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Soaring Tower Proposed for 80 Bloor Street West at Bay

80 Bloor Street West, Toronto, image by architectsAlliance for Krugarand Corp
November 1, 2013 7:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto has received an application for another soaring tower in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. 80 Bloor Street West, currently an 18-storey office building just west of Bay ... read more

UrbanToronto Tours Aura With Our Instagram Contest Winner

Aura at College Park Canderel Stoneridge Graziani + Corazza Architects Toronto
November 1, 2013 6:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aura at College Park holds many titles for height; it is the tallest construction project currently underway in the city, contains the highest floor count in the country, and once completed will ... read more

King Blue Condos: Integrating Urban Chic with Heritage and the Arts

King Blue Condos, Toronto, Remington, Easton's Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group
November 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
As Toronto’s bustling Entertainment District continues to thrive and evolve, the development of Remington and the Easton's Group's King Blue Condominiums will contribute to the ongoing changes in ... read more

Topping Off October 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

UrbanToronto Topping Off October 2013
November 1, 2013 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Halloween is now in the books and the air is getting colder, but throughout the month of October, various proposals and active construction projects across the GTA were heating up. To keep our ... read more

383 Sorauren Seeking Approval at the Ontario Municipal Board

383 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, Gairloch Homes
November 1, 2013 12:15 pm | by Samantha Martin | Comments
383 Sorauren is a proposed 10-storey development in Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood, being developed by Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Developments Inc. Designed ... read more

University Heights Professional Centre Set to Revitalize Finch Avenue West

University Heights Professional Centre, Real Wealth Group of Companies, ACK
October 31, 2013 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction progressing quickly on the York-Spadina subway extension, the catalyst is in place for large scale redevelopment in the city’s northwest end. One block east of Keele Street on ... read more

One Month of Work at Daniels' NY2: October 2013

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
October 31, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on The Daniels Corporation’s NY2 at Bayview and Sheppard since construction started last year, including monthly visits to the site since mid-summer to check in on ... read more

One Month of Work at Alterra's Post House: October 2013

Progress at Alterra's Post House Condominiums, Toronto, end of October, 2013
October 31, 2013 12:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
What can you build in a month? Post House Condominiums by the Alterra Group is really moving skyward now that the Wallman Architects-designed building is in the midst of its typical floors. We ... read more

Construction Continues on Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, Toronto
October 31, 2013 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the high-end neighbourhood of Yorkville, the construction site for Alterra and Zinc Developments’ 36Hazelton is making the push towards grade. Designed by Quadrangle ... read more

Parsing the Scale Model of Freed and CD Capital's 155 Redpath

155 Redpath Freed Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
October 31, 2013 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the retail centre and future transit hub of midtown Toronto, the Yonge and Eglinton area is seeing a wave of redevelopment projects both proposed and under construction as developers and home ... read more

Ground Broken for Globe and Mail Centre on King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, King Street East, Diamond Schmitt, First Gulf, Toronto
October 30, 2013 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, ground was officially broken for the new headquarters for national newspaper The Globe and Mail, marking the official start of construction on the 17-storey office tower.  ... read more

Honest Ed's Site Sold to Vancouver-based Westbank Corp

Honest Eds, Toronto
October 30, 2013 12:00 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Opened in 1948 by Edwin Mirvish, Honest Ed himself, the famous Honest Ed's discount store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets was put on sale earlier this year by the Mirvish ... read more

Bazis and Plaza's First 1 Yorkville Rendering Released

1 Yorkville condos Toronto, designed by Rosario Varacalli for Bazis and Plaza
October 29, 2013 7:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Developers Bazis and Plaza are teaming up to bring a 58-storey condominium tower to the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street in the heart of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. ... read more

Podium Taking Shape at CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
October 29, 2013 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a city with almost as many cranes as there are days in a year, construction in the trendy Bloor/Yorkville neighbourhood alone rivals that of many cities similar in size to Toronto. On the ... read more

Ontario Grows Aerospace Sector Training at Downsview Park

Centennial College Aerospace Training Site, Downsview park, Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2013 4:55 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The Ontario Government has announced today that it has plans to invest in a new Centennial College facility at the former de Havilland manufacturing plant at Downsview Park, several kilometres ... read more

The Berwick Closing in on Final Height at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
October 29, 2013 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Out of the handful of construction sites in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton, we have been keeping a very close eye on The Berwick and CityTowns, a ... read more

Thompson Residences Continues Rise as Work Progresses

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, Saucier + Perrotte, Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2013 1:35 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
With the ground floor’s structure now poured, the construction of Thompsons Residences at 621 King Street West is proceeding with gusto as crews shift their energy to the lower storeys. While it ... read more

Alterra's Westwood Condos Growing Brick by Brick

Bricks go up at Westwood Condominiums by the Alterra Group, Toronto
October 28, 2013 7:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When you check in on a project on a monthly basis, you learn that progress during some stages is more subtle than others. Now that the Westwood Condominiums by the Alterra Group is topped off ... read more

On the GO Mimico Promotes Excellent GTHA Transit Linkages

On the GO Mimico Etobicoke development McCallum Sather Stanton Renaissance
October 28, 2013 4:05 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Taking advantage of a site directly adjacent to GO Transit's Mimico Station, On The GO Mimico is a new development that promotes itself as a residence outside the downtown core, yet one with quick ... read more

Dramatic Views Predominate at ELAD's Emerald City Condos

Emerald City, ELAD, Toronto, Don Mills, Sheppard, WZMH
October 25, 2013 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing densification of Toronto’s inner suburbs has made exponential steps forward in the past few years, especially surrounding the once resolutely suburban stretch of Sheppard Avenue East ... read more