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Construction Set To Begin At The Pemberton Group's U Condos

U Condos in Toronto by Pemberton Group and architectsAlliance
December 14, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work is set to begin on the construction of The Pemberton Group's new U Condos. Located on the southwest corner of Bay and St. Mary Street, this architectsAlliance designed project will feature ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Looking Down On Varsity Stadium From Lanterra Developments' One Bedford Condo

One Bedford in Toronto by Lanterra Developments and KPMB, Page+Steele Architects
December 14, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Urban Toronto forum member tomms has the amazing ability of being able to find himself in all sorts of locations where most of us wouldn't dare go. And he's done it again with today's Photo Of The ... read more

Skyline International Moving Ahead With Canada Tower Hotel And Condos

First Toronto Tower rendering by Harry Stinson and Burka
December 14, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Few sites in Toronto's core neither have languished as a surface parking lot for so long, nor have seen so many different plans come and then go without materializing. Is something finally viable ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 14, 2010

December 14, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Hearn, in danger of demolition, is a part of our heritage (National Post) TTC on track for $60-million surplus (Globe and Mail) Fare system, cleanliness top concerns of new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Worst Intersections: Kingston Road and Morningside (Globe and Mail) Thunder Bay says Ford’s plan to scrap streetcar contracts is ‘very distressing’  (Globe and Mail) Eglinton residents fear ... read more

Jack Diamond's Bridge At St Michael's Hospital Now Glazed

St. Michaels Hospital and Li Ka Shing Institute in Toronto by Diamond and Scmitt
December 13, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
If you asked Torontonians which bridge they consider the most beautiful in the city, the list of responses would likely include the Prince Edward Viaduct over the Don Valley, the Pedestrian & ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Front Street 1928

Front Street in Toronto 1928
December 13, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we will both be highlighting a historic photo of the city's people, places and events, ... read more

A Sidewalk Comes To The South Side Of Richmond - The Final Battle In The War On The Car?

Richmond Street sidewalk in Toronto
December 12, 2010 11:56 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The south side of Richmond Street between Peter Street and just east of Spadina has probably never had a proper sidewalk. That is until now. Here we see it under construction. Sidewalk installed ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Newish LCBO Location At Spadina And King Already Set To Be Redeveloped?

Spadina and King LCBO Redevelopment
December 12, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
The LCBO store at the southeast corner of King and Spadina opened in a new building back on December 4, 2009. At the time many Urban Toronto members criticized the fact that a one storey building ... read more

Lanterra Developments' Burano Condo Reaches 14 Storeys

Burano Condos in Toronto by Lanterra Developments and architectsAlliance
December 12, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Burano Condo, which is located at Bay and Grosvenor, has now reached the 14th of 48 storeys. This should be one striking tower when completed and will make for an interesting view terminus when ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 11, 2010

December 11, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Chris Selley: Nothing different under Ford except mandate (National Post) Peter Kuitenbrouwer: Averting major pipe disaster (National Post) Graphic: Coxwell’s big dig (National Post) Why the ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010 4:53 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Mayor Ford’s first meeting: ‘We got everything we wanted’ (National Post) Ford’s executive votes to abolish car tax (National Post) City group led by John Tory announces name change to ... read more

Concord Adex's Discovery 1 & 2 Condos Come With Multiple Colours Of Glass

Discovery 1 & 2 at Concord Park Place in Toronto by Concord Adex, Quadrangle
December 10, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Concord Park Place's rapidly growing Discovery 1 & 2 condos are adding a touch of colour to North York. The two 28 storey towers are clad in a dark glass unique in this part of the world. And ... read more

Touring Menkes and Lifetime's Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Tower Construction

Four Seasons Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAlliance
December 10, 2010 1:00 am | by Doug Convoy | Comments
For this instalment on the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences by Menkes Developments, Lifetime Developments, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Urban Toronto brings you more views inside ... read more

Photo Of The Day (Night): Graywood Development and Cadillac Fairview's Ritz-Carlton Lights Up The Night

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Condo in toronto by Graywood and Page + Steele Architect
December 10, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
 The new Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo is almost done and now the lights are starting to come on. And the lights are revealing just how beautiful this building is. The Graywood ... read more

Southcore Centre and Ïce Condos To Expand Toronto's Skyline

Southcore Financial Centre by bcIMC and KPMB Architects with Steele + Page/IBI
December 10, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member Wylie Poon recently created Sketch-Up models for Great West Life Realty Advisors and bcIMC's Southcore Centre towers in Google Earth, and provided the Forum with these terrific ... read more

Is the MaRS Discovery District Final Phase Restarting?

MaRS Discovery District Phase 2 is designed by Bregman + Hamann
December 9, 2010 5:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has been featuring a number of projects this week that are the subject of current rumours and speculation regarding their status. Today we look at the final phase of MaRS, a ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010 11:28 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Chris Selley: No, I’m not angry at Don Cherry (National Post) $64-million: Cost to city if vehicle-registration tax is axed on Jan. 1 (Globe and Mail) Ford starts as he means to go on – ... read more

Rumours Circulating That A 50 Storey Office Tower Plus Bus Terminal Is Coming To 45 Bay Street

45 Bay Street is being developed by SITQ.
December 9, 2010 11:24 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Rumours have been circulating in recent days that a 50 storey office tower is coming to 45 Bay Street. The site is owned by SITQ, the real estate arm of The Caisse, Quebec's large ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre's KPMG Signage Is Not Plastic

The Bay Adelaide Centre is owned by Brookfield and was designed by WZMH.
December 9, 2010 12:53 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day totally took us by surprise. We had no idea the the KPMG signage atop the new Bay Adelaide Centre was some type of vinyl or rubber. We would have ... read more