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Monarch's Quay West at Tip Top Condos Surpasses The Promise Of The Rendering

Monarch Group's Quay West Condo
January 7, 2011 12:44 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Quay West at Tip Top, developed by the Monarch Group, and designed by architectsAlliance, is a lesson in how deceptive artist and/or computer renderings can be in depicting future ... read more

Diamante's Florian Condos Now Adding Some Colour To North Yorkville

The Florian by Diamante Corporation under construction , Toronto
January 7, 2011 7:59 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Florian is a 25-storey condominium being developed by Diamante Corporation on Davenport Avenue at the top of Bay Street. Designed by Young + Wright / IBI Group ... read more

Slanted Glass Appears On Westbank' Shangri-La Condo And Hotel

Glass begins to appear on the Shangri-La Hotel and Condos
January 7, 2011 12:08 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Exciting times if you are a fan of the new Shangri-La hotel and condos. This week we hit another milestone as the first of the slanted glass begins to be installed on the building's faceted east ... read more

The Wave Hits at the Monarch Group's Nautilus Condos in Etobicoke

Nautilus Condos by Monarch Group Toronto
January 4, 2011 12:53 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member gis_guy recently returned to the site of Nautilus, the latest phase at the Monarch Group's Waterview project in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. The 39-storey ... read more

Reviewing 2010: Towers Three Shades of Blue

Accolade Condo constructed by Tridel and designed by Burka Architects
January 3, 2011 2:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
2010 was a year when three buildings put the colour blu -sorry, blue - at centre-stage in the Toronto construction world. The first project, Accolade, was completed at the beginning of the year, ... read more

Bay and Gable Victorians At 1 Sultan Street To Be Replaced By 9-Storey Office Building?

Site of Proposed Office 9-storey Building on Sultan Street
January 3, 2011 1:32 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A rezoning a application has been submitted to the city to construct a new 9-storey office tower at 1-9 Sultan Street. Bay and Gable Victorians currently occupy the site which is a block south of ... read more

Heritage Mingles With Modern At Sultan and St. Thomas Project

1 Sultan in Toronto by St. Thomas Commercial Development, Hariri Pontarini
January 1, 2011 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
St. Thomas Commercial Developments is planning a development at the corner of St. Thomas and Sultan streets near Bay and Bloor in Toronto's uptown core. A report from Monday on UrbanToronto with ... read more

Reviewing 2010: Construction, Part 1

Shangri-La image by Greg
December 28, 2010 11:44 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today we start with a selection of construction projects that we want to highlight from 2010. Today's group are reasonably early in their construction cycle. More advanced projects will appear in ... read more

Reviewing 2010: Notable Births

One Bloor, Toronto, by Great Gulf Homes and Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 24, 2010 1:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's the holidays, and time for a look back at a very interesting year for UrbanToronto... as well as one for urban Toronto. Many buildings of note were announced this year, or went into ... read more

Talon International's Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto Soaring High As The Year Comes To An End

Trump International Hotel in Toronto by Talon International and Zeidler Architec
December 24, 2010 12:46 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto continues to rise as it starts to impact the skyline from many directions. The 60 storey tower should top off sometime in late 2011. At that point it ... read more

Reconstruction Work Begins On The Roof Of Maple Leaf Gardens

Ryerson Athletics, Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto by Turner Fleischer
December 23, 2010 2:49 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Maple Leaf Gardens is getting an extensive makeover these days. Built in 1931, the former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been empty since 2001 when the Leaf's moved to the Air Canada ... read more

New Renderings for Cityscape's Gooderham and Pure Spirit Projects in the Distillery District

Pure Spirit Condos in Toronto by Cityscape and architectsAlliance
December 23, 2010 2:41 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has unearthed a never-before published rendering from the architectsAlliance-designed Clear Spirit and Gooderham condominium towers project at Cityscape's Distillery District. There ... read more

Davies Smith's Ironstone Condominiums in Burlington Go Green with Geothermal

Ironstone Condominiums in Burlington by Davies Smith and Raw Design
December 21, 2010 12:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ironstone Condominiums in Burlington by Davies Smith Developments is digging deep for sustainability. The 16-storey, 210-unit building, with architecture by Raw Design, interior design by ... read more

Freed Developments' Fashion House Condos Set To Begin Construction

Fashion House Condos in Toronto by Freed and Core Architects
December 21, 2010 10:55 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction is set to begin on Fashion House condos. In this shot taken on December 5th we see the site with excavator on site ready to proceed. Future site of Fashion House condos, image by Red ... read more

Lanterra's Burano Grows Through A Cold December

December 20, 2010 10:46 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member Mike in TO has uploaded this time-lapse video of construction of Burano Condominiums by Lanterra Development. The video was shot from Lanterra's Murano condominium, across Bay ... read more

Our First View of the U of T's Robarts Library Expansion

Robarts Library at the University of Toronto in Toronto by Diamond and Schmidt
December 20, 2010 10:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
It is just shy of three years since we learned of the University of Toronto's plan to expand Robarts Library, the 14-storey brutalist monument that towers over the corner of St. George and Harbord ... read more

The Krembil Discovery Centre at Toronto Western Hospital now Under Construction

Krembil Discovery Centre at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto by NXL and Stantec
December 17, 2010 11:56 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area has seen unprecedented amounts of capital spending in the Health Sciences sector over the last several years, a trend only being reinforced with commencement of ... read more

Lanterra's Treviso Aims To Bring Italian Lifestyle To The Condo Scene

Treviso Condos in Toronto by Lanterra Developments and Page + Steele/IBI Group
December 17, 2010 11:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Toronto condo scene is a hotbed for glass and steel these days, and is lousy with spandrel panels and littered with precast, while fewer and fewer new buildings feature brick as their most ... read more

Diamante Developement's The Florian Condo Rises But Where's The Cladding?

The Florian in Toronto by Diamante Developments and Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 17, 2010 11:29 am | by EdwardCondo | Comments
The Florian Condo, located at Bay and Davenport, is coming close to topping off. Yet there's still no cladding to be seen. Quite strange for a tower this high to not already have a significant ... read more

Context's Market Wharf Condo Adds a Syncopated Beat to the St Lawrence Neighbourhood

Jarvis Street in Toronto
December 16, 2010 11:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
Market Wharf by Context Development is changing the face of St. Lawrence. The eight-storey podium of the architectsAlliance-designed building is now topped out, its two uppermost floors angled ... read more