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The Hole Gets Bigger For Daniel's Cinema Tower Condos

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor Architects
December 3, 2010 11:12 am | by Craig White | Comments
The pit for Cinema Tower, a 43-floor project on Widmer Street being developed by the Daniels Corporation, is getting deeper. The site is behind another project just being completed by Daniels, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Responding to every phone call, email a priority for new mayor (National Post)  Councillors insist they’ll have final say on transit plan (Globe and Mail) A city of lights prepares to change ... read more

Excavation Begins at One Bloor East

One Bloor East in Toronto by Great Gulf Homes and Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 3, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto member casaguy recently took these photos of new activity at Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor site. The digging in question is not exactly the start of excavation for the 70-storey tower, ... read more

Urban Capital, Malibu Investments and Alit Developments Preview Tableau Condominiums

Tableau Condos in Toronto by Urban Capital, Alit, Malibu and Wallman Architects
December 3, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Two nights ago developers Urban Capital, Malibu Investments and Alit Developments hosted an event to preview their new Tableau Condo. The event, held on site at 117 Peter Street, drew a diverse ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Concert Properties' The Berczy Condo One Step Closer As Demolition Approaches

The Berczy in Toronto by Concert Properties, and IBI Group architects
December 3, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Scaffolding starting to go up means the days are numbered for the current buildings located at 51-61 Front Street East. It also means The Berczy Condo is now one step closer in being built. The 13 ... read more

Vote For The John Street Square Competition Finalists

John Street Square Finalist Competition - King Street Terrace
December 2, 2010 1:00 am | by Doug Convoy | Comments
John Street Square, so named for the purpose of the competition, is to be installed at the currently-underutilized southeast corner of King and John Streets. The square is envisioned as the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: CN Tower, Meet The New Ritz-Carlton Hotel And Residences

Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Graywood and Kohn Pederson Fox
December 2, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Great view of the CN Tower from the new Ritz-Carlton Hotel And Residences and great view of the Ritz from the CN Tower. Image by androiduk author:Ed007Toronto posted:2010-12-01 16:47:09 read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Ford’s city hall avoids the core (National Post) On transit, Rob Ford needs to show respect for taxpayers (Globe and Mail) Provincial showdown brewing over Transit City (Toronto Star) What does ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Downtown Toronto From Ward's Island On A Frigid Day

Toronto skyline from Wards Island
December 1, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
A nice shot of the downtown skyline by Urban Toronto forum member androiduk. We never get sick of looking at this view. Toronto from Wards Island, image by androiduk read more

RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Prepares To Expand

Yonge and Eglinton Centre by RioCan and Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects
December 1, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
RioCan, the owner of the Yonge Eglinton Centre, a prominent complex in Toronto's midtown, is preparing to expand the centre up and out with a $100 Million redevelopment and revitalization. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Downtown need not feel left out: experts (National Post) Chris Selley: “Transit City is over.” Stay tuned for details… (National Post) Premier open to discussion with Ford on plan to scrap ... read more

Toronto Top Ten (by height) 1929-2014

Toronto skyline from 1968
December 1, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This might be of interest to some readers. I have compiled as best I can the Toronto top ten lists from 1929 to 2014. It is very possible that I have missed some candidates, or got the completion ... read more

Sorbara Development's 400 Wellington Condo As Seen From The CN Tower

400 Wellington West in Toronto by Sorbara Developments and SMV architects
November 30, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This past weekend Urban Toronto forum member Jasonzed took a trip up the CN Tower and took a lot of photos that he's been uploading to the site. Here's a view of 400 Wellington under construction. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Looking Down On Urban Toronto Headquarters From The Top Of Minto Midtown

Minto Midtown in Toronto by Minto Group
November 30, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Urban Toronto forum member tomms does it again with this shot of Yonge and Eglinton from the top of Minto Midtown. While he is doing this we at Urban Toronto headquarters are waving a big hello ... read more

Condo Projects Abound Around Humber Bay

Nautilus Condos in Toronto by Monarch and Graziani + Corazza Architect
November 30, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto recently toured the South Beach Condominiums sales pavilion and work site, from which we will be bringing you photos and details of the project soon, but for now we start with views ... read more

The Lobby At Menkes' Lumiere Condo Coming Together

Lumiere Condos in Toronto by Menkes Development and Wallman Architects
November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Our regular readers know that we really like the new Lumiere Condo. The love-fest continues now that we've been able to see the lobby - designed by Munge/Leung Design Associates, it's looks ... read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Johnny Lombardi

Johnny Lombardi's Italian Records in Toronto
November 29, 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

Looking at the Architecture of Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes' Mercer Condominiums

The Mercer in Toronto by Beaverhall and Graywood Developments, BBB Architects
November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Earlier this month, Urban Toronto visited the offices of BBB Architects to discuss The Mercer with lead architect Brian Brisbin. He explained how the 33-storey condominium by Graywood Developments ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Chris Selley: Meet Rob Ford’s brain trust (National Post) Worst intersections: Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road (Globe and Mail) No surprises as right-leaners dominate Ford team (Globe and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 27, 2011

November 27, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Queen West’s artsy bike rack project got its kick from OCADU students (National Post) Ford’s message already trickling down at City Hall (National Post) ‘The death of the shopping mall is an old ... read more