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Demolition Under Way at Chinatown Site of Dragon Condos

Dragon Condos, Ideal Developments, Young Wright / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
June 19, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition is under way at 270 Spadina Avenue in the heart of Toronto's bustling Chinatown, in advance of construction for Dragon Condos, a 10-storey condominium from Ideal ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 33 Dundas Street East

Throwback Thursday, 33 Dundas East
June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The changes seen in Toronto over the past decade have been so vast that anyone and everyone seems to be fascinated by them. One spot in particular that everyone has an opinion on is Yonge-Dundas ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report on ice storm concludes trees too close to hydro lines; Ireland Park to reopen after four year wait; Mayoral candidates vie for Wynne's attention; and more news... Security breach at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Before the Storm

Photo of the Day, Toronto before storm
June 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA got hit with its first major storm of the season on Tuesday evening, and photos of the ominous clouds that preceded the torrential downpours are beginning to pour in to the UrbanToronto ... read more

Ocean Club Condos Offering Luxury Living on Etobicoke Waterfront

Ocean Club Condos, Beaverhall, Graywood, Etobicoke, Page+Steele / IBI Group
June 18, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes have teamed up to offer resort-style living on the shores of Humber Bay with Ocean Club, a 39-storey condominium tower and adjacent ... read more

Aerial Views Illustrate Growth at Great Gulf's One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 18, 2014 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto's growing body of Forum contributors have been keeping a close eye on the construction progress of Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East. When we last visited ... read more

Transformation of RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Continues

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page+Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
June 18, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anchoring the northwest corner at Yonge and Eglinton in Midtown Toronto, RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre has been a major provider of retail and office space for the area since ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 8:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow campaign accuses John Tory of 'dirty politics'; Deputy mayor changed locks on Rob Ford's office during mayor's absence; Giorgio Mammoliti doesn't "pretend to represent pedophiles"; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Demolition

Photo of the Day, Regent Park revitalization, Toronto
June 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization recently kicked off with the demolition of a row of aging townhouses on the south side of the community, which are being torn down to make way for ... read more

Regent Park's Namesake Centrepiece to Open Saturday, June 21

The playground is ready, Regent Park, Toronto, image by Jack Landau
June 17, 2014 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It has been a long time coming, but Regent Park the reborn neighbourhood is finally to have Regent Park the actual park as its centrepiece as of this coming weekend. There's a celebration to mark ... read more

Continued Progress at The Berwick Near Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
June 17, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues at The Berwick and CityTowns by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of Companies, a 17-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed ... read more

Details Make for Eye-catching Exterior at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 17, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was in February when we last checked in on the construction progress of Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, a new condominium development being built on Adelaide just east of Sherbourne ... read more

The Carnaby Offering Open Concept Loft Living on Queen West

Rendering of Carnaby Row, the mews which runs through the complex, Toronto
June 17, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Carnaby, a new loft-styled condominium development being built at Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue, is not quite anything else on offer in Toronto right now. Developed by Streetcar ... read more

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

June 17, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor Mammoliti calls Parkdale a 'pedophile district'; Hopefuls audition for Rob Ford musical; Airport shuttle service to shut down; and more news... LRT versus subway debate familiar ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old City Hall

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto, Old City Hall
June 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall has become an iconic modernist landmark since opening in 1965, following in the footsteps of its architecturally significant predecessor, located across Bay Street to the east. ... read more

Upper West Side Hosts VIP Preview in Thornhill

Upper West Side, Aspen Ridge, Conservatory, CountryWide, Regal Crest, Townwood
June 16, 2014 7:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Suburban subdivision homes have historically been cast from the same mould, with kilometres of similar if not identical looking streets the result. read more

Phase 2 and Phase 3 Overlap at Regent Park Revitalization

Buildings coming down for Phase 3, while Phase 2 rises behind it, Regent Park
June 16, 2014 2:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the years Regent Park has been in the news for many reasons, and over the years those reasons have made a turnabout, from stories of trouble to ones of hope, and now to ones of results. We ... read more

The Nest Bringing Luxury Condo Living to Hillcrest Village

The Nest Condos Toronto by RAW Design for the Rockport Group
June 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments continue to pop up along Toronto's walkable, retail-lined Avenues, after being identified by the City as appropriate locations for intensification. Hillcrest Village ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thornhill riding goes from Liberal to PC after voting error disovered; Writer of Rob Ford musical says Toronto mayor is 'Shakespearean'; The area made famous by Rob Ford one year after massive ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monochrome Skyline

Photo of the Day, Bathurst Street Bridge
June 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The steel truss bridge which carries Bathurst Street traffic over the rail corridor is a favourite destination for photographers looking to capture a dynamic view of Toronto's growing skyline. ... read more