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Empire Puts a Welcome Rain in the Forecast for Oakville

Scale Model of Rain Condos Oakville by Empire Communities, image by Craig White
July 29, 2011 10:59 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto visited Oakville recently as the sales centre for Empire Communities' Rain Condos briefly previewed for the first time. Rain, at the northeast corner of Kerr Street and Speers Road, ... read more

Installation Of The Corner LED Light Feature Begins On Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto by Talon International
July 29, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work begins on the installation of the corner LED light feature that will run the 900 foot length of Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto. Here, in this photo by UrbanToronto forum member ... read more

Then and Now: Maple Leaf Stadium

Maple Leaf Stadium Lakeshore Blvd W, Toronto, circa 1960
July 29, 2011 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: Maple Leaf Stadium on Lakeshore Blvd. West, around 1960. The Maple Leafs were a baseball team. :) Now: May 2011. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011 9:40 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto's 22-hour council meeting ends with one message: don't cut, stench causes Victoria Park subway station evacuation, that time Toronto filled in the harbour and more. Toronto’s 22-hour ... read more

UrbanToronto Visits The AvenDale's Sales Centre

Detail of the port cochere at Minto's The AvenDale condos Toronto
July 29, 2011 8:59 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Yesterday we spoke with Don Schmitt of Diamond + Schmitt Architects about The AvenDale condominium by Minto.  Today, we take a closer look at The AvenDale's scale model and Brian ... read more

Beige Midtown Slowly Being Transformed By Glass Towers

Burano, Aura at College Park & Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences condos
July 29, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The midtown area is rapidly being transformed as new glass towers join the previously predominant mix of brick and precast beige buildings. Today's Photo Of The Day shows a few new glass towers ... read more

Petition to Rename Market Street 'Oberman Way'

Market Street, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto
July 28, 2011 12:31 pm | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Back in March, the Toronto building, architecture and heritage communities suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Woodcliffe Poperties President Paul Oberman. UrbanToronto reported it ... read more

UrbanToronto Talks AvenDale with Don Schmitt of Diamond + Schmitt Architects

UrbanToronto sits down with Don Schmitt, image by Craig White
July 28, 2011 10:56 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Late last week UrbanToronto had the pleasure of sitting down with Don Schmitt, principal at Diamond + Schmitt Architects, for a discussion about Minto's most recent condominium offering, The ... read more

ELAD Canada bringing Emerald City to Don Mills and Sheppard

ELAD Canada's Emerald City Condo Complex Toronto
July 28, 2011 9:50 am | by Arik Day | Comments
ELAD Canada's premier Toronto development, Emerald City, is set to reshape the southeast corner of Don Mills and Sheppard, directly across from Fairview Mall. Not to be confused with ... read more

Then and now: Wellington and Windsor

Wellington and Windsor intersection, Toronto, 1950
July 28, 2011 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: Southeast corner of Wellington and Windsor, 1950. A warehouse, obviously. Now: May 2011. A Hydro facility of some kind; a "sub-station," maybe. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011 9:40 am | by Editor | Comments
Trainspotters stalking TTC for glimpse of Toronto Rocket, Margaret Atwood's inspiring defense of Toronto's libraries, a visual history of Kensington Market and more. John Tory on the Greater ... read more

Viewing Canderel Stoneridge's Aura at College Park Condos From The Backside

Aura at College Park Condos Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge
July 28, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
All of our coverage so far on Aura at College Park condos has taken place from the Yonge and Gerrard Street frontages. And that makes sense considering that where it will be making its ... read more

MaRS Centre Phase 2 Construction Set To Resume

MaRS Centre Toronto, Phase 2
July 27, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Big news yesterday when the Province of Ontario announced that construction on MaRS Centre Phase 2 would resume after a three year delay. Phase 1 of the complex was completed in 2005, and phase 2 ... read more

Then and Now: Penrose Fish & Chips

Penrose Fish & Chips, Mount Pleasant Ave, Toronto, circa 1950
July 27, 2011 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Penrose Fish and Chips opened in 1950. It is still run by the Johnstone family. This looks to be a picture from that era. Probably the only midtown fish and chip ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 9:40 am | by Editor | Comments
Mayor Ford admits to phone use while driving, Doug Ford blames union marching orders for public criticism and says he's close libraries, tells Margaret Atwood to get elected and more news from ... read more

Work to move Heritage Building continues at Pinnacle On Adelaide Condos

The Pinnacle on Adelaide Condos Toronto by Pinnacle International
July 27, 2011 8:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
On Monday we took a quick look at work that was going on at Pinnacle On Adelaide condos in preparation to move a heritage building. Today we have more detailed photos of the work. Below ... read more

TD Centre Renovation Forces The Cows To Move

TD Centre Toronto courtyard renovation
July 27, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Probably our favourite courtyard in the city is the one at the TD Centre. This is mainly due to the fact it is framed by our favourite towers in the city. This summer, due to reconstruction, the ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Officially Opens Sherbourne Common North

Sherbourne Common North officially opened by Waterfront Toronto
July 26, 2011 5:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
*STORY NOW UPDATED WITH EVENING PHOTOS OF THE ILLUMINATED FOUNTAINS* Waterfront Toronto today officially opened the portion of Sherbourne Common north of Queens Quay. read more

Great Gulf Homes Prepares To Launch Monde Condominiums

Alternating balconies at Monde Condominiums, Toronto, by Great Gulf Homes
July 26, 2011 3:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
At the opening of Sherbourne Common North today it was revealed that the new name for Great Gulf Homes' Waterfront condominium project will be Monde. First announced last year as Parkside, with a ... read more

New 65 Storey Condo and 54 Storey Office planned by Cadillac Fairview for 156 Front West

156 Front West Condo and Office Tower by Cadillac Fairview
July 26, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The boom in Toronto seems to be continuing unabated as new projects keep coming down the pipeline. Word has come to us that Cadillac Fairview has recently applied to construct a two tower complex ... read more