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UrbanToronto 2.013: The Company dataBase

October 7, 2013 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the biggest additions to UrbanToronto in the last few weeks has been a whole new section of our dataBase, one that's devoted to the companies that we follow. Those companies are the ... read more

Talking Design with Diego Burdi of Burdifilek

Diego Burdi, image by Jack Landau
October 2, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
UrbanToronto recently had the opportunity to sit down with Diego Burdi of Toronto's internationally renowned interior design duo Burdifilek to learn about the company's design process, and to talk ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Project dataBase

UrbanToronto Project dataBase landing page
October 1, 2013 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
The changes we recently introduced to UrbanToronto have received some really great positive feedback. Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts! We introduced the new features with a big ... read more

Toronto 360 Makes Its Mark at Markham and Steeles

Toronto 360, Baif Developments Ltd, M&R Holdings, Dean Martin, Stephen Richards
September 30, 2013 1:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto 360 is a bold new figure in the suburban landscape; the winner of a public art competition, the work was officially unveiled earlier this week. Standing tall on the car-centric boundary ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Map

The UrbanToronto 2.013 Map, in its default opening position
September 23, 2013 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week we gave you an overview of the new features on our site, an update of our offerings that we are cheekily calling UrbanToronto 2.013. This week we want to help you get more out the ... read more

Welcome to UrbanToronto 2.013

The new UrbanToronto Development Map
September 16, 2013 7:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has a surprise for you this morning: we have new features today that will bring you more information, more quickly! Building upon our 2.0 launch in 2010 which brought a hugely ... read more

2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards Honour City-Friendly Development

Toronto Urban Design Awards 2013, Special Jury Award: Market 707
September 12, 2013 1:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Every second year the City of Toronto holds a competition that recognizes the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students, and city ... read more

U of Waterloo Architecture Students Present Exhibition on a Re-imagined Island Airport

Re Visioning Toronto Island Airport, Waterloo School of Architecture
September 11, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After years of political dealing, debates, studies and assessments, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is being connected to the mainland via an under-construction pedestrian tunnel link to the ... read more

Spring to be less fleeting at Tango at Concord Park Place

July 19, 2013 3:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With every major new building going up in Toronto, the city gets a new work of art to enhance the building, the neighbourhood, and by extension the lives of people who come into contact with it. ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Awards Two Public Art Commissions

The Water Guardians by Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, image courtesy of Wate
July 17, 2013 7:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has announced the winners for two pubic art commissions in the West Don Lands. The winners come from a short list reported on earlier by UrbanToronto to select three art works ... read more

Light and Shadow Public Art will animate Tridel's 300 Front St W

Jason Bruges Studio, Tridel, 300 Front Street W
July 12, 2013 5:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Property developer Tridel has commissioned internationally-acclaimed interactive installation designer Jason Bruges to create an innovative site-specific art piece at its 300 Front ... read more

Mist Garden Completes Four Seasons Development in Yorkville

July 12, 2013 11:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
A misty rose garden? In Downtown Toronto? Really? Really! Open to the public, and located beside the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Yorkville, this intricately designed garden and forecourt ... read more

Public Art will Interact with Passersby at Union Station

fLUX by LAb[au], interactive art installation for Union Station Toronto
July 10, 2013 7:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
People like to complain about our waterfront, that there aren't enough parks. While Waterfront Toronto is now working some considerable magic reclaiming more of our Lake Ontario edge for we the ... read more

A New Inspiration: Oxford Unveils Digital Art at 130 Adelaide West

Oxford Properties, Digital Art Platform, ARTablet, public art, Oxford Place
July 9, 2013 4:25 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
Oxford Properties unveils the first rotating, digital public art platform in a Canadian office tower, making an already-stunning room, inspiring. read more

2013 PUG People's Choice Architecture Awards Handed Out

June 27, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Pug Awards were first handed out in 2005. Envisioned by Anna Simone, of design firm Cecconi Simone, and Gary Berman, President of real estate financier Tricon Capital ... read more

Clever Ideas Allow Big Living in Small Spaces

Condos, Toronto Events, CityPlace, Small Spaces, IKEA, maximize space
June 20, 2013 10:20 am | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
Living Big in Small Spaces, presented by IKEA and hosted in the Concord CityPlace presentation centre in Downtown Toronto was a swanky cocktail party held last Thursday night. Concord ... read more

Ten York: A Tower Evolves at Toronto's Front Door

Ten York Condos, Toronto. Developed by Tridel & Build Toronto.
June 13, 2013 4:30 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Jointly developed by Tridel and Build Toronto, Ten York will occupy a challenging 0.6 hectare site on the west side of York Street just south of the Gardiner Expressway. Part ... read more

Our Photos From The Modern Home Tour

38 Hugo Ave, Toronto
June 12, 2013 3:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
A couple weeks ago we previewed the Toronto Modern Home Tour, and last weekend UrbanToronto took the opportunity to take in the sights at a few of our city's most intriguing homes. Modern ... read more

Concord Park Place and IKEA Talk 'Living Big in Small Spaces'

Concord Park Place, Concord Living Series, Living Big in Small Spaces, IKEA
June 3, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demand for housing in the GTA means high land costs, and that has meant that shrinking condominium suites. More and more home buyers are looking for creative, modern solutions to maximize both ... read more

The Pug Awards Looks at New Condominiums in Toronto

500 Wellington Condos Toronto by Freed Developments
May 27, 2013 2:10 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
Love It, Like It or Hate It — this refers to your voting options in the annual Pug Awards.  Condos in Toronto — when else do we get a chance to give our input to the development industry and ... read more