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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 10:30 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Positive thoughts on extended island airport; mixed feelings regarding proposed Scarborough subway plan; Toronto's housing sales boom; and more. Longer island airport runway might make 'an already ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glow

buildings, Toronto
September 5, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Nothing like a calming, soft glow to make a skyscraper more fascinating and pleasant to look at. Thanks to Chris Smart who submitted this great, nicely edited shot into our Flickr pool. Truly ... read more

155 Redpath Condos: A New Addition To Yonge & Eglinton

Freed 155 Redpath Condos at Yonge and Eglinton Avenue in Midtown Toronto
September 4, 2013 6:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
In Midtown Toronto, about a dozen single-family homes quietly sat at the southeast corner of Redpath and Roehampton Avenues for years, long after being surrounded by high-rises which had replaced ... read more

The Harlowe to Employ Warehouse-style Design on Richmond West

The Harlowe condos Toronto by Core Architects for Lamp Dev Corp and Fortress RDI
September 4, 2013 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lamb Development Corp is partnering with Fortress Real Developments to create a new 222-suite condominium project called The Harlowe. Designed by Core Architects to harmonize with the warehouse ... read more

City Weighs in on Wynn Group's Proposed Waverley Hotel Redevelopment

484 Spadina, Wynn Group, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
September 4, 2013 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed redevelopment of the historic Waverley Hotel at 484 Spadina Avenue, just north of College, is facing a series of hurdles as the application proceeds through the planning ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013 10:04 am | by Editor | Comments
Scarborough subway will be built with shortened route, Ontario to announce; Porter Airlines seeks runway extension in move to reduce noise, Toronto City Hall's magnificent doors get a six-figure ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cable Web

Queen and Spadina, Toronto
September 4, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Queen and Spadina, one of Toronto's many busy and popular downtown intersections, looking rather gloomy on this overcast day but still bustling with constant traffic. This shot posted in our Forum ... read more

Mississauga's Parkside Village Amongst GTA's Best-Looking Condos

Parkside Village Phase 1 by EI Richmond Architects for Amacon
September 3, 2013 6:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ask anyone what the real stand-outs have been from the ongoing GTA condo boom, and Absolute World just east of Square One in Mississauga will be on nearly everyone's list. The Square One one area ... read more

An Updated Look at Morguard's 'The Heathview'

The Heathview, designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects for Morguard
September 3, 2013 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aside from being North America’s construction capital, Toronto contains the second largest concentration of high-rise structures on the continent and ranks 10th worldwide for overall numbers of ... read more

Topping Off August 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Loblaws proposal, Toronto
September 3, 2013 2:50 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
As the summer comes to a close, the squeals of children playing outdoors fades as parents ship them off to school, and the blistering heat slowly transitions to crisp autumn air. It's also a time ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013 11:23 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Pickering airport questionable; City Hall doors receive restoration; what Toronto's skyline may look like by 2023; and more news. Posted Toronto Political Panel: A new Pickering airport would be ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sky High

L Tower, Toronto
September 3, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Despite the fact that its windows are not lit up with twinkling lights like the neighbouring skyscrapers, the unfinished L Tower is still quite a sight and a promising addition to downtown ... read more

ELAD Canada's Emerald City Progressing at Don Mills and Sheppard

Emerald City, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Don Mills and Sheppard
August 30, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Sheppard subway line, built as a truncated compromise to an overly ambitious proposal, serves as a short spur following Sheppard between the much busier Yonge line and its eastern terminus at ... read more

One Month of Work at Alterra's Post House: August 2013

Post House construction seen from above, looking southwest, Toronto
August 30, 2013 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
We are back for another catch-up with what you can build in a month, checking in on Alterra's Post House Condominiums, and Daniels' NY2 in an accompanying article. read more

One Month of Work at Daniels’ NY2: August 2013

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
August 30, 2013 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot of things can change in one month’s time. When you visit a construction site exactly once every 30 days, it can really help in understanding the scope of work involved in constructing a new ... read more

Tarion Aims to Give Homebuyers Transparency When Purchasing

Tarion Warranty Corporation
August 30, 2013 11:10 am | by Craig White | Comments
When you buy a new house or condominium in Ontario, you are protected by a warranty guaranteed by a private corporation known as Tarion. Set up in 1976 to regulate the new home building industry ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 10:28 am | by Editor | Comments
Ryerson nixes plans to display iconic Sam the Record Man sign on new building; Toronto to hold public meetings about jets and the island airport; crackdown on law-breaking cyclists could boost ... read more

Photo of the Day: Velocity

Toronto subway
August 30, 2013 12:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Here's something pretty cool you don't see every day. At first glance it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, but once you take in the circular machine-bored tunnel and the fact that this ... read more

66 Isabella Gets a Facelift and New Addition

66 Isabella, Mohican Holdings, Quadrangle Architects, City of Toronto
August 29, 2013 5:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
While it's not uncommon for buildings to get a new skin or a refresh to keep it attractive, it is rare for tall buildings to get a massive new addition midway through their life. At the corner of ... read more

The Berwick and CityTowns Continue to Rise at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
August 29, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been little over a month since we last checked in on The Berwick and CityTowns, a 17-storey tower and townhome complex at Yonge and Eglinton by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of ... read more