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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

Concert Properties Unveils New Public Artwork at The Berczy

The Berczy, ERA Architects, Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects, Concert
December 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Little by little, public artworks are, for the better, taking some space in our city's streets. This week, Concert Properties officially unveiled new public artwork at The Berczy, a ... read more

New Community Centre Taking Shape in Regent Park

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
December 10, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization, led by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is well under way, and the last of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Under Way at King + Condos

King + Condos, TACT Architecture, Toronto, Sherbourne
December 10, 2014 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple months since we last checked in on the construction progress of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new 17-storey, TACT Architecture-designed condominium ... read more

Waterfront Innovation Centre Closer To Announcement

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Diamond Schmitt Morguard competition entry
December 9, 2014 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In October of 2013 Waterfront Toronto announced that the property to the immediate north of Corus Quay and northwest of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus would be the new home for the ... read more

Construction of Lifetime's Bisha Reaches Another Milestone

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences has reached another milestone, as work on the 41-storey, Wallman ... read more

Ever More Construction Webcams Watch Over Toronto Projects

Toronto construction webcams
December 8, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly one year ago, we ran an article covering the numerous construction webcams keeping tabs on some of the many projects being built around the city. We returned with an update this ... read more

Picasso Condos' Multicoloured Cladding Now In Evidence

Picasso, Toronto, Richmond, Queen, Entertainment, Monarch, goldman
December 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Richmond Street through Toronto's Entertainment District is rapidly changing, with the addition of 3 new buildings near the corner of Richmond and Peter. While all 3 feature strong architectural ... read more