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Photo of the Day: Streetcar on Queens Quay

Photo of the Day, Queens Quay, streetcar, TTC, Toronto
October 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC streetcars are once again running on Queens Quay Boulevard, and public transit riders have already started benefiting from the reintroduction of streetcar service. Our iconic streetcar fleet ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condos to Enjoy some of Toronto's Best Fall Views

East views at Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 29, 2014 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As much as the people who know it love it—and that's a considerable number of people—High Park is probably still under-appreciated as one the great city parks. Not located as centrally as ... read more

Insider Q&A: Hunter Tura of Bruce Mau Design

Hunter Tura, Bruce Mau Design, Insider Q&A
October 29, 2014 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several individual industries that work together in building our city. Developers, architects, planners, and public relations professionals are just some of the many professions working ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: Tom Woolley of Rachel Bevan Architects

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture Series, Tom Woolley
October 29, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's 2014-2015 lecture series continues tomorrow with a lecture titled "How to Make Sustainable Architecture and How Not to!", featuring architect Tom Woolley of Northern ... read more

Cladding Nearing Completion on The Heathview's South Tower

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
October 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-storey rental towers by Morguard, currently topped off at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir, near St. Clair West ... read more

Vaughan Mills Expands with New Stores, Spaces, and Green Parking

Ivanhoé Cambridge, Vaughan Mills
October 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Zainab Habib | Comments
After first announcing their plans in January 2013, the Vaughan Mills shopping centre officially opened their 50 store expansion to the public on Thursday, October 23, 2014—unveiling 200,000 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto election results show a city split into three — but Ford support is thinning in Scarborough; Uniting a divided Toronto will be a key task for Tory’s transition ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Blue Hour

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
October 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline changes by the day, giving urban enthusiasts a unique way of dating photographs of the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Details Start to Shape Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 28, 2014 8:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Daniels HighPark Condominiums is starting—just starting—to take on its final form on Bloor Street West across from the famous park in Toronto's West End. The slab for the 14-storey condominium's ... read more

Flat-Top Tower Crane Installed at Site of Tridel's Ten York Condos

Ten York Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
October 28, 2014 5:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we checked in on the construction progress of Tridel's Ten York, a 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower currently under ... read more

Sue Young of the Onni Group Talks Up Humber Bay Shores

The podium at Westlake Village will include several stores & Club W, Onni Group
October 28, 2014 2:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The large volume of development activity in Etobicoke's lakeside Humber Bay Shores area currently rivals the activity of other Toronto intensification nodes like North York City Centre and the ... read more

Scale Model Reveals Design Details at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
October 28, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Avenues plan encourages intensification of our arterial roads well served by transit, calling for mid-rise developments like ZIGG Condos by developers Madison ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 10:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto election results 2014: A ward-by-ward breakdown of the vote; John Tory’s election win: 11 years in the making; Mayors re-elected in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lightning over Downtown

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
October 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The weather is getting colder as Winter draws closer, but images of Summer in Toronto continue to appear in our Flickr Pool. Snowstorms will soon be replacing thunderstorms, like the dramatic ... read more

Crane Installation Marks Major Milestone for Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
October 27, 2014 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Concert Properties' 88 Scott since the project's earliest stages, including the careful disassembly and demolition of the ... read more

Cladding Seals Out the Cold at DAZ's Abacus Lofts on Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
October 27, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Truly innovative designs for residential projects, like Abacus Lofts by developer DAZ and builder 59 Project Management, are still rare in Toronto, so it's worthwhile ... read more

Toronto Services and Programs Encourage Economic Development

City of Toronto offers a range of programs and services to retain and attrac
October 27, 2014 2:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Municipalities are constantly trying to find new ways to encourage economic development and create new jobs, especially as urban centres continue to swell with new residents. Through the direct ... read more

Planning Documents Reveal More Details on 45 Bay Development

45 Bay Street Toronto, Wlkinson Eyre, Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge
October 27, 2014 12:08 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
One of the most buzz-worthy developments on UrbanToronto this year has certainly been the 45 Bay Street Redevelopment which would transform a land east of Union Station and the Air Canada ... read more

Construction of the U of T's Jackman Law Building Progressing

U of T Jackman Law Building Expansion, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 27, 2014 10:25 am | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
It has been several months since we last looked in on the construction of the University of Toronto's Jackman Law Building. The expansion, designed by Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, here’s all you need to know about voting on Oct. 27; Rob Ford is one absentee candidate that no one dares to count out; Council candidate Russ Ford wants voters ... read more