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Pan Am Athletes' Village Handed Over to TO2015 Organizers

The key to the Village is handed to TO2015 officials, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 20, 2015 3:19 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
During another blisteringly cold Winter day in Toronto, there are signs that Summer is just around the corner as the Province of Ontario officially marked the completion of the Athletes' ... read more

Toronto Graffiti Management Plan Wins National Award

StART, 2104 Public Sector Leadership Awards, Graffiti Management Plan, Toronto
February 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
There is a public storage building that I pass everyday on my commute to and from home. "Clean" would be the best way to describe it; it is white, it has a simple cubical design, and, in our 18 ... read more

Hotel X Closing In on Final Height at Exhibition Place

Hotel X, The Library Hotel Collection, Exhibition Place, NORR, Brookfield
February 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of The Library Hotel Collection's 406-suite Hotel X at Exhibition Place has made significant progress since we last covered the project back in September ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s police chief will be in charge of Pan Am security, Blair asserts; Toronto loses its way on Bay-Bloor scramble; TDSB reforms don't go far enough, Sandals says; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ice and Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
February 20, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
If you are lucky, you haven't been outside in a week, or you are somewhere with palm trees and sunshine. For the rest of us, it has been a cold one. Frigid temperatures in the -20s (not including ... read more

Touring Ryerson University's New Student Learning Centre

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, Toronto, Snøhetta, Zeidler
February 19, 2015 7:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's newest landmark, the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, is set to open its doors on Monday, February 23, providing new study space for students of the academic ... read more

Insider Q&A: Neil Labatte of Talon International Development

Neil Labatte in one of the Trump Residences' penthouses, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 19, 2015 12:48 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Last week, UrbanToronto explored several suites within the Trump Residences Toronto. This week, we return to the 65-storey building for a discussion with Neil Labatte, President and CEO of ... read more

Tridel Holding Grand Opening for Avani2 at Metrogate

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto by Tridel and Graziani + Corazza Architects
February 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Master-planned communities have become an important tool in redeveloping the large swaths of land common in Toronto's many former suburban areas. At Highway 401 and Kennedy Road in ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Burano

Throwback Thursday, Burano, Bay Street, Toronto
February 19, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bay Street is synonymous with finance in Toronto, and Bay Street is often used as a metonym for our financial core in the same way that Wall Street is associated with US finance. North of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposal to build new development underneath Gardiner Expressway set to go to council; Ontario shows interest in Port Lands development project; Waterfront Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Happy Chinese New Year!

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Chinatown, Chinese New Year
February 19, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today marks the Lunar New Year, and the start of the Year of the Goat in Chinese tradition. To celebrate the event, the Chinatown BIA will be hosting events on February 21st and 22nd in Chinatown, ... read more

East of Downtown: Growth to Watch For in 2015

East of Downtown: Growth to Watch For in 2015
February 18, 2015 6:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
After a week of what seemed like new building announcements every day, we are digging back into our overview series of development growth areas to watch across Toronto in 2015. We have ... read more

City of Toronto Seeking Input on Billboard and Signage Regulations

City of Toronto, planning, signage, billboard
February 18, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Introduced in 2010, the City of Toronto's current signage bylaw created nine different 'Sign Districts' across the city, plus an additional six 'Special Sign Districts', where signage has ... read more

A Sneak Peek at Chestnut Hill's Lotus Condos Presentation Centre

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
February 18, 2015 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easy access to the subway and the 401 has made Sheppard Avenue East in North York a desirable stretch for both transit users and motorists, with much of the development in the former suburb ... read more

Winter Stations Now on Display at Kew and Balmy Beaches

Winter Stations, Toronto, Kew Beach, Balmy Beach, Scarborough
February 18, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent cold has kept most Torontonians indoors through much of February, but a new series of installations along waterfront of Toronto's Beach neighbourhood are enticing people out with ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor Tory says now is not the time to talk about new taxes; Installations Worth Checking Out at the Beach (Even in Winter); Toronto Mayor John Tory looking into whether ... read more

Photo of the Day: River of Light

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, highway
February 18, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though the Gardiner Expressway contributes to a less-than-ideal pedestrian environment, it is hard to deny that the elevated artery can be quite a beautiful sight in the right conditions. ... read more

TD Takes Over Former RBC Space at 320 Front Street West

320 Front Street West, H&R REIT, Toronto, RBC, TD
February 17, 2015 8:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction now complete and tenants moved in to RBC WaterPark Place III, RBC has vacated 274,100 square feet of office space out of the total 297,065 square feet in the ... read more

Freed and CD Capital's Art Shoppe Condos Coming to Yonge Street

Art Shoppe Condos, Freed Developments, CD Capital, architectsAlliance, Toronto
February 17, 2015 3:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Eglinton area is growing up fast, and the transformation has resulted in the redevelopment of a few neighbourhood landmarks in recent years, including the original North Toronto ... read more

Cladding now Appearing as The Madison Rises on Eglinton

The Madison condos, Madison Homes, Kirkor Architects, Eglinton, Toronto
February 17, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like many areas of the city, Yonge and Eglinton is experiencing a high-rise growth spurt fueled by the soaring housing market. Further fueling this growth here is the promise of better transit in ... read more