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Five St. Joseph Condos By Graywood And Mod Developments Launches

Five Condos on St. Joseph Street by Mod/Graywood with Hariri Pontarini.
August 18, 2010 3:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Five Condos, a joint venture of Mod Developments Inc. and Graywood Developments Ltd., made quite the splash when it debuted on UrbanToronto early this summer. The project beautifully melds the ... read more

Review: Art Deco Architecture in Toronto

Art Deco Architeture in Toronto
July 20, 2010 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The term Art Deco usually conjures up images of streamlined cars driving through Chicago and Detroit, or chrome details on Chrysler Building or Rockefeller Centre in New York. It does not, ... read more

Church-Wellesley Residents Meet Regarding 596 Church Street Proposal

Proposed plan for 24-storey condo at 596 Church Street
July 18, 2010 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A well structured informational meeting was organized by residents of the affected properties on Thursday June 17th at the 519 Community Centre. Its purpose was to take questions from concerned ... read more

596 Church Street Proposal

Rendering of 596 Church Condo by RAW Design
July 15, 2010 2:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A proposal which has quickly sparked controversy at UrbanToronto will be presented to the public on Thursday at 7 PM at the 519 community centre on Church Street. The project, by unknown developer ... read more

St Michael's Hospital Seeking To Add 17 Storey Wing

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Toronto by Diamond and Schmitt Architects
June 28, 2010 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Saint Michael's Hospital is gearing up to replace their eyesore parking lot at the southwest corner of their site into a 17 storey wing. While this Victoria and Queen Street wing, with a concept ... read more

Daily Poll for June 9, 2010: Which is your favourite starchitect building?

Daily Poll for June 9, 2010: Which is your favourite starchitect building?
June 9, 2010 3:43 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Today you get to weigh in on major Toronto buildings designed by starchictects who are not (yet?) Pritzker laureates. This batch are all from out-of-towners; we'll have another round for landmarks ... read more

Daily Poll for June 8, 2010: Which is your favourite Toronto Pritzker building?

U of T Dan Pharmacy by Norman Foster
June 8, 2010 7:21 am | by Craig White | Comments
There has been a lot of talk in Toronto over the last several years about all the "starchitects" who are now represented in this city by new buildings. Some of those stars are also winners of ... read more

St Lawrence Market North Winning Entry Details

David Miller and David Jansen at unveiling of the new St Lawrence Market North
June 7, 2010 3:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Twelve years since planning began, the City of Toronto finally has a plan to replace the 1967 North Building at the Saint Lawrence Market. The culmination of an international design competition is ... read more

Daily Poll for June 2, 2010: Pug Awards Most Hated Nominee

Daily Poll for June 2, 2010: Pug Awards Most Hated Nominee
June 2, 2010 12:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
You've cast ballots 40 times now for the Pug Awards... or maybe you are still catching up, which is fine on Urban Toronto, because our version of the Pugs have not wrapped up quite yet. For the ... read more

Daily Poll for June 2, 2010: Pug Awards Most Hated Nominee

Phase II of Grand Triomphe nominated for worst architecture.
June 2, 2010 10:03 am | by Craig White | Comments
Okay, yesterday we got back to you about the Pug Award Winners - today, let's talk about the losers. Phase II of Grand Triomphe nominated for worst architecture. read more

Daily Poll for June 1, 2010: Favourite Residential Pug Nominee

60 Richmond East Housing Co-op took 1st place in Residential Pug Awards
June 1, 2010 1:02 pm | by Craig White | Comments
This year's Pug Award winners, announced Wednesday evening at the AGO, were quite well predicted by UrbanToronto, although we did miss the Honourable Mention in both residential and commercial ... read more

Daily Poll 36 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Toy Factory Lofts

Daily Poll 36 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Toy Factory Lofts Toronto
May 31, 2010 10:09 am | by Craig White | Comments
Our sixteenth round of Pug Award polls showed that UrbanToronto feels just about the same for all of the previous three buildings: TELUS House, THe Arc, and The Murano all poll very well, despite ... read more

Daily Poll 34 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards The Arc

The Arc Condominiums By Daniels Corporation up for a Pug Award
May 28, 2010 11:53 am | by Craig White | Comments
Here's the thirty-fourth building up for this year's Pug Awards, for which we hope you will take the time to vote both here and at the Pug Awards' official site. Our take on the Pugs is an ... read more

Daily Poll 35 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards The Murano

The Murano Condominiums Toronto by Lanterra Developments
May 28, 2010 11:49 am | by Craig White | Comments
Here's the thirty-fifth building up for this year's Pug Awards, for which we hope you will take the time to vote both here and at the Pug Awards' official site. Our take on the Pugs is an ... read more

Doors Open 2010: Another Ten To See

City Hall from above
May 28, 2010 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
It's nearly impossible to pick a last building to highlight for our Doors Open series this year - over a hundred and thirty are left to consider - some on the list for the first time, some for the ... read more

Daily Poll 33 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Telus House

Telus House by Menkes in the Pug Awards
May 28, 2010 11:26 am | by Craig White | Comments
Our fifteenth round of Pug Award polls showed that UrbanToronto mostly finds St. Gabriel Terraces devilish, is evenly split on the success of Success, and feels positively wintry about Summerside. ... read more

Daily Poll 38 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Zip at Battery Park

Zip at Battery Park Toronto
May 28, 2010 10:14 am | by Craig White | Comments
Here's the thirty-eighth and last building up for this year's Pug Awards, for which we hope you will take the time to vote both here and at the Pug Awards' official site. The last day to vote at ... read more

Daily Poll 37 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Twenty Gothic

Daily Poll 37 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Twenty Gothic
May 28, 2010 10:12 am | by Craig White | Comments
Here's the thirty-seventh building up for this year's Pug Awards, for which we hope you will take the time to vote both here and at the Pug Awards' official site. The last day to vote at the Pugs' ... read more

Daily Poll 30 for May 27, 2010: Pug Awards St. Gabriel Terraces

St. Gabriel Terraces condos Toronto by Shane Baghai
May 27, 2010 10:53 am | by Craig White | Comments
Our fourteenth round of Pug Award polls showed that UrbanToronto can manage a bit of a smile for both the Russell Hill Retirement Residence and the Shops at Don Mills, and a bigger smile for Sixty ... read more

Daily Poll 31 for May 27, 2010: Pug Awards Success Tower at Pinnacle Centre

Success Tower at Pinnacle Centre condos Toronto by Pinnacle International
May 27, 2010 10:41 am | by Craig White | Comments
Here's the thirty-first building up for this year's Pug Awards, for which we hope you will take the time to vote both here and at the Pug Awards' official site. Our take on the Pugs is an ... read more