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Checking Out the Podium at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East

Bay Adelaide East tower, Brookfield Properties, KPMB, Adamson Associates
August 26, 2014 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently attended a tour of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre, held by the Council on Tall Buildings an Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In the first ... read more

City Council Approves $30M Raptors Practice Facility

High Performance Basketball Development and Training Centre, MLSE, Raptors
August 25, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Raptors' recent post-season run generated a lot of new fans and overall interest in the team, and despite a heartbreaking game 7 defeat, excitement and buzz for the coming season ... read more

A Look Inside Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the steady growth of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre. Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson ... read more

Sheraton's Toronto Flagship Hotel Announces Major Renovation

Sheraton, Toronto, Renovation
August 25, 2014 10:35 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Downtown Toronto's Sheraton Hotel looks north on Queen Street West opposite City Hall, Osgoode Hall and Old City Hall. Given its location it is probably one of the most seen buildings in the city. ... read more

Hard Hat Tour of Ryerson University's Student Learning Centre

Work continues on the Student Learning Centre. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 22, 2014 5:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 155,000 square-foot Ryerson University Student Learning Centre at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets in Downtown Toronto continues to impress as it move towards completion. We had the ... read more

Pinstriping Downtown in Green at RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC WaterPark Place III, WZMH Architects, DTAH, Oxford Properties, Toronto
August 22, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction wrapping up over the next few months on Oxford Properties' WaterPark Place III, some final aesthetic and functional touches are being applied to the 30-storey, ... read more

Podium Levels in Place at Lifetime's INDX Condos

INDX Condos, Lifetime, Centrecourt Developments, Page+Steele/IBI Group
August 22, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to Canada's biggest economic players, most based out of massive office towers that clear out by sundown. Condominium development is a relatively new thing in ... read more

Qube Condos Brings Mid-Rise to The Queensway at Royal York

Qube Condos by Romanov Romanov for First Avenue Properties
August 22, 2014 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming more and more popular in Toronto thanks to the City's Avenues plan, which encourages density and vitality in the form of residential buildings with ground ... read more

Site Cleared for Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Condos in Roncesvalles

About half of the sales centre is taken down. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 21, 2014 10:57 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Construction is imminent at 383 Sorauren Avenue, the 10-storey boutique condominium in Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood as demolition of the sales centre on site began this past ... read more

Excavation Continues to Make Progress at Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
August 20, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the transition zone between Toronto's primarily business-oriented Financial District and mixed-use St. Lawrence neighbourhood, excavation continues to make progress at the site of Concert ... read more

Thompson Residences Soon to Top Off on King Street West

Thompson Residences, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Freed Developments, Toronto
August 20, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we last checked in on the construction progress of Freed Developments' Thompson Residences, a mid-rise condominium development currently rising from the ... read more

Touring the Unique Interiors of CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Spacious balconies lend to great views of the city. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 19, 2014 4:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our recent tour of the 47-storey CHAZ Yorkville Condos continues with a look at some of the interior finishes and units. The previous article, showcasing the variety of views the building offers, ... read more

Construction at Daniels HighPark Condos Makes for Fun Viewing

Daniels Corporation, HighPark Condominiums, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 19, 2014 11:50 am | by Craig White | Comments
HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation is growing noticeably now on Bloor Street across from the famous park, and can be seen from a distance beginning to poke above its surroundings. ... read more

Work Continues on Markham's Pan Am Centre as Games Approach

Atos Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre, Markham
August 18, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now less than one year away from the 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, which will hit the Greater Toronto Area next Summer. As the clock ticks down to the western hemisphere's premiere ... read more

Taking in the CHAZ CLUB and Views from the Bloor-Yorkville Condo

August 18, 2014 1:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Charles Street has become a hub of construction activity in recent years. Its proximity to Yorkville, one of Canada's top shopping districts, is attractive to buyers who want to be close to the ... read more

Evolving Design for The Well evident in New Renderings

The Well, Toronto, Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Pickard
August 15, 2014 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
From initial concept to final realization, the story of a development is one of evolution, but one where the steps along the way are often hidden. The larger the development, typically the more ... read more

Fontana Adding Density and an Urban Street Wall to Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
August 14, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham is seeing a lot of new growth these days. With Metrolinx's Viva BRT (bus rapid transit) line nearing completion, several new developments are capitalizing on the suburban city's bright ... read more

Touring Ryerson's Ultra-Cool Student Learning Centre

Fritted window, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Snohetta, Zeidler Partnership
August 14, 2014 11:25 am | by Bryan Bonnici | Comments
In Feburary of this year, Ryerson Graduate Bryan Bonnici took on us a hard-hat tour of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre. Bryan was able to visit the building again this June, and this is his ... read more

Sales Continue as Howard Park Residences Rises in Roncesvalles

August 13, 2014 4:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We didn't plan a theme day, but for the moment UrbanToronto caught up in mid-rise projects, and this is our third profile of the day of one on or close to Dundas Street West. Dundas and its ... read more

Renderings Released for Ryerson Church Street Development

East elevation of Church Street Development. Image by Ryerson University.
August 13, 2014 3:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ryerson University is continuing to expand its downtown presence with a new project referred to as the Church Street Development, planned for a parking lot on Church Street just north of Dundas ... read more