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Doors Open Toronto: Focusing on Grouped Venues

Doors Open Toronto, Goldring Student Centre, University of Toronto
May 23, 2014 6:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This year's Doors Open Toronto event offers a multitude of exciting buildings and sites spread around the GTA to explore over this weekend. To get the most out of the weekend, we've created a ... read more

Construction Progressing at Studio and Studio2 on Richmond

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes Toronto
May 23, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on Aspen Ridge Homes’ Studio and Studio2 on Richmond over the past few months, as construction on the project continues to progress. ... read more

Theatre Park Condo Tops Off in the Entertainment District

Theatre Park, Lamb, Harhay, Niche, architectsAlliance, Toronto
May 23, 2014 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many high-rise condominiums springing up from the ground in Toronto's Entertainment District, UrbanToronto readers have been paying especially close attention to a vitual instant landmark ... read more

Metrolinx Adds Colour and Cover Across Toronto's West Side

Metrolinx, GTS Project, Georgetown South, Go Transit, Noise Walls, UP Express
May 23, 2014 12:39 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Regional growth and economic expansion can only succeed if infrastructure investment follows along. Along a ribbon that cuts through Toronto's west side, Metrolinx is making major investments in ... read more

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

May 23, 2014 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lake Shore lane closures concerning mayoral candidates; Allen Road to remain open during Crosstown construction; Two million expected to attend WorldPride; and more news...  Rob Ford’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: SkyPod

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
May 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower attracts over 2 million visitors annually, most of whom visit the tower's main observation deck. A far fewer number of visitors venture the additional 40 storeys up to the CN Tower's ... read more

Architectural Firms Opening For Doors Open 2014

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Diamond Schmitt
May 22, 2014 3:15 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Doors Open 2014 is coming this weekend for the festival's 15th year of behind-the-scenes public access to some of Toronto's most famous and well guarded landmarks. On May 24th and May 25th, many ... read more

A Trip to the Top of Great Gulf and Lifetime's X2 Condos

X2 Condominiums, Lifetime, Great Gulf Homes, Wallman Architects, Toronto
May 22, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Jarvis Street just south of Bloor, Great Gulf Homes and Lifetime Developments' X2 Condominiums is getting close to topping off, just next door to its somewhat shorter ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Temperance and Sheppard

Throwback Thursday, Sheppard and Temperance
May 22, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Temperance and Sheppard has long been a focal point for Toronto development enthusiasts. The former parking lot which borders the historic Graphic Arts Building has been ... read more

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

May 22, 2014 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford's SUV impounded; Muzik club owner pulls bid for new lease terms; TTC revises Queen streetcar diversion plan; and more news... TTC union boss says driver abandoning passengers in bus ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spine of the City

Photo of the Day, Yonge Street
May 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Serving as Toronto's undisputed main north-south thoroughfare, Yonge Street is arguably the most important street in the city, if not the region. Yonge connects Torontonians not just as a surface ... read more

Inspiration Lakeview Soon to Transform Mississauga Waterfront

Inspiration Lakeview master plan, City of Mississauga
May 21, 2014 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For years, the main landmark of eastern Mississauga's primarily industrial waterfront were the quadruple smokestacks of Ontario Power Generation's Lakeview Generating Station, known by locals as ... read more

Carmelina Condos Tops Off at Woodbine and Danforth

Carmelina Condos, Tre Memovia, TACT Architecture, Arsenault Architect
May 21, 2014 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Subway stations have an proven ability to promote density, often acting as a catalyst for both residential and commercial development. Steps from Woodbine subway station, developer Tre ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Build Toronto sees $2.1 million loss; Uber taxi app fuels Montreal-Toronto fare wars; Man who sued Rob Ford for $6m now appealing for $20K; and more news... The Revitalization of Alexandra ... read more

Photo of the Day: Clear Spirit

Photo of the Day, Clear Spirit, Distillery District
May 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing building boom has brought Toronto some of its boldest residential architecture to date. In the historic Distillery District, the old Victorian-era warehouse buildings are complemented ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime Set Construction Date for The Code Condos

The Code Condos, Hariri Pontarini Architects, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Dev
May 20, 2014 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Code Condos, it seems, has been the very definition of the right building in the right place at the right price. Introduced in March 2014 by BLVD Developments in partnership with Lifetime ... read more

Plaza Planning New High-Rise Condo Steps from Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
May 20, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge Street corridor through Downtown Toronto continues to attract development, with an ever-increasing number of high-rise condominiums either proposed or already under construction in close ... read more

A Sneak Peek at LeMine and Devron's The Academy Condos

The Academy Condos, LeMine Investment Group, Devron Developments, Kirkor
May 20, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 12,000 students enrolled, UTSC—or The University of Toronto Scarborough—has a housing shortage as it has only 765 beds on campus. They all go to first-year students at the school's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014 7:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Library maps literary hotspots; Ford investigation still active; Making sense of the LCBO's policies; and more news... Doug Ford defends comments about new ‘nightmare’ youth group home in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising Frame

Photo of the Day, Bay Adelaide
May 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Bay Adelaide Centre's east tower continues to rise, the growing steel frame and concrete core of the office tower are drawing much attention from our readers and photographic contributors. ... read more