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RBC WaterPark Place III Rising South of Union Station

RBC Waterpark Place III construction,Toronto
April 10, 2013 12:45 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The area south of Union Station is seeing one the largest waves of development ever in Toronto's history. As proximity to transit, vibrant cultural amenities, and a highly educated and skilled ... read more

Lots of Angles on that New Angle at the L Tower

L tower, Daniel Libeskind, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
April 9, 2013 4:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Though its skeletal frame has been a figure in the city's skyline for some time, the L Tower's sloped roofline is finally being revealed. The 58-storey skyscraper by renowned architect Daniel ... read more

Streetcar Developments' The Carlaw Hits the Ground Running

The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments
April 9, 2013 3:20 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The way has been cleared for The Carlaw. Demolition of the existing building at 345 Carlaw at Dundas Street East has been completed and site prep has begun. UrbanToronto forum ... read more

The Many Sides of Context's Market Wharf

Market Wharf, Toronto
April 9, 2013 12:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A number of highrise buildings in Toronto are taking on an undulating façade, a treatment that yields a more dynamic profile than with evenly stacked floorplates. Case in point: Context ... read more

CN Tower and the Ripley's Aquarium Race to Summer Openings

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada B+H Architects CN Tower Toronto
April 8, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few parts of Toronto see as much tourist traffic as the area surrounding the base of the CN Tower. Each year, millions of visitors from across the globe stand at the base of this monolithic ... read more

A Sheathing of Green for Library District Condos

Library District Condominiums, Context Development, KPMB Architects
April 8, 2013 4:42 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
It has only been three weeks since we last covered progress at Library District Condominiums and the actual adjoining library, but recent work on this colourful project means that things are ... read more

Waterlink at Pier 27: Good Neighbour(hood) on the Lake

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
April 8, 2013 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After decades of questionably planned and executed waterfront developments, Torontonians have begun to demand more of projects situated in highly visible harbourside locales. The revitalization of ... read more

Environment Not Forgotten at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

Courtyard at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums with significant plantings, Toronto
April 5, 2013 10:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UPDATE: The article below from a little over two months ago has become one of the most read items on UrbanToronto again, this time on June 19, 2013. The reason is that the trees which have been ... read more

New Renderings Reveal The High Park's Unique Cladding

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments Quadrangle
April 5, 2013 6:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New renderings have been released for North Drive Investments’ The High Park, a 12-storey condominium planned for trendy Bloor West Village. Cladding systems are a much discussed topic on ... read more

L-Tower's Newly Exposed Roofline Viewed from Above

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
April 5, 2013 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently presented a two-part report (Part 1 here, Part 2 here) showcasing the recently topped-off L-Tower.  Arguably the most unique design to grace our skyline in decades, the 58-storey ... read more

Toronto's West Don Lands Transforming for the Pam Am Games and Beyond

West Don Lands Canary District YMCA George Brown College aA Toronto
April 5, 2013 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we gave you a little taste of the current state of construction on the West Don Lands Pan Am Athletes Village. During the 2015 Pan and ParaPan Am Games, the Athlete’s Village will be ... read more

Structures Rising at Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands

Pan Am Athlete's Village at West Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
April 4, 2013 5:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The 2015 Pan Am Games are roughly two and a half years away, so the race to complete the Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands is on. With a two-year deadline for the 14-acre development, ... read more

UPDATED: More Details Emerge for Pinnacle's Skyscraping 1 & 7 Yonge Proposal

1 & 7 Yonge Street Pinnacle International Hariri Pontarini Architects Toronto
April 4, 2013 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Star lands, bounded by Yonge and Freeland Streets, Lake Shore Blvd, and Queens Quay, were purchased last year by Vancouver based developer Pinnacle International for a ... read more

Updating Pure Plaza's York Harbour Club Condominiums

York Harbour Club, Toronto, Condo
April 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of the greatest things about living in such a large country with a small population is how close we can be to nature. Living in Canada's largest city (and North America's fourth largest) ... read more

Update on Plans for Camrost Felcorp's Yorkville Plaza

Yorkville Plaza, Toronto condos
April 3, 2013 4:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Of all the Toronto's neighbourhoods now experiencing renewal, Yorkville has seen more than its fair share of change throughout the past hundred years. It started out at as a quiet village north of ... read more

3C Lakeshore Waterfront Project To Transform Lower Don Lands

3C Waterfront Project at Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto
April 3, 2013 2:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The Lower Don Lands are in for a major transformation in the next decade. The expansive 5.5 hectare/13.5 acre chunk of land south of the Gardiner Expressway is currently a disused post-industrial ... read more

Excavation Proceeds for Lanterra's 3018 Yonge in Lawrence Park

Excavation Work, 3018 Yonge, Toronto
April 3, 2013 12:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
More and more projects are popping up in Toronto's burgeoning Midtown area. With people flocking to convienient and efficient living spaces close to work and transit, developers are squeezing in ... read more

Views Framed by Libeskind: Touring the L Tower, Part 2

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
April 2, 2013 6:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we took you to the very top of Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint’s L-Tower to show off some of the stunning vistas as seen from above the 58-storey Daniel Libeskind-designed ... read more

View From The Top: Touring the L Tower, Part 1

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Daniel Libeskind Toronto
April 1, 2013 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The hardhat tour has always been an interesting part of the UrbanToronto employee experience. Whether touring a topped-out high-rise or a half built mid-rise, the feeling of donning a hardhat and ... read more

Tridel's West Village and Edilcan's One Valhalla Rise Above the 427

West Village, Tridel, One Valhalla, Edilcan
April 1, 2013 4:40 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
As the price of land skyrockets around the GTA, developers are densifying areas of Toronto which might at first glance not appeal particularly. This stretch of Highway 427 in Etobicoke, just ... read more