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Cladding Starting to Make an Impact at Exhibit Residences

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
March 9, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last checked in on the construction progress at Metropia, Bazis, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences, a new condominium tower rising on Bloor Street West where ... read more

Another Way to Take a Crane Down: Closing the Street for King +

King + Condos, King Plus Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
March 9, 2015 10:28 am | by Craig White | Comments
It was just a few days ago when we covered the lengthy crane disassembly at CHAZ Yorkville Condos, which was carried out through a succession of smaller derricks, a process compared by some to the ... read more

First Gulf Engages the Community on Transformative 'Project 21'

First Gulf Corporation, Lever Brothers, 21 Don Roadway, Project 21
March 6, 2015 7:24 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With many of Downtown's development plots being snapped up for new condo and office buildings, some future expansion plans for Toronto's business core is stepping outside the traditional ... read more

Backstage On The Esplanade Approaching Final Height

Backstage Condos, Toronto, Castlepoint, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa
March 6, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is approaching a major milestone at Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's Backstage On The Esplanade, with the tower now very ... read more

Westbank's Bloor and Bathurst Model Shows Scale of Proposal

March 5, 2015 5:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
At the recent Bloor and Bathurst public consultation held by Westbank Corp for their proposed redevelopment of the Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village site, besides a ballroom full of presentation ... read more

Chaz Yorkville's Crane Removed by a Succession of Derricks

Toronto, Chaz. crane, derrick
March 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Chaz Yorkville, a 47 storey condominium development by 45 Charles Ltd and project managed by Edenshaw Homes, has recently had its crane removed. The process of removing a crane is never a ... read more

Province Reforming Planning Act and Development Charges Act

planning act, development, mmah, ted mcmeekin, toronto, ontario
March 5, 2015 1:09 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Province of Ontario is reforming the Planning Act and the Development Charges act to improve the development process. read more

Throwback Thursday: Bloor and Balmuto

Throwback Thursday, Bloor and Balmuto, Toronto
March 5, 2015 9:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development has added a tremendous amount of density to the Bloor-Yorkville area in recent years, and new construction is continuing the trend. Back in 2009, the view facing southeast ... read more

Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought Mirvish Village Redevelopment

Bloor and Bathurst, Westbank Corp, Henriquez Partners Architects, Toronto
March 4, 2015 7:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ever since it was announced last year that David Mirvish had sold his family's iconic Honest Ed's store and Mirvish Village properties at Bloor and Bathurst Streets to Vancouver-based developer ... read more

Yorkdale Expansion Now Rising Above Ground Level

AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, yorkdale expansion, toronto
March 4, 2015 3:50 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Owned by AIMCo and Oxford Properties, 50-year old Yorkdale Mall has gone through several phases of renovations, in recent times in 2005 with a $110 million expansion, followed ... read more

Public Consultation Reveals Additional 700 Bay Details

Base of tower, including retail, commercial, amenity space, image by Quadrangle
March 4, 2015 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As plans for a 45-storey purpose built rental tower at 700 Bay Street make their way through the City's planning process, further project details emerged at a public consultation Tuesday, helping ... read more

Concord CityPlace's Spectra and Quartz Closing in on Completion

Quartz and Spectra at Concord CityPlace, Toronto, design by RAW
March 3, 2015 2:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Developed by Concord Adex just to the west of Downtown, Toronto's largest master-planned community is taking shape on a 45-acre site that 15,000 people will eventually call home. Concord ... read more

Symmetry Unveils Lakeshore Woods Development in Oakville

Lakeshore Woods by 5468796 Architecture for Symmetry, Engine, Fortress RDI
March 3, 2015 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
Symmetry Developments along with their partners Engine Developments and Fortress RDI have unveiled concept plans for an upcoming condominium proposal in the Bronte Village area of Oakville. ... read more

Retirement Living Residence Coming to Laird Drive in Leaside

146 - 150 Laird Drive, V!VA LIFE, Leaside, Laird Drive, Toronto
March 2, 2015 7:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The impending arrival of the Crosstown LRT is having impacts beyond Eglinton Avenue itself and onto streets near the future stations of the rapid transit line, and a growing number of development ... read more

King Plus Condos Now Topping Off at King and Sherbourne

King + Condos, King Plus Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
March 2, 2015 2:22 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
It has been nearly three months since we last caught up with progress at King + Condos from King Plus Development. Designed by TACT Architecture, the building now stands 16-storeys ... read more

Topping Off February 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off February 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
March 2, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A string of new development proposals kept us quite busy throughout the month of February, including a planned 64-Storey tower proposed for 8 Cumberland Street in Yorkville, as well as other ... read more

Delta Toronto Celebrates its Official Grand Opening

Delta and Marriot Executives, Mayor John Tory, and party guests enjoy the party
February 27, 2015 7:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As Marriott's acquisition of the Canadian accommodations chain Delta nears finalization, Toronto's Southcore district officially welcomed the new hotel to the neighbourhood. Though the Delta ... read more

UPDATED: Renderings Detail Daniels Waterfront Plan

Daniels, Queens Quay, Waterfront, Artscape
February 26, 2015 8:10 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
UPDATE EDITOR: The Daniels Corporation has contacted us about the following story to let us know that a number of the details below no longer reflect the current plans for the Daniels Waterfront ... read more

Metrolinx Encouraging Development at GO and Crosstown LRT Stations

Bathurst, LRT, Metrolinx
February 26, 2015 4:44 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx will take a step into the real estate market tomorrow, when it issues an RFP for development above its new Crosstown LRT stations. Metrolinx has already been using a more hands off ... read more

484 Yonge Renderings Depict a Reinvigorated Heritage Clock Tower

View from the northeast, image courtesy of Quadrangle Architects
February 25, 2015 6:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Renderings depicting the podium of a proposed 45-storey residential tower at Yonge and Grosvenor have been posted on Quadrangle Architects' website. The KingSett Capital development spans several ... read more