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Previewing the Unique Features of Greenland's King Blue

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
June 30, 2015 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the Greenland Group's King Blue project in May, a ground breaking ceremony—attended by a number of notable guests, including Mayor John Tory—marked the start of ... read more

Previewing Amenity Offerings at Phantom's TeaGarden Condos

TeaGarden Condos, Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects, Tomas Pearce
June 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we followed up on our introduction to Phantom Developments' TeaGarden Condos with a preview of the suite layouts being offered for the 12-storey, Kirkor ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Queens Quay is lovely but potentially lethal; Infrastructure Ontario spending billions this year; Ontario rejects calls to ease traffic rules for Toronto Pan Am Games; ... read more

Photo of the Day: PCC Streetcar

Photo of the Day, Toronto, PCC Streetcar, Queens Quay
June 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built between the 1930s and 1950s, PCC (Presidents’ Conference Committee) streetcars were an integral part of Toronto's transit fleet. At their peak, a total of 745 of these vehicles once roamed ... read more

Restored Clock Unveiled as Emblem of Union Station's New Era

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
June 29, 2015 5:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell unveiled the newly restored Union Station plaza clock, heralding the historic timepiece as "not only a piece of infrastructure," but also an icon of the ... read more

Nero Condos Joins Dundas West Streetscape

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW design
June 29, 2015 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the exterior face of Nero Condos begins to reveal itself to passersby on Dundas Street West, a bold yet cohesive addition is soon to join Toronto's popular Trinity-Bellwoods neighborhood. Set ... read more

Introducing Tridel's Islington Terrace in Etobicoke

Islington Terrace, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
June 29, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Cordova Avenue, in the Bloor and Islington area of Etobicoke, developer Tridel is building a major new master-planned community to be called Islington Terrace. The Kirkor ... read more

Excavation Begins for Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts

Finding items such as bottles is not at all uncommon during the dig back process
June 29, 2015 12:05 pm | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
At the former site of the The Guvernment/Kool Haus on Toronto's waterfront, shoring work is continuing for the dual office tower phase of Daniels Waterfront: City of the Arts at 132 Queens ... read more

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza to add to Bloor-Yorkville Vibrancy

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 29, 2015 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In what many consider to be Canada's most fashionable neighbourhood, Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza will soon rise above the intersection of Avenue Road and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Milton GO service could get a boost from a ‘missing link’ freight rail route; Toronto arts group sue city and developer in battle over Queen West cultural ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, Ice Condos
June 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New residents and businesses continue to populate Toronto's South Core area, and several more buildings in the construction and planning phases will add even more life to this newly built-out area ... read more

The University of Toronto's 'Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship' Breaks Ground

University of Toronto, CEIE, Montgomery Sisam, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
June 26, 2015 5:30 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
On June 24th, UrbanToronto had the pleasure of attending the ground breaking ceremony for the University of Toronto’s Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEIE). The project, ... read more

Public Feedback Sought for Toronto Rapid Transit Proposals

SmartTrack, City of Toronto
June 26, 2015 4:37 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Metrolinx have been busy this month co-hosting a series of public consultations spread across several dates between June 13-25. The ... read more

Sponsored Post: Why Drones Are Just The Ticket For Mitigating The Risks Of High Rise Construction

The Sky Guys, Toronto, Drone Photography, aerial surveying
June 26, 2015 1:10 pm | by Editor | Comments
There are few construction jobs more dangerous than the erection of a high rise. In addition to the risks typically encountered at a construction site – ladders, falling debris, electrical shocks, ... read more

Plans Finalized for Phase One of Ontario Place Revitalization

Ontario Place, West 8, LANDinc, Toronto, Province of Ontario
June 26, 2015 12:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory were on hand Wednesday to announce finalized plans for phase one of the revitalization of the defunct Ontario Place site, which will see a parking lot on ... read more

Second Phase Sales Continue as Tridel's Avani Rises in Scarborough

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
June 26, 2015 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the Kennedy Road and Highway 401 area of Scarborough, construction continues at the site of Tridel's Avani, part of the developer's master-planned Metrogate community. Avani will be ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘A few wrinkles’ as free transit starts for Pan Am volunteers; Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity; Toronto photographers take it ... read more

Photo of the Day: Museum Reflections

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, architecture
June 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2014 opening of the new Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre added an important cultural and architectural landmark to our city. The museum portion of the complex, designed by architect Fumihiko ... read more

Stage Set For New Era at Hamilton's Historic Cannon Knitting Mills

Cannon Knitting Mills, Hamilton
June 25, 2015 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Recently, UrbanToronto joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) on a tour of Hamilton, taking an up-close look at the quickly revitalizing city, with renewal projects and new developments throughout ... read more

Knightstone Reworking Primrose Hotel as Parkside Student Res

Parkside Student Residences, Toronto, DSAI, Knightstone Capital
June 25, 2015 3:28 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Best Western Primrose Hotel, located at 111 Carlton Street since its debut in 1970, will soon breathe new life in its reincarnated form as the soon-to-open, Parkside Student Residences. ... read more