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Windsor-Essex Highway Interactive Map

February 3, 2011 12:40 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Very cool interactive map for the Windsor-Essex Parkway. It will be the first major highway project in Ontario since the 407 and 416 were completed in the late 1990's. They also extended Highway ... read more

Daily headlines: News from the Internet for February 3, 2011

February 3, 2011 4:35 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
TTC moving ahead with new facility in Leslieville (National Post) TTC working to “unravel” deal for new headquarters: Stintz (National Post) TTC going ahead with bus-service ... read more

Photo Of The Day: 300 Front West Condo By Tridel Continues The Impressive Transformation Of A Neighbourhood

300 Front Street West condos in Toronto by Tridel and Wallman Architects
February 2, 2011 4:13 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A suitable poster-child for Toronto's decade long boom, today's Photo Of The Day shows at least 15 buildings built during that period, with more on the way. In the centre we find the pit ... read more

Historic Valhalla Inn Comes Down As Work Begins On Edilcan's One Valhalla Condos

One Valhalla Condos in Etobicoke by Edilcan and Page + Steele / IBI Group
February 2, 2011 4:10 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Demolition begins on the historic Valhalla Inn. Located on the 427 north of Bloor in Etobicoke, it was one of the city's first motor inns when it opened in 1963. It was also the "in place to be" ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011 6:38 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Vaughan too late to stop latest Highway 407 toll hike (National Post) Peter Kuitenbrouwer: TTC still lurching from one crisis to another (National Post) Data Bank a one-stop trove of ... read more

Urbanation Says "Fourth Quarter Flurry" Drives 2010 Toronto Market To Near-Record Sales

Yorkland at Herons Hill in Toronto by Monarch with Graziani and Corazza
February 1, 2011 4:34 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Condo Real Estate market research firm Urbanation has released results from the 2010 GTA condominium market which you may find interesting. Which were the best-selling new condominium projects in ... read more

Model Suite for the Gooderham Condos at the Distillery Features Legacy Timber

Clear Spirit in Toronto by cityscape with architectsAlliance
February 1, 2011 3:44 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto's coverage of Clear Spirit and The Gooderham by Cityscape and Dundee Realty continues with a tour of the two-bedroom, 1070 square-foot model suite designed by architect and interior ... read more

An Update On The First Canadian Place Re-Cladding

First Canadian Place in Toronto by Brookfield Properties and Moed de Armas
February 1, 2011 3:36 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Its been a while since we last reported on the re-cladding of the 72 storey First Canadian Place. This photo by forum member steveve shows that about 12 floors have already been completed. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011 6:03 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
GTA gets mixed marks on environment group’s report card (National Post) Leslie streetcar yard ‘utter boondoggle,’ says Mary-Margaret McMahon (National Post) TTC lease deal could be dead, ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Concord Adex's Parade Condos Continues CityPlace's March Westward

Cityplace in Toronto by Concord Adex
February 1, 2011 12:33 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day, by forum member androiduk, takes us to Bathurst south of Front Street. Here we see CityPlace continuing its march westward. The city continues to change as the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011 2:03 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
What the #!%*?: Toronto’s ‘Culture Plan’ (National Post) Gridlock ‘chronic’ in GTA: Living City Report Card (National Post) TTC to scale back bus route cuts (National Post) Report card on Toronto ... read more

500 Wellington West Brings Boutique Condo Luxury To Freedville

500 Wellington in Toronto by Freed Developments and Core Architects
January 31, 2011 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToromto member Jasonzed has taken photos recently which bring us up-to-date on work at 500 Wellington West, a 10-storey, 17-unit luxury condominium project developed by Freed Developments, ... read more

Urbanation Says "Fourth Quarter Flurry" Drives 2010 Toronto Market To Near-Record Sales

Urbanation logo
January 31, 2011 1:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Q4 2010’s 6,280 new Toronto CMA unit sales were the 4th highest quarterly total on record: with aid of robust resale activity, 2010 market powers to strong finish read more

Eldon Garnet's 'Inversion' Installed at Tridel's James Cooper Mansion Condos

James Cooper Mansion by Tridel with Burka and Goldsmith Borgal Architects
January 31, 2011 1:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The public art component at James Cooper Mansion, the 32-storey condominium project by Tridel on Sherbourne Street south of Bloor, has now been installed. The work by Toronto-based sculptor and ... read more

Early Rendering For New 9 Storey Office Building At 1-9 Sultan Street

1 Sultan Street in Toronto by St. Thomas developments with Hariri Pontarini
January 30, 2011 1:48 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We recently ran a piece on the plans for a new 9 storey office building at 1-9 Sultan Street. Well we now have a rendering of the proposal. Here are the current buildings. 1 Sultan Street, image ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Downmarket Hotel At 650 Bay Street To Get Boutique Makeover?

650 Bay Street in Toronto
January 30, 2011 12:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
650 Bay Street has long been the site of an extremely cheap and downmarket hotel. Renovations to the building have recently started and now we hear it will be relaunched as a boutique hotel. 650 ... read more

Tribute & RioCan's Queen & Portland Lofts & Condos Progressing Nicely

Queen and Portland Lofts and Condos, in Toronto by Tribute/RioCan
January 28, 2011 3:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Queen West between Spadina and Bathurst is currently home to a couple of projects of interest to UrbanToronto. One of those, Duke's Cycle, based on the rendering and the construction shots so far, ... read more

Heritage Voices: The State of Heritage in Toronto in 2011

Heritage Toronto - Talbot Apartments, saved by the OMB
January 28, 2011 3:13 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Heritage Toronto and the Toronto Historical Association release report on state of heritage in Toronto - David Crombie will host press conference to launch "Heritage Voices" on February ... read more

Excavation Continues At The Tridel And Hullmark Developed Hullmark Centre

Hullmark Centre in North York City Centre by Tridel and Kirkor Architects
January 28, 2011 3:06 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
As excavation continues at the Hullmark Centre the vast scope of the job becomes clearer by the day. Five underground levels mean a massive pit is coming to the southeast corner of Yonge and ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Yonge And Bloor Skyline Circa 2015

Yonge and Bloor skyline in 2015 in Toronto.
January 28, 2011 2:57 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
We end the week with a Photo Of The Day that's not entirely a photo based on a Photo Of The Day that we ran back on Tuesday. Here we get a view of what forum member Traynor thinks the Yonge and ... read more