news

Quality Materials Mark Exterior of North Drive's The High Park

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, Quadrangle
August 12, 2016 4:59 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since our last construction update on North Drive Investments' The High Park, the condominium development on Bloor across from Toronto's most famous park has come a long way. ... read more

Marlin Spring's Canvas Condominium Coming to The Danforth

Canvas Condominium, Marlin Spring, Graziani + Corazza, Toronto
August 12, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We first learned of plans to redevelop a stretch of Danforth Avenue east of Woodbine back in late-2015 via a rezoning application filed with the City of Toronto's Planning Department. In the ... read more

Morning on Bloor Street: Optimism Launches Bike Lane Pilot

The crowd gathers for the announcement, image by Stefan Novakovic
August 12, 2016 11:41 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It wasn't yet 8:30 AM, but the crowd already spread across both sides of Toronto's Lippincott Street. Donning helmets and safety gear, the gathering spilled out onto Bloor Street as cycling ... read more

Modern Townhomes to Complement Teeple-Designed SQ2

SQ2 and adjacent townhome block, image courtesy of Tridel
August 12, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction progresses on SQ Condos—the first condominium development in Tridel's master-planned redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park community—sales are well under way for the ... read more

Penthouses at Whitehaus Make For Spacious Homes in the Sky

Whitehaus, Lifetime Developments, Knightstone Capital, Diamond Schmitt
August 12, 2016 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a number of developments already under construction in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area, several more in various stages of planning and approvals, and a new transit line under construction, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What the giant mural at Yonge and St. Clair says about Toronto; New Bloor bike lanes in Toronto must pass ‘rigorous’ tests; Toronto group crowdsources map of public seating; ... read more

Photo of the Day: On a Balcony

Resident on a balcony at Absolute World in Mississauga, image by Matt via Flickr
August 12, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Matt, features a close-up view of a Mississauga landmark. This shot reveals a resident of the iconic Absolute World ... read more

One Bloor East: Tower Levels Coming Together at City's Tallest

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 11, 2016 5:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this week, UrbanToronto had the opportunity to tour Toronto's tallest construction site, taking in the progress at Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Taking stock of the podium levels, our ... read more

Demolition Paving Way for Gupta's Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta Group, Page + Steele / IBI, Toronto
August 11, 2016 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over ten months since a ground breaking ceremony marked the official start of construction for Gupta Group's Dundas Square Gardens, demolition is helping clear the Dundas and Jarvis ... read more

Details of Park Hyatt Conversion Project Come to Light

Park Hyatt Renovation, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, KPMB Architects
August 11, 2016 3:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The 18th story rooftop lounge where Mordecai Richler (and more than one of his literary surrogates) knocked back successions of scotch isn't going anywhere. According to updated documents released ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Spaces at Graywood's SCOOP Condos

SCOOP Condos, Toronto, by Graywood, SMV Architects
August 11, 2016 1:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Old Weston Road, Graywood's SCOOP Condos is introducing mid-rise density to Toronto's St. Clair West. Set to be built out in three phases, the infill development will transform a ... read more

Construction Progresses at The Signature in Downtown Markham

The Signature, Markham, Remington Group, Quadrangle Architects
August 11, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Little more than an ambitious vision back when Enterprise Drive was completed in 2005, Markham’s new purpose-built 243-acre mixed-use Downtown continues to evolve as new buildings are added to the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto Harbour Commission Building

Throwback Thursday, Toronto Harbour Commission Building, South Core
August 11, 2016 10:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Toronto Harbour Commission Building was at one time the southernmost building in Toronto, though harbour infill and urban development have since allowed the city to grow two more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 9:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Train platform changes start at Union Station; Nope, the Private Sector Doesn’t Magically Pay For High Speed Rail; Councillor ‘exasperated’ as chain eatery opens at ... read more

Photo of the Day: York University Station

York University Station under construction, image by dtstuff9 via Flickr
August 11, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension is in the process of adding 6 new stations to the western leg of the TTC's Line 1. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto ... read more

One Bloor East: Podium Levels Take Shape at Yonge and Bloor

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 10, 2016 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By virtue of its height alone, Toronto's One Bloor East can claim iconic status in its prominent mid-city location. As a work in progress, Great Gulf's 76-storey tower is already a focal point and ... read more

On The Park Evolves With Attention-Grabbing New Design

On the Park, Toronto, by Tridel, Graziani + Corazza
August 10, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once home to Toronto's Inn on the Park, a revised plan has emerged for the Leslie Street site of the On The Park development. Early last year, a Tridel project to redevelop the site came online, ... read more

Vita on the Lake: The Next Step in Humber Bay Shores' Growth

Vita on the Lake, Toronto, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects
August 10, 2016 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over a month since we first discussed Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes' plans to add a 53-storey condominium tower to Toronto's growing Humber Bay Shores skyline. ... read more

A First Look at Suite Interiors for The Kennedys Condominiums

The Kennedys Condominiums, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, SAMM Developments
August 10, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been following SAMM Developments' intensification plans for the Delta Toronto East Hotel site at Kennedy Road and the 401 in Scarborough. Dubbed 'The Kennedys', the development ... read more

Explainer: Business Improvement Area

A retailer in the world's first ever BIA, in Toronto's Bloor West Village, image
August 10, 2016 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The term BIA (Business Improvement Area) is one that often shows up on UrbanToronto, with local streetscapes and businesses—and even new developments—strongly influenced by the presence of BIA's ... read more