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Photo of the Day: Golden Hour Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, skyline
August 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline continues to grow with new high-rise developments popping up all around the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

Playground Meets Public Art at New Exhibition Place Splash Pad

Exhibition Place Splash Pad, City of Toronto, terraplan
August 13, 2015 6:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the Pan Am Games having come and gone, and the Parapan Am Games coming to a close in a couple of days, Toronto's summer spectacles are nearly behind us, leaving in their wake an opportunity ... read more

EY Tower Quickly Rising in Financial District

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pederson Fox, WZMH Architects, Toronto
August 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Located in the heart of the Financial District, Oxford Properties' EY Tower is rapidly taking shape at the corner of Sheppard Street and Adelaide Street West. The 900,000-square-foot, 40-storey ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Continues Above and Below Grade

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto by Metrolinx, Crosstown Transit Solutions
August 13, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The long-anticipated construction of the Crosstown LRT line has witnessed substantial activity lately, as the largest Public Private Partnership (P3) in Canadian history continues to make its mark ... read more

Podium of Concert's 88 Scott to Feature Offices and Retail

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
August 13, 2015 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction progresses on the podium levels of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, we are now learning more about the retail, restaurant, and commercial office space that will be included ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Mill Street

Throwback Thursday, Mill Street, Distillery District, Toronto
August 13, 2015 9:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The early-2000s restoration of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery into a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination was the first of many recent changes to the historic site near ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Running hot and cold at City Hall; Is Queens Quay West too confusing?; Regent Park’s newest piece of public art has stories to tell; and more news... Running hot and ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, urban, St. Lawrence Hall
August 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by architect William Thomas in the Renaissance Revival style of architecture, St. Lawrence Hall was completed in 1850, and has since stood proud at the southwest corner of King Street ... read more

Interiors Impress at Time Development Group's Danforth Square

Danforth Square, Kohn Partnership Architects, Time Development Group
August 12, 2015 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time Development Group's Danforth Square will be a major addition to the Warden and Danforth area of Scarborough, bringing 300 new homes to the neighbourhood, including condos starting ... read more

Public Input Sought on Toronto Ward Boundary Changes

Drawing the Lines, Toronto
August 12, 2015 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto has undertaken a study to review the boundaries of Toronto's 44 municipal wards, seeking to ensure that all Toronto residents are equally represented by City Councillors. The ... read more

Sherway Gardens Retailers Announced as Expansion Progresses

Sherway Gardens Expansion, Mississauga, Cadillac Fairview
August 12, 2015 12:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction steadily progresses on a 210,000 square foot, $550 million expansion of Cadillac Fairview's Sherway Gardens, new retailers continue to be announced as the new space begins to come ... read more

Construction Progress at Topped-Off Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele / IBI
August 12, 2015 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since Backstage On The Esplanade condos topped off across the street from its splashier sibling development L Tower, both developed by Cityzen ... read more

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

August 12, 2015 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposal could increase councillors at Toronto City Hall to 58; Toronto hailed as world’s most livable city by NYC magazine; TTC's eighth Bombardier Flexity ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Zone

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, urban
August 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As much of the architecture in Toronto was designed and constructed in the modern era, large expanses of reflective glazing are a common feature in many of our major structures. In today's Photo ... read more

Previewing the Amenites at Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
August 11, 2015 6:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just west of Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza development on St. Clair Avenue West, plans are in motion for a new 26-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed ... read more

Construction Proceeding on St. Michael's Hospital Addition

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower & Emergency Department, Diamond Scmitt
August 11, 2015 3:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since early 2015, when the contract to construct the new 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital was awarded to Bondfield Construction, there has been significant activity on the site, with ... read more

Oben Flats Leslieville Taking Shape on Queen Street East

Oben Flats Leslieville, superkül, Toronto
August 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Trendy shops, a dining scene known for elaborate brunches, and a tight-knit community vibe are some of the many reasons why Leslieville is such an attractive locale for people looking for a fun ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha, Lifetime Developments, Ink Entertainment, Wallman Architects, Toronto
August 11, 2015 11:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last provided an update on the construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences. At the time of our ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rising popularity of ‘skybridges’ in Toronto; Report urges Queen’s Park to create more community hubs; Will early-bird TTC subway service on Sundays continue after the Games?; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sugar Beach and the Redpath Refinery

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sugar Beach, Redpath Refinery
August 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The juxtaposition of recreational and industrial uses is part of what makes Sugar Beach such an interesting space on Toronto's waterfront. The most traditional view of these clashing styles is ... read more