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88 Scott Street's Design Modifications Are Ruffling Feathers

88 Scott Street in Toronto by Concert Properties and Page + Steele/IBI Group
February 3, 2012 4:21 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
88 Scott Street has received plenty of attention on UrbanToronto's Forum since the initial project renderings were released. Developer Concert and architects Page + Steele / IBI Group were ... read more

Bjarke Ingels Speaks At The Interior Design Show At The Metro Convention Centre

January 28, 2012 4:41 pm | by Craig White | Comments
So, here's what Bjarke had to say at the Interior Design Show yesterday. Caveats: It's long (at least it's in bite-sized chucks) and not quite as steady as one might have liked… but at more than ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Amongst The World's Largest Architectural Firms

Testing LEDs at Diamond Schmitt's Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
January 25, 2012 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Building Design, a UK-based journal, has released their 2012 ranking of the top 100 architectural firms, and Toronto's Diamond Schmitt Architects has made it to the list. The journal crunched the ... read more

Major Artworks Dedicated at Discovery at Concord Park Place

Summer Clouds by Jaakko Pernu at Discovery at Concord Park Place, Toronto
November 24, 2011 12:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord Adex recently dedicated two major artworks at Discovery, the first completed condominium project at its Concord Park Place development in North York. Many people were on hand for the ... read more

Wanted: Better On-Street Retail In New Condos

Verve condo retail, Toronto, photo by dt_toronto_geek
November 21, 2011 4:00 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
In many threads on UT, forumers lament the ubiquity and lack of interesting, independent retail in new buildings. Why do these new retail spaces usually only have large chains? read more

Cinema Tower's Suite of the Week

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels Corporation and Kirkor Architects
November 21, 2011 12:02 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Recently, we featured Daniels' Cinema Tower as the dataBase Project of the Day. Today we're looking at a particular suite in the tower, to give you an idea of some of the unique features and ... read more

Silent Auction at Peter Street Condos To Benefit Cancer Research

Peter St Condos by CentreCourt, architectsAlliance and Cecconi Simone
November 15, 2011 4:27 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The folks at Peter Street Condominiums are hosting an event that will give us all the opportunity to snag some of the great decor items in their sales centre, which will be closing soon. And it's ... read more

One Cole Picks Up Prestigious City Of Toronto Urban Design Award

One Cole in Toronto by Daniels Corporation
November 14, 2011 12:08 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto is thrilled to hear that the City of Toronto has presented a prestigious design award to The Daniels Corporation for One Cole, located in the city's redeveloping Regent Park ... read more

Picasso Contributing to a New Architectural Vocabulary on Queen Street West

Picasso, 318 Richmond Street, Toronto, Monarch Corporation, Teeple Architects
October 21, 2011 4:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto has a beautiful new evening rendering of Picasso Condominiums. This one givies us an idea of how the tower will be viewed when looking south down Beverley Street. Picasso Evening ... read more

Vancouverism Part 5 - Public Realm. A Pedestrian Experience of Design

Melville condos Vancouver
October 12, 2011 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
UrbanToronto's Dumitru Onceanu wraps up his five-part survey of Vancouverism - showcasing much of what has been built over the last decade in that city - and asks us to consider what Toronto might ... read more

Vancouverism Part 4 - Vancouver Curves

Carina condos Vancouver
October 11, 2011 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
We continue our Vancouverism series with our fourth installment; Vancouver Curves, a visual survey of the plentiful beyond-the-box designs in both the residential and office markets. Curves in ... read more

Vancouverism Part 3 - The Architecture of James K.M. Cheng

Fairmont Pacific Rim (2010), corner closeup of Liam Gillick poem.Image Yelena_YK
October 7, 2011 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Over the last two days we have taken the opportunity to profile Concord Pacific's portfolio of Vancouver developments between the years of 1995-2003, and 2004-present and beyond. Today we switch ... read more

Vancouverism Part 2 - Recent Concord Buildings (2004-present and beyond)

Silver Sea (2005), part of the Beach Crescent community.
October 6, 2011 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Yesterday we profiled the early work of Concord Pacific between the years of 1995-2003. Today we continue presenting the buildings of the Beach Crescent community completed after 2003, other ... read more

Vancouverism Part 1 - Early Concord Buildings (1995-2003)

Looking north at the towers of Azura 1,2 and Park West 1,2 from the park.
October 5, 2011 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Welcome to the West Coast, and our series on Vancouverism. Does Toronto have something to learn? Part 1. read more

Vancouverism, a Five-Part Series Beginning this Wednesday

Coal Harbour waterfront and Harbour Green Place viewed from Convention Centre
October 4, 2011 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
This Wednesday UrbanToronto looks beyond the Greater Toronto Area to the west, and launches a five-part series of articles examining Vancouverism: Planning, Design, and Landscape. Writer and ... read more

Living Luxuriously: A Tour of the Festival Tower (Part Three)

Pool House from the Fitness Centre Festival Tower, Toronto. Image by Craig White
August 26, 2011 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
For the last two days, the Festival Tower has opened its doors to UrbanToronto allowing an exclusive look at the top-notch amenities the building offers. These amenities are themed appropriately ... read more

Living Luxuriously: A Tour of the Festival Tower (Part Two)

The Press Lounge, Festival Tower, Toronto. Image by Daniels Corporation.
August 25, 2011 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Yesterday, UrbanToronto began a three-part series on the amenities of the recently completed Festival Tower at the intersection of King and John. Today, the tour will continue with the focus on ... read more

Living Luxuriously: A Tour of the Festival Tower (Part One)

Entrance of Festival Tower, Toronto, with the doorman. Image by Craig White
August 24, 2011 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
With the Toronto International Film Festival approaching in September, excitement is quickly building at the corner of King and John Streets. The newly completed Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower ... read more

The City of Toronto Valuing Architecture

Aspen Ridge Homes' Vü Development: Already Crediting Architects, image by Edward
August 11, 2011 11:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Last month, while Toronto City Council argued about the Jarvis bicycle lanes (and dumped them), Council quietly adopted a significant measure for valuing design and architecture: the City of ... read more

Lifetime Looking for Feedback: You Pick The Floorplan

Optional Suite Layouts at the new Lifetime Developments project in Toronto
July 20, 2011 2:41 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lifetime Developments have a quick diversion for you: the company is rolling out two new projects this fall - 21 Grenville, and 290 Adelaide - and they want your advice for the layout of a unit in ... read more