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Construction Proceeding on St. Michael's Hospital Addition

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower & Emergency Department, Diamond Scmitt
August 11, 2015 3:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since early 2015, when the contract to construct the new 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital was awarded to Bondfield Construction, there has been significant activity on the site, with ... read more

Oben Flats Leslieville Taking Shape on Queen Street East

Oben Flats Leslieville, superkül, Toronto
August 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Trendy shops, a dining scene known for elaborate brunches, and a tight-knit community vibe are some of the many reasons why Leslieville is such an attractive locale for people looking for a fun ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha, Lifetime Developments, Ink Entertainment, Wallman Architects, Toronto
August 11, 2015 11:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last provided an update on the construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences. At the time of our ... read more

Angled Podium Glazing Increases Visual Interest at Theatre Park

Theatre Park condos, architectsAlliance, Lamb, Harhay, Niche, Toronto
August 10, 2015 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been many months since the first residents moved into the Theatre Park condominium by Lamb Development Corp, Niche Development, and Harhay Developments in ... read more

Hotel X Construction Progresses at Exhibition Place

Toronto, Hotel X, Exhibition Place
August 10, 2015 2:28 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Hotel X is a 27-storey tower and podium complex currently under construction at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Originally dubbed Hotel in the Garden, the project was redesigned and ... read more

Toronto Raptors Training Centre Taking Shape at Exhibition Place

Toronto, Raptors, Training Facility, MLSE, Exhibition Place
August 7, 2015 3:42 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Last summer City Council approved the plans for a new $30 million practice facility for the Toronto Raptors to be located at Exhibition Place adjacent to Medieval Times. The building, designed by ... read more

Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Reaches Grade in Roncesvalles

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments
August 7, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction work at the Roncesvalles site of 383 Sorauren Avenue has reached a milestone, with work now under way on the ground floor of the 10-storey, architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

New Oakville Hospital Reaches Substantial Completion

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Parkin Architects, Adamson Associates
August 7, 2015 11:32 am | by Brianne Benness | Comments
The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital reached substantial completion on July 31st, just one day after the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness topped off in Brampton. ... read more

Centennial's Ashtonbee Campus Reveals its Dramatic Transformation

Centennital College, Ashtonbee Campus Renwal, MJM Architects
August 6, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a flurry of (mostly) Downtown high-rise construction occupying the last decade's civic imagination, we are occasionally guilty of overlooking the positive urbanism initiatives that have taken ... read more

Excavation Underway for Redesigned Rental Tower at 43 Gerrard

43 Gerrard West rentals, GWL Realty Advisors, Toronto
August 6, 2015 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In June 2012 UrbanToronto featured an article about the then current plans for a rental tower at Bay and Gerrard by GWL Realty Advisors. The 50-storey proposal featured a provocative ... read more

Aerial Photography Offers New Views of Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 from the start of excavation in 2010, through visits to the site when ... read more

Bjarke Ingels Group to design Westbank-Allied Project on King West

489-539 King St. West, Allied, Westbank, Bjarke Ingels
August 5, 2015 7:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels' firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been retained as the design architect for a new joint-venture development by Westbank Corp and Allied Properties ... read more

Plans Revealed for West Block Development at Loblaws Lake Shore

West Block, Loblaws, ArchitectsAlliance, Page + Steele, ERA Architects
August 5, 2015 4:00 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Choice Properties REIT and Wittington Properties Limited unveiled updated plans for the Loblaws Groceterias building at Lake Shore and Bathurst today during a ceremony honouring the preservation ... read more

The Kip District Bringing Urban Living to Etobicoke

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
August 5, 2015 3:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Etobicoke's Six Points Interchange—which epitomized the car-oriented culture that has 'driven' life in Toronto's West End for decades—and the surrounding area now becoming reconfigured and ... read more

Pace Condos Now Topped-Off at Jarvis and Dundas

Pace Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 4, 2015 5:00 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
Since we last checked in with this development from Great Gulf Homes, Pace Condos at Jarvis and Dundas has been topped-off. Now that almost all concrete formwork has been removed, ... read more

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 4, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
July was yet another busy month on UrbanToronto, as the long-awaited arrival of the Pan Am Games put a spotlight on the new buildings and infrastructure that were built in advance of the ... read more

Globe and Mail Centre Continues to Rise on King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
July 31, 2015 2:34 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
There has been a flurry of progress at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre since our last update in April. Over the last 4 months, the 17-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed ... read more

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza Bringing New Residents to Iconic Neighbourhood

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
July 30, 2015 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With shoring and excavation complete, Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza is set to begin rising above the site where the podium of the Four Seasons Hotel once stood. With the former ... read more

Exhibit Residences Stacking Higher On Bloor Street West

Exhibit Residences, Bazis, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
July 30, 2015 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Located across from the ROM in trendy Yorkville, Metropia, Bazis, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences continues its ascent into the sky as construction progresses in the summer heat. The ... read more

The Selby Bringing Luxury Rentals to Bloor and Sherbourne

The Selby, Toronto, MOD, Tricon, bkL Architects
July 30, 2015 12:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Throughout most of the 20th century, a once fashionable stretch of Sherbourne south of Bloor gradually receded from prominence, as rooming houses and hourly hotels came to inhabit (if not outright ... read more