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The Best Buildings of 2014: Your Vote Counts!

The Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto
December 4, 2014 12:41 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2014 is rolling to a close, and with it, another year of frenetic development activity across the region. Many new buildings have been completed over the last twelve months, altering the built ... read more

Cesta and Krüger's Fountaingrove Signposts Garrison Creek

Fountaingrove by Nestor Krüger and Carlos Cesta, York Harbour Club, Toronto
December 4, 2014 11:18 am | by Craig White | Comments
York Harbour Club is the last of the three phases at Plaza's West Harbour City development in Toronto's Fort York Neighbourhood, and the Art Deco influenced complex designed by Quadrangle ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre East and West

Throwback Thursday, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
December 4, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District's newest office complex, the Bay Adelaide Centre, has what could be described as a tumultuous history. Plans for the site were first put into effect in 1990 but an economic ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 4, 2014

December 4, 2014 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mammoliti won’t move from his council seat beside Toronto mayor unless Tory freezes property taxes; New TTC chair Colle pledges quick boosts to bus service; Buffalo Bills ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downsview Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Downsview Station, TTC, subway
December 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1996, Downsview Station is the current terminus of the western leg of the TTC's Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina). Designed by Adamson Associates Architects and Stevens Group ... read more

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto Gets an Update at IIDEX

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Gehry Partners LLP, Projectcore
December 3, 2014 7:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, the 82 and 92-storey tower project planned for King Street West in Downtown Toronto has been updated a bit in time for a keynote address at IIDEX Canada today, the national ... read more

Easton's Group Supporting Low-Income Families over the Holidays

Easton's Group of Hotels, toronto, GTA, donation, holiday helpers canada
December 3, 2014 4:12 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
With decorations popping up all around the city, everyday feels a little more Christmasy. The Holiday Season is probably the most encouraging time of year to make donations and help those in need. ... read more

Exploring the Artwork at the New Delta Toronto Hotel

'Superior' by Douglas Coupland, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 3, 2014 2:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Last week, the city's newest hotel began welcoming guests as the Delta Toronto officially opened for service. Developed by bcIMC and GWL Realty, the building, now the tallest hotel-only tower in ... read more

PRK's University Suites Sold Out in Under a Month

University Suites, Teeple Architects, PRK Developments, Kingston
December 3, 2014 2:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The need for long-term housing in university towns like Kingston is on the rise, and while new condominium developments are often targeted at the local market, the seasonal student population is ... read more

Construction Progressing Quickly on the BMO Field Expansion

BMO Field Expansion, Gensler, MLSE, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
December 3, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In October of this year, construction kicked off on Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment's (MLSE) expansion and renovation of BMO Field, home of the Toronto FC Major League Soccer club. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto mayor John Tory pledges ‘open door and an open mind’ at first city council meeting; Bonnie Crombie ushers in post-McCallion era in Mississauga; TTC chair-to-be Josh ... read more

Photo of the Day: Richmond Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Richmond Street
December 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers have always flocked to the upper floors of the Sheraton Centre on Queen Street, for a view of Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall to the north. The Sheraton Centre also has some ... read more

Plaza's Musee and Harhay's oneeleven Condos Progress Side-By-Side

Musée, Plaza, Harhay, oneeleven, Toronto, Quadrangle, Core Architects
December 2, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's trendy King West neighbourhood is the site of much growth these days, as several new condominium developments add even more life to this already thriving area. Much of this development ... read more

GO Transit Extends Further into Richmond Hill

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December 2, 2014 4:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
GO Transit and Metrolinx are starting construction of its new Gormley GO train station. As a new terminus of the Richmond Hill GO line, the 7km extension is set to bring transit to ... read more

Back To Front Engages Pedestrians at 300 Front West

300 Front Street West, Tridel, Back to Front, Jason Bruges Studio
December 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public art installations are among the ways that new developments contribute to the pedestrian realm the surrounds them, and while many of these installations passively engage passersby, one new ... read more

Renderings Reveal Quadrangle Design for the Sheppard Centre

Yonge Sheppard Centre Expansion, Quadrangle Architects, RioCan, KingSett Capital
December 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Sheppard intersection is the busiest and most critical in North York's City Centre, and as new growth continues to transform the area, the existing Yonge Sheppard Centre—built in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chair nominee Josh Colle on why there is more to the transit debate than just expansion; Tory defends move to appoint familiar faces from Ford era to key council ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cavalcade of Lights

Photo of the Day, Cavalcade of Lights
December 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year in late-November, Toronto's City Hall plays host to the Cavalcade of Lights, a year-end spectacle that marks the official start of the holiday season. In today's Photo of the Day, which ... read more

66 Isabella Addition Rising in Church-Wellesley Village

December 1, 2014 3:57 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
A residential rental high-rise at 66 Isabella Street in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village is getting a major addition on its east side. Since our last look at the site this past Spring, the ... read more

Lend A Voice In Designing New Public Art For GO Transit

Go Transit, StreetArt, Dundas West, Bloor, Mural
December 1, 2014 11:50 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
UrbanToronto is embarking on a week's worth of stories on public art now under consideration or recently dedicated in the city, with one story for each day this week. The stories will cover art ... read more