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Shoring Crane Arrives at the Site of MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last looked in on at the progress of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, work was under way on the removal of the tile mosaic floor of the heritage bank onsite at 197 Yonge ... read more

Below Grade Levels Taking Shape at Life Condos on Merton Street

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill Homes, A2A Capital Management, Quadrangle Architects
November 5, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just southeast of Davisville subway station, a new residential development is in the process of climbing its way back up to street level. Life Condos, by Chestnut Hill ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie sets tone for a new era; Toronto home sales rise 7.7% in October from year ago; Spadina subway to York could be delayed — again; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Harbour in Infrared

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our ever-expanding skyline has been given countless new additions over the past few years, many of which can be found in the up-and-coming "South Core" district. In today's Photo of the Day, which ... read more

Worsley's IT Lofts Now Rising In Little Italy

IT lofts, little italy, toronto, condo, worsley urban partners,
November 4, 2014 5:08 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
IT Lofts in Little Italy now has its construction crane, and thus is on its way skyward. The building, with its architecture by RAW Design and interiors by Union 31, is set to make a strong ... read more

Lighting Test Illuminates the Upper Floors of Aura at College Park

Aura at College Park, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months ago we covered the testing of the nighttime lighting feature at Canderel's Aura at College Park, when several of our Forum contributors posted photos of the occurrence. The ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Michael Speaks of Syracuse U

Michael Speaks, Syracuse university
November 4, 2014 1:30 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Ryerson Universitiy' 2014-2015 Lecture series continues November 6 with another lecture, this time from Michael Speaks. The Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, Speaks has ... read more

Construction Advances at UTSC Enviro Science and Chem Bldg

UTSC, Ellisdon, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto, scarborough
November 4, 2014 12:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
When we last checked in with U of T Scarborough's new Environmental Science and Chemistry building, groundbreaking had just occurred. In the last 12 months, significant progress has been made. The ... read more

Taking in the Views from Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we took you inside of Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide for a tour of the 22-storey Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower, and today we return to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor-elect John Tory in for ‘a rude awakening’ from city council, Doug Ford predicts; Lessons from London: For building transit, there’s no avoiding taxes; Doug Ford to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Closing Time

Photo of the Day, Rogers Centre, SkyDome , Toronto
November 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1989 as the SkyDome, the now-renamed Rogers Centre still manages to impress with its massive scale even after a quarter century. The stadium was an engineering marvel in its early days, ... read more

Touring Ivory on Adelaide in Advance of First Move-Ins

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2014 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the construction of Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, a 22-storey Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower nearing completion on ... read more

Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein Talk The Barrington

Larry Blankenstein and Murray Goldman, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 3, 2014 3:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein both know a thing or two about developing and transforming Toronto neighbourhoods. Their respective companies, The Goldman Group and The Lash Group of ... read more

Teeple-Designed Wing Taking Shape at the Boulevard Club

Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement Project, Teeple Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well under way at Toronto's venerable Boulevard Club located along Lake Shore Boulevard as it rounds Humber Bay. The club's new West Wing, designed by Teeple ... read more

Topping Off October 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2014, UrbanToronto
November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy October at UrbanToronto, as we kept pace with the onslaught of new commercial and residential developments and proposals throughout the city. With the month now over, we look back at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Liberty Village needs another pedestrian-cycling bridge, developers believe; Traffic light synergy an elusive dream in Toronto; SmartTrack delays could dent credibility of John ... read more

Photo of the Day: North of the Core

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place view, Toronto
November 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of the coolest photos we see on UrbanToronto come from the upper reaches of our city's several skyscrapers. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Amenities to Take Centre Stage at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Rosario Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza, Toronto
October 31, 2014 7:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growth of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline continues to impress. With the Bloor-Yonge subway interchange station central to the area, and Toronto's best shopping in the surrounding blocks, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station, Toronto, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension.
October 31, 2014 5:37 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work on Downsview Park Station on the Spadina subway extension is progressing. We catch up with the latest at the most southerly of the six new stations. read more

Chestnut Hill Bringing Lotus Condos to Bayview and Sheppard

Chestnut Hill Homes, Fortress RDI, Lotus, Bayview, Sheppard, Toronto
October 31, 2014 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in its 12th year of operation, the TTC's Sheppard subway has spurred much redevelopment along the suburban North York arterial below which it runs. Since the early 2000s, Sheppard Avenue has ... read more