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Diamond Schmitt Design Captures Imagination—and Earth's Energy—at UTSC

UTSC Environmental Science and Chemistry Building, University of Toronto, dsai
January 29, 2016 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week's announcement of renewed plans for a Scarborough LRT was met with praise and celebration by residents and transit advocates throughout Toronto. Proposed to terminate at the University ... read more

Sail Condos Celebrates Chinese New Year in North York

Sail Condominiums, Toronto, by Opearl Developments, Keith Loffler McAlpine
January 29, 2016 3:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Opearl Developments' first Canadian project, Toronto's Sail Condos is set to declare the Chinese company's presence in a new market. With a highly recognizable design evoking the eponymous ... read more

re:practice Symposium to Discuss the Future of Architecture

re:practice 2016, Toronto, architecture
January 26, 2016 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like any art form, architecture is constantly evolving and changing. While earlier generations of architects came of age during movements like Art Deco, International Style, and Postmodernism, the ... read more

The Idea of Toronto: Nathalie de Vries Speaks at Ryerson

January 22, 2016 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I walked down [Yonge] street, and I thought, 'where is everybody?'" wondered the Dutch architect, garnering a self-conscious laugh from the audience at Toronto's Ryerson University. "Then I went ... read more

Gladstone Hotel Hosts 13th 'Come Up To My Room' Exhibition

Crystal Chandelier, Virginia Melnyk, Gladstone Hotel, Come Up To My Room
January 22, 2016 3:48 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A staple in the West Queen West neighbourhood, the Gladstone Hotel's quirky spaces and vibrant atmosphere serve as a magnet for creative events of all kinds. One of these is 'Come Up To My Room' ... read more

Interior Design Show 2016 at Convention Centre this Weekend

interior design show, toronto, Citizens and Collaborators, Ontario Wood
January 22, 2016 2:22 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For the eighteenth consecutive year, the Interior Design Show (IDS) is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend. Celebrating Canadian and international designers, the ... read more

Exploring Wood-Frame with Quadrangle's Marco VanderMaas

January 12, 2016 11:47 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2014, the province announced significant changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC), including allowing for new wood frame buildings to reach a height of up to six storeys. Since the updated ... read more

UT Readers Select Favourite Residential Buildings of 2015

UT Readers Select The Best Residential Buildings of 2015
December 23, 2015 11:55 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ealier this month, we asked our readers to vote for their favourite residential buildings to have been completed in Toronto in 2015. Voters were given the ability to select up to five of the ... read more

Illustrating the Future: Inside Toronto's Largest Architectural Rendering Studio

Norm Li, Toronto, architectural renderings
December 16, 2015 5:16 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
We see them everywhere: advertised on websites, presented at public consultations, plastered on billboards, and of course, posted in your favourite UrbanToronto articles. Indeed, over the past two ... read more

The Best Residential Buildings of 2015: Your Vote Counts!

The Best Residential Buildings of 2015
December 14, 2015 7:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2015 has been yet another hot year for Toronto's powerhouse development industry, with dozens of new buildings around the city completed during the past 12 months. Of the many buildings added to ... read more

City to Host Pop-Up Info Station for Midtown in Focus

Midtown in Focus, City of Toronto Planning Department
December 11, 2015 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In an effort to increase public awareness of the City of Toronto's Midtown in Focus initiative, the City Planning department will be hosting an information station in the atrium of the Yonge ... read more

Damping Technology Revolutionizing Tall Building Construction

kinetica, viscoelastic damper, toronto, yc condos, canderel, graziani+corrazza
November 26, 2015 8:14 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A Toronto-based engineering company is going global with an innovative new damping system that holds great potential for skyscraper construction. Kinetica, an engineering firm specializing in ... read more

Huge Buildings Show with IIDEX and more Hits Toronto in December

November 9, 2015 11:15 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Buildings Show, North America’s largest design and architecture-oriented event set to take over the entire Metro Toronto Convention Centre from December 2 to 4, 2015. The South ... read more

Ryerson Cocker Gallery Exhibition: Hariri Pontarini's Bahá'í Temple

Bahá'í Temple of South America, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 21, 2015 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hariri Pontarini Architects has grown to become one of the most successful and respected architecture firms operating in Canada, with a wide portfolio of award-winning works at home and abroad. ... read more

American Society of Architectural Illustrators Gather in Toronto

ASAI Conference, Toronto
October 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Last week, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) came together in Toronto, host city for the Boston-headquartered ASAI's 30th annual meeting. From October 14-18, the ASAI took ... read more

Daniels Waterfront to Contribute $3 Million towards Public Art

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
October 14, 2015 1:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With excavation of the first phase office component progressing swiftly, we continue to learn more details about the mixed-use Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, a new development that will ... read more

Abacus Lofts Creates the Unconventional from the Ordinary

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, RAW Design, Quadrangle Architects, Richard Witt, Toronto
October 9, 2015 10:07 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Abacus Lofts, the dramatic mid-rise condo building that has risen on Dundas West near Ossington, was recently completed and occupied this year to much fanfare. The 8-storey, 39-unit DAZ ... read more

Winners Announced for 2015 OHBA Awards of Distinction

Empire's flagship community, Eau du Soleil, is now under construction in Toronto
October 6, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On September 28th, the winners of the 2015 Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Awards of Distinction were announced at the prestigious Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, with awards being given ... read more

Winter Stations Design Competition Returns for Winter 2016

Winter Stations Competition, RAW Architects, Ferris+Associates, Curio, Toronto
October 2, 2015 1:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As the temperature drops and the warmth of summer fades into a distant memory, Torontonians will at least have one thing to look forward to this winter. The Winter Stations Design Competition is ... read more

U of T Looks to Revitalize St. George Campus With New Landscape

Landmark Quality Innovative Design Competition, University of Toronto
September 29, 2015 4:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The University of Toronto has long been contemplating the improvement of the grounds of their main St. George Campus in Downtown Toronto, and recently launched a process to pick a design team to ... read more