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Boutique Hotel to Transform Jilly's Site at Queen and Broadview

Plans include new entrances and a rooftop bar, image by Streetcar Developments
November 20, 2014 4:33 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Another heritage building in Toronto is set for a major makeover. The former Broadview Hotel, a local Riverside landmark that once housed the infamous strip club Jilly's which closed earlier this ... read more

Cladding Tests Under Way as Exhibit Residences Rises

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
November 20, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing at the site of Metropia, Bazis, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences, a 32-storey Rosario Varacalli-designed condo tower currently rising on Bloor Street, just west of Avenue ... read more

QRC West and Tableau Will Put Peter and Richmond on the Map

Tableau Condominiums, Urban Capital, Malibu, Alit, Peter and Richmond
November 19, 2014 6:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The intersection of Peter and Richmond Streets in Toronto's Entertainment District has kept our attention for a while now with major projects dramatically changing the area. The Sweeny ... read more

Monitoring the Progress at Roncesvalles' 383 Sorauren Avenue

View of the site from the Dundas Street West bridge, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood, known for its unique and independently owned shops and restaurants, is one of the most attractive in the city. The vast collection of eclectic stores and ... read more

Exterior Finishing Work Starts at UrbanCapital's River City 2 Condos

River City Condos Toronto, UrbanCapital, Saucier + Perrotte, image by Jimmy Wu
November 18, 2014 2:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Perhaps no other recent condominium development in Toronto is as architecturally striking as is River City. The four-phase development by developer UrbanCapital has one completed phase, one under ... read more

Second Crane Raised at Site of Concert's 88 Scott Condos

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
November 18, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It only been three weeks since we last visited the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, when the first tower crane was raised into place, marking the first upward construction for the ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Site of H&W's Fontana in Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
November 17, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we looked at the construction progress of H&W Development Corp.'s Fontana, a four-building, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed ... read more

The Berwick a Step Closer to Completion at Yonge and Eglinton

Berwick, Page + Steele, IBI Group Architects, Andrin Homes
November 17, 2014 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Often considered amongst the most desirable parts of Toronto, the neighbourhood around the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton is growing at a fast pace. High-rise but also mid-rise buildings and ... read more

Times Group's Key West Rises Steadily into the Humber Bay Skyline

The Times Group Corporation, Key West, Burka Architects, Toronto
November 14, 2014 5:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Humber Bay Shores area of south Etobicoke is growing up fast, with new high-rise condominium towers continuing to reshape this part of the city. Only ten years ago the area was known for its ... read more

Insider Q&A: Shakeel Walji of Walsh Group

Insider Q&A, Shakeel Walji, The Walsh Group, Toronto
November 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's development industry—and the many industries supported by it—are in the process of reshaping our city both directly and indirectly. Many firms and companies work together, and while the ... read more

Final Beam Raised as Bay Adelaide East Tops Off

The final piece of steel almost reaches the top, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 13, 2014 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Only a decade ago, the northeast corner of Bay and Adelaide was occupied by an unsightly concrete stump, a symbol of the 1990's recession that remained at the prominent intersection for 15 ... read more

The Residences at the RCMI Receives Finishing Touches

The Residences at RCMI, Tribute Communities, Zeidler Partnership Architects
November 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
Tribute Communities' Residences at the RCMI was topped off back in January and is now about to reach another milestone, the completion of its exterior façade. The 42-storey condominium tower was ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Maple Leaf Square

Throwback Thursday, Maple Leaf Square
November 13, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development in Toronto's South Core area continues at fever pitch, and work on several current high-rise projects is set to further transform the landscape in the coming years. You don't have too ... read more

Sales Centre Comes Down at the Site of Freed's Sixty Colborne

Sixty Colborne, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Freed Developments
November 12, 2014 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently covered the ground breaking ceremony for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development by Freed ... read more

Vibrant Cladding Impresses at the Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
November 12, 2014 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we visited the site of Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre just north of the Distillery District, and in that short time, cladding ... read more

Cladding Installation Nearing Completion at Lifetime's Yorkville Condos

The Yorkville Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2014 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of Lifetime Developments' The Yorkville Condominiums, a 31-storey, Wallman Architects-designed ... read more

A Heritage Base and Modern Peak Mark MOD's Five Condos

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 10, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on FIVE Condos a month ago when the 48-storey condominium tower by MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments had recently topped off at St. Joseph and Yonge ... read more

Construction of the Bisha Hotel and Residences Reaches Grade

Bisha condos' hertiage façade seen across Blue Jays Way in August 2014, Toronto
November 7, 2014 5:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has grown to become one of the city's most densely inhabited areas over the past several years, and that growth continues with a string of new high-rise projects ... read more

Tridel's Aquavista Looking to Make Waves on Toronto's Waterfront

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
November 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto’s revitalization of the Toronto Harbour continues its push eastward with developments like Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside. read more

Concert Partners with Youth Shelter for Etobicoke's Kip District

Executives from Concert and Youth Without Shelter, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though the relationship between builders and the community in which they want to develop can at times be strenuous, it is often beneficial for both parties. Concert Properties, with roots in ... read more