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Photo of the Day: Sugar Beach and the Redpath Refinery

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sugar Beach, Redpath Refinery
August 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The juxtaposition of recreational and industrial uses is part of what makes Sugar Beach such an interesting space on Toronto's waterfront. The most traditional view of these clashing styles is ... read more

Angled Podium Glazing Increases Visual Interest at Theatre Park

Theatre Park condos, architectsAlliance, Lamb, Harhay, Niche, Toronto
August 10, 2015 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been many months since the first residents moved into the Theatre Park condominium by Lamb Development Corp, Niche Development, and Harhay Developments in ... read more

Hotel X Construction Progresses at Exhibition Place

Toronto, Hotel X, Exhibition Place
August 10, 2015 2:28 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Hotel X is a 27-storey tower and podium complex currently under construction at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Originally dubbed Hotel in the Garden, the project was redesigned and ... read more

Transformer Station Construction Continues on Bremner Blvd

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Starion, Hydro Toronto, IBI Group Architects
August 10, 2015 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown core continues to experience a surge of growth and new demand, so too does the city's  power grid. Facilitated by an ongoing construction boom, new residential and ... read more

Ghods' 5959 Yonge Condos Offering Four Floors of Amenities

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
August 10, 2015 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ghods Builders' 5959 Yonge Street Condos is setting itself apart from other Toronto developments, offering a vast array of amenities, including some innovative spaces that you won't ... read more

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

August 10, 2015 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s ravine system offers the perfect escape from urban life; Salivate over these Taste of the Danforth photos; Will this circle be unbroken? Rising house prices, sinking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lightning Across the City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, lightning
August 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some heavy summer storms got in the way of many of the outdoor activities planned for last week's Civic Holiday long weekend. While torrential downpours kept most people indoors, photographers ... read more

Toronto Raptors Training Centre Taking Shape at Exhibition Place

Toronto, Raptors, Training Facility, MLSE, Exhibition Place
August 7, 2015 3:42 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Last summer City Council approved the plans for a new $30 million practice facility for the Toronto Raptors to be located at Exhibition Place adjacent to Medieval Times. The building, designed by ... read more

Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Reaches Grade in Roncesvalles

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments
August 7, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction work at the Roncesvalles site of 383 Sorauren Avenue has reached a milestone, with work now under way on the ground floor of the 10-storey, architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

New Oakville Hospital Reaches Substantial Completion

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Parkin Architects, Adamson Associates
August 7, 2015 11:32 am | by Brianne Benness | Comments
The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital reached substantial completion on July 31st, just one day after the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness topped off in Brampton. ... read more

Sponsored Post: What Toronto’s Median Sale Price Buys You in 5 Other Ontario Cities

What Toronto’s Median Sale Price Buys You in 5 Other Ontario Cities
August 7, 2015 9:22 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto’s real estate market continues to heat up. According to data provided by CREA, the median sale price for single family detached homes is now at $685,000, an 11.8% Y-o-Y increase, and also ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Remade Front Street a road to enlightenment; Dead rail lines, lost streets, and more Toronto oddities; Torontonians get a chance to adopt a street tree with new program; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint Hospital Facade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bridgepoint Hospital
August 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, HDR Architects, KPMB Architects, and Stantec, the ten-storey Bridgepoint Hospital has won multiple awards, and has been ... read more

Centennial's Ashtonbee Campus Reveals its Dramatic Transformation

Centennital College, Ashtonbee Campus Renwal, MJM Architects
August 6, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a flurry of (mostly) Downtown high-rise construction occupying the last decade's civic imagination, we are occasionally guilty of overlooking the positive urbanism initiatives that have taken ... read more

Malmö’s Turning Torso Wins 10 Year Award from CTBUH

Turning Torso, Malmö, Santiago Calatrava, CTBUH
August 6, 2015 4:15 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has chosen the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden as the winner of the 2015 10 Year Award. This award recognizes the 54-storey skyscraper’s ... read more

Previewing the Suites at First Avenue's W Towns

W Towns, pml.A, First Avenue Properties, Toronto
August 6, 2015 3:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the development now 60% sold, construction of First Avenue Properties’ W Towns is imminent on Weston Road north of Lawrence. The dark brick-clad urban townhome ... read more

Excavation Underway for Redesigned Rental Tower at 43 Gerrard

43 Gerrard West rentals, GWL Realty Advisors, Toronto
August 6, 2015 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In June 2012 UrbanToronto featured an article about the then current plans for a rental tower at Bay and Gerrard by GWL Realty Advisors. The 50-storey proposal featured a provocative ... read more

Aerial Photography Offers New Views of Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 from the start of excavation in 2010, through visits to the site when ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Humber Bay Shores skyline, Toronto
August 6, 2015 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's high-rise development boom has dramatically altered many areas around the city with the addition of new towers, bringing with them new residents and businesses. The Humber Bay Shores ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo vacancy drops as units become lowrise alternatives; Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station; On transit, Torontonians may be ... read more