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Soft Opening Reveals New Hardscapes at Berczy Park

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
December 5, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being fenced off last year, crews have been hard at work rebuilding Toronto's Berczy Park, transforming the aging park into a whimsical public space reimagined by landscape ... read more

The Wyatt Joins Regent Park Revitalization's Third Phase

The Wyatt, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, KPMB Architects
December 5, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing the third phase of Toronto's Regent Park Revitalization, the 27-storey KPMB-designed The Wyatt is adding more residential density to Block 26 of the reinvented mixed-income ... read more

Model Suite Shows Off Interiors for Tridel's Selene at Metrogate

Selene at Metrogate, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
December 5, 2016 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Northeast of Kennedy Road and Highway 401, Tridel's Metrogate community has transformed an expansive tract of land with new condominium and townhome units. With five condo towers ... read more

Alexandra Park: Distinct Cladding Shapes Teeple's SQ Condos

SQ Condos, by Teeple Architects, For Tridel, Toronto
December 5, 2016 12:03 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
As the most prominent part of the first phase of Alexandra Park's extensive revitalization, Tridel's SQ Condos is now structurally complete just northwest of Queen and Spadina. Designed by ... read more

Final Levels Taking Shape at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 5, 2016 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Where Toronto's Financial District and St. Lawrence neighbourhoods meet, structural forming is soon to top out at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, as the final levels are being ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 5, 2016

December 5, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents concerned development will negatively impact heritage of Sunshine Valley; How John Tory went from calling tolls ‘highway robbery’ to crusading for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Above St. James Town

Photo of the Day, St. James Town, Toronto skyline
December 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Drone photography has become a common element in our Forum threads, aided by the increasing affordability of these remote-operated aerial vehicles. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum ... read more

UrbanToronto Year-End Readers' Poll: Vote On The Best Buildings Completed in 2016!

Candidates in the "TALL" category for Best Building of 2016
December 2, 2016 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After another productive year of city building, dozens of notable new additions have been completed in the Greater Toronto Area in 2016. Ranging from low-density boutique condominium developments ... read more

Laneway Summit: Utilising Toronto's Untapped Public Spaces

December 2, 2016 4:19 pm | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
As Toronto continues to grow at what feels like an alarming rate at-times, the provision of easily accessible public spaces has emerged as a key element in balancing the city's livability with its ... read more

U of T Engineering, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Hub Rising

Centre for Engineering, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Toronto, by U of T
December 2, 2016 3:02 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Construction is now well above grade at U of T's Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a new building at the university's St. George Campus. Transforming an underdeveloped ... read more

Scale Model Showcases Diamond Condominiums on Yonge

Diamond Condominiums on Yonge, Diamante, Scott Shields Architects, Toronto
December 2, 2016 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the start of last month, we got our first glimpse inside of the North York presentation centre for Diamante Development's Diamond Condominiums on Yonge. In addition to ... read more

Waterworks Redevelopment Presented to Design Review Panel

MOD,Waterworks Building, 505 Richmond West, Diamond Schmitt, Woodcliffe, Toronto
December 2, 2016 11:00 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In a city where contemporary developments and heritage buildings seem to be continually at odds with each other, Toronto's Design Review Panel was pleasantly surprised by a proposal that attempts ... read more

Scale Model Provides Design Insight for St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto by Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes
December 2, 2016 10:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As sales continue for Cityzen and Fernbrook's St. Lawrence Condos, we continue to learn more about the planned 26-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condo development at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lego brings urban planning to life for Toronto students; Accept road tolls or make big cuts, Toronto city manager warns; Mayor’s executive approves discounts for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Last Month of Honest Ed's

Photo of the Day: Last Month of Honest Ed's
December 2, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Honest Ed's has stood as a landmark at Toronto's Bathurst and Bloor intersection since the mid-20th century. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Bryan Bonnici, today's Photo of ... read more

A Sneak Peek at Claude Cormier's Sony Centre Plaza

Sony Centre Plaza, L Tower, Claude Cormier, Toronto
December 1, 2016 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the west edge of Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood, a new public space is materializing behind construction hoarding. With construction now practically complete at Cityzen Development ... read more

12-Storey Condo Project Coming to Keele at Downsview Park

3100 Keele Street, Toronto, by Decade Group Inc., SMV Architects
December 1, 2016 3:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Directly across from Downsview Park's central lake, and three blocks south of Sheppard Avenue, an SMV Architects-designed residential project will replace the Shriners Club—and former synagogue—at ... read more

Inside the Arc Condos Presentation Centre at Daniels Erin Mills

Daniels Arc at Erin Mills, Kirkor, The Daniels Corporation, Mississauga
December 1, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With preliminary site activity now underway for yet another phase of The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills master-planned community in Mississauga, sales continue for "Arc", ... read more

Topping Off November 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
December 1, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up November 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Sponsored Post: International UAV (Drone) Show Takes Real Estate Industry to New Heights!

International UAV (Drone) Show Takes Real Estate Industry to New Heights!
December 1, 2016 10:55 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With the real estate market constantly evolving, aerial photography, through the use of drones, is the latest trend helping realtors set their listings apart. With relatively low costs, and quick ... read more