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Exploring the Future Office Spaces of Allied REIT's QRC West

Glass installation completed on south side 17th floor, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 19, 2014 5:49 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As construction on several condominium projects advances unabated in the Entertainment District, the northwest corner of Richmond and Peter Streets will soon be ready to accommodate an entirely ... read more

First Capital Realty to Invest $1 Billion Over the Next 5 Years

Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville, First Capital Realty, Redevelopment, Toronto
December 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
CEO Dori Segal of First Capital Realty (FRC) has announced $1 Billion in investments over the next five years in major Canadian urban centres, that is to say Quebec City, the ... read more

Work to Begin on Ambitious Garrison Point Development

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, Fernbrook
December 19, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early this year, sales were launched for Garrison Point, an ambitious multi-tower redevelopment east of Liberty Village in a wedge-shaped tract bounded by converging rail lines, an area ... read more

Gift-Wrapping the Parliament Street Data Centre

December 19, 2014 11:22 am | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Since our last update on the Parliament Street Data Centre development in Toronto's Corktown area, more of the vibrant slatted cladding has been put up on the building as the team has finished the ... read more

Floor-By-Floor: Surveying One Corner at Tableau Condominiums

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
December 18, 2014 6:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several high-rise condominium developments currently rising in Toronto's Entertainment District, one of the city's most rapidly densifying areas. On the southeast corner of Peter and ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Gets A New Entrance

Erin Mills Town Centre New Main Entrance and Glass Sphere
December 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Erin Mills Town Centre first opened in 1989, and now after 25 years of serving customers on the west side of Mississauga, a $100 million renovation is updating the shopping centre, both inside and ... read more

Construction Under Way at 7 St Thomas in the Bay-Bloor Area

7 St Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, gh3, Toronto
December 18, 2014 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A couple blocks west of the the closely followed One Bloor East, construction has begun on another long-awaited Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed development near Bay and Bloor ... read more

Excavation at DUKE Condos is Underway in Toronto's Hip Junction

Excavation under way for DUKE Condos, TAS, Toronto
December 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In Toronto's historic and now trendy Junction neighbourhood DUKE Condos, developed by TAS, will start to rise mid-next year now that excavation is underway. Since our last story featuring the ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Vote For Your Favourite High-Rises!

Best Buildings of 2014, high-rise, Toronto
December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes have been tallied and we can now confirm our readers' decision for the best mid-rise buildings of 2014. read more

Diamond Schmitt Revitalizing Ottawa's National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre Revitalization, Ottawa, Diamond Schmitt Architects
December 16, 2014 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It wasn't their first performing arts facility, but ever since the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened on University Avenue, Diamond Schmitt Architects have been in demand as a ... read more

Studio2 on Richmond Grows Alongside Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
December 16, 2014 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise growth continues to transform Toronto's Entertainment District, replacing after-hours clubs and surface parking lots with a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses. One of the ... read more

One Bloor East Wins International Development Award

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
December 16, 2014 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily one of UrbanToronto's most closely followed projects, Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East has been capturing the attention of passersby ever since the first signs of activity ... read more

L Tower and Backstage Redefining The Esplanade at Yonge

Backstage, L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
December 15, 2014 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The crane is climbing into the sky at Backstage On The Esplanade and the  L-Tower by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa. The ... read more

Move-Ins Continue at Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 15, 2014 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on the construction progress at Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 in September when the first wave of residents had begun to move into ... read more

Excavation Digs Down at Site of Gairloch's 383 Sorauren

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 15, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since demolition started clearing away the future site of Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Urban Developments' 383 Sorauren Avenue, and in the short time since, ... read more

Further 'Block 22' Details Revealed at Information Session

Model inside presentation centre puts site in context, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 12, 2014 4:08 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
At the Concord CityPlace presentation centre, the location where two soaring towers are set to change the landscape, Concord Adex held an information session on December 10 outlining their ... read more

Cladding Adding Detail to Triumph's Howard Park Residences

Howard Park Residences, Triumph Developments, RAW Design, Toronto
December 12, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the first phase of Triumph Developments' Howard Park Residences has hit another milestone—with cladding installation now under way—while topping off is coming up ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Mid-Rises Look For Your Votes

Best Buildings of 2014, Avenues style developments, Toronto
December 12, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes are in and our readers have selected a winner for Best Institutional Building of 2014, choosing the Aga Khan Museum at Don Mills and Wynford Drive as their favourite institutional ... read more

Allied and Westbank Team Up to Redevelop 19 Duncan

19 Duncan Street, Allied, Westbank, Toronto
December 11, 2014 6:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers Westbank and Allied REIT have partnered up to purchase the historic warehouse at 19 Duncan Street plus an adjacent laneway and surface parking lot. The purchase price was $47 million, ... read more

Artscape and City of Toronto Offering Affordable Units for Artists

December 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Artscape and the City of Toronto have announced a partnership with private developers Sorbara Group, Diamondcorp and Great Gulf in joint projects to bring affordable housing to artists. Nineteen ... read more