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Fine-Grained Urbanism Evolves 88 Queen East Redevelopment

88 Queen Street East, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele
June 27, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Queen Street's long, full-block parking lot is an obvious chasm in Toronto's urban fabric. Surrounded by this century's towers and the previous centuries' brick ... read more

Touring Lifetime's Topped-Off The Bond Condominiums

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects
June 27, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments' The Bond reached a major milestone this month, as the Core Architects-designed condominium tower has reached its final 42-storey height ... read more

Cladding Rising On Mattamy and Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 27, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at 16 storeys in May, installation of the cladding has made quite an impact at the Humber Bay Shores site of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's Riva del ... read more

Amenities Coming Together at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
June 24, 2016 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the finishing stages of construction at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Demolition Clearing King Portland Centre Site as Shoring Begins

King Portland Centre, ALLIED, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following April's announcement that Shopify would be its anchor tenant, the construction site of King Portland Centre has become a hive of activity. read more

An Enhanced Public Realm Is Emerging at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following crane removal in April, work to complete Plaza's Musée Condos has been making steady progress in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. With cladding now all but finished on ... read more

Steel Rising as 135 Yorkville's Glass Envelope Takes Shape

135 Yorkville Avenue, WZMH Architects, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 23, 2016 4:51 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Camrost-Felcorp continues to bring major changes to Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Immediately east of the developer's Residences of Yorkville Plaza on Avenue ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 23, 2016 12:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months since the pouring of the ground floor at MOD Developments' Massey Tower, more progress is apparent at the Downtown Toronto site of the 60-storey, Hariri Pontarini ... read more

City-Builders Break Ground on Weston Village Artscape Hub

22 John Street, Toronto, by the City of Toronto, Rockport Group, Artscape
June 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Squinting in the June sun, a diverse group of politicians, artists, developers, and students gathered in a Weston Village parking lot. Gathered next to Mayor Tory, Councillors Frances Nunziata and ... read more

Undulating Glazing Grabs Eyeballs at 7 St. Thomas Development

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments
June 22, 2016 10:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we last checked in on the construction progress of St. Thomas Commercial Developments' 7 St. Thomas, though we can barely keep away from the striking ... read more

The Foot of Yonge: Pier 27 Tower Joins Downtown Waterfront

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, by Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
June 21, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For visitors to Toronto, the foot of Yonge Street is a surprisingly inauspicious place. While the nexus of our main street and the waterfront is a locus of activity in many cities, Toronto's ... read more

East Bayfront Community Abuzz with Construction Activity

East Bayfront, Toronto, construction, development
June 21, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront of today is a far cry from the once heavily industrialized south edge of the city. Following the successful redevelopment of the central waterfront in the last quarter of ... read more

Touring CentreCourt's About-To-Top-Off Core Condos

Core Condos, Toronto, by CentreCourt Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 20, 2016 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In late 2013, CentreCourt Developments purchased property at the northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie in Downtown Toronto and by January of 2014, sales for Core Condos were underway. By early ... read more

Ottawa: Mixed-Use Arthaus Complex Making its Mark Downtown

Arthaus Residences at Arts Court, Ottawa, by DevMcGill, Régis Côté et Associés
June 20, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Now starting to rise well above grade, DevMcGill's Arthaus Residences at Arts Court is bringing a unique mixed-use presence to Ottawa's Downtown. Housing an art gallery, a black box theatre, a ... read more

46-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at Charlotte and Adelaide

46 Charlotte, Fortress Real Developments, Architecture Unfolded, Toronto
June 20, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Charlotte and Adelaide site of the cancelled 13-storey ‘Langston Hall’ residential development is back in play in Toronto’s Entertainment District. Since being purchased by Fortress Real ... read more

City Staff Recommend Dominus for TCHC CityPlace Development

Block 36N, TCHC, Toronto, affordable housing
June 20, 2016 11:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following Mayor John Tory's November 2015 announcement of new incentives to promote the development of affordable housing in Toronto, plans for the very plot where the announcement took place have ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising Rapidly at ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Urban
June 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison Homes and Fieldgate Urban's ZIGG Condos is abuzz with activity, as forming continues for the below-grade structure of the ... read more

DRP Assesses 58-storey Rental Tower at 591 Sherbourne

601 Sherbourne, Toronto, by Medallion Corporation, Page + Steele / IBI Group
June 17, 2016 6:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Alongside Allied and Westbank's BIG proposal for 489-539 King Street West, another big project was assessed by the City's of Toronto's Design Review Panel on Thursday, June 16th. Located in north ... read more

59-Storey Tower Proposed on Yonge at Scollard in Bloor-Yorkville

1 Scollard, Toronto, designed by KPMB Architects for the Cityzen Group
June 17, 2016 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A residential tower has been proposed by the Cityzen Development Group for the southwest corner of Yonge and Scollard Streets in Toronto's tony Bloor-Yorkville area. Designed by the highly ... read more

Design Review Panel Digs Into BIG's Mountain on King West

Allied, Westbank, 489-539 King West, Bjarke Ingels Group, Toronto
June 17, 2016 11:20 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Bjarke Ingels' highly-anticipated Toronto debut hit a speed bump on Thursday as BIG's proposal for 489-539 King Street West made its first pass through Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP). ... read more