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A Sneak Peek at Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Condos

Eighty One Wellesley, Aragon Properties, Core Architects, Toronto
May 11, 2016 12:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With registrations underway for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley, work is continuing at the project's presentation centre in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village. We had the opportunity to ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 11, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Church and Wellesley Village site of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is abuzz with activity, as crews excavate the footprint of the 37-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC is (Finally) Rolling Out Presto on Buses This Week; Torontonians ready to pay more for transit, chief planner says; Cyclists create signal light out of frustration ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Hour on Yonge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yong Street, Financial District
May 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's main north/south artery continues to grow denser as new construction fills in voids in the urban fabric. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Ontario to Amend Golden Horseshoe Land Use Policies

A map showing the urban structure of the GGH, image courtesy of the Province of
May 10, 2016 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the Province of Ontario proposed transformative changes to land use policies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Based on recommendations presented by the Land Use Planning Review ... read more

New Renderings Sweeping Views at The Bennett on Bayview

The Bennett on Bayview, Latch, First Avenue, RAW Design, Toronto
May 10, 2016 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple of months since we introduced The Bennett on Bayview, a 14-storey condominium development from First Avenue Properties and Latch Developments, ... read more

Introducing Leslieville's George Condos and Towns

George Condos and Towns, 1331 Queen Street East, Rockport Group, RAW Design, Tor
May 10, 2016 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's Leslieville area, George Condos and Towns is set to contribute new urban density to Queen Street East. Located a little east of Leslie Street, the ... read more

New Renderings Highlight the Design and Context at Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design, Burlington
May 10, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we shared a video preview focusing on the exterior details of Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, a 26-storey condominium tower coming to Burlington's ... read more

Previewing the Amenities at 'The Vanguard' in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Thornhill, by Devron Development, Kirkor Architects Planners
May 10, 2016 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent months, we've introduced Devron Developments' The Vanguard, a 25-storey condominium planned on Yonge Street in Thornhill, just beyond the Toronto city limits. Targeting LEED Gold ... read more

Tunnelling Complete for Western Leg of the Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
May 10, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After three years of hard work, the Province of Ontario has announced the completion of tunnelling for the western leg of the Crosstown LRT project earlier today. The milestone was reached when ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto investigating 'suspicious' voting in Under Gardiner naming; New plan would add 525 km of bike routes to create a true Toronto network; Conditions right ... read more

Photo of the Day: King Street West

Photo of the Day, 1 King West, Toronto, Financial District
May 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King Street West is home to many of Canada's tallest buildings, forming a dense canyon lining the stretch running through Toronto's Financial District. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Customizable Suites Available at Avenue Road's The Davies

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
May 9, 2016 5:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For Toronto's discerning high-end home buyers, the ability to customize the size and layout of living spaces is often a complex—or downright impossible—prospect in condominium living. While ... read more

$840m Transit "Promise" Raises More Questions Than It Answers

greenwood TTC Trudeau meeting
May 9, 2016 4:58 pm | by David Brake | Comments
In the wake of previous announcements about increased federal spending on public transit, Trudeau's visit to the TTC's Greenwood rail yards on May 6th prompted speculation by Relief Line activists ... read more

14-Storey Condo to Replace Humber Cinema on Bloor West

2452 Bloor Street West, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 9, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An entertainment landmark in Toronto's Bloor West Village area could soon go the way of the silent film, as the Bloor West Village area's Humber Cinema—constructed in 1948 for the Odeon chain—is ... read more

Tower in the Park Infill Project Planned at 666 Spadina Avenue

May 9, 2016 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Harbord Street, the rental tower at 666 Spadina Avenue is a curious relic of Toronto's mid-to-late 20th century planning. Designed by acclaimed Estonian-Canadian architect Uno Prii, ... read more

Heritage Toronto Plaques Highlight Yorkville's Music History

Gordon Lightfoot, Barbara Hall, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Heritage Toronto Yorkville
May 9, 2016 12:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Amid the modern luxury condominiums and trendy shops that have come to shape contemporary Yorkville, remnants of the neighbourhood's rich musical history lie embedded in the streetscape. Some of ... read more

Shoring Underway as Demolition Continues for Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, Toronto
May 9, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was early this year when the first demolition activity was spotted at the four-and-a-half acre site of Streetcar Developments and Dream's Riverside Square. At that time, it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction will create delays on Queen Street West for next 5 months; Construction sites can be beautiful: Toronto charity brings art to work sites; Uber debate fractures ... read more

Photo of the Day: GO Home

Photo of the Day, Union Station, Toronto, GO Transit
May 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by rodneygaviola, takes us to Union Station for a scene from one of the station's train platforms. This shot shows a ... read more