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Garrison Point Tailors Downtown Living to Young Families

Garrison Point, Cityzen Development Group, Diamond Corp, Fernbrook Homes, bkL
July 29, 2015 6:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The last decade and a half has seen a major cultural and demographic shift in Toronto lifestyles, as Downtown continues to experience an unprecedented influx of new residents. Yet, for all the new ... read more

Toronto Pilot Project Offers Loans for Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), City of Toronto
July 29, 2015 2:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For many older Toronto homes, the high energy costs that come with aging windows and doors, outdated heating and electrical systems, and poor insulation, often make life increasingly expensive. ... read more

ZIGG Condos Offering Intimately Scaled Urban living

ZIGG Condos, Toronto by Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes, Kirkor Architects
July 29, 2015 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto continues to grow vertically, much of the city seems caught in sharp and sudden divides between imposing skyscrapers and single-family homes. In a relatively young city facing such a ... read more

Runnymede Theatre Honoured with Heritage Toronto Plaque

Shoppers Drug Mart, Runnymede Theatre, Heritage Toronto, Marcus Mitanis
July 29, 2015 11:57 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Runnymede Theatre has been a staple in Bloor West Village since its days hosting vaudeville performances in the 1920s. As the atmospheric theatre continually found new life through the years ... read more

Retail Spaces Opening Soon at Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto, retail, LCBO, Longo's, Blue Diamond Co
July 29, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction workers are being replaced by new residents, as occupancy is under way at Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza, a development that has converted and repurposed the historic ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto still discussing possible Expo 2025 bid; HOV lanes a boost for GO bus commuters, says Metrolinx; How this Toronto home went from dream to dilapidated dump over 62 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Streams

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, Spadina, Lake Shore, downtown
July 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing development of Concord CityPlace has brought thousands of new homes and residents to the former railyards west of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, and there are now only a few ... read more

Student Housing Demand Driving Unique Amenities at CentreCourt's Grid Condos

Grid Condos, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group, CentreCourt Developments
July 28, 2015 7:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's high-rise building boom continues at an unprecedented pace, the city's predominantly business-oriented Downtown has rapidly transformed into an attractive and highly desirable place ... read more

Harmony Village Sheppard to Foster Green Living and Wellness

Harmony Village Sheppard, Scarborough, Toronto, City Core Developments
July 28, 2015 3:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just under two months since a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of Harmony Village Sheppard, a new community by City Core Developments and Fortress ... read more

Fuse Condos Now Steadily Rising in Davenport Village

Fuse Condos, Neudorfer Corporation, Channington Developments, Barrett Architect
July 28, 2015 2:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Post-industrial Dupont Street might not be the most sought-after area to live in the city, but Toronto's rapidly growing population and expensive real estate are pushing developers, investors and ... read more

Daniels Waterfront Bringing Mixed-Use Density to Queens Quay

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, Daniels Corporation
July 28, 2015 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the project was announced and ground was broken earlier this year, demolition, shoring, and excavation work has been progressing quickly at the site of Daniels Waterfront: City of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Majority of Torontonians support city’s bid for the Olympics; More frequent "off-peak" service, shorter wait times for 33 TTC routes; HOV lane rules relaxing to allow two ... read more

Photo of the Day: GO Together

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GO Transit, trains
July 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit's trains currently move approximately 187,000 riders on the average weekday, and the green and white train sets are a very familiar sight on Toronto's rail corridors. With the region's ... read more

Crane Rises over DUKE Condos Construction Site in The Junction

DUKE Condos, Toronto, TAS, Quadrangle Architects
July 27, 2015 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Beyond Toronto's rapidly densifying Downtown core of assertively tall skyscrapers and iconic high-rises, the surrounding urban landscape is gradually becoming peppered with mid-rise construction, ... read more

Symmetry Developments' Origami Lofts Taking Shape on Bathurst

Origami Condos, Teeple Architects, Symmetry Developments, Toronto
July 27, 2015 5:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been five and a half months since we covered demolition at the site of Symmetry Developments' Origami, a new Teeple Architects-designed mid-rise on Bathurst Street, north of ... read more

CN Tower Fireworks Show Marks Official Close of Pan Am Games

CN Tower, Fireworks, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 27, 2015 2:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers were out in droves and kids were out far past their bedtimes last night, as crowds gathered at vantage points around the city to witness the Pan Am Games close with a bang, or in ... read more

FIVE Condos' Unique Glazing Installed as Construction Progresses

FIVE Condos, Toronto by MOD, Graywood, FIVE St. Joseph Developments
July 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the construction progress of FIVE Condos on St, Joseph Street, the restored storefront and factory facades on Yonge and St. Joseph streets were revealed for the first ... read more

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

July 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How more drivers can use HOV lanes starting Tuesday; The man behind the star of Pan Am: CN Tower fireworks; Toronto tenants band together, receive settlement after company removes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Street Bascule Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
July 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cherry Street's path through Toronto's industrial Port Lands includes two bascule bridges. The smaller of the two bridges, known as the Cherry Street lift bridge, carries traffic over the Keating ... read more

Many New Condominiums Planned for Bayview and Sheppard

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
July 24, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Close to one of Toronto's premier mid-size malls, offering proximity to Highways 401, 404, and the Don Valley Parkway, and right on the Sheppard Subway line, developers and purchasers are being ... read more