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Concord Adex Welcomes Residents to Parade with a Bash

Parade, Concord Adex, CityPlace,  Kohn Pedeseron Fox, Page + Steele/IBI Group
September 20, 2013 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the neighbourhood of Concord CityPlace continues to evolve a growing sense of community pride, the master-planned community’s Vancouver based developer, Concord Adex, hosted back to back ... read more

Lash Group Breaks Ground on Cloud9 Condos in Etobicoke

Ground-breaking at Cloud9 Condominiums in Etobicoke with Lash Group and Carttera
September 20, 2013 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We like to talk about Toronto's suburban areas, mostly built up in the 1960s through 1980s, as a sea of single family homes, and for the most part—as with the majority of other Northern American ... read more

Parkway Forest: Urban Thinking in the Suburbs

Douglas Coupland, Parkway Forest, WZMH Architects
September 20, 2013 2:50 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
Urban thinking is coming to some very unurban places. A major project is under way that will ultimately rethink a 1960s "garden city" into a walkable neighbourhood. read more

Philanthropists Honoured at Opening of SickKids' Peter Gilgan Centre

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, DSAI, HDR, Sick Kids
September 19, 2013 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few weeks ago we took you inside SickKids’ new 21-storey research tower on Bay Street just north of Dundas. The state-of-the-art Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning will house over ... read more

Cadillac Fairview Updates Plans for 2 Queen West Tower

2 Queen West by Cadillac Fairview, seen from across Yonge Street, Toronto
September 19, 2013 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The plan for a 65-storey rental tower at 2 Queen West came to City Hall on Monday evening for its first public consultation. The site at the northwest corner of Yonge and Queen Streets is ... read more

Globe and Mail Moving Its Headquarters to King Street East

September 18, 2013 10:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Globe and Mail is moving. Not to a new building at the corner of Front and Spadina, as was the plan a year ago, but to a new 17-storey office tower designed by Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Construction for Thompson Residences Reaches Ground Level

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, Toronto
September 18, 2013 12:20 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
The Thompson Residences building does not look yet like the bold modern condominium block that it promises to be: the bold Saucier + Perrotte design of staggered protrusions and recesses ... read more

Tridel and Hullmark's Hullmark Centre Looking Great

Hullmark Centre North York NYCC Toronto Uptown Condos
September 18, 2013 11:30 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
At the corner of Yonge and Sheppard in North York, a major project is looking great, well before the completion of the final phase. Hullmark Centre, the Tridel and ... read more

Ryerson Presents 2013/14 Architectural Science Lecture Series

Ryerson University Architectural Science Lineup
September 17, 2013 12:50 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
All you architectural buffs, listen up! The Architectural Science program at Ryerson University is launching its annual lecture series. This in-depth set of lectures feature various presenters who ... read more

Tri-Win's Fad Condos Relaunched as 170 Spadina

170 Spadina, Tri-Win International, Wallman Architects, Toronto
September 12, 2013 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As new condominium towers continue to pop up all over the city, it is easy to forget that some proposed high-rises don’t make the initial cut. To address the concerns of city planning staff and ... read more

U of T Scarborough to add Diamond Schmitt-Designed Building

Atrium, Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at UTSC by Diamond Schmitt
September 11, 2013 11:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
The University of Toronto Scarborough's campus is about to grow again. While the vast majority of buildings at the university's eastern campus have been built along Military Trail south of ... read more

Design of Freed's Sixty Colborne Boldly Reinterprets its Context

Sixty Colborne Freed Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
September 10, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When designing a new development in a heritage district, rich in historically significant architecture, there are two common approaches; use a style that mimics the architecture and context or, ... read more

Derelict Corktown Heritage Cottages Get Much-Needed Refresh

Little Trinity Church Workman’s Cottages, 399 King Street East, E.R.A., DTAH
September 9, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
If there is one word guaranteed to rile up the tempers of both architecture and heritage enthusiasts, it would have to be façadism. Preserving only the outer shell of a building is often written ... read more

Spectra Condos to add Colour to Toronto's Skyline

Spectra condos with its first splashes of colour, Concord CityPlace, Toronto
September 9, 2013 3:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With most of our buildings clad in bricks, Toronto has long been a city of earth tones. While we have lots of white, buff, and yellow brick throughout Toronto, brown was all the rage in the 70s, ... read more

Daniels Hosts Party at Cinema Tower to Celebrate TIFF 2013

Cinema Tower Daniels Corporation Kirkor Architects Toronto TIFF 2013
September 9, 2013 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year as the summer draws to a close, we are given several reminders as to what makes this city great.  Festivals like Taste of the Danforth and the Canadian National Exhibition mark key ... read more

A Hive Grows on the Queensway

September 6, 2013 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Queensway is one of Toronto's typical suburban arterial roads. Lined predominantly with mostly unattractive two-storey high buildings with shops and restaurants below and apartments above, it, ... read more

New Renderings Released Prior to Launch of E Condos North Tower

E Condos, Bazis, Toronto
September 6, 2013 12:15 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Developers of the highly anticipated E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton have responded to the challenge of fitting the north tower at the project into an envelop determined by the City ... read more

Buildings and Infrastructure in Pan Am Village Poised for Games

West Don Lands Canary District YMCA George Brown College DundeeKilmer Toronto
September 6, 2013 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preparing a city for a large scale multi-sport event is often a test of cooperation between government bodies and the hosting city, as well as a test of efficiency for event organizers, ... read more

11 Lillian brings Side Street Redevelopment at Yonge & Eglinton

11 Lillian Yonge Eglinton Midtown Toronto Condos
September 5, 2013 4:05 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over the past few years, the Yonge & Eglinton corridor has been experiencing a massive boom in condominium development. Following the trend of other condominium developers with their eye on ... read more

River City Brings Curb Appeal to Fledgling Community

River City Condos Urban Capital ZAS Architects Saucier + Perrotte Toronto
September 5, 2013 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the Pan Am Athlete’s Village continues to take shape in the West Don Lands, the former industrial land is looking more and more like a neighbourhood and less like several acres of dirt.  ... read more