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Exploring the Artwork at the New Delta Toronto Hotel

'Superior' by Douglas Coupland, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 3, 2014 2:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Last week, the city's newest hotel began welcoming guests as the Delta Toronto officially opened for service. Developed by bcIMC and GWL Realty, the building, now the tallest hotel-only tower in ... read more

PRK's University Suites Sold Out in Under a Month

University Suites, Teeple Architects, PRK Developments, Kingston
December 3, 2014 2:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The need for long-term housing in university towns like Kingston is on the rise, and while new condominium developments are often targeted at the local market, the seasonal student population is ... read more

Construction Progressing Quickly on the BMO Field Expansion

BMO Field Expansion, Gensler, MLSE, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
December 3, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In October of this year, construction kicked off on Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment's (MLSE) expansion and renovation of BMO Field, home of the Toronto FC Major League Soccer club. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto mayor John Tory pledges ‘open door and an open mind’ at first city council meeting; Bonnie Crombie ushers in post-McCallion era in Mississauga; TTC chair-to-be Josh ... read more

Photo of the Day: Richmond Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Richmond Street
December 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers have always flocked to the upper floors of the Sheraton Centre on Queen Street, for a view of Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall to the north. The Sheraton Centre also has some ... read more

Plaza's Musee and Harhay's oneeleven Condos Progress Side-By-Side

Musée, Plaza, Harhay, oneeleven, Toronto, Quadrangle, Core Architects
December 2, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's trendy King West neighbourhood is the site of much growth these days, as several new condominium developments add even more life to this already thriving area. Much of this development ... read more

GO Transit Extends Further into Richmond Hill

Gormley, GO transit, train, Toronto, Richmond hill, extension, layover
December 2, 2014 4:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
GO Transit and Metrolinx are starting construction of its new Gormley GO train station. As a new terminus of the Richmond Hill GO line, the 7km extension is set to bring transit to ... read more

Back To Front Engages Pedestrians at 300 Front West

300 Front Street West, Tridel, Back to Front, Jason Bruges Studio
December 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public art installations are among the ways that new developments contribute to the pedestrian realm the surrounds them, and while many of these installations passively engage passersby, one new ... read more

Renderings Reveal Quadrangle Design for the Sheppard Centre

Yonge Sheppard Centre Expansion, Quadrangle Architects, RioCan, KingSett Capital
December 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Sheppard intersection is the busiest and most critical in North York's City Centre, and as new growth continues to transform the area, the existing Yonge Sheppard Centre—built in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chair nominee Josh Colle on why there is more to the transit debate than just expansion; Tory defends move to appoint familiar faces from Ford era to key council ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cavalcade of Lights

Photo of the Day, Cavalcade of Lights
December 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year in late-November, Toronto's City Hall plays host to the Cavalcade of Lights, a year-end spectacle that marks the official start of the holiday season. In today's Photo of the Day, which ... read more

66 Isabella Addition Rising in Church-Wellesley Village

December 1, 2014 3:57 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
A residential rental high-rise at 66 Isabella Street in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village is getting a major addition on its east side. Since our last look at the site this past Spring, the ... read more

Lend A Voice In Designing New Public Art For GO Transit

Go Transit, StreetArt, Dundas West, Bloor, Mural
December 1, 2014 11:50 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
UrbanToronto is embarking on a week's worth of stories on public art now under consideration or recently dedicated in the city, with one story for each day this week. The stories will cover art ... read more

Topping Off November 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2014, UrbanToronto
December 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another month is in the books for 2014, so it is once again time for our monthly roundup of the top news headlines, dataBase files and Forum threads on UrbanToronto. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory’s plan ‘to bring the city together': Four deputy mayors — one from each region of Toronto; TTC set to put third new streetcar into service; Linda Jeffrey is set ... read more

Photo of the Day: Stone Guardian

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Commerce Court North, observation deck
December 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most beloved architectural treasures, the historic Commerce Court North is now dwarfed by the modern high-rises of Toronto's Financial District. While most downtown ... read more

West Don Lands Nearly Ready for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Canary District Condos, DundeeKilmer, KPMB Architects, Toronto
November 29, 2014 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The days are counting down until the Pan Am Games arrive in Toronto. As of the end of November 2014 there are 222 left, to be precise. As various venues for the games continue to open, like the ... read more

Ghods' 5959 Yonge to Invigorate North York's Urban Corridor

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
November 29, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Recent and ongoing high-rise development has had a profound effect on North York's Yonge Street corridor over the past few years, and while much of this development has been situated south of ... read more

Insider Q&A: Mazyar Mortazavi of TAS

Insider Q&A: Mazyar Mortazavi of TAS
November 29, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development industry and the various other industries that support it, ranging from public relations to construction and architecture, play an integral role in building our city. We cover all ... read more

Returning to The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums

HighPark Condos, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
November 28, 2014 7:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been exactly a month since we last visited the site of The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums. On our last tour we got up-close and personal with the ... read more