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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

St. Clair Streetcar Public Art - Part Five

St Clair streetcar artwork: 'Colour Transit' by Nestor Kruger, at Laughton.
July 15, 2011 9:10 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
On Monday, UrbanToronto began a series of articles examining the newly completed artworks which have been installed on St. Clair streetcar shelters as part of the Transit Improvement Project. We ... read more

St. Clair Streetcar Public Art - Part Four

St. Clair streetcar public art, TTC, Toronto
July 14, 2011 10:59 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Today we present the fourth installment of UrbanToronto’s series covering the public art atop the new streetcar shelters on the St. Clair route. If you have not already done so, you may have a ... read more

St. Clair Streetcar Public Art - Part Three

'Corridor' by Art Zone, at Glenholme. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2011.07.04
July 13, 2011 10:59 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Over the last two days, Urban Toronto has been looking at the permanent art installations which have been placed above streetcar shelters on the 512 St. Clair route. We continue the journey today, ... read more

St. Clair Streetcar Public Art - Part Two

'Weather Sampler' by Judith Schwarz, at Spadina. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2011.0
July 12, 2011 10:59 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Yesterday, we posted the first article of a five-day series on the public art that has been draped above all twenty-four station stops on the St. Clair Right-of-Way. If you have not had a chance ... read more

St. Clair Streetcar Stops Adorned with Public Art

'Meeting' by Panya Clark Espinal, at Dunvegan. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2011.07.
July 11, 2011 10:59 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Residents and business owners on St. Clair Avenue West have endured an extensive and controversial Transit Improvement Project designed to improve streetcar service in the area. Now, instead of ... read more

The City of Toronto To Better Acknowledge Architects

The cornerstone at Diamond Schmitt's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
June 28, 2011 10:44 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Toronto's Planning and Growth Management Committee has adopted a small but significant recommendation that will acknowledge architects contributions to our city by placing their name near the ... read more

The Pugs Reward Torontonians' Favourite New Buildings

Thompson Hotel by Freed Developments, image courtesy of the Pug Awards
June 21, 2011 10:24 am | by Craig White | Comments
Last night in the beautiful atrium of Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Torontonians' love for the best new large-project architecture in the city was on display at the seventh ... read more

Toronto Architectural Firms Embrace Doors Open 2011

May 27, 2011 10:46 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Doors Open 2011 - Architectural Firms As part of Doors Open 2011 this weekend, several of the city's architectural firms are welcoming Torontonians to explore the environments in which they ... read more

Toronto's sustainable.TO Takes Top Prize in International Passive House Competition

Passive House - image by sustainable.TO
May 27, 2011 9:58 am | by Arik Day | Comments
Toronto firm sustainable.TO Architecture + Building snatched the top prize in an International sustainable design competition on Tuesday. Head Designer Paul Dowsett and his team's winning "Low ... read more

Pug Awards 2011 Allow You To Weigh In On A Growing City

The 38 buildings vying for your approval at the 2011 Pug Awards
May 20, 2011 1:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto loves a good architectural dust-up, and for the last several years the Pug Awards have provided a way to weigh in on the latest crop of winners and losers completed on our skyline in ... read more

Should Toronto Protect Its Important View Corridors?

Queen's Park viewed up University Ave. from College St.
April 6, 2011 9:51 am | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Tyler Greenleaf looks into the controversy about view corridor protection, not something that had been a major concern for him, and has a change of heart when he sees the results of a study. read more

News Headlines From Around The Internet For February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011 12:30 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trains for Union-Pearson rail link approved (National Post) Chris Selley: City right to stop paying $1,300 to solve a $60 problem (National Post) The quandary facing Rob Ford’s budget chief (Globe ... read more