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BLVD and Lifetime's The Code Condos Sold Out in Forest Hill

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
August 12, 2014 1:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Being able to offer the right product in the right location at the right price isn't always the easiest task to accomplish for property developers in Toronto, but BLVD ... read more

Canada and Ontario Announce Affordable Housing Funding

The IAH agreement extension is signed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Finding affordable housing in Toronto, especially housing that is in good condition, can be a daunting task. The wait list for affordable housing continues to climb and a backlog of repairs is ... read more

Creative Thinking Adapts a King West Commercial Building

545 King St W, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Hullmark Developments
August 12, 2014 11:05 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Another adaptive reuse project has won out in Downtown Toronto. The modest building at 545 King Street West is being rehabilitated by Hullmark and will see new restaurants and offices occupy its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City approves Guild Inn developer; Ontario teachers to head back to the bargaining table; Cafe at Toronto city hall gets break from councillors, despite owing $200,000; ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Canadian Supermoon

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place, supermoon
August 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The weekend August the 10th marked the moon's closest approach to Earth for the year of 2014. Dozens of people flocked to the roof of the Kensington Market parking garage for a picturesque view of ... read more

Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station to Bring Added Density to Yonge Street

50 at Wellesley Station, condos by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
August 11, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting around the city using a car or surface transit is becoming increasingly difficult, and the positive aspects of living right above a subway station are becoming more and more apparent to ... read more

Construction Transforming the Corner of Richmond and Peter

Picasso Condos, Tableau Condominiums, Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC
August 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District remains a bustling hive of new development, and right now the epicentre of all this work is the intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets, with three high-rise ... read more

Catching Up with Ryerson's Wild Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta
August 11, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC), under construction on Yonge Street north of Dundas, continues to turn heads as more cladding covers the Snøhetta and Zeidler ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The guy who bought Captain John’s may be on the verge of backing out of the deal; Caribana founders not giving up on reclaiming festival; TTC boss Andy Byford seeking to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glencairn Station

Photo of the Day, TTC, Glencairn Station, subway
August 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The northwestern leg of the TTC's Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina Line) runs on a grade-separated alignment down the middle of the truncated Allen Road - the only realized portion of the ... read more

Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development

45 Bay Redevelopment, Toronto, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines
August 9, 2014 5:05 am | by Craig White | Comments
There's nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to put a big story together before there's even a press release to refer to. Over the last few weeks rumours of a major redevelopment on ... read more

Swiss Cheese Roof Taking Shape on Ice Condos' East Tower

ICE Condos, Ïce, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 8, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing condominium boom continues to reshape our city's skyline, and one of the most prominent additions to the classic skyline view from the Toronto Islands is Ïce ... read more

Greater Toronto Area Housing Market Very Strong In July

Toronto Real Estate Board housing stats, figures, TREB
August 8, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA housing market remained strong throughout the month of July, in fact, this past month was the second best July on record for house sales in the region, according to a recent report from ... read more

Heritage Toronto Discusses 40 Years of Heritage Preservation

Old City Hall once faced demolition. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto has always had a rocky relationship with heritage preservation. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from Union Station to Old City Hall, once faced the very real possibility of ... read more

Front Gets a Shot of Colour as Part of the Union Station Makeover

Union Station revitalization, Front Street, Toronto
August 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuilding of TTC's Union subway station has restricted traffic on Front Street for a few years now as the street has been ripped up to facilitate the rebuilding of the underground ... read more

Twin 34-storey Towers at Broadway and Redpath Approved

95 Broadway, Sentinel (Broadway) Holdings Inc., Toronto
August 8, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) hearing has determined the fate of a new twin-towered high-rise condominium development proposed for the intersection of Redpath and Broadway, just north of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014 9:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Owner of former Jilly’s site acquires large property nearby; Parapan Am Games one year countdown begins; Mayor Ford backs eviction of City Hall café operator; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Gardiner at Night

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
August 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway is the main route in and out of the city for thousands of commuters daily, but also a major hindrance for pedestrians heading for our waterfront. The Gardiner is often ... read more

Eglinton Connects Moves Another Step Forward

Eglinton Connects will transform the street. Image by City of Toronto.
August 7, 2014 6:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The much-discussed Eglinton Connects project is one step closer to fruition after the City of Toronto's Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted Part 2 of the Planning Study’s Phase 1 ... read more

Lower Floors Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
August 7, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new condominium project rising at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Designed by TACT ... read more