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News Headlines From Around The Internet For April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 12:34 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
CAMH launches Phase Two redevelopment (Toronto Star) Incineration: a recycling killer? (Toronto Star) Urban designer quits in dispute over waterfront sports complex (Toronto Star) What to do with ... read more

Trump Tower Continues to Rise: Photo Updates

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto
April 3, 2010 12:35 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump Toronto continues to rise high in the sky. These pictures from April 3rd by forum member drum118 show where the project currently stands. The soon to be second tallest building in the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Coming Into Toronto

Photo Of The Day: Coming Into Toronto Via Pearson Airport
April 1, 2010 10:35 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Flying into Pearson Airport. The eastern approach gives us a good look at the downtown skyline. Image by flar read more

RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Expansion Approved

RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Expansion Approved
April 1, 2010 3:48 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A quick update from our reporter at City Hall. Yonge Eglinton Centre expansion rezoning application has passed at City Council, with some amendments. Please find below our mash up of the motion ... read more

CrystalBlu Crane Comes Down - Great Photo Essay

Crystal Blu condo Toronto by Bazis Inc and Varacalli Architects
April 1, 2010 12:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Forum member Casaguy recently moved into his new condo at, would you believe it, Casa Condos of all places. It has provided him a birds-eye view of a lot of new development in the Yonge and ... read more

Westbank's Shangri-La Preparing To Leave Earth Behind

Living Shangri-La Toronto hotel and condos by Westbank and Hariri Pontarini
April 1, 2010 7:49 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Shangri-La at street level finally ready to head skyward. Photo taken from the St. Andrews Conference Centre. Shangri La Photo by Geekaroo read more

Fire At CrystalBlu By Bazis International

Photo of the Fire at CrystalBlu Condominium Toronto By Bazis International
April 1, 2010 1:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
While we are on the topic of CrystalBlu, here are some shots of the fire that broke out last night. The fire department had this under control quite quickly. No word on why this happened but ... read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For April 1, 2011

April 1, 2010 1:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Tipsy crane shuts Sherbourne (National Post) Your City My City: Don’t tear down Gardiner (Toronto Star) Olive: Unwillingness to spend costs GTA (Toronto Star) Council should get behind ... read more

Crane Topples At Empire Communities' The Modern Condo

Toppled Crane at Richmond and Sherbourne. The Modern Condo by Empire Communities
March 31, 2010 12:57 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A quick update from the Modern Condo construction site where a toppled crane has apparently knocked out power in the area. The condo is being constructed on the northeast corner of Richmond and ... read more

Former Torch Remade Ad City-TV & OMNI-TV's H.Q.

March 31, 2010 2:48 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
One of the most unfortunate additions to the city in recent years is starting to get a bit of a makeover. The building, formerly known as Torch, has had major issues since its inception. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The 401's 18 Lanes

18 Lanes on Highway 401 in Mississauga
March 31, 2010 12:05 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The 401 is the world's busiest freeway. Not surprising then that it hits 18 lanes in spots like this section in Mississauga. Not very urban friendly but pretty cool to look at from above. Image by ... read more

Redevelopment of Northwest Corner of Queen and McCaul

Artists Rendering of 226 Queen Street West
March 30, 2010 2:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Redevelopment is coming to Queen and McCaul according to councillor Adam Vaughan's newsletter. He reports: read more

Waterfront Toronto: East Bayfront Construction Updates (March 17, 2010)

Update on Construction at Sugar Beach
March 30, 2010 1:50 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work on the East Bayfront continues largely hidden behind hoarding. Waterfront Toronto's latest update from their March 17 board meeting bring us up to speed on the work that's going on back ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from The Internet For March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 12:44 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Protesters tell developers to park it, Congestion costing $5 billion annually, Transit still not a priority for province + more news. read more

It Was 56 Years Ago Today...

Yonge Subway Line Toronto Opened March 30, 1954
March 30, 2010 10:38 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
It was 56 ago today, Leslie Frost and Allan Lamport taught the band to play. They've been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you, the act ... read more

Ritz-Carlton Cladding Reaching For The Top

Cladding Underway at the Ritz-Carlton
March 30, 2010 12:23 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Cladding now reaches the roof portion of this signature building. We now await the cladding of the slanted roof. Cladding Underway at the Ritz-Carlton courtesy of nicetommy read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 12:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Walk Under Toronto: A difficult PATH to follow (National Post) Disney eyeing office space at CBC headquarters (Toronto Star) Artfully mapping Toronto (Toronto Star) Toronto commuting times ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bloor Street Revitalization

Photo of the Day showing construction of the Bloor Street Revitalization
March 30, 2010 12:11 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This will be the second summer of work on revitalizing Bloor Street. Can't wait to see it fully completed. Image by androiduk read more

Toronto Community Housing's New Project: Block 31

City Place Map, Toronto, Blocks 36, 32 and 31
March 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Last week we took a look at the new TCHC projects coming to the west end of the old rail lands. Namely Blocks 36, 32 and 31. Now comes word that changes are coming to Block 31. City Place Map, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 9:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Battle over Midtown's 'windswept wasteland (Toronto Sun) $4B transit funding delay leaves Miller furious, observers perplexed (National Post) In new Yonge/Eglinton debate, a switch of roles for ... read more