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New Renderings Sweeping Views at The Bennett on Bayview

The Bennett on Bayview, Latch, First Avenue, RAW Design, Toronto
May 10, 2016 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple of months since we introduced The Bennett on Bayview, a 14-storey condominium development from First Avenue Properties and Latch Developments, ... read more

Introducing Leslieville's George Condos and Towns

George Condos and Towns, 1331 Queen Street East, Rockport Group, RAW Design, Tor
May 10, 2016 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's Leslieville area, George Condos and Towns is set to contribute new urban density to Queen Street East. Located a little east of Leslie Street, the ... read more

New Renderings Highlight the Design and Context at Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design, Burlington
May 10, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we shared a video preview focusing on the exterior details of Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, a 26-storey condominium tower coming to Burlington's ... read more

Previewing the Amenities at 'The Vanguard' in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Thornhill, by Devron Development, Kirkor Architects Planners
May 10, 2016 2:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent months, we've introduced Devron Developments' The Vanguard, a 25-storey condominium planned on Yonge Street in Thornhill, just beyond the Toronto city limits. Targeting LEED Gold ... read more

Tunnelling Complete for Western Leg of the Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
May 10, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After three years of hard work, the Province of Ontario has announced the completion of tunnelling for the western leg of the Crosstown LRT project earlier today. The milestone was reached when ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto investigating 'suspicious' voting in Under Gardiner naming; New plan would add 525 km of bike routes to create a true Toronto network; Conditions right ... read more

Photo of the Day: King Street West

Photo of the Day, 1 King West, Toronto, Financial District
May 10, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King Street West is home to many of Canada's tallest buildings, forming a dense canyon lining the stretch running through Toronto's Financial District. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Customizable Suites Available at Avenue Road's The Davies

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
May 9, 2016 5:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For Toronto's discerning high-end home buyers, the ability to customize the size and layout of living spaces is often a complex—or downright impossible—prospect in condominium living. While ... read more

$840m Transit "Promise" Raises More Questions Than It Answers

greenwood TTC Trudeau meeting
May 9, 2016 4:58 pm | by David Brake | Comments
In the wake of previous announcements about increased federal spending on public transit, Trudeau's visit to the TTC's Greenwood rail yards on May 6th prompted speculation by Relief Line activists ... read more

14-Storey Condo to Replace Humber Cinema on Bloor West

2452 Bloor Street West, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 9, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An entertainment landmark in Toronto's Bloor West Village area could soon go the way of the silent film, as the Bloor West Village area's Humber Cinema—constructed in 1948 for the Odeon chain—is ... read more

Tower in the Park Infill Project Planned at 666 Spadina Avenue

May 9, 2016 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Harbord Street, the rental tower at 666 Spadina Avenue is a curious relic of Toronto's mid-to-late 20th century planning. Designed by acclaimed Estonian-Canadian architect Uno Prii, ... read more

Heritage Toronto Plaques Highlight Yorkville's Music History

Gordon Lightfoot, Barbara Hall, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Heritage Toronto Yorkville
May 9, 2016 12:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Amid the modern luxury condominiums and trendy shops that have come to shape contemporary Yorkville, remnants of the neighbourhood's rich musical history lie embedded in the streetscape. Some of ... read more

Shoring Underway as Demolition Continues for Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, Toronto
May 9, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was early this year when the first demolition activity was spotted at the four-and-a-half acre site of Streetcar Developments and Dream's Riverside Square. At that time, it ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction will create delays on Queen Street West for next 5 months; Construction sites can be beautiful: Toronto charity brings art to work sites; Uber debate fractures ... read more

Photo of the Day: GO Home

Photo of the Day, Union Station, Toronto, GO Transit
May 9, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by rodneygaviola, takes us to Union Station for a scene from one of the station's train platforms. This shot shows a ... read more

Consultations Shape Vision for Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Toronto, by Freed, ELAD
May 6, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Few places in Toronto encapsulate the complexities of urban revitalization quite like the Galleria Mall. Outdated, derelict, and plain ugly, the Galleria Mall has long been one of the city's most ... read more

Redesigned Grenadier Square Planned Near High Park

Grenadier Square, GWL, Zeidler Partnership, High Park Bayview, Toronto
May 6, 2016 3:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has been several years since property owner High Park Bayview and developer GWL Realty Advisors first revealed plans for Grenadier Square, for which they obtained zoning ... read more

"Every Economy has its Geography": Richard Florida and the Creative Class Theory

Richard Florida, image courtesy of creativeclass.com
May 6, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, our sister site SkyriseCities.com published a long-form overview of Richard Florida's creative class theory, drawing on UrbanToronto's interview with the acclaimed urban theorist late ... read more

Central Park Ajax: A New Core for a Growing Community

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects
May 6, 2016 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While much of the GTA's recent development boom has been concentrated across Toronto's new high-rise towers, many of the region's surrounding communities are also enjoying unprecedented growth. In ... read more

Sponsored Post: Step Inside 3 Gorgeous Condos in Yorkville

Sponsored Post: Step Inside 3 Gorgeous Condos in Yorkville
May 6, 2016 11:43 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
When we say Yorkville, we probably don’t need to say any more.  Living in this exclusive neighborhood is a dream for many Torontonians—the ones who love busy places and being close to ... read more