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NameOurCondo Top Ten Names Announced For Cityzen/Fernbrook/Castlepoint Project

August 24, 2010 12:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the condo industry's most successful social media initiatives, Name Our Condo, will announce a winner this Thursday, August 26 at 12:17 pm. The announcement will be part of the opening ... read more

A Future Render Of Canderel Stoneridge's Aura Condo

Aura at College Park, Canderel Stoneridge and Graziani + Corazza.
August 24, 2010 12:29 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A rendering of what the 75 storey Aura Condo should look like when completed from what we presume is the Pantages Tower. Developed by Canderel Stoneridge, and designed by Graziani + ... read more

Trump Toronto Condo Rising While KMPG Sign Is Now Up On The Bay Adelaide Centre

Trump Tower by Talon International and Zeidler Partnership Architects
August 23, 2010 11:35 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump Toronto continues to rise as seen from this picture taken from City Hall. The soon to be second tallest building in Canada is now officially past the half way point. The 60 storey ... read more

Menkes' Pears on the Avenue Brings Modern to Avenue and Davenport

Pears on the Avenue by Menkes, Page+Steele/IBI and Munge Leung
August 23, 2010 11:25 am | by Craig White | Comments
Menkes Developments is bringing a modern 19-storey condominium tower to the corner of Pears Avenue and Avenue Road, just north of Davenport. Pears On The Avenue sports a sleek, ... read more

Looking North From The Top Of The Harbourfront Parking Garage

The view of Maple Leaf Square in 2006
August 20, 2010 2:09 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A spin on our Then & Now thread where we take archival photos and replicate the same shot today. Rather than going back one hundred years we decided to go back just four years. ... read more

Ontario Place Wants Your Thoughts About Revitalization

Aerial shot of Ontario Place capturing the water facilities and its Cinesphere
August 20, 2010 1:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A local 39-year old is feeling its age, and is wondering about making some changes as its forties loom on the horizon. After Ontario Place opened its futuristic pods and the world's first giant ... read more

Quick Pic: Maple Leaf Square Complex Adding Some Interesting New Lighting

Maple Leaf Square by Cadillac Fairview and Lanterra with KPMB and Page + Steele.
August 19, 2010 3:30 pm | 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

Check Out Bisha Hotel and Residences Condos By Lifetime Developments And Charles Khabouth

Bisha Hotel and Residences by Lifetime, Wallman Architects and INK Entertainment
August 19, 2010 1:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Charles Khabouth has for years been creating some of clubland's most storied hotspots. His ventures include Ultra, Koolhaus, The Guvernment, Dragonfly and This is London. In conjunction with ... read more

Demolition Quickly Clearing The Site For Great Gulf Homes & Lifetime Developments' X2 Condos

X2 Condos by Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes
August 19, 2010 1:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Two days ago, Urban Toronto gave you a look at X2 Condominium's ultimate and eventual reality. Today, we bring you back to the present; the rapidly changing present. Lions ... read more

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