | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
Metrolinx has suspended its work on the Scarborough LRT; major TTC subway closures this weekend; conflicting opinions on the cost of the Union Station renovations; concerns about Metrolinx's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dangling on the Edge

Toronto towers from above
August 8, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
UrbanToronto certainly has some courageous and adventurous contributing photographers. You've probably already seen several of these incredible shots taken from the edges of rooftops several feet ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Stirs Controversy with Local Firms and OAA

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 7, 2013 5:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Along Eglinton Avenue signs of construction of the new Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown LRT are springing up. Road closures, piling rigs, excavators and the familiar sound of backup beeping are all ... read more

Urbanation Releases Q2 Analysis: Condo Sales Down 18%, but Normalizing

Toronto Skyline Condo Market
August 7, 2013 4:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
2013 marks a year where condominium developers are looking to sell unsold units in already launched projects, while keeping down the number of new launches. It has been know that sales at new ... read more

Mixed-Use Building in the works for 219 Bathurst north of Queen

August 7, 2013 2:45 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
New living spaces may be coming to Bathurst north of Queen in the future, if a development proposal is approved for 219 and 221 Bathurst Street. York West Developments has filed for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013 9:56 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Two week closure has begun at King and Spadina to replace streetcar tracks; GO Train commuters experience 40 minute delays; the Toronto condo market "normalizing"; and more news. Sales of new ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mirror Image

Sherbourne Common, Toronto
August 7, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
The Sherbourne Common waterfront park is just as pleasant to visit at night as it is during the daytime. This photo, posted to our Forum by MafaldaBoy, captures the neon lights and modern ... read more

Gramercy Park Celebrates Completion with Art Unveiling

Linda Covit's Light Containers stand out front of Gramercy Park condos
August 6, 2013 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Wilson Avenue just east of the Spadina line subway station is seeing a renewal. The area, kitty corner across the 401 from Yorkdale Mall, has been in need of reinvestment as of late as industry ... read more

Loblaws Thinking Big at Lake Shore and Bathurst

architectsAlliance, Loblaws, Wittington Properties Limited
August 6, 2013 4:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Grocery giant Loblaws has submitted a revised and much expanded plan to the City of Toronto for the redevelopment of its former head office and warehouse at Bathurst Street and Lake ... read more

Quartz and Spectra Rising into the Sky at Concord CityPlace

Quartz and Spectra, Concord CityPlace, Toronto
August 6, 2013 2:35 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Concord Adex's latest condominiums under construction at CityPlace - Quartz and Spectra - have risen well above ground level—even above ground level across the street at Canoe Landing Park, the ... read more