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The Guvernment/Kool Haus: Its History/It's History

Demolition begins with the entrance to Kool Haus, image by kotsy
April 23, 2015 5:42 pm | by Chris Kotsy | Comments
Electronic music in Toronto found a new home when Charles Kabouth bought the massive 60,000 square foot space that housed RPM nightclub in 1996. He built 5 rooms under 1 roof to compete with the ... read more

Hotel X Now Topped-Off at Exhibition Place

Hotel X, NORR Architects, Stephen B Jacobs Group, The Library Hotel Collection,B
April 23, 2015 4:42 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
To the southwest of Toronto's Downtown on Lake Shore Blvd, Exhibition Place is where families, couples and friends alike come to enjoy the CNE, trade fairs, cultural events, sports facilities, and ... read more

Toronto of the Future Arrives in June 2015 at Metro Hall

Toronto of the Future graphic identity courtesy of RJV Communications Inc.
April 23, 2015 2:50 pm | by Editor | Comments
Want to get a better idea of what the future holds for Toronto's streets and skyline? Sure you do, that's what UrbanToronto.ca is all about, and in that light we are one of the sponsors of a free ... read more

Time Lapse Video Shows Streetcar Track Installation Process

Streetcar track installation, College and Spadina, TTC, Toronto, Transit
April 23, 2015 12:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since April 6th, the College and Spadina intersection has been closed to traffic to accommodate the replacement of streetcar tracks, the lengthening of platforms, road resurfacing and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Ryerson Ted Rogers School of Management

Throwback Thursday, Ryerson Ted Rogers School Management, Toronto, Bay, Dundas
April 23, 2015 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University has been rapidly expanding over the past several years, adding a collection of new buildings to the Downtown landscape in the process. Back on August 8th, 2005, construction was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s airport-downtown rail link to start service on June 6; Reality rains on Mississauga's LRT celebration; Target Corp’s hasty exit from Canada leaves anger behind; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Eglinton West Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eglinton West subway station, TTC
April 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last weekend, countless transit enthusiasts gathered outside of Eglinton West subway station for a chance to watch the moving of tunnel boring machines Dennis and Lea out of an extraction shaft on ... read more

Great Gulf's Doors Open Toronto Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Doors Open Toronto 2015, Great Gulf
April 22, 2015 5:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in its 16th year, Doors Open Toronto—presented by developer Great Gulf—is becoming quite the tradition among urban enthusiasts. Every year, the festival allows curious members of the ... read more

Union Pearson Express to Enter Service on June 6th

Union Pearson Express, UPX, Toronto, Metrolinx
April 22, 2015 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne took a pre-opening ride on the new Union Pearson Express (UP Express), where she announced an opening date for the express service ... read more

Grand Opening of The Tree House Set for This Weekend

The Tree House Block C, image courtesy of Symmetry Developments
April 22, 2015 3:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As spring gradually makes its arrival, a new group of townhome condominiums is set to sprout in southwestern Scarborough's Birch Cliff neighbourhood. Symmetry Developments, Fortress Real ... read more

East United Condos Takes Cues From Design-Savvy Neighbourhood

East United Condos, Toronto, SigNature Communities, Giannone Petricone
April 22, 2015 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For people who love city living, the revitalizing areas east and west of Toronto's Downtown offer our ever-increasing bounty of urban delights on their virtual doorstep. Redevelopment east of ... read more

Victorian Townhome Facades Saved For 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
April 22, 2015 11:42 am | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of St. Thomas Commercial Develoments' new project 7 St. Thomas, a nine-storey mixed-use development by award winning Hariri Pontarini Architects, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How two Toronto streetcars managed to crash into each other during rush hour; Air-quality project reveals Toronto’s most polluted neighbourhoods; Famed architect Moshe ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline in Pink

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
April 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bathurst Street bridge provides an amazing view of Toronto, and the view has been a favourite angle for photographers for years now. Recent additions like the high-rise towers of Concord ... read more

Ground Broken for Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums

Officials break the ground for Monde, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 21, 2015 3:18 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Just a few short weeks following the ground breaking of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Great Gulf Homes celebrated the official start of construction today for the ... read more

More Floors, More Cladding Shaping Great Gulf's One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini, Toronto
April 21, 2015 2:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is rapidly progressing at the site of Great Gulf Homes' landmark One Bloor East development at Yonge and Bloor. When we last checked in on the 75-storey, Hariri ... read more

Colliers' Q1 Office Report Shows Continued Strength in the Market

Colliers Q1 Office Report, Toronto, GTA
April 21, 2015 1:28 pm | by Editor | Comments
2014 was a busy year for office development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and despite 2.7 million square feet of new office space coming online last year, vacancy rates remain low throughout ... read more

Province to Proceed with Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit Line

Hurontario-Main LRT, Metrolinx, Brampton, Mississauga
April 21, 2015 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we updated the RFP for the sale of the LCBO lands on Queens Quay, part of the province's plan to unlock the financial value of land assets. The sale of these assets is projected to ... read more

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

April 21, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario willing to fund Mississauga-Brampton LRT without federal help; Toronto needs higher property taxes on most expensive homes; Pan Am Games baseball schedule ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge Street Glow

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge Street
April 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street is known for its walkability, culture, and for its tremendous length. The street also serves as an important geographic dividing line between the east and western sides of the city. ... read more