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Happy Holidays From UrbanToronto!

December 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
We wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed until January 5th as our team takes a well-deserved break from tracking the countless developments reshaping our ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014 9:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto paid 110 employees more than $20,000 in overtime in 2013; 15 Toronto houses and condos that were actually worth the money in 2014; Holiday Hours: What's open and closed in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Christmas Market

Photo of the Day, Christmas Market, Distillery District, Toronto
December 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is that time of year again, and for our last Photo of the Day selection for 2014, we went with a shot that meets the occasion. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Leasing and Move-Ins Continue at The Heathview

The Heathview, Morguard, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
December 23, 2014 6:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is nearing completion on Morguard's The Heathview, a twin 30-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed rental towers on Tweedsmuir Avenue between St. Clair and ... read more

Integrating Streetcar's Riverside Square within its Local Context

Brick facade of buildings on Queen, image by Streetcar Developments
December 23, 2014 3:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Currently making its way through the City's review process, Streetcar Developments' Riverside Square would see an underutilized plot of land along Queen Street East transformed into ... read more

Retail Units Important Part of the Mix in New Condos

Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
December 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When a new condominium tower rises in a city, it doesn't just bring new homes to a neighbourhood. It brings new people, and people need more than just their suites where they will nest. The City ... read more

68-Storey Tower Proposed for Corner of Yonge and Eglinton

1 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Davpart
December 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tunnel boring machines that will assure Yonge and Eglinton's continued status as midtown's main transit hub are drawing nearer, while retail and residential intensification of the intersection is ... read more

Touring the Tower Floors at Tableau Condos

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
December 23, 2014 10:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been touring Tableau Condominiums, a 36-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condo tower in Toronto's Entertainment District by UrbanCapital Property ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC shift to debit and credit raises a question: Why are we so bizarrely, embarrassingly behind?; Toronto Mayor Tory’s changes are small but steady; Is Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Vertigo

Photo of the Day, Shangri-La, Toronto
December 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downward views from the many new high-rises in Toronto are becoming increasingly popular, and new acrophobia-inducing photos continue to populate our Flickr Pool. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

The Carnaby Now Topping Off at Queen and Gladstone

The Carnaby, Streetcar, Dream, TACT Architects, Toronto
December 22, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last checked in on the construction progress at The Carnaby, a 20-storey, TACT Architecture-designed condominium development ... read more

Touring the Unique Podium at Tableau Condominiums

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
December 22, 2014 2:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week we took you inside Tableau Condominiums for a look at the progression of work on the building's northwest corner, floor-by-floor in the a 36-storey condo tower ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Final Round of Voting Has Begun!

Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto
December 22, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the beginning of the month we have been polling to determine the best buildings completed in the Greater Toronto Area during 2014. We have squared off dozens of projects in seven different ... read more

Talking ZIGG Condos with Kirkor's Clifford Korman

South-facing terraces provide views of the skyline, image by Madison/Fieldgate
December 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Founded in 1990, Kirkor Architects + Planners has designed numerous large-scale residential and mixed-use developments in the Greater Toronto Area including North York's Hullmark Centre, ... read more

Construction Under Way at Dunpar's Heritage Gate in Streetsville

Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, Dunpar Homes, Streetsville
December 22, 2014 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominiums and apartments are growing in popularity around the GTA, but the high-density housing model doesn't quite work for everyone. Life at ground level in the form of townhouses and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mayor says she ‘pushes the envelope,’ but Toronto’s chief planner says changing the city isn’t easy; Toronto Mayor Tory intends to work together with leaders of other big ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deserted BMO Field

Photo of the Day, BMO Field, Toronto
December 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
BMO Field has served as the home field for the Toronto FC Major League Soccer club since the facility opened in 2007. Since then, the growing fan base of the young franchise has led to a major ... read more

Exploring the Future Office Spaces of Allied REIT's QRC West

Glass installation completed on south side 17th floor, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 19, 2014 5:49 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As construction on several condominium projects advances unabated in the Entertainment District, the northwest corner of Richmond and Peter Streets will soon be ready to accommodate an entirely ... read more

First Capital Realty to Invest $1 Billion Over the Next 5 Years

Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville, First Capital Realty, Redevelopment, Toronto
December 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
CEO Dori Segal of First Capital Realty (FRC) has announced $1 Billion in investments over the next five years in major Canadian urban centres, that is to say Quebec City, the ... read more

Work to Begin on Ambitious Garrison Point Development

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, Fernbrook
December 19, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early this year, sales were launched for Garrison Point, an ambitious multi-tower redevelopment east of Liberty Village in a wedge-shaped tract bounded by converging rail lines, an area ... read more