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Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development

45 Bay Redevelopment, Toronto, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines
August 9, 2014 4:05 am | by Craig White | Comments
There's nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to put a big story together before there's even a press release to refer to. Over the last few weeks rumours of a major redevelopment on ... read more

Swiss Cheese Roof Taking Shape on Ice Condos' East Tower

ICE Condos, Ïce, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing condominium boom continues to reshape our city's skyline, and one of the most prominent additions to the classic skyline view from the Toronto Islands is Ïce ... read more

Twin 34-storey Towers at Broadway and Redpath Approved

95 Broadway, Sentinel (Broadway) Holdings Inc., Toronto
August 8, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) hearing has determined the fate of a new twin-towered high-rise condominium development proposed for the intersection of Redpath and Broadway, just north of ... read more

Lower Floors Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
August 7, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new condominium project rising at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Designed by TACT ... read more

Revitalization of St. James Town Just Getting Under Way

Demolition of former retail space at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, image by android
August 6, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. James Town is known as Canada's most densely populated neighbourhood. Primarily comprised of mid 20th-century rental apartment buildings, pockets of revitalization within this low-income ... read more

OMB Approves Freed Developments' Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Freed Developments
August 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario Municipal Board has approved by a zoning amendment application and the site plan for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey condominium to be built at King Street East and Church Streets just ... read more

Revised Plan Reveals an Evolving Design for Alaska Condos

Alaska Condos, Will Alsop, Quadrangle Architects, Bianca Pollak, ALL Design
August 6, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have been resubmitted to the City Planning Department for Alaska Condos, a mid-rise condominium development proposed by developer Bianca Pollak for the corner of Yonge Street and ... read more

Approval Recommended for Mixed-Use Tower at King and Spadina

57 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Corp, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
August 5, 2014 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting a development approved in Toronto is a lengthy and meticulous process. A development proposal for 57 Spadina Avenue designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects for Diamond ... read more

Approval Recommended for Two Major Office Towers Downtown

156 Front West, Cadillac Fairview, AS + GG, B+H Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2014 3:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the new development we see across Toronto these days comes in the form of high-rise condominium towers, especially in the area surrounding Downtown. The condos are adding vitality to ... read more

Redevelopment Proposed for 60-Acre Celestica Site in Don Mills

Celestica, re-zoning, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The largest redevelopment proposal triggered to date by the construction of the Crosstown LRT has been received by the City of Toronto. Electronics manufacturer Celestica ... read more

City Recommends Approval of Revised College and Huron Proposal

231-237 College Condos Toronto by Shiu Pong and Kirkor Architects
August 1, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed condominium redevelopment of a site at College and Huron Streets is one step closer to fruition, with the City's Planning Department now recommending the approval by Council of recently ... read more

Hotel X Construction Will Make A Difference At This Year's 'Ex'

Hotel X, Library Hotel Collection, Brookfield Multiplex, NORR Architects
August 1, 2014 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now upon us, many Torontonians are counting down to the start of the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), a longstanding Summer tradition in the city. Attendees of this year's ... read more

Topping Off July 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2014
August 1, 2014 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been another busy month in the development world, with several new proposals, announcements and plenty of construction progress on the various projects being built around the city. To ... read more

Catching up with Morguard's The Heathview

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
July 31, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on The Heathview, Morguard's twin-towered rental complex under construction near Bathurst and St. Clair, the crane had just been removed from the north tower of ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Reaches Redevelopment Milestone

Erin Mills Town Centre Toronto Ontario Canada Shopping
July 31, 2014 2:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Lying to the west of Toronto, Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall is undergoing a major renovation. Until recently, the 25-year old complex had not been substantially updated since its opening in ... read more

Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville Condominiums Closer To Reality

The 1 Yorkville tower rising behind restored heritage properties on Yonge Street
July 30, 2014 5:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Bloor-Yorkville area is one of the hottest in Toronto for new development. It's not really a surprise why, with the best subway access in the city, great shopping, cinemas, cultural gems ... read more

The Mercer Condos Topping Off in the Entertainment District

The Mercer condos, Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Development, BBB, Toronto
July 30, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments' The Mercer is the latest high-rise condominium to top off among a growing ... read more

Tower Floors Rising from Tableau's Tabletop Podium

Tableau Condos, Urban Capital, Malibu, ALIT Developments, Wallman Architects
July 30, 2014 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high concentration of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District keeps us coming back to the booming area for updates. The intersection of Richmond and Peter, once dominated by night ... read more

BSäR Group's Unique 12 Degrees Condos Topping Out

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto
July 29, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development continues to draw us back to the Entertainment District, but today, we are taking a look at a smaller-scale mid-rise project currently under construction on Beverley Street ... read more

Cladding Rising on Carmelina Condos at Woodbine and Danforth

Carmelina Condos, Tre Memovia, TACT Architecture, Arsenault Architect
July 29, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Avenues and Mid-Rise Guidelines have led to a substantial increase in mid-rise development along Toronto's arterial avenues. Streets such as Danforth Avenue are now ... read more