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More Condos Could Transform Queensway in South Etobicoke

2 St. Lawrence Avenue, Kooby Investments, Kohn Partnership Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2016 10:42 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A formerly industrial area of Toronto is about to see an explosion of new residential density. A new proposal for two or three condo towers has been submitted for 2 St. Lawrence Avenue, located on ... read more

Arthaus: Luxury Floorplans Offered at Mixed-Use Ottawa Project

ArtHaus Residences, Ottawa, DevMcGill, Régis Côté, KPMB, Barry Padolsky
December 12, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now joining the Downtown Ottawa skyline, DevMcgill's Arthaus will arguably be Canada's most diversely programmed mixed-use development. Featuring a major expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Business owners in Mirvish Village unhappy about relocation process; Eviction Prevention Programs a Vital but Limited Service; Toronto’s highway toll proposal is a war on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sun Life Financial Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sun Life Financial Tower, One York
December 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a view of a new office tower in Toronto's South Core area. Submitted by Marcus Mitanis, this view of the Sun Life Financial Tower at One York highlights ... read more

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

Candidates in the "TALL" category for Best Building of 2016
December 10, 2016 3:19 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now one week into our Year-End Readers' Poll, giving you the chance to select your favourite buildings completed in 2016. With many hundreds of votes already counted, there is still ... read more

Introducing Adi's The West - Condominiums at Stationwest

The West – Condominiums at Stationwest, Icon Architects, Adi Development Group
December 9, 2016 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of Burlington's Aldershot GO Station, a new 13-acre community aims to capitalize on existing regional rail infrastructure with a major injection of residential ... read more

After Construction Issues, Union Lofts Relaunches as Arch Lofts

Arch Lofts, by Caricari Lee Architects, for Windmill Developments, Toronto
December 9, 2016 12:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Nestled in the centre of Toronto's Junction Triangle neighbourhood, at the unassuming intersection of Wallace and Perth Avenues sits the shell of a building that started off as Perth Avenue ... read more

Luxurious Amenites On Offer at Stafford's Avenue & Park

Avenue & Park, Stafford Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
December 9, 2016 11:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following last month's launch of Stafford Homes' Avenue & Park, we are learning more about the 7-storey project set to rise a short distance north of the Avenue Road and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New transportation boss says car is no longer king; Toronto Community Housing moves funding to address budget gap; TTC to complete Presto switch by 2018; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Avenue and Bloor

Photo of the Day, drone, Avenue Road, Bloor Street, Toronto, ROM, Exhibit
December 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day takes us high above the treetops of Queen's Park for a drone-captured sunset view over Toronto's Avenue and Bloor intersection. Submitted to the "Post your pictures of ... read more

North York Central Library Undergoing Extensive Renovations

North York Central Library, Diamond Schmitt Architect, Moriyama Teshima, Toronto
December 8, 2016 4:27 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of North York's most significant buildings is undergoing major renovations over the winter months, as the 30-year-old North York Central Library is being upgraded to the 21st century. The ... read more

Redesigned Proposal Emerges for Lanterra's Artists' Alley

December 8, 2016 4:00 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Earlier this year, Lanterra Developments unveiled the design of Artists' Alley, a proposal for a three-building mixed-use project at 234 Simcoe Street. Located on a longer-than-average city block ... read more

Hariri Pontarini Design to Reshape 7.3 Acre Bloor-Dufferin Site

Bloor-Dufferin School Site, Toronto, by City of Toronto, TDSB, Metropia
December 8, 2016 3:11 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Community" and "legacy" were the words of the day at Bloor and Dufferin this morning. Speaking at Kent Senior Public School, Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter was joined by MPP Cristina ... read more

Avenue Road Mid-Rise Proposal to Offer Very Large Condo Units

183 Avenue Road, BBB Architects, Toronto
December 8, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Countering the trend of shrinking condominium sizes, a new mid-rise condominium proposal for Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood aims to build a collection of homes as large as 7,700 square feet. ... read more

Citywide Consultation Considers Planning for Laneway Suites

laneway suites, Toronto, development, infill housing, architecture
December 8, 2016 12:34 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto has a large supply of laneways behind many of our city streets, and an even larger demand for affordable housing. Simple math would suggest that this is an easy match and solution. Urban ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Roy's Square and One Bloor East

Throwback Thursday, Roy's Square, One Bloor East, Toronto
December 8, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at a height of 257 metres in 2015, cladding installation and interior fit-outs are bringing Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East closer to completion. Before this glass ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's house prices predicted to rise more than Vancouver; Toronto tenants one step closer to safer, cleaner rental housing; Kathleen Wynne gives John Tory's road toll ... read more

Photo of the Day: Growth in the East Bayfront

Photo of the Day, Toronto, East Bayfront, Monde, Daniels Waterfront
December 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The build out of Toronto's East Bayfront district continues to add new structures to the once-barren area. In today's Photo of the Day, captured from a condo unit in the Distillery District and ... read more

CentreCourt's INDX, Karma Chart Evolving Approach to Amenities

INDX Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt, Lifetime, Page + Steele / IBI Group
December 7, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"By this point, your mind is usually on the next project," CentreCourt Developments President Shamez Virani explains. We're at INDX Condos, where the residents are now moving in as the finishing ... read more

29-Storey 'Rosehill Tower' Could Intensify Midtown Site

Rosehill Tower (44 Jackes Avenue), bcIMC, Bentall Kennedy, Hariri Pontarini
December 7, 2016 4:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The latest proposal for densification of a Tower-in-the-Park style apartment site in Toronto is seeking to add a modern rental tower adjacent to an existing pair of apartment towers on a site near ... read more