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Photo of the Day: Ghost on King

Photo of the Day, Toronto, streetcar, ttc, King, 504
March 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though many of us love to complain about transit, it is an undeniably important part of life in Toronto. The TTC's subway trains and streetcars are recognizable to the point of being considered ... read more

Ambitious Retail and Public Realm Plans Mark Mizrahi's The One

The One, Bloor and Yonge, Toronto, Foster + Partners, Mizrahi Developments
March 12, 2015 8:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's still early days for The One, plans for which were revealed yesterday by Mizrahi Developments and Foster + Partners at the Park Hyatt Hotel on Avenue Road. The companies are working towards a ... read more

Rising Home Prices Breathing New Life into GTA Rental Market

GTA Rental market, Concert Properties, Toronto
March 12, 2015 4:29 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate prices in the GTA are rising higher all the time, with the average detached home price recently crossing the $1 million mark, and average condo prices now sitting at $369,655 in ... read more

Restored Heritage Facade Beautifully Incorporated into 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 12, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Yorkville, home to Toronto's classiest shops, cafes and restaurants, construction is now in the late stages at the site of Alterra and Zinc ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Front

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Front, Toronto
March 12, 2015 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Throwback Thursday, we are comparing the southwest-facing view from Bay and Front between 2009 and 2015 where the construction of several office and condominium towers and the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposed 80-storey Toronto tower would be tallest building in Canada; TTC’s new ‘bendy’ buses still without bicycle racks; Connecting The Dots of transit wayfinding in the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising Moon Over Brookfield Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place
March 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 53-storey TD Canada Trust Tower was completed in 1990, and was known as the Canada Trust Tower until 2000 when it took on the current name. Part of the Brookfield Place complex ... read more

Mizrahi Development's 'The One' to be Canada's Tallest Building

The One, Toronto, Foster + Partners, Mizrahi Developments
March 11, 2015 7:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If Toronto's Planning Department and City Council can be persuaded, then 'The One', an 80-storey retail and residential skyscraper proposed for the southwest corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Artwork Currently Being Installed

Union station revitalization, union subway platform, Stuart Reid, art, Toronto
March 11, 2015 4:28 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Serving approximately 250,000 passengers each day, Union Station is the busiest transportation facility in Canada. It has been going through a major revitalization project over the past few years ... read more

5468796 Architecture and dkstudio Talk The Tree House

The more elongated Block C of The Tree House, image by Symmetry Developments
March 11, 2015 12:13 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Downtown Toronto is bustling with construction. Cranes dot the already dense skyline, signifying new developments that will bring residences, offices, hotel rooms and retail to our growing city. ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Spaces at Tridel's Avani and Avani2

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto by Tridel and Graziani + Corazza Architects
March 11, 2015 11:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The master-planned development at Tridel's Metrogate community has already added four new high-rise condominium towers, a park and several townhomes to its corner of Scarborough at Kennedy ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 8:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers say foreign investors still a small segment of condo market; Mayor Tory’s tax stance gets broad support from council; Casino debate could focus on expanded ... read more

Photo of the Day: Next Station is Yorkdale

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yorkdale Station
March 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North of Eglinton Avenue West, the western branch of the TTC's Line 1 runs in an at-grade right of way between the northbound and southbound lanes of the Allen Expressway. In today's Photo of the ... read more

Regent Park's Daniels Spectrum Receives Civic Trust Award

 The Daniels Corporation, Daniels Spectrum, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Artscape
March 10, 2015 4:51 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Over the past decade, 69-acre Regent Park has been reshaped by a heavy revitalization process. As new streets were opened to connect the neighbourhood to the city, new rental, affordable and ... read more

The Craftsman Celebrates Grand Opening of New Sales Centre

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK group of companies
March 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we took our readers inside the new sales centre for VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences for a sneak peek at the brand new development coming ... read more

A Preview of 5959 Yonge Street Condos' Model Suite

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
March 10, 2015 10:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ghods Builders's new North York development called 5959 Yonge Street Condos has gotten plenty of attention for its unique blend of amenity spaces, and we are now getting our first look ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express test ride: A first look at Toronto’s downtown-airport train; Governments need to deliver big infrastructure projects honestly; Experts grade John Tory’s first 100 ... read more

Photo of the Day: 60 Richmond Street East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 60 Richmond Street East
March 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Affordable housing doesn't have to look bland or cheap, as proven by Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 60 Richmond Street East. Located just west of Church Street, the ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp Bringing New Office Space to Yorkville

135 Yorkville Avenue, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
March 9, 2015 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Containing some of Canada's top-valued real estate, Toronto's trendy Yorkville neighbourhood has seen a wave of new residential growth as people flock to live in the posh shopping and dining ... read more

Cladding Starting to Make an Impact at Exhibit Residences

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
March 9, 2015 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last checked in on the construction progress at Metropia, Bazis, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences, a new condominium tower rising on Bloor Street West where ... read more