Since 2011, UrbanToronto's dataBase has been bringing together the facts, figures and renderings of hundreds of projects making waves today. Our readers and Forum members have been instrumental in helping us put together all the components needed to make each project's page successful. Today marks another milestone for the growing dataBase as our 500th entry has just gone live!
It's called StudioCentre, and it's a proposal by SmartCentres currently going through the planning process to rework studio lands at 629 Eastern Avenue as both a working film studio — called Revival, it's already operational, with both TV shows and movies being shot there — while the rest of the site is proposed to be retail, restaurant, and office space, with plenty of public open space between the buildings. Click on the link above (or the one at the end of the article) and like with all of our dataBase entries, you'll get a full raft of renderings.
As our dataBase has grown, so too have its features. With stellar renderings, floorplans, pricing mechanisms and more, our dataBase tells you everything you need to know, whether you are a curious observer or an eager buyer. Our new Company Profiles also let you see who's got the best interior designs, courtyards or architecture: click on the linked company names and you'll now see all of their projects on UrbanToronto.
Projects underway or in the pipeline make up the back bone of our collection and as Toronto's design and architecture seem to be getting better every year, we expect the best is still to come. Adding to the growing trend of developments that include heritage preservation/restoration in the city, Five St. Joseph is quickly becoming one of our reader's favourite projects.
Once buildings are finished though, our dataBase acts as a vitural archive of projects in the city with a collection of construction photos, floorplans and facts. It's sort of like a development Museum! Completed in 2011, 77 Charles West has gone on to become one of the city's most exclusive adresses with massive units and beautiful interiors. The sales info will soon disappear from most pages on the internet, but you will always be able to find 77 Charles West info and renderings on UrbanToronto.
With new residents moving in the Toronto region is experiencing a commercial and office tower boom. Firms from across the world are vying to make their mark on our skyline and the results, sometimes, can be beautiful! One potentially iconic office building under construction now is the new Ernst & Young Tower in the downtown core, and our dataBase includes an impressive collection of renderings and stats for this project.
To connect people between home and work, our dataBase includes entries of some of the largest transit projects across the GTA. Toronto's Spadina Subway Extension, the largest subway project in over 20 years, is currently making its way to the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Architects went to great lengths to make sure the line made its mark in the region with gorgeous station designs and as construction continues we're seeing how these visions are realized. Black Creek Pioneer Village Station, shown below with its original name on the roof, is just one of six Spadina line stations in the dataBase. You'll find more transportation projects there too.
With all the new building construction, great public open spaces and parks are essential to escape the commotion of the city and unwind our lives. Along the lake, Waterfront Toronto has done great work in greening our water's edge. One of the most iconic projects to date has been Sherbourne Common and Canada's Sugar Beach in the burgeoning East Bayfront community. You'll find a dataBase entry for it along with many other major new park projects.
The retailing industry is also expanding to serve to growing needs of GTA consumers in a growing economy. In North York, the premier Yorkdale Mall has been undergoing a massive expansion, soon to be adding yet another suite of top tier retailers to its already impressive range, including Canada's first Tesla car dealership.
As institutions try to keep up with economic growth, UrbanToronto's dataBase has also kept track of the various hospitals, schools, community centres and more institutions now being built. Our latest addition is the architectural marvel that is the new Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.
As the building frenzy continues across the GTA, UrbanToronto will update our dataBase as quickly as we can, so stay tuned as we add even more entries and new features! Thanks to all our readers and members who support us and keep us informed about all the activity: without you, we couldn't pull it off!
Checkout the many dataBase entries below for all the info on these select projects and dive into their associated forum threads or post a comment below to have your ideas heard.