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UPDATED: Renderings Detail Daniels Waterfront Plan

Daniels, Queens Quay, Waterfront, Artscape
February 26, 2015 9:10 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
UPDATE EDITOR: The Daniels Corporation has contacted us about the following story to let us know that a number of the details below no longer reflect the current plans for the Daniels Waterfront ... read more

Metrolinx Encouraging Development at GO and Crosstown LRT Stations

Bathurst, LRT, Metrolinx
February 26, 2015 5:44 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx will take a step into the real estate market tomorrow, when it issues an RFP for development above its new Crosstown LRT stations. Metrolinx has already been using a more hands off ... read more

New Renderings Show Off the Interiors at Ghods' 5959 Yonge Street

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
February 26, 2015 4:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A collection of new images are giving us a better idea of how the interior spaces will look in the two-tower 5959 Yonge Street Condos development proposed for North York by Ghods ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond Meshes Modern with the Past

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
February 26, 2015 4:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we announced the launch of Camrost-Felcorp's Blue Diamond at Imperial Plaza, a new 26-storey tower containing 226 condominium units, to rise next to the developer's condo ... read more

Construction Begins on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place

Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail, LANDinc, West 8, Urbacon, Toronto
February 26, 2015 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
When it opened back in May 1971, Premier Bill Davis said that “The vision and scope of Ontario Place gives promise of our vast potential”. It is now time for this vision to be revisited and bring ... read more

A Look at ME Living Condos' Model Suite

ME Living Condos,Markham Ellesmere, Scarborough, Lash Group, Turner Fleischer
February 26, 2015 1:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development is having a transformational effect on some pockets of Scarborough, where several new condominium projects are promising new vitality for the former borough well into the future. ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Changing View from Granby Street

Throwback Thursday, Aura at College Park, The Met, Granby Street, Toronto
February 26, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new high-rises have been constructed in the Bay/Yonge College/Carlton area over the past several years. That includes two two-towered condo projects Residences of College Park and The Met, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit real estate deals elicit skepticism from TTC officials; Toronto moves toward making more outdoor rinks available; Family claims falling concrete from Gardiner damaged car; ... read more

Photo of the Day: CN Tower Up Close

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CN Tower
February 26, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower no longer holds the title for tallest structure in the world after being surpassed in height by the Burj Khalifa in 2010, and the Abraj Al Bait Towers and Tokyo Skytree in ... read more

484 Yonge Renderings Depict a Reinvigorated Heritage Clock Tower

View from the northeast, image courtesy of Quadrangle Architects
February 25, 2015 7:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Renderings depicting the podium of a proposed 45-storey residential tower at Yonge and Grosvenor have been posted on Quadrangle Architects' website. The KingSett Capital development spans several ... read more

Worsley Urban Partners Launch The Roncy in Roncesvalles Village

The Roncy, Worsley Urban Partners, Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
February 25, 2015 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now learning of plans by developer Worsley Urban Partners to redevelop 422 through 430 Roncesvalles Avenue, located a short distance north of Howard Park Avenue, and walking distance to ... read more

Touring Ryerson's Newly Opened Student Learning Centre

February 25, 2015 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following upon our tour of the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre last week, the building has now soft-opened, and a number of UrbanToronto contributors and photographers have been in to see the ... read more

Exterior Finishing Under Way at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

HighPark Condos, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
February 25, 2015 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums is nearing completion, as finishing touches are applied to the 14-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed ... read more

42-Storey Development Proposed for Bloor Near Spadina

316 Bloor Street West, State Building Group, Bloor and Spadina, Toronto
February 25, 2015 3:10 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Over the past few years, the streets of Toronto have been drastically remodelled as densification is bringing more residential and retail spaces downtown and beyond. Transit being a major booster ... read more

Diam Developments to Add New Mid-Rise 'On The Danforth'

On The Danforth, Diam Developments, onespace unlimited, Toronto
February 25, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now getting our first glimpse at renderings for a new mid-rise condominium development at 2359 Danforth Avenue at Oak Park Avenue, located between Woodbine and Main subway ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPX trains enter intensive, pre-launch testing; Toronto transit agency Metrolinx to take ‘modest first step’ into real estate; Mystery tunnel: five things we can surmise ... read more

Photo of the Day: Setting to the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay Shores, sunset
February 25, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We had quite a sunset this past weekend, and a few photos were posted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool, including today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted by Ben ... read more

Heritage Toronto Releases 'State of Heritage Report'

Market Street now fitted with restaurants and shops, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 24, 2015 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto, a City of Toronto arms-length agency tasked with promoting our architectural, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage, released its 'State of Heritage Report' today. The ... read more

Lecture Series at Ryerson University: Interdisciplinarity

gh3, Ryerson University department of Architectural Science, Toronto, Lecture
February 24, 2015 5:18 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural science will hold a lecture on the theme of interdisciplinarity in architecture. The lecture will be hosted by Pat Hanson, founding partner of gh3, ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza Continues Transformation

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
February 24, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Camrost-Felcorp's reinvention of the former Four Season's Hotel on Avenue Road continues. For the first phase, the former hotel tower was converted into the New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, but ... read more