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Checking out the Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes Village

Pan Am games, Parapan Am Games, CIBC, Athletes Village, TO2015, Toronto
June 16, 2015 5:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In 24 days, over 10,000 athletes and coaches from around the world will flood the Greater Toronto Area for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Hosting such a large scale international ... read more

Introducing Spice Urban Towns in Scarborough

Spice Urban Towns, Spice Danforth, Hi-Rise Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
June 16, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's growing empty-nester demographic is fueling the demand for condominium-style living, in areas traditionally built out with single family dwellings, like the quiet Oakridge community in ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Launches Re-Vamped 2015 Season

Planners in Public Spaces (Pips), Toronto by City of Toronto
June 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since 2013, the City of Toronto Planning Division has held an annual, month-long public outreach program called Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS). With a municipal bureaucracy that, at times, feels ... read more

Tridel's SQ2 At Alexandra Park Following on Success of SQ Condos

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, Toronto
June 16, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is already well under way at the site of Tridel's SQ Condos, the first market condominium development to be built in the large-scale redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park ... read more

Sponsored Post: 6 Slideshows That Highlight Toronto’s Growth in Recent Years

Comparison slideshow of Toronto's recent growth
June 16, 2015 9:25 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto is known as the North American city with the biggest number of highrises under construction, surpassing New York City by almost 50%.The real estate listings portal Point2 Homes has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a tour inside the Toronto Pan Am Games athletes’ village; Ontario, Ottawa at odds over funding for Scarborough subway; TTC to offer 10-minute service on 47 surface ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Audience

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Michael Snow's The Audience, SkyDome, Rogers Centre
June 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mounted on the east and west ends of the north side of the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), "The Audience", an installation by artist Michael Snow, is a familiar feature to many. In today's Photo ... read more

Originality on Display Within Picasso Condos' Walls

10th floor amenity area, Toronto, Picasso, Teeple Architects, Monarch, Goldman
June 15, 2015 6:18 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The disassembling of the tower crane at Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos marks another milestone for the Teeple Architects-designed building, located ... read more

Wayfinding Project Launches Downtown Ahead of Pan Am Games

T0360 Wayfinding Strategy, City of Toronto
June 15, 2015 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Toronto growing in popularity as a tourist destination, a new wayfinding system is getting set to roll out across the city by 2017. As it stands, no centralized, coordinated wayfinding system ... read more

Ground Breaking At The Colours of Emerald City

The Colours of Emerald City, II BY IV Design Associates,WZMH Architects, ELAD Ca
June 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located just off of Don Mills Road in North York, Emerald City is a new community comprised of high-rise condominiums and townhomes knitted into a neighbourhood of pre-existing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Should Pearson be the Union Station of the west GTA?; Positive city report may see Adelaide, Richmond bike lanes extended; $2 billion cost of burying Gardiner Expressway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Clouds

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, storm, city, urban, view
June 15, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring is here, and with it comes some pretty intense weather. Last week's heavy downpour in the Downtown Core made for some impressive photographic opportunities, like the image featured in ... read more

UrbanToronto Forum Closed for Maintenance This Weekend

image by Jack Landau
June 12, 2015 9:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Unbeknownst to you, dear readers, UT's developers have recently been busy working behind the scenes on some exciting new updates to our Forum. What was once a few "skyscraper geeks" discussing new ... read more

Tower Crane Comes Down at Landmark Picasso Condos

June 12, 2015 6:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We were fortunate enough today to tour the Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos, a 39-storey tower to the west of Downtown Toronto which is quickly establishing ... read more

Great Gulf's One Bloor East Standing Tall at 63 Storeys

One Bloor East, First Gulf Homes, Toronto
June 12, 2015 4:29 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since our last update back in April, construction on what will soon be Great Gulf Homes' signature Toronto condo, One Bloor East, has risen another 17 storeys, having now ... read more

Next Round of Relief Line Public Consultations Coming

Relief Line, Toronto by City Planning Division and TTC
June 12, 2015 1:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a quickly expanding population and increasing density throughout the city, parts of the Toronto subway system are becoming increasingly strained. Adding to this, the proposed extension of the ... read more

Mayor's Task Force on Community Housing to Hold Public Meeting

Toronto Community Housing
June 12, 2015 11:24 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following a series of community meetings in May, the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing is hosting a public consultation on June 22nd. Chaired by senator (and former Toronto Mayor) ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council votes for hybrid Gardiner, scoring a win for Tory; Ismaili Centre’s garden takes root in Toronto; A sense of civic failure hangs over Gardiner decision; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sugar Beach

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sugar Beach
June 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening in 2010, the artificial "Sugar Beach" has become a well-visited waterfront hangout. Located next to Corus Quay, and across the Jarvis Slip from the Redpath Sugar Refinery, Sugar ... read more

Ground Breaking Marks Start of Work at Wellesley on the Park

Wellesley on the Park, Lanterra, KPMB, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
June 11, 2015 7:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
On a warm and sunny afternoon earlier today, City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam led a ceremonial ground breaking event heralding the beginning of the end for the saga surrounding the vacant lot at ... read more