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Touring the Financial District's Recently Topped-Off EY Tower

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
June 30, 2016 4:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From Nathan Phillips Square, the steel roof already stands out. Clustered amongst Toronto's tallest Financial District skyscrapers, the 40-storey EY Tower isn't the tallest, or necessarily the ... read more

Excavation Growing for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
June 30, 2016 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The excavation for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is progressing in Toronto's Church and Wellesley Village. With digging of the pit now practically complete at the south end of the ... read more

Yonge & St. Clair: Developer Hopes to Revitalize Midtown Hub

The eight Slate-owned buildings, image courtesy of Slate Asset Management
June 29, 2016 6:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Bloor and South of Eglinton: in both the geographic and cultural landscape, that's Yonge and St. Clair. Flanked by growing urban hubs along the Yonge corridor, the intersection is now ... read more

Event for Kids Officially Opens Regent Park's Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC
June 29, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Students at Nelson Mandela Park Public School and Lord Dufferin Public School got a special treat today for their last day of the school year, being the first to experience the new 2.8-acre ... read more

Explainer: Tuned Mass Damping to Counteract Sway

The world's largest tuned mass damper in Taipei 10, image by Armand du Plessis v
June 29, 2016 11:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this month, we introduced UrbanToronto's newest feature, called 'Explainer.' This weekly series provides an overview of the terms used in the architecture, design, construction, and real ... read more

OMB-Mediated Developments to Urbanize Stretch of Dupont

740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
June 28, 2016 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of mid-rise, mixed-use developments on a stretch of Toronto's Dupont Street are preparing to go ahead thanks to mediated settlements at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The once ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Rising at Queen and Victoria

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower
June 28, 2016 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost exactly five months since construction of a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital reached grade at the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. In the ... read more

Fine-Grained Urbanism Evolves 88 Queen East Redevelopment

88 Queen Street East, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele
June 27, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Queen Street's long, full-block parking lot is an obvious chasm in Toronto's urban fabric. Surrounded by this century's towers and the previous centuries' brick ... read more

Touring Lifetime's Topped-Off The Bond Condominiums

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects
June 27, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments' The Bond reached a major milestone this month, as the Core Architects-designed condominium tower has reached its final 42-storey height ... read more

Cladding Rising On Mattamy and Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 27, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at 16 storeys in May, installation of the cladding has made quite an impact at the Humber Bay Shores site of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's Riva del ... read more

Amenities Coming Together at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
June 24, 2016 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the finishing stages of construction at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Demolition Clearing King Portland Centre Site as Shoring Begins

King Portland Centre, ALLIED, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following April's announcement that Shopify would be its anchor tenant, the construction site of King Portland Centre has become a hive of activity. read more

An Enhanced Public Realm Is Emerging at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following crane removal in April, work to complete Plaza's Musée Condos has been making steady progress in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. With cladding now all but finished on ... read more

Steel Rising as 135 Yorkville's Glass Envelope Takes Shape

135 Yorkville Avenue, WZMH Architects, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 23, 2016 4:51 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Camrost-Felcorp continues to bring major changes to Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Immediately east of the developer's Residences of Yorkville Plaza on Avenue ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 23, 2016 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months since the pouring of the ground floor at MOD Developments' Massey Tower, more progress is apparent at the Downtown Toronto site of the 60-storey, Hariri Pontarini ... read more

City-Builders Break Ground on Weston Village Artscape Hub

22 John Street, Toronto, by the City of Toronto, Rockport Group, Artscape
June 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Squinting in the June sun, a diverse group of politicians, artists, developers, and students gathered in a Weston Village parking lot. Gathered next to Mayor Tory, Councillors Frances Nunziata and ... read more

Undulating Glazing Grabs Eyeballs at 7 St. Thomas Development

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments
June 22, 2016 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we last checked in on the construction progress of St. Thomas Commercial Developments' 7 St. Thomas, though we can barely keep away from the striking ... read more

The Foot of Yonge: Pier 27 Tower Joins Downtown Waterfront

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
June 21, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For visitors to Toronto, the foot of Yonge Street is a surprisingly inauspicious place. While the nexus of our main street and the waterfront is a locus of activity in many cities, Toronto's ... read more

East Bayfront Community Abuzz with Construction Activity

East Bayfront, Toronto, construction, development
June 21, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront of today is a far cry from the once heavily industrialized south edge of the city. Following the successful redevelopment of the central waterfront in the last quarter of ... read more

Touring CentreCourt's About-To-Top-Off Core Condos

Core Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 20, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2013, CentreCourt Developments purchased property at the northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie in Downtown Toronto and by January of 2014, sales for Core Condos were underway. By early ... read more