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Photo of the Day: Summer Night in October

Toronto skyline at night
October 16, 2013 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
In this night image by Forum member Udo we see Toronto's South Core from the east with the L Tower — the newest icon in Toronto, designed by celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind. read more

Demolition Completed at Loblaws' Lake Shore Site

Loblaws Lake Shore Toronto architectsAlliance
October 15, 2013 2:45 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Demolition crews have completed tearing down the northern structure of the Loblaws' Warehouse at Lake Shore and Bathurst. According to consultants hired by Loblaws, the one-storey 1934 structure ... read more

York Harbour Club Nearing Completion

York Harbour Club, Toronto
October 15, 2013 1:40 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
With Toronto recently deemed the 4th highest populated city in North America, a new claim to fame that is still difficult to fully fathom, condominium and mixed-use community development is ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Zach Balbino

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week, ZachBalbino, Zach Balbino
October 15, 2013 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the launch of our new "Photographer of the Week” feature, we have primarily focused on some very artistic contributors, as well as their influences and photographic backgrounds. While a good ... read more

Fort York Visitor Centre Shaping Up Under the Gardiner

Fort York Visitor Centre Toronto Patkau Kearns Mancini
October 15, 2013 12:45 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Construction is well underway at the Fort York Visitor Centre, the new entrance and interpretive pavilion for the National Historic Site that acted as the Town of York's sole defence against ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 9:55 am | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Union Station's revitalization; Rob Ford defends robo-calls criticizing dissenting councillor, Ripley's Aquarium to open October 16; and more news.  Why Union Station’s $800-million reno will ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lost In the Fog

Downtown Toronto, financial district, flatiron, st.lawrence market
October 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
One day last week, Toronto's skyscrapers were consumed by a blanket of heavy fog. Looking west toward the core, Forum member Lenser snapped an almost eerie image of a downtown without these towers ... read more

2013 Heritage Toronto Architecture Award Finalists Revealed

Maple Leaf Gardens, courtesy of Heritage Toronto
October 11, 2013 5:30 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Now that we have reviewed the fifteen nominees for the Heritage Toronto William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award, let's see who the jury chose as the finalists. read more

Public Realm Tops Concerns for Pinnacle and the City at 1 Yonge

Ground Plan showing uses both inside and out at the 1 - 7 Yonge, Toronto
October 11, 2013 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Depending on your point of view, the Pinnacle International proposal for the Toronto Star Building lands at 1 Yonge Street may be exciting, or it may be alarming. It's been called both of those ... read more

101 Erskine Offers High-Rise Views and Ground-Level Comforts

101 Erskine, Tridel, CS&P Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Yonge
October 11, 2013 3:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
101 Erskine is a 32-storey, 421-suite glass condo tower and townhomes development located amidst the energetic bustle of Toronto's Midtown at Yonge and Eglinton. It offers modernist sensibilities ... read more

Exploring Plaza's Musee Condos in 3D

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle, 3D Condo Explorer
October 11, 2013 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today’s technology driven society, our insatiable appetite for information has influenced nearly every aspect of our lives, including the way in which we buy condos. With high-rise condominiums ... read more

Canderel's Aura Now Has Most Storeys In Canada

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel Stoneridge, Graziani and Corazza
October 11, 2013 11:05 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
For a city that boasted of having the world's tallest freestanding structure for over 30 years, Toronto has had an on-again, off-again love affairs with height. With Aura at College Park, a ... read more

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

October 11, 2013 9:33 am | by Editor | Comments
The real estate industry to oppose new parking tax for Toronto, Hamilton; cloud hangs over unveiling of Pan Am plans; Toronto cops count on trading cards to bond with public; and more news. Real ... read more

Photo of the Day: Weave

Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 11, 2013 12:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
The pulse of the city continues into the night and is captured in this action shot by Forum member Empty Quarter. Nighttime traffic on the Gardiner Expressway speeds past the Rogers ... read more

Smart House: Ultra Efficient Micro-Condos at Queen and Simcoe

October 10, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like it or not, the future of big cities will involve smaller living spaces. As land to build downtown becomes increasingly hard to find, the cost of it will just continue to rise. Mix that with a ... read more

UTSC Groundbreaking for Environmental Sci and Chem Building

University of Toronto, Environmental Science and Chemistry Building
October 10, 2013 4:50 pm | by Luca Campacci | Comments
The University of Toronto Scarborough broke ground on October 8, 2013 for a new technologically advanced Environmental Science and Chemistry Building. The new building designed by Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Crane installed at Parliament Data Centre site

Parliament Street Data Centre WZMH Architects Bresler Toronto
October 10, 2013 12:00 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Construction of the Parliament Data Centre has progressed to a new stage, as crews have now installed a crane at the site next to the Distillery District. Crews install a crane at the Parliament ... read more

Demolition Clearing Art Deco Wing of Women's College Hospital

Women's College Hospital, Toronto
October 10, 2013 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another depression-era high-rise structure is coming down in Toronto.  The Art Deco Women’s College Hospital building, completed in 1935, is currently being torn down on Grenville Street, ... read more

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

October 10, 2013 10:32 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
'Millions' involved in community housing scandal: Ford; the fate of the Sam the Record Man neon sign; TTC extension delays; and more news. Mayor Ford says ‘millions’ involved in community housing ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Grid

Toronto skyline at night
October 10, 2013 12:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
Forum member Empty Quarter has been busy behind the camera taking great evening shots of the city. Today's photo of the day features an amazing bird's-eye view of the downtown city core and its ... read more