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Lobby Space Takes Shape at Allied's Queen Richmond Centre West

QRC West, Allied Properties REIT, Sweeny &Co, Stephenson, Toronto
June 1, 2015 12:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District continues to grow into one of Canada's most densely inhabited neighbourhoods, and while most of the growth has is in the form of high-rise residential, new office and ... read more

Topping Off May 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off May 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
June 1, 2015 10:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New and evolving proposals made May another busy month for us here at UrbanToronto. With those 31 days now in the books, it is time once again for our monthly roundup of the hottest news stories, ... read more

Shoring Work Proceeding for Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
May 29, 2015 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent demolition of the former Guvernment night club at Queens Quay and Jarvis cleared the way for The Daniels Corporation's ambitious multi-phase development, dubbed Daniels ... read more

Empire Celebrates the start of Construction on Eau du Soleil

The first shovel-load of earth is lifted for Eau du Soleil condos, Toronto
May 29, 2015 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last Saturday, May 23, Empire Communities celebrated the start of construction at Eau du Soleil Condos with a ground breaking event for purchasers of suites in the sky-scraping development. The ... read more

Retail Spaces Taking Shape at Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto, retail, LCBO, Blue Diamond Condos
May 29, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The restoration and condo-conversion of one of Midtown Toronto's finest architectural landmarks is nearing completion, as the finishing touches are being carried out ... read more

Below-Grade Work Continues on Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
May 29, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As work finishes up on Camrost-Felcorp's conversion of the former Four Seasons Yorkville into a new mixed-use condominium complex, the site of the hotel's former southern podium wing is abuzz ... read more

Rosalie Sharp Pavilion to Act as Gateway to OCAD University

The scrim provides additional height to the building, image by Bortolotto
May 29, 2015 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The intersection of Dundas and McCaul Streets already provides a vantage point from which to see two highly unique buildings—OCAD University's Sharp Centre for Design by Will Alsop, and Frank ... read more

Scale Model of Regent Park Gives Insight into the Future

Regent Park Revitalization, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing
May 26, 2015 6:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the decade since the start of the Regent Park Revitalization, Canada's oldest and largest public housing project has been transformed from an example of well-intentioned but failed ... read more

Unique Student Amenities Planned for CentreCourt's Grid Condos

The Grid Learning Centre, image courtesy of CentreCourt Developments
May 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's Downtown East Side has witnessed a surge in development recently, especially around the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis, where CentreCourt Developments is planning a ... read more

Aqualina at Bayside Breaks Ground on the Waterfront

Aqualina sits between Sherbourne Common and Aquavista, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 22, 2015 5:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though work has already begun on the site, the ceremonial ground breaking for Aqualina at Bayside was held today at the water's edge. Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell, Waterfront ... read more

City Launches Development Notice Sign Pilot Project

The City of Toronto
May 22, 2015 12:21 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
The City of Toronto is growing and that means every corner of the city is seeing its fair share of new developments rise. With nearly every development that we see across the GTA, we also see the ... read more

The Ravine Holding Grand Opening Carnival This Weekend

Interior of the presentation centre, image by Urban Capital/ALIT Developments
May 22, 2015 11:05 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Urban Capital and ALIT Developments are hosting the grand opening for The Ravine this weekend with a bit of a twist. Carnival games, a Tiny Tom's donut truck, cotton candy, popcorn ... read more

Symmetry Releases The Tree House Rooftop Collection

Rooftop terrace of Block B and communal greenspace separation, image by Symmetry
May 21, 2015 2:46 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Interest in The Tree House, a stacked townhome project by Symmetry Developments, Fortress Real Developments, and Engine Developments, has been high since the presentation ... read more

York University/Seneca College Campus Coming to Markham

13-storey tower at Rivis Road and Enterprise Boulevard, image by York University
May 21, 2015 12:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Province of Ontario has announced plans for a new York University campus in Markham, to be developed in partnership with Seneca College. An anticipated 4,000 students will be accommodated ... read more

The One in Flux as 80-Storey Plan Evolves on Planning Concerns

The One and the heritage facade, Mizrahi Developments, Foster + Partners
May 20, 2015 5:02 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It came barreling out of the gate a few months ago, but The One, an 80-storey retail and residential complex planned for the southwest corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto's ... read more

Work Progressing at New U of T's Daniels Faculty of Architecture

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Toronto by U of T
May 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For decades, Torontonians have grown accustomed to a peculiar view up Spadina Avenue. Past College Street and the shops of Chinatown, and past the Silver Dollar, the 7-11, and the Waverly hotel, ... read more

East United Condos Launch Capitalizes on Area Identity

Christie, Brown & Co. Stables building office space, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 20, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Downtown Toronto's east end is witnessing a rebirth. The Distillery District has become a top draw for many seeking out quirky art galleries and shops, while just to the east, the Canary District ... read more

Glazing Installation Progressing At Topped-Off Brant Park Condos

Brant Park, Architectsalliance, Fortress Real Developments, Lamb Development Cor
May 20, 2015 10:32 am | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located on the outskirts of Toronto's Entertainment and Fashion Districts and standing on the northeast corner of Adelaide and Brant Streets, Lamb Development's Brant Park Condos is a ... read more

The Madison now Halfway to the Top at Yonge & Eglinton

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes
May 19, 2015 2:06 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
In the past couple of years the Yonge and Eglinton area has seen the rapid rise of new developments, amongst the busiest areas for this activity in the GTA. Eglinton east of Yonge is home to ... read more

Backstage On The Esplanade Topped Off at 36 Storeys

Backstage On The Esplanade, Toronto by Cityzen Development Group
May 19, 2015 1:37 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since we last checked in on construction progress of Backstage On The Esplanade, the condominium has reached a significant milestone, with the tower topped off, and the Page + Steele / IBI ... read more