news | development

One King West: Hotel Builds For More Sophisticated Event Clientele

One King West, hospitality suite, Toronto, Squarefoot Design Inc
June 19, 2013 3:10 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
A rash of new hotels in Toronto over the last couple of years has brought more competition and increasing sophistication to the accommodations and event markets here in Toronto. Anyone else in the ... read more

X2 Doubles Up the X-rating at Charles and Jarvis

X2 Condominiums, Great Gulf Homes, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects
June 18, 2013 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
At the eastern tip of Charles Street, Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes are creating the second phase of their two-tower gateway into the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. The sleek X2 ... read more

Back to Work on Podium at Absolute World in Mississauga

Absolute World, MAD architects, Burka Architects, Cityzen Development Group
June 18, 2013 3:05 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Mississauga's Absolute World Towers, dubbed the Marilyn Monroe towers by local residents, were completed in 2012 and put the city on the world map. While 99% of the attention has ... read more

68 Main Street Condo Design Sensitive to Markham Heritage

Flanagan Beresford & Patteson Architects, Sierra Building Group
June 18, 2013 2:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Markham Village's plans for urban revitalization continue with the intensification of its beloved Main Street. The addition of 68 Main Street Condominiums will bring residential and retail along ... read more

19 Storeys Proposed for College and Huron Streets

Kirkor Architects and Planners, Shiu Pong
June 17, 2013 4:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Developer Shiu Pong has its sights on developing a corner on College Street, and has submitted an application to amend the Zoning By-law to permit a 19-storey condo tower where a small rental ... read more

Concrete Rising at CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
June 17, 2013 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The constant sounds of drilling, crashing, demolition and trucks backing up have become akin to white noise for longtime residents of Charles Street East, between Yonge and Jarvis. Once a quiet ... read more

Onni's Westlake Passes Grade at Lake Shore and Park Lawn

Westlake, Onni Group, Page + Steele, IBI Group, Ferris + Associates Inc.
June 17, 2013 1:35 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
The burgeoning Humber Bay Shores community has become one of the city's most sought after areas for new condo residents. One of the largest projects bringing homeowners to the shores of Lake ... read more

Great Gulf's One Bloor East Reaches Long Awaited Milestone

June 14, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have always considered it to be a major milestone when an under-construction project reaches ground level. With active construction sites in the GTA numbering near all-time highs, a new project ... read more

Alterra Celebrates at Westwood Condos with Roof Top Party

The future mechanical penthouse atop Westwood Condominiums by the Alterra Group
June 14, 2013 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's going to make for a handsome little project when it's all done. And when I say little, well, it's still 110 units and 6 storeys, so it may be small by downtown skyscraper standards, but a ... read more

Concert's Berczy Condos Celebrates Its Historic Location

June 14, 2013 11:30 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of things that may be easy to miss for the modern Torontonian is that our downtown core used to be quite a bit smaller. Even with the dip south of Front Street it might be easy to miss that ... read more

Oxford Renames 100 Adelaide West as the Ernst and Young Tower

Ernst and Young Tower, Toronto
June 13, 2013 1:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the vacancy rate for office property Downtown continues to be tight, developers are poised to get new office properties to construction throughout the core to keep up with the high demand. One ... read more

Iconic Spadina Building to be Transformed into Architecture School

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
June 12, 2013 5:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The University of Toronto has formally announced the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and it is a site Torontonians have circled many a ... read more

Podium Construction Continues at Five St. Joseph

Five St Joseph Condos, MOD, Graywood, Harari Pontarini, ERA
June 12, 2013 3:20 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Heritage preservation has found a place in the hearts of more and more Torontonians recently. While not all development includes sites worthy of heritage preservation, Five St. Joseph is doing its ... read more

12 Degrees Wading the Waters During Construction

12 Degrees, Construction, Toronto
June 12, 2013 1:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto has a lot of great neighbourhoods, but when it comes to easy access to our city's most prized cultural assests Queen West is hard to beat. One new project seeking to capitlaize on this ... read more

Redevelopment of St. Lawrence Market North in Limbo

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Adamson Associates Architects
June 11, 2013 4:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
An initiative to redevelop the St. Lawrence Market North site is caught in limbo as the City and the architects work to resolve budget and funding issues in what has already been more than ... read more

45-Storey Tower to Replace Hilton Garden Inn at Dundas and Jarvis

200 Dundas Street East, proposed South Elevation by Page + Steele Architects
June 11, 2013 3:45 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
In November 2011 an application was submitted to the Toronto and East York Community Council proposing to redevelop the Hilton Garden Inn situated on the northeast corner of Dundas Street East and ... read more

Excavation Continues at the Parliament Street Data Centre

June 10, 2013 4:35 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In an area of the city quickly seeing new condos and residents moving in, it is often forgotten that Toronto's east end was the home of Ontario's first parliament buildings. After a successful ... read more

Exterior Nearly Complete at Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre

Fumihiko Maki, Moriyama + Teshima Architects, Aga Khan Development Network
June 10, 2013 4:08 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Atop a hill overlooking the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto's suburban Don Mills is a new international destination point, 15 minutes north of the downtown core. The 17-acre ... read more

Condo Towers Proposed for Townhome Sites near High Park

51-77 Quebec Avenue 40-66 High Park Avenue Grenadier Square Redeve
June 7, 2013 3:35 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The pressure to intensify land use is being seen across Toronto, especially in areas with good transit, and good shopping streets. The west end is no exception, and especially in Ward 13 where you ... read more