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St. Clair Streetcar Stops Adorned with Public Art

'Meeting' by Panya Clark Espinal, at Dunvegan. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2011.07.
July 11, 2011 10:59 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Residents and business owners on St. Clair Avenue West have endured an extensive and controversial Transit Improvement Project designed to improve streetcar service in the area. Now, instead of ... read more

Rêve Condos By Tridel Adds Some Impressive Touches As It Nears Completion

Rêve Condos Toronto developed by Tridel with design by Wallman Architects
July 11, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
A few months ago there were some intense debates within the UrbanToronto forum regarding Rêve Condos, with negative comments focusing on the building's overwhelming blackness. That was before ... read more

Then and Now: Bloor and Yonge

Yonge and Bloor, Toronto, 1924
July 11, 2011 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: 13 Bloor Street West, looking east. March 31, 1924. We covered a bit of the territory here when we talked about the Traders Bank at the northeast corner of Yonge and Bloor recently — there ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011 9:39 am | by Editor | Comments
A river's-edge view of Canada's newest national park, there's a new model in town for city builders, Yonge Street redesign drives battle between business and pedestrian and more. A river’s-edge ... read more

Cladding Begins On Cityscape and Dundee Realty's Clear Spirit Condos

Clear Spirit Condominiums at the Distillery by Cityscape and Dundee Realty
July 11, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Design is by architectsAlliance with interiors by Chase Architecture and Ava Janikowski Architect. read more

NY Place Condos the Latest Addition to Daniels' NY Towers Community

Construction at NY Place in June 2011, image courtesy of The Daniels Corporation
July 8, 2011 4:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Daniels Corporation is adding another building to its skyline-defining NY Towers community near Bayview and Sheppard in North York. This building is NY Place, an 8-storey boutique condominium ... read more

Oxford Properties Release Renderings For New Office Building At 100 Adelaide Street West

100 Adelaide St. W. / Richmond Adelaide III Office Toronto by Oxford Properties
July 8, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The office space boom just keeps coming as Toronto's core continues to boom. Today we have word that Oxford Properties is now starting the marketing for a new tower at 100 Adelaide West. Also ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Kenilworth

Queen and Kenilworth, Toronto, 1934
July 8, 2011 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: Northwest corner of Kenilworth and Queen, October 15, 1934. I remember handlebar bike baskets. If you loaded them up, as I did, with newspapers, the bike only wanted to go straight.  ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011 9:45 am | by Editor | Comments
Why Toronto pays the most for parking in Canada, Bixi Toronto hits 100,000-ride mark, would you buy groceries on a TTC platform? and more. Anti-poverty advocates decry plan to scrap priority ... read more

First Tower At Amexon's South Beach Condos Nears Completion

South Beach Condos Toronto by Amexon Development Corporation
July 8, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The is taken by UrbanToronto forum member cruzin4u. It shows the first tower at South Beach condos almost completed from the west side, opposite the east side with its coming ... read more

Breaking! Renderings For New Bridge From CityPlace To Front Street West.

New Bridge From CityPlace To Front Street West By Concord Adex
July 7, 2011 2:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Earlier today we ran a story on the new bridge from CityPlace to Front Street West. Well we now have renderings. Thanks to an UrbanToronto member that wishes to remain anonymous.  read more

Lifetime and BLVD's Liberty Market Lofts Approaching Ground Level

Concrete pour at the Liberty Market Lofts, image courtesy of Lifetime Developmen
July 7, 2011 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today, along with stories of a building that is close to topping off, and one that has reached ground level, UrbanToronto covers a building that is very close to reaching ground ... read more

Ocean Drive On Its Way at Amexon's South Beach Condos in Etobicoke

South Beach condos Toronto, image courtesy of Amexon
July 7, 2011 10:59 am | by Craig White | Comments
The work to turn Etobicoke's Park Lawn Road into Miami Beach's famous Ocean Drive is now underway at Amexon's South Beach condominium project. THe Humber Bay Shores area project has sported the ... read more

Construction Of New Pedestrian Bridge Connecting Front Street To CityPlace Underway

New Bridge From CityPlace To Front Street West By Concord Adex
July 7, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work is proceeding on a new pedestrian bridge that is set to connect CityPlace to Front Street West. The project, funded by CityPlace developer Concord Adex, will run from the area ... read more

Then and Now: Broadview Avenue at Dundas

Broadview Avenue at Dundas, Toronto, 1922
July 7, 2011 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: 245 Broadview Avenue, June 26, 1922. We are on the east side of Broadview looking south toward Dundas. A barbershop pole and a strange low fence of the type I've seen in very old cemeteries ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011 9:45 am | by Editor | Comments
New owners plan facelift for Maclean House, TTC approves plan to sell subway naming rights, Vaughan steps gingerly toward an urban future and more. New owners plan facelift for Maclean ... read more

The End Is Near At Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto condos by Talon International
July 7, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction work is quickly reaching to the top at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto. As we see in today's Photo Of The Day, taken by UrbanToronto forum member nicetommy, work is ... read more

Marilyn Shaping up at Cityzen & Fernbrook's Absolute World in Mississauga

July 6, 2011 11:44 am | by Craig White | Comments
It has been a while since we last looked closely at Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' landmark Absolute World complex in Mississauga, as not too much has been going on with the exteriors as ... read more

29 Storey Condo Coming To 8 Gloucester Street Will Retain Gloucester Mews In Its Entirety

8 Gloucester Street condos Toronto by Angel Developments
July 6, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Word broke in the UrbanToronto forum this week that there were plans being prepared for a condo at 2 Gloucester Street. Initially there were worries that the condo would impact the heritage ... read more

Then and now: Danforth and Carlaw

Danforth and Carlaw, Toronto, 1934
July 6, 2011 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: October 15, 1934, standing on the southeast corner of Carlaw and Danforth looking across to the northeast corner. Now: June 2011. I think the Sunkist Fruit Market was there until about ... read more