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City Launches Development Notice Sign Pilot Project

The City of Toronto
May 22, 2015 12:21 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
The City of Toronto is growing and that means every corner of the city is seeing its fair share of new developments rise. With nearly every development that we see across the GTA, we also see the ... read more

The Ravine Holding Grand Opening Carnival This Weekend

Interior of the presentation centre, image by Urban Capital/ALIT Developments
May 22, 2015 11:05 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Urban Capital and ALIT Developments are hosting the grand opening for The Ravine this weekend with a bit of a twist. Carnival games, a Tiny Tom's donut truck, cotton candy, popcorn ... read more

Symmetry Releases The Tree House Rooftop Collection

Rooftop terrace of Block B and communal greenspace separation, image by Symmetry
May 21, 2015 2:46 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Interest in The Tree House, a stacked townhome project by Symmetry Developments, Fortress Real Developments, and Engine Developments, has been high since the presentation ... read more

York University/Seneca College Campus Coming to Markham

13-storey tower at Rivis Road and Enterprise Boulevard, image by York University
May 21, 2015 12:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Province of Ontario has announced plans for a new York University campus in Markham, to be developed in partnership with Seneca College. An anticipated 4,000 students will be accommodated ... read more

The One in Flux as 80-Storey Plan Evolves on Planning Concerns

The One and the heritage facade, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners
May 20, 2015 5:02 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It came barreling out of the gate a few months ago, but The One, an 80-storey retail and residential complex planned for the southwest corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto's ... read more

Work Progressing at New U of T's Daniels Faculty of Architecture

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Toronto by U of T
May 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For decades, Torontonians have grown accustomed to a peculiar view up Spadina Avenue. Past College Street and the shops of Chinatown, and past the Silver Dollar, the 7-11, and the Waverly hotel, ... read more

East United Condos Launch Capitalizes on Area Identity

Christie, Brown & Co. Stables building office space, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Downtown Toronto's east end is witnessing a rebirth. The Distillery District has become a top draw for many seeking out quirky art galleries and shops, while just to the east, the Canary District ... read more

Glazing Installation Progressing At Topped-Off Brant Park Condos

Brant Park, Architectsalliance, Fortress Real Developments, Lamb Development Cor
May 20, 2015 10:32 am | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located on the outskirts of Toronto's Entertainment and Fashion Districts and standing on the northeast corner of Adelaide and Brant Streets, Lamb Development's Brant Park Condos is a ... read more

The Madison now Halfway to the Top at Yonge & Eglinton

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes
May 19, 2015 2:06 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
In the past couple of years the Yonge and Eglinton area has seen the rapid rise of new developments, amongst the busiest areas for this activity in the GTA. Eglinton east of Yonge is home to ... read more

Backstage On The Esplanade Topped Off at 36 Storeys

Backstage On The Esplanade, Toronto by Cityzen Development Group
May 19, 2015 1:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since we last checked in on construction progress of Backstage On The Esplanade, the condominium has reached a significant milestone, with the tower topped off, and the Page + Steele / IBI ... read more

Phase 2 Progresses at Sheridan College's Hazel McCallion Campus

Hazel McCallion Campus, Sheridan College, Toronto
May 15, 2015 4:25 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
A lot has changed since UrbanToronto first reported on the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College at Square One in Mississauga. For one, the ... read more

Ïce Condominiums' East Tower Nearing Completion

Ïce Condominiums, architecsAlliance, NAK Design Strategies, Lanterra
May 15, 2015 3:58 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Recognized for their 'Swiss Cheese' rooftops, Lanterra Developments' Ïce Condominiums development consists of a 57-storey and a 67-storey tower which have risen high, expanding Toronto's ... read more

Lash Group of Companies Celebrating 60 Years

Larry Blankenstein at Design Centre north of Downsview, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It has been a busy year so far for the Lash Group of Companies, who just last month celebrated the grand opening of their project at St. Clair and Bathurst, The Barrington Condos. It's a ... read more

U of T's Robarts Library Preparing for Major Expansion

Robarts Library, University of Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
May 15, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening over 40 years ago, The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library, more commonly known simply as 'Robarts', is among the university’s most striking modern structures, a ... read more

Toronto Public Library's 100th Branch to Open on May 20th

Scarborough Civic Centre Library, LGA Architectural Partners
May 14, 2015 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Wednesday May 20th, the Toronto Public Library is set to celebrate a major milestone as the system opens its 100th branch. Already one of the largest networks of public libraries in North ... read more

Cladding and Interior Work Progresses at Yorkville Condominiums

The Yorkville Condominiums, Toronto by Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects
May 13, 2015 5:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of The Yorkville Condominiums, the 31-storey building's unique, copper-coloured cladding has now been almost fully ... read more

Empire to Break Ground for Eau du Soleil Condos on May 23

Eau du Soleil condos, Empire Communities, Zeidler, Richmond, Toronto
May 13, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the tallest buildings planned for Toronto will break ground this month. Not in our bustling Downtown Core, nor the growing midtown node at Yonge and Eglinton, but in the fast-rising Humber ... read more

Renderings of 1 Eglinton East Reveal Sleek Hariri Pontarini Design

May 13, 2015 12:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
New renderings of 1 Eglinton East, a proposed 68-storey mixed use retail-office-condo tower by Davpart Inc. on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue are given us a much better ... read more

Karma Condos Rises into Toronto Skyline as Glazing Installed

Karma Condos, Toronto by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments
May 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Karma Condos, a 50-storey residential tower at 21 Grenville Street in Downtown Toronto, has reached a major milestone in construction. Developed by partnership of Lifetime ... read more

Revised Proposal in the Works for Theatre District Condos

30 Widmer Street, Toronto by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects
May 12, 2015 4:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In February, we introduced a new, 51 storey high-rise development proposal from Plaza and Quadrangle Architects at 30 Widmer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District. The proposal, initially ... read more