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FIVE Condos' Restored Yonge Street Facades Being Unveiled

Closing in on the detailing of the Yonge storefronts, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 21, 2015 4:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After months of painstaking work, scaffolds surrounding a group of Yonge Street storefronts are now being removed, revealing reinvigorated heritage façades at the base of FIVE Condos just ... read more

Lamb and Hyde Park's East FiftyFive Coming to Corktown

East FiftyFive, Lamb Development Corp, Hyde Park Homes, architectsAlliance
January 21, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Details are emerging about a new condominium development a block from UrbanToronto's offices just east of Downtown. The site at 53-55 Ontario Street first came onto our radar in October of 2014, ... read more

Bay Adelaide Centre East's Podium Taking Shape

KPMB Architects, Brookfield Properties, Bay Adelaide Centre, Adamson Architects
January 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre east tower has recently topped off. Now in the final phases of construction, it has gotten harder hard to see any progress on the exterior as ... read more

Balliol Park Rentals Under Construction Near Yonge & Davisville

Balliol park, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Shiplake Management Company, gh3
January 21, 2015 11:54 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Davisville Avenue is a testament of post-war modernist architecture, an enclave of high-rises on the edge of a low-rise residential area. Located in the immediate surroundings of the subway ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Presto system coming to all TTC streetcars this year; John Tory pitches his first Toronto budget in moral terms but fails to get $86M funding from province; Buying a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Purple Hue

Photo of the Day, L Tower, Toronto
January 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New high-rise developments, like the recently completed L Tower, are giving Toronto photographers plenty of new angles and opportunities to shoot our impressive cityscapes from above. In today's ... read more

North York Centre and East: Growth to Watch For in 2015

North York Centre and East: Growth to Watch For in 2015
January 20, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In previous days we have covered three areas of Toronto to watch for development in 2015, discussing the Yonge-Eglinton, St. Clair West, and Bloor-Yorkville in detail. Today we return with a ... read more

GTA Housing Market Sets Several New Records in 2014

GTA housing market, Toronto, RealNet, BILD
January 20, 2015 4:03 pm | by Editor | Comments
2014 was another major year for residential development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), breaking a number of housing market records and adding several notable buildings to the cityscape. A ... read more

400 Front Street West Proposed For Development

400 Front Street West, State Building Group, Front and Spadina, Toronto
January 20, 2015 12:55 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Many of us have been waiting for the massive parking lot at the corner of Front Street West and Spadina Avenue to be developed. State Building Group, the owner of this site known as 400 ... read more

Hearst Tower Tour Gives Insight into Foster's Architectural Vision

Hearst Tower, New York City, Foster + Partners, 1 Bloor, Mizrahi, Toronto
January 20, 2015 11:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sudden demolition of the Stollerys building at Yonge and Bloor Streets in Toronto's Uptown core has been the topic of much conversation on UrbanToronto and elsewhere in the media for the ... read more

Construction Progressing at Site of Chestnut Hill's Life Condos

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill Homes, A2A Capital Management, Quadrangle Architects
January 20, 2015 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the rapidly intensifying Yonge and Eglinton area in Toronto's Midtown, Davisville is another hot development node gearing up for some big changes in 2015. There are a handful of new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Norman Foster building set to replace Stollerys: What does a Norman Foster building look like?; Price gap between Toronto homes, condos hits record high; Residents doubt ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystal Reflection

Photo of the Day, Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Toronto
January 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Known as 'The Crystal', architect Daniel Libeskind's modern addition to the historic Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has become one of the most photographed pieces of architecture in Toronto. Located ... read more

Demolition Marks Start of Work at Freed's 155 Redpath

155 Redpath Condominiums, Freed, architectsAlliance
January 19, 2015 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise development is under way in the Yonge and Eglinton area, as demolition has commenced at the site of Freed Developments and CD Capital's 155 Redpath ... read more

Demolition Continues at Site of Canderel's YC Condos

YC Condos, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2015 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work on Canderel's YC Condos officially got under way last month with a ceremonial groundbreaking marking the start of demolition on the two-storey commercial building at 454-468 ... read more

Stollerys Demolition Begins Amid Heritage Concerns

Stollerys occupied the southwest corner for 114 years, image by Forum kotsy
January 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Questions over whether the building housing Stollerys at the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor should be preserved may be moot after demolition work began on the structure this past weekend. The ... read more

Chestnut Hill's Lotus Condos Coming to Bayview and Sheppard

Lotus Condos by Kirkor for Chestnut Hill Homes and Fortress RDI
January 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sheppard Avenue East has been the site of much intensification over the past several years. Much of this growth can be attributed to the relatively new Sheppard Subway (Line 4), which has greatly ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto skyline’s ‘absolute transformation’ captured by two photos taken 13 years apart; Toronto Mayor Tory’s budget plan rollout begins this week; Demolition work begins ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hall of Fame

Photo of the Day, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
January 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most people will recognize today's Photo of the Day as the Hockey Hall of Fame, a shrine for Canada's favourite sport, but before the historic building at Yonge and Front served as a hockey ... read more

CONTEST: Win Tickets to New Mariinsky Theatre VIP Screening

New Mariinsky Theatre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, contest
January 16, 2015 4:16 pm | by Editor | Comments
We're all about celebrating city culture here at UrbanToronto, especially during the long, cold winter! So we're especially excited to announce an extra-special contest just for UTers! One lucky ... read more