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Topping Off January 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

1 Yonge Street, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 5, 2013 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The peak winter season hasn't slowed the momentum of information sharing here at UrbanToronto. The Forum went crazy at the very end of the month when the new Oxford Place renderings came out, but ... read more

First Steps for Sheridan College McCallion Campus Phase II

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase I
February 4, 2013 4:45 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Infastructure Ontario and Sheridan College have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance Phase II of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus development in Mississauga. ... read more

New Renderings Up The Ante For Oxford Place Development

70-storey Office and residential towers will sprout on Front Street, Toronto
January 31, 2013 12:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amidst the debate over whether Toronto will accept a new casino, Oxford Properties has released more detailed and evolved renderings of how their proposal for a redeveloped Metro Toronto ... read more

Construction Update on Daniels' Cinema Tower Condos

Cinema Tower Construction, Toronto
January 30, 2013 5:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Few new developments in recent Toronto history have attempted to truly grab hold of or perhaps redefine the cultural ethos of their surroundings like the recently completed TIFF Bell Lightbox and ... read more

Bay Adelaide Centre East Goes Under Construction

Bay Adelaide East construction
January 29, 2013 7:00 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Even if it only looks like destruction so far, construction has begun on the East Tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre in Downtown Toronto. The sleek glass ... read more

Rockport to Preserve Historic Postal Station K in Part

Front door and Royal Insignia of Edward VIII at Postal Station K, Toronto
January 28, 2013 5:50 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Postal Station K sits at 2384 Yonge Street a couple of blocks north of Eglinton Avenue. The stunning, simple building (in need of window restoration), is a great example of stripped ... read more

990 Bay Gives Way to 1Thousand

1Thousand Bay condos Toronto by Cresford Developments
January 24, 2013 6:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Bay street north of City Hall has seen quite an amazing shift in its image as well as its uses in the last few years, with new projects in the neighbourhood like Motion, Burano, and The Sick Kids ... read more

Emerald Park Reaches Ground Level

Emerald Park Construction
January 24, 2013 3:37 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Downtown is not the only area seeing massive towers sprout up along its throughfares these past few years. Along with other urban nodes in the GTA, the transportation hub and cultural crossroad of ... read more

Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's Backstage in Business

A view of the Backstage luffing crane being assembled from above, by SkyJacked
January 23, 2013 6:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The pace is picking up at the Backstage construction site in Downtown Toronto. Installation of the high lift construction crane was completed on Monday after its foundation pad was poured on the ... read more

Goldman and Monarch's Landmark Picasso Condo Breaks Ground

Ground Breaking at Picasso
January 23, 2013 5:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
It may have been a cccold day in Toronto, but the Entertainment District just got a lot hotter with the ground being broken for the Monarch Group's Picasso Condos. With an avant garde design ... read more

Concert Properties' The Berczy Progressing Brick by Brick

January 22, 2013 9:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the midst of a building boom where giants of glass and steel are popping up chockablock, we often don't see the building material that built our great city. Like the flatiron shaped Gooderham ... read more

Amexon's South Beach Condos Scores International Plaudits

Restaurants at the Miami Art Deco-inspired South Beach condos will open in 2013
January 19, 2013 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
When South Beach condominiums in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area originally went on sale in 2008, there was some real scepticism on UrbanToronto about the project's Miami Art Deco-inspired ... read more

Update on CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Looking in to the Pit at Chaz Yorkville
January 17, 2013 3:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today we are checking in on the progress of CHAZ Yorkville Condos. The project, being built by 45 Charles Ltd and Edenshaw Developments, is set to rise an impressive 47 storeys in the Yorkville ... read more

Demolition of 42 Charles East Underway for Cresford's Casa II

42 Charles Casa II Cresford architectsAlliance Priestly Demolition Toronto
January 16, 2013 10:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the last decade, few areas of Toronto have seen as much growth as the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. There are always, however, unfortunate casualties in our city's quest for density. ... read more

Ripley's Aquarium Taking Shape

Ripley's Aquarium and Ice Condos
January 16, 2013 3:34 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Do you think your aprtment building or condo tower is crowded with too many residents? Well try sharing your living space with 13,500 other inhabitants; that is what the aquatic creatures at the ... read more

Menkes Breaks Ground on Toronto's Latest AAA Office Tower

Equipment has started the excavation of One York Street by Menkes Developments
January 15, 2013 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's Menkes Day on UrbanToronto: we started with a grand tour of the Gibson Square condominium project under construction on Yonge Street in North York, and now we end with more news for the ... read more

Menkes' Gibson Square Adding To North York City Centre's Skyline

Menkes' Gibson Square condominiums by night, Toronto
January 15, 2013 11:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
In a city of construction projects galore, Menkes' Gibson Square project, a 42-storey twin tower condominium complex at Yonge Street and Park Home Avenue, is just beginning to make its mark. The ... read more

The Big Pour Turns Heads at One Bloor East

One Bloor East Great Gulf Homes Hariri Pontarini Cecconi Simone Toronto
January 14, 2013 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Throughout this past Saturday a seemingly endless convoy of cement trucks made their way towards Yonge and Bloor streets in the heart of Toronto's uptown for the long awaited “Big Pour” at Great ... read more

Sales Brisk for Friday Harbour Resort on Lake Simcoe

Aerial view of Friday Harbour, rendering courtesy of Geranium Corporation
January 14, 2013 1:49 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
With over $40 million in sales during the opening weekend, it would seem that Friday Harbour Resort on Lake Simcoe is the right idea at the right time, and in the right place. The sales office, ... read more

Curated Properties' Edition Richmond Ready To Go

Edition Richmond Presentation Gallery by Cecconi Simone
January 11, 2013 7:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We have some good news, and we have some bad news. Let's start with the good news… It's always great to hear that an innovative new housing project has done well and is ready to proceed, and ... read more