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Maple Leaf Square Complex Adding Some Interesting New Lighting

Lighting system being assembled at Maple Leaf Square. Photo by androiduk.
August 19, 2010 11:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction on Maple Leaf Square is quickly coming to completion. Final touches are being added including new lighting. Forum member androiduk reports: "Approximately 8000 lights are ... read more

Pinnacle Grand Park Condos By Pinnacle International Coming To Mississauga

Pinnacle Grand Park Condos, by Pinnacle International, Toronto
August 15, 2010 11:16 am | by Craig White | Comments
Mississauga's high-rise core has been developing rapidly around Square One with such recent construction projects as Cityzen and Fernbrook's Absolute World, Daniels' Chicago, Tridel's Ultra ... read more

Great Views for the condos at Daniels' Festival Tower

Festival Tower, Daniels with KPMB Architects and Kirkor Architects, Toronto
August 13, 2010 11:51 am | by Doug Convoy | Comments
For our fifth and final instalment on Daniels' flagship Festival Tower, Urban Toronto shares with you the stunning views from the building over the whole city and of the building from street-level ... read more

Bisha Hotel And Residences By Lifetime Developments And Ink Entertainment Launches

Bisha Hotel & Residences, by Lifetime Developments & Ink Entertainment, Toronto
August 13, 2010 11:32 am | by Craig White | Comments
Quite the party was held on August 12th at the opulent new Blue Jays Way sales office to mark the launch of the 41-storey Bisha Hotel and Residences. Bisha is the childhood nickname of clubland ... read more

Quick Pic: A Look At Crystal Blue, A Condo By Bazis International

Crystal Blu Condos Toronto by Bazis Inc and Burka Varacalli Architects
August 13, 2010 5:26 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
A close-up of developer Bazis International's first condo in Toronto. Rising 36 storeys, CrystalBlu is located on Balmuto Street just southwest of Yonge and Bloor. The building was designed by ... read more

Cordish's Massive Woodbine Live! Project Ramping Up

Woodbine Race Track in Etobicoke by Cordish Companies and Woodbine Entertainment
August 12, 2010 12:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Family-owned American developer The Cordish Companies is teaming up with the Woodbine Entertainment Group to transform the undeveloped land around the Woodbine Race Track in northern Etobicoke ... read more

Condo Amenities Impress at Daniels' Festival Tower

Festival Tower TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto by Daniels and Kirkor Architects
August 12, 2010 12:16 pm | by Doug Convoy | Comments
Urban Toronto’s comprehensive tour of the KPMB-designed Festival Tower, courtesy of Daniels Corp, now takes you into its very extensive amenities area, located on two whole levels of the podium ... read more

Quick Pic: Westbank's Shangri-La Hotel And Condominium Starts To Rise

Shangri-La in Toronto by Westbank Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 12, 2010 11:59 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Shangri-La Hotel And Condominium podium is starting to make an impact from Adelaide and University. The James Cheng/Hariri Pontarini designed building is being developed by Westbank/Peterson ... read more

Festival Tower Puts Daniels Corporation High On The Downtown Skyline

Festival Tower TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto by Daniels and Kirkor Architects
August 11, 2010 11:53 am | by Doug Convoy | Comments
Urban Toronto’s tour of Festival Tower by Daniels moves up onto the roof and into the mechanical box and lantern. These are largely ornamental and will remain virtually empty but they bring the ... read more

Yorkdale Mall Planning Major Expansion

Yorkdale Mall 2012 Expansion Toronto by Oxford Properties
August 11, 2010 11:43 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Yorkdale Mall is preparing for a major expansion. Early plans show 130,000 square feet of new space spread over 30-40 new retail outlets including restaurants. Two levels of parking will be added ... read more

Market Wharf Growing On Jarvis At The Esplanade

Market Wharf Condos Toronto by Context Development
August 10, 2010 2:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member Jasonzed recently took these photos of construction at Market Wharf, a 32-storey condominium under construction immediately south of the Saint Lawrence Market (that's it in the ... read more

Festival Tower Tour Continues With A Look At The Condo Suites

Bell Lightbox/Festival Tower, by Daniels with KPMB Architects, Toronto
August 10, 2010 1:52 pm | by Doug Convoy | Comments
Urban Toronto’s tour continues inside Festival Tower and into the condo suites, which are in various states of completion; more so on the lower levels, less so on the upper levels. The top two ... read more

Tridel's Parc Nuvo Soon To Rise At The Six Points

Parc Nuvo at Essex condos Toronto by Tridel and Graziani + Corazza Architects
August 9, 2010 3:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Tridel's fifth and last phase at Essex, its condominium community by Kipling subway station, is the 36-storey Parc Nuvo. The tower, designed by Graziani + Corazza, moves away from the mostly brick ... read more

Festival Tower's Signature Balconies Mark The Skyline

Festival Tower, Daniels with KPMB Architects, Toronto
August 9, 2010 2:12 pm | by Doug Convoy | Comments
Urban Toronto was fortunate enough to get an inside tour of Festival Tower courtesy of Tom Dutton, Senior Vice President of Daniels. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing our findings and ... read more

Quick Pic: Work Begins On Cadillac Fariview's Toronto Eaton Centre $120 million Renovation

Eaton Centre by Cadillac Fairview in Toronto with design by Zeidler Partnership
August 9, 2010 1:41 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work begins on the renovation of Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre. The country's largest mall by sales is getting a $120 million dollar upgrade. Changes include new floor tiles, expansion of the ... read more

Works Proceeds At Freed Developments' New SIX50 King West Condos

SIX50 Condominiums, by Freed Developments with CORE Architects, Toronto
August 7, 2010 3:14 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto member Starks0980 caught these photos on August 6th of progress on Freed Developments' new SIX50 condominium project at 650 King Street West. The images show that excavation is ... read more

Westport Beach's Aquaview Brings Renewal to Long Branch

Aquaview Condominiums, Westport Beach Development Corporation, Etobicoke
August 7, 2010 11:39 am | by Craig White | Comments
Westport Beach Development Corporation is bringing renewal to southwest Etobicoke with Aquaview Condos, a 16-storey condominium designed by Kirkor Architects. The building sits on the south ... read more

Stay Tuned For UrbanToronto's Tour Of The Danial Corporation's Festival Tower Condos

tiff-Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower condos Toronto by The Daniels Corporation
August 6, 2010 11:51 am | by Craig White | Comments
If you have been waiting to get inside, well, so have we. Festival Tower for you, all next week on UrbanToronto! Festival Tower read more

Kipling Subway Station's East Entrance On Its Way

Kipling Station, Etobicoke
August 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Craig White | Comments
TTC subway stations are not always located in the most scenic parts of Toronto, and in fact Kipling station at the west end of the Bloor-Danforth line is located in one of the most challenging of ... read more

Regrettable Piece Of Trash To Replace Duke's Cycle on Queen West

Duke's Cycle Toronto rebuild by Form Design+Build
August 5, 2010 3:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On February 20, 2008 a fire destroyed eight business and the apartments above on an historic stretch of Queen Street West by Bathurst in Toronto. Amongst the affected businesses was Duke's Cycle, ... read more