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Photo of the Day: Commerce Court North

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Commerce Court North
November 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the north tower of Commerce Court originally opened as the headquarters of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and was for over three decades the tallest building in ... read more

Holiday Markets to Animate Three Distinct Urban Spaces

Toronto Christmas Market, Historic Distillery District
November 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Snow is now falling, and the bitter cold of Winter is coming, but like most cities situated in northern climes, Torontonians have found ways of making the frozen months a time of warmth ... read more

Robert Bell Talks Intelligent Communities at UWPAT Event

Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, image by Craig White
November 17, 2014 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Budding urban planners have some great post-secondary schools to choose from in Ontario. One of the most respected planning institutions in the country, the University of Waterloo's School of ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Site of H&W's Fontana in Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
November 17, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we looked at the construction progress of H&W Development Corp.'s Fontana, a four-building, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed ... read more

The Berwick a Step Closer to Completion at Yonge and Eglinton

Berwick, Page + Steele, IBI Group Architects, Andrin Homes
November 17, 2014 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Often considered amongst the most desirable parts of Toronto, the neighbourhood around the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton is growing at a fast pace. High-rise but also mid-rise buildings and ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital to Begin Expansions in 2015

St, Michael's Hospital Toronto, St. Michael's 3.0, Diamond Schmitt
November 17, 2014 11:45 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
St. Michael's Hospital's official address is 30 Bond Street, but the 122-year old hospital has been expanding in all directions, wing by wing, from this street over the course of its history, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The dust from the election is settled. Now John Tory moves to make SmartTrack actually happen; Former officer polices Toronto City Hall’s ‘miscellaneous ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina and Bremner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina Avenue and Bremner
November 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development of Concord CityPlace has had a profound effect on Toronto's downtown, filling in a large tract of land formerly occupied by rail yards. The high-rise towers of CityPlace have added ... read more

Times Group's Key West Rises Steadily into the Humber Bay Skyline

The Times Group Corporation, Key West, Burka Architects, Toronto
November 14, 2014 5:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Humber Bay Shores area of south Etobicoke is growing up fast, with new high-rise condominium towers continuing to reshape this part of the city. Only ten years ago the area was known for its ... read more

Two-Bedroom Opal Suite on View at ELAD's Emerald City

Emerald City condos, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronti
November 14, 2014 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction crews moving on from ELAD’s Emerald City community in North York, new residents are pouring into this pedestrian and transit-friendly neighbourhood at Sheppard Avenue and ... read more

Corktown Common wins Popular Science Magazine Award

Corktown Common
November 14, 2014 4:45 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Toronto's very own Corktown Common has received international recognition from Popular Science magazine for its environmental and community impact. The magazine just released its winners for ... read more

Insider Q&A: Shakeel Walji of Walsh Group

Insider Q&A, Shakeel Walji, The Walsh Group, Toronto
November 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's development industry—and the many industries supported by it—are in the process of reshaping our city both directly and indirectly. Many firms and companies work together, and while the ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming York University Station

York University Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 14, 2014 11:58 am | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, today we look at the construction progress of what will undoubtedly be the most important subway ... read more

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

November 14, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Police Chief Blair attempts to hold the line on costs; Kensington Market mainstay Zimmerman’s Discount closing after more than 60 years; Ryerson's City-Building ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening in the Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Financial District
November 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to some of Canada's largest banks and corporations, and the massive office towers that house them can make for quite the dramatic photo-op. In today's Photo of ... read more

VANDYK's The Craftsman to Hold Condo Seminar This Evening

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
November 13, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we took our first look at The Craftsman Condominium Residences, a new Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired condominium development by the VANDYK Group of Companies, coming to ... read more

Guest Column: Toronto's Avenues are Starting to Get Crowded

Motif, photographed onAugust 30, 2014, by UT Forum contributor urbandreamer
November 13, 2014 3:00 pm | by Paul Johnston | Comments
Today we present a guest post from Paul Johnston, a real estate salesperson at Right at Home Realty Inc. Paul believes that Toronto deserves high-quality residential architecture that reflects the ... read more

Final Beam Raised as Bay Adelaide East Tops Off

The final piece of steel almost reaches the top, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 13, 2014 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Only a decade ago, the northeast corner of Bay and Adelaide was occupied by an unsightly concrete stump, a symbol of the 1990's recession that remained at the prominent intersection for 15 ... read more

The Residences at the RCMI Receives Finishing Touches

The Residences at RCMI, Tribute Communities, Zeidler Partnership Architects
November 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
Tribute Communities' Residences at the RCMI was topped off back in January and is now about to reach another milestone, the completion of its exterior façade. The 42-storey condominium tower was ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Maple Leaf Square

Throwback Thursday, Maple Leaf Square
November 13, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development in Toronto's South Core area continues at fever pitch, and work on several current high-rise projects is set to further transform the landscape in the coming years. You don't have too ... read more