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One Bloor Hopes to Gain Additional Density at Upcoming CoA Hearing

One Bloor East in Toronto by Great Gulf Homes and Hariri Pontarini Architects
June 8, 2012 3:52 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
It looks like Great Gulf is continuing to push for an even larger One Bloor. An upcoming Committee of Adjustment hearing is slated to address a density increase which would result in an ... read more

Cresford's 399 Lofts Close to Reaching Final Height at Adelaide and Spadina

399 Lofts in Toronto by Cresford Developments with Northgrave Architects
June 8, 2012 3:50 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Forum member Red Mars has been diligently following the construction progress (or lack-thereof, for a period of time) at 399 Adelaide Street West for the past two and a half years. The images ... read more

New Renderings for Expansion of Yorkville Plaza Development

The New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, 21 Avenue Road, Toronto, Camrost-Felcorp
June 8, 2012 2:01 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Revised plans for Camrost-Felcorp's Yorkville Plaza have been listed on the City of Toronto's planning page for 21 Avenue Road, including renderings that reveal not one but two new buildings that ... read more

Details Emerge for 83-Storey 50 Bloor Street West Proposal

50 Bloor Street West, Morguard, Pellow Associates, Holt Renfrew
June 8, 2012 11:15 am | by Albert Chen | Comments
For months now, the discussion of a large new mixed-use building on the site of the current Holt Renfrew flagship store has been a hot topic among UrbanToronto Forumers. Located at 50 Bloor Street ... read more

Transformation of Yonge and Eglinton Continues With Two New Proposals

Proposed 31-37 Helendale Avenue, Comare Holdings, RAW Design
June 7, 2012 4:50 pm | by Albert Chen | Comments
Long regarded as one of the most desirable residential neighbourhoods in the city, the condo boom and construction of the Crosstown LRT will further boost development along the Yonge and Eglinton ... read more

U of T and Local Residents Locked in Conflict Over College St. Residence

245 College Street Residence, Toronto. Designed by Diamond + Schmitt
June 7, 2012 2:50 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The politics behind the planning process is anything but tidy. Driven by market logic to maximize revenue by selling the greatest number of units permissible on a site, developers often meet stiff ... read more

The Interview: Brad Lamb Part 2

Brad J. Lamb
June 7, 2012 12:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We pick up our interview with Brad Lamb following Part 1 where we mostly delved into the early stages of Lamb's career. Now that some of your projects are getting larger, public art contributions ... read more

Final Touches Applied to CAMH at Queen and Ossington

CAMH redevelopment in Toronto by CAMH, KPMB, Kearns Mancini, Montgomery Sisam
June 7, 2012 11:35 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We featured the CAMH redevelopment a few weeks ago, just as construction and finishing touches on the public elements were being applied. Since then construction crews have cleared out of the way ... read more

Update on One Valhalla Towns and Condos

One Valhalla Condos in Etobicoke by Edilcan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architect
June 6, 2012 3:29 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Edilcan's west-end development One Valhalla Towns and Condos is progressing well, with the first tower capped off and the townhouses receiving cladding and windows. Located on the site of the ... read more

Dundee Kilmer Shoots For Gold at Pan Am Athletes' Village

Pan Am Athletes Village in Toronto by Dundee Kilmer and Integrated Design Team
June 6, 2012 1:01 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The past decade has born witness to an increasing awareness in regards to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Whether it be organic food and clothing, alternative transportation methods ... read more

Monarch Makes Video, Rooftop Party for Topping Off of Couture Condos

Couture Condos by Monarch Group, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Philmor Group.
June 6, 2012 12:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
After Couture The Condominium was topped-off in March, a little rooftop shindig and BBQ was held to celebrate the achievement. The Monarch Group took a few photos and put a short clip of the event ... read more

Breaking News: Context King West Put On Hold

Context King West in Toronto by Context with Hariri Pontarini Architects
June 5, 2012 4:07 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto's Forum and consequently the Twitter-sphere were on fire today regarding the perceived closure of the highly-regarded and much-anticipated Context King West, by Context ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Tao Boutique Condos

TAO Condominiums in Richmond Hill by SigNature Communities, Graziani + Corazza
June 5, 2012 3:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Tao Boutique Condos celebrated its official opening this past weekend with a colourful celebration invoking the building's zen-themed qualities. Built by SigNature Communities, the development is ... read more

Queen's Quay Revitalization Promises New Waterfront Attraction

Queens Quay redevelopment in Toronto by Waterfront Toronto, DTAH and West 8
June 5, 2012 1:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto stopped by WaterfrontToronto's offices today for an update on the newest addition to Toronto's blue edge. In the past, the agency has received undue criticism due to improvements to ... read more

Trump Tower Signage Goes Up

Trump Tower Toronto by Talon International and Zeidler Architects.
June 5, 2012 1:13 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
For the last few days, construction on Trump Hotel & Tower has focused on setting up signage for the 47-storey tower. As planned, the building will have the word "TRUMP" displayed on both the ... read more

Updated: Queen West and Soho Character to Change as Parking Lot Awaits Redevelopment

300-308 Queen Street West prior to construction
June 5, 2012 12:37 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
This story was originally published on May 29, 2012. Since then, we have received updated information: Construction activity on the site is associated with the repaving of the parking lot. CBRE is ... read more

Big Update on Bazis, Metropia and RioCan's E Condos

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCan
June 4, 2012 7:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you've read today's story on what was hottest on UrbanToronto in May, you will already know that our most visited dataBase page of the month was for E Condos, the huge new project proposed for ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: South Hill on Madison

South Hill on Madison Condos in Toronto by Burnac Holdings with Northgrave Arch
June 4, 2012 4:17 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Burnac Group has officially launched their newest development in the South Hill neighbourhood, and we're taking a look at it in today's Project of the Day. South Hill on Madison is located ... read more

New 34-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed for 355 Church Street

355 Church Street, Toronto by Deltera, Tridel, architectsAlliance
June 4, 2012 3:35 pm | by Albert Chen | Comments
As our city’s construction boom continues to expand, it's bringing development interest to different areas surrounding the downtown core. A neighbourhood that has seen a considerable amount of new ... read more

New Elevations and Information on 71 - 95 King Street East

71 - 95 King Street East in Toronto by Pellow Architects
June 4, 2012 3:04 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
New information regarding the development proposal for 71-95 King Street East has been released in a recent zoning amendment application. The document provides a clear understanding as to what the ... read more