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Developers Open Dialogue On Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria mall, Urban Strategies, Public Work, BA, Freed, Elad, hariri pontarini
January 25, 2016 4:17 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Situated at the southwest corner of Dufferin and Dupont Streets, the Galleria Shopping Centre was recently purchased by Freed Developments and ELAD Canada at a price tag of $80 million. Last ... read more

Urban Land Institute to Host 'Startup City' Event This Week

Urban Land Institute, Startup City, ULI, Toronto
January 25, 2016 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto remains the country's economic heart, increasing real estate prices are edging entrepreneurs and business start-ups out of the city centre, which makes us ask ourselves; is Toronto’s ... read more

Below-Grade Levels Progressing for E Condos' South Tower

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
January 25, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly three months after the October, 2015, 3,300 cubic metre concrete pour formed the foundation raft slab for the south tower of Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan's E ... read more

Above Grade Progress Apparent at Daniels' The Bartholomew

The Bartholomew, Quadrangle Architects, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
January 25, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew reached a major milestone when work hit grade back at the end of October, and since then work has been progressing on the initial above-ground ... read more

Enigma on the Park Renewing West End Toronto Neighbourhood

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
January 25, 2016 12:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
From the leafy enclave of MacGregor Park, adjacent to a school field, and nestled between Bloordale, Brockton Village, and the Barrie GO Rail tracks, the future site of Aragon's Enigma on the ... read more

Sponsored Post: The New Industrial Building

The New Industrial Building: How (and Why) Functional Spaces Are Going Chic
January 25, 2016 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
The New Industrial Building: How (and Why) Functional Spaces Are Going Chic To prove that art is useful, one need only point to architecture. There is no denying that Toronto’s Old City Hall (or ... read more

Excavation Underway for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
January 25, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last visited the site of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station, a Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium tower set to rise 37 storeys over Wellesley ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Expect ‘bold, transformative’ changes in Toronto public housing report; John Tory's transit plans aren't perfect, but they're a step in the right ... read more

Photo of the Day: Vortex

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Frank Gehry
January 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by edk7, we are shown the underside of the iconic Slaight-Gattuso stairway at the Art ... read more

Relief Line Alliance Raising Public Support For New Subway Line

Toronto Relief Line Alliance
January 22, 2016 6:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the midst of the ongoing saga that is the transit file at City Hall, amid the deafening din of endless discussion, debate, red-faced outrage, and misinformation, co-founder Louis Mark of ... read more

The Idea of Toronto: Nathalie de Vries Speaks at Ryerson

January 22, 2016 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I walked down [Yonge] street, and I thought, 'where is everybody?'" wondered the Dutch architect, garnering a self-conscious laugh from the audience at Toronto's Ryerson University. "Then I went ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime's The Code Condo Tops Off on St. Clair West

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
January 22, 2016 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost three months since we visited the site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, a 9-storey, Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Gladstone Hotel Hosts 13th 'Come Up To My Room' Exhibition

Crystal Chandelier, Virginia Melnyk, Gladstone Hotel, Come Up To My Room
January 22, 2016 3:48 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A staple in the West Queen West neighbourhood, the Gladstone Hotel's quirky spaces and vibrant atmosphere serve as a magnet for creative events of all kinds. One of these is 'Come Up To My Room' ... read more

Interior Design Show 2016 at Convention Centre this Weekend

interior design show, toronto, Citizens and Collaborators, Ontario Wood
January 22, 2016 2:22 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For the eighteenth consecutive year, the Interior Design Show (IDS) is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend. Celebrating Canadian and international designers, the ... read more

Scarborough Transit Plan: Nuanced Planning Over 'SUBWAYS'

The new Scarborough transit network, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
January 22, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The three-stop 'subways, Subways, SUBWAYS' expansion into Scarborough, that—through an illogically Fordian war of attrition—fought its way through City Councill to become the City's preferred ... read more

We're Hiring: Social Media and Community Manager

January 22, 2016 11:20 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto.ca and SkyriseCities.com have an opening for a Social Media and Community Manager to join our team. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate will ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the Gardiner Expressway, everything new is old again; 6 challenges ahead of the Scarborough transit plan; Toronto expected to fetch record price as it heads to market; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Park Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Park Place, Regent Park
January 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction continues to transform Toronto's Regent Park community with the addition of new residential units, public spaces, and improved urban planning. The most recent condominium ... read more

Gardiner Hybrid Options Continue their Costly Evolution

January 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last summer's East Gardiner boondoggle vote, the project's proponents—the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto—have been left with the difficult task that of overseeing what threatened ... read more

Getting a Peek at Yonge Eglinton Centre's New Rooftop Patio

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
January 21, 2016 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after the August 20th opening of anchor tenant Winner's on the second level of RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre expansion, a new element of the development is now ... read more