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Greenland Group to Break Ground on King Blue Condos

King Blue Condos Page + Steele IBI Group Greenland Group Westinghouse
April 27, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2014 developers Easton’s Group and Remington Group sold their interests in the King Blue Condominiums development in Toronto's Entertainment District to Shanghai-based Greenland ... read more

Lowdown Tracks: UrbanToronto at HotDocs

Lowdown Tracks: Lorraine Segato fins music in the streets, Bishari Films
April 27, 2015 2:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We usually rush by without stopping. Not always though, sometimes we stop and listen for a few seconds, and sometimes we even manage to dig some coins out of our pockets. Lowdown Tracks, playing ... read more

Province Announces Intention to Move Forward on Finch West LRT

Current Metrolinx light rail projects, image courtesy of Metrolinx
April 27, 2015 11:35 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Giorgio Mammoliti-led battle for subways on Finch West is over as the province announced today its intention to move forward with light rail transit (LRT). The announcement comes after years ... read more

Suites Selling Fast at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
April 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Church-Wellesley Village is one of many Downtown neighbourhoods being transformed by our ongoing high-rise growth spurt. Several buildings are already under construction around this culturally ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair joining Liberals, eyes Scarborough seat; 905 mayors laud provincial budget, but say suburban growth needs more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Retreating Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, fog
April 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This April has brought us some interesting weather, with extremes like thunderstorms, snow, graupel, and fog. UrbanToronto Flickr Pool contributor Ben Roffelsen was lucky to ... read more

Enigma on the Park to Rise Near Bloor GO and UPX Station

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
April 24, 2015 6:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have talked a lot about Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park over the past several months, highlighting the 9-storey condo and townhome development's bold and ... read more

Heritage Toronto to Kick Off 2015 Tour Season

Heritage Toronto 2015 Tours
April 24, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Heritage Toronto's 21st season of tours kicks off tomorrow, running through October 4th. The walking tours give locals and tourists alike the opportunity to explore the history of the city around ... read more

Union Station York GO Concourse Opening on Monday

GO customer service stations, image by Jack Landau
April 24, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though Union Station continues to be swarmed by construction crews, the new York Concourse is ready for its closeup on Monday, when the facility will open to the public. The new facility means a ... read more

City of Toronto's Design Review Panel Tackles New Development

The DRP meets at Toronto City Hall every month, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 24, 2015 12:28 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's unprecedented building boom has resulted in a vast sea of new developments which have transformed the urban landscape of the city forever. On their journey through the planning process, ... read more

Harhay and Carttera Propose 34-Storey Condo for Esplanade Site

Looking southwest towards 75 The Esplanade, image by architectsAlliance
April 24, 2015 10:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities have submitted a proposal to the City of Toronto for a 34-storey condominium to be located at 75 The Esplanade, at the southwest corner with ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
PortsToronto dedicating land for waterfront-area hockey arena; Hot Docs is Here; 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Seagulls at Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
April 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring is here and the waterfront is once again abuzz with the sound of tour boats and birds. With the cold mostly behind us, more photographers are making the journey out to some of our ... read more

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