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Menkes Proposes 49-Storey Tower at 771 Yonge Street

771 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
March 1, 2016 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In recent years, the intersection of Yonge and Bloor has been the site of some of Toronto's tallest proposals and construction projects, with the 76-storey 1 Bloor East—now topped off—potentially ... read more

New Regent Park Community Centre Opens

Regent Park Community Centre, City of Toronto, TCHC
February 29, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the demolition and replacement of aging public housing stock has been the most visible element of the ongoing Regent Park Revitalization, much of the neighbourhood's recent success can be ... read more

Excavation Gaining Momentum at Aragon's Enigma on the Park

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
February 29, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months after the start of excavation at the site of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, the digging of the 9-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development's ... read more

Massive Development Proposed for Queen and Sherbourne

245 Queen St East, WAM Development Group, Aquitectonica
February 26, 2016 6:48 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When a row of designated heritage structures came down three years ago at 267 Queen St East, followed by the assembly of more than ten properties stretching from 245 to 285 Queen East between ... read more

Pinewood Studios Announces Ambitious Port Lands Expansion

Looking northwest across the Port Lands, image by Vik Pahwa
February 26, 2016 5:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pinewood Toronto Studios has announced a 135,000 ft² expansion of its film and television production facility in the Port Lands. Already the largest film studio in Canada, the 300,000 ft² ... read more

Saks Fifth Avenue arrives at Sherway Gardens

Saks Fifth Avenue, Sherway Gardens, Cadillac Fairview
February 26, 2016 3:58 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Yesterday's grand opening of Saks Fifth Avenue at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke marks the latest in a series of recent additions to the Cadillac Fairview-owned and managed mall, another phase of ... read more

Touring Buffalo's Diamond Schmitt-Designed 250 Delaware

250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, Uniland, Diamond Schmitt, Delaware North
February 26, 2016 3:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our sister site recently toured a Diamond Schmitt-designed development in Downtown Buffalo ahead of its grand opening in June. 250 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, image by ... read more

Developer Seeks to Improve and Densify Maple Leaf Quay

Maple Leaf Quay, Toronto, by Quadrangle Architects for Coal Harbour Properites
February 25, 2016 4:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Developer Coal Harbour Properties (a division of Vancouver-based Retirement Concepts) bought the rental apartment buildings at Maple Leaf Quay a few years ago, and has been working to improve ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing for ZIGG Condos on St. Clair

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
February 25, 2016 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked up on the St. Clair Avenue West site of Madison and Fieldgate's ZIGG Condos in January, crews were in the process of shoring the site for ... read more

Understanding Toronto's Heritage Conservation Districts

The Gooderham Building is part of the St. Lawrence HCD, image by UT Flickr Pool
February 25, 2016 2:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a city continuously facing intense development pressure, the politics of heritage preservation often prove a decisive factor in influencing the scope of urban growth. For an individual ... read more

Fuse and Fuse2 Condos Taking Shape Along Dupont Street

Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, Barrett Architect, Burka Architects, Neudorfer Corporation
February 24, 2016 1:57 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Over the past decade, Neudorfer Corporation has played a major role in the conversion of the former General Electric Canada lands along the GO Barrie Line. Now known as Davenport ... read more

Kirkor-Designed 'Arc' to Join Daniels Erin Mills Community

Daniels Erin Mills, Mississauga, by The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects
February 24, 2016 10:50 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the first two towers of the master-planned community at Daniels Erin Mills now rising in Mississauga, the Daniels Corporation has announced a third building for the site, with the first ... read more

Cineplex 'Rec Room' To Replace Leon's at Roundhouse Park

The John Street Roundhouse from above, Cineplex, Michael Muraz via Flickr
February 23, 2016 3:21 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The semicircular John Street Roundhouse, built in 1931, is one of Toronto's most unique historical landmarks. Situated at 255 Bremner Boulevard just across the street from the CN Tower, Rogers ... read more

3-Storey Office Expansion Planned for 35 McCaul Street

35 McCaul Street, Toronto, by Commercial Realty Group, Giancarlo Garofalo
February 23, 2016 2:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Plans for a 3-storey addition to the 4-storey converted office buildings at 35 McCaul Street were announced at a pre-application consultation in Toronto's Ward 20 yesterday. The development would ... read more

Beside the Gardiner: Tracking Construction from the Highway

Harbour Plaza Residences, Toronto, Menkes, architectsAlliance
February 22, 2016 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Although the ambitious urban reclamation project that's planned Under the Gardiner is capturing many headlines lately, a drive along Toronto's waterfront expressway provides good vantage points of ... read more

South Roof Raised Over BMO Field in Complex Operation

BMO Field, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, PCL, Gensler, Toronto
February 22, 2016 1:26 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The current home of the MLS' Toronto FC and future home of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, BMO Field, is in the midst of a major renovation that is upgrading the stadium for Canadian football ... read more

Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago Approach Final Heights

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva Del Lago, Monarch, Mattamy, Graziani + Corazza
February 22, 2016 11:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been five weeks since we last visited the side-by-side construction sites for Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. The ... read more