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Aging Ajax Strip Mall to be Redeveloped into New City Centre

Grand Harwood Place, Ajax, Windcorp Developments, Zeidler Partnership Architects
July 9, 2013 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the City of Toronto continues to attract new residents, so too are the neighbouring towns and cities of the GTHA. After crossing the city limit in any given location, one can often travel for ... read more

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

July 9, 2013 8:20 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Post-storm coverage of massive flooding in Toronto; Scarborough RT under fire again; development charges should be raised; and more.  Toronto struggles to recover from record rains (Globe ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lights, Camera, CityPlace

Concord Adex's CityPlace, Toronto
July 8, 2013 11:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
As Toronto's largest outdoor collection of public art Concord Adex's CityPlace is just as much a residential area as it is a photographic hotspot. Today's photo, courtesy of Forum member ... read more

Mid-Rise takes hold on The Queensway at the Hive and the Qube

Symmetry Developments, The Hive Lofts on the Queensway, Teeple Architects
July 8, 2013 4:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
When looking around the city, it's the tallest buildings under construction that usually catch the eye. City growth and density however come in all shapes and sizes. Increasingly, developers are ... read more

UofT Mississauga Expands to Attract the Best and Brightest

Moriyma & Teshima Architects, UTM, University of Toronto Mississauga, U of T,PCL
July 8, 2013 2:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
While Mississauga is best known for its charismatic mayor and the suburban dream planning legacy, top tier education is changing the role of the city in the growing GTHA region. At the University ... read more

Daniels' One Park Place Helping to Change the Face of Regent Park

One Park Place Daniels Regent Park Revitalization Plan Hariri Pontarini
July 8, 2013 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Regent Park isn’t just undergoing a massive physical transformation, it is experiencing a social transformation too. Though the replacement of much of the older housing stock is not complete yet, ... read more

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

July 8, 2013 10:31 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
A new memorial ground in Brampton, Norm Kelly tapped as possibly new Deputy Mayor, St. Clair stays Italian for now, a Rob Ford jingle, GO Transit expands Queit Zone on rush hour trains, and a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gateway

Southbound Commute, Toronto
July 7, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Although the commute into our everbusy metropolis is rarely an easy one, especially on the highway, it does often afford drivers some pretty interesting views of the city. Today's photo, captured ... read more

Tridel's One and Two Old Mill Condos Rising in Bloor West Village

Old Mill Condos, Toronto, Construction
July 5, 2013 4:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto's immense demand for housing near transit, cultural amenities, and neighbourhood conveniences is transforming many pockets along our low-rise avenues with modern mixed-use mid-rises. The ... read more

Queen Richmond Centre West: Unwrapped and Making Progress

Queen Richmond Centre West, Toronto
July 5, 2013 3:30 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
An empty shell currently resting on the northwest corner of Richmond and Peter Streets may not look too lively at the moment, but recent work on the building promises that this heritage structure ... read more

Renderings Surface of Sky-High 2 Bloor West Redevelopment Concept

2 Bloor West concept, renderings from architectAlliance, Toronto
July 5, 2013 1:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When renderings of a new Toronto project surface online, UrbanToronto lights up like a poorly maintained petroleum tank farm, especially if that project has a central location and includes ... read more

Thompson Residences Splashing Out With Rooftop Open House

Rooftop pool at the Thompson Residences, by Freed Developments, Toronto
July 5, 2013 10:50 am | by Craig White | Comments
In a city with seemingly endless options when it comes to condo shopping, there are yet certain developments that stand apart. When it was first announced, the Thompson Residences at 621 King West ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013 7:26 am | by Editor | Comments
Subway signal failure: TTC installing new system for Yonge-Spadina line; TTC fiasco a reminder of Toronto's unpaid infrastructure bill; Taxpayers coalition says it will attempt to 'force' Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: From Corktown Common

Toronto Skyline, Corktown Common
July 4, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As revitalization and new development open up previously inaccessible areas, we get the opportunity to check out our growing skyline from some new angles. Today's image, captured by Forum member ... read more

Canderel Stoneridge's DNA3 Now Rising on King West

An overhead view of DNA3 condos Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge
July 4, 2013 6:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the popularity of Queen West has grown over the past couple of decades as a shopping street, a couple of blocks south of it, King West has become a major residential condo destination. With ... read more

Out Our Window: Construction Progress at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide
July 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
One of our main focuses here at UrbanToronto is reporting on construction projects throughout the city, and when it comes to the Ivory on Adelaide condos we lucked out: we get to witness its ... read more

The Subway Extension Brings New Business To Vaughan

KPMG Tower, Vaughan
July 4, 2013 10:45 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the Spadina Subway Extension crawls further north beyond Toronto's boundary, businesses are anticipating its arrival in Vaughan with big plans in the works. One of the largest projects set to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 4, 2013

July 4, 2013 9:10 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford pushing hard for Scarborough subway; taxpayers coalition wants to cut council in half; Byford apologizes for yesterday's commute; saving BIXI with toilets; crackdown begins on public drinking ... read more

Photo of the Day: An Icon

CN Tower, Toronto
July 3, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Whether standing on the scary glass floor, looking out over the city at impossible heights or just adimiring the dart-like tower from below, Torontonians and visitors alike have been offered up ... read more

History and Modernity Meet Over the Tracks at Union Station

New atrium grows northwards as the Bush trainshed has been cleared from its path
July 3, 2013 4:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Union Station is Canada's busiest transportation hub, with over 250,000 VIA and Amtrak passengers and GO commuters using the station everyday. With GO Transit's recent introduction of new ... read more