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The Berwick a Step Closer to Completion at Yonge and Eglinton

Berwick, Page + Steele, IBI Group Architects, Andrin Homes
November 17, 2014 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Often considered amongst the most desirable parts of Toronto, the neighbourhood around the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton is growing at a fast pace. High-rise but also mid-rise buildings and ... read more

Times Group's Key West Rises Steadily into the Humber Bay Skyline

The Times Group Corporation, Key West, Burka Architects, Toronto
November 14, 2014 5:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Humber Bay Shores area of south Etobicoke is growing up fast, with new high-rise condominium towers continuing to reshape this part of the city. Only ten years ago the area was known for its ... read more

Insider Q&A: Shakeel Walji of Walsh Group

Insider Q&A, Shakeel Walji, The Walsh Group, Toronto
November 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's development industry—and the many industries supported by it—are in the process of reshaping our city both directly and indirectly. Many firms and companies work together, and while the ... read more

Final Beam Raised as Bay Adelaide East Tops Off

The final piece of steel almost reaches the top, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 13, 2014 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Only a decade ago, the northeast corner of Bay and Adelaide was occupied by an unsightly concrete stump, a symbol of the 1990's recession that remained at the prominent intersection for 15 ... read more

The Residences at the RCMI Receives Finishing Touches

The Residences at RCMI, Tribute Communities, Zeidler Partnership Architects
November 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Ryan Heuler | Comments
Tribute Communities' Residences at the RCMI was topped off back in January and is now about to reach another milestone, the completion of its exterior façade. The 42-storey condominium tower was ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Maple Leaf Square

Throwback Thursday, Maple Leaf Square
November 13, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development in Toronto's South Core area continues at fever pitch, and work on several current high-rise projects is set to further transform the landscape in the coming years. You don't have too ... read more

Sales Centre Comes Down at the Site of Freed's Sixty Colborne

Sixty Colborne, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Freed Developments
November 12, 2014 5:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently covered the ground breaking ceremony for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development by Freed ... read more

Vibrant Cladding Impresses at the Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
November 12, 2014 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has only been a few weeks since we visited the site of Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre just north of the Distillery District, and in that short time, cladding ... read more

Cladding Installation Nearing Completion at Lifetime's Yorkville Condos

The Yorkville Condominiums, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2014 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last checked in on the construction progress of Lifetime Developments' The Yorkville Condominiums, a 31-storey, Wallman Architects-designed ... read more

A Heritage Base and Modern Peak Mark MOD's Five Condos

FIVE Condos, MOD, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 10, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on FIVE Condos a month ago when the 48-storey condominium tower by MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments had recently topped off at St. Joseph and Yonge ... read more

Construction of the Bisha Hotel and Residences Reaches Grade

Bisha condos' hertiage façade seen across Blue Jays Way in August 2014, Toronto
November 7, 2014 5:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has grown to become one of the city's most densely inhabited areas over the past several years, and that growth continues with a string of new high-rise projects ... read more

Tridel's Aquavista Looking to Make Waves on Toronto's Waterfront

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
November 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto’s revitalization of the Toronto Harbour continues its push eastward with developments like Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside. read more

Concert Partners with Youth Shelter for Etobicoke's Kip District

Executives from Concert and Youth Without Shelter, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though the relationship between builders and the community in which they want to develop can at times be strenuous, it is often beneficial for both parties. Concert Properties, with roots in ... read more

Explosive Growth Continues to Transform the South Core

SouthCore, ICE, Ten York, 1 York, Infinity, Delta, Toronto
November 6, 2014 5:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is in the midst of a historic building boom, which has and will continue to transform many areas across the city. At the epicentre of this explosion of growth is a recently disused area ... read more

Picasso Condos is Taking Shape on Richmond Street West

Picasso Condos, Teeples Architects, Monarch Group, Goldman Group, Richmond
November 5, 2014 3:03 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The streets of Downtown Toronto have seen a radical transformation over the past decades, with thousands of condo units bringing residents to neighbourhoods that were once animated only between 9 ... read more

Shoring Crane Arrives at the Site of MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last looked in on at the progress of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, work was under way on the removal of the tile mosaic floor of the heritage bank onsite at 197 Yonge ... read more

Below Grade Levels Taking Shape at Life Condos on Merton Street

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill Homes, A2A Capital Management, Quadrangle Architects
November 5, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just southeast of Davisville subway station, a new residential development is in the process of climbing its way back up to street level. Life Condos, by Chestnut Hill ... read more

Worsley's IT Lofts Now Rising In Little Italy

IT lofts, little italy, toronto, condo, worsley urban partners,
November 4, 2014 5:08 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
IT Lofts in Little Italy now has its construction crane, and thus is on its way skyward. The building, with its architecture by RAW Design and interiors by Union 31, is set to make a strong ... read more

Lighting Test Illuminates the Upper Floors of Aura at College Park

Aura at College Park, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months ago we covered the testing of the nighttime lighting feature at Canderel's Aura at College Park, when several of our Forum contributors posted photos of the occurrence. The ... read more

Construction Advances at UTSC Enviro Science and Chem Bldg

UTSC, Ellisdon, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto, scarborough
November 4, 2014 12:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
When we last checked in with U of T Scarborough's new Environmental Science and Chemistry building, groundbreaking had just occurred. In the last 12 months, significant progress has been made. The ... read more