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Contextually Cohesive: Hullmark (Re)Develops Toronto

Hullmark Centre, Toronto, by Tridel, Hallmark, Kirkor Architects
December 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As a longtime presence on Toronto's development scene, Hullmark has played a notable part in bringing a wealth of projects to the market over its decades-long history. Often partnering with larger ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aging TTC streetcars rattle into winter; New home for Scarborough men’s shelter gets OK from executive committee; You can "POP" onto all TTC streetcars, starting December ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Street Vertigo

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Street, downtown
December 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the densest stretches of Bay Street are found south of Queen Street, several new condominium towers have added tremendous density to the northern stretches of Bay. In today's Photo ... read more

A First Look at Sonic Condos at Eglinton and Don Mills

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 1, 2015 3:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto-based Lindvest Properties has recently announced a new high-rise project at Eglinton and Don Mills, called Sonic Condos. The developements' two towers—rising to 28 and 30 storeys— are set ... read more

Picasso Condos Gifts Panoramic Downtown Views

Financial District, Picasso Condos, Monarch, Mattamy, Goldman, Teeple
December 1, 2015 11:54 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our recent tour of Picasso Condos by Mattamy/Monarch Group and the Goldman Group began last week with a look inside the varied amenity spaces and several of the 409 ... read more

Concert's Charity Golf Tournament Funds Skilled Trades Training

A photo from one of this year's tournaments, image courtesy of Concert
December 1, 2015 11:49 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since 2002, Concert Properties' annual charity golf tournaments have been raising money for skilled trades programs in Toronto and Vancouver, funding valuable training programs for industries ... read more

Topping Off November 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2015
December 1, 2015 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North York parkland becomes ponds for flood protection; City ponders new policy for TORONTO sign; Union-Pearson Express train to reduce some fares as ridership flatlines; ... read more

Photo of the Month: Corktown Common

Photo of the Month, Toronto, Corktown Common, West Don Lands
December 1, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we highlight the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

TTC Calls Public Meeting Regarding Donlands Station Second Exit

Donlands Station Second Exit, TTC,
November 30, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC has announced a public meeting that will bring to light new information—and invite public input—regarding the planned second exit at Donlands Station in Toronto's east end. With ridership ... read more

Glazing Installation Complete on Bay Adelaide East's Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre East, Brookfield, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Toronto
November 30, 2015 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a year since the topping-off and a little over five months since the tower crane was dismantled for the 44-storey east tower of Brookfield Office Properties' Bay Adelaide ... read more

Touring INDX Condos with CentreCourt's Shamez Virani

INDX Condos, Lifetime, Centrecourt, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
November 30, 2015 12:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On November 27, work stopped briefly for a luncheon at a new condominium tower rising high into the sky of Toronto's Financial Core. The reason for the event? INDX Condos is now just ... read more

Heritage Facade Revealed as Hoarding Removed at King + Condos

King+Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, Toronto
November 30, 2015 11:30 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since our last update in June, the removal of hoarding from the street level facade of the historic National Hotel has revealed more of the restored exterior details which will complete the podium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor no longer just a slogan, thanks to pilot project; TTC hopes winter streetcar prep will create smoother rides this season; Brunswick House may make way for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcars and Dragons

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Chinatown, TTC, Streetcars, Flexity Outlook
November 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's new Flexity Outlook streetcars have been the subject of much media discussion over the past several months, as only a dozen of the 70 vehicles promised for 2015 have been delivered to ... read more

Ground Breaking Marks Start of Extensive Guild Inn Restoration

Guild Inn Restoration, Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group Inc.,
November 27, 2015 5:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following decades of neglect and decay, Scarborough's historic Guild Inn is once again on its way to becoming one of Toronto's premier cultural and event destinations. Although the historic estate ... read more

BILD Taking City to OMB Over Scarborough Subway

Scarborough RT, TTC, City of Toronto, image by Bryan Bonnici
November 27, 2015 4:34 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The controversial Scarborough subway transit file is about to get a lot messier. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is taking the City of Toronto to the Ontario ... read more

Toronto's Canary District Lining Up Retailers in Advance of Influx

Canary District, West Don Lands, Toronto
November 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When the first permanent residents begin move-ins in late-March/early-April 2016, the former Athletes Village in Toronto's West Don Lands will begin its new life as the 35-acre Canary District ... read more

Sponsored Post: Everything You Needed to Know About Condo Boards

Del Rentals, Toronto
November 27, 2015 3:12 pm | by Editor | Comments
There's no shortage of information about Toronto condo boards and how they fit into a new condo owner's life. But considering how many condos in the city are owned by one person and rented by ... read more

Touring the Diverse Interior Layouts of Picasso Condos

Tenth floor amenity area, Picasso Condos, Monarch, Mattamy, Goldman, Teeple
November 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Perhaps the Entertainment District's quirkiest new building, the glass and multicoloured aluminum cladding affixed to the Mattamy/Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso ... read more