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Women's College: Touring Toronto's Stress-Reducing Hospital

Women's College Hospital, Toronto
May 27, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We enter Women's College Hospital from Grenville Street, through a door that's tucked between a monolithic limestone facade and a smaller, light-filled glass frontage accented by a bright ... read more

Too Big! Design Review Critiques Queen East Redevelopment

WAM Development, Arquitectonica, S9, Sweeny & Co, Toronto, 245 Queen East
May 27, 2016 2:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Back in February of this year, Edmonton-based WAM Development Group first made waves with its rezoning application for a three-tower development occupying nearly a full city block at Queen ... read more

25-Storey Condo Proposed for Queen and Berkeley

301 Queen Street East, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects
May 27, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A redevelopment proposal submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department earlier this week seeks a major addition of density at the southwest corner of Queen Street East and Berkeley Street. ... read more

609 Avenue Road Joins Growing St. Clair West Corridor

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
May 26, 2016 12:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Slightly north of the St. Clair West corridor, a 19-storey condominium at 609 Avenue Road is adding new density to Toronto's sought-after Forest Hill area. Located just south of Upper Canada ... read more

STARGATE Pushes the (Galactic) Boundaries of Public Art

150 and 155 Redpath, Toronto, by Freed, Capital, architectsAlliance
May 26, 2016 11:02 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For all its advantages, "playful" and "uninhibited" aren't the adjectives that come to mind when describing Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Instead, the livable, dense, and ... read more

Shoring Work Prepares 1 Yorkville Site for Excavation

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
May 25, 2016 1:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compared with its appearance a decade ago, the Bloor-Yorkville skyline of today is almost completely unrecognizable, with glittering glass towers popping up all over the neighbourhood. One of the ... read more

Crane Raised and Below Grade Levels Underway at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
May 25, 2016 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In just one month, the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos has been dramatically transformed. At the time of our last update, the ... read more

The Esplanade: Touring the Changed—and Changing—Street

Backstage on The Esplanade, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, Page + Steele
May 24, 2016 6:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looking toward the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade, it can be hard to imagine the Downtown Toronto site just 10 years ago, when the 58-storey L Tower and the 36-storey Backstage had ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Fuse Condos as Fuse2 Nears Final Height

Fuse Condos, Toronto, Barrett Architect, Burka, Neudorfer Corporation
May 24, 2016 12:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since we last checked in on the progress of Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos about a month ago, much progress has been made on the two-tower development in Toronto's ... read more

Re-Skinning of 488 University Continues at Dundas & University

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
May 20, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core Architects-designed condominium development ... read more

The L Tower's Crane Has Finally Come Down

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto
May 19, 2016 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The long-awaited removal of the exterior-mounted tower crane at the Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L-Tower is finally complete. The ... read more

Commercial Adaptive Reuse Project Coming to Liberty Village

99 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, Liberty Village, WZMH Architects
May 16, 2016 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid redevelopment of Toronto's Liberty Village area has injected thousands of residents into an area once designated primarily for industrial and factory uses due to its proximity to ... read more

Final Levels Taking Shape at Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Entertainment District
May 16, 2016 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another condominium tower is close to topping off amidst Toronto's growing Entertainment District, as concrete forming has begun on the uppermost levels of Lifetime Developments' The Bond. ... read more

29-Storey Proposal at College and Beverley Appealed to OMB

203 College Street, Toronto, by Parallax Investment Corporation, Page + Steele
May 13, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
First submitted to the City of Toronto last August, the Parallax Investment Corporation's proposal for a 33-storey tower at 203 College Street drew criticism from adjacent Ward 20 residents and ... read more

13-Storey Rental Tower Proposed at 2525 Bathurst Street

2525 Bathurst Street, Toronto, 2525 Bathurst Holdings, Page + Steele / IBI Group
May 13, 2016 1:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood is best known for its posh single-family housing and luxury lifestyle, the neighbourhood's northern reaches offer an abundance of rental towers containing ... read more

Restoration and Rooftop Addition Proposed for 2 Queen West

2 Queen West, Toronto, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Cadillac Fairview
May 13, 2016 10:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cadillac Fairview's plans for a 65-storey 580-unit rental tower at 2 Queen West drew much attention when originally proposed a few years ago. Since then, the sky scraping ... read more

Menkes Applying for Significant Intensification of LCBO Lands

LCBO Lands, Toronto, by Menkes
May 12, 2016 6:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, the Province of Ontario announced the $260 million sale of the LCBO lands, located just east of the foot of Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto. Accompanying the announcement, ... read more

Westmount Boutique Residences Proposed for Sheppard West

Westmount Boutique Residences, KFA, Quadcam, Toronto
May 11, 2016 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Late last month, plans were submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department for a new mid-rise residential development at 700 Sheppard Avenue West, a couple blocks west of Bathurst. Submitted ... read more

Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion Starts Construction in June

Etobicoke General Hospital South East aerial view image courtesy of Walsh Constr
May 11, 2016 3:25 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
Walsh Canada has announced the commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower expansion, a plan that has been in the works for several years. As part of a ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 11, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Church and Wellesley Village site of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is abuzz with activity, as crews excavate the footprint of the 37-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more