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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

LCBO Lands Sale to Fund Infrastructure Projects Across Ontario

LCBO lands, Toronto, infrastructure, development
April 20, 2015 5:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last Fall, the Government of Ontario announced their intention to sell off the LCBO headquarters' 11-acre site on Toronto's waterfront for private development, posting a request for ... read more

66 Isabella Now 20 Storeys Up in Church-Wellesley Neighbourhood

66 Isabella, Mohican Holdings, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
April 20, 2015 2:47 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
It has been 45 years since the rental apartment at 66 Isabella was built tower-in-the-park style in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village. With the province of Ontario mandating intensification, ... read more

Crosstown LRT Tunnel Boring Machines Successfully Moved

The front of the machine is marked by its cutting head, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
This past weekend was a sight to behold for many self-described 'transit geeks' as two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) successfully made an above-ground journey outside Eglinton West Station at ... read more

Toronto Raptors Practice Facility Progressing at Exhibition Place

High Performance Basketball Development and Training Centre, MLSE, Raptors
April 20, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The NBA Playoffs are under way, and after losing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the fourth-seeded Toronto Raptors are looking to defeat the fifth seed Washington Wizards to even ... read more

Internship Positions Available at UrbanToronto

Toronto 2030 District
April 20, 2015 12:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Green Features to Promote Efficiency at Concert's Kip District Condos

The Kip District Condos, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Concert Properties
April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are challenges associated with building eco-friendly high-rise residential buildings, but builders of new Toronto communities are showing an increased commitment to the including "green" ... read more

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

April 20, 2015 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Inside Toronto Community Housing’s uphill battle; An exciting glimpse at boring machines on Eglinton; Armed U.S. border guards could be coming to Union Station; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar Flash

Photo of the Day, Toronto, streetcar, ttc, bridge
April 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While neither the longest, widest nor oldest bridge in Toronto, the Queen Street viaduct is easily one of the most photographed. Carrying traffic over the Don River, the bridge was constructed in ... read more

Fuse Condos Now Rising at the Corner of Dupont and Lansdowne

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, Barrett
April 17, 2015 4:25 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Annexed to the City of Toronto in 1909, Davenport Village was known for its industrial facilities providing jobs to the many Italian and Portuguese Canadians settled in the area. Since the decline ... read more

New WZMH-Designed Data Centre Opens on Parliament Street

Parliament Data Centre, Equinix, IBX, TR2, WZMH, Bresler
April 17, 2015 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of a new data centre on Parliament Street just south of Front on the edge of Toronto's Distillery District. Developed by Bresler and ... read more

TREB Releases First Quarter 2015 Market Report

TREB, Market Report, housing figures, Toronto Real Estate Board
April 17, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their market report for the first quarter of 2015, showing a continued demand for condominium housing, and a rapidly growing rental market. ... read more

Daniels Erin Mills Phase One Rising Amidst Second Phase Work

Daniels Erin Mills, Kirkor Architects Planners, The Daniels Corporation
April 17, 2015 12:06 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
West of the Credit River and north of Dundas Street in Mississauga you will find the community of Erin Mills. Under construction since the 1970s, the area is mostly built out now, but pockets of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Premier moves Tory’s SmartTrack a little further down the line; Time for Gardiner to fall and Toronto to rise; Raccoon defies gravity, then thinks better of it; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: CityPlace After the Rain

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, sunset
April 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
When the skies clear after a heavy rain in the evening, we are often treated to dramatic hues of orange, red, pink and purple. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Visualizing Toronto's Future: Potential Uses of a 3D Model

Google Earth model of current and future Toronto development by Cale Vanderveen
April 16, 2015 3:15 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
It began a few years ago using SketchUp to visualize the Trump Hotel in Google Earth and quickly extended to the waterfront and the entire downtown core. Cale Vanderveen, then a high school ... read more

Trump Residences Toronto Piggybacks Luxury Hotel Amenities

Trump Toronto, Talon International, Zeidler Partnership Architects
April 16, 2015 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we took you inside of the Trump Residences Toronto for a look at a 3 bedroom-4 bathroom-4,300 square-foot penthouse suite. Luxurious interiors are a major selling point for ... read more