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Foundation Work Underway at VHL's Haven on the Bluffs

Haven on the Bluffs, Toronto Condos, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc.
July 20, 2016 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the late-2015 start of construction at the site of VHL Developments' Haven on the Bluffs in Scarborough's Cliffside neighbourhood, the last several months of work has ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Designs Take Centre Stage in Downtown Ottawa

A panorama of Ottawa, image via Wikimedia Commons, by G. Baranski
July 20, 2016 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Toronto's decade-long building boom keeping everyone in the GTHA development industry very busy, our architects are in demand in other cities across Ontario too. Although not as tall nor as ... read more

Exterior Shaping Up on Mattamy & Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
July 19, 2016 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The cluster of high-rise condominium developments in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores community continues to grow larger. The latest addition to the neighbourhood skyline is Mattamy ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Tridel's Ten York Street

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
July 19, 2016 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now reaching a height of 17 storeys in Toronto's South Core area, Tridel's wedge-shaped Ten York Street Condos is beginning to make its presence felt from various vantage points ... read more

Casey House Rebuild and Expansion In Full Swing

Casey House, Hariri Pontarini, Bird Construction, Toronto
July 19, 2016 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hidden among the high-rise developments and master-planned communities that make up the most visible components in this city's urban renewal, historically-sensitive adaptive reuse projects play an ... read more

Visualizing Great Gulf's Completed One Bloor East

July 18, 2016 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the installation of balcony glass brings the exterior of Great Gulf's One Bloor East closer to completion, commenters in the UrbanToronto Forum are getting more excited about the ... read more

Foundations Progressing at Kingston&Co Condominiums Site

Kingston&Co. Condominiums, TAS, Main and Main, Teeple, Toronto
July 18, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a late-2015 ground breaking celebration and a swift excavation, below grade levels are now taking shape at the Scarborough site of Kingston&Co. Condominiums. Developed ... read more

Lower JCT: Museum FLTS Joins A Changing Neighbourhood

Museum FLTS., Toronto, by Castlepoint Numa, Greybrook, architectsAlliance
July 15, 2016 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looming over the railroad tracks, the Tower Automotive Building remains an empty husk on Toronto's Sterling Road. To its south, the street still smells of chocolate, with the Nestle Canada factory ... read more

Heritage Restoration Progresses in North St. James Town

North St. James Town, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
July 15, 2016 4:45 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
Our last progress update on Lanterra Developments' North St. James Town proposal to the southeast of Sherbourne subway station in Toronto documented a number of details and revisions to the ... read more

Construction Progressing On Two Ryerson University Buildings

Ryerson, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences, Jarvis Street Residence, Toronto
July 15, 2016 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of the ongoing expansion of Ryerson University, the institution is currently involved in the construction of two major new structures to the east side of Downtown Toronto; the Daphne ... read more

Major Residential Development Proposed for 350 Adelaide West

350 Adelaide St West, Toronto, BBB Architects, Graywood Developments
July 14, 2016 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPDATE: A new rendering has been supplied by the developer and architect to reflect the latest plans for the development. Several months after the first look at renderings for a major development ... read more

Further Details Emerge For 80-Storey Proposal at 8 Elm Street

July 14, 2016 11:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following yesterday's first glimpse at the 80-storey tower proposed for 8 Elm Street, official submission documents have now come online, giving us a more complete overview of the project. Planned ... read more

80-Storey Residential Tower Proposed at 8 Elm Street

A worm's eye view of the tower, image via David Oikawa
July 13, 2016 4:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UPDATE: A more detailed report is now available here. As reported by City of Toronto planner David Oikawa via Twitter, a rezoning application has been tabled to allow an 80-storey ... read more

49-Storey Tower Proposed for the Distillery District

31 Parliament Street, Arquitectonica, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 13, 2016 4:31 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following the first addition of residential density in the late 1990s and the subsequent early-2000s revitalization of Toronto's Distillery District, the National Historic Site has been populated ... read more

Alexandra Park: SQ Takes Shape with Sales Underway for SQ2

SQ at Alexandra Square, by the City of Toronto, TCHC, Tridel, Teeple
July 13, 2016 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Regent Park's high-profile transformation continues to the east of Downtown Toronto, the rebuild of Alexandra Park is quickly progressing to the west of Downtown. Just northwest of the Queen ... read more

Explainer: Office Space Classifications

Explainer: Office Space Classifications
July 13, 2016 1:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's edition of Explainer discusses the three different classifications for office space as designated by The Building Owners and Managers Association. The highest classification ... read more

Upper Beach Club Condo Proposed on Kingston Road

Upper Beach Club Condominiums, Mutual Development Corporation, Onespace
July 13, 2016 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following a November 2015 site plan application, a recent re-submission to the City of Toronto Planning Department along with new marketing material is providing a look at a proposed mid-rise ... read more

Revised CityPlace School & Community Centre Impresses at DRP

ZAS Architects, City of Toronto, Block 31, 20 Brunel Court, TDSB, TCDSB, Toronto
July 11, 2016 5:42 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of the final pieces of the puzzle for Toronto's CityPlace neighbourhood is working its way through the planning process, as a new community and education centre is proposed for the vacant ... read more

44-Storey Bisha Tops Off in the Entertainment District

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Toronto, by Lifetime, INK, Wallman
July 11, 2016 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the 44-storey Bisha in November, it was only the 17-storey Bisha. After beginning to rise into Toronto's Entertainment District skyline towards the end of last year, the ... read more

Settlement Reached to Redevelop Celestica Site in North York

Celestica, Diamond Corp, Lifetime Developments, Context Developments, Toronto
July 11, 2016 4:06 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
In 2014, the City of Toronto received a redevelopment proposal for the sixty-acre Celestica Site on the northwest corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. The proposal aimed to ... read more