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Ground Breaking Marks Start of Extensive Guild Inn Restoration

Guild Inn Restoration, Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group Inc.,
November 27, 2015 5:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following decades of neglect and decay, Scarborough's historic Guild Inn is once again on its way to becoming one of Toronto's premier cultural and event destinations. Although the historic estate ... read more

Toronto's Canary District Lining Up Retailers in Advance of Influx

Canary District, West Don Lands, Toronto
November 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When the first permanent residents begin move-ins in late-March/early-April 2016, the former Athletes Village in Toronto's West Don Lands will begin its new life as the 35-acre Canary District ... read more

Touring the Diverse Interior Layouts of Picasso Condos

Tenth floor amenity area, Picasso Condos, Monarch, Mattamy, Goldman, Teeple
November 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Perhaps the Entertainment District's quirkiest new building, the glass and multicoloured aluminum cladding affixed to the Mattamy/Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso ... read more

Touring Canary Park Condominiums in the West Don Lands

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 26, 2015 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Months after the close of the successful Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, the former Pan Am Village is in the midst of a major transformation, as the buildings which served as ... read more

Fuse Condos Close to Topping Out in Toronto's Davenport Village

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, Barrett Architect, Burka Architects, Neudorfer Corporation
November 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Another milestone is about to be reached in Toronto's Davenport Village neighbourhood, as the first building of the two-tower development known as Fuse & Fuse2 Condos is approaching ... read more

Westinghouse Building Prep Work Begins at King Blue Site

King Blue Condos, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Greenland Group
November 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The jewel of Greenland Group's King Blue—the first Toronto venture for this formidable Chinese development firm—will be its podium, anchoring the two-tower development to the ... read more

DiamondCorp, Metropia to Intensify Underutilized Midtown Site

250 Davenport Road, Diamond Corp, Metropia, TACT, Toronto
November 23, 2015 3:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tower-in-the-park style housing was built in abundance across the Toronto landscape during the mid-20th century, moving people into efficient high-rise suites while surrounding the towers with ... read more

EY Tower Progress Reveals Heritage Details Amidst Modern Design

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, Toronto
November 23, 2015 2:56 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the two months since UrbanToronto's last update, progress at Oxford Properties' EY Tower has been continuing to move quickly. Recent images of the build site taken Friday morning reveal ... read more

Toronto Financial District Views Impress from INDX Condos

INDX Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt, Lifetime, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 23, 2015 11:48 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On November 20, UrbanToronto toured the Lifetime and CentreCourt's 54-storey INDX Condos, a residential development which is bringing a new residential presence to Toronto's Financial ... read more

Going Behind the Scenes at Backstage on The Esplanade

Looking west from the roof of Backstage, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 20, 2015 4:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade is in the process of being redefined by two major condominium projects courtesy of Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook ... read more

Condo-Hotel-Art Gallery-Theatre to Heal Downtown Ottawa Site

Concept plan, Ottawa Arts Court Redevelopment, by KPMB Architects
November 19, 2015 6:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Through the surface parking lot, there are few downtowns across North America that do not bear witness to the legacy of the flight to the suburbs that occurred during the last half of the 20th ... read more

Pointed Podium Levels Taking Shape at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Street Condos, Toronto, Tridel, Wallman Architects
November 19, 2015 1:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since reaching grade earlier this year, the complex wedge-shaped podium levels of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos are now taking shape on a narrow, triangular block hemmed in by the ... read more

Plan Submitted for 43-Storey Foster Design at Bay and Scollard

8-58 Scollard Street /1315-1325 Bay Street, Urbacon, Bresler, Foster + Partners
November 18, 2015 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Details have emerged regarding a proposed 43-storey development at the northern edge of Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood, with the first renderings of a mixed-use Foster + Partners and RAW Design ... read more

Great Gulf Breaks Ground on 45-Storey Yonge & Rich Condo

Yonge + Rich, Toronto, by Great Gulf, architectsAlliance
November 18, 2015 3:39 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Great Gulf Homes celebrated the ground breaking of Yonge & Rich Condominiums with a reception held at the project's Lombard Street sales centre in Downtown Toronto. The ... read more

Vaughan Centre: A New Downtown for the Suburbs

Vaughan Centre, KPMG Tower, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
November 18, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction pushes forward for the new Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), a handful of new office and condominium buildings are contributing to a new mixed-use district ... read more

Articulated Exterior Coming Together at Streetcar's The Taylor

The Taylor, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
November 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several weeks since we last looked in at the construction progress of Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development now topped off on ... read more

Cladding Sealing Off Tridel's Avani at Metrogate

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, Tridel
November 16, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been approximately two months since Tridel's Avani topped off near Highway 401 and Kennedy Road in Scarborough. The 35-storey Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed ... read more

First Rendering Released of Mattamy/Biddington's J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Toronto, Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes, Graziani + Corazza
November 13, 2015 11:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last month's announcement which introduced J. Davis House—a new mid-rise development in Toronto's Davisville neighbourhood at Yonge and Belsize—the first rendering of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Under Way at Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 13, 2015 11:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another high-rise is beginning to impact the ever denser Entertainment District, as Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences rises into the neighbourhood skyline. ... read more

Ryerson Names Health Sciences Complex for Daphne Cockwell

Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Perkins + Will
November 12, 2015 3:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recognition of an $8 million donation from Brookfield Asset Management's Group Chairman, Jack Cockwell, and his family, Ryerson University has announced that its coming Church ... read more